Apr 08, 2022

Development Associate

  • Expect Miracles Foundation
  • Boston, MA, USA
Full-Time Fundraising/Development

Job Description

Expect Miracles Foundation’s mission is to rally the financial services industry and beyond to invest in life-saving cancer research while advancing the financial and emotional health of people impacted by cancer. Expect Miracles Foundation provides an entrepreneurial environment where all team members’ thoughts can be heard and can make a huge impact. Our office is conveniently located a block from South Station and is accessible by public transportation.

Expect Miracles Foundation is currently seeking a Development Associate to join our small, hardworking team to help advance our mission to improve the lives of people impacted by cancer. This person will be responsible for securing event sponsors and managing relationships with those sponsors, developing and managing relationships with individual donors, and providing support around all the Foundation's fundraising efforts.

This position is perfect for someone with prior experience working in a fundraising role, who is goal-driven, personable, and willing to learn within an organization with a small staff. This person will report to the Managing Director of Stewardship and work collaboratively with colleagues on the programs, events, and communications teams.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Securing event and campaign sponsorships and maintaining relationships with sponsors
  • Coordinating the virtual year-end fundraising campaign
  • Outreach to attendees/donors after each event
  • Managing communications and maintaining relationships with individual donors
  • Gift management, including tracking offline donations and mailing hard copy thank you letters as needed
  • Providing support to remote volunteers participating in peer-to-peer online fundraising
  • Helping to coordinate or support virtual events as well as onsite fundraising efforts at in-person events
  • Engaging in other assorted fundraising-related tasks, as needed.

Expect Miracles Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

Hiring Organization

Expect Miracles Foundation


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a fundraising role
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact comfortably and confidently with Board members, program alumni and volunteers, and individual donors
  • Experience working with Excel a must; experience with Salesforce a plus; experience in the financial services industry a bonus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team

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Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include: health insurance (70% company contribution), dental insurance (100% employee contribution), group life insurance, retirement plan.

Application Instructions

Please submit cover letter and resume to jobs@expectmiraclesfoundation.org with “LAST NAME: Development Associate” in the subject line. Please include salary requirements. No phone calls please.

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