NBSS is a non-profit institution that offers a welcoming and collaborative environment in Boston's North End. We're small but ambitious, supporting the School's mission to help students achieve meaningful lives and livelihoods.

One of nation’s oldest schools for hands-on training in traditional trades and fine craftsmanship, NBSS is internationally known for its programs that help students to achieve meaningful lives and livelihoods. For more than a century, the exceptional programs, master faculty, and inspiring community have encouraged individual growth, curiosity, technical mastery, and commitment to excellence.

Development Coordinator
Posted September 7, 2017

NBSS seeks a full-time temporary Development Coordinator to work with our Development Department to develop strategies to grow our base of donors and steward our current constituents through annual fundraising and cultivation events, outreach and stewardship, tracking and reporting.

The ideal candidate has experience working with fundraising, event, and project management in a non-profit cultural or educational setting. They should be organized, thoughtful, and committed to high-quality work. A good work ethic and excellent communication skills are a must.

Key responsibilities:

  • Working with the Director of Development and event volunteers to define event goals and objectives.
  • Supporting and organizing event committees, including committee roles and responsibilities, volunteer engagement, meetings, and communications.
  • Tracking sponsorship and ticket sales, registration lists, generating and monitoring fundraising reports using eTapestry.
  • Coordinating all print and electronic collateral alongside the Marketing & Communications Department.
  • Cultivating new event donors and attendees and identifying prospective major gift and annual fund donors through event and sponsor follow-up.


3-5 years of professional office experience with fundraising, event, and project management experience in a non-profit cultural or educational setting. Proficiency in MS Office Suite, Google Drive and development databases (eTapestry experience a plus). Excellent written and oral communication skills, a team player with the ability to work independently, strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and competency to exercise discretion and confidentiality of data/donor records. Occasional evening and weekends required for events. Experience with a craft and an understanding of the unique nature and mission of North Bennet Street School is preferable.

This is a full-time (35-hours-a-week), 12 to 18 month appointment. The position reports to the Director of Development. Those interested should email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to jobs@nbss.edu with “Development Coordinator Position” in the subject line. We’ll begin interviewing candidates immediately and hope to hire in October.

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