Individual Giving Manager

Job Locations US-MA-Boston
Posted Date 9 months ago(3/27/2023 10:59 AM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
Location : Name
Future Chefs


Future Chefs ( prepares Boston high school students to leave high school ready for quality employment and post-secondary education. With a focus on positive youth development, Future Chefs provides culinary training and authentic work-based learning to prepare teens with the hard skills they will need to succeed in the culinary industry and most importantly the job readiness skills to succeed in any field.

Future Chefs’ model is based on the belief that every student is unique and flourishes in respectful, safe, stimulating settings that provide opportunities for growth, and relationships with caring, supportive adults who honor students’ lived experiences. Future Chefs occupies 5770 square feet of meeting, kitchen and office space on the first floor of The Clarion in Roxbury and is programming our space to build community-based collaborations that directly and indirectly support our mission. Future Chefs is a fiscally sponsored organization of TSNE (



Reporting to the Associate Director of Development, the Individual Giving Manager is a key member of the Development team in its work to increase individual fundraising and engagement to fund Future Chefs’ growing programs and to close our capital campaign. The person hired will participate in shaping the strategy and future direction of individual giving at Future Chefs. This role is also responsible for all of the administrative functions of Individual Giving within the Development Department. This position will assist with major donor solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship. The role is ideal for someone who is ready to take on the creative challenge of collaborating on an individual giving program at a community-based Boston nonprofit.

  • Participate in the development and implementation of the overarching individual fundraising strategy to advance the goals and resources in order to grow and sustain the mission of Future Chefs. 
  • Expand, manage and improve the operations and systems for individual giving.
  • Schedule meetings and solicitations with donors/potential donors and the solicitation schedule.
  • Support all phases of individual giving including the research, identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship for individual giving.
  • Work with the Associate Director of Development to develop reasonable stretch goals for annual amount raised and number of donors. 
  • Manage the cultivation, solicitation and stewarding process for a portfolio of individual donors and support the Executive Director in her direct cultivation major donor work, including making individual solicitations.
  • Prepare briefing papers and prospect profiles, proposals, donor communications, thank you letters and other materials as needed.
  • Prepare Executive Director for donor meetings and asks. 
  • Track and reconcile income, special gifts and multi-year pledges.
  • Participate in events strategy to cultivate and steward major donors.
  • Help build the capacity of Future Chefs’ Advisory Board to identify and invite new donors.
  • Manage all individual giving data through our CRM to support donor cultivation. 
  • Collaborate with the Associate Director of Development, Communications Manager and Development Coordinator on donor communications and agency-wide marketing efforts.
  • Assist the Development Team in closing our capital campaign.
  • Other duties as assigned.


We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.


You are passionate about raising funds to benefit historically marginalized young people. You have 2-3 years’ experience in individual giving. You are a committed development professional, excited about helping a small organization grow and expand its network of individual donors. You are comfortable in an informal and dynamic atmosphere, and would like to use your substantial skills to further Future Chefs’ mission. 

  • 2-3 years of professional experience, preferably in a not-for-profit environment with focus on development and the cultivation of members and major donors.
  • Knowledge of how to design and manage an individual fundraising strategy. Capital campaign experience is a plus. 
  • Experience with developing and maintaining productive working relationships with board members, donors, and potential prospects. 
  • Capacity to work effectively in an environment with evolving priorities, both as a leader and part of a team. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some night and weekend events.
  • Commitment to social justice and a passion for service.

Physical Demands/Work Environment


The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

  • Handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • Reach; traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to) move;
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate;
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards;
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight;
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.

Compensation and Benefits


Location: Work will be primarily performed in Boston, MA. Work is eligible for some remote work.

Compensation: The salary range for this position is $58,000 - $65,000/yr and is commensurate with experience.

Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:

  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and health leave time for full-time staff;
  • 80% Employer-paid, offering some $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim along with several low-deductible plans;
  • Low-cost MetLife Dental and Vision;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care;
  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
  • Employer-paid Pension through TIAA;
  • ...and more!

TSNE/FC strives to achieve excellence through a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment that embraces all of our individual and collective differences. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Middle Eastern and North African, Bilingual and/or Bicultural candidates, and LGBTQ2SIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We value and honor the unique talents, learning styles, and lived experiences of each individual that enrich and strengthen our workplace culture, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


All employment conditions are based on an individual’s performance and job qualifications. TSNE/FC prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, creed, color, religion, native language, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, race-based hairstyles, or any other protected characteristic stated by federal and state law. Regardless of any class’ protection under the law or lack thereof, TSNE/FC celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse team of employees. It is represented in our workplace culture, and it is who we are.


TSNE/FC's EEO statement extends to volunteers, interns, contractors, vendors, and clients.


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