Director of Development Operations

The Harold Grinspoon Foundation, located in Agawam, MA, is seeking a Director of Development Operations in the Advancement Department of its flagship program, PJ Library®. This new position is designed to support the growing need for fundraising in the United States, Canada, and around the world. The Director of Development Operations is a leadership role that will support the Director of Advancement. This is a full-time position in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial non-profit organization.

Position Overview

The Advancement Department currently has 14 staff members and is responsible for directly and indirectly raising more than $10 million every year. As the size and complexity of PJ Library has grown around the world the need for a leadership role to support the Director of Advancement has emerged. The key role of the Director of Development Operations will be to manage 4 direct reports and ensure that the entire Advancement team is functioning at the highest level of effectiveness. We are eager for suggestions of new or enhanced policies or procedures to support the department.
The Director of Development Operations will coordinate department functions including database and list management, prospect moves management, reporting, and donor research. The Director of Development Operations will also be directly responsible for fundraising in the United States and Canada, as well as provide key support for our fundraising abroad.



  • Leadership
    • Responsible for the effective functioning of the department including supervising and developing team members. Collaborate across the department and organization to ensure proposals, reports, and other development projects are successfully completed. 
  • Data management
    • Management of development data including the policies and procedures of our NXT database, the gift entry process and procedure, the way information is moved into and out of NXT to other related systems, and our moves management and prospect tracking and stewardship.
    • Additionally, work with team to improve moves management so the front facing fundraising team can meet more prospects and close more gifts.
  • Grant Management
    • Lead a team which manages more than 200 grants and grant opportunities annually.
    • Oversee the life cycle of a grant from proposal through reporting and payment.
    • Ensure that proposals, reports, and payments are well-written, and information is easily available.
    • Develop systems to support a tripling of the number of grants PJ Library receives and manages.
  • Overall:
    • Monitor and enhance systems. Improve PJ Library's fundraising operations.


  • Bachelor’s Degree, nonprofit or business-related focus a plus
  • 5 plus years of experience in nonprofit development, fundraising, grant writing, sales or relevant experience, including event management, and donor engagement; development operations experience a plus
  • Prior experience managing a staff
  • Experience with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT
  • Excellent organizational abilities and attention to detail, and strong follow-through
  • Ability to prioritize multiple time-sensitive projects and concurrent communication threads
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Suite, including Excel
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  • Salary

  • Commensurate with experience
  • Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer match
  • Paid sick, holiday, vacation, and personal time

To Apply

Please email resume and cover letter to [email protected]. No phone calls, please.
The Harold Grinspoon Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are invited to apply.

To Apply

Please email resume and cover letter to [email protected]. No phone calls, please.

The Harold Grinspoon Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are invited to apply