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Advancement Communications and Special Events Assistant


Seeking a dynamic person with exceptional interpersonal and writing skills who is interested in contributing to the human services field. MAB Community Services, located in Brookline, helps transform the lives of over 1600 individuals with disabilities each year. The Advancement Communications and Special Events Assistant is a crucial member of the Advancement team who supports efforts to promote and raise funds to sustain this critical work.

The position is chiefly involved in marketing and communications work for MAB’s three distinct program divisions and focuses on corporate outreach and relations to secure event sponsorships and support MAB events.

Communications: 50%

  • Support Director of Marketing and Communication with assigned projects.
  • Assist with all social media communications.
  • Donor communications:assist with prospect/donor mailings/correspondence, including annual appeal mailing, including generating accurate mailing lists.

Corporate Sponsorships/Special Events: 40%

  • Research and identify prospective corporate event sponsors, working closely with Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations and other key team members.
  • Write and submit corporate sponsorship applications, meeting all required deadlines.
  • Support all Advancement fundraising events. Provide coverage and assistance to development staff as requested. Attend and participate in all events.
  • Assist with all event logistics, help prepared mailing lists, and assist in maintaining donor and attendee records.
  • Coordinate follow up and stewardship for corporate sponsors.
  • Represent MAB at grant maker events and other key community programs/events.

Position may also support:

Gift processing and database management: 15%

  • Train on Relationship Management Software (Raisers Edge-RE) to enter, track and report on prospects, donors and fundraising activities.
  • Enter and maintain accurate and timely records of all constituents, and donations.
  • Assist in processing donations and produce and send acknowledgement letters.


  • Attend and participate in development team meetings and required trainings.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum required skills:

  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills
  • Experience with social media platforms and communications
  • Personable and highly comfortable developing new relationships and conducting outreach to new prospects.
  • Exceptional computer skills in a PC environment with the capability to master new software applications and technologies. Some experience with data base systems preferred.
  • Some experience with office systems and event coordination also preferred.

Job Type: Full-time

Submit cover letter identifying why you are interested in working for MAB Community Services and what value-added you would bring to our team.

Writing samples will be requested.

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200 Ivy Street
Brookline, MA 02446

799 West Boylston Street
Worcester, MA 01606
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