St. Francis House is the largest day shelter in Massachusetts. Located in the heart of downtown Boston, we serve an average of 500 poor and homeless men and women each day, 365 days a year.


As a leader in the field of homeless services, St. Francis House is a strong, vibrant organization. Building on our strong foundation of basic and rehabilitative programs, St. Francis House will grow and deepen our impact by further developing our focus on recovery and our employment and housing programs. We will ensure that we are doing the very best we can for those we serve by continuing to build a data-driven, outcomes-oriented culture that emphasizes the importance of continuous learning and growth.   To achieve our vision, the agency is making significant investments in our staff across the agency. If you want to make an impact in the lives of others, we want to invest in you.  We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity within our organization.

St. Francis House affirms its policy of providing equal opportunity for all applicants and employees regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex/gender, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, or other legally protected status.


OUR BENEFITS

For each of our positions, we offer extensive benefits including:

  • Medical and Dental Insurance (Employer pays 90% of individual premiums and 80% of family premiums)
  • Four weeks paid Vacation per year
  • Thirteen paid Holidays per year
  • Twelve paid Sick Days per year
  • Employer paid Life, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan with 5% employer match

To Apply for any open opportunity with St. Francis House, please send and updated resume with a cover letter to:  careers@stfrancishouse.org.  Subject line of email must include the position you wish to be considered for.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Current Employment Opportunities:

Substance Use Disorder Clinician

 

EEO:  At SFH our mission is to promote and protect opportunities for all employees.  We are stronger when we embrace diversity and when our  employees  can utilize their unique skills and talents to jobs that provide fair wages, excellent benefits and safe and healthy working conditions.

Must be licensed:  LicSW (preferred) or LMHC

To apply submit cover letter and resume to:  careers@stfrancishouse.org.  Inquires without cover letter and resume will not be reviewed.

SUMMARY:

The Clinician’s role is to provide low-barrier, “on-demand” and ongoing individual and group substance use disorder treatment for SUD among SFH guests.  An important part of this work will be to work with staff and be present in milieu spaces where guests gather, to engage and connect with people and encourage them to participate in treatment services.  Doing so will require the Clinician to be highly engaging, flexible, and apply experience and insights from traditional treatment models to a less traditional setting.  The Clinician also will be a key participant in the agency’s plan to embed an intensive outpatient treatment program into our menu of SUD-related services that currently include harm reduction for those who are still actively using and peer-based recovery support for individuals in recovery.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure a highly responsive model of care that welcomes people into treatment “on demand” with limited barriers to access
  • Actively conduct in-reach and engagement in our milieu spaces throughout the building to facilitate guest access to treatment
  • Use evidence-based techniques to provide short and long-term individual and group therapy, and clinical case management
  • Work closely with our Harm Reduction Specialist and staff from our new Recovery Support Center, to identify and support people who are seeking treatment for their substance use disorder.
  • Work within a holistic care model, collaborating closely with other clinicians, psychiatrists, physicians, case managers, and support staff.
  • Conduct and document intakes and maintain clinical notes
  • Work closely with the behavioral health and medical team at our partner Boston Healthcare for the Homeless, including the OBAT team.
  • Offer clinical insight and expertise into the development of an SUD treatment program model in pursuit of licensure.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Licensed social worker (LiCSW) preferred or licensed mental health counselor (LMHC)
  • 5 years of experience of providing SUD treatment utilizing evidenced based treatment models including CBT and group curriculum.
  • Experience with providing supervision.
  • Experience providing treatment to people who have lived in extreme poverty and have co-occurring disorders
  • Experience with highly vulnerable, high-barrier individuals and awareness of issues common to those who are experiencing homelessness.
  • Experience developing treatment programs, including writing policies and procedures

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Genuine enthusiasm for being present in the day shelter environment to engage people in treatment, particularly those who may be hard to reach.
  • Desire to actively participate in designing and implementing ways to adapt traditional treatment models to the unique needs of the people St. Francis House serves.
  • Experience providing individual and group therapy using best practices applicable to a high-barrier population experiencing homelessness.
  • Commitment to and support of harm reduction as part of the continuum of treatment
  • Welcoming of the use of peers and enthusiastic about integrating peers, including Recovery Coaches, into treatment teams.
  • Experience and knowledge of Boston-based treatment providers and community resources
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and coordination skills
  • Flexibility, adaptability, team-orientation, and the ability to take situations in stride.
  • Strong organizational and critical thinking skills
  • Proven ability to manage challenging situations with compassion, professionalism, and conviction.

Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred

Must be licensed:  LicSW (preferred) or LMHC

EEO:  At SFH our mission is to promote and protect opportunities for all employees.  We are stronger when we embrace diversity and when our  employees  can utilize their unique skills and talents to jobs that provide fair wages, excellent benefits and safe and healthy working conditions.

To apply submit cover letter and resume to:  careers@stfrancishouse.org.  Inquires without cover letter and resume will not be reviewed.

 

 

Employer Relations Specialist

The Employer Relations Specialist proactively promotes the workforce development/job readiness programming and markets job seekers to the larger world of work.  In doing so, the Employer Relations Specialist fulfills the departmental strategy to develop pipelines for competitive jobs and careers for program participants by acting as the Access Point liaison to the One Stop Career Center system (MassHire) as well as by advocating for job seekers and developing good working relationships directly with local employers/hiring managers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Acts as liaison to the MassHire system, fostering strong collaboration with other Boston –based MassHire providers and promoting MassHire’s services and programs to staff and participants.
  • Engages with hiring managers, HR departments and MassHire Business Accounts Managers to market departmental services and increase employment opportunities for participant job seekers.
  • Maintains a data bank of information on local employers inclined to offer job opportunities to job seekers with extreme barriers to employment.
  • Solicits employer feedback and insights to report back and inform departmental discussions about how to most effectively prepare participants for employment and career advancement.
  • Keeps staff and participants up to date about job and industry opportunities.
  • Identifies and promotes pipelines into jobs with specific employers.
  • Facilitates access to career fairs, recruitment fairs and workshops at MassHire and in local area.
  • Coordinates WIOA Individual Services and Individual Training Accounts for eligible participants.
  • Educates employers about federal bonding and tax credit programs.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum requirements: High school Diploma or equivalent required with a minimum 5 years successful professional experience in employment/ job development/job training services.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience working with people who have experienced homelessness.
  • Lived experience of homelessness and/or recovery a plus.

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABIILTIES:

  • Enthusiastic commitment to championing the value of hiring individuals who experience homelessness and have traditional barriers to employment.
  • Proven ability to initiate and maintain employer relationships, engage stakeholders, and develop professional and trusting relationships.
  • Knowledge of key issues and resources in workforce development related to low-income adult populations with barriers to employment.
  • Knowledge of essential job search skills and career pathways planning processes
  • Proven ability to gather and compile information and data for reporting and presentations as needed.
  • Basic understanding of MassHire Career Center system and services.

 Schedule – Eight hours a day, 5 days/week, primarily Monday through Friday within the hours of 7:30-4:30pm.  Some extended evening and weekend hours may be necessary at times, and would be announced and scheduled in advance.

EEO

To apply, submit up-to-date resume and cover letter to:  careers@stfrancishouse.org.  Interest without cover letter may not be considered.

 

Employment Readiness Instructor

The Employment Readiness Instructor creates a supportive recovery-oriented classroom learning environment and acts as a “life skills coach” for adults who are seeking pathways into stable employment and out of homelessness.  The holistic job and career readiness curriculum, built on the successful Moving Ahead Program curriculum, requires that the Instructor be able to effectively communicate a range of concepts, conduct assessments, generate discussions and provide employment readiness, job search, and foundational skill-based instruction that will prepare people for success in the workplace.  Instructors work as a team, rotating through different classes and workshops on a scheduled basis and providing backup support as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teaches a holistic life skills and employment readiness curriculum within a range of instructional programs and formats, including the 14-week Moving Ahead Program, the 2 -week Accelerated Program, orientation workshops, drop-in skills workshops, and other programs as designed.
  • Works as an active and engaged team member, communicating openly and effectively with colleagues to ensure continuity of instruction across classes, programs and formats.
  • Effectively manages the classroom dynamics and fosters learning among adult learners with diverse abilities and needs, including many who have struggled to succeed in formal learning environments in the past.
  • Leads students through personal assessments and questionnaires to help them identify their skill levels and growth areas and shape their learning and employment goals.
  • Teaches effective job search practices (resumes, job inquiries, cover letters, interviewing skills) and provide job search support to facilitate placement and transition to the workplace.
  • Teaches digital literacy and basic computer proficiency skills including navigating the internet, email, Microsoft Office products, and using social media in a job search
  • Teaches basic foundational skills like reading, writing, mathematics required for success in the workplace
  • Embeds wellness and recovery concepts into lessons including: self-exploration, employment readiness, and effectively managing stresses in the workplace.
  • Guides students through practicing how to talk about their strengths and experiences and present themselves confidently to others, in interviews, when networking, and in the workplace.
  • Conducts orientations that provide information on various programs offered in the WFD department, including program curricula (MAP and AP) and orientation into MassHire services.
  • Provides a defined class cohort of students (“homeroom”) with individual case management support to coordinate services and proactively address any barriers to program completion and successful job placement and retention.
  • Participates in the development, adaptation, and instructions of the module-based job readiness and employment-focused curriculum.

 EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent with a minimum 2 years in a teaching/instructional role.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience working with people who have experienced homelessness.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience providing employment, career counseling, job training and/or other workforce development related services.
  • Lived experience of homelessness and/or recovery a plus.

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABIILTIES:

  • Able to apply an understanding of the barriers individuals who are homeless typically face when transitioning to employment and workplace environments.
  • Believe that everyone has value, assets and strengths that can be uncovered and developed
  • Knowledge of employment readiness practices and tools, including strengths, skills, and work values assessments, computer and fundamental workplace skills, identifying career paths, managing personal and interpersonal stressors on the job, and conducting job searches.
  • Ability to successfully engage a group of diverse adult learners with a range of experiences in classrooms/structured group learning settings.
  • Experience working within a team where individuals communicate regularly and openly share ideas and approaches.
  • Proven ability to address challenges using compassion and sound judgment within the goals and culture of the department.
  • Proven ability to engage and support vulnerable individuals as well as motivate and guide them toward planning for and fulfilling short and long-term goals.
  • Commitment to delivering classroom instruction in a way that is inclusive of the diversity and varied life experiences of the participants.
  • Ability to work one-on-one with individuals to work through a range of barriers to employment.

Schedule – Eight hours a day, 5 days/week, primarily Monday through Friday within the hours of 7:30-4:30pm.  Some extended evening and weekend hours may be necessary at times, and would be announced and scheduled in advance.

EEO

To apply, submit up-to-date resume and cover letter to:  careers@stfrancishouse.org.  Interest without cover letter may not be considered.

 

Volunteer Services Coordinator

SUMMARY:

The Volunteer Services Coordinator plays an integral role at St. Francis House by organizing and managing the volunteer programin support of the delivery of essential services, 365 days per year. The Volunteer Services Coordinator identifies volunteers and provides direction, coordination and training for all volunteers and collaborative functions within SFH. The Coordinator also creates an atmosphere that enthusiastically embraces the diversity of the agency and guests and provides a welcoming and supportive environment — helping volunteers feel valued and connected to the mission and vision of the agency.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Proactively attracts recruits, engages and retains volunteers to meet the needs ofSaint Francis House’s various departments.

· Schedules, actively manages and/or monitors the placement of volunteers to ensure coverage is in place for each essential service. Communicates any gaps and collaborates with key department staff to set expectations and plan for any shortfalls.

· Provides guidance and training for new and continuing volunteers, and volunteer and service groups; ensuring volunteers understand all relevant Saint Francis House policies and procedures, particularly those which relate to health and safety.

· Seeks out opportunities to collaborate, build and maintain relationships with other departments as will as outside agencies, such as organizations that provide volunteers, including corporations, universities, community groups, and religious institutions; to advance the goals and mission of SFH.

· Collaborates with department managers to identify volunteer opportunities, ensuring adequate volunteer placements, guidance and support is in place.

· Conducts agency tours as needed.

· Maintains ongoing communication with current volunteers, ensuring availability, skills, interests, contact and emergency contact information is up to date, providing updates on agency and agency events, as well as conducting periodic evaluations on volunteers.

· Creates, maintains and submits monthly reports documenting volunteer schedule, volunteer assignments and hours.

· Organizes periodic volunteer recognition activities.

· Provides appropriate supervision for undergraduate students participating in service-learning projects. Act as liaison between the student and the university and provide evaluations as necessary.

· At times required to work flexible hours for weekend and evening events.

· Works on either Thanksgiving or Christmas Holiday.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

· High School diploma or equivalent with five (5) – seven (7) years of experience in human services, volunteer services, non-profit management, or relevant field with at least one (1) year of management or project management experience.

· Proficient in common computer applications, including Outlook, Word and Excel.

EEO

To apply submit resume and cover letter to careers@stfrancishouse.org.

Job Type: Full-time

COVID-19 considerations:
We have installed clear plastic barriers, gloves, masks, hand sanitizer and face shield/googles.

Staff Accountant

The Staff Accountant provides daily support to the Finance Department by performing various accounting and payroll related tasks for the organization and implementing financial controls necessary to safeguard the assets and financial integrity of the organization.  The Staff Accountant is responsible for providing financial information by maintaining and reconciling accounts and preparing reports.  The Staff Accountant duties also include managing payroll records by ensuring accuracy of employee data, computing wages and ensuring employees are paid correctly and on-time.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Accounting Duties:

  • Maintains the vendor files (electronic & physical) including proper 1099 classifications.
  • Receives and distributes invoices to appropriate department for coding and approval; reconciles all vendor statements.
  • Enters approved invoices into the general ledger.
  • Monitors payment dates to ensure timely payment and recommends invoices for payment for each check run.
  • Produces checks.
  • Processes and maintains petty cash records.
  • Calculates and updates monthly expense allocations and other recurring entries
  • Reconciles receivable, petty cash and other assigned accounts monthly.
  • Assists in audit preparation and verifies documentation needed and received.

Contributions/Receipts Duties:

  • Validates batch totals on all gift reports received from Development.
  • Deposits all gift batches in a timely manner using remote deposit functionality.
  • Enters all gift reports into the general ledger.
  • Downloads all credit card reports and enters into the general ledger.

Payroll Duties:

  • Reviews payroll records (whether manual or electronic timekeeping system) for accuracy and follows up on all discrepancies in a timely manner.
  • Enters/review employee hours and time off information into the payroll system.
  • Runs audit reports to verify payroll information.
  • Prepares payroll journal entry.
  • Manages employee sick and vacation data reports.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Exhibits professionalism and demonstrates integrity by working with passion, commitment, and honesty, acting in the best interests of colleagues and guests.
  • Approaches work in a collaborating and caring manner interacting with insight, sincerity, and compassion.
  • Recognizes and respects diversity.
  • Demonstrates initiative, flexibility, and openness to change.
  • Keeps current and proficient with necessary skills and knowledge; self-identifies training and development needs relevant to work area and responsibilities.
  • Promptly, in good faith, reports any instances of suspected fraud, waste and abuse.

 Education & Experience:

  • Associate degree in accounting or related field with at least two – three years of related experience (bookkeeping, accounting, etc.) required.
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least one (1) year accounting/bookkeeping experience in a non-profit setting, preferred.

 Physical Requirements:

  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
  • Occasionally move about inside the office, multi floor – level building, other SFH locations and/or community locations.
  • Ability to lift and move up to 5-10 pounds independently

Schedule – Monday through Friday, schedule to be determined, minimal overtime anticipated.

EEO

 

To Apply, send resume and cover letter to:  careers@stfrancishouse.org

 

Maintenance Technician/Custodian Worker

Summary:

The primary purpose of this position is to maintain the grounds, building and equipment in a safe and efficient manner, in accordance with established procedures, and as directed by supervision, to assure that a successful, viable, maintenance program is maintained at all times and to maintain assigned areas in a clean, sanitary, safe, orderly, attractive manner in accordance with established procedures, and as directed by your supervisor.

Essential Duties:

  1. Perform routine maintenance on grounds, parking areas, etc., by cutting trimming, policing, sweeping etc., as necessary / directed.
  2. Perform routine maintenance and repair in the building and equipment to include plumbing, plastering, electrical, carpentry, mechanical, etc., as directed, in accordance with established procedures.
  3. Follow all established safety procedures and precautions when performing maintenance service.
  4. Maintain building in good repair, ensuring a safe, clean and orderly environment.
  5. Clean windows and screens as directed.
  6. Replace burned out light bulbs, to include exit lights, overhead lights, fluorescent lights, office lights, etc., and perform housekeeping duties in very high places.
  7. Report all incidents/accidents, no matter how minor, to your supervisor immediately.
  8. Service heating and cooling units/systems, as specified by manufacturer and in compliance with established policies and procedures.
  9. Perform all unscheduled maintenance tasks as directed.
  10. Report equipment malfunctions or breakdowns to your supervisor as soon as possible.
  11. Report all unsafe/hazardous conditions, defective equipment, etc., to your supervisor immediately.
  12. Ensure maintenance supplies have been replenished in work areas as necessary.
  13. Ensure that maintenance schedules are followed as outlined for respective shift/area.
  14. Attend and participate in in-service educational classes and on-the-job training programs.

Requirements:

  1. Possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  2. Possess the ability to deal tactfully with Guest, personnel, visitors and the general public.
  3. Be a minimum of 18 years of age and of good moral character.
  4. Be able to follow written / oral instructions.
  5. Poses basic computer skills i.e. Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel & Word).
  6. Must posses a valid MA State Driver’s License in good standing.

Experience:

  • Two (2) years building maintenance experience.

EEO:  At SFH our mission is to promote and protect opportunities for all employees.  We are stronger when we embrace diversity and when our  employees  can utilize their unique skills and talents to jobs that provide fair wages, excellent benefits and safe and healthy working conditions.

To apply submit resume to:  careers@stfrancishouse.org.

 

Events and Engagement Coordinator

The Event and Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for collaboratively developing and executing a strategic annual Engagement Plan. This plan includes the development, coordination, and execution of the agency’s 4 signature events, ad-hoc events, and donor engagement efforts through events management, collaborative marketing and communications planning, and volunteer group cultivation, all in order to effectively foster a long-term culture of giving and engagement. The Event and Engagement Coordinator will develop a network to stay informed and updated around event/engagement industry trends through research, outreach and attending outside events.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Planning

  • Assists in crafting strategy, plan, develop, and execute special events, such as the SFH Emerging Leaders Young Professionals group, both in-person and virtual, as part of a coordinated annual development donor engagement plan.
  • Creates and works within events budgets and timelines, oversee the communications and responsibilities of vendors, and organizing food, entertainment, and staffing needs to ensure a successful event.
  • Develops and manages internal and external planning committees with a focus on growing event attendance and revenue at all St. Francis House event, in-person and virtual.
  • Collaborates with the Development team on identifying, cultivating, and stewarding all funders and supporters.
  • Coordinates meeting calendar, group communications, and program content for the Emerging Leaders.

Implementation

  • Manages relationships with in-kind sponsors, contractors, key leaders/volunteers, and other individuals responsible for successful special events, both in-person and virtual.
  • Stewards in-person and virtual independent fundraising events and other events
  • Collaborates with the Marketing and Communications Officer to produce event materials (invitations, promotional emails, signage, etc.), social media content and programming, and other creative marketing in support of special and annual events.
  • Collaborates with the Leadership and Development staff to create and implement an organization-wide engagement plan, utilizing events, digital marketing, and donor interactions.
  • Manages mailings and outreach efforts to in-person and virtual events.
  • Manages member enrollment/recruitment and communication.
  • Works collaboratively with Development and program staff to ensure St. Francis House events, both in-person and virtual, are well integrated across organization department and programs.
  • Provides information, support and motivate event committee members, table captains, major supporters and the Development team to ensure each event is successful.
  • Creates and maintains event standard operating procedures (SOPs) for major responsibilities and projects.
  • Manages all website applications for fundraisers with the support of IT.
  • Coordinates post-event procedures, including participant outreach, vendor follow-up, post-event reporting and evaluation.
  • Creates and implements a strategic plan to manage, grow, and effectively utilize the Emerging Leaders group as event and engagement support.

Evaluation

  • Ensures and oversees up-to-date event records using supporter management software, and ensure timely reporting/analysis of in-person and virtual event results, as well as acknowledgements of in-kind supporter contributions.
  • Collects data and implements metrics/tools to measure the effectiveness of each Development event.
  • Assists with planning event debriefings and developing recommendations for improvement for future in-person and virtual events.
  • Works with the Data team to create and maintain systems for accurate and useful event attendee and sponsor data management.
  • Collects and records membership and participation data for the Emerging Leaders to measure the effectiveness and develop recommendations.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Represents St. Francis House at 3rd party, partner, and community events.
  • Speaks at 3rd party and community events as required. (Parishes and other community partners).
  • Attends and participates in departmental, organization-wide, and other meetings.
  • Performs other duties as needed or directed.
  • Some local travel and evening/weekend hours required.
  • Occasionally work evenings or weekend for special events.

 EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university; and two years related experience in event management required.
  • Four years or more of related experience and/or training may substitute for requirements.
  • Experience in developing collateral with InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and WordPress preferred but not required.
  • Lived experience of homelessness and/or recovery a plus.
  • Related work in non-profit, a plus..

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABIILTIES:

  • Ability to define and outline scope of projects and assign roles, lead events meetings.
  • Able to direct teams of volunteers at events.
  • Strong written and verbal skills, creativity, efficiency as well as understanding of the various audiences of SFH.
  • Ability to take the initiative and collaborate well with others; the ability to work independently and meet critical deadlines.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize them accordingly.
  • Ability to run smooth, efficient, well attended and profitable events.
  • Ability to utilize event metrics to determine return on investment as well as inform strategy and improvements.

 

Schedule – Note: The Events Coordinator will work from home / telecommute until further notice

EEO:  At SFH our mission is to promote and protect opportunities for all employees.  We are stronger when we embrace diversity and when our  employees  can utilize their unique skills and talents to jobs that provide fair wages, excellent benefits and safe and healthy working conditions.

To apply, submit up-to-date resume to:  careers@stfrancishouse.org.

 

Major Gift Officer

The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for securing annual support, increasing current annual fund gifts, and securing Capital Campaign gifts from a portfolio of approximately 150 individual donors and prospects with the capacity to give in excess of $25,000 annually.  The MGO may also supervise one Major Gift Officer who has a portfolio of donors with capacity to give greater than $5,000 annually.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • May supervise or mentor assigned staff person towards reaching an annual fundraising goal from a portfolio of approximately 175 donors.
  • Maximizes support from individual donors for St. Francis House to achieve annual goals.
  • Creates and implements development strategy for Annual Fund and Campaign giving from donors in your portfolio.
  • Achieves and maintains highest standards of relationship management and reporting of donor visits and social activities.
  • Creates and executes meaningful points of engagement for our donors.
  • Partners with the VP and CEO on donor strategy and visits.
  • Identifies, qualifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards new individual donor prospects.
  • Maintains and grows a personal portfolio of approximately 150 major gift prospects.
  • Occasionally work evenings or weekend for special events.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Seven (7) or more years of development experience with demonstrated success in soliciting Annual Fund and major gifts, required; preferably in an organization with a human services mission.
  • Two years supervisory experience within the fundraising field or related, required.
  • Candidates must have experience securing 6-figure gifts.
  • An understanding of the Greater Boston philanthropic community.
  • Experience with donor management software and highest standard of documentation.
  • Must have a driver’s license in good standing and access to a vehicle.
  • Lived experience of homelessness and/or recovery a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABIILTIES:

  • Competitive candidates with demonstrated superior communication and social skills, as well as the desire to meet and exceed goals.
  • Articulate, strategic, energetic, highly motivated, entrepreneurial, problem solver with a proven ability to listen, write, and speak effectively and build meaningful relationships.
  • Proven track record in fundraising.
  • Ability to communicate through multiple levels of an organization.
  • Excellent strategic thinking and strong analytical skills.
  • Results oriented and mission driven.
  • Attention to detail and ability to analyze fundraising and activities.
  • Plan, organize, influence and control campaign operations.
  • Highly motivated self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced yet collaborative team-oriented environment.
  • Comfort and experience with computers, including the use of email programs, web-based tools, common Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel), and database programs.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, and experience managing schedules.
  • Positive, warm and enthusiastic approach to the work.
  • Basic understanding of and commitment to taking a person-centered, recovery-oriented, and trauma-informed approach.

 Schedule – Note: The  Major Gifts Officer will work from home / telecommute until further notice.  May have days for onsite work; some nights and weekends for fundraising events.

EEO:  At SFH our mission is to promote and protect opportunities for all employees.  We are stronger when we embrace diversity and when our  employees  can utilize their unique skills and talents to jobs that provide fair wages, excellent benefits and safe and healthy working conditions.

To apply, submit up-to-date resume to:  careers@stfrancishouse.org.