Jobs at NBSS

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.

NBSS is a non-profit, post-secondary institution that offers a welcoming and collaborative work environment in Boston's North End. We currently have the following job opportunity available:

  • Development Coordinator, posted July 18, 2016

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Development Coordinator

NBSS seeks an energetic Development Coordinator to manage our Annual Fund, plan and execute development events, provide administrative support to the Director of Development and support the mission of the School.

Key responsibilities:

  • Developing the case for support for annual giving. Cultivating, soliciting and stewarding annual fund donors, and managing the Annual Fund budget and expenses.
  • Planning, executing and assessing multiple development events throughout the year and coordinating all aspects of the School’s annual spring fundraising event including sponsorships, event committee meetings, communications and other logistics. Assisting in a similar capacity with capital campaign logistics.
  • Gift entry and acknowledgements, data management and updates, and providing support for Development staff including mailing lists, queries and reports.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Experience and qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 3+ years of professional office experience with fundraising and event experience in a non-profit cultural or educational setting preferred.
  • Positive attitude and motivation to grow NBSS’s Annual Fund and fundraising efforts.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Team player with the ability to manage long- and short-term projects simultaneously, meet all related deadlines with the ability to work independently and to plan, prioritize, coordinate and manage own work.
  • Proven ability to solve problems independently, effectively and creatively.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Continually mindful of institution’s mission and goals.
  • Competency to exercise discretion and confidentiality of data/donor records.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, Google Drive and development databases (eTapestry experience a plus).
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours required for events.

This is a full-time position. Salary commensurate with experience. Health, retirement and other benefits are available. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to 


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