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Director of Development - Anniversary Campaign Lead (Temporary)

Year Up

Year Up

Sales & Business Development
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2024


Reporting to the Managing Director of Development, the Director of Development, Anniversary Campaign Lead (“Anniversary Campaign Lead” or “ACL”) will play a critical role in overseeing Year Up’s 25th Anniversary fundraising activity specifically focused on the 25th Anniversary Gala event in October, 2025. The Anniversary Campaign Lead will play a part in the strategy creation, planning process, and implementation of a campaign designed to raise millions of dollars from primarily individuals and companies, and other supporters at this unique moment in our organizational history. In this role, you will work across internal business units at Year Up including our fundraising staff, the events team, marketing, and also externally with campaign committee members and other stakeholders to achieve the goals of the campaign. Strong candidates will bring significant expertise in event management, project management, direct fundraising, overseeing revenue-generating events, or similar transferable experiences. While most fundraising for the campaign will be executed by existing fundraisers on the Development team, the ACL may be soliciting select gifts as directed by the Managing Director. The ACL will drive accountability for activity across the team and coordinating all efforts to achieve revenue targets for the 25th anniversary campaign.


Anniversary Campaign and Event Project Management

  • In conjunction with Managing Director and Year Up National Events Team, develop project plan, milestones, prospect lists and fundraising goals for 25th Anniversary Campaign
  • Manage development of Campaign Committee made up of lead donors and connectors nationwide; lead recruitment, onboarding, and ongoing communications processes with this group in close concert with Year Up solicitors and leaders to support campaign activities toward goals
  • Organize and track external activity for the CEO, Founder/Senior Advisor and Board members or lead donors related to the 25th Anniversary
  • Create documents or communications pieces as needed to help achieve goals of campaign.
  • Liaise closely with relationship managers, marketing, internal events team, or external parties to ensure excellent experience for all stakeholders involved in campaign
  • Work with the Revenue Operations team to develop revenue tracking and dashboards for campaign fundraising
  • Oversee sponsorship solicitations for 25th Anniversary event and manage table assignments and sponsorship benefits for all sponsors (individuals and corporate)
  • In conjunction with Research and Pipeline Development colleagues, develop and/or manage prospect lists and potential donors to campaign.
  • Run internal meetings related to the Anniversary Campaign and prepare monthly reports for leaders; report out to larger organization or Development team On an ongoing cadence.
  • Surface and disseminate best practices related to campaign fundraising activity in the field.
  • Work with donor engagement team to send acknowledgments and ensure excellent stewardship of 25th Anniversary donors. Other activities related to the Anniversary Campaign as needed.


  • 7+ years of professional work experience preferred
  • Excellent communications skills, with the ability to collaborate with internal and external groups
  • Knowledge of fundraising best practices, including solicitation strategies and donor stewardship
  • Familiarity with marketing strategies, particularly related to large-scale fundraising campaigns
  • Project management tactical expertise or familiarity with methodologies
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple aspects of a project with competing deadlines
  • Ability to work with all levels of stakeholders from senior leadership to local staff
  • A passion for working with young adults, an unshakable belief in their potential and a strong commitment to the mission of Year Up
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging

Salary Range - $105,000 - $110,000



  • Year Up has established salary ranges for each of our sites, which allows us to pay employees competitively, equitably and consistently in different geographic markets. For roles in which the location is listed as flexible, the range displayed reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Salary offers take into account a candidate’s skills, experience, and location. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your location during the hiring process.

  • Benefits: Comprehensive healthcare options and dental coverage; 401(k) match for eligible participants.

  • Vacation: Earn three weeks paid vacation in first year of employment; four weeks after initial year.

  • Professional Development: Funds available to support staff in achieving career objectives ($2,500 per year)

** This is an exempt role (paid on a salaried basis). **


Year Up is a national 501(c)3 workforce development organization committed to ensuring equitable access to economic opportunity, education, and justice for all young adults—no matter their background, income, or zip code. Employers face a growing need for talent while millions of talented young adults lack access to meaningful careers. These inequities only further perpetuate the opportunity gap that exists in our country—a gap that Year Up is determined and positioned to close through three interconnected strategies: providing targeted skills training and connections to livable-wage employment for students and alumni; empowering others to serve and support young adults, and changing systems that perpetuate the opportunity gap. Year Up’s intensive training program utilizes a high expectations, high support model where students learn in-demand technical and professional skills and apply them during a corporate internship. Year Up has directly served more than 40,000 young adults since its founding in 2000. Year Up's nationwide presence includes Arizona, Austin, Bay Area, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Greater Atlanta, Greater Boston, Greater Philadelphia, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, the National Capital Region, New York City/Jersey City, Pittsburgh, Puget Sound, Rhode Island, South Florida, Tampa Bay, and Wilmington.

Voted one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For in the country by The NonProfit Times, Year Up is a rewarding and impactful place to work. Our staff is passionate, supportive, mission-driven, and committed to positive change and continuous learning. We set high standards for both ourselves and our students and live by a set of core values that reflect an unshakable belief in the talent and potential of our young people. The work we do is life-changing, and we know that our team is the greatest asset in achieving our mission.


Year Up embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. All aspects of employment, including the decision to hire, promote, discharge, or discipline, are based on meritocracy. We do not permit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws. Learn more about our commitment to diversity: http://www.yearup.org/about-us/careers/commitment-to-diversity/

Year Up is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Your recruiter can provide details regarding the expected work environment and any physical requirements. Please let our hiring team know if you need an accommodation at any point during the interview process. Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.


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