Bread of Life is a volunteer organization serving the hungry, homeless, needy, and isolated that brings together 45 churches, synagogues, high schools, and community organizations from the north Boston area. Together we offer free evening meals four nights a week, emergency food pantries, free clothing, grocery delivery to senior citizens in public housing, and food delivery to homeless families sheltered in local motels. Bread of Life collaborates with local agencies to help low-income residents obtain counseling, furniture, housing, and financial assistance.  We provide every year the equivalent of over 1 million meals - 1.5 million pounds of food - to hungry, homeless, and isolated people.


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Bread of Life could not do its work without our amazing partners, donors, and volunteers. Find out how you can join our mission here.


Development Coordinator (20 hrs/wk)


Working collaboratively with the BOL’s administrative and program staff, Board of Directors, Capital Campaign Committee, Development Committee, Development Consultant, and volunteers, the Development Coordinator will be primarily responsible for assisting in the coordination of a comprehensive capital campaign currently underway, as well as major gift cultivation and solicitation. The chosen candidate will also assist in the coordination of all capital campaign initiatives including but not limited to, direct mail efforts, social media, public relations/marketing, internal/external communications and special events.

- Assist to establish fundraising priorities and activities and ensure these are realistically planned and met. 
- Foster relationships with current and past donors.
- Seek new funding sources. 
- Coordinate gift cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. 
- As part of a team, assist in soliciting, in person, major gift prospects. 
- Assist in developing and implementation of successful direct mail and electronic solicitation. 
- Assist to research foundation prospects. 
- Assist to prepare and submit capital campaign related grant proposals, and communicate with foundation prospects prior to and after proposal submission.
- Assist in planning and implementation of fund-raising events, including:
- Supervising event design elements, promotion, advertising and logistics
- Obtain event sponsors
- Analyzing event fund raising performance.
- Record all gifts and pledges and send acknowledgements in a timely manner.
- Manage the agencies database, keeping it current and clean.
- Coordinate all public relations efforts.

- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and/or equivalent prior experience
- Three to five years of nonprofit fundraising/development or related experience
- Knowledge of donor database management and customer relationship management systems 
- Proficient in Microsoft Office
- Ability to set and meet goals mutually agreed upon with Management Team
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Excellent written communication, research and organizational skills
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Board of Directors, staff, community groups, and other related agencies

This position is part time (20 hours per week) and no benefits. You will be reporting to the Executive Director, and working closely with the Development Consultant and Capital Campaign Chairperson.  Compensation commensurate with experience.

Bread of Life is conveniently located near public transportation and has ample parking. Bread of life is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Important Note: Please email a Cover Letter and Resume in PDF or Word format to In the subject please state Development Coordinator Position. We will NOT accept Mailed, Faxed or Dropped Off submissions.