Philanthropy Associate

Philanthropy Associate

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LGBTQ Senior Housing, Inc.
September 27, 2022
Hyde Park
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Gretchen Van Ness


LGBTQ Senior Housing, Inc. Philanthropy Associate

Job Type: Part-time with full-time potential. Compensation: Competitive. Work environment and colleagues: Outstanding!

LGBTQ Senior Housing, Inc. seeks a highly organized, proactive individual, passionate about LGBTQ issues, to support ongoing fundraising activities and The Pryde fundraising campaign.


Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with the President and the Board of Directors, the Development Associate is responsible for all administrative aspects of LGBTQ Senior Housing's fundraising activities, including:

Providing high-level administrative support to the Executive Director, President, and Board (e.g., manage calendars, schedule meetings, and prepare related materials, process expense reports and invoices).
Drafting donor communications (e.g., mailings, personalized outreach, contact reports, proposals).
Tracking donor and prospect activity.
Coordinating logistics and assisting in execution of and follow up for events in the Boston area and beyond.
Processing gifts, administering the gift acknowledgement process, and managing the donor database.
Conducting research on new and existing prospects utilizing online tools and creating briefings for use in fundraising.
Maintaining an active prospect list.
Attending meetings as appropriate.
Special projects and other duties as assigned.


Passion for LGBTQ Senior Housing Inc.'s mission to facilitate access to welcoming, safe and affordable housing for low-income LGBTQ seniors.
Prior nonprofit experience, preferably in a development setting.
Ability to manage multiple projects and events simultaneously with great attention to detail.
Excellent written, verbal and social media communication skills and ability to work with a variety of constituents.
Flexibility and strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
Diplomacy, discretion, sensitivity, and tact.
Proficiency in Salesforce, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Familiarity with donor databases.

LGBTQ Senior Housing, Inc. is antiracist, diverse, inclusive, welcoming, and dedicated to changing the world for our elders and those who love them. We recognize the countless ways so many are marginalized in our society – including people of color, people from working class backgrounds, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQIA+ people. We center these people in the work we do. We strongly encourage applications from people with these identities and those who are members of other marginalized communities.

How To Apply

Please submit your resume and brief cover letter to Gretchen Van Ness, Executive Director, LGBTQ Senior Housing, Inc., at or 105 Neponset Ave., Hyde Park, MA, 02136. Applications will be accepted until this position is filled.