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570 Hillside Avenue
Needham, MA 02494

Needham Community Council Logo

570 Hillside Avenue
Needham, MA 02494


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Open Positions

Join our team of people making Needham a great place to both live and work.

Director of Development and Public Relations

The Needham Community Council is a vibrant organization committed to making a positive impact in the Needham community.  We are currently seeking a dynamic individual to join us as the Director of Development and Public Relations.

Position: Director of Development and Public Relations
Reports to: Executive Director
Hours: Full-Time Position
Purpose: Oversees all aspects of the development and public relations program for the Needham Community Council.

Job Duties:
1. Manages all aspects of Council internal fundraising including direct mail, major gifts, grant writing, memorial giving, as well as overall responsibility for the donor database.
2. Works with Council leadership to determine grant funding priorities. Researches and writes all grant applications worth pursuing. Ensures grants are submitted on time and follow up proactively on pending proposals.
3. Create timely and engaging reports to funders
4. Identifies potential prospects and coordinates solicitations for the Executive Director and key volunteers.
5. Oversees and coordinates direct mail program.
6. Provides oversight, strategic direction and planning for third-party special events.
7. Coordinates and produces brochures and newsletters.
8. Represents the Council on various community organizations and service clubs as needed.
9. Develops and implements annual Development Plan and works with ED to create an annual budget and works toward quantifiable goals as set forth in the plan.
10. Forms and staffs the Development Committee of the Board of Directors and assists them in maximizing their volunteer experience.
11. Provides leadership and direction to advance the capabilities of Board members, staff and volunteers to encourage them to identify, cultivate and solicit donors.
12. Provides supervision to data entry staff and volunteers to ensure that gifts are entered properly and acknowledged within 48 hours of receipt.
13. Maintains and enhances NCC relationships with donors to ensure effective stewardship.
14. Works to enhance the understanding of the philanthropic mission of the Council among staff, volunteers, donors and the community at large.
15. Other duties as assigned and as required to promote the organization.

Bachelor’s degree in a related field
Minimum of 5 years of development and an established record of success securing grants and donations
Public Relations experience.

Skills and abilities:
Strong database understanding – Prior work with E-Tapestry a plus.
• Superb oral and written communication skills
• excellent interpersonal skills, professionalism and work ethic
• initiative, creativity,
• grant writing skills/experience
• special event experience
• self-motivation, excellent computer skills, positive attitude, and attention to detail.
• Exceptional organization and time management skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects

Competitive/commensurate with experience and other qualifications

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to Sandra Robinson at by May 15, 2024. No phone calls, please.

Board of Directors Postion

Needham Community Council Board of Directors is seeking new Board members to serve 3-year terms ensuring that the organization does the best work possible in the service of its mission to support people in Needham who have under-met health, educational or social needs; and promote volunteerism, community and a sense of shared responsibility.

Responsibilities include:

  • Representing the Needham Community Council by sharing the organization’s work and values with the community including supporting the Council’s goals to:
    • attract and maintain a strong volunteer base,
    • attract donors
    • increase community participation in the various programs:
      • ELL tutoring
      • Medical transportation
      • Medical equipment loan program
      • Food pantry
      • Thrift shop
      • Child Assault Prevention
      • Tech & Tutors
  • Contributing to the Council’s long-term planning and participating in shaping the vision and work of the organization.
  • Regularly attending and participating in monthly Board Meetings, committee meetings, and key events.
  • Making a personal financial contribution to each annual campaign at a level that is personally meaningful and informing friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues who might support the Council financially, as volunteers and in utilization of its services.
  • Contributing skills and expertise by serving on one or more committees or projects.


Expressions of interest and resumes may be sent to the attention of the Leadership Committee by emailing