On Thursday, October 17, Shawmut Design and Construction will be hosting its first Community Partners Charity Fair. The event, held at Shawmut’s Boston office, will give Shawmut employees an opportunity to interact with the organizations that the company has had long-standing philanthropic relationships. The invited organizations will be raising employee awareness of the many volunteering opportunities available.
During a critical time when Future Chefs was looking to move to Boston in late 2011, Shawmut and Harbour Food Service came on board to lend a hand. Shawmut graciously donated their time and resources to the design and construction of the new Future Chefs teaching kitchen, while Harbour Food Service Equipment outfitted the kitchen by donating all of the commercial equipment. In 2013, Future Chefs and Shawmut were named “Partner of the Year” by the Boston Business Journal for their continued mutual support.
Future Chefs looks forward to participating in the Community Partners Charity Fair and strengthening our partnership in the process. Thank you, Shawmut, for your continued support.
Seeking a Manager of Individual Giving and Corporate Sponsorships. Do you have a successful track record and positive attitude? Read on!
The Manager of Individual Giving and Corporate Sponsorship reports to the Executive Director is a thought partner for development direction. He/she manages donor cultivation, stewardship, direct mail campaigns, and corporate sponsorship development and works closely with the Development Committee as the lead staff responsible for implementing the committee’s strategic plans. This is a full-time, salaried position.
Who We Are
Founded in 2008, Future Chefs has five years start-up experience and is proud to be “trending up” in Boston’s nonprofit community. Serving 223 young people last year alone, Future Chefs provides motivated youth with pathways to successful life and work after high school. We believe every young person is an asset to their community and provide authentic work experiences to instill the mindset and habits of success, thus strengthening our local economy and building civic engagement.
In 2014, the organization is poised to expand programming in Boston, begin building a social enterprise and increase staff capacity to best serve its growing number of participants and graduates. Increasing revenue and formalizing corporate and in-kind partnerships is a critical element to the organization’s continued strategic growth. The Manager of Individual Giving and Corporate Sponsorships is a key member of the staff and will be responsible for increasing revenue to sustain operations. Future Chefs is fiscally sponsored by Third Sector New England.
Who You Are
You are committed to serving a student-centric organization. You have proven success developing and implementing successful fundraising campaigns from concept to reporting. You have a “big picture” approach to your work but a keen eye to detail, understanding that communication with donors requires thoughtfulness and accuracy. You think creatively and know what it takes to
leverage resources at the ground level. You enjoy a good social event and have the skills to plan one when needed. You have been recognized as a “people person” and enjoy forging new relationships. You are a positive, organized team player, and are motivated by new challenges.
Essential Job Functions
- Ensure all priority strategies of Future Chefs’ Fund Development Plan are completed.
- Manage all aspects of annual appeal and other campaigns as they arise, including the preparation of mailing lists, drafting of materials, tracking and acknowledgment of gifts, and creating and executing a plan for ongoing contact and engagement.
- Manage Future Chefs’ corporate sponsorships by deepening relationships with industry partners (defining the partnership, setting mutual expectations, maintaining appropriate communications), and planning and executing new sponsorship opportunities.
- Support Executive Director and Board in the cultivation and stewardship of major donors by helping to create a cyclical donor engagement strategy, tracking progress and communication, and scheduling donor/prospect check-ins with the ED and Board members.
- Take a lead role in planning and executing donor retention tactics.
- Enter sponsor, donor and gift data into Salesforce database; generate, analyze and communicate reports.
- Manage, develop and disseminate quarterly Future Chefs newsletter.
- Attend Fundraising Committee meetings and serve as point of contact for Committee members
- Work with Grant writer, Fundraising Committee and other staff and volunteers to ensure consistent messaging and case for support.
- Each employee is responsible for contributing considerable resources and thought partnership to the planning of the organization’s annual community “NOW” event.
- Bachelor’s degree;
- Minimum 4 years’ experience in developing relationships and building revenue through individual gifts;
- Experience with CRM database (Salesforce preferred);
- Ability to maintain focus in a fast-paced, start-up environment;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail a must;
- Strong organizational, analytical, and managerial skills;
- Must be able to exercise sound judgment and confidentiality in working with Board, staff, donors, corporate partners and prospects;
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and able to learn new software with ease;
- Able to work independently and as part of a team;
- Marketing experience and/or keen eye for visual styling is valued.
- Access to reliable transportation;
- Ability to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends, as needed;
- Must pass CORI check.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary commensurate with experience. Generous benefit package included.
How To Apply:
We also accept applications by mail or fax:
Third Sector New England, Attn: Employment Manager – Future Chefs NonProfit Center
89 South Street | Boston, MA 02111
or by fax to 617.523.2070
As posited in the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s 2011 report, Pathways to Prosperity, “Based on a survey of several hundred employers, the report [Are They Ready to Work?] concluded that ‘Far too many young people are inadequately prepared to be successful.’” Employers are finding it increasingly difficult to hire high school and college graduates because they lack the soft skills necessary to succeed in a demanding work environment. Similarly, students are finding it difficult to build their soft skills due to a lack of professional influences in their social network. As a volunteer outreach coordinator, it is part of my responsibility to help provide opportunities for these two diverse groups of individuals support each other.
Throughout my high school education I never questioned that I would continue on to college, and, during my first few years of college, I remained blithely unaware of the crisis our nation’s students were facing. As a nutrition and public health major, I became increasingly aware that the struggles many Americans face when it comes to obtaining adequate health stem from a lack of resources or access to a full education. During my senior year, I decided to take time off of school before continuing on to medical school. At this time, I dedicated myself to serving students in Boston Public Schools with the national service organization, City Year. I was determined to lead students toward making informed, healthy life choices and instill within them the confidence and drive to remain in school.
After my first year of service as a tutor and mentor in Boston Public Schools I witnessed firsthand the lack of emphasis on real-world, employment-related skill-sets. Students across the nation are struggling academically because many feel that their classes are uninteresting and irrelevant to their future career goals. In addition, a lack of positive adult role models in students’ lives has proven to affect their ability to build the communication skills needed for employment. As a result, more students are beginning to drop out of school and, consequently, our nation is facing a drop-out crisis. It is from these realizations that I found Future Chefs.
Future Chefs works with teens to build the soft skills necessary for employment in any career by teaching the hard skills of working in the restaurant industry. Another major goal of Future Chefs is to provide students with meaningful networking opportunities with professionals in the greater Boston area, thus contributing to the pool of positive adult role models in their lives. I joined Future Chefs because I believe in the organization’s mission. This year, I am serving as Future Chefs’ volunteer outreach coordinator. My goal is to help increase the capacity of Future Chefs to impact its students by increasing the pool of individuals dedicated to helping the organization thrive. Through my position, I am building on my own interpersonal and communication skills – skills necessary for any effective physician. I look forward to the coming year and am excited to be involved with such an incredible group of people.
Our annual Community Celebration is the one night a year that our entire Future Chefs family comes together to celebrate the year’s (many) accomplishments with food, stories, awards and more.
We recognize the rite of passage for Future Chefs’ graduating high school seniors are making, as well as the many different paths alumni and supporters, alike, share.
Future Chefs is fortunate to have a wide range of dedicated supporters. Thank you for helping make this event possible.
Quincy team developed an Asian-inspired menu for this year’s Cook Off with the support of their chef instructor Patrick Noe.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 3 1/2 cup flour
- 1tsp nutmeg
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 pound of butter
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- Two nice slices of pineapple, grilled
- 1 ripe mango, peeled and cut into chunks
- 1/2 cup simple syrup (cold)
- In the bowl of a standing mixer cream together butter and sugar at a medium speed until the mixture is light and fluffy. Lower the speed then add the egg. Continue to mix until incorporated.
- In a separate bowl, mix together salt, baking powder, flour, and nutmeg.
- Add flour mixture gradually to butter mixture, alternating with milk until flour and milk are added. Let dough rest in the fridge for about 30 minutes then roll out the dough 1/2 to 1/4 inch thick. Flour well and cut the dough into rounds.
- Heat butter and oil in a saucepan over
- medium heat to about 325 degrees then fry the donuts for several minutes on each side. After they are fried, allow doughnuts to drain on a paper towel before serving.
- For mango coulis, blend mango with simple syrup until it becomes pourable.
- Plate doughnut with grilled pineapple slice and use mango coulis to garnish.