Communications Director @ Make a Wish

Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island grants wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. According to information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 500 children in Massachusetts and Rhode Island are newly diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions each year. Our vision is to grant wishes for every medically eligible child annually. Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island began its joy-filled journey in 1987 when a little girl named Colleen, who had Niemann-Pick disease, made a simple wish for a family trip to York Beach in Maine. Since granting this first wish, our organization has made dreams come true for over 8,000 children in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. We invite you to learn more about our organization by exploring the links above and below.

Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island seeks a Communications Director to oversee and direct a broad range of functions, the director is responsible for leading the organization's communications (publication production and media efforts) as it relates to annual communications and marketing plans to advance the agenda of Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island (MAWMARI) in its two state-territory. Other key responsibilities include either managing staff or directly engaging in the production of key marketing materials for the organization, oversight of social media messaging, video development (as needed), and work with media on wishes, promotions, events, and key organizational initiatives. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Communications Director will serve as a member of the senior management team. This is a full-time position located in Boston, MA. For more information on Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island, please visit

To apply:

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES The Communications Director for Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island will be accountable for but not limited to the following key responsibilities:

• Develop, with input from department directors and other key stakeholders, an annual overarching marketing and communications plan to support the advancement of MAWMRI in its two-state territory.

• With communications/publications staff, oversee or directly prepare marketing and communications collateral material, including event and promotion's publications, newsletters, organizational brochures and development solicitation materials, including annual campaign brochures.

• Develop a comprehensive media relations plan for each key initiative and for the overarching mission of the organization, wish PR. In partnership and with support from key communications staff, seek external media opportunities serving as spokesperson or engaging CEO or lead staff members.

• Oversee, support and engage in website updates ensuring compliance with national standards.

• Lead communications staff to ensure that the organization is active in promoting our activities and events through social media channels and as requested through Make-A-Wish America (MAWA).

• Oversee and engage in discussion of key wish stories for promotion and brand visibility where and when appropriate and sanctioned by family and wish departmental leadership. • Engage in marketing and promotion of signature fundraising events (e.g., Annual Gala, golf tournaments, Evening of Wishes dinner, Wine and Wishes events, etc.) throughout two-state territory in partnership and collaboration with events staff.

• Partner with communications/publications staff and others to develop, design, and execute on program material design and launch for local promotions and national promotions (under the director of MAWA)

• Oversee internal and external use of Make-A-Wish Brand and related trademarks and logos by internal and external constituents when needed.

• Develop and manage communications budget in partnership with department leads and CEO;

• Develop and employ appropriate metrics and analytics to ensure efficacy of marketing and communications programs, particularly focusing on time spent on social media and the return.

• Manage communications and PR staff.

• Partner with other Make-A-Wish colleagues from major market chapters and participate in best practice exchange and other communications fora. • Keep current on and follows all local MAWMARI policies and programs as well as national standards.

• Support and partner with other colleagues to advance the overall agenda of the organization.

• Support overall goals of the organization.

• Other assignments and duties may be forth coming from time to time from the CEO. QUALIFICATIONS The position calls for a versatile leader with integrity, an understanding of the non-profit sector, and strong communication and interpersonal skills. The successful candidate is an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, results-oriented and mission/team-focused environment.

• Bachelor's Degree in English; Communications or Marketing is required; Master's Degree in communications preferred;

• Successful integrated marketing and communications professional (7 plus years) with a track record of developing consumer facing strategies and programs across a variety of channels to engage audiences, in partnership with colleagues, and to increase visibility of organization;

• Nonprofit professional work experience preferred;

• Collaborative team member who is comfortable working as an independent contributor on a project and as a member of a team;

• Superior written, oral, and public speaking skills;

• Flexible, engaged and supportive colleague and team member;

• Deadline and quality product focused;

• Attention to detail and quality at all times;

• A customer service; can do attitude is required;

• Must be willing to work evening and weekend hours as needed; and

• A sense of humor will be appreciated.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. CONTACT Make-A-Wish has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to Liz Lombard and Turner Delano here.

Make-A-Wish is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT applicants. ABOUT KOYA LEADERSHIP PARTNERS Koya Leadership Partners is a national retained executive search and human capital consulting firm that works exclusively with mission-driven organizations, institutions of higher education and social enterprises. We deliver measurable results, finding exceptionally talented people who truly fit the unique culture of our client organizations and ensuring that organizations have the resources and strategies to support them. For more information, visit

Data Analyst, Development Research @ Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

The Data Analyst provides support to the Development Research team and its clients within the Division of Development & the Jimmy Fund by gathering, manipulating, analyzing, and presenting data to help identify, segment, and evaluate prospects and donors. S/he will also provide support for tracking and evaluating metrics related to Research activities, as well as using data and technology to streamline Research efforts. Embody Dana-Farber's Core Values: Impact; Excellence; Compassion & Respect; and Discovery every day. Add value to the Dana-Farber community by seeking opportunities to collaborate across the Institute. Foster an ethical, positive, results-oriented culture founded on open communication. Responsible for assisting the entire Division with reaching financial goals. Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Work closely with Development team leaders to determine how analytics can best be applied to achieve greater fundraising success for Dana-Farber • Identify, retrieve, query, and append data from internal and external data sources • Evaluate project and overall program performance through appropriate metrics, and coordinate reporting on Development Research activities and outcomes • Synthesize information and disseminate results through delivery presentation and other visualization products • Partner with Information Systems team to ensure that data access and storage needs are met for all projects • Coordinate monthly wealth screenings of new donors and new patients, bi-annual Date of Birth append, and quarterly tagging of stock holders in donor database • Work with Development IS team on extraction of screening files and upload of results to database, and on annual grateful patient data refresh • Track all Research-identified prospects through the pipeline, monitoring assignment of, outreach to, and gifts from, these constituents • Collaborate with Assistant Director of Principal & Major Gifts to identify and resolve any issues related to prospect assignment and tracking of prospects within the database • Support Prospect Identification & Analytics team members to surface major gift prospects • Support the Research team's Prospect Management responsibilities through analysis and optimization of gift officers' prospect portfolios • Apply existing predictive models and scoring systems, and explore opportunities for new models SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Reports to the Senior Associate Director, Prospect Identification & Analytics, Development Research. MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree or comparable experience required. Minimum of 2-3 years of experience with data analysis in a fundraising, market research or other business environment preferred. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: The Data Analyst must have problem solving, attention to detail, analytical ability, and proficiency with data analysis software. Familiarity with statistical software such as SPSS, SAS, R and/or Python preferred. A collaborative attitude, good listening, and strong presentation skills are also essential. PATIENT CONTACT: No. WORKING CONDITIONS: Office in typical office setting. Some evening or weekend work may be required. Some use of personal vehicle for business purposes may be required. DFCI DISCLAIMER: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship. External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis. We're hiring! Learn more about working in the Development & the Jimmy Fund office and view all open positions. Location: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States, 02445 Apply Here:

The Mandrell Company Seeks Boston's Top Real Estate Talent!

The Mandrell Company Seeks Boston's Top Real Estate Talent!

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Contact us! Those interested may email their resumes/interest to Willie Mandrell at and add AGENT - READY TO HUSTLE to your email subject. We can't wait to meet you!

Capital Campaign Coordinator @ Andover School of Montessori

Andover School of Montessori seeks a Campaign Coordinator to help manage its upcoming capital campaign and provide support for development functions at the School. This is a contract position, initially available for the 2018-2019 school year. Qualified applicants have a bachelor’s degree, familiarity with the ASM community, a collaborative working style, excellent verbal and written communication skills, experience with event planning and outstanding organizational skills. The ability to maintain confidentiality is critical. Under the direction of the Director of Enrollment Management and Marketing, the Campaign Coordinator will work with staff and volunteer leadership to support and execute our campaign. Based on the Director’s specifications, the Campaign Coordinator will: Program/Project Management Provide general support to the Campaign Committee, Head of School and the Director: Attend weekly and bi-weekly Campaign Committee meetings and provide follow up meeting notes to the Committee. Provide weekly agendas, campaign reports, and supplemental information for Campaign Committee meetings. Provide direct support to the Director, Campaign Co-Chairs, Head of School and members in relation to all major gift communications, solicitations and stewardship. Schedule as needed, campaign meetings for the President of the Board, Campaign Co-Chairs, Campaign Committee members, Head of School and Director. With guidance from the Director, design a campaign and annual fund stewardship program that includes an annual calendar with events for cultivation, recognition and general campaign education as well as a comprehensive gift recognition program. Design and maintain proper stewardship of all leadership gifts including thank you letters, campaign gifts, handwritten notes from Head, Co-Chairs, Campaign Committee members and Director. Assist with all recognition events, from invitations to organizing guest lists. Prepare event memos and briefings for staff and Campaign Committee. Prepare appropriate packets for distribution at each event. Act as liaison between host and school for details pertaining to event. Investigate and order all Campaign recognition gifts and plaques. Assist with design and content of a Campaign Newsletter. Maintain and update all donor and prospect files based on progress reports from Campaign Committee members and staff. Update all individual donor and prospect files based upon information relayed during Campaign Committee meetings and individual donor meetings. Track solicitation status for each major gift prospect. Provide “tickler” reports for all solicitors and advisors of the Campaign Committee. Coordinate all presentation materials for Campaign Committee and staff. Ensure that information obtained at Campaign Committee Meetings and individual meetings or discussions is appropriately entered in the constituent’s record. Work with the Committee to ensure that timely and accurate research is being conducted and that that information is entered properly in the database. Maintain the DaySchool database that tracks pledges and donations and communicate with Director of Finance. Maintain and track accurate up-to-date information for donations. Enter gifts and provide weekly/monthly reports to the Business Office Prepare and manage donor acknowledgments. Maintain accurate contact information for various constituencies using DaySchool. School Culture Demonstrate a strong commitment to the ASM Code of Professional Ethics. Model the Montessori values of grace, courtesy, respect and empathy. Protect the privacy and confidentiality of each constituent. Adhere to and uphold the Andover School of Montessori philosophy and mission.

To apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to Head of School, Joanna DeStefanis, and Director of Enrollment Management and Marketing, Michelle Finno,

Digital Intern at NESN: Boston

Your Opportunity!

We are looking for a talented Intern for our Digital Team to provide a variety of support to’s daily operations while gaining valuable experience in various aspects of new media.

Responsibilities will include but is not limited to:

  • Copy, edit, post and update stories
  • Edit and post relevant video, photos and audio content
  • Research future projects
  • Assist with other facets of editorial Web production
  • Potential writing opportunities may exist

About You

  • Must be currently enrolled as a student in a College or University
  • Pursuing a degree in Journalism, Communications, English or a related field is preferred
  • Have solid knowledge of and interest in sports - a background in hockey and/or baseball is especially helpful
  • Available and willing to work night and weekend shifts
  • Excellent research and organizational skills and must be detail oriented
  • Must possess basic journalistic skills - copy editing, familiarity with AP Style, etc
  • Ability to be successful working in a fast paced, loosely structured environment
  • Should have strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be a self-starter who can work independently with minimal supervision but also able to work effectively within a team environment
  • Experience working with/having knowledge of new media practices and/or multiple media formats, text, video, audio and photo - is a plus
  • Must embrace the NESN Core Values; People, Customer Focus, Adaptability, Teamwork, Diversity, Integrity, Accountability, Passion, Social Responsibility

Who We Are

The New England Sports Network (NESN), owned by the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins, is the definitive source for New England sports programming and has consistently been one of the top rated regional sports networks in the country. We are looking for a team of driven and enthusiastic Interns to join us for the Fall 2018 semester! This is a great opportunity for current college students looking to gain experience in a fast-paced work environment while learning from our experienced team.

NESN is proud to be a diverse and inclusive employer. We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunities for all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, genetic information, military service, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. Minorities, Women, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans are especially encouraged to apply.