Employment & Volunteering

There are a variety of opportunities for people interested in getting involved with the work of the Foundation for MetroWest. Below are some of the employment and volunteering opportunities currently available; interested individuals should email us.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Foundation for MetroWest team. We are currently seeking a  Development Associate.

Title: Development Associate
Education: Bachelors Degree, 3+ years of experience working in an office environment
Location: Natick, MA
Job Status: Full-time
Reports to: Manager of Annual Fund & Events

Position Overview
The Development Associate will play an integral role in supporting the growth of the organization and our mission by providing operational administrative support to all aspects of the Foundation’s fundraising activities, as well as the Town Funds program.  Town Funds are affiliate funds of the foundation that are established to support a particular town or city.  

Database Responsibilities

  • Manage the Foundation’s donor database, including: maintaining data integrity, managing mailing lists, event attendance/participation, gift records, constituent queries and exports
  • Work with Operations Associate to coordinate and manage database capabilities for maximum efficiency and accuracy
  • Enter all gifts in Etapestry, including checks, pledges, recurring gifts, credit cards, online gifts, and event ticket purchases
  • Produce and process all gift acknowledgement letters in a timely manner
  • Work with outside vendors and brokers to ensure that gifts of stock are processed and recorded correctly 
  • Generate and circulate reports to appropriate staff and volunteers (Town Fund community boards) at the Foundation
  • Acts as first point of contact for donors with questions about giving to Foundation

Annual Appeal 

  • Working with the Manager of Annual Fund & Events, assist in the strategy, planning and implementation of the Foundation’s Annual Appeal process
  • Track giving, generate reports, and analyze annual giving results

Events and Special Projects

  • Help organize and implement fundraising/cultivation events including annual Spring Inspiration Breakfast, Community Leadership Breakfast, Grant Celebration and others
  • Assist with all donor and development special events
  • Provide administrative support for all special projects as necessary
  • Provide support as necessary to Foundation staff in preparing proposals and reports to funders
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to Foundation for MetroWest staff 
  • Provide support for Executive Director development activities

Town Funds

  • Working with the Director of Operations, provide all administrative support for the Town Funds program
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of the Town Funds Annual Appeals

Knowledge and Skills

  • Very strong organizational skills:     
    • attention to detail
    • juggle a variety of activities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
    • assess and manage priorities 
    • ability to take initiative     
    • problem solve
    • excellent time and project management skills
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to draft thoughtful well constructed, personalized gift acknowledgement letters
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience working and communicating with a wide range of people 
  • Must have excellent and current technology skills- superior proficiency  with  MS Office Suite (including Outlook, Word and Excel)
  • Database experience required – eTapestry and/or donor database experience is a plus

Other Requirements

  • Flexible work schedule- (some early morning meetings, and some later evening events)
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Willingness to roll your sleeves up, do the “little things that need to be done”
  • Self motivated, detail oriented, focused
  • Professional demeanor, team player, positive attitude
  • Ideal candidate will live in or have strong ties to the MetroWest community

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: info@foundationformetrowest.org.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Foundation for MetroWest offers a competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and skills. Foundation for MetroWest is an equal opportunity employer.

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Thank you for your interest in joining the Foundation for MetroWest team. 

College-level internship

Fundraising and Research Assistant for Fall 2017


Internship opportunities  for Youth in Philanthropy alumni

YIP Instructor Assistant Fall 2017

Office Internship for Fall 2017 



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Youth in Philanthropy Junior Board

Launching Fall 2017

The YIP Junior Board offers past participants of the Youth in Philanthropy program, their friends and peers, opportunities to engage in philanthropy and social entrepreneurship, while igniting unique leadership opportunities within their communities. The program supports young people as they look to gain a deeper understanding of the underserved youth population in the MetroWest region, and how they can individually and collaboratively help shape the future of this population.

The idea of a YIP Junior Board grew from the desire of YIP participants to stay connected to the world of philanthropy beyond the core YIP program. There are many meaningful and tangible benefits for students who want to join the YIP Junior Board. We like to call it the next level of youth philanthropy leadership!

Through committing to join the YIP Junior Board, members will have the opportunity to not only create change in their community, but be exposed to professional development seminars, non-profit board shadowing opportunities, and much more throughout the year.

The Foundation for MetroWest Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) Junior Board is scheduled to launch fall 2017 and will hold its first committee meeting in September.


The Board

The Youth in Philanthropy Junior Board is seeking a maximum of 20 motivated members who are willing to promote, raise awareness, and fundraise for the Foundation’s Youth in Philanthropy program. Members should have a strong desire to see the program grow so that it can have an even greater impact throughout the MetroWest region.

Board Leadership

The board will have five (5) leadership positions and two (2) sub-committees:
Leadership Positions

  • Oversee the YIP Junior Board chairs and committees
  • Facilitate all meetings
  • Ensure committee leaders are on track with goals
  • Sets agenda for each meeting
  • Primary liaison between Board and non-profit organizations
  • Oversee and distribute all meeting minutes
  • Manage information sent out among board members


  • Oversee and approve all fundraising initiatives
  • Work with all members to organize fundraising events, assign responsibilities, and keeps track of committee member assignments as they relate to fundraising goals

Sub-Committee: Fundraising

  • Creatively determine fundraising strategy for YIP Junior Board
  • Work to ensure fundraising events and initiatives are carried out among all board members; ensures fundraising success to meet YIP Board goals

Public Relations/Social Media

  • Oversee promotion of the YIP program throughout MetroWest; includes speaking engagements within MetroWest region
  • Assist Foundation in managing social media handles, calendar, and ambassadors as it relates to YIP promotion
  • Acts as primary liaison between YIP social media ambassadors and Alumni Board

Sub-Committee: Public Relations/Social Media

  • Creatively determine ways to promote YIP within the region and beyond through print, electronic, and social media
  •  Assist fundraising committee in promotion of fundraising events and initiatives


The board will be comprised of no more than 20 YIP alumni, friends, and peers. Board members must commit to the following:

  • Serve a minimum of a one (1) year term; with option to renew
  • Attend four (4) in person meetings, per year; committee meetings as assigned
  • Attend YIP Junior Board fundraising events as assigned
  • Attend one (1) community service event, hosted by YIP Junior Board
  • Fundraise for designated non-profit or board event
  • Serve as an enthusiastic ambassador and recruiter for YIP

Serving on the Youth in Philanthropy Junior Board during this crucial time of growth for the program is an excellent opportunity to deepen your leadership skills, engage with other civically-minded young people, partner with youth-focused non-profits in the MetroWest region, and help promote the importance of youth philanthropy education and giving back in your local community.

If you have questions or would like to further discuss this opportunity, please contact Renee Quinn, Senior Philanthropy Officer or 508.647.2260.

The work of the Foundation is dependent upon active committee members. In addition to our Board of Trustees, permanent committees are also staffed by volunteers. These individuals donate their time, energy, and expertise on the following committees: Audit, Development & Marketing, Distribution, Executive, Finance, Government, and Investment. Ad hoc committees are often created to handle specific events. We welcome those with specific expertise or interest to inquire about participation.

There are no volunteer positions available at this time. Check back soon!

High school students are invited to volunteer at our office for a variety of administrative tasks. Volunteers must be willing to commit to regular hours at least once per week. In addition to general office work for the Foundation as a whole, there are opportunities to assist the Youth in Philanthropy program. Activities may include curriculum research, alumni outreach, creating and compiling surveys, and general program-related tasks.