Fathers’ UpLift is a rapidly growing, Black-led nonprofit leading innovative forays into men’s mental health, family health, and racial justice. Founded by Dr. Charles Daniels, Jr., an Obama Fellow, the organization has grown from annual revenues of less than $200,000 in 2017 to expected revenues of $2.9M in 2022. Fathers’ UpLift (FUL) operates the country’s first mental health and substance abuse treatment facility focused on fathers and families, helping fathers become and remain emotionally stable for their children. Utilizing peer coaching, father-child therapy, training, youth programs, and support for incarcerated and recently released fathers, FUL honors and rehabilitates the relationship between fathers and their children, families, and communities.
Fathers’ UpLift’s services are especially catered to men of color, who have often been overlooked and/or written off both from the perspective of child-engagement and mental health. In their outpatient clinic, fathers and family members receive mental health services from clinicians trained in trauma who reflect the population being served. Outside of the clinic, Fathers' UpLift partners with community centers, substance abuse programs, outside clinicians, and other agencies with a systems-change approach, working to promulgate our holistic approach to helping fathers rebuild their lives and their relationship with their families.
ABOUT THE POSITION
Fathers’ UpLift seeks a Development Associate to become an integral part of their energetic and caring team. This role is focused on grants management and donor engagement. The Development Associate will maintain a consistent pipeline of sourced, drafted, and submitted grants for funding from both private and public sources, submit annual reports to existing grantors, maintain relationships with foundation contacts, and engage with grassroots and high net worth donors. You’ll be successful in this role if you have a demonstrated ability to write in a clear, compelling voice, a highly organized work style, and experience building and cultivating relationships with clients, customers, volunteers, or donors.
The Development Associate reports to the Development Director. Additionally, they will work closely with some of the most reputable foundations and organizations in the Boston area and with Dr. Daniels. Fathers’ UpLift is growing quickly and this role offers significant opportunity to see and learn the work of donor stewardship and fundraising strategy development. It is the goal of the Development Director for all team members to have quantifiable proof of professional success and proficiency at all stages of seniority.
- Manage proposals and applications for a portfolio of government and private grants
- Serve as primary liaison for a portfolio of granting institutions and promptly respond to requests for information and documentation from state and federal agencies
- Research grant opportunities and provide recommendations for new opportunities
- Work with Programs Team and Development Director to ensure proper compliance, reporting and impact measurement for all grants
- Work closely with the Development Director to support donor engagement efforts including pulling reports, drafting outreach emails, and attending donor meetings
- Maintain the accuracy and integrity of donor databases by ensuring that all information is kept current and up to date
- Coordinate with Development Team to plan site visits and other grantor and donor engagement opportunities
- Create donor outreach materials and collateral including blog posts, email blasts, appeal letters, and social media posts
There are a multitude of ways to learn, grow and excel professionally and we know that people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. With this in consideration, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below:
Excellent writing and copy editing skills with a preference for experience in grant or persuasive writing
Exceptional time-management and organizational skills
Demonstrated capacity to learn new software systems
A clear and appropriately formal demeanor when speaking to others in person, over the phone, and in writing
Experience in a fundraising, sales, or social enterprise job or internship is preferred
Familiarity with social media management platforms, donor management systems, and project management tools is desirable but not required
Familiarity with design and editing softwares like Canva, InVideo, and the Adobe Creative Suite is desirable but not required
A demonstrated passion for Fathers' Uplift's mission is highly desirable in all team members
LOCATION, COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
This is a full time exempt position with a salary range of $50,000-$60,000 annual. Rates of pay within this range will be commensurate with experience and based on factors such as years of experience, educational qualifications, and proven success in a fundraising or sales role. Fathers’ UpLift offers a generous benefits package including:
2 weeks of paid vacation
1 week of sick leave
Health, dental, and vision insurance
Life insurance and accident insurance
Long term disability insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Professional development opportunities
This position is remote/hybrid eligible- applications will be considered from candidates anywhere in the US with a preference given to those living in the Greater Boston Area. The Development Associate will occasionally be required to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends for events or travel.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit an up to date resume and thoughtful cover letter using our application portal. Candidates who advance should expect to have a phone interview with the recruitment team at Positively Partners, followed by a virtual interview with the hiring manager, and a final interview which will include opportunities to meet and engage with the Fathers’ UpLift staff more broadly. The expected start date is Fall of 2022.
It is the policy of Fathers’ UpLift to assure equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants by prohibiting discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (or a condition related to pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.