Prevent Blindness seeks a part-time Resource and Communications Coordinator to lead fund development and support the organization’s mission-related vision and eye health outreach in Massachusetts. The candidate would work in close collaboration with the Director of the Northeast Region, but take responsibility for grant seeking and fundraising, ideally with experience in both. Activities performed will directly enable development or expansion of services such as further childhood vision research, online vision education modules, and other statewide initiatives.
This 12-16 hour per week position provides an opportunity for a self-starter who is currently a stay at-home parent, graduate student, or person with experience in grant writing and development in the non-profit or public health sector but who needs flexibility in hours and work location. By working remotely and at a Boston office, you will be an integral part of an active coalition raising awareness and improving vision services for all children throughout New England.
Fundraising and Development:
Research potential funding sources to identify the goals, net worth, and history of charitable donations related to potential donors
Prepare and write grant presentations, proposals, and reports for current and potential funders
Identify, cultivate, and secure new and current sources of funding through relationships with individuals and foundations to leverage resources and increase influence and awareness of CVMA causes throughout Massachusetts
Work closely with the Northeast Region Director to strategize program expansion and fund-raising events
Assist with writing of articles for CVMA monthly newsletter, partner newsletters, media, public health campaigns, education and training presentations
Improve and apply new ideas in fund-raising to social media outlets
Assist with management of CVMA coalition, including stakeholder engagement, meeting administration and reporting
Respond to email inquiries regarding CVMA and Prevent Blindness activities, vision screening training program, website resources, etc.
Attend meetings on Skype, Zoom or conference call when requested
Boston area-based duties that may be required on occasion:
Assist in preparation and orchestration of local special events such as Advocacy days, vision screening certification trainings, fundraisers or coalition meetings
Represent Prevent Blindness and CVMA key issues to policy makers at Massachusetts State House
Attend local conferences on behalf of CVMA
** These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job-related marginal duties as required.
Master’s degree in Public Health, Education, Liberal Arts, Business, Communications, Marketing, Journalism, or Human Services plus two years of experience working in a non-profit organization
Bachelor’s degree in one of the fields described above, plus five years of experience in a non-profit organization.
Prior Experience preferred:
Grant seeking and grant writing; grant administration
Proven networking and partnership building skills
Non-profit fund development; organization of fundraising events
Writing/managing social media or public health campaigns
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Able to work independently in a self-directed manner
Ability to carry on simultaneously a variety of activities
Ability to lift 50lbs
About Prevent Blindness
Prevent Blindness is the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to preventing blindness and preserving sight. Focused on promoting vision and eye health for all ages, Prevent Blindness touches the lives of millions of people nationwide each year, through vision screenings, education, advocacy, trainings, and supporting research. Children’s Vision Massachusetts (CVMA) (www.childrensvisionmassachusetts.org) is a coalition created by Prevent Blindness in 2009 to build a statewide systematic approach to children’s vision services in the Commonwealth. The 70-member volunteer coalition is led by 3 Co-Chairs, one of whom is the Prevent Blindness Director of the Northeast Region. The coalition works toward an aligned vision that all Massachusetts children have the opportunity to develop and retain their best possible vision, to support healthy development and academic growth.