• Advancement Associate

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston
  • Overview

    Are you are a smart, talented, mature individual who wants to join an organization committed to improving human services policy and practice? Do you have the necessary interpersonal skills, work ethic, and experience (or ability) to contribute significantly to an organization committed to growth and excellence?


    At Community Resources for Justice we change lives and strengthen communities by advancing policy and delivering individualized services that promote safety, justice, and inclusion.


    CRJ is a unique, 140 year old Boston-based organization that provides direct care as well as research and consulting services in the areas of criminal and juvenile justice and intellectual/developmental disabilities. Our three divisions, the Crime and Justice Institute, Community Strategies, and Social Justice Services are recognized for their effectiveness and contributions to this important work. More information is available at





    The Advancement Associate will provide CRJ support in the areas of fundraising/ donor relations, grant writing, public relations and special events.



    • Support, create and manage effective strategies and giving opportunities to increase fundraising and increase individual donor database including: special events, direct mail, online giving, donor identification and cultivation.
    • Conduct prospect research to identify new donors.
    • Establish long-term relationships with businesses, corporations, foundations, and donors in the community to build new partnerships and funding opportunities.
    • Take the lead coordination role for special events; coordinate marketing, managing the event budget, production, and acknowledgement.
    • Provide support for grants program including researching grant opportunities and submitting applicationsensuring revenue goals are met, meeting grant deadlines and reporting.
    • Support strategic community outreach to educate stakeholders, raise funds, and create strategic partnerships.
    • Support the management of the donor database and infrastructure to effectively manage donations, which includes data entry, acknowledgements, queries, report building, and assessing donor trends and analytics.
    • Assist with public relations efforts including: social media, media relations, and marketing activities.
    • Supports CEO in administrative tasks and special projects as assigned. 


    The successful candidate will have a significant number of the following qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • 2-4 years of experience in fundraising in a nonprofit setting including managing and coordinating special events.
    • Experience with gift processing and acknowledgement.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Strong problem-solving ability and attention to detail
    • Committed to advancing a mission-center nonprofit engaged in essential human service and criminal justice reform work
    • Motivated, self-starter who has the ability to work collaboratively and independently
    • Adaptability, critical thinking skills, ability to multitask and prioritize appropriately.
    • Proficient in Microsoft office: Excel, Word, PowerPointand Outlook.
    • Knowledge of Constant Contact, E-Tapestry, or other fundraising/gift administration and communications software or databases (Raiser's Edge), will be considered a plus


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