WANTED: Development Director for community revitalization non-profit (MA)

Groundwork Lawrence (Massachusetts) seeks a Development Director. This is a full-time exempt position that reports to the Executive Director. The Development Director is responsible for building and sustaining GWL’s culture of philanthropy and works with involve all employees, the Board and Advisory Council, in the development process. This position is part of the Management Team and leads the development department which is responsible for raising approximately $1.2M from private and governmental sources each year.

Groundwork Lawrence (GWL), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, has been making change happen in Greater Lawrence, Massachusetts since 2001. Through community engagement, environmental and open space improvements, fresh food access, youth education, and employment initiatives, GWL creates the building blocks of a healthy community, and empowers residents to improve their quality of life. GWL achieves results by engaging the whole community – residents, youth, nonprofits, government and businesses – in the planning and realization of projects. With this collaborative approach, GWL ensures that all stakeholders are mutually invested in the outcomes, the key to stable neighborhoods and sustainable change.

GWL’s mission and operations are premised on the understanding that environmental conditions are inextricably linked to the economic and social health of a neighborhood. As a consequence, GWL is committed to “changing places and changing lives” through on-the-ground projects that help to transform local communities. GWL’s mission is “to bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement and management of the physical environment by developing community-based partnerships which empower people, businesses and organizations to promote environmental, economic and social well-being.”

Compensation: Salary range: $55,000-$70,000, commensurate with experience. Employee benefits include payment of 75% of health and dental insurance, a matched SimpleIRA retirement plan, and excellent paid-time off
and other benefits. GWL provides excellent opportunities for advancement and growth within the organization.

Hiring Policy: GWL is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any legally protected status. City of Lawrence residents are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit letter of interest describing your relevant experience and interests and your resume to: Groundwork Lawrence, Attn: Human Resources, 60 Island Street, Lawrence, MA 01840, fax: (978) 974 – 0882, or hr@groundworklawrence.org.

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