Development Manager @ Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership Employment Opportunity

Development Manager

Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership– Greater Boston Area

Job Description

Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership, Inc. is a regional nonprofit housing agency serving 30 communities in the Greater Boston area. We provide rental assistance to more than 7,600 households, working with 4,300 property owners. We also respond to more than 12,000 housing inquires annually, and we provide housing information, referral and case management and other supports.

MBHP’s mission is to ensure that the region’s low- and moderate-income individuals and families have choice and mobility in finding and retaining decent affordable housing; all of our programs and initiatives are designed to encourage housing stability, increased economic self-sufficiency, and the enhanced quality of the lives of those we serve. To achieve our mission and to promote efficient service delivery, we work collaboratively with a broad array of service providers and neighborhood-based organizations.


The Development Manager reports to the Director of Policy, Development, and Public Relations and is responsible for the design, drafting, and implementation of fundraising plans and grant writing for our dynamic housing services agency, with a focus to increase private funds for several fast-growing programs. The Development Manager oversees staff and the agency’s fundraising program, including the implementation and evaluation of all projects, programs, and initiatives related to our development activities.


Director of Policy, Development, and Public Relations


Program Management/Administrative

  • In conjunction with the Director of Policy, Development, and Public Relations, cultivate, manage, and steward relationships with all donors and prospects including individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies. Leverage the Executive Director’s time in cultivating high-potential donors and prospects. Oversee tracking of all relationships and ensure regular, appropriate, and high quality communication;
  • Develop realistic fundraising strategy to meet the needs of the annual budget. Support Senior Staff in efforts to organize, and motivate the board of directors in helping to carry out fundraising plans. Understand and stay current on agency programs, activities, and initiatives in order to develop and enhance funding proposals;
  • Research new sources of funding from corporations, foundations, government agencies and philanthropic individuals;
  • In collaboration with program staff, prepare and submit timely reports to all funders as required;
  • Work with the Director of Policy, Development, and Public Relations in developing and managing annual fundraising goals and budget;
  • Oversee the planning, implementation, and coordination of special events, including MBHP’s annual Founder’s Celebration, the annual fundraising drive with the Boston Marathon and other events that arise or are developed to support the agency’s fundraising goals;
  • Responsible for oversight of all fundraising activities and in-kind giving throughout the agency;
  • Maintain accurate accounting of all donations; process acknowledgements and receipts; manage information regarding donors and prospects using fundraising software;
  • Collaborate with other staff as appropriate on relevant and timely information for press releases and agency publications; assist with marketing and branding of organization message, develop high quality brochures and literature consistent with the vision and mission of the organization;
  • Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants;
  • Oversee the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources, including actual grant writing;
  • Gather information necessary to report to corporate/foundation funders on current grant programs;
  • Work collaboratively with other agency staff in the preparation of grant materials, including working with Chief Financial Officer to prepare budgets and report on financials;
  • Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors;
  • Work closely with staff members to ensure interdepartmental communication and collaboration related to our development activities;
  • Represent MBHP by participating on external subcommittees, advisory boards, task forces, and other such collaborative opportunities;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Desired Skills & Experience


  • 4+ years of relevant experience;
  • Exceptional leadership and management ability;
  • Superior analytical skills and problem-solving abilities, including a demonstrated ability to view challenges as opportunities and to proactively identify and implement solutions that are creative, innovative, and flexible;
  • Excellent communication, and organizational skills (including attention to details);
  • Computer literacy required, including proficiency in Microsoft Office and Outlook;
  • Willingness to work as part of a team to promote the goals of the agency;
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in stressful situations, manage several complex tasks at once;
  • Demonstrated ability in researching and writing successful grant applications;
  • Working knowledge of the Housing Choice Voucher Program and other federal and state programs for homeless or at high risk families or individuals is desired;
  • Demonstrated success in creating and implementing streamlined policies and procedures, tracking program outcomes, utilizing complex computer systems, managing collaborative partnerships, and working with a wide variety of constituents, many of whom have conflicting needs;
  • Familiarity with the Boston, Greater Boston, and Massachusetts philanthropic community;
  • B.A./B.S degree required. Masters degree preferred;
  • Bi-lingual preferred.


$65,000 – $68,000 with excellent benefits.

TO APPLY: Resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample to:

Human Resources

Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership, Inc.

125 Lincoln Street, 5th Floor

Boston, MA 02111-2503


Company Description

Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership helps individuals and families find and retain affordable housing. We are the state’s largest regional provider of rental voucher assistance, serving homeless, elderly, disabled, and low- and moderate-income residents of Boston and 29 surrounding communities. Through our programs and housing supports, we strive to prevent homelessness, foster economic self-sufficiency, and enhance the quality of the lives of those whom we serve.

Additional Information

January 26, 2012
Mid-Senior level
Business Development
Individual & Family Services
$65,000 – $68,000
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