We’re hiring! MassEquality is looking for a new, part-time Development and Communications Assistant in our offices in Worcester.

Background: Founded in 2001 to advance and protect marriage equality in Massachusetts, Mass Equality now works to ensure equal rights and opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ+) people from cradle to grave.

Position Summary: This 20 hour per week position will split their time between development and communications support to the Executive Director. This position reports to the Executive Director. Office hours are Monday – Friday from 9am to 5pm. MassEquality’s offices are centrally located in Worcester, MA, but the position will be primarily remote for the foreseeable future, due to the current public health crisis.

Responsibilities:

Development

Work with Executive Director to conceptualize, implement and evaluate annual resource development strategy and plans, as well as develop long term qualitative and quantitative goals to grow and diversify revenue streams over the next 2-3 years:

  • Develop and oversee institutional giving strategy and plan
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with institutional funders, and work on grants proposal design, writing and reporting;
  • Cultivate and nurture relationships with current donors as well as prospect identification, engagement, solicitation and stewardship of potential donors;
  • Oversee Major Gifts program
  •  Cultivate and nurture relationships with current donors as well as prospect identification, engagement, solicitation and stewardship of potential donors;
  • Oversee and maintain NGP-VAN database, including daily data entry, gift entry, major donor tracking, monthly giving, receipting, special events activity, campaigns and funds, including ongoing quality control of database information.
  • Perform detailed and accurate database reports for use in mailings, data analysis, annual report, prospect analysis and appeal/campaign analysis.
  • Perform timely reconciliation of development accounting and financial statements.
  • Process contributions and manage gift and pledge follow-up.
  • Support implementation of mail, email, online and telephone solicitation programs.
  • Assist with implementation and tracking of stewardship and cultivation plans and management of donor leadership/recognition circles.
  • Assist with ensuring timely and accurate submission of foundation reports as well as with research on grants makers and production and submission of proposals.
  • Provide administrative support to Executive Director and other duties as assigned

Communications

  • Develop and implement long-term and time-limited, campaign-based social media strategies with a focus on engaging with supporters and building our supporter list;
  • Manage the organization’s monthly newsletter and other ad-hoc communications to our supporters, keeping them informed of MassEquality efforts at all levels;
  • Work with other staff to develop collateral materials and online communications.
  • Monitor  current events and ensure the organization responds quickly and effectively to breaking news and other external issues;
  • Guide the strategic and consistent use of traditional and social media to support organizational events and public engagement activities.
  • Generate content for all communications vehicles (website, print and online  materials, social media, e-newsletters, marketing)and provide strategic input on advocacy, organizing and development materials;
  • For all communications efforts, track coverage and provide analytics about audiences reached and make adjustments as necessary
  • Draft and disseminate press releases

The ideal candidate will have a “can do” attitude, enjoy a fast-paced environment, be detail oriented without losing sight of larger objectives, and be committed to social justice for all LGBTQ+ people across issues, identities, and communities.

  • Demonstrated experience in nonprofit development, including experience with database management.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to maintaining accurate, confidential donor records.
  • Strong project management skills, with a demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Excellent writing, editing and verbal communications skills.
  • Undergraduate degree or higher
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience, preferably in the non-profit sector
  • Good judgment and the ability to handle confidential information is essential
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and flexibility – ability to work with wide array of stakeholders including staff, senior management, Board members and the public
  • Ability to multitask and stay organized
  • Ability to work effectively independently and with a team, to collaborate on projects
  • Demonstrated familiarity with LGBT issues is a plus;
  • Commitment and desire to work in a multi-cultural environment where diversity based on race, ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, physical ability, family status and other characteristics is an important and practiced value is essential.

To Apply:

Please forward via email a letter of interest and resume to Tanya Neslusan (tanya@massequality.org). Please include “Development and Communications Assistant” in the subject line. MassEquality.org is an equal opportunity employer.