The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote a healthy lifestyle through sports, especially running. The B.A.A. is committed to a world where all people can access and benefit from running and an active lifestyle. The B.A.A. advances its mission and vision by organizing mass-participatory running events such as the Boston Marathon, creating or supporting community fitness events, and sponsoring a running club that serves the greater Boston area.


Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Manager plays a key role in sustaining initiatives, such as the B.A.A.’s third-party fundraising efforts via special events, corporate and foundation support, and an annual development fund. Additionally, the Development Manager manages the organization’s strategic investments in the local community via the Bank of America Boston Marathon Official Charity Program and the B.A.A. Gives Back Grant Program, by serving as the primary facilitator for applications, programming, and communication. Through their work, the Development Manager helps to advance the mission of the B.A.A. by supporting organizations that focus on building healthy communities.



• Partner with the Director of Development to develop and implement comprehensive, cost-effective programs that encompass third-party giving, special events, corporate and foundation support, and an annual development fund.

• Manages the application process for the B.A.A. Gives Back Marathon Team.

• Lead planning process for fundraising events in coordination with Director of Development, including but not limited to, the B.A.A. Gives Back Gala.

• Manage the organization’s fundraising database, gift recording, gift acknowledgment, data quality, reporting, and gift trends and insights.

• Partner with the Director of Development in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors/potential donors.

Strategic Investments

• Manage the annual application process for the Bank of America Boston Marathon Official Charity Program.

• Support charity partners in program development designed to help them achieve their fundraising goals.

• Partner with the Director of Development to continue developing the B.A.A. Gives Back Grant Program to provide monetary and in-kind support to local organizations that align with the B.A.A.’s mission.

• Manage the B.A.A. Gives Back Grant Program’s application process.

Other Responsibilities

• Actively represent the B.A.A. to the community and develop and maintain relationships with staff, volunteers, community leaders, and major donors.

• Oversee email correspondence to partners, inclusive of reminders, requests, and invitations.

• Lead full-cycle projects from conception to completion and able to work with a variety of team members to accomplish goals.

• Manage policing and enforcement of B.A.A. intellectual property standards (such as trademark and logo) in all materials created by the Official Charity Program and Grant Program, whether printed, electronic, social media, clothing, etc.

• Oversee the organization’s charity and grant program website pages.

• Other duties as assigned.


There are innumerable ways to learn, grow and excel professionally. We know people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below.

• 2 to 5 years of related work experience in a development or advancement role.

• Entrepreneurial and self-motivated, with experience making decisions independently or with little oversight.

• Excellent planning and organizational skills, with an ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks both autonomously and as part of a team. Project management experience is highly desirable.

• Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively across multiple teams. Superior written and oral communication skills

• Strong attention to detail and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

• Exemplary customer service skills and ability to interact with diverse audiences, including potential donors, external leaders, and key stakeholders.

• Solution-oriented performer who can be highly responsive to the needs of a wide variety of constituents.

• Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality, professionalism, and discretion.

• Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

• Experience in Salesforce or donor database preferred.

• Flexibility to attend night and weekend events.


We are a hands-on team and seek employees who are passionate about our work and service to our community. The Development Manager role is a 40 hours/week, exempt position. The role will require working some weekends and evenings. There will be longer work hours surrounding events. Limited local travel required.


The salary range is competitive and commensurate with lived and professional experience. The B.A.A. will promote your professional growth and development by providing access to:

● Competitive health & dental insurance plans

● Life insurance, short term, and long-term disability plans funded 100% by the B.A.A.

● 401(k) matching dollar-for-dollar up to 4% after one year of service, elective deferrals may begin upon hire

● An annual allotment of professional development funding (up to $2,000 per calendar year)

● Paid vacation based on years of service

● 11 paid holidays, 9 scheduled and 2 floating


To apply to this position, please prepare a resume and cover letter to the attention of the B.A.A. Human Resources team and submit your materials to Opportunities Opportunities@baa.org.

The B.A.A. is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.