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Development Associate

Boston Uncornered is looking for highly motivated, resourceful and talented individuals to join our growing team and movement. We are a  Boston-based nonprofit leader in gang-intervention, equipping gang-involved young people (Core Influencers) with the attitude, skills and experience to graduate from college and become positive leaders in their community. Boston Uncornered is a $3.3M organization poised to be a national model to use education to redirect the entrepreneurial, networking and leadership skills of gang-members from violence (and recidivism) to drive positive change that shifts social norms in our neighborhoods – empowering Core Influencers to become the solution to the chronic cycles of violence and poverty in our communities. .   


Amplify the Uncornered investment machine. By helping the team to more effectively use their time and technology, the Development Associate will increase investment and commitment to and in Uncornered. The Development Associate will use their time to maximize the effort and impact of the Development Team. 

Reporting to the Director of Development, this role is designed to build the capacity and expertise of donor relations as well as maximize the time and resources of the Development Team.  As our Development Associate you will aid in the implementation of strategies to engage current and prospective donors, and implement best practices to optimize Uncornered’s database.  A team player, the Development Associate is able to support or jump into new projects quickly, think creatively, and manage day-to-day tasks to meet near- and long-term goals.  You will be most successful in the role if you are highly motivated by the mission of Boston Uncornered and are committed to supporting our work with proven-risk youth to help them realize their full potential.


Roles and Responsibilities


  • Support strategy and implementation of Development Team initiatives and priorities.
  • Assist with database administration and management ensuring accurate and current database records. 
  • Process, track, and deploy all donations and gift acknowledgements.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of donor relations programs.
  • Aid in scheduling and preparing for meetings with individual donors.  
  • Assist in the development of tailored mailing lists, reports, and dashboards.
  • Track event attendance/participation, gifts, and constituent queries.
  • Maintain records in the donor database for all fundraising, grants, and event sponsorship. 
  • Recommend measures to improve quality and accuracy of data and stay abreast of Raiser’s Edge updates. 
  • Maintain the integrity of the donor database and serve as a resource to all staff to ensure quality control and adherence to procedures. 
  • Collaborate with teams to continuously improve existing workflows and create new ones as needed.

Professionalism and Ongoing Learning 

  • Serve as a Boston Uncornered ambassador, representing the organization and movement at various events, trainings and meetings.
  • Participate in all team and staff meetings and other required organization meetings/events.
  • Participate in relevant required trainings and seek out training opportunities that support professional development.
  • Adhere to all protocols and norms for communication and professional conduct.
  • Fulfill all outlined and related functions in a professional, timely, and thorough manner
  • Complete other duties related to this position as assigned by your supervisor.

Qualifications & Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree or 3-5 years of equivalent experience. 
  • Demonstrated skill with data management systems and analysis; experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred but not required.
  • Demonstrated skill and experience with development and fundraising, including donor solicitation and management. 
  • Detailed planner with the ability to structure a large and multifaceted workload and navigate within varying degrees of ambiguity in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of Google Apps and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to work independently in a self-directed manner and in collaboration with others.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent follow through and ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.
  • Action-oriented and adaptable problem-solver with the ability to exercise professional judgment to find solutions to problems as they arise.
  • Experience and desire to work in a mission driven organization undergoing organizational change and growth. 

Preferred start date: June/July


Compensation and Benefit 

Boston Uncornered is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental and vision plans, unlimited paid time off and tuition scholarship opportunities. 

 Compensation is $45,000 - $50,000.  

Successful candidates are mission-driven, entrepreneurial and solutions-oriented with a desire to work in an organization committed to  strategic change and growth. 


Additional information

  • Remote status

    Temporarily remote

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our philosophy

We believe in the power of positivity, and that people deserve to be happy both at home and at work.  That's why we focus on three key components to find the right match for each of our current openings: aligning your individual strengths with the requirements of the role, finding work you feel passionate about, and ensuring your values match those of the organization.


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