Full-Time, One-Year Development/Marketing Specialist

Posted by: Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project

Boston, MA, US

Job Announcement

Full-Time, One-Year Development/Marketing Specialist

The Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project is the leading provider of pro bono representation to low income asylum-seekers in Massachusetts and immigrants unjustly detained. PAIR has an immediate opening in Boston for a highly-organized, energetic, detail-oriented, responsible person with excellent interpersonal skills, written and oral skills for a full-time (35 hours/week) Development/Marketing Specialist.

As a contributing staff member of PAIR, you will support the overarching mission of the organization and to help PAIR to achieve its long and short-term fundraising and branding goals. The Development Specialist has the primary responsibility for helping to design strategies to drive significant fundraising growth, including the branding and marketing of PAIR, to expand PAIR’s funding supply, to plan and execute special events, to assist the PAIR Board and Executive Director with general development and corporate sponsorships, and to manage grants, foundation relations, and individual donor development.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensure PAIR is adequately funded to complete its mission
  • Support the expansion of PAIR’s current funding scheme and growth of PAIR
  • Maintain a network to support PAIR’s fundraising efforts
  • Engage with donors, alumni and other friends of PAIR

Success Capabilities:

  • Advocate for PAIR in the community including events
  • Maintain donor, grant, funder and alumni relationships
  • Educate volunteers and the legal community about PAIR’s mission and how to best support PAIR’s casework
  • Support PAIR staff by ensuring they have necessary resources to complete their work

The Development Specialist will work under the supervision and direction of the PAIR Executive Director to conduct the following activities:

The Development Specialist will work under the supervision and direction of the PAIR Executive Director to conduct the following activities:

  • Manage PAIR Public Presence including social media and brand design and management
  • Manage PAIR marketing strategy
  • Design and prepare PAIR marketing materials
  • Develop lead lists of potential donors
  • Plan, organize, implement, and/or attend special events
  • Manage existing donor network, including outreach, follow-up and next steps
  • Manage logistics of fundraisers including Boston Marathon, Annual Appeal, and ‘I Make Justice Happen’ Campaign
  • Coordination of PAIR’s Annual Gala
  • Conduct ongoing grant research and write grant proposals to new prospective funders
  • With guidance from the Executive Director, assist with grant proposals and grant reports to PAIR’s core funders
  • Coordinate, with the Executive Director, on Board donor cultivation and fundraising efforts
  • Update PAIR’s
  • Manage donor database, including maintaining up-to-date donor contact information, recording donations, generating thank you letters, maintaining active mailing lists, generating reports, generating mailing labels, etc.
  • Prepare background reports for fundraising meetings attended by Executive Director/PAIR Board members
  • Respond to requests for information by mailing or emailing PAIR publications and information or by telephone
  • Perform other duties as needed, including duties as part of PAIR’s overall staff

HOURS: 35 hours per week


• Bachelor’s degree

• Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills

• Ease and facility with social media including Facebook

• Excellent attention to detail and accuracy

• Ability to multi-task, work independently, take initiative and complete projects on time

• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and preferably Quick Books

• Ability to learn new software and programs quickly

• Highly accurate typing skills

• Experience with donor software preferred

• Experience with nonprofit administration preferred

• Experience with Indesign, Adobe, Publisher, and Constant Contact

Salary: Depending on experience

Application: Please submit cover letter and resume, to Amy Mercure at amercure@pairproject.org.

PAIR is an equal opportunity employer.

Read more here:: Idealist