Job and Volunteer Opportunities

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Full-Time Director of Development

Date posted: December 15, 2021

Job Description

Director of Development


Plans, directs, and coordinates the implementation of all development activities, including direct mail appeals, direct gift solicitations, and fundraising/cultivation event management by performing the following duties personally or with qualified volunteers.


Regular duties include the following (Other duties may be assigned):

On an ongoing basis:

  • With the approval of the Development Committee (or Executive Director when a Development Committee is inactive) creates and implements an annual development plan and strategy. Leads and manages the organization’s overall development efforts to raise an annual unrestricted budget with yearly increases established by the Board. Annual cycle of planned fundraising activities targeting individuals, corporations, and foundations to include:
    • In concert with the Business Manager and Finance Committee, develop the Annual FY Budget
    • In concert with the Executive Director, develop the annual FY fundraising plan to achieve the revenue goal
    • Develop and execute solicitation and stewardship strategies for assigned major donors ($1000+)
    • Assign Executive Director and  Board members who are willing, major donors to steward, providing examples
    • Develop the case for support documents. Train staff and Board in the use of documents, talking points, and donor stewardship practices
    • Design and deliver direct mail appeals targeting introductory gifts, annual gifts, pledges, recurring gifts, and re-activation gifts
    • Create and manage two (2) fundraising events annually. Acquire and manage volunteers. Manages relationships with third-party fundraisers.
    • Develop ‘friend-raising” events that provide fiscal growth and engagement of new/current donors. Events must be mission-relevant, donor educational, and cost-effective
    • Create, or supervise volunteer or contractor, timely printed, email, and social media communications to donors and prospects that communicate case for support and impact of gifts
    • Communicate to Executive Director and Board, metrics for monitoring retention, new donor acquisition and average gift value.
    • Create and conduct a plan for donor prospecting
  • The primary focus is to cultivate and grow the donor base, through yearly increases in donor retention and reactivation rates, the number of new individual donors, and increased individual donor revenue,
  • Cultivate and steward donors through in-person visits, personalized correspondence, special events, and timely acknowledgments.
  • Database and Records Management – Supervises and manages Donor Perfect Online, Donor Search, and associated fundraising platforms. Collaborate with staff on queries, reports, exports, and any other data as needed.
  • Development & Public Relations – Collaborate with Executive Director on donor communications, including annual appeal, annual report, newsletters, and donor impact reports.


  • Minimum of 5 years of development experience, preferably in a health-related non-profit. Direct experience as front line MGO securing major gifts, cultivating individual donors, and increasing support from existing donors.
  • High energy, positive, “can-do” attitude, sincere affinity for the mission, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail; high degree of initiative.
  • Is entrepreneurial. Has the communication, financial and technical skills needed to effectively communicate and implement the development and marketing plan;
  • Has a style and approach to tasks that both inspires confidence and supports effective leadership;
  • Forms effective relationships with donors and volunteers;
  • Can initiate, sustain and monitor multiple tasks and see them through to a successful conclusion;
  • Proven track record of achieving revenue targets
  • Experience working with high-net-worth donors and Foundation representatives.
  • Strong verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and thorough understanding of strategic development best practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to prospect, cultivate and manage new funding sources
  • Strong partnership-building and event planning skills.
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of database management.
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and manage volunteers.

Educational Requirements:

 BA/BS (required)

Employment Type: Full-Time Professional Level: Professional

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Benefits: Generous vacation time,  flexible work schedule, a select range of health benefits, free parking.

Full-Time Director of Clinical Care

Date posted: November 8, 2021

Job Description

Director of Clinical Care


The Director of Integrative Care will have a highly developed ability to work compassionately and patiently with people experiencing illness. She/He/They has knowledge and experience in the theory and practice of integrative/complementary therapies as applied to oncology care. She/He/They has a working understanding of the physical, psychosocial, emotional, and existential issues affecting oncology clients during the many phases of their disease. In addition, She/He/They has administrative and clinical capabilities encompassing program management, case management, supervision, statistical evaluation, grant writing/reporting, and organizational development.

 Summary of Key Responsibilities

 Program Management                                 

  • Oversee all clinical services including programs and classes, counseling, support groups, and bodywork for clients and the community.
  • Supervise and manage Clinical Care Specialist(s).
  • Recruit and screen all potential therapists/providers for HG programs and therapies. Responsible for the orientation, supervision, and evaluation of all practitioners.
  • As needed, aid affiliated therapists in managing the stress of clinical practice with cancer clients and their families.
  • Develop programs and resources to address the needs of clients.
  • Record programmatic data and associated evaluations to improve services, assist in identifying gaps in services and programs, and assure the quality of care.
  • Remain abreast of the latest research to advance knowledge about the impact of cancer, refine interventions, and evaluate practice outcomes.
  • Provide education and consultation to professionals and staff regarding the biopsychosocial, environmental, spiritual, and cultural factors affecting cancer care.
  • Work in consultation with oncology professionals via telephone networking, conferences, or on listservs.
  • Supervise and train Lesley University Master’s Candidate in Expressive Arts Therapy Intern.

Direct Client Care

  • Complete or supervise all client Intakes/psychosocial assessments, determine client’s needs relative to coping effectively with a cancer diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care.
  • Develop a multidisciplinary care plan with client and family input and based on mutual goals.
  • Provide direct assistance to meet financial, transportation, lodging, and other needs.
  • Assist clients in navigating through health care systems to help them achieve quality care.
  • Mobilize new or existing family, system, and community resources to provide social and emotional support to clients.
  • Provide direct consultation w/ clients needing supportive care management; use of a range of therapeutic and other interventions, including supportive counseling, group work, education, and direction to outside resources to address issues in each phase of the illness.
  • Provide short-term one to one counseling to clients as needed, or refer to the appropriate provider.
  • Facilitate support groups. Recruit, manage and supervise affiliated group leaders as needed.
  • Supervise and support Clinical Care Specialists and Business Associates in case management of client care.
  • Advocate with, or on behalf of, clients, families, and caregivers to address their needs, or for policies and programs that will benefit them.
  • Update and maintain documentation and knowledge base of community resources for cancer patients
  • Assist in planning and participating in all major fundraisers in support of HG and special events.

Management Support

  • Assist Executive Director in operational needs assessment and strategic planning.
  • Interpret relevant statistical information/client data for budgets, grants, and plans as needed.
  • Support Grant Writing and Fundraising with client narratives for reports to grantors and funders.
  • Manage programmatic budgets in collaboration with Business Manager
  • Communicate with Executive Director regarding clinical care, program development, grant-related activity, and outreach, that should be shared with the Board
  • Represent HG and conduct outreach to hospitals, at oncology events, and with cancer advocacy organizations.

Capacity Building Support 

  • Support website and marketing by writing/or providing content and making sure information is up to date.


  • Excellent interpersonal skills, compassionate, calm, and mindful presence
  • Self-starter and self-motivated
  • Intellectual curiosity in the field of integrative health with desire to keep up with the latest research findings in this emerging academic area
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task

Educational Requirements:

 BA/BS (required) and LICSW from an accredited institution and licensed in the state of Massachusetts. LICSW, OSW-C a plus

Employment Type: Full-Time Professional Level: Professional

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Benefits: Generous vacation time, a select range of health benefits, free parking.

Administrative Assistant/Development Associate

Date posted: September 21, 2021

The Administrative Assistant/Development Associate is a part-time, hourly position that will average 15-20 hours per week. The Administrative Assistant/Development Associate will report to the Director of Development and will support the fundraising and administrative activities of the organization. Hours may include on-site and off-site hours.


The ideal candidate will have a highly developed ability to be a flexible team player, while multi-tasking a multitude of administrative functions related to fundraising and general operations.

The Administrative Assistant/Development Associate will be responsible for:


  • Enter checks and credit card donations into the donor database
  • Conduct data entry and maintain data integrity for the donor database
  • Generate and disperse weekly gift report to Executive Director, Director of Development, and Board
  • Manage gift acknowledgment process and produce donor letters and emails
  • Research donors of interest as notified by Director of Development or Executive Directors
  • Other special projects as assigned from time to time

As needed:

  • Assist Director of Development in two signature fundraising events per year
    • Support management of fundraising online platform
    • Support management of website content for event
    • Support management of crowd fundraising for participants
    • Create print and online promotional content
  • Assist Director of Development in creating quarterly Donor Newsletter
  • Assist Director of Development in creating Annual Appeal letters, segmenting donors

Qualifications:  Skills and Education

  • Exceptionally skilled at data management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter and self-motivated
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) WordPress) DonorPerfect, WordPress, Constant Contact is a plus.
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

Educational Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree preferred.
3-5 years of administrative experience.

 Employment Type: Part-time                  Professional Level: Administrative

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

On-site Location: Harvard, MA

To apply send a cover letter and resume to

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