Director of Development


Self Help, Inc. (SHI) located in Avon, MA has a position available for a Development Director.  The mission of Self Help, Inc. is to reduce poverty, increase self-sufficiency and improve the community by providing resources for people to create healthier, better lives and achieve their full potential. We envision our service area to be a place where all people become self-sufficient and have equal opportunity to reach their full social, civic, and economic potential.

Self Help Inc. offers programs and resources to help individual and families thrive.

The Director of Development will report to the Executive Director and work with the CFO; spearheading development efforts as Self Help Inc continues to grow. A new position in the organization, the Director will have the opportunity to build the development function. The Director will play a critical role in helping Self Help develop and enhance Community Partnership and will be a public figure in the Community.  The Director will work with senior staff to develop annual and long-term fundraising plans to secure financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporations to enhance Self Help’s mission. The Director will be managing a staff of outreach personnel, and will be responsible for developing and overseeing volunteers. If you are looking to make a difference in peoples, this is the perfect opportunity to make a real difference.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required or equivalent experience.
  • 10-15 years’ experience in fundraising and community development with a proven track record.
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Grant writing experience.


Salary based on experience

Self Help, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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