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Director Ejecutivo

Director de Desarrollo

Employment Opportunities at EBECC

Development Director

Founded in 1978 to advance racial harmony in East Boston, East Boston Ecumenical Community Council (EBECC) is a grass-roots organization promoting the advancement of Latino youth and adult immigrants through education, services, advocacy, community organizing, and leadership development.  East Boston, itself, is a vibrant changing immigrant neighborhood with a strong network of community programs and cultural events. Currently over 50% of the population is Latino. At EBECC, a culturally diverse staff of 21 positively impacts the lives of more than 4,500 immigrants in the community each year through immigration, adult education, social work, and youth services as well as organizing campaigns that engage youth, parents, and other community residents in collective action to improve the quality of life in East Boston and to advance immigrant rights at the local, state, and national levels.

A United Way of Mass Bay affiliate, EBECC has an $870,000 annual budget, an excellent track record with donors, and solid financial management and outcome measurement systems. EBECC has just completed a comprehensive strategic plan to guide the agency over the next three to five years. The plan’s foundation is a new mission statement that defines EBECC’s target population as solely Latino immigrants and reiterates the agency’s long-standing commitment to constituent self-determination. The plan presents the agency’s priorities and provides a road map for achieving a creative vision of programmatic growth and organizational strengthening.

The position of Development Director is a new one at EBECC. It offers an innovative person with energy, motivation, a commitment to social justice, and an interest in Latino immigrants, an opportunity to shape the grass-roots engagement of staff, Board members, donors, and community supporters.  It presents the candidate with the opportunity to enter the organization during a time of transition to a new executive director, to create new systems and to become a key organizational member within a very short time frame. 

Major Responsibilities:
  • Develop the annual fund-raising plan, in conjunction with the Executive Director.
  • Responsible for the agency’s annual giving campaign and other direct mail appeals.
  • Prepare proposals and reports for state and municipal funding sources and the United Way.
  • Supervise the agency’s full-time Grant Writer who has the primary responsibility for researching funding prospects and preparing proposals and reports for foundation and corporation funding sources.
  • Oversee the collection of outcome data for each agency program and analyze this data.  Develop outcome measurement plans for new agency initiatives.  Modify existing plans as needed.
  • Build the volunteer capacity of the organization to create and run an annual agency fundraising event.
  • Coordinate the Board’s new Development and Community Relations Committee. 
  • Develop the agency’s public relations materials, including brochures, the annual report, and press releases.
  • Participate in program planning and organizational development activities.
  • Work with the departing Executive Director for 5 months to successfully transfer knowledge base and working relationships with funders.
  • Build a community donor base, especially through culturally-relevant fundraising strategies.
  • Sustain and grow the budget to fund new initiatives, especially capacity-building to meet strategic planning goals.
  • Marketing support to the incoming Executive Director, staff and Board in promoting EBECC's new role and mission in the Latino community.
  • Engage the Board to take on an expanded role in fundraising and further diversify a well established funding base.
  • Seek collaborative sources of funding with strategic community partners.
    • 3 to 6 years of fund-raising experience.  Experience required with state and municipal contracts as well as foundations and corporations.  Familiarity with the United Way desirable.
    • Demonstrated success in securing support at the community level from individuals and businesses.
    • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, preferably in English and Spanish.
    • Proficient computer skills in word processing, spreadsheet, database, and graphic design.
    • Highly organized.  Able to meet deadlines and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • Able to take initiative in planning and carrying out work.
    • Able to work as part of a team. 
    • Commitment to social justice and empowerment for immigrants. 

    Reports to
    Executive Director
    $50,000-55,000 a year, depending upon qualifications. Good benefits.  Professional development opportunities.
    Starting Date
    September, 2006
    Dates & Hours
    16-20 hours a week.  Preferred schedule:  2:00-6:00 PM, Monday through Friday.  Some flexibility in schedule available.  Beginning in September, preferably early in the month, and ending June 8th.
    To Apply

    Send resume with cover letter to:

    P.O. Box 450
    50 Meridian Street, Suite B-1
    East Boston, MA 02128
    Attention:  Human Resources


    Applicant must be available for interviews on two days.  No phone calls, please.

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


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 Translator assists Parents Committee members in addressing other parents at an East Boston elementary school.

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