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Development Manager (Institutional Advancement)

Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis
Job Location:
Brookline, Massachusetts
Development and Fundraising

Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis seeks a full-time Development Manager to help build a strong fundraising and communications program and guide BGSP through a Campaign.

Cover letter required. Please let us know why you think you are a good fit for this position as described below:

The Development Manager will report to the President and work collaboratively with the Board of Trustees and its Institutional Advancement Committee (IAC). The Development Manager will help the leadership grow the base of support and increase major giving and grants, using their skills and experience to ensure that best practices and communications are in place to guide BGSP’s fundraising work. This is an opportunity to help the Board make a big impact in a small, mission-driven, collaborative environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Partner with the President and Board in planning, goal setting, and developing implementation strategies for the BGSP at 50 Campaign.
  • Support the Institutional Advancement Committee by developing a robust communications strategy. Manage the case statement and develop collateral material about the School.
  • Assist the IAC with major donor identification (both individuals and foundations) through prospect research and other strategies, and work with the IAC to manage campaign prospects.
  • Develop a regular program of prospect cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, including alumni relations, cultivation, grant-writing, and recognition events.
  • Manage a portfolio of individual and institutional donors, prospects, and deadlines, and record transactions in the development database.

Key Qualifications

  • Minimum of three to five years of development experience, preferably in the area of major gift fundraising.
  • Experience managing components of a major fundraising campaign.
  • Track record of soliciting and securing major gifts or grants, or equivalent accomplishments involving soliciting and closing transactions.
  • Strong listening, written, and verbal communication skills, including editing and proofreading. 
  • Demonstration of organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines.
  • Experience using databases to manage information.
  • A keen interest in BGSP’s mission. 

Work Environment and Benefits

Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis offers a friendly, flexible working environment that is prized by employees for its collaborative nature. The staff environment reflects the School’s mission of talking things through and growing. While everyone wears many hats and the organization is surprisingly complex for its size, staff turnover is exceptionally low. 

The position offers a salary of $65-80,000, commensurate with experience, with health and vacation benefits. The position is based at BGSP’s campus in Brookline, Massachusetts, with options for flexible schedules and partially remote work.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. 

About Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis

BGSP’s highly engaged community is deeply committed to furthering humanity’s understanding of the unconscious forces that drive us, helping individuals lead more fulfilling lives, and addressing the societal and cultural challenges we continue to face.

Nearly 50 years after its founding, BGSP opens its doors to qualified students from all corners of the world to learn powerful approaches for understanding psychodynamics and effecting change in diverse settings, clinical and otherwise. The School educates clinical mental health counselors, scholars, and psychoanalysts who are able and confident in their abilities to remove impediments to the lasting growth of which virtually all people are capable. Its individualized approach to learning helps students uniquely shape their professional lives.

Contributing through our Therapy Center, Internship Programs, and work in the community, our students graduate with confidence in their abilities to work skillfully with a wide range of patients in a variety of settings.

The Development Manager will join the organization at a time of financial success and increased commitment and momentum to engage new donors and new students.

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