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Director of Philanthropy

Project Place promotes a community of hope and opportunity for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the skills, education and resources needed to obtain and sustain employment and housing. For over 50 years, Project Place has been a resource for individuals who are experiencing homelessness in Boston. Through innovative programming, including social enterprises, we facilitate the successful transition of individuals to economic self-sufficiency. Comprehensive programming consists of classroom instruction, credential training, case management services, housing and job placement, retention and career services.

As Director of Philanthropy you will work in partnership with the Executive Director to cultivate a culture of philanthropy that stewards new and existing donors to support the mission and vision of Project Place. As a key representative of Project Place, you will engage a broad spectrum of funders, partners, and supporters as the organization continues to grow and diversify its revenue streams. Through this role, you will lead the near-term direction and management of fundraising efforts across individual givers, foundations, grants, and event-based funding sources. You will serve as a strategic leader, setting a multi-year fundraising strategy to grow the base of support for Project Place, with a keen focus on corporate philanthropy, while also envisioning how the development team is best structured to meet ambitious goals over the next five years.

The Director of Philanthropy reports to the Executive Director and will work closely with members of the senior team and in partnership with members of the Board of Directors. You will also supervise two team members – the Communications & Event Manager and the Grants & System Manager – and steward their ongoing leadership and support the functions they lead.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

As Director of Philanthropy, you will be responsible for the following areas of work:

  • Development Strategy + Execution: Analyze our current approach and implement a development strategy to grow philanthropic support from a broader base of donors.
  • Major Gift Donor Management:  Grow and manage a portfolio of high net worth donors and prospects, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding their support.
  • Management and Collaboration: Manage and evaluate the development team while working collaboratively with the Executive Director to meet Project Place’s fundraising goals.
  • Systems and Efficiency:  Ensure that Project Place’s development systems and staff work efficiently and systematically and prioritize systems change in line with Project Place’s development plan and strategic plan.
  • Connecting with New sources of Philanthropic Support: Strategize and implement plans to increase fundraising from a broader base of support and new funders, including corporate funders and volunteer management.
  • Board Support and Development: In partnership with the Executive Director, cultivate Board Members as fundraisers in support of Project Place’s mission.

QUALIFICATIONS & MINDSET

There are innumerable ways to learn, grow, and excel professionally. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below.

As Director of Philanthropy, you will be mission-focused and results-oriented; competitive in driving towards success.  You will lead with clear goals in mind and can motivate, train, and inspire the development team and colleagues to meet annual and multi-year fundraising goals.

  • Senior-level development and management experience gained in high-growth, fast-paced organizations; direct experience with fundraising and grant writing required
  • Demonstrated success raising funds from all donor sources – individuals, foundations, corporations, and community groups – with a solid track record of achievement soliciting support from individual donors
  • Experience managing and implementing all aspects of development work: events, grant writing, appeals, data analysis and management, and direct mail
  • Extensive management experience, including hiring, supervising, and motivating staff
  • Experience supporting and working with a Board of Directors
  • Strong analytical skills and use of data to drive fundraising, partnership decisions, and forecasting
  • Excellent writing and editing skills with the ability to reflect Project Place’s brand in written communications, emails, and storytelling
  • Self-motivated and demonstrates initiative, patience, and resourcefulness in adapting to change and responding to opportunity in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Excellent problem-solving, operational, and communication skills; comfort with pivots to harness opportunity to advance our work
  • Intellectual depth, maturity, and the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues, board members, and external partners
  • Commitment to Project Place’s mission to end homelessness by providing pathways to attain jobs, housing, and hope

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:

The salary range for this position is between $110,000 and $120,000 and is commensurate with experience. Project Place offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to:

  • Health insurance (vision & dental), and life and long-term disability insurance
  • 401k plan with employer match
  • Paid time off, beginning at 3 weeks per year in the first year of employment

More information about Project Place’s benefits can be found here.

MAKING THE DECISION TO APPLY

To apply to this position, please submit a resume and a thoughtfully written cover letter through the application portal HERE. We will review and respond to all applications received. For confidential inquiries or for assistance in completing the application, please contact via email at culrich@positivelypartners.org.

This position is full-time and will require availability for occasional weekend and evening work. The Project Place team is currently planning for a hybrid return to office model beginning in April, where teams will come back onsite on a rotating schedule 2-3 days per week.

TIMELINE AND HIRING PROCESS

We will review and respond to all applications received. While subject to change, candidates elected to advance throughout the process can expect two interviews with Positively Partners, an interview with members of the Search Committee (representatives of the Board and staff), and, for finalists, an interview day with Board members and staff, including a robust and holistic reference check process. Expected start date is July 2021.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

Project Place is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage candidates of color, women, LGBTQ, low-income, and non-college degree holders to apply. Project Place prohibits the unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.

Director of Stabilization & Client Services

Project Place promotes a community of hope and opportunity for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the skills, education and resources needed to obtain and sustain employment and housing. For over 50 years, Project Place has been a resource for individuals who are experiencing homelessness in Boston. Through innovative programming, including social enterprises, we facilitate the successful transition of individuals to economic self-sufficiency. Comprehensive programming consists of classroom instruction, credential training, case management services, housing and job placement, retention and career services.

As Director of Stabilization & Client Services you will lead all aspects of Project Place’s case management and client stabilization teams. You will develop, manage, and report on the activities of Project Place programs and staff in the areas of housing, employment, and mental health services. You will provide a clinical presence and expertise, coordination of services, consultation, coaching and training for staff.  You will work closely with staff to build their capacity to support individuals experiencing homlessness. You will be most successful in the role if you are highly motivated by the mission of Project Place and have demonstrated commitment to working with individuals to build skills and resources to obtain employment and housing.

The Director Stabilization & Client Services reports to the Executive Director and will work closely with members of the senior team in an effort to promote cross collaboration amongst teams. You will be responsible for assuring Project Place’s provision of quality stabilization and clients services delivered by a team of case management and program staff.  You will provide direct supervision to a team of 3 managers and their reports in a comprehensive, collaborative manner, with an emphasis on Project Place values.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

As Director of Stabilization & Client Services, you will be responsible for the following areas of work:

Staff Leadership and Development

  • Serve as the clinical presence to the team and provide clear and consistent staff support in case management and client stabilization
  • Provide ongoing coaching and support for staff and social work interns around practices that client sustainability
  • Provide crisis support and response including supporting staff and clients with intervention and connection to any necessary services
  • Conduct weekly individual meetings with staff
  • Support the leadership development of team members through identification of needs and providing formal and informal embedded and ongoing training in collaboration with team leaders
  • Responsible for recruitment, hiring, training, and development of managers and supporting their work with their client-facing staff
  • Assist with onboarding and development program for new staff, in collaboration with team leaders

Program Leadership

  • Represent Project Place at various community and municipal meetings, including those with the City of Boston, Department of Neighborhood Development, and Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance.
  • Serve as member of the Senior Leadership Team and Program Management Team actively supporting the growth and development of the individuals aligned with the organization’s mission, vision, and core values
  • Participate in all case management meetings, staff meetings and other required program/organization meetings/events
  • Participate in relevant required trainings and seek out training opportunities that support professional development
  • Track, document and analyze key client enrollment data using data management tools aligned with program needs to assess service and program effectiveness and areas for improvement
  • Lead all internal and external reporting related to homeless resource center and agency stabilization services

QUALIFICATIONS

There are innumerable ways to learn, grow, and excel professionally. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below.

  • Must be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with a current license to practice independently in the state of Massachusetts
  • Extensive management experience, including hiring, supervising, and motivating staff
  • Strong analytical skills and use of data to inform program strategy and development
  • Reliable, organized, detail-oriented, and a systems-oriented thinking
  • Experience training adults and providing direct feedback regarding approach and practice
  • Self-motivated and demonstrates initiative, patience, and resourcefulness in adapting to change and responding to opportunity in an non-profit entrepreneurial environment
  • Excellent problem-solving, operational, and communication skills; comfort with pivots to harness opportunity to advance our work
  • Ability to de-escalate client crisis situations to ensure the safety fellow staff members and provide proper documentation of all critical incidents
  • Commitment to Project Place’s mission to end homelessness by providing pathways to attain jobs, housing, and hope

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

The salary range for this position is between $77,000 and $87,000 and is commensurate with experience. Project Place offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to:

  • Health insurance (vision & dental), and life and long-term disability insurance
  • 401k plan with employer match
  • Paid time off, beginning at 3 weeks per year in the first year of employment

More information about Project Place’s benefits can be found here.

MAKING THE DECISION TO APPLY

To apply to this position, please submit a resume and a thoughtfully written cover letter through the application portal HERE. We will review and respond to all applications received. For confidential inquiries or for assistance in completing the application, please contact via email at culrich@positivelypartners.org.

This position is full-time with availability for occasional evening work. The Project Place team is currently planning for a hybrid return to office model beginning in April, where teams will come back onsite on a rotating schedule 2-3 days per week.

TIMELINE AND HIRING PROCESS

We will review and respond to all applications received. While subject to change, candidates elected to advance throughout the process can expect to interview first with Positively Partners, followed by an interview with the Hiring Manager for this role, and, for finalists, an interview day with staff and key stakeholders, including a robust and holistic reference check process. Expected start date is mid-June 2021.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

Project Place is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage candidates of color, women, LGBTQ, low-income, and non-college degree holders to apply. Project Place prohibits the unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.

Instructor/Case Manager for Female Offenders

For over 50 years, Project Place has been a resource for individuals who are experiencing homelessness in Boston. Through innovative programming, including social enterprises, we facilitate the successful transition of individuals to economic self-sufficiency. Comprehensive programming consists of classroom instruction, credential training, case management services, housing and job placement, retention and career services.

We currently seek the following position:

Job Title:            Instructor/Case Manager

Reports to:       Director of Reentry, in partnership with the Director of Women’s Program Services at the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department

Responsibilities:

The Instructor/Case Manager will coordinate services for female offenders as they prepare to return to the community. The Instructor/Case Manger will teach a curriculum focused on promoting personal and employment skills with the expected outcome of clients obtaining employment upon release.

Specific responsibilities of the Instructor/Case Manager include:

  • Facilitating job readiness programming and alumni workshops at the Suffolk County House of Correction and in the community
  • Developing lesson plans and updating existing curriculum to meet the diverse needs of clients
  • Maintaining a supportive classroom environment to build confidence and skills
  • Recruiting participants from the sentenced population in conjunction with the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department staff
  • Participating in client enrollment efforts including conducting intakes and attending orientation
  • Conducting outreach to community halfway houses
  • Developing and maintaining community resources for returning citizens
  • Completing Individual Development Plans with clients to address barriers, support asset development, and set goals
  • Managing client caseload to provide stabilization services and promote retention of employment and housing
  • Tracking client outcomes in the database and completing monthly/quarterly reports
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director or designee.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree in education or related field
  • Ability to obtain a contractor’s badge through the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department
  • Ability to work as a team member with other program staff and in collaboration with partner agencies
  • Experience with adult student population preferred
  • Experience working with individuals experiencing homelessness, reentry from incarceration, and in recovery preferred.

Benefits
Paid time off, medical insurance, dental insurance, life/long-term disability insurance, and 401(k)

HOW TO APPLY: Submit both a cover letter and resume to Beth Carter, Director of Reentry, at bcarter@projectplace.org. No phone calls or in-person applications, please.

Project Place is an EEO/AAA employer.