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HomeStart offers salary plus a generous benefits package, dynamic staff, flexibility, and a supportive work environment. HomeStart is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  Persons of color and the formerly homeless are encouraged to apply.

Major Gifts Officer

Frequently asked questions

HomeStart is currently seeking a thoughtful and enthusiastic Major Gifts Officer to partner with the Executive Director to allow the organization to reach the next level of impact. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Major Gifts Officer will be responsible for prospect and major gift management responsibilities include setting strategy, proposal development, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors with special focus on five figure multi-year gifts to support HomeStart’s programs.


Submit cover letter AND resume to: Jewel Evans, at evans@homestart.org. Electronic Submissions only. Job Type: Full Time Salary: $80,000 - $100,000




Responsibilities


1. Ensure that donors are accomplishing their philanthropic goals and ambitions through
relationship building.
2. Cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of 100+ current donors and embrace the exciting opportunity to build a more robust pipeline prospective donors. 3. Create and implement moves management plans, increasing the number of mid and high-level donors and upgrade the giving levels of existing donors. 4. Make direct and face-to-face solicitations. 5. Use DonorPerfect to track and cultivate donors and prospective donors. 6. Use wealth screening tools for prospect research. 7. Steward donors through public and private recognition. 8. Track and report progress using specific metrics. 9. Support the Executive Director with projects that contribute to the Department’s overall goals and other duties as assigned.




Qualifications


- Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings. - Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
- Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events. - Motivation – Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals. - Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Works well independently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules with/for the Executive Director and supports those activities; Develops realistic action plans.




Position Overview


Our five core values ((1) Having compassion/respect, (2) Pursuing diversity and equality, (3) Committing to see everyone housed, (4) Empowering others to live better lives, and (5) Striving for excellence) guides everything we do at HomeStart – how we work with clients and how we work together as an entire organization and community.
HomeStart seeks an experienced and innovative Development professional with a proven track record in donor cultivation and securing major gifts. This individual is HomeStart’s first Major Gifts Officer and first person exclusively focused on building and nurturing our major gifts partnerships, and, as such, will be a key member of the Development Department’s annual giving operation.
This is a dynamic position for an individual who enjoys front-line relationship building and working in a relationship-first environment.




Education & Experience


- Seven years related experience with donor relationship building and/or into high-functioning major gift-related practice; or equivalent combination of education and experience - Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university preferred





Housing Stabilization Case Manager

Frequently asked questions

HomeStart is seeking to hire a Housing Stabilization Case Manager. HomeStart serves hundreds of people each year in the greater Boston area. HomeStart is an equal opportunity empoloyer and we encourage all to apply because we beleivee a diversity of voices leads to better discussions, decisions and outcomes for everyone.


Submit cover letter AND resume to: Jesse French, Stabilization Program and Data Manager, french@homestart.org. Electronic Submissions only. Job Type: Full Time Salary: $40,000 - $42,000




Responsibilities


1. Assist homeless and formerly homeless individuals and some families become independent and successful by assisting in obtaining permanent housing and providing follow-up case management services. 2. Help participants obtain and maintain mainstream benefits (e.g. food stamps, SSI, MassHealth) 3. Facilitate participants’ transition from homeless-based to community based resources. 4. Work with participants to maintain their housing and prevent recurrent homelessness. 5. Assist participants in relocating as needed. 6. Aid participants in enrolling children in school and accessing all eligible resources needed by the family. 7. Establish and monitor mental health and substance abuse recovery supports. 8. Support participants in accessing detox or other appropriate substance abuse treatment. 9. Respond to participants who are in a mental health or other crisis (creating safety plans, accessing emergency services, suicide assessment and intervention, etc) 10. Travel throughout Greater Boston conducting home visits.  Assist with budgeting skills and other activities of daily living.  Serve as liaison to landlords and property managers.
11. Support with legal resources and assist clients during eviction process in housing court 12. Conduct housing search/relocation as needed 13. Maintain files (e.g. notes, releases, etc) 14. Complete data entry 15. Help cover front desk on a monthly basis and as needed 16. Make referrals as needed to substance abuse treatment, mental health agencies, vocational/educational resources, legal services, public benefits, food pantries and home based services such as PACE, SCO, etc. 17. Other duties as assigned or as program changes occur. 18. Participants include individuals and families with mental illness, long histories of substance abuse, and limited experience with independent living.




Qualifications


  • Patient, flexible and caring
  • Mental health and substance abuse experience
  • Case management experience
  • Sense of humor
  • Experience with homeless population and/or families
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • Accountability, good time management, and organizational ability
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with a broad range of people
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good math skills
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, etc)
  • Dedication to helping people who are homeless move beyond shelter





Money Management Specialist/Rep-Payee

Frequently asked questions

HomeStart is seeking to hire a Housing Stabilization Case Manager. HomeStart serves hundreds of people each year in the greater Boston area. HomeStart is an equal opportunity empoloyer and we encourage all to apply because we beleivee a diversity of voices leads to better discussions, decisions and outcomes for everyone.


Submit cover letter AND resume to: Jesse French, Stabilization Program and Data Manager, french@homestart.org. Electronic Submissions only. Job Type: Full Time Salary: $40,000 - $42,000




Responsibilities


1. Assist homeless and formerly homeless individuals and some families become independent and successful by assisting in obtaining permanent housing and providing follow-up case management services. 2. Help participants obtain and maintain mainstream benefits (e.g. food stamps, SSI, MassHealth) 3. Facilitate participants’ transition from homeless-based to community based resources. 4. Work with participants to maintain their housing and prevent recurrent homelessness. 5. Assist participants in relocating as needed. 6. Aid participants in enrolling children in school and accessing all eligible resources needed by the family. 7. Establish and monitor mental health and substance abuse recovery supports. 8. Support participants in accessing detox or other appropriate substance abuse treatment. 9. Respond to participants who are in a mental health or other crisis (creating safety plans, accessing emergency services, suicide assessment and intervention, etc) 10. Travel throughout Greater Boston conducting home visits.  Assist with budgeting skills and other activities of daily living.  Serve as liaison to landlords and property managers.
11. Support with legal resources and assist clients during eviction process in housing court 12. Conduct housing search/relocation as needed 13. Maintain files (e.g. notes, releases, etc) 14. Complete data entry 15. Help cover front desk on a monthly basis and as needed 16. Make referrals as needed to substance abuse treatment, mental health agencies, vocational/educational resources, legal services, public benefits, food pantries and home based services such as PACE, SCO, etc. 17. Other duties as assigned or as program changes occur. 18. Participants include individuals and families with mental illness, long histories of substance abuse, and limited experience with independent living.




Qualifications


  • Patient, flexible and caring
  • Mental health and substance abuse experience
  • Case management experience
  • Sense of humor
  • Experience with homeless population and/or families
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • Accountability, good time management, and organizational ability
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with a broad range of people
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good math skills
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, etc)
  • Dedication to helping people who are homeless move beyond shelter





Frequently asked questions

HomeStart is currently seeking a thoughtful and enthusiastic Major Gifts Officer to partner with the Executive Director to allow the organization to reach the next level of impact. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Major Gifts Officer will be responsible for prospect and major gift management responsibilities include setting strategy, proposal development, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors with special focus on five figure multi-year gifts to support HomeStart’s programs.


Submit cover letter AND resume to: Jewel Evans, at evans@homestart.org. Electronic Submissions only. Job Type: Full Time Salary: $80,000 - $100,000




Responsibilities


1. Ensure that donors are accomplishing their philanthropic goals and ambitions through
relationship building.
2. Cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of 100+ current donors and embrace the exciting opportunity to build a more robust pipeline prospective donors. 3. Create and implement moves management plans, increasing the number of mid and high-level donors and upgrade the giving levels of existing donors. 4. Make direct and face-to-face solicitations. 5. Use DonorPerfect to track and cultivate donors and prospective donors. 6. Use wealth screening tools for prospect research. 7. Steward donors through public and private recognition. 8. Track and report progress using specific metrics. 9. Support the Executive Director with projects that contribute to the Department’s overall goals and other duties as assigned.




Qualifications


- Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings. - Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
- Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events. - Motivation – Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals. - Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Works well independently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules with/for the Executive Director and supports those activities; Develops realistic action plans.




Position Overview


Our five core values ((1) Having compassion/respect, (2) Pursuing diversity and equality, (3) Committing to see everyone housed, (4) Empowering others to live better lives, and (5) Striving for excellence) guides everything we do at HomeStart – how we work with clients and how we work together as an entire organization and community.
HomeStart seeks an experienced and innovative Development professional with a proven track record in donor cultivation and securing major gifts. This individual is HomeStart’s first Major Gifts Officer and first person exclusively focused on building and nurturing our major gifts partnerships, and, as such, will be a key member of the Development Department’s annual giving operation.
This is a dynamic position for an individual who enjoys front-line relationship building and working in a relationship-first environment.




Education & Experience


- Seven years related experience with donor relationship building and/or into high-functioning major gift-related practice; or equivalent combination of education and experience - Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university preferred





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