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 or call (508) 647-2260.

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

The Foundation is seeking a skilled professional to join its Development, Communications and Events team.

Manager, Annual Fund
Position Description
Title: Manager, Annual Fund 
Education: Bachelors Degree 
Location: Natick, MA
Job Status: Full-time
Reports to: Executive Director


Position Overview
The Manager, Annual Fund has lead responsibility for annual fundraising, major events and communications of the Foundation. This individual has supervisory responsibility for the Marketing Coordinator and Development Associate. The Manager works closely with Foundation partners, donors, committees and Trustees. In this role, he/she is responsible for all fundraising activity for the Foundation’s two major events and Annual Fund. Additionally, he/she will plan, develop and manage the Foundation’s communications, marketing and public relations programs and strategies, ensuring consistency of messaging across all platforms to build the Foundation’s brand. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Development:
Manage the implementation, organization and fundraising of the Foundation’s annual appeal and two major fund raising events
Stewardship of select Foundation donors
Support major gift development and staff the  Development Committee 
Oversee creation and execution of cultivation events in support of annual fund

Events and Special Projects:
Manage the planning and execution of 2 major Foundation fundraising events-
o Spring Inspiration Breakfast
o Community Leadership Breakfast 
Work with vendors to design themes for major events; ensure the brand is carried through all materials, including invitation, event program, signage and all media images
Manage the fundraising and development of events- including sponsorships, ticket and table sales, etc.
Oversee the development of communications materials for promoting events and event content, including photography and videos
Manage other Foundation development events, including:
o House parties
o Business Roundtables 
o Grant Award Ceremony

Marketing, Communications and Public Relations:
Production of all marketing materials (ex. brochure, town fund materials, annual report- physical and digital)
Ensure consistency of messaging across all marketing and communications collateral to maintain and build the Foundation’s brand 
Oversees and is  responsible for annual marketing strategy and communication plan- including, but not limited to writing and distribution of Foundation ongoing communications programs, including e-newsletters, press releases, op-eds, e-blasts
Oversees all content and messaging across all mediums:
o Foundation website
o Social Media- Facebook, Instagram, YouTube
o Press releases
Acts as the primary point of contact and project manager for engagements with outside vendors 
Supports the development and program team as needed 

Organizational Relationships:
Reports to the Executive Director
Manage Development Associate and Marketing Coordinator
Works closely with Foundation for MetroWest Trustees and staff to ensure that the Foundation’s message is effectively spread, and event fundraising goals are met
Works with outside vendors- graphic designers, video producers, printers, photographers, videographers, etc. 

Qualifications
- Demonstrated experience in fundraising (3-5 years experience in Development)
- Outstanding writing and editing skills
- Knowledge of the media industry and ability to stay on top of market changes
- Experience with donor database (Etapestry) and/or managing data and the ability to run reports for fundraising management
- Creative and innovative thinker
- Excellent time and project management skills
- Strong work ethic
- Ability to work with various vendors and outside constituents 
- Self motivated, detail oriented, focused, ambitious
- Professional demeanor, team player, positive attitude
- Ability to prioritize, juggle multiple projects and meet deadlines
- Use resources effectively
- High degree of proficiency with MS office

Ideal candidate will live in or have strong ties to the MetroWest community. If you are right for this job, we would like to hear from you.

Please submit the following to info@foundationformetrowest.org:
  • Cover Letter with salary requirements  
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample
Only candidates who submit this information will be considered

 

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

Internship opportunities are available for Youth in Philanthropy alumni in Spring and Summer 2017!

Youth in Philanthropy Instructor's Assistant (1 position)

Youth in Philanthropy Internship (2 positions)

 

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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.

The Foundation welcomes individuals to help with a variety of tasks at our office in Natick. Throughout the year we are looking for general office assistance with tasks that include copying, sorting, creating packets of information, assistance with mailings, filing, and general administrative tasks. There are also opportunities for people with the following skills:

  • Writing and editing
  • Internet research, analysis, and compilation
  • Creating and posting social media content
  • Creating mailing lists

Temporary Volunteer Position 

Data Entry Volunteer (Part time- 6 hours per week- through December 31) 

Location: Natick, MA
Reports to: Operations Associate

The Data Entry Volunteer will support the staff at the Foundation for MetroWest in making timely updates and entries to our donor data base system, eTapestry.  Under the supervision of the Operations Associate, the Data Entry Volunteer will support the maintenance of the Foundation’s donor database, including: maintaining data integrity, managing lists, and updating event attendance/participation.  These essential functions ensure data integrity and mailings success.  

Qualifications:
Strong work ethic
Self motivated, detail oriented, focused, ambitious
Professional demeanor, team player, positive attitude
High degree of proficiency with MS office
Weekly scheduled volunteer hours commitment needed

Ideal candidate will live in or have strong ties to the MetroWest community.

If you are right for this job, we would like to hear from you. We are looking to fill this position immediately.  

Please send resumes to Megan Bransfield, Operations Associate, at mbransfield@foundationformetrowest.org

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.