Director of Development
Job Type

Opportunity Overview

North Shore Community Health (NSCH) is an industry leader in exceptional delivery of community healthcare. We are currently recruiting for a mission-driven Director of Development to join our team! Reporting to the President & CEO, the Director of Development will generate financial support to advance the work of NSCH through the development and cultivation of donors, developing relationships with partners and funders, obtaining grant funding, coordinating events, and identifying and executing all strategies to promote the health center in the communities it serves. 

The ideal candidate will be an experienced fundraising professional with a successful track record of acquiring, cultivating, soliciting, and closing major funding opportunities; developing an annual giving program; building and sustaining relationships with donors, and members of the healthcare and/or businesses communities. If you are a strategic and results-oriented self-starter, consensus builder and collaborative team player who connects with NSCH’s mission and is able to communicate it in a meaningful way to existing and prospective donors, apply for this exciting opportunity!

The Organization

North Shore Community Health is a high performing community health organization that prides itself on being a compassionate and high performing community health center, serving its surrounding communities with comprehensive and culturally competent care. 

NSCH offers comprehensive primary care, dental services, behavioral health care, care management, pharmacy, substance abuse disorder treatment, nurse care management, and insurance enrollment assistance services. NSCH has ten services sites: Gloucester, Peabody and Salem Family Health Centers; the school-based health centers at Salem High School and Peabody Veterans Memorial High School; and behavioral health only services at the Bentley Academy, Collins Middle School, Horace Mann School, Bates Elementary School, and the Peabody Learning Academy. NSCH offers competitive benefit plans and as a community-based safety net healthcare provider, NSCH welcomes staff who mirror the diversity of our communities and continues on its path to furthering its commitment to being an anti-racist organization. 


North Shore Community Health’s mission is to build healthy communities by providing exceptional care to all.


Healthy People | Vibrant Communities



We take our responsibility to ourselves, each other, and the NSCH Community very seriously. We understand our individual roles, and positions of power with respect to how others perceive our roles and actions. We hold ourselves accountable when we make mistakes–acknowledging the error, owning it, taking corrective actions, and moving forward. We follow through on what we commit or resolve to do.


Integrity is the foundation of healthy relationships. We are committed to the highest ethical standards: honesty, fairness, respectfulness, and trustworthiness. We are honorable and respectful in dealings with others, and we strive to deal honestly, fairly and in a respectful, ethical, and trustworthy manner when in agreement or disagreement.


Empathy is a deep appreciation for another’s situation and point of view, which is the basis for the golden rule and our intrinsic sense of justice. We strive to bring empathy into our interactions with each other and with our patients.


We see courage as the strength of character to stand up for our convictions and belief system. To have courage is to have the fortitude to take risks and to extend one’s behaviors, actions, and thoughts beyond one’s comfort zone. We appreciate that courage is often required to compromise. Courage is a state of mind to face adverse, difficult, and challenging situations with confidence and positive energy.


NSCH holds its patients in the highest regard. We provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient needs and values. We take the time to listen to concerns, understand what is important, and provide appropriate solutions and care. We do this through coordination and integration of care, collaboration, and teamwork.


NSCH is committed to the health and well-being of its community, patients, and staff. We demonstrate this commitment by constantly striving to align our actions with our mission, vision, and values.


EEO Statement:

We, North Shore Community Health (NSCH), are an equal employment opportunity employer. Our goal is to have a diverse workforce representative of all people, at all job levels, in the organization. We do not and will not make any personnel decisions (like recruiting, hiring, job assignments, and promotions) based on age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.


  • Create and execute a development plan to secure revenues for NSCH and manage the Development Department’s budget
  • Develop, execute and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure fundraising goals are being achieved
  • Research and monitor trends in the community or region and adapt fundraising strategies as necessary
  • Develop and manage timelines for fundraising activities to ensure plans and critical processes are carried out in a timely manner
  • Oversee the Development Department’s activities and priorities, including directly managing the Grant Write and Grants & Contracts Manager. 
  • Collaborate with senior leaders across the organization on the design of development and revenue opportunities which are aligned with NSCH’s Strategic Plan initiatives and operating priorities
  • Provide comprehensive data and statistical reporting to the Leadership Team and Board of Directors as it relates to NSCH annual fundraising strategy, goals, and priorities
  • Plan and execute fundraising events and direct mail campaigns
  • Work with CEO and consultant to identify, develop and secure corporate and individual donors with a focus on support for a new Salem Family Health Center building
  • Oversee the administration of a donor mailing list and database 
  • Represent NSCH through developing and maintaining a presence in the communities we serve and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations
  • Maximize opportunities to secure press and reporting on NSCH’s work and successes
  • Work with Marketing and Outreach Coordinator to manage and develop content for NSCH’s website and social media accounts (i.e., Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn)
  • Write, edit and design fundraising materials for direct mail solicitations, fundraising brochures, annual reports and special event invitations
  • Actively communicate with and engage current donor base, including conducting donor visits
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • A Bachelor’s degree Master’s preferred 
  • Five or more years of professional fundraising experience, including familiarity and experience with grants management.
  • Experience managing a high performing team 
  • Demonstrated results in raising funds for nonprofit organizations, healthcare specifically preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and secure corporate and individual gifts
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial and written/verbal communication skills
  • Fundraising-specific writing skills, including experience with donor appeals and proposals
  • Experience using contact or donor management databases
  • Demonstrated ability to set and meet multiple deadlines and display strong organizational capability
  • High degree of initiative and independent judgment, relationship-building skills and  demonstrated ability to think critically and creatively.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and database management) as well as familiarity with Salesforce and fundraising software
  • Ability to simultaneously manage short-term and long-term plans and goals
  • After hours event attendance will occasionally be required

Please note: North Shore Community Health (NSCH) requires all employees to be maximally vaccinated against COVID-19, including receipt of the COVID-19 booster shot, as a condition of employment, unless a religious or medical exception is granted. All prospective employees will be required to be maximally vaccinated before the first day of employment. Proof of vaccination record must be provided with pre-hire paperwork. To request an accommodation from the vaccine requirement or if you have any questions about this mandate, please contact the Human Resources Department at

Living on the North Shore

With facilities in Salem, Peabody, and Gloucester, NSCH offers access to New England’s Coastal charm, while being just thirty minutes outside of Boston. The North Shore is connected to the city via the Rockport Commuter Rail line, which makes stops in Salem and Gloucester. The North Shore has plenty to offer, with a rich history and thriving cultural scene.

For Information Please Contact:

Ella Mae Kaba

Talent Acquisition Program Manager

North Shore Community Health

(857) 320-6761