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Thank you for your interest in United Way of Massachusetts Bay! Each and every person who works for United Way shares a common bond: the desire to improve the quality of life for as many people as possible in the communities across Eastern Massachusetts. Are you interested in making a difference? Browse our list of open positions and submit your resume today!

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IMPACT Fellow08/19/15

Provide support to IMPACT (Intentionally Measuring Performance to Achieve Core Targets): a regional capacity building initiative focused on assisting a cohort of youth and adult training and education programs/organizations. IMPACT is focused on helping agencies develop and/or enhance effective performance management systems. The grant-funded fellow will work with United Way and State Street Foundation teams (the project management and funding entities) as well as sixteen participating organizations to ensure that the project is as successful as possible.  read more »

Private Equity and Venture Capital Intern08/07/15

Our team focuses on driving donor engagement within Boston’s private equity and venture capital community. Working with a Leadership and Associate Council, we strive to connect donors with the great work of United Way through strategic initiatives and volunteer opportunities. For example, the PE/VC Leadership Council is currently spearheading a new initiative that looks to bring the power of Big Data to early childhood development. This internship is an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of fundraising, event planning, volunteer management, and donor engagement in order to support the core work of a nonprofit agency. Working with the Private Equity/Venture Capital team, the intern will learn about and assist with a variety of projects including Major Gifts/portfolio management, strategic planning, business development, event management, donor research, gift processing/tracking, and administrative tasks.  read more »

Major and Individual Gifts Intern08/07/15

This internship is an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of fundraising and building successful donor relationships. This position will support the Individual and Major Gifts team in our efforts to engage individuals and to build relationships with current donors and new prospects. The intern will be learning about and assisting with a variety of projects. Primary responsibilities include: contacting individual supporters and prospects (to set appointments, say thank you, inform them about organizational successes and needs, and to invite them to events); researching individuals and prospects; identifying external events that our Major Donor Relationship Managers should attend, as well as professional development opportunities; and assist with running reports about individual engagement that will be used to ensure accountability and identify successes and gaps. Training will be provided on our data management system. The intern will also have the opportunity be exposed to and learn about our affinity groups and events and, as time allows, provide support to these functions.  read more »

Events Intern08/07/15

Events and engagement experiences are a means to deliver United Way's strategic message, increase community awareness, raise funds, cultivate, educate and recognize donors and other constituents, increase donor commitment to United Way, and provide Development staff with a platform for one to one engagement with donors and prospects. The Development Intern – Events supports the planning and timely execution of events and special experiences for donors and prospects, as well as onsite technology to manage guests and collect donations.  read more »

Senior Director, Grants Development07/22/15

The Senior Director, Grants Development is responsible for helping to develop and execute a strategic approach and plan aimed at achieving measurable revenue targets, developing and enhancing partnerships with public and private entities as well as personal and corporate foundations, and achieving desired impact within the community. The senior director is part of a three person cross divisional team dedicated to Grant Development and responsible for raising an additional $25 million in grant revenue by 2020. Major responsibilities include proposal and report writing and review, funder and prospect cultivation and stewardship, and management of one member of the three person grant development team. This role will also be responsible for managing outside vendors and contractors as necessary. In order to be successful the Senior Director must be skilled at developing and cultivating internal relationships across all departments in the organization - including the Development and Community Impact Divisions - and possess an ability to influence colleagues who are not direct reports. In addition, the Senior Director must have a passion for the work of United Way and the populations served. Must also have a keen interest in continuous learning in order to fully understand the work that we seek grants for and a passion for creating opportunities for people in need.  read more »