There is an exciting opportunity at Project Citizenship for a Director of Development. The role is based in Boston, Massachusetts. This person will develop and lead a long-term strategy to create a diverse fundraising program. The Director of Development oversees all aspects of fundraising including major gifts, special events, direct mail appeals, foundation grants, and corporate partnerships. Reporting to the Executive Director, s/he provides professional and strategic fundraising leader ship to the Executive Director and Board of Directors. This position is an excellent opportunity for an entrepreneurial fundraising professional, who is also passionate about serving immigrant communities, to build on the organization’s successes over the past four years.
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Project Citizenship is New England’s largest citizenship provider. With a team of five permanent staff members, and over 750 pro bono volunteers, Project Citizenship serves more than 1,600 immigrants each year on their paths to citizenship. We have a 95% success rate because of the efficiency and accuracy of our process. Only 10% of the eligible 300,000 permanent residents in Massachusetts apply for citizenship because of the many obstacles: $725 filing fee, backlogs, increased scrutiny and growing wait times. Project Citizenship works to overcome these obstacles
with free legal services. A 2017 Social Innovation Forum innovator, Project Citizenship provides free legal services with its unique pro bono model, utilizing volunteers from Boston’s top law firms and law schools. And it is also supported by a 14-member Board of Directors. With a current annual budget of $740,000, in just four short years Project Citizenship has already helped more than 5,300 immigrants to apply for citizenship. It hopes to increase its budget to $1.2M over the next four years, and to have the capacity to help over 6,000 more immigrants before 2022. Visit projectcitizenship.org for more.Apply now