DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENT (Hybrid position, majority remote, MA residency required)


Reporting to and in partnership with AccessHealth MA’s Executive Director and Board of Directors, the Director of Communications and Development drives and oversees development and communication efforts. This position is responsible for all fundraising and development activities including annual giving, planned giving, major donor relations and stewardship, grant writing and tracking, prospect research, database management, and special events. The Director of Communications and Development coordinates communications, public relations, and marketing efforts including newsletters, websites, brochures, and social media. The Director of Communications and Development collaborates across teams to gain an in-depth understanding and knowledge of our IDDAP and Research programs’ goals, services, client populations served, and day-to-day operations and communications needs. The qualified candidate will employ communications as a tool to expand AccessHealth MA’s visibility in the community as a leader in accessing HIV prevention, HIV/AIDS research, and infectious disease care access.


·         Create and implement annual development and communications plans in partnership with the Executive Director and Board of Directors

·         Secure financial support from individuals, sponsors, and corporations

·         Steward Donors

·         Engage current donors and recruit new donors through an anticipated return to in-person events as the situation allows

·         Oversee special events

·         Manage annual giving program

·         Create and implement planned giving opportunities

·         Identify, develop, and track grants

·         Maintain the donor tracking system and fundraising database (Neon)

·         Oversee communications and marketing and PR efforts for the organization, including newsletter, website, annual report, and social media

·         Supervise Communications and Development Manager

·         Collaborate with IDDAP and Research program managers

·         Work closely with Executive Director and Accounting Manager to create annual development budget

·         Complete additional tasks as assigned


·         Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial and communication skills

·         Experienced manager with excellent supervision skills

·         Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree a plus

·         7+ years’ experience in various aspects of development, experience in non-profit, public health or healthcare related field a plus


·         Achieving results

·         Being accountable; working collaboratively as strong a team player

·         Thinking analytically and strategically

·         Excellent organizational skills

·         Communicating for impact


Solid planning, organizational, communication and donor management database skills are a must. Strong presentation skills, including excellent verbal and written communication skills. Interest in HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C and other infectious diseases. Skilled at working with multiple levels and types of teams; strong collaboration skills with all the organization’s teams. Strong skills and experience in working with diverse groups. Ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities. Additional hours may be required on nights and weekends.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Julie Marston, Executive Director, at jobs@accesshealthma.org


AccessHealth MA leads the fight against HIV and other infectious diseases. A unique, public health nonprofit, we provide access and support across treatment, prevention, research, and education – all to make Massachusetts a healthier, more equitable place for every resident of the Commonwealth.

AccessHealth MA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: AccessHealth MA is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other class protected by federal or state law (EEO/AA).

About AccessHealth MA (formerly Community Research Initiative)


Since 1989, AccessHealth MA, (formerly Community Research Initiative of New England) has sponsored community-based research on HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases. In addition to the research program, AccessHealth MA operates the Infectious Disease Drug Assistance Program (IDDAP) under contract with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Boston Public Health Commission. This program, funded by both federal and state dollars, is one of the most comprehensive programs of its kind in the country, and provides access to HIV- related medications to under- or uninsured clients through the HIV Drug Assistance Program (HDAP). The Comprehensive Health Insurance Initiative (CHII) also provides health insurance for individuals with HIV/AIDS who are otherwise unable to access coverage. HDAP and CHII serve as key programs within the larger umbrella of IDDAP programs. Additional components include coverage of the costs of tuberculosis drugs (TB Drug Assistance Program); an HIV prevention program, the Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Drug Assistance Program (PrEPDAP); and the non-occupational Post-Exposure Program (nPEP), designed to prevent HIV transmission through timely access to medications following potential exposure to HIV.

AccessHealth MA is a mission-driven, non-profit public health organization. Our values aim to support social justice, racial equity, inclusion, diversity, and public health efforts. AccessHealth MA staff share a growth mindset and are committed to doing a better job of fighting structural racism and racial injustice within our organization, for the communities we serve, and in our lives. We support BIPOC, HIV and LBGTQ+ communities and are actively seeking to be better allies to individuals who are part of those communities, by creating equitable access to resources and services. One of the ways we are assessing and addressing our organizational impact on racial equity has been by engaging with All Aces, Inc., a DEI Transformation company with self- learning courses and instructor-guided workshops. All Aces' transformation framework has yielded many benefits for companies engaged in DEI work across various industries. At AccessHealth MA, this work is driven by the leadership of our DEI Task Force. AccessHealth MA supports and stands with Black Lives Matter and recognizes Juneteenth and MLK Day as important holidays. We believe individuals and communities most impacted by HIV and other infectious diseases should lead this work. We highly encourage BIPOC, trans and gender diverse, queer, HIV-positive, TB survivors, those in recovery, those with prevention experience, people with disabilities, people with sex work experience, and those with lived experience to apply.