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Church Farm School - Asst. Director of Development - Annual Giving

Posted: 10/20/2020

Start Date:  January 2021
FLSA Classification: Salaried, Exempt
Since 1918, The Church Farm School has been driven by its extraordinary mission to prepare a diverse group of boys with academic ability and good character to lead productive and fulfilling lives by making a college preparatory education financially accessible. Located in Exton, PA, CFS offers a college preparatory education for 175 boys in a boarding/day environment for grades 9 through 12. Additional information about CFS can be found at   
CFS is seeking a mature, organized, creative and energetic individual to direct all aspects of the annual fundraising programs and activities. We are looking for a positive team player with demonstrated prior experience in individual fundraising; managing a robust alumni giving program, as well as parent, staff and faculty giving; and securing corporate and foundation support. 
Must Have:
  • A minimum of a BA or BS degree or demonstrated equivalent management experience 
  • 3-5 years of annual face to face/individual fundraising experience with verifiable outcomes
  • Experience raising funds through a comprehensive school alumni program
  • Experience securing corporate, foundation and sponsorship funding 
  • Proficiency in MS Office and fundraising software (Raisers Edge preferred) 
  • Effective written, phone and face-to-face communication skills
  • Demonstrable experience in utilizing social media strategies/platforms for fundraising
  • Working knowledge of prospect portfolio management
  • Clear understanding of the “donor development cycle”
  • Detailed knowledge of the local/regional philanthropic community
Strongly Prefer:
  • Experience working within a school environment
  • 1-3 years of work experience on a development staff team
  • Working within a strategic planning process and annual goal setting process
  • Experience with donor acquisition, cold calling, first-time prospect meetings and the moves management process.  
  • Working with the PA tax credit programs (EITC, OSTC and SPE)  
Position Responsibilities: 
  • Direct, manage and increase all current and future annual fundraising for:
    • Alumni
    • Staff/Faculty/Students
    • Parents/Past Parents
    • Friends of CFS 
    • Community Foundations 
    • Corporate Foundations 
  • Must engage directly on a minimum of 30+ unique/new face-to-face documented visits annually with potential individual donors and corporate leaders with the goal of increasing annual donations
  • Must engage directly on a minimum of 25 unique/new documented alumni visits with the goal of securing an annual donation and increasing CFS program participation
  • Build a robust regional alumni program that includes events in (NYC, Philly, DC, etc.) as well as increasing the number of alumni that give and return to campus annually
  • Build a viable and highly active parent program (current/past) that includes both regional, local and international meetings and events with the goal of increasing annual fundraising and engagement
  • Create an alumni speaker series that recruits key alumni to return to CFS and speak with students 
  • Create a process to ensure a high level of first-time participants/donors to CFS, including working directly with Director of Marketing on enhanced target communications

Competitive; commensurate with experience.   

Apply by letter to Jon V. Knorr, Director of Development, The Church Farm School, 1001 E. Lincoln Highway, Exton, PA 19341 or by email to Include by separate attachments: cover letter, resume of qualifications and experiences and names and contact information for three professional references. Please enter the position in the subject line of the email.

Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids - Executive Director

Posted: 9/30/2020
Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids (HFHK) is a successful small nonprofit seeking an experienced Executive Director to lead our organization through an upcoming period of growth. As “The First State school garden experts”, our goal is to inspire youth to lead healthier lives through joyful vegetable gardening experiences. We currently support over 30 school gardens and thousands of students with our innovative science-based curriculum. For more information, visit
The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of our organization, ensuring that we are operating efficiently and effectively to meet our strategic goals. In this role, you will be the face of our organization, working closely with the Board of Directors, schools, volunteers, donors and the public. You will ensure that staff and volunteers are aligned with our mission and vision and that we are working together to continue to achieve our strategic objectives. 
HFHK has a close-knit culture in which we place high priority on effective communication, recognition, collaboration and ethics.  We seek a passionate and experienced professional who can execute our vision by mobilizing others in support of it.
  • Develop and implement strategic plans that meet business goals and objectives created under the guidance of the Board of Directors
  • Develop positive relationships with the Board, donors, volunteers, staff, schools and community partners in multiple sectors (e.g. government, business, healthcare, education).   
  • Lead, coach and collaborate with staff and volunteers to achieve the fulfillment of HFHK’s goals and objectives
  • Oversee and engage in fundraising and other activities to meet ongoing revenue requirements and ensure a strong balance sheet
  • Ensure commitment to and compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and HFHK policies governing the organization
  • Proactively address challenges in the internal and external environment to protect our organizational interests
Professional Qualifications:
  • Five or more years of nonprofit leadership and fundraising experience desired
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully develop and implement strategic plans, programs and operations
  • Strong organizational and financial management skills with a deep understanding of non-profit financial strategies and related performance metrics
  • Skilled at written and oral communication, including presentations and relationship development 
  • A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results  
  • An entrepreneurial mindset with the demonstrated ability to create and develop new opportunities, particularly in the areas of community and corporate partnerships, foundation grants, and donor cultivation and engagement
  • In-depth knowledge of best practices in nonprofit management and governance
  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Active membership in Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is also desirable 
This is a full-time position and salary is commensurate with experience. Employee will work from home, and must have daily access to reliable transportation.
How to Apply:
Send cover letter, salary expectations, and resume to Dr. Thianda Manzara, No phone calls. 
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or national origin.   

Delaware Botanic Gardens - Director of Development

Posted: 9/17/2020
Our Organization              
Delaware Botanic Gardens opened to the public in September 2019. We are one of the country’s newest public gardens and our mission is to create a world-class, inspirational, educational, and sustainable public botanic garden in southern Delaware for the benefit and enjoyment of all. The 37-acre gardens site is maintained by a small staff and a large dedicated core of volunteers. Central to the gardens’ culture is the celebration of Delmarva’s natural beauty and the plant species supporting this vital resource.

Delaware Botanic Gardens is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the ground of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or national origin in the hiring, retention, or promotion of employees; nor in determining their rank, or the compensation or fringe benefits paid them. We support the diversity and inclusion policy adopted by The American Public Gardens Association: to create an equitable, diverse and inclusive culture where the contributions of all community members are valued, respected and appreciated.  
Position Description and Responsibilities

Delaware Botanic Gardens is seeking a creative, passionate and motivated team member to lead our gardens’ fundraising and development programs. This full-time or part-time team member will join a small staff and hundreds of volunteers in support of the gardens’ mission.

The Director of Development position is responsible for leading membership, fundraising and donor activities of Delaware Botanic Gardens to help ensure operation, exhibition, capital and endowment resilience. The director will innovate donor and constituent development through all aspects of philanthropy including major gifts, annual campaigns, corporate partnerships, planned giving and events.
Membership Program Administration (40%)
Grows garden membership and revenue through strategic member acquisition, renewal and benefit programs.
Oversight of processing new, renewed and gift memberships while maintaining membership database.
Develops and implements member correspondences (written and electronic) that are genuine and meaningful including membership letters, renewal notices and appeals.
Designs and executes special member events, discounts and programs.
Conducts evaluation of member programs through development of KPIs, accurate reporting, development and research.
Coordination of Fundraising Events (30%)
Works collaboratively with the Executive Director to plan and execute donor events and garden venue rentals.
Creates and distributes marketing and promotional materials for gardens’ special events.
Assists in registration, tracks payments and facilitates pre- and postevent communications with program patrons.
Annual Campaigns  (20%)
Manages and leads annual campaigns through strategic development plan for annual giving.
Oversight of processing donor contributions and information into gardens’ donor database to maintain accurate gift records.
Prepares acknowledgement letters for all gifts, contributions, in-kind donations.
Develops all marketing materials and coordinates distribution of campaign appeals.
Serves as ambassador to motivate and encourage giving from donors, members, volunteers, staff and board.
Major Gifts and Sponsorship (10%)
Supports Executive Director and Board leaders to identify, solicit and cultivate prospective donors.
Maintains and builds relationship with active pipeline of prospective individual donors and corporate partners to support the gardens’ mission, strategic plan and progression of master plan.
Administers corporate and individual sponsorship program including but not limited to naming rights of garden features.
Develops strategy for implementing planned giving for the gardens.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Minimum 3-5 years of fundraising experience with cultural non-profit organizations (experience with public gardens or arboreta preferred)
  • Degree in Business, Communications, Public Relations or closely related field
  • Demonstrated ability to secure and solicit gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations
  • Proficiency with computer technology including Microsoft Office and fundraising software like DonorPerfect
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
Salary will be commensurate with experience. 
How to Apply
Email cover letter and CV to:
Or mail to P.O. Box 1390, Ocean View, DE 19970
Position will remain opened until filled. While we look forward to reviewing all qualified applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.