|Director of Major Gifts|
|Breakthrough Greater Boston|
|Development and Fundraising|
|About Us and Our Philosophy
Breakthrough Greater Boston (BTGB) is a transformative college access and teacher training program. BTGB offers six years of academic enrichment and college preparation to middle school and high school students with high potential but limited opportunities. Simultaneously, BTGB recruits, trains, and inspires a diverse cohort of high achieving college students to become the next generation of urban teachers. Leveraging a Students Teaching Students model, BTGB provides engaging, tuition-free academic programming during the summer and after school. Our students gain the skills and motivation to succeed in rigorous high school courses and, ultimately, in college. Meanwhile, our teachers gain hands-on experience, research-based training, and coaching from professional educators.
Over the past eight years, 97% of our graduating students have matriculated to college, and 82% of them have persisted through their undergraduate years. On average, more than 70% of our graduating teachers have gone on to pursue careers in education. After two decades of success at our original Cambridge site, BTGB embarked upon a significant program expansion and opened a second site in Boston in the summer of 2013. Breakthrough will launch programming in its third city, Somerville, during the summer of 2018. As an independent 501c3 nonprofit Breakthrough Greater Boston is part of a national educational movement called The Breakthrough Collaborative working to improve educational outcomes for youth across 25 U.S. cities.
With a deep commitment to our mission, BTGB operates with the highest standards of integrity, and best practices, while also enjoying the ability to be innovative and flexible to meet the evolving needs of our students, families, and teachers. Our team is diverse, high-performing, and dedicated. We continue to build an organizational culture that emphasizes our core values for every member of our community:
Breakthrough Greater Boston encourages individuals of all backgrounds to apply for this position,
and we do not discriminate on any basis prohibited by applicable law. We celebrate the diversity of our world and our community, and we seek to build a team that reflects that diversity in every way. We welcome and encourage all qualified applicants who share that same vision, as we wish to engage all those who can contribute to our work and this mission.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Major Gifts is responsible for the creation and execution of a strategic major gifts program to ensure continued growth and expansion for Breakthrough Greater Boston. The Director of Major Gifts will oversee the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major gifts from a robust and diverse donor base. They will be an integral, and new member of the development team and work closely with the Director of Development and other members of the BTGB team and Board to develop and execute the organization’s short- and long-term fundraising strategies for high-level individual giving.
As the incoming Director of Major Gifts, you will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following characteristics and qualifications:
Please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity, both in Word format, addressed to Elissa Spelman Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
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