Part-Time Associate Director of Development Wanted

Date Job Posted:
Applications Due:
Salary range:
Job Start Date:
2/4/2019 or after

The Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities (Mass Humanities) seeks a part-time Associate Director of Development to join its ten-person staff based in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Job Description

Join a team that uses the wisdom gained from history, literature, philosophy, and related fields to improve our civic culture and strengthen our democracy. Mass Humanities is a statewide grant making and programming organization affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of nonprofit fundraising experience, strong interest in the humanities, excellent oral/written communication skills, and the capacity to develop and implement Mass Humanities’ annual fundraising strategy. This includes: (1) the annual Governor’s Awards in the Humanities benefit dinner; (2) segmented annual appeals; (3) creative and engaging donor cultivation and stewardship; and (4) local foundation grant applications. The Associate Director of Development will work closely with the Director of Development & Communications, the Executive Director and the board of directors.


  • Self-motivated individual
  • At least 3 years of nonprofit annual fundraising experience
  • Strong interest in the humanities
  • Experience managing benefit dinner events
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with staff, volunteers, and donors.

Preferred skills

  • Familiarity with donor databases (knowledge of Raiser’s Edge)
  • Familiarity with major donor moves management and donor-centric fundraising
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize projects, and meet deadlines
  • Deep understanding and enthusiasm of the humanities
  • Proven track record in identifying and procuring foundation and corporate grants


18-19 hours/week.

About Mass Humanities

Established in 1974, Mass Humanities is the state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The foundation conducts programs and offers grants and services in support of community-based projects that use history, literature, philosophy, and the other humanities disciplines to enhance and improve civic life throughout the Commonwealth. More information about Mass Humanities’ priorities, programs and activities may be found by exploring this website. Mass Humanities is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Vacation, sick, personal, 11 holidays and a retirement contribution of 7-10% of salary.

How to Apply

To apply complete and submit the online application form below. The application requires uploading your letter of interest explaining your qualifications and why you think the humanities are important; and uploading a current resume. Address your letter of interest to Brian Boyles, Executive Director.

Review of applications will begin immediately.


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