Development & Events Coordinator – InnerCity Weightlifting – Cambridge, MA

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$40,000 – $50,000 a year

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Health insurance
Paid sick time
Paid time off
Retirement plan

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Position: Individual Gifts & Events Manager
Reports To: Director of Development or CEO
Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Flexible – Kendall Square
Compensation: $40,000-50,000 annual salary

InnerCity Weightlifting’s mission is to amplify the voice and agency of people who have been most impacted by systemic racism and mass incarceration. We partner with program participants through case management and careers in and beyond personal training. Individuals are elevated as experts in fitness and the social issues they’ve lived. ICW is a culture and community in which power dynamics are flipped, social capital is bridged, and new leaders emerge in the fight to combat long-standing inequities.

Position Overview: The Development & Events Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the development team with grants, individual donors, and events. The Development & Events Coordinator will (1) Write and submit grant applications and reports, (2) Research, coordinate, and track individual donors, and (3) Coordinate the planning of our annual events and campaigns and plan new events/campaigns that will increase awareness and generate philanthropic revenue for the organization.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Research new funding opportunities, ensuring a solid pipeline of grant opportunities each quarter
  • Assist Development Manager in coordinating the grants schedule, ensuring all grants & reports are submitted on time
  • Complete and submit all assigned grant proposals and reports before deadlines
  • File and organize all proposal materials with 100% accuracy
  • Maintain updated standard attachments for grant proposals
  • Regularly update Salesforce to reflect progress with grant proposals and reports
  • Issue tax receipt & acknowledgment letters for all grants
  • Record & distribute notes for bi-weekly Development meetings

Individual Donors

  • Assist Development Manager in tracking individual donations & individual donor data
  • Conduct individual donor research for existing and prospective donors
  • Issue tax receipt & acknowledgment letters for all donations
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward Elexson’s Club donors (individuals who give over $1K annually)
  • Prepare meaningful and effective communications with donors and prospects, including quarterly reports
  • Assist the Development Manager in creating individual donor engagement strategies
  • Manage ICW’s donor management system in Network for Good
  • Leverage personal and corporate training client base to generate more individual donors


  • Shape and oversee the calendar of fundraising events and campaigns
  • Serve as the lead planner for all annual events, including the Fittest Company Challenge, Summer Workout, Civic Discussion Series, as well as fundraising campaigns, including GivingTuesday, May Matching Campaign, Peer-to-Peer fundraisers, holiday auction/raffle, and in-kind gift drives
  • Engage and collaborate with other team members across the organization to build out a robust fundraising strategy


  • 1-3 years professional experience in fundraising, event management, or related field is preferred
  • Experience within relationship management
  • Project management skills, which include communication, collaboration, time management, organization, etc
  • Experience with fundraising tools/software, Google products (Google sheets), and Eventbrite to track, monitor, and manage grants, donations, and events.
  • Commitment to racial justice and passionate about ICW’s mission – ICW strongly encourages people of color to apply


  • A partially matching SIMPLE IRA retirement plan (full-time only)
  • Reimbursement of health insurance of up to $250/month (full-time only), and free 3rd party support in identifying an independent plan that best fits your needs
  • 15 days paid vacation for years 1 and 2 of employment, and 20 days for years 3+ of employment (part-time employees receive 5 days paid vacation per year; see Employee handbook for full list of additional paid holidays)
  • 10 days of paid sick leave per year (part-time employees receive 5 days paid sick leave per year; see Employee handbook for full policies on sick and other paid leave)
  • Free use of gym spaces at any hour
  • Year-round “summer Fridays” ending at 2pm

ICW values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages people of color, women, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. ICW is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Careers@innercityweightlifting.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $40,000.00 – $50,000.00 per year


  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
We abide by city mask mandates and have PPE accessible to all employees and clients.

Work Location: One location

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