Organization Overview

Guided by Unitarian Universalist principles and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UUSC is a human rights organization that strives to advance human rights, dismantle systems of oppression, and uplift the inherent dignity and power of all people. We focus our work in three intersectional areas of justice: Migrant Justice, Climate and Disaster Justice, and International Justice and Accountability. We center the voices and experiences of those most affected and strengthen those grassroots groups and movements who are organizing themselves to advance these goals. To accomplish this, we offer Justice Education and Leadership Development, Engagement and Mobilization for Advocacy, and Grantmaking and Partner Support.

Position Overview

Under the supervision of the Director of Individual Giving, the Major Gift Associate oversees all of the administrative functions of the Major Gift Unit within the Development Department. This position will assist with major donor solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship. Travel may be required for special events or meetings. This is a hybrid-work position, with regular required work in office and flexible remote work arrangements as part of the regular schedule.


Coordination and Administrative Duties

  • Provide administrative assistance to the Major Gifts team and institutional
  • Provide assistance to donor steering
  • Scheduling meetings and solicitations on behalf of committee members and manage solicitation
  • Create briefing papers and constituent profiles for meetings and
  • Assist with preparation of proposals, major donor communications and other materials as
  • Coordinate mailings, generate major donor acknowledgment and thank you
  • Maintain record of proposed, scheduled and past meetings, and track
  • Update and maintain accurate and consistent major donor records in the UUSC database, including documenting meeting debriefs, correspondence and upcoming
  • Track and reconcile income, special gifts and multi-year
  • Coordinate with the Finance Department to monitor income, expenses, process check and payment requests for the Major Gifts
  • Provide logistical support and take notes at all relevant committee and donor
  • Frequent interaction with Board Members, major donors, prospective supporters and UU
  • Participate in agency and Departmental events and activities and serve as Development’s representative as
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned consistent with the roles of the position. Events Planning and Meeting Planning
  • Provide technical support and help coordinate Major Donor-related special event and meeting
  • Assist the Development Department Coordinator and the Executive Assistant with preparation for various institutional
  • Assist with logistics of major donor conference calls and virtual
  • Organize, attend and present at UU Congregational events and workshops, as
  • Travel for UUSC events and meetings with major donors as required, includes some evenings and

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent lived or worked
  • Three to five years of professional experience, preferably in a not-for-profit environment with focus on development and the cultivation of members and major
  • Demonstrated ability to work professionally in a fast-paced environment, both independently and as part of a team.
  • Dependable with excellent organizational and time-management skills. The ability to manage multiple deadlines with attention to detail, accuracy.
  • Ability to maintain donor confidentiality.
  • High proficiency in computer skills including Microsoft
  • Solid problem-solving, research, editing, and oral and written communication
  • Ability to travel and work some nights and weekends for donor events and
  • Understanding of and having strong commitment to UUSC’s mission, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Unitarian Universalist Values.

Level: Union position: grade 5

FLSA Status: Exempt, Full-Time (35 hours/week)

Starting Salary Range: $64,000 – 70,400

Location: Boston/Cambridge, MA (some positions may be remote eligible)

Employment Benefits

UUSC offers a competitive, generous benefits package including health, dental, and life insurance, STD/LTD, 403(b) tax deferred annuity, retirement plan with 9% of salary contribution to pension plan after 1 year of service, flexible spending plans for medical and dependent care, commuter allowance, and generous paid time off.

Non-Discrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity

UUSC’s mission affirms and celebrates the inherent dignity and power of every person. We are committed to creating a diverse and talented team to achieve that mission. UUSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to the full inclusion of all. UUSC is deeply committed to ensuring that our organizational culture, policies, and employment practices embody equity and justice.

Other Work Conditions

The organization requires all UUSC community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Our office in Cambridge, MA is regularly cleaned, and standard safety protocols are followed in accordance with public health authorities to prevent the spread of infectious disease.

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