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Delaware Center for Horticulture - Grants Manager

Posted: 3/22/2023

Salary Range: $47,322 - $64,280

The Delaware Center for Horticulture (DCH) is seeking an experienced, detail-oriented, collaborative professional to fill its open Grants Manager position. The Grants Manager is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Director of Advancement. The Grants Manager is part of a team responsible for the full range of fundraising activities for the organization, including grant writing and reporting for public/governmental agencies, private foundations and corporations. Specifically, this position is responsible for initial research and vetting of grant opportunities, writing proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and program grants, budget development, and for collaborating with other staff to submit timely and accurate reports for grant-funded projects. 
As an integral member of DCH’s advancement team, the Grants Manager helps formulate and implement strategic fundraising plans to meet the organization’s short- and long-term objectives.
Primary Responsibilities and Priorities 

  • Research, analyze, identify and pursue grants for programmatic activities, providing pre- and post-award support. With concept, narrative and budget guidance from senior staff, write and submit grant proposals including all applicable attachments, ensuring adherence to all proposal content and formatting requirements. With input and advisement from program and senior staff, submit timely and accurate reports for all grant funded projects.
Secondary Responsibilities and Priorities

  • Review contracts following grant award and provide post-award assistance with managing grant budgets. Provide grants assistance with Delaware Center for Horticulture’s annual audit.
  • Support team planning, implementation, and attendance of Advancement Committee meetings, DCH fundraising events, and peer networking events. Attend additional DCH events and other community fundraising receptions as applicable. Support donor recognition and acknowledgement efforts.
  • Attend meetings with prospective sponsors to discuss programs and sponsorship and grant opportunities.
Desired skills and qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field with applicable skills and experience.
  • Successful track record of grant writing success (foundation, government, corporate).
  • Excellent time management skills, including meeting multiple deadlines.
  • Writing skills which support the expression of ideas, concepts and proposals for DCH’s work in grant narrative form; exemplary attention to detail including spelling, grammar, punctuation and formatting.
  • Understanding and support of concepts around nonprofit impact measurement, performance indicators and deliverables for grant proposals.
  • Experience writing and submitting Letters of Inquiry (LOI) for grant opportunities, utilizing grant databases to research grant opportunities and eligibility and reporting on grants.
  • Ability to use a cloud-based database/CRM for tracking grants.
  • Experience in developing grant budgets, with direction and support from senior staff.
  • Appreciation of DCH’s mission and an understanding of the work we do.

  • Annual salary range for this position is $47,322 - $64,280, with an anticipated starting salary of $55,801 (midpoint), depending on experience. 
  • DCH offers a competitive benefits plan which includes health/dental/vision, health savings account, paid leave (including vacation, sick time, paid holidays and additional personal days), retirement plan and matching contributions, and supplemental employee wellness benefits.
How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to (please reference Grants Manager in email subject line).

Delaware Center for Horticulture
1810 N. Dupont St.
Wilmington, DE 19806                                                            
For information about the Delaware Center for Horticulture’s mission, values and programs, please visit
Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Position open until filled. No phone calls, please.
DCH is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. DCH prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.
DCH’s policies apply to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. The Delaware Center for Horticulture makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

Overfalls Foundation - Development Professional

Posted: 3/11/2023

Salary Range: $25,000 - $30,000 (Part-time – 16 hours/week)

The Overfalls Foundation preserves, maintains, and displays the Lightship Overfalls (LV118) and other related maritime artifacts and structures. The mission of the Overfalls Maritime Museum Foundation is to collect, preserve, honor, and teach the maritime history of Lewes, Delaware Bay, and the coastal region.  
The Foundation is searching for an experienced development professional to lead all fundraising efforts, including soliciting monetary gifts from individuals, corporate donors  and other sponsorships.
Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Meet with past, present, and potential donors including community individuals, current and former board members, foundation and corporate representatives.
  2. With input from and review by the President and the Board, write solicitations,  correspondence and other development-related communication materials.
  3. Participate in the development training of the Board and Development Committee volunteers and prepare them for making calls on potential donors along with you. 


The candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Five plus years of experience in a similar role
  • Demonstrated success in a similar role, i.e., expressed in dollars raised and/or goals achieved
  • Be a seasoned, experienced development professional 
  • Be willing to learn about the mission and history of the foundation and the Lightship Overfalls 

Please NoteThis is a part-time position in that the majority of the work is expected to be done during the first 3 quarters of the calendar year. Work will be performed remotely. Support of evening events will be required on occasion.

Part-time – 16 hours per week – flexible seasonal schedule

$25,000 - $30,000 per year depending upon experience.
How to Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Maggie Bauer, Secretary, Overfalls Foundation Board of Directors. Please email these materials to

Williamson College of the Trades - Development Associate - Grant and Scholarship Coordination

Posted: 3/10/2023

Salary Range: $50,000 - $55,000

Reports to Director of Grants and Research
The Development Associate for Grant and Scholarship Coordination for Williamson College of the Trades provides high quality program and project management of the named scholarship program as well as support of the grant function of the Institutional Advancement department. This individual will serve as the representative of Williamson in many capacities and will possess strong project management skills, donor relations experience, and proficiency or ability to be proficient in the donor database and other computer systems.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Scholarship Program Responsibilities

  • Primary responsibility for coordinating Williamson’s named scholarship program.
  • Builds good working relationships with the College’s named student scholars.
  • Communicates with selected students via meetings, text messages and email to share expectations and events for named scholars.
  • Maintains thorough and accurate records of all aspects of scholarship program administration.
  • Distributes and obtains key documents from named student scholars, including signed scholarship agreements and FERPA releases. 
  • Works with named student scholars to solicit needed information for donor thank you letters and student profiles.
  • Uses student-provided information to produce and distribute polished electronic and hard copy donor packets that include personal cover letter from VP for Advancement, signed student thank you letter and student profile with photograph. 
  • Maintains timely, accurate records of all scholarship activity in Raiser’s Edge database.
  • Assists Director of Grants and Research with reporting on grants that fund name scholarships, including gathering data on student grades and financial aid. 
  • Tracks trade shop, athletic, community service and extracurricular achievements of named scholars; advises relevant Advancement staff on donor stewardship opportunities. 
  • Assists with invitations, preparation and implementation of the College’s annual Scholarship Celebration. 

Grants Program Responsibilities

  • Maintains grants calendar and funding database to track funding requirements and deadlines.
  • Ensures that grant files and actions in Raisers Edge database are current and completed per established guidelines
  • Collaborates with Senior Database Manager and other Advancement staff to compile reports on grant activity for Advancement Committee and Board of Trustees meetings. 
  • Works closely with the Research and Assessment team to obtain accurate and timely internal statistics such as student demographics and Pell eligibility for use in grant applications and donor solicitations. 
  • Compiles the Year in Review annual impact document.
  • Works closely with Research and Assessment and Director of Career Placement to obtain accurate and timely statistics about the College’s Career Placement efforts, including summer internships.
  • Compiles the annual Career Fair impact document. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • Passion for Williamson’s mission and scholarship program, and enthusiasm for working with students and donors.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills. Must be able to efficiently produce persuasive, compelling letters and other documents that are free of spelling and grammatical errors with minimal supervision. 
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel. 
  • Familiarity with fundraising CRM systems, especially Raiser’s Edge, is a plus. 
  • Ability to cheerfully and effectively manage multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment. 

How to Apply
Please send cover letter and resume to Kelsey Turk at

Delaware Art Museum - Major Gift Officer

Posted: 3/9/2023

Salary Range: $60,000 - $65,000

The Delaware Art Museum seeks a Major Gift Officer (MGO) to join the Advancement and External Affairs team during this exciting period of growth. The MGO will be a critical partner to the Executive Director and Director of Advancement and External Affairs.  
The Delaware Art Museum (DelArt) occupies a unique space in Delaware and the Greater Brandywine Valley. Our collection is both internationally renowned and locally relevant, our location straddles the city and suburbs, and our programs have broad appeal and deep community engagement. These attributes provide opportunities for the Museum to strengthen its mission as an accessible community resource that connects people to art. As we’ve grown our local relevance, we are now positioned to expand our supporter base. 
Principal Responsibilities
Major Gifts Management – In coordination with the Director of Advancement and External Affairs, manage a portfolio of approximately 125 major donors and prospects ($1,000-$25,000 range). Develop outreach, cultivation, and solicitation strategies, with a goal of averaging  substantive contacts per month and adding 10 supporters a year to our Helen Farr Sloan Legacy Society. Research and build donor profiles helping to identify major gift capacity and collaborate with Museum staff and board members to coordinate fundraising. Focus on major gifts and legacy gifts as defined by the Advancement and External Affairs department and Strategic Plan.

Prospect & Research – Collaborate with fellow Advancement and External Affairs team members, curatorial, and Learning and Engagement teams to develop compelling collateral material which clearly conveys fundraising messages aligned with donor interests. Regularly research, identify, and qualify new major gifts prospects. Work with the Advancement and External Affairs team to build and maintain an active donor pipeline drawing from loyal Delaware Art Museum Members, volunteers, and annual gift donors.

Principal Gift Support – Act as a strategy and administrative support partner to the Executive Director and Director of Advancement and External Affairs with their respective 25-person principal gift portfolios. 

Donor Events – Eighty percent of the MGO’s time will focus on the duties outlined above. The remaining 20 percent will support select donor and fundraising events as needed. 
Required Qualifications

  • Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with a diverse audience in a friendly and professional manner while demonstrating diplomacy, tact, and poise
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and writing skills
  • Strong collaborative and relationship management skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage concurrent projects
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to meet and exceed fundraising goals
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and internal donor software
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends as necessary with flexible scheduling
  • Knowledge of greater Wilmington a plus
  • Knowledge of art history and/or a background in the arts or cultural organizations a plus
  • Commitment to values and mission of the Delaware Art Museum 


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred 
  • 3-5 years’ experience in fundraising
  • Some travel required  


  • Salary Range: Starting at $60,000
  • Benefits package: two weeks’ paid vacation, paid sick leave, health, dental and vision insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan. 

The Delaware Art Museum is committed to inclusivity and encourages qualified candidates from all cultures and communities to apply. The Delaware Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer. 

How to Apply

We invite you to apply. Please send a cover letter and resume to To learn more about the Delaware Art Museum, please visit our website at Interviewing will begin when qualified applicants have been identified; the job will close when an offer has been accepted.

We are looking for applicants with the same spirit and who embrace the Museum’s Values, Beliefs, and Principles:

  • Art Connects Us. We use art to create community connections, foster empathy, educate and inspire, and make meaning of our world.
  • People. We authentically listen to each other and our community. We are committed to inclusion and anti-racism.
  • Be Bold. Our museum will boldly evolve, adapt, and be open to changes that help our community grow and thrive.

About the Museum 
A unique regional art museum, the Delaware Art Museum is located on an 11-acre site in the Brandywine Valley within easy driving distance of Philadelphia. It features an internationally renowned collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art, spectacular holdings of American painting, sculpture, and work on paper, with particular strengths in the art of John Sloan, the Ashcan School, Howard Pyle and American Illustration art. With enhanced education programs and services such as a unique research library, an interactive gallery for young children, a café and an expanded store, the Museum serves a broad, diverse, and growing community.

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library - Assistant Director of Donor Societies

Posted: 3/8/2023

Salary Range: $50,000

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library encompasses an unrivaled museum of American decorative arts in its mansion and galleries and a magnificent 60-acre naturalistic garden—all set on 1,000 gorgeous acres.
Winterthur employs a wide array of positions in the areas of curatorial, horticulture, education, conservation, library, maintenance, marketing, development, technology, and administration.
At Winterthur, employment is more than just work. The Winterthur employee is offered a unique and rewarding experience that is rich in culture and natural beauty. Winterthur considers its employees and volunteers to be among its greatest assets and welcomes applications from candidates who will contribute their specific skills to its mission “to inspire, enlighten, and delight all of its visitors while preserving and enhancing [Winterthur]” and also uphold its core values of agility, excellence, innovation, integrity, inclusion, and transparency.
Job Description
Under the direction of the Director of Development, the Assistant Director of Donor Societies will manage the activities of both the Henry Francis du Pont Collectors Circle (CC) and the Winterthur Garden and Landscape Society (GLS). The Assistant Director will build a pipeline of annual donors and drive increased donor retention rates through the two donor societies. They will have quantitative goals that will be determined and reviewed periodically. This position will also develop dynamic strategy to identify and cultivate potential new members through targeted direct mail and events.
Compensation: $50,000 annually
Benefits: Including, but not limited to, medical, dental, and vision insurance; generous paid time off plan including 10 holidays, vacation, personal, and sick time; 403b with employer match for eligible employees; discounts in the museum store and cafe; free general admission for you and your immediate family
Work Schedule:  Monday – Friday, 35 hours/week; occasional weekend and evening hours required
  1. Organize fundraising and related activities for CC & GLS members in collaboration with the Collections, Conservation, Library and Garden Divisions.
  2. Plan, coordinate, communicate and implement stewardship activities for existing CC & GLS members.
  3. Plan, coordinate, communicate and implement domestic and other travel opportunities for CC & GLS members and prospects.
  4. Collaborate with Program & Collections departments to manage activities for donor societies events in conjunction with the Delaware Antique Show.
  5. Attend Curatorial & Garden department meetings and attend Collections & Garden Board Committee meetings and report, as necessary.
  6. Manage a portfolio of approximately 100 prospects for the purpose of cultivating stronger relationships with Winterthur through membership in the donor societies.
  7. Renew existing members on a timely basis.
  8. Communicate progress of goals to Director of Development regularly and prepare financial tracking reports.
  9. Liaise regularly with Director of Membership, Museum, Garden, and Library counterparts to generate leads for donor society membership.
  10. Develop and manage creation of appropriate collateral with marketing.
  11. Assist, plan and coordinate VIP visits and programs as needed.
  12. Meet annual fundraising goal to be set in accordance with an annual plan of activity.
  13. Liaise with Assistant Director of Major Gifts to identify fundraising opportunities for donor society members.
  14. Work with Development colleagues to achieve and reinforce overall Development annual goal.
  15. Other fundraising activities as deemed appropriate by the Director of Development
Job Requirements
Minimum Experience: Bachelor’s Degree with 1-3 years’ experience in fundraising or comparable role; equivalent experience considered in lieu of degree
Preferred Experience: Master’s degree in decorative arts or horticulture
  1. Understanding of fundraising techniques and methods
  2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  3. Ability to communicate with senior leadership
  4. Goal oriented
  5. Strong computer skills
  6. Ability to multi-task
  7. Ability to create financial spreadsheets and analysis
Essential Functions
  1. Valid driver’s license
  2. Engage in conversation with members, donors, and Board of Trustees
  3. Ability to pass a defensive driving course and successfully complete golf cart training for use with donors
  4. Ability to work at a computer for up to 8 hours a day
How to Apply

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library - Major Gifts Officer

Posted: 3/8/2023

Salary Range: $55,000

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library encompasses an unrivaled museum of American decorative arts in its mansion and galleries and a magnificent 60-acre naturalistic garden—all set on 1,000 gorgeous acres.
Winterthur employs a wide array of positions in the areas of curatorial, horticulture, education, conservation, library, maintenance, marketing, development, technology, and administration.
At Winterthur, employment is more than just work. The Winterthur employee is offered a unique and rewarding experience that is rich in culture and natural beauty. Winterthur considers its employees and volunteers to be among its greatest assets and welcomes applications from candidates who will contribute their specific skills to its mission “to inspire, enlighten, and delight all of its visitors while preserving and enhancing [Winterthur]” and also uphold its core values of agility, excellence, innovation, integrity, inclusion, and transparency.
Job Description
The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for designing and implementing engagement strategies for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding qualified donors for major gifts. This position will play a vital role securing key gifts for the broad scope of Winterthur initiatives through regular interaction with current and prospective donors. The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic self-starter who is capable of building sustainable, long-term philanthropic relationships while meeting annual fundraising goals and capable of self-directing daily responsibilities. 
Compensation: $55,000 annually
Benefits: Including, but not limited to, medical, dental, and vision insurance; generous paid time off plan including 10 holidays, vacation, personal, and sick time; 403b with employer match for eligible employees; discounts in the museum store and cafe; free general admission for you and your immediate family
Work Schedule:  Monday – Friday, 35 hours/week; occasional weekend and evening hours required

  1. Identify and develop solicitation strategies for a portfolio of 100+ prospects and current donors to secure major gifts across the institution.
  2. Develop and implement strategies to engage prospects that will expand and diversify the donor base, to establish and strengthen relationships with donors and assess giving potential and interest areas.
  3. Under the Development Director’s direction, meet metrics as assigned, including goals for meetings, proposals submitted, restricted gifts secured, manage prospect tracking and correspondence.
  4. Move potential donors to solicitation and closure, with active and regular communication via writing, phone and in person visits.
  5. Proactively stay abreast of the Institution’s needs within areas of responsibility and identify prospective donors for those needs.
  6. Collaborate Development Division and institution wide to develop compelling collateral material which clearly conveys fundraising messages aligned with donor interests.
  7. Craft effective proposals, reports, acknowledgements, and other related communications.
  8. Participate in select programs and donor events as needed.
  9. Performs other duties as requested.

Job Requirements
Minimum Experience: Bachelor’s Degree with 5+ years' experience working in a membership, development, or alumni office; equivalent experience considered in lieu of degree.
Preferred Experience: Master’s degree in decorative arts.

  1. Proven ability to identify and build strong external relationships with a variety of donors, volunteers and other stakeholders; must demonstrate friendliness, professionalism, and a donor-centric approach.
  2. Track record of success in meeting fundraising goals and demonstrated experience securing major gifts from individuals.
  3. Proficient skills in Microsoft Office, Tessitura or comparable CRM, and project management software.
  4. Excellent organizational skills.
  5. Excellent written communication skills.
  6. Ability to manage multiple tasks and to prioritize.

Essential Functions

  1. Valid driver’s license
  2. Engage in conversation with members, donors, and Board of Trustees
  3. Ability to pass a defensive driving course and successfully complete golf cart training for use with donors
  4. Ability to work at a computer for up to 8 hours a day

How to Apply
Please apply at

Limen Recovery + Wellness - Development Associate

Posted: 3/8/2023

Salary Range: $35,000 - $42,000

Reports to: Director of Advancement
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt


Our work is done with loving kindness, compassion, generosity, and forgiveness toward those struggling with addiction and mental illness. 

The Development Associate will support the operations and strategy for the Development Office, serving as a partner across multiple projects designed to increase fundraising and community outreach success. The Development Associate provides logistical and administrative support for various development functions, including gift processing and data entry, the maintenance of our donor database (Bloomerang), the reporting support with our finance office, and special events. S/he will manage the development calendar, support donor research, and assist with regular donor/community communications and stewardship.  This position is located in our administrative offices in the city of Wilmington, Delaware.

All interested candidates should have the ability to effectively collaborate with staff, volunteers, donors and community members, and have a commitment to work with people from diverse socioeconomic, educational, family, and cultural backgrounds.
Duties and Responsibilities include the following, other duties may be assigned.
Constituent Relationship Management System

  1. Utilize our Constituent Relationship Management system (CRM = Bloomerang) for daily gift entry and batching, including tracking EFT payments and other types of gifts.
  2. Manage special event revenues are entered accurately to Bloomerang.
  3. Update and maintain all donor record information and batch files.
  4. Generate, manage, and mail all donor acknowledgements.
  5. Track pledges, monthly gifts, and other recurring donations.
  6. Ensure regular reconciliation with the Finance department.
  7. Set up queries, generate lists, and perform other reporting tasks.
  8. Update system monthly and annually to create new campaigns, funds, and appeals.
  9. Perform data “clean-up” tasks.

Donor Stewardship

  1. Assist with stewardship efforts, projects, events, and other donor recognition, including event follow-up calls and letters, mailings, special events invitations, etc.
  2. Maintain accurate contact information, giving histories, and tracking correspondence and other donor interactions in the donor database. 
  3. Create stewardship cues within Bloomerang for board members, Executive Director, Director of Development, and all who steward donors.
  4. Work with Director of Development to build prospect lists and other key data to increase fundraising revenue.


  1. Assist in the production of mailings, newsletters, reports, press releases, articles, etc.
  2. Create e-mail newsletters and alerts through Bloomerang to inform various constituencies within the organization.
  3. Perform light desktop publishing and layout as needed.
  4. Coordinate social media presence with Social Media manager.


  1. Support regularly scheduled updating of CRM policies and procedures.
  2. Support in preparation of grant applications and reports.
  3. Support the Development Committee with communication, agendas, materials, etc.
  4. Occasional evenings, mornings, or weekends required for special event support.
  5. Other duties as assigned.


  • Experience working in nonprofit development.
  • Experience working with Bloomerang or equivalent CRM like Raiser’s Edge or Donor Perfect.
  • Strong writing, speaking, proofreading, and organizational skills. 

Computer Skills

  • Strong computer skills using Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Microsoft 365, and Constant Contact.


  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Other Abilities

  • Excellent people skills and an upbeat, positive attitude.
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail; resourcefulness and problem-solving.
  • Demonstrated interest in building new skills, and the ability to learn quickly.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with various constituencies while honor private and confidential information. 

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands, talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. 
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
How to Apply
Send resume to

Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art - Grants Manager – Conservancy

Posted: 3/3/2023

Salary Range: $50,000 - $55,000

Reports to: Chief Development Officer
Basic Function
The Grants Manager - Conservancy manages Brandywine Conservancy’s corporate, foundation and government grants strategy for annual operations, educational programs, exhibitions, conservancy, strategic initiatives, and capital projects; and is responsible for raising contributed revenue through grant funding from corporate, private, government, community, and family foundations. 
This position is a key member of the development teams, working closely with strategic partners across the organization to meet fundraising goals. The successful candidate will lead all aspects of creating and submitting government, corporate and foundation grant proposals, including writing, preparation of supporting documentation, drafting and collection of required attachments. 
Position Relationships
This position is a key member of the development team, working closely with partners across the organization to manage all aspects of grants writing, letters of inquiry, follow up reporting, maintaining grants calendar and accurately tracking actions in CRM database
Essential Functions

  • Develop streamlined process for grant identification, and follow up pertaining to all grant activities with the goal to increase number of grant submissions through enhanced research, identification and re-packaging language. Draft proposals, concept papers and reports to solicit and steward new and current government entities, foundations, and corporate donors.
  • Manage the preparation and submission of proposals and reports in a timely fashion, ensuring enough lead time is given to other staff contributing to the proposal including work with the program teams, Finance and senior staff.
  • Maintain accurate records in database, including grant/prospect tracking, responses and follow-up actions in CRM database.
  • Coordinate with relevant staff in order to solicit timely and appropriate input, support documentation, and review of grant proposals prior to submission deadlines.
  • Conduct all administrative duties for grants submission, including ensuring that grants include all required information.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to identify funding needs and assist in matching organizational priorities with potential grant opportunities.
  • Manage the overall grants pipeline ensuring timely submission of all grants and proposals, including deadline tracking, project management, and constituent follow-up.
  • Assist with other duties as needed or assigned.

Non-Essential Functions: None

  • Bachelor's degree 
  • 1-3 years’ experience in any combination of cultural institution, environmental, non-profit or education setting with some grant writing experience.
  • Superior communication, organizational and presentation skills.
  • Ability to interpret grant requirements and translate it into well written responses that creates a compelling case.
  • Superior writing skills, with knowledge of grant writing.
  • Flexibility in meeting shifting demands and priorities. 
  • Knowledge of foundation and government philanthropy landscape is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to collaborative within a team environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suites is required; familiarity with Raiser’s Edge, Altru, or other constituent relationship database is preferred. 

How to Apply
Please send resume to

Eagleville Hospital - Vice President of Development

Posted: 3/2/2023

Salary Range: $125,000+

Eagleville Hospital, an independent substance use and behavioral health treatment and educational organization serving the community for more than a century, provides innovative compassionate care to those seeking treatment for stigmatized illnesses including substance use and mental health. 
Position Summary 
As a member of the senior management team, the Vice President of Development must have demonstrated knowledge of all aspects of non-profit fundraising. The Vice President must be able to effectively design, budget for and implement a comprehensive development program necessary to achieve organizational goals including annual giving, major gifts and planned giving. This individual  must be able to successfully inspire, motivate, train, coach, and support organization leaders, including, but not limited to, Board members and leadership staff, who have roles and responsibilities in supporting plan implementation and successful execution. 
The Vice President will coordinate with organizational leaders, peers, and board members; design, execute, and manage a robust donor acquisition and retention plan; evaluate, track and report performance metrics, and make adjustment as needed to achieve desired outcomes. Strong communication, effective public speaking and writing skills are required. The successful candidate will be a good listener who understands donor philanthropic needs, desires and preferences; and has the ability to gain the confidence of diverse constituencies. The Vice President will also assist the Chief Executive Officer to develop and maintain strong community engagement and support.
Qualifications and Competencies

  • Set clear priorities and focus appropriate time and energy in order to meet strategic goals and deadlines.
  • Prepare the annual fundraising plan budget.
  • Remain current on all legislation, ethical practices and trends pertaining to non-profit fundraising; ensures all gifts are recorded and acknowledged in accordance with applicable state and Federal laws, FASB Standards, and the code of ethics as defined by the hospital.
  • Consult with appropriate staff to identify/address opportunities and/or risks.
  • Assist in the promotion of the organization’s brand, including developing marketing and public relations materials.
  • Assist in the identification of relevant grant opportunities and submit material and applications as required.
  • Maintain effective long-term relationships with existing donors, prospects, and board members.
  • Demonstrate strong project management skills, initiate action for successful project completion.
  • Understand, embrace and promote the organizational culture and mission to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Commit to yearly professional development requirements geared at advancing organizational objectives.

Education, Training and Experience

  • Proficient in MS Office including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in the non-profit, healthcare sector and/or public education.
  • Seven to ten years of fundraising and development experience, grant development and public relations.
  • CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) is preferred.
  • Experience with DonorPerfect is a plus or the willingness to learn additional applications including fundraising software.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours that will include evenings and/or weekends.
  • Requires regulatory clearances, health assessment and TB test.


  • Medical/Rx (PPO or HDHP plan available), Telemedicine, Dental and Vision plans.
  • Voluntary Life Insurance, Disability, and EAP (Employee Assistance Program).
  • 403(b) Program with Employer Match: 100% for 3% and 50% match for percentage 4 and 5.
  • Lifelock Benefit.
  • AblePay Health: free program providing savings and flexible payment terms for out-of-pocket medical expenses.
  • PTO (22 days upon hire), Extended Sick Leave (5 days annually); 6 Paid Holidays per Year.

How to Apply
Apply at or submit resume to

Village Volunteers - Development Manager (Part-time)

Posted: 2/28/2023

Salary Range: $25,000 - $30,000 (16 hours/week)

This is a unique opportunity to help attract resources for a growing non-profit in Sussex County, DE and take it to the next level. The Village Volunteers helps seniors age with dignity and live independently by providing many services such as transportation to medical appointments and grocery stores, household assistance, and friendly visits. 
We are searching for a self-motivated experienced development professional to lead fundraising efforts, with emphasis on developing ongoing relationships with individuals, companies, and foundations to optimize our annual receipt of gifts, public and private grants, and corporate donations. The Development Coordinator will also help with design and outreach for special events. 
Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Spearhead  short- and long-range strategic planning activities to identify all possible sources of funding for the Village. In this effort, the individual will coordinate fundraising goals, strategies, and speaking engagements.
  2. In partnership with the Director and the Board, the individual will lead the effort to research and write solicitations, grant proposals, case statements, reports, correspondence, press releases, and other development-related communication materials.
  3. Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements to share information about the Village with potential donors, sponsors, and funders.
  4. Actively participate in Village Volunteers fundraising events.
  5. Help in the training and recruitment of volunteers. 


  • The candidate will be an experienced fundraiser eager to join our team as our new part-time Development Manager.
  • 3-5 years of nonprofit fundraising experience.

How to Apply
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three references no later than March 20, 2023. Email these materials directly to Jackie Sullivan, Executive Director, No calls, please.

Amanecer Counseling & Resource Center Resource - Fund Development Manager

Posted: 2/9/2023

Salary Range: $55,000 - $65,000

Amanecer Counseling & Resource Center (ACRC) is a multidisciplined team of behavioral health and nonprofit administrative professionals working to deliver accessible, affordable, bilingual, culturally responsive behavioral health services to the Delaware community. 

We do this through three (3) programs:

  • Outpatient behavioral health counseling
  • Resource navigation/case management
  • Behavioral health workforce development for Spanish speaking professionals
ACRC serves a mainly Hispanic population, all ages. Most of our clients are underserved, impoverished, uninsured, and underinsured and reside in New Castle County, DE. Our clients face an array of behavioral health issues and include victims & survivors of crime.

ACRC champions equitable and affordable access to quality, empathetic, compassionate, and culturally responsive behavioral health services in alignment with our organizational values which shape our character: compassion, integrity, professionalism, responsiveness, dedication, inclusiveness, and respect.

Our Mission: To see Latinos heal, grow, and thrive, by providing behavioral health and resources that empower individuals and families.
Our VisionA community where Latinos are healthy, thriving, and contributing to society.
To learn more about Amanecer, please visit  
The Family Counseling Center of St. Paul’s dba Amanecer Counseling & Resource Center (ACRC) occupies a unique space in Delaware. Our programs have broad impact and deep community engagement. These attributes provide continued opportunities for our organization to strengthen its mission as a trusted, welcoming, accessible, and affordable community resource that connects people to critical services. As we continue to increase our impact, we are now positioned to expand our support base.
Scope of Role

The Family Counseling Center of St. Paul’s dba Amanecer Counseling & Resource Center (ACRC) seeks a Resource Fund Development (RFD) Manager to join our team. 

This is a multifaceted role which includes assisting the Executive Director (ED) in developing and executing comprehensive funding support from existing sources, as well as new opportunities via individual, corporate, foundation, government (local, county, state, and federal), and other funders. 

The FRD Manager reports to the ED and works in collaboration with other members of the Leadership Team (Deputy Director, Behavioral Health Manager, and Operations Manager), Board Members, Resource Fund Development/Finance Committee Members, Program Evaluation Committee Members, and other Staff Members as needed.
Principal Responsibilities

Prospect & Research
(Approximately 10% of time / 4 hrs. per week)
Collaborate with fellow team members to develop foundation, corporate, government, and individual major gifts prospects to build and maintain an active donor pipeline.
Grants Management/Grant writing
(Approximately 35% of time / 14 hrs. per week)
Responsible for the grant management process, including research, writing, submission, monitoring and reporting. Collaborate with fellow team members to advance ACRC’s resource fund development goals, including direct mail and annual fund campaigns. 
Major Gifts Management 
(Approximately 20% of time / 8 hrs. per week)
In coordination with the ED, manage a portfolio of prospective and current individual major gift donors. Develop identification, outreach, cultivation, solicitation, and retention strategies. Research and build individual donor profiles to identify major gift capacity.
(Approximately 25% of time / 10 hrs. per week)
Assist the ED in connecting ACRC to various target market audiences and manage resources that help implement and execute this goal. This may include communication strategy & tactical development, advocacy, and planning in support of ACRC’s annual business goals and 3 Year strategic plan.
(Approximately 5% of time / 2 hrs. per week)
Assist in supporting donor-focused and organizational-wide fundraising events. This may include developing strategy & tactics, advertising/promotion, soliciting sponsorships, donor communications/follow-up, and on-site management. 
Administrative Support
(Approximately 5% of time / 2 hrs. per week)
Provide support to the ED including internal & external communications, prioritizing inquiries and requests, troubleshooting conflicts with minimum guidance, and making judgments and recommendations to ensure smooth day-to-day business management. Other duties may include preparing correspondence, scheduling meetings, maintaining the ED’s calendar, conducting research and analysis on issues of interest to the ED, and supporting the ED in strategic communications, organizational strategy, and other special projects as assigned. Also serves as a liaison with the Board of Directors on behalf of the ED as needed.
Required Qualifications

The individual will have a commitment to the mission and values of ACRC, value diversity and inclusion, with the ability to work across teams and engage a variety of stakeholders.

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree and 3 years’ experience in fundraising or a minimum of 5 years equivalent experience; any additional certification (e.g., CFRE is a plus).
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in non-profit fund development; experience in communications and/or marketing is a plus.
  • Working knowledge and/or experience in behavioral health and/or human services is a plus.
  • Bilingual (Spanish speaking & writing) is a plus.
  • Strong working knowledge of the State of Delaware funding landscape (nonprofit, business, and legislative sectors).
  • Demonstrated success in grant writing and reporting, individual major gifts, and event fundraising. 
  • Experience developing measurably effective marketing campaigns to raise awareness of program services and events.
  • Persuasive and articulate communicator and active listener with strong written, verbal, and presentation skills.
  • Strong, analytical, organizational, and decision-making skills with a high attention to detail and the ability to balance multiple priorities and concurrent deadlines. 
  • Ability to work independently with moderate supervision.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, handle sensitive situations with empathy and diplomacy, and maintain confidentiality while demonstrating tact, poise, and discretion.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, electronic newsletter marketing platforms, Constant Contact/MailChimp), and Donor database software (e.g., Salesforce).
  • Proficiency with social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram).
  • Salary: Full-time, Exempt / Range: $55,000-$65,000/commensurate with experience.
  • Benefits package: Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA); 403(b) retirement plan with match; professional development support, and a healthy culture focused on a strengths-based leadership approach. 
Amanecer is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to inclusivity and diversity and encourages qualified candidates from all cultures and communities to apply without regard to color, ethnic background, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, and disability status. Amanecer is a family-forward organization that promotes a healthy work-life balance for all staff.

The standard work schedule is Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM. The nature of this role may require flexibility with the ability to adjust on short notice. Additional work hours may be necessary to meet requirements, which could encompass occasional evening hours and weekend work. Periodic local travel may be required (donor & partner meetings, conferences, etc.). This position offers a flexible hybrid schedule with remote (virtual work at home) and in-office availability.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to Rob McCreary, Executive Director at with ‘RFD Manager’ in subject line. No phone calls, please.
Interviewing will begin when qualified applicants have been identified. Writing samples will be requested if selected for an interview. The role will close when an offer has been accepted. An offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of pre-employment drug screening and background checks.

Nemours Children’s Health - Assistant Director, Special Events

Posted: 2/8/2023

Salary Range: $45,970 - $73,553

Job-Type: Full-time

The Assistant Director, Special Events effectively manages fundraising, cultivation, and stewardship events to enhance the visibility of Nemours Children’s Health and promote a positive institutional image among a variety of constituents, including donors, prospects, and other community stakeholders. The Assistant Director reports directly to the Assistant Vice President, Special Events and works collaboratively with colleagues in Institutional Advancement and across the Enterprise. The ideal candidate will have a passion for event and donor management.
Essential Functions

  • Provides support to the Assistant Vice President, Special Events, to implement strategic events and programs.
  • Oversight of the Community Events program. Cultivate and maintain relationships with community partners and assist in their efforts to raise funds for Nemours.
  • Responsible for planning and managing donor and prospect recognition receptions and dinners.
  • Provides support to the Associate Director of Special events by managing logistics for 5K walks and runs.
  • Manages and coordinates all aspects of event planning including but not limited to contracting with vendors to provide goods and services, parking, security, site selection, booking event space, solicitating catering bids, arranging food and beverage, arranging audio/visual equipment, ensuring décor, ordering guest gifts.
  • Coordinates the development, organization, and distribution of event communications; invitation design, creation, and communication strategy/distribution; speaker remarks. Prepares program materials, briefing materials, preps speakers and other essentials to ensure staff and constituents are prepared.
  • Completes all event follow-up and acknowledgements; evaluates events and suggest changes as needed.
  • Develops, manages, and maintains budgets, deposit requests and post event invoicing and final expense reconciliation.
  • Represents Nemours as a professional associate at all times in attitude, dress, and interaction.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Vice President, Special Events.
Skills and Experience

  • Three years plus experience with large and small events including fundraising event management/reaching event fundraising goals. 
  • Excellent organizational, planning and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple and often changing priorities and issues of complexity while meeting time sensitive deadlines.
  • Experience in managing a charity run/walk preferred. 
  • Experience in managing fundraising event committees preferred. 
  • Experience in peer-to-peer fundraising preferred.
  • Must have the flexibility to work outside of normal business hours. Peak event periods require additional hours including evenings and weekends. Some travel to Orlando (FL) and Jacksonville (FL).
  • Proven ability to interact tactfully and effectively with senior level management, donors, volunteers, and high-profile individuals.
  • Strong written and verbal skills.
  • Experience with GiveSmart or on-line fundraising platforms and Raiser’s Edge a plus.
  • Above average proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook); strong ability to use Excel and PowerPoint to design and create high-quality on-screen elements for special events. 
 Education and Experience Level

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3 to 5 years of job-related experience
How to Apply
Apply online at Nemours Careers or send cover letter and resume to vicki.scott@nemours.orgNo phone calls, please.

Nemours Children’s Health - Director, Annual Giving

Posted: 2/8/2023

Salary Range: $70,858 - $120,459

: Full-time


The Director of Annual Giving will provide strategic oversight and day-to-day management of the comprehensive national and regional annual giving program focusing on donors who contribute as much as, but not limited to, $25,000 for Nemours Children’s Health System (Nemours). Key responsibilities include building a leadership annual giving program that raises annual fund dollars across the Enterprise to increase unrestricted dollars for Nemours and grow a pipeline of donors. The annual giving program consists of direct mail telemarketing, e-philanthropy, employee campaign and various indirect programs and tribute gifts as well as personal donor solicitation of individuals. Provides guidance, support, and possible execution of annual giving programs to the annual giving team. The Director will oversee the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of a personal portfolio of leadership annual giving prospects. At the outset, the position will focus on building a high-quality strategic program and as the program matures the role will have increased emphasis on fundraising.
The ideal candidate will be a collegial team player with a proven ability to motivate, engage, and work collaboratively at all levels with prospects, donors, volunteers, leadership, and senior members of the research and medical staff, or similar constituencies. Travel between Institutional Advancement sites is required. This position will report to Assistant Vice President, Corporate Alliance and Donor Acquisition.
Essential Functions

  • Manage all direct mail and donor requisition efforts and all marketing related to their efforts.
  • Provide leadership and management to the annual operation while overseeing all fundraising aspects of the annual giving program.
  • Direct a regional and national multi-channel annual fundraising approach that will seamlessly incorporate all avenues of giving:  direct mail (both renewal and acquisition), telemarketing and e-philanthropy.
  • Cultivate, steward and solicit individual donors for gifts between $5,000 and $25,000 and when appropriate gifts above $25,000.
  • Increase membership of The Nemours Giving Society through solicitation. Work with the Director, Special Events to coordinate giving society events. 
  • Work closely with directors of planned giving and major gifts to help develop an active pipeline of donors to each program.
  • Work with assigned physician leadership to increase fundraising efforts.
  • Coordinate all efforts for both employee giving campaign and physician giving campaign.
  • Proof-read and edit mailing content, ensuring polish and adherence to brand and team standards. Develop style guidelines to augment existing marketing and branding standards in the hospital.
Skills and Experience

  • Experience devising and implementing sophisticated cultivation and solicitation strategies for annual giving donors.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills, especially for fundraising materials such as appeals and impact reports.
  • Experience working with donors and volunteers.
  • Proven ability to motivate, engage, and work collaboratively and collegially at all levels with prospects, donors, volunteers, leadership, and senior members of the medical staff, or similar constituencies.
  • High degree of professionalism; careful listener who is able to influence and persuade others.
Education and Experience Level

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3 to 5 years of job-related experience
How to Apply
Apply online at Nemours Careers or send cover letter and resume to No phone calls, please.

A Better Chance for Our Children - Development Director

Posted: 2/7/2023

Salary Range: $60,000 - $70,000

Job-Type: Full-time

A Better Chance for Our Children (ABCFOC) is a non-profit child welfare agency providing foster care, adoption, and post-adoption services throughout Delaware. ABCFOC is hiring a Development Director to enhance the agency’s fundraising potential. The Development Director will report to the Executive Director and work with the Chief Financial Officer and ABCFOC’s Board of Directors. 
Responsibilities include building and maintaining a solid base of donors as well as managing fundraising events. The Development Director should have a solid understanding of fundraising and donor cultivation. The role also requires strong skills in attention to detail, task prioritization, and effective communication, as well as strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively. The ideal candidate has a proven track record of successful project management and event planning and an understanding of marketing and social media.
To be effective in this role, the Development Director must be passionate about ABCFOC’s mission, vision, and values. ABCFOC is dedicated to providing permanency for children. We focus on finding families for waiting children in foster care. After children have joined a family, ABCFOC works hard to ensure their parents can provide a stable, nurturing environment. ABCFOC also offers post-permanency services for families living in Delaware that have adopted or obtained permanent guardianship or guardianship of a child.
A Better Chance for Our Children values all employees and job candidates as unique individuals, and we welcome the variety of experiences they bring to our company. As such, we have a strict non-discrimination policy. We believe everyone should be treated equally regardless of race, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, native language, religion, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Executive Director and ABCFOC’s Board of Directors to create and implement a fundraising plan
  • Meet existing expectations for fundraising goals
  • Maintain relationships with existing sponsors and donors
  • Work to identify and explore resources to expand the donor base
  • Write appeal letters
  • Organize direct mail campaigns
  • Manage fundraising and special events
  • Generate development materials such as grants and case statements
  • Ensure a high-quality donor experience through donor engagement and gift acknowledgments
  • Record all actions in the donor database
  • Maintain current knowledge of best practices
  • Represent ABCFOC at external meetings, functions, and events
  • Plan and implement digital marketing programs and social media campaigns to engage target audiences

Requirements and Skills

  • Proven work experience as a Development Director or similar role
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills to speak with donors and other stakeholders
  • Work with fundraising software and tools to track progress throughout the year
  • Good organizational and time management skills to help keep projects on track
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in non-profit development
  • Database experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Must be willing and able to travel and work some evenings and weekends
Other: Valid driver’s license and background check required


  • Employer contribution to 403b
  • Health Insurance with Health Savings Account
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Employer sponsored Life Insurance
  • AFLAC products available
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
How to Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resumé to Meg Garey, Executive Director, at

Hero-Hunts Foundation - Executive Director

Posted: 2/3/2023

Salary Range: $35 - $40 per hour

The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. This position is a 1099 contractor and is expected to work approximately 20 hours per week. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.


Remote/Hybrid schedule with ability to travel between Dover, DE and Toughkennemon, PA

Primary Responsibilities

Administration and Organizational Leadership

  • Assure that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.
  • Oversee the daily operations of the organization. 
  • Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization’s work. 
  • Work with Board President and/or other volunteers to maintain official records, documents, ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.
  • See that the board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it. 
  • Be responsible for the recruitment, employment and release of all personnel, both paid staff, contractors and volunteers. 
  • Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices.  
  • Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held and sound human resource practices are in place. 
Fundraising & Events

  • Promote the activities of the organization, its programs, and goals. 
  • Creates an annual fundraising plan.
  • Creates an annual communications and marketing plan.
  • Publishes an annual report that shows the impact of the organization.
  • Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations. 
  • Represent the organization to agencies, organizations, and the general public. 
  • Plan and execute all fundraising activity including annual appeals, fundraising and donor events and grants. 
  • Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work.

  • Work with various committees and staff to implement programs and services that align with the mission and organizational objectives. 
  • Plan and execute all programmatic events of the organization.

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Must have excellent computer skills in use of Microsoft products
  • Familiarity with social media 
  • Preferred previous non-profit fundraising experience

  • Strong project management skills and ability to work independently and creatively.
  • Must be able to plan and work independently to meet goals
  • Strong time management, organization, and attention to detail
  • Ability to work to maintain professional relationships with staff, board, community members and collaborators while representing the mission of Hero-Hunts.
  • Must have excellent ethics and be able to cultivate trust and project professionalism to all contacts
  • High level written and oral communication skills are required 
  • Must be flexible in working multiple tasks with frequent interruptions in a fast-paced environment
Working Conditions

  • Must be able to drive a motor vehicle locally
  • Must be able to frequently stand and move around the work areas.  Duties require sitting, bending, reaching and stooping. Manual dexterity, feeling and grasping is needed for keyboarding and other work tasks
  • Must frequently lift objects up to 25 pounds; may occasionally transport heavier items
  • Work varied hours, including occasional nights, weekends and holidays
How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a resume with cover letter to

Community Resource Center - Executive Director

Posted: 2/1/2023

Salary Range: $70,000+

Position Summary
The Executive Director of the Community Resource Center wears many hats and needs to wear them all equally well. The ED works directly with the board of directors to shape the organization’s strategic future and oversees and leads staff and volunteers in the direction towards this community-based organizations’ mission of helping individuals and families get to the next step of their journey towards self-sufficiency and stability. The ED is the confident communicator of the mission to all stakeholders.
Mission Advancement

  • Work with the Board of Directors to advance, enhance, change, or restructure the organization’s strategic plan and its mission, vision, values, goals, and objectives. 
Communications/Liaison Between Stakeholders

  • Serve as the main spokesperson for the organization and confidently speak about the mission with all internal and external stakeholders, including staff, volunteers, clients, donors, community partners, funders, local government, and media.
  • Plan, create, implement, and monitor CRC’s marketing, communications, and public relations efforts. 
  • Cultivate relationships with local media, other non- profit leaders, business executives, state officials, etc. Look for opportunities to appear at community events where there are many potential external stakeholders.  
Financial Sustainability/Resource Development
Fundraising/Financial Development

  • Be responsible for fundraising and creating the conditions for financial success. This includes soliciting major gifts from foundations, corporations, and individual donors who have been previous supporters as well as identifying new funder opportunities and identifying and applying for grants.
  • Work with the External Affairs Committee to identify and support implementation of its fundraising activities.
Financial Management/Fiscal Oversight

  • Develop the annual budget in cooperation with the Finance Committee and subject to the approval by the Board of Directors. 
  • Be able to read and understand financial documents including budgets, profit and loss statements, balance sheets, etc., and also understand the basics of 990 tax returns, audits, and compliance.
  • Provide reports to the Finance Committee at their monthly meeting and support the committee when the reports are given to the Board of Directors at least quarterly.
  • Oversee the annual audit and work with the Finance Committee to review and accept the final audit report. Support the Finance Committee when it presents the approved audit to the Board of Directors.

  • Cultivate a strong, transparent working relationship with the Board of Directors and provide accurate, complete, and timely information on CRC’s programs, services, and finances.
  • Work with the Board Development ad hoc committee to identify skills needed on the Board and develop a plan to help find people with the skills needed. 
  • Serve as a non-voting member of the Board of Directors and committees of the Board.

  • Maintain the legal integrity of the CRC. Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations as well as with internal organizational policies and procedures. 
Operations/Administration/People Management – Making It Run

  • Recruit, train, and supervise staff, volunteers, and interns.

  • Ensure that all administrative activities involved in the functioning of the organization are cared for (payroll, facility maintenance, insurance, renewing subscriptions, supplies, etc.)

  • Work with the IT consulting firm to identify what’s needed to build, enhance and implement an organization wide IT system.

  • Manage the relationship with the landlord. Work with the Internal Affairs Committee to plan for expansion into additional locations in Sussex County. 
Requirements and Skills

  • Key abilities – listening, compromising, being diplomatic, communicating the mission, seeing the big picture, expanding the big picture, understanding the specifics.
  • College degree.
  • Proven work experience as a nonprofit Executive Director or similar role.
  • Proven work experience in creating the conditions for financial success.
  • Relevant training and/or certifications as a nonprofit Executive Director.
  • Experience building relationships with stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of volunteer recruitment and how to empower volunteers.
  • Strong knowledge of financials and ability to explain financials to the Board of Directors.
How to Apply

Please send a letter of interest and resume before March 20, 2023 to

To learn more about the Community Resource Center and to download the job description, visit:

Delaware Center for Horticulture - Grants Support Specialist

Posted: 1/31/2023

Salary Range: $20,000

The Delaware Center for Horticulture (DCH) is seeking an experienced, detail-oriented professional to fill its open Grants Support Specialist position. The Grants Support Specialist is a part-time (average of 20-25 hours/week), hourly, non-exempt position reporting to the Associate Director of Advancement.
The Grant Support Specialist is part of a small team responsible for the full range of grant-based fundraising for the organization. Specifically, this position is responsible for initial research and vetting of grant opportunities, working with program staff to develop grant narrative concepts, maintaining grant records in the database, assisting with the timely submittal of contracts and reports, and providing administrative support for grant submissions and audit requests.
As an integral member of DCH’s advancement team, the Grants Support Specialist will also contribute to fundraising plans to meet the organization’s short- and long-term objectives.

  • Research, analyze, and identify grants for unrestricted operating revenue and restricted/programmatic opportunities. Discuss opportunities with Associate Director of Advancement. (50%)
  • Maintain grant records in the database, ensuring database/mailing list is accurate. Generate appropriate, targeted acknowledgements for grant awards. (25%)
  • Provide administrative support for the grant manager; assisting with the timely submittal of contracts and reports, grant proposals, and auditor requests. (25%)
Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Conscientious attention to detail.
  • Working knowledge of relational databases, preferably Fundly (NonprofitEasy) or similar CRM. 
  • Strong organizational and communication skills. 
  • Effective working as a part of a team as well as independently. 
  • Familiarity with using a variety of on-line databases and internet search tools. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field desired, but not required.
  • Experience with environmental conservation grants and funding opportunities preferred.
  • Ability to work remotely during COVID-19-related facility/office closure, including own home computer or laptop. 
  • Appreciation of DCH’s mission and an understanding of the work we do. 

  • Anticipated hourly rate for this position is $25/hr.  
  • DCH offers a flexible work environment in terms of schedule and location, with remote work possible given guidelines around regular office attendance. 
Instructions to Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to: (please reference Grants Support Specialist in email subject line)
Delaware Center for Horticulture
1810 N. Dupont St.
Wilmington, DE 19806                                                                           
For information about the Delaware Center for Horticulture’s mission, values and programs, please visit
Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Position open until filled. No phone calls please.
DCH is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. DCH prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.
DCH’s policies apply to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. The Delaware Center for Horticulture makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

The Alzheimer's Association - Development Manager

Posted: 1/25/2023

Salary Range: $42,100 - $65,300

Position Summary

As Development Manager of Walk to End Alzheimer’s, you join an exclusive team of leaders responsible for the implementation of Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, the world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Walk to End Alzheimer’s® ranks as the second-largest peer-to-peer fundraising event in the United States, and continues to set the pace as one of the fastest growing walk events in the country. Responsible for Walk to End Alzheimer’s revenue of $255,000 (Wilmington) and $200,000 (Rehoboth), helping to drive overall revenue of $2.5M.

Utilizing your proven networking and relationship building skills to cultivate key community connections, you will drive success and achieve revenue goals by strategically identifying and engaging community and corporate leaders and building and empowering sustainable volunteer committees. 

As a successful fundraising leader who will manage multiple peer to peer fundraising events annually you will generate excitement and enthusiasm in the community for Walk to End Alzheimer’s, coach and inspire your volunteers to implement and build on proven strategies and best practices that result in event growth year over year. 

This position is eligible for a $10,000 sign on bonus!
This role is right for you if:

  • You have proven success at building sustainable corporate and community relationships that contribute to achieving event revenue goals, greater community participation and heightened brand awareness.
  • You have successfully recruited, managed, and coached volunteers to effectively implement best and proven practices to achieve fundraising goals OR you are able to effectively assimilate our custom training on peer to peer fundraising and leverage your sales/relationship development background to recruit, manage and coach volunteers to implement best and proven practices to achieve fundraising goals.
  • You have managed or are capable of managing multiple volunteer-led mass-market events simultaneously that have resulted in revenue growth year over year.
  • You are known as a convener and have successfully built a positive, healthy, and inclusive team environment that has resulted in long term community relationships.
  • You love a challenge and have achieved or surpassed designated revenue and participant goals through team and individual fundraising, corporate solicitation, and community partnerships.
  • You have demonstrated success at prospecting, cultivating and stewarding event teams, sponsors and participants.
  • You have excellent communication and organization skills and are comfortable with managing event budgets, training volunteers, working to set timelines and milestones and using data to affect positive outcomes.
What you bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years of proven experience in recruiting and mobilizing volunteers to achieve goals OR 3 - 5 years successful experience of meeting sales targets
  • Confident, goal-oriented, positive self-starter, able to work independently with limited supervision and collaboratively with internal and external partners
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and nurture corporate relationships and partnerships
  • Ability to manage large numbers of volunteers at different levels of expertise with diplomacy
  • Ability to work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusion, coupled with the ability to work in a highly matrixed organization
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication and follow through
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 60% within the assigned territory by car.  Travel in this case, is considered time spent away from the office, in the community, to fulfill the job goals. While most such travel is same day, occasional overnight travel or air travel may be required; must have valid driver’s license, access to reliable vehicle, good driving record and proof of automobile insurance
  • Ability and willingness to work some evenings and weekends as required for committee meetings, Walk and wraparound events
  • Ability to bend, stoop, lift and transport up to 25 lbs. of materials
  • Strong computer skills, proficient with Microsoft Office products and social media; experience with, or ability to rapidly learn Luminate/Convio software
Job Title: Development Manager – Delaware Valley Chapter
Location: Wilmington, DE
Full Time: 37.5 hours work week
Reports To: Sr. Walk Director                             
Grade: 205

Who We Are

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia - by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

At the Alzheimer’s Association, our employees are at the core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,700 employees across the United States makes a difference each and every day for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and those at risk for the disease.

We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers and those that may be diagnosed with the disease in the future.  Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website to find out more about who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work every year since 2010!

What the Alzheimer’s Association Offers

The Alzheimer’s Association has been ranked as one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For by The Non-Profit Times each year since 2010, recognizing our visionary and dynamic leadership, collaborative culture, competitive compensation, generous benefits and mission-driven atmosphere. In addition, we offer a hybrid work environment with some flexibility in schedules, as well as excellent training on peer-to-peer fundraising techniques.

Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance, long term care insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous Paid Time Off, 12 annual holidays and Paid Family Leave, as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day and Volunteer Day of their choosing. They are also eligible for our gold standard 401(k) retirement plan.

Full time employees (37.5 hours/week), will enjoy all of the above plus an annual School Visitation Day and an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing.

Right now, millions of Americans are facing the devastation of Alzheimer’s. This disease is robbing us of our finances, our families and our futures – but at the Alzheimer’s Association, we are relentlessly working to change that by addressing the challenges in front of us with speed and without limitations or boundaries. With our network of more than 70 chapters across the country, we are advancing world-class research, ensuring access to gold-standard care and support, and hiring talented, mission-driven people who make it all happen.

It takes a uniquely motivated person to be a part of our team – but we believe that person could be you.
The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides consideration for an employment relationship without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, genetic predisposition, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
How to Apply

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Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art - Associate Director

Posted: 1/24/2023

Full Job Title:
Associate Director Corporate Foundation Government Grants

Salary Range: $55,000 - $60,000

Reports To
: Directly reports to the Chief Development Officer with a dotted line to the Conservancy Directors
Primary Function: Draft funding proposals in support of Brandywine Conservancy programs and initiatives. Additionally, this position will assist the Conservancy in building a more engaged network of donors and in increasing the overall grants portfolio. 
Position Relationships: The Associate Director, Corporate, Foundation and Government Grants will work closely with the Chairman of the Board, Executive Director, Conservancy Directors, and Chief Development Officer; as well as members of the Development and Conservancy staff and other staff members throughout the organization.
Essential Functions

  1. Raise significant funds on an annual basis by securing grants from individuals, institutional and private foundations, and government entities.
  2.  Serve as initial author and project manager for all Letters of Inquiry, grant proposals, and project reports, including tracking deadlines, budget creation and information gathering.
  3. In collaboration with the Chief Development Officer and Conservancy staff ensure that the organization meets all grant deliverables and budgeted matching requirements.
  4. Conduct prospect research on foundations and government entities to evaluate prospective grants and initiate personal contact with potential funders, including proactive cultivation of new grant prospects and stewardship of existing donors.
  5. Using Altru, maintain up-to-date records of organizational information by funder, including funding history, grant requirements, key contacts, and recent activity.
  6. In concert with the Chief Development Officer and Directors of the Conservancy, prepare an annual fundraising plan, funding forecast and monthly reports of gift and grant activity. Ensure grant revenue tracks positively against the operating budget and program goals.
  7. Assist the Chief Development Officer and Conservancy Directors with special events, strategic planning, and other responsibilities as needed/assigned.
  8. Develop, build, and sustain working relationships with local, regional, and national funders and key conservation partner organizations to advance the Conservancy’s fundraising priorities.
Essential Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree required, with two to four years’ experience in researching, creating, developing and writing fundraising proposals for foundations and government entities.
  2. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to write, proofread and edit persuasive proposals, as well as reports and related correspondence. 
  3. Understanding of Conservancy programs and initiatives, including ability to translate technical information into effective grant proposals.
  4. Strong project management and organizational skills with a keen attention to detail.
  5. Strong time management skills and ability to work on several deadline-driven projects at once.
  6. Demonstrated ability to track, analyze and synthesize data and complex information from a wide variety of sources, and present the resulting information in a clear summary.
  7.  Ability to influence and motivate others working both independently and as part of a project team.
  8.  Strong knowledge of environmental issues and current/potential funders with a proven track record of securing financial support at significant level.
  9. Comfort with developing budgets, financial statements, and statistical reports.
  10. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  11. Reliable transportation to and from the workplace.
  12. Ability to work some evenings and weekends as needed.

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to