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Molly Abrahamson



About Us

At Housing Families, we are working to achieve housing equity and wellbeing for all. We partner with communities, families, and individuals to ensure housing stability by offering tailored services including temporary and permanent housing, food assistance, counseling and therapy, legal services, and youth programs.

With Housing Families’ continued growth, we now offer services in Malden, Everett, Revere, Chelsea, and Medford, where, since our inception in 1986, we’ve strengthened housing security for over 2,400 families and individuals.

We are looking for those who share in this vision and for skilled, compassionate individuals who share in our agency values of Respect, Caring, Integrity, Growth, and Team Work:

  • Respect – We treat people with dignity.
  • Caring – We show compassion and act thoughtfully.
  • Integrity – We adhere to high standards.
  • Growth – We foster innovation and continuous development.
  • Team Work – We collaborate and celebrate.

Role Purpose & Responsibilities


The primary role of the Events/Drives & Volunteer Manager is to manage Housing Families’ event program. They serve a lead role in executing the comprehensive events program, as well as strategies to increase event fundraising revenue and corporate and volunteer engagement.

They manage our volunteer program and identify new areas to engage volunteers and relieve programmatic needs. The Events/Drives & Volunteer Manager is also responsible for supervising our in-kind donation drives.


  • Plan and execute fundraising events and donor engagement/appreciation events. Secure event sponsors, in-kind donations, etc. Lead all aspects of logistical planning, strategy, and marketing for the event.
    • This includes our two feature events: the Annual 5K and the Legislative Breakfast.
  • Collaborate with the Director of External Relations, as well as the Development team & Development Committee, on event sponsor strategy
  • Partner with Director, Grants & Contracts to ensure no overlapping strategies on corporate donors for event and grant funders.
  • Tracking on key performance indicators (KPIs) for events, such as attendees and total raised
  • Research prospective sponsors and record information. Maintain all relevant data in Raiser’s Edge database
  • Attend community events and networking opportunities
  • Collaborate Development Associate on in-kind drives and events.
    • This includes the Annual Holiday Drive, Backpack Drive, and Client Appreciation Event.
  • Employ strategic and creative skills to deepen our volunteer program and connect program needs with opportunities for volunteers to give back
    • Coordinate volunteer projects, with a focus on engaging corporate donor teams
  • Support Board engagement through event participation and volunteer projects
  • Stay up to date on best practices within the fundraising world to implement as needed.
  • Use the Principles of Community-Centric Fundraising (CCF) and ethical storytelling in all aspects of job description to root our fundraising in racial and economic justice


We believe that to be successful in this position, it is crucial that the candidate can honestly assess their strengths and determine that they include:

  • Ability to communicate to various audiences
  • Excellent writing, organizational and public speaking skills
  • Strong and mature interpersonal skills at all levels internally & externally
  • Strong project management and organizational skills



  • Must have extensive event management and event fundraising experience
  • 1-2 years of experience managing volunteers
  • Proven record of increasing event fundraising participation growth

Eligibility Requirements

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • Creative and collaborative

Eligibility Requirements

  • Ability to form strong interpersonal relationships with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Must have access to reliable transportation
  • Must be able to pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) background check

Physical Requirements

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Must be able to lift to 30 pounds at a time walking up and down flights of stairs
  • Must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time at a desk while working on a computer


  • Compensation/Hours: $60,000-$68,000 salary exempt, FT generally M-F 9a-5p; with flexibility for meetings and events outside of those hours.
  • Benefits: Eligible for full benefits including Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, 403B Retirement Plan, Paid Time Off, Tuition Reimbursement
  • Please send a cover letter and resume to: HR@housingfamilies.org
  • Please include “Events/Drives and Volunteer Manager” in the subject line.