Fund Development Manager

Job Type
Development/Grant Writing
Connected Communities Foundation
Contact Name
Deborah Ala
Contact Email
Contact Phone

1 Washington Mall
Boston, MA
United States

Job Description

Connected Communities is a mission-driven nonprofit and a leading provider of community-based social impact services. We work in partnership with affordable and mixed-income housing development and management organizations to ensure communities are stable, connected and empowered through the development and scaling of promising practices and programs that result in measurable, positive outcomes for residents.


Connected Communities seeks an innovative and experienced leader for its Fund Development Manager (FDM) position, a new role established to develop, implement and manage strategic fundraising. Reporting to and in partnership with the President, the FDM will build and lead development efforts as Connected Communities continues to grow.


Please note that the pay range for this position is $95,000 to $105,000 annually.


    • Develop and execute Connected Communities' multi-year strategic fundraising plan for individual, foundation, and corporate giving and align fundraising efforts with organizational objectives and mission, in collaboration with the President and Board of Directors.
    • Build and manage Connected Communities' portfolio of funders. Identify and cultivate relationships with potential donors, sponsors, partners including both public and private funding opportunities. Identify grant and funder management platforms that best meet the needs of Connected Communities.
    • Manage the overall grant process from funding proposal submissions, planning and tracking applications, coordinating proposal development with internal and external stakeholders, and granting compliance to timely preparation and submission of reporting.
    • Communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders about the organization's mission and needs, including preparing written and oral presentations, proposals, letters, and follow-up materials.
    • Plan and execute events, campaigns, and initiatives to attract sponsors and support.
    • Work collaboratively with the President, Head of Operations Support, Head of Impact Support, and other leaders within Connected Communities to ensure program needs are met. Develop collaborative relationships with other departments within WinnCompanies, such as accounting, compliance, and property operations.
    • Perform other duties as assigned as an integral part of the Connected Communities leadership team.


    • Bachelor's degree (relevant field preferred).
    • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in development.
    • Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral.
    • Commitment to the mission and values of Connected Communities.
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively across departments.
    • Ability to take initiative and managing multiple projects and asks.
    • Strong time management skills.
    • Superb attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications

    • Knowledge of grant management systems.

$95,000 - $105,000 a year

Our Benefits:

Full-time US employees are eligible to participate in the following benefits:

- Generous time off policies (including 11 paid holidays (12 for MA employees); Generous Accrued Time Off increasing with years of service; Generous paid sick time; Annual day of service; Floating Holiday)

- 401(k) plan options with a company match

- Various Comprehensive Medical, Dental, & Vision plan options

- Flexible Spending Account, Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account options with HSA annual employer contribution

- Long Term Disability and voluntary Short Term Disability; Basic Term Life Insurance and AD&D; optional supplemental life insurance

- Health Expense Reimbursement program (including gym memberships, equipment, and subscriptions)

- Tuition Reimbursement program and continuous training and development opportunities

- Wellbeing program (group challenges, seminars, opportunities to earn points to reduce medical premiums), Employee Assistance Program, & Commuter and Parking Reimbursement options

- Employee Corporate Discount Programs (Verizon Wireless, Home Depot Pro, Staples, and more!)

- Flexible and/or Hybrid schedules are available for certain roles

- Employee Relief Program supporting employees with unexpected hardships that place undue financial stress on them and their families

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Why WinnCompanies?

A job you can be proud of: WinnCompanies is a nationally recognized leader in apartment community management and development. Our team members are committed to helping people in the communities we serve and making a positive difference in their lives. 

A job that challenges you: Our employees are responsible for our growth and success, and we challenge our team members to always be their best in our fast-paced, dynamic and rewarding workplace. 

A job you can learn from: We offer multi-faceted leadership and learning opportunities to support our team members’ career growth and professional development.

A team that caresWe value teamwork, innovation, diversity and mutual respect. Through our recognition and rewards programs, we’re committed to celebrating and uplifting our team members.


About Us:

WinnCompanies is a mission-driven, national business focused on building and operating top quality affordable housing communities for individuals and families of all incomes, including members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Our people are the source of our success – 4,000 team members working together to create the best possible living communities in 24 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.


Whether your skills are in operations, maintenance, leasing, compliance, marketing, IT, HR, accounting or finance, there’s a role for you at WinnCompanies. Your passion for excellence can help us make a positive impact in the lives of real people every day.


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Current Winn employees should apply through this internal link.