Development Associate

Posted on 02/23/2023

NVNA and Hospice

Norwell, MA

NVNA and Hospice, the only independent non-profit home health agency serving Boston’s South Shore, seeks a fundraiser to join a growing philanthropy team poised to leverage momentum gained from its successful multi-million-dollar 100th Anniversary Campaign. Working closely with the major gifts team, the Development Associate will develop a portfolio of $10K+ donors from a comprehensive and established annual fund platform. This key contributor will help foster a culture of philanthropy and mission advancement across the organization, its volunteers, donors and communities at large.

Founded in 1920 as Norwell VNA, NVNA and Hospice (NVNA) provides high-quality care across the continuum of home health, palliative and hospice care to patients and families from 27 communities. With the mantra of “neighbors helping neighbors” NVNA gives this heartfelt care 24/7 wherever patients call home, whether in private homes, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, or at its

Pat Roche Hospice Home in Hingham. On average, NVNA serves 750 patients daily.

Position Summary

Using data and research in a metrics-mindful environment, the Development Associate will employ creative and effective strategies designed to interest, engage and secure a wide range of annual fund donors, while identifying new prospects and developing and strengthening the donor pipeline for increased giving. The ideal candidate is a mission-driven team player with authentic comfort working in a community and/or health care setting. Entrepreneurial, highly motivated and organized, this effective communicator (interpersonal and written) and listener is a consummate relationship manager adept at working with a wide range of individuals from administrative, clinical and lay leaders to grateful patients and families.

Additional Qualifications and Attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years of progressive experience in fundraising or transferable business development and/or sales experience.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the donor cycle and best practices in fundraising.
  • Experience identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors or clients/investors.
  • Strong computer skills (data base, Excel, MS Word); donor Perfect software experience a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Flexible, dependable, organized and detail-oriented.
  • Experience in health care and/or community-based organizations preferred.


This is a retained executive search of Exceptional Executive Search.
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