Norwell, MA

Director of Development, NVNA and Hospice

The Organization

Founded in 1920 as Norwell Visiting Nurse Association, NVNA and Hospice currently provides high-quality care across the continuum of home health, palliative, and hospice care to patients and families from 27 communities. What started over 100 years ago with one nurse visiting homebound patients in one town is now a $30 million not-for-profit healthcare provider, 300 caregivers strong, earning many accolades, including the Five-Star Patient Experience Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. With the mantra of “neighbors helping neighbors,” NVNA and Hospice offers 24/7 compassionate and patient-focused care to a daily census of 800 patients and families in private homes, skilled nursing, and assisted living facilities, or at its Pat Roche Hospice Home in Hingham.

Position Overview

NVNA and Hospice, the only independent non-profit home health and hospice agency serving Boston’s South Shore, seeks an experienced front-line fundraiser to join a growing philanthropy team poised to elevate giving after a decade of record-breaking fundraising outcomes. Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Advancement and working closely with senior leadership and Charitable Fund Board of Trustees, the Director of Development (DoD) develops and maintains a robust portfolio of five- and six-figure donors and prospects with an eye toward increasing seven-figure giving. This key contributor fosters a culture of philanthropy and mission advancement across the organization, its volunteers, donors, and communities at large.

Position Summary:

The DoD implements and manages creative, effective strategies designed to interest, engage, and secure a wide range of key prospects and donors, using donor data and research in a metrics-mindful environment. The DoD develops and strengthens the prospect pipeline and manages a personal portfolio, establishing strong working relationships with administrative and volunteer leaders and staff who are central to donor engagement. Additionally, this key contributor provides counsel and direction to Major Gift/Annual Fund team members with a focus on advancing and closing gifts.


The ideal candidate is a mission-driven team player with authentic comfort working in a community and/or healthcare setting. Entrepreneurial, highly motivated and organized, this individual must have experience in portfolio management, generating new major gifts; proven success closing gifts at the five- and six-figure level; and be an effective communicator (interpersonal and written), listener, and relationship manager adept at working with a wide range of individuals. BA/BS degree and 8+ years’ fundraising experience.


How To Apply

This is a retained executive search of Exceptional Executive Search.
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