Senior Director of Development

The Dimock Center is pleased to announce a full-time opportunity for an experienced Senior Director of Development to join the Dimock team!

Reporting to and supporting the Chief Development Officer, the Senior Director of Development is responsible for a diverse portfolio of projects including visioning and managing events; leadership of corporate service days and other volunteer experiences; and cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors, including event sponsors. This position is part of the Development and Communications team, which includes the Chief Development Officer, a Director of Marketing and Communications, and two Development and Communications Assistants. The Senior Director supervises the full-time Director of Marketing and Communications, a Development and Communications Assistant, and occasional interns. S/he will also manage relationships with vendors, including event and entertainment consultants for Steppin’ Out.


Approximately 70% of the person’s time is internally focused on managing the office, supporting the CDO, supervising staff and supporting/interfacing with colleagues throughout Dimock’s divisions. The balance of the person’s time is focused on direct donor contact, including with the Board, event committees and corporate partners.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.
  • At least seven to ten years of proven fundraising experience, including event management, volunteer engagement and donor cultivation/solicitation/stewardship.
  • At least five years of staff supervision.
  • Professionalism, poise and sophistication.
  • Proactive, positive, collaborative approach to work.
  • Outstanding project management skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to work and communicate with diverse constituents, including colleagues, patients and families, donors (including board members) and vendors.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and congenially, in particular as part of the Development and Communications Team and with the President/CEO, sharing information and creating ideas together.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including proofreading skills.
  • Excellent technology skills, including experience with Raiser’s Edge donor database.
  • Flexibility to work early mornings, nights and weekends for events and meetings (approximately one per month).

The Dimock Center is a non-profit community-based organization that provides comprehensive services to Boston’s urban neighborhoods. Dimock offers nearly one hundred programs to over 40,000 individuals, spanning primary and specialty health care; job training and employment services; early childhood and family support programs; substance abuse and mental health treatment services

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume and email to Raquel Rosenblatt:

Dimock is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).