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Manager of Board Relations - Development (Boston)

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Posting Title
Manager of Board Relations

Position Type
Management, Full Time

Development - Board Relations

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Department Overview

The Development Division includes major annual giving, restricted giving, capital campaigns, foundation development, special events and board relations. The division is responsible for raising funds from those who can support WGBH at a significant level for annual operating, capital and directed gifts and the endowment. It is also responsible for the management and development of WGBH’s governing and ambassadorial boards.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Senior Director of Board Relations, the Manager of Board Relations will manage many activities/functions of the boards, including the management and stewardship of the WGBH Board of Overseers meetings and related committees, board nominating processes, communications, donor/board member cultivation and stewardship.

This position works closely with the WGBH executive management team, board members, and senior development and management staff. The diverse functions of this position require the ability to juggle competing priorities, initiative, proactive problem-solving and sound decision-making with the goal of achieving clear communication, efficient office operations and procedures, and effective management of multiple projects. This position will be called upon to manage board-related committees and events. Flexibility, discretion and confidentiality, and a solutions-based approach to addressing problems are required.

WGBH is seeking a highly detailed, articulate, poised and energetic professional who thrives as a self-starter and problem solver. He or she must have the ability to work independently and as a member of a team, must be an excellent communicator and have superior interpersonal skills, computer savvy, accuracy, sound independent judgment and a sense of humor.

Skills Required

At least 3-5 years experience in nonprofit development or related experience. Qualified candidates should demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills, proven record of active, on-site problem solving that is expected in the management of board, committee and events work. Prior experience and direct interaction with a nonprofit or for profit boards and senior-level management, and “customer service” orientation, highly desired. Project management expertise in addition to knowledge of fundraising, relationship management, Microsoft Office Suite, CRM systems, solution-oriented approach to technology, stewardship and cultivation practices key to success. Maturity, sound judgement, flexibility and sense of humor.

Educational Requirements

Bachelor's degree required.