Chief Development Officer

June 2020 | Boston, MA
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About FamilyAid Boston

familyFamilyAid Boston (FAB) is the leading provider of solutions to family homelessness in Greater Boston. Its mission is to empower parents and caregivers facing homelessness to secure and sustain housing and build strong foundations for their children’s futures.

Under new executive leadership, the hundred-plus year-old agency is setting a new, bold strategic direction to increase prevention programs, housing, and supportive services for children, putting the organization on a growth trajectory with philanthropy as a strong institutional driver.

About Philanthropy at FamilyAid


Key among FAB’s priorities is elevating philanthropy as both a critical and integral facet of the organization’s future operations and success. With a strong existing donor base, national recognition and new funding from the Day 1 Families Fund for additional services, and a growing list of promising new prospects to engage and cultivate, the Board of Directors is fully engaged in this new direction and has made a significant investment to grow fundraising resources. 

FAB is currently supported primarily by a core group of dedicated individual donors and numerous foundations, including several recent six-figure foundation gifts. With a focus on investing in fundraising, FAB is in the process of bringing on new board members to broaden the reach of the agency. There are significant, immediate opportunities for increased major gift fundraising, and the Chief Development Officer will spearhead this growth.

About the Position

The Chief Development Officer will be a high caliber, high-energy fundraising professional with the skills, experience, leadership, and commitment to FAB’s mission needed to help take the current fundraising program to the next level and beyond. The CDO will join a strong executive leadership team comprised of the President, the Chief Operating Officer, and the Chief Financial Officer.

A well-rounded development professional, the CDO will partner with the President and the Board to expand FAB’s philanthropy program, with responsibility for leading the systematic growth of a comprehensive development department, building on their current momentum. The right candidate will have proven success in implementing, growing, and managing a high-performing development program, strong leadership and management experience, proven ability to manage their own donor portfolio and close 6-figure gifts, and a proven ability to partner with organizational leadership.

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Family Aid Boston is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age.

Please email your cover letter and resume in confidence to:

Suzanne Battit
Senior Vice President, Principal
Development Guild DDI

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