Manager of Development and Communications

About Boston Women’s Fund 

​Boston Women’s Fund (BWF) envisions a world where power, opportunity, and access exist for all, regardless of gender identity or gender expression. We advocate for and invest in women, girls, trans, nonbinary, and all people experiencing gender-based oppression, leading grassroots, community solutions to systems of injustice at the intersections of racial, gender, social, and economic justice. 

BWF is grounded in values that reflect a participatory, transparent, trust-based approach to philanthropy with a commitment to “do nothing about us without us.” We believe that those most proximate to issues of injustice know what is best for them and are best positioned to lead us toward healing and collective liberation. Our lens is intersectional. To advance racial, economic, social, and gender justice in Greater Boston and beyond, we prioritize people experiencing gender-based oppression within the following communities: elder; youth; immigrant and refugee; Black, Indigenous and other people of color; LGBTQIA+; disability; and low-income.


Boston Women’s Fund was founded in 1984 by a group of activist women who sought to support community-led grassroots organizations and movements led by women and girls with a clear vision of transformative social change. Our founders recognized that organizations supporting women and girls received fewer foundation grants than other organizations. This was especially true for groups helping low-income women and women of color. Since its inception, BWF has granted more than $7 million to nearly 350 grassroots organizations.


Workplace Culture


BWF’s organizational workplace culture is collaborative and supportive. We have a small team environment with an “all hands on deck” approach.


Manager of Development and Communications Overview 

The Manager of Development and Communications is responsible for working with the Executive Director to create BWF’s annual development and communications plans, and to oversee and implement these functions. The ideal candidate will thrive working collaboratively as part of a team within a small, rapidly growing organization. This is a full-time, hybrid position, with both remote work and some required time in the office.


Responsibilities - Development

  • ​Partner with the Executive Director to develop and implement BWF’s annual fundraising plan 

  • Develop plans to engage current individual donors, identify donor prospects, and develop cultivation and stewardship strategies

  • Manage tracking of BWF’s foundation and corporate grants, including calendars for grant proposals and reports

  • Perform research to identify and evaluate potential funding prospects 

  • Prepare Executive Director for, and at times accompany the Executive Director to, meetings with current and prospective donors

  • Research and compile materials for proposals and reports, including measurement and impact data. 

  • Create and write compelling fundraising communications for a variety of funders at all stages, including letters of inquiry, proposals, reports, and acknowledgements 

  • Collect and maintain data for all fundraising actions and activities in the eTapestry donor database

  • With the Executive Director, coordinate and support the board of directors, including meeting logistics, communications, and committee support

Responsibilities - Communications

  • Partner with the Executive Director to develop and implement an integrated, strategic communications plan, including annual communications calendar

  • Draft and/or edit internal and external communication pieces to ensure high-quality and alignment with communications strategy.  Includes: blog posts, press releases, newsletter/annual report, appeal letters, grant proposals, website content, social media, email campaigns, and other materials

  • Coordinate social media presence to effectively build online engagement

  • Coordinate website content updates and new content development

  • Work with the Executive Director to identify and prioritize outreach opportunities, including media placements, conferences, or other speaking engagements. Prepare talking points, speeches, presentations and other supporting material as needed



  • ​Minimum of 5 years experience with successful nonprofit communications and fundraising, including individual donors and foundation/corporate grants

  • A strong understanding of, commitment to, and passion for BWF’s mission, community organizing, social justice, youth-led activism, and combating gender-based oppression

  • An intersectional and critical lens of historical and present systems of oppression, and a commitment to racial equity, just and inclusive systems, and ongoing learning in this area

  • Demonstrated ability to build and hold thoughtful relationships with people of diverse races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, socioeconomic backgrounds, religions, ages, immigration status, and abilities/disabilities in an intersectional environment

  • A creative thinker and thoughtful communicator with the ability to attend to details, remain organized, and manage multiple responsibilities at once

  • Experience with proposal and donor appeal writing and strong written communication skills 

  • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques and resources for fundraising prospect research 

  • Experience with eTapestry or other fundraising/donor management software

  • Experience using design software, including Canva, and social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

  • Experience using Microsoft Office, Google Docs and other computer applications 

  • Ability to work in remote and in-person settings 

  • Sense of humor and a joyful abundance mindset are a must! 


Salary and Benefits

​This is a full-time (approx. 37.5 hours per week) position. Full-time annual salary range $75,000-85,000. BWF offers generous paid time off and benefits.



​We will continue accepting applications until this position is filled. 


Commitment to Racial Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

​Statistics show that women, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC as well as other structurally marginalized groups apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. If this position excites you, BWF encourages you to apply. No one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. 

BWF is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to building and maintaining diverse community. We strongly encourage people from the communities we work with to apply, especially: people of color; people with disabilities; Native American and Indigenous people; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer people; immigrants and refugees; and women, girls, genderqueer, transfeminine, nonbinary, gender-nonconforming, and all trans-identified individuals. We look forward to your application.


To Apply


Please email your resume and cover letter to: