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Part-Time Individual and Planned Giving Officer, Boston

Classification: Part-time (approximately sixteen hours per week)

Location: Otis House, Boston, Mass.

Description: Bring your great people skills and your ability to connect to financial resources, along with your passion for New England’s history, and join a dynamic fundraising team to help Historic New England reach new heights. This position is responsible for assisting in meeting the organization’s steadily growing engagement and revenue goals by cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individual donors and prospects throughout the New England region. Identify and cultivate donors, prospects, and foundations; develop solicitation strategies; and solicit outright and planned gifts from individual donors. Travel throughout New England to meet and personally solicit donors. Coordinate the involvement of other teams in the process of cultivation and solicitation of individuals and families as appropriate to achieve financial success. Analyze data, including giving history and participation in programs, events, trips, and special events, and utilize the information to strengthen donor relationships and increase revenue. Participate in major gift strategy development with the President, Vice President for Advancement, and board-level committees as appropriate. Attend Historic New England membership and fundraising events and programs to generate leads for individual and planned gifts.

This position is based at the historic Otis House in Boston. Periodic travel to locations throughout New England. Weekend and evening work are periodically required.


Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree. Minimum of five years of job-related experience. Experience with planned giving solicitations. Excellent interpersonal communication and writing skills. Tact and diplomacy are required for regular interaction with high-level internal and external constituents. Requires excellent internal and external customer service skills and the ability to work with confidential information. Willingness and ability to travel throughout the New England region on a regular basis for meetings with donor and prospects. Requires fully competent computer skills, including advanced working knowledge of MS Office suite, databases, internet research, and email management. Valid driver’s license and means of transportation are required.

Other Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience with Raiser’s Edge software.

Applications: Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to

Historic New England is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to supporting equality of opportunity and respect for diversity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity in employment to all qualified persons without regard to non-work-related factors such as race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, or sexual orientation. People of color are encouraged to apply.

Historic New England offers generous and comprehensive vacation, holiday, and health and wellness benefit packages.

Part-Time Individual and Planned Giving Officer, Boston