Heading Home seeks a Chief Development Officer to lead and grow a diversified fundraising program.
Heading Home’s mission is to end homelessness in Greater Boston by providing a supported pathway to self-sufficiency that begins with a home, together with critical services such as life skills, financial literacy, and job training.
Founded in 1974, Heading Home has successfully helped thousands of people end their homelessness for nearly 50 years. Today, a leading provider of housing and support services for over 1,600 clients in Greater Boston, Heading Home supports families and individuals alike, boldly leading the way to help children and adults leave homelessness behind. As an agency, Heading Home’s services are diverse; providing emergency, transitional, and permanent housing, and support services, to extremely low-income individuals and families currently or formerly experiencing homelessness.
Heading Home’s approach to ending homelessness is unique – in that, they support men, women, and children of all ages, from infants to the elderly. Many providers focus on one subset – families or adult individuals. Because Heading Home supports both, they can shepherd parents as they navigate children aging out of the family system, support single adults becoming parents, and allow older adults to age in place. Heading Home’s frontline staff practice evidence-based case management strategies that support clients from the moment they enter Heading Home programs.
Heading Home’s programs focus heavily on getting people permanently housed and sustaining that housing using an evidence-based, client-centered model paired with essential support services, providing the optimal foundation to support clients in achieving their goals. Such services include housing search and placement, life-skills development; career coaching; financial education; agency-matched savings opportunities; and assistance in obtaining essential benefits, childcare, and transportation.
For the last 17 years running, Heading Home’s permanent housing retention rates have been 90%+. Last year, 97% of Heading Home clients remained housed after one year.
Currently, Heading Home raises on average $4.5M per year from a mix of institutional fundraising, events, and individual giving. Reporting to the CEO, the Chief Development Officer (CDO) serves as a key leadership member of the Heading Home’s Senior Management team. In partnership with the CEO, COO, CFO and the Board of Directors, the CDO is responsible for all fundraising and development activities. In addition to supporting and fostering current relationships, the successful candidate will help forge new relationships to help build a more diversified funding base. The CDO will be responsible for developing a yearly fundraising plan that includes major gifts, institutional giving, annual fundraising events, comprehensive volunteer programs and the annual campaign.
This position will have the primary responsibility of implementing the infrastructure needed to grow private funding. The CDO will play a leadership role in expanding and diversifying Heading Home’s donor base/pipeline and work closely with other team members to secure funding for current and new initiatives.
It is expected that the amount raised by Heading Home will increase in future years as the CDO systematically and effectively strengthens the organization’s overall fundraising capacity.
The salary range for this position is $170,000 to $182,000.
Heading Home, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or other legally protected status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.
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