Fundraising Director | $35-50 | (PT)

Boston Farms Community Land Trust



Posted: 6/11/2024

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Boston Farms Community Land Trust is seeking an organized individual with strong writing and strategic planning skills to lead executing grant applications, tracking donor information, donor-relations, and organizing events -- to raise resources to support our mission, and to grow their role and capacities over time.

Hours: Half-time (20 hours/week, flexible scheduling), paid time off

Location: Fowler Clark Epstein Farm, Mattapan (most work can be done remotely; some in-person meetings and events; familiarity with Boston-area philanthropy is preferred)

Start Date: As soon as possible

Compensation: $35-50/hour, depending on experience


-Provide strategic and creative leadership in raising approximately $1.5-3M in annual contributed revenue through individual and planned giving, foundation and government support, business sponsorship, and special events.

-Lead the execution of our annual fundraising planning process to produce effective strategies to achieve or exceed income targets across a range of revenue streams.

-In collaboration with the Executive Director and Fundraising Chair, set goals for each line of contributed income based on organizational history, programmatic goals, and the current philanthropic landscape.

-Co-Chair the fundraising committee along with a board member to directly engage the Board and appropriate committees on all fundraising initiatives.

-In cooperation with the Executive Director, lead the development of any long-term fundraising strategy to achieve agreed long-term organizational goals

-Pursue foundation and government funding: research and identify prospects, write grant proposals, and oversee grant monitoring and reporting

-Manage donor research, cultivation, tracking, correspondence, and acknowledgment

-​Fostering ongoing relationships with donors

-Lead the creation of a development database, and oversee data entry and tracking of fundraising data

-Organize semi-annual fundraising events


-5+ years experience with nonprofit fundraising or Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, communications,  fundraising, or similar area

-Knowledge of the philanthropic community in Boston and nationally

-Strong writing and research skills; highly organized and efficient

-Experience leading a team to success

-Comfort with Google Docs, Microsoft Word/Excel, or equivalent programs

-Comfort and experience working with the diverse communities of Boston

Preferences: Background in grant writing; experience with donor or grant management systems like  Salesforce or Microsoft Dynamics

Key Characteristics: driven, self-motivated, self-directed, eager to learn, personable, diligent, flexible

About the Boston Farms Community Land Trust:

Boston Farms is a Black-led, community land development and management nonprofit. We build and protect urban farms across the neighborhoods in Boston and beyond, making our farms accessible to Black and Brown neighborhood farmers and supporting their success. We own 5 sites and are actively expanding. 

To Apply: Please be sure to read this posting thoroughly. If interested, please email your cover letter and resume to, with the subject line ‘Fundraising Director Application’.  We welcome diverse candidates and residents of our neighborhoods of Mattapan, Dorchester, and Roxbury.