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Director of Development & Community Relations

Spaulding Youth Center

Spaulding Youth Center, located on a spacious campus in Northfield, NH, is a nonprofit dedicated to improving and enriching the lives of emotionally and/or intellectually challenged children, youth and their families. We seek talented people to join our professional staff who are committed to helping children and youth with autism, or neurological and behavioral challenges to achieve their full potential.

Health, life and LTD coverage begins on the first of the month following completion of sixty (60) calendar days from the date of the employee's first day of work; Excellent leave time benefits, Voluntary and Employer-paid Retirment 403(B) program, Employee Assistance Program (EAP),Credit Union participation, Direct Deposit; Wellness program and other voluntary insurance & STD opportunities.

Established in 1871, Spaulding Youth Center is a leading provider of academic, residential, therapeutic and foster care programs and services for children and youth with neurological, emotional, behavioral, learning and developmental challenges. Located in Northfield, NH, we are situated on a scenic hilltop, surrounded by nearly 500 acres of beautiful woods, fields and mountain vistas. The campus offers a safe, supportive and intensely therapeutic environment for students to discover a love of learning while gaining study, social, independent living, and vocational skills.

Spaulding Youth Center is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


Requirements for this role include a college degree and a proven track record with 5-10 years of progressive fund raising experience.

Candidates must possess high energy, have a positive attitude, a good sense of humor, superb communication, organizational and management skills; have the ability to exercise discretion in regard to confidential donor information; ability to maintain confidentiality is essential.
Strong strategic and analytical skills; proven track record of managing an integrated marketing and communications plan; Excellent writing, editing and oral communications skills; ability to effectively interface at all levels within the organization;
Works well under deadline pressure; ability to establish strong relationships; works well in team setting; displays flexibility. Ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities and meet deadlines; attention to detail a must. Proficiency using Microsoft Office and willingness to learn other computer programs. Experience with Raiser’s Edge or other fund raising programs required.
Staff wellness is supported by offering a very generous benefits package, free meals in our dining hall, an on-site fitness center open 24/7 and beautiful walking trails throughout our spectacular campus.


Spaulding has a wonderful opportunity available for a Director of Development & Community Relations. This role reports directly to, and works closely with, the CEO & President of Spaulding Youth Center and its Board of Directors. Serving as a key leader on the Spaulding Youth Center Executive Management Team, the selected candidate will act as the chief fund raising coordinator responsible for providing strategic leadership for planning, implementation and administration of fund raising activities for Spaulding. Knowledge of non-profit organizations is helpful.

Principle responsibilities include fund raising and community relations, donor data management and serving on the executive leadership team.

How to Apply:

To apply for this Director role, please submit a resume, cover letter and three references to We invite you to visit our informative website at to learn more about us and how we support exceptional children and families toward a successful future.

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Date Added: February 4, 2020

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