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Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay - Associate Director of Fund Development

Posted: 9/15/2023

Salary Range: $50,000 - $60,000
Location:  Hybrid (must be a Delaware resident)
Reports To: Vice President of Development
As Girl Scouts, we are committed to the mission of the organization. Our core values guide us in our everyday actions as we strive to fulfill the mission. We uphold these core values in our own work and promote them to our volunteers. They represent what we believe in, what we stand for, and how we approach everything we do. All staff at Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council (GSCB) are expected to uphold the values that drive our goals and make delivering the Girl Scout mission possible: Collaboration, Authenticity, Innovation, Relationships & Stewardship. For more information, please visit our website at 
Job Summary 
The Associate Director of Fund Development will work in conjunction with the CEO and VP of Development to meet the development and fundraising needs of the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council. This role focuses on maintaining a clean, accurate, up-to-date donor database that can be utilized to its fullest extent. This includes acknowledging donors in a timely manner, analyzing donation reports, and stewarding and identifying potential major donors. This role will be tasked with pioneering a thorough cultivation process to build a sustainable major donor pipeline for increased unrestricted funding and higher donor retention. In addition, they will maintain grant proposal materials and supporting documents and manage the reporting process to ensure compliance with grant requirements. They will work closely with the VP of Development to support all Special Events and assist in event preparation, logistics, and sponsorships.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Data & CRM Management                                                                                

  • Manage the donor database (Raiser’s Edge) to ensure that the information is updated in a timely manner and accurately while entering all donations.
  • Manage all acknowledgment letters, personalized communications, and recognition programs.
  • Generate regular reports on major gift activities, including donor pipeline, progress toward fundraising goals, and revenue projections. 
  • Enter all sources of revenue, update funding trackers, and complete check requests as needed.
  • Organize all revenue documentation and back up in internal SharePoint & trackers.
  • Analyze donor data to create effective reports to support data-driven decision-making.
Fundraising - Donor Relations, Major Giving Cultivation, and Stewardship

  • Responsible for managing donor relationships and stewardship, expressing gratitude while building relationship management, and ensuring donor retention.
  • Create processes for major donor cultivation with thorough follow up, donor portfolios, and call lists.
  • Manage a portfolio of donors and work with VP & CEO to solicit major gifts through personal meetings and stewardship activities.
  • Develop and implement tailored solicitation strategies for annual giving campaigns, donor acquisition, and retention (Direct Mailings & Electronic Solicitations).
  • Collaborate with other fundraising staff, program directors, and senior leadership to align major gift strategies with overall fundraising goals and organizational priorities.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Event Coordination

  • Coordinate with the VP of Development, MarCom staff, and Senior Leadership staff to plan, advertise and execute fundraising and media-related events.
  • Solicit event sponsorship asks, tracking, and organizational communication.
  • Assist in project planning, scheduling, and coordination among team members to ensure the smooth execution of development initiatives.
  • Monitor project expenses and resource allocation to ensure projects stay within budget and resource constraints.
  • Manage and maintain event records and results (funds raised, thank yous, etc.).
Documentation, Proposal, and Reporting Management

  • Assist in the research, preparation, and submission of funding requests and reports to corporate, foundation, and government sources.
  • Maintain accurate records of proposals submitted and corresponding attachments as well as updating timeline/calendar for report and proposal deadlines.
Competencies and Skills 

  • Ability to interact with diplomacy and tact amid diverse groups.
  • Ability and flexibility to adapt and respond to various situations.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism.
  • Ability to think critically and creatively when facing challenges.
  • Knowledge of development/fundraising concepts and appropriate solicitation techniques.
  • Subscribe to the principles of the Girl Scout Movement.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple priorities, work independently, and meet deadlines.
  • Adhere to the AFP Donor Bill of Rights and Code of Ethics.
  • Strong human relations skills and have ability to work well with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment.
  • Solution driven with the ability to effectively problem solve.
  • Highly motivated, adaptable, and able to function in a fast-paced environment.
Work Environment

  • GSCB service area covers 14 counties in Delaware and the Eastern Shores of Maryland and Virginia. 
  • GSCB operates offices in Newark, DE, and Salisbury, MD: and maintains camp properties in Hockessin, DE, Earleville, MD, Denton, MD, and Fruitland, MD.  The job is performed at our Newark office (NRC).  Remote work available. Training or work events may be held at other locations.
Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business administration or related field required.
  • Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge donor database knowledge, or similar database experience. 
  • Minimum of 3-5 years´ experience working for a nonprofit organization. 
Additional Qualifications 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to problem solve proactively and make decisions independently while working with a team.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously, meet deadlines, and manage time efficiently.
  • Self-directed and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Attention to detail and sense of urgency with deadlines and work product.
  • Personable and open to meeting new people/building relationships.
  • Familiarity with the Delmarva Peninsula’s corporate, foundation and government funding preferred.
  • Proficiency using Raiser’s Edge NXT.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Proficiency using social media tools (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.).

  • Strategic Thinking, Results-Oriented, & Self-Motivated
  • Knowledge of Philanthropy
  • Relationship Building & Communications Skills
  • Networking & Relationship Management
  • Technologically Proficient 
Other Requirements

  • Become a registered member of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America. Have working knowledge of the Girl Scout philosophy and program and be committed to the Girl Scout mission.
  • Cope with stressors and demands that are associated with the job and/or the work environment so that acceptable and defined levels of performance and overall contribution are maintained.  While all jobs involve dealing with stressors, the stressors may vary from job to job.
  • Adaptable and flexible work environment including but not limited to working additional hours as business needs may require, handling more than one task concurrently and easily adapting to new assignments, systems, and processes.
  • Possess a valid Driver’s License, current insurance, and regular access to a reliable vehicle.
  • While all responsibilities apply to all jobs in Girl Scouts, the specific ways in which they apply may vary from job to job.
How to Apply
Please submit a letter of interest, resume and salary requirements to Applications without both a resume and letter of interest will not be considered. 
Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, basis of disability, or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

Delaware Institute for Arts in Education - Program Coordinator

Posted: 9/13/2023

Total Compensation: $20,000
Position Category: Independent Contractor
Organization Overview
Delaware Institute for the Arts in Education’s (DiAE) mission is to enhance the quality of education in Delaware by delivering arts integrated experiences to students and teachers… inspiring the artist within. 
Job Overview
We seek a part-time Program Coordinator to work closely with DiAE staff to support the administration of our three program areas from October 2023 through August 2024. 
DiAE’s Program Coordinator role is an 11-month, 20 hour/week, mostly remote, and contracted position. The Program Coordinator’s main point of contact is the Artistic Director but he/she/they will also interact with the Executive Admin and Executive Director. Program Coordinator will support the staff in administering our planned 24 Delaware Wolf Trap early childhood, 18 K-12 artists in residency, and 4 teacher professional development programs during FY24. The Program Coordinator will be an independent contractor of DiAE. At the end of the contracted period, there may be the opportunity to renew and extend the contract.
Specific tasks include:

  • Meet weekly with the Artistic Director.
  • Collect bio, work samples, and head shot from teaching artists (TA) hired to conduct a DiAE program and upload them to Google Drive.
  • Maintain the TA clearance checklist in Google Drive and follow up with TAs as needed.
  • Create TA letter of agreement for all DiAE programs, send them to Artistic Director for review, and then upload to Drive.
  • Create school letters of agreement for all DiAE programs, send them to Artistic Director for review, and then upload to Drive.
  • Create the residency announcement for all Delaware Wolf Trap (DWT) and Artist in Residencies that include residency information and required DDOA acknowledgement and then send them to the classroom teacher in advance of the residency. 
  • Input and maintain residency dates in program checklists and on Google calendar.
  • Attend first TA planning meetings for DWT and Artist in Residency programs in order to collect the residency dates.
  • Create and update a running list of residencies for board sign-ups and share with the ED.
  • Receive, label, and categorize TA lesson plans into the Google Drive in specified format.
  • Support AD during school assembly performances & field trips (approximately 12-15 performances per year).
  • Send evaluations to teachers and administrators the day the residencies end and follow up weekly, as needed for completion.
  • Send evaluations to teaching artists the day the residencies end and follow up weekly, as needed for completion.
  • Create and send DWT certificates to DWT teachers after receiving their evaluations. 
  • Maintain DiAE’s repository of resources to support residencies: Receive, label, and categorize for easy finding/viewing.
  • Conduct evaluation meeting at the end of all DWT and artist in residency programs. 
How to Apply
Please send resume including the email and phone number for two (2) work/professional references to Elaine Brooks at Applications accepted through October 3, 2023.

Forward Journey Adult Day Services - Development Director

Posted: 9/11/2023

Salary$75,000 Annually / Full-time / Exempt

Job Location
: Smyrna, DE

Forward Journey’s mission is to enrich the lives of adults with multiple, severe disabilities and in turn, their families through an active, personalized day program.
The Development Director is responsible for spearheading and orchestrating comprehensive fund development and community outreach initiatives. This multifaceted role entails representing the organization to key funding stakeholders, educational institutions, and affiliated organizations throughout the state. The fund development portfolio encompasses major gift and annual giving campaigns, grant proposal composition and submission, comprehensive reporting, and the seamless execution of special events. 
The Development Director assumes full accountability for managing all facets of communication media, encompassing the annual report, print newsletter, and e-newsletters and interfacing with newly hired employees, donors, and partners. These responsibilities are executed with a high degree of autonomy within a non-traditional work environment.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors and Executive Director to establish the organization's fundraising objectives, priorities, and goals and craft a compelling case of support to secure philanthropic funding for these objectives.
  • Cultivate a robust donor network through annual giving, grants, and major gifts.
  • Execute a comprehensive range of development and public relations tasks, including marketing and sponsorship efforts.
  • Strategize and oversee fundraising initiatives and donor appreciation events.
  • Lead the development and execution of fundraising campaigns, setting annual targets and timelines, and assigning specific responsibilities to volunteers and staff.
  • Oversee the entire grant funding process, including research, proposal writing, tracking, and reporting for foundation support.
  • Handle correspondence and maintain meticulous recordkeeping, emphasizing accuracy and compliance.
  • Ensure the quality and compliance of all fundraising aspects, encompassing grants, donors, and special events and provide comprehensive reports for same.
  • Foster philanthropic engagement and secure funding to surpass the organization's goals.
  • Prepare budgets and forecasts for fundraising activities.
  • Solicit fundraising support from participant families/ caregivers, staff, board members, and volunteers.
  • Cultivate support via stewardship and strategic communication (MOVES Management Process).
  • Craft organization’s newsletters, e-newsletters, press releases, website updates, annual reports, and annual appeal letters.
  • Manage Forward Journey's ongoing social media presence, including posts, updates, and notifications across the organization's website, Facebook page, and other online social media platforms.
  • Coordinate outreach activities for participant recruitment, such as provider/resource fairs.
  • Serve as a vital member of Forward Journey's leadership team alongside the Executive Director, DON, Operations Manager, Program Manager, and Program Specialist (Senior Staff).
  • Maintain continuous communication with all staff to remain well-informed about the current state of Forward Journey's services.
  • Attend advocacy and outreach meetings to advance Forward Journey's mission further.
  • Expand and oversee the Forward Journey volunteer program, including recruitment, training, and supervision of volunteers, with assistance from other senior staff members.
  • Manage the scheduling and coordination of all interns, co-op students, and other program participants.
  • Conduct tours of the program for prospective and current funders.
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance.
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned.
Additional Skills and Commitment

  • Cultivates a nurturing atmosphere prioritizing participant well-being, fostering feelings of security and dignity and a safe, healthy, and collaborative environment built on teamwork.
  • Exhibits an unwavering dedication to excellence in every facet of the program.
  • Upholds and embraces the ethical codes of conduct and the organization's policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates professionalism on and off-site, serving as a distinguished representative of the organization.
  • Executes organization protocols diligently during fire drills and emergency situations.
Required Education/Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree.
  • A minimum of five years of nonprofit fundraising experience in a non-profit environment.
  • Preferably CFRE and active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
  • Experience in advertising, publication, and promotion development and marketing.
  • Experience managing social media platforms and website development.
  • Extensive knowledge of ethical fundraising principles and a demonstrated history of success in fundraising.
  • Experience in direct fundraising activities, including strategizing and implementing a fundraising campaign, annual appeals, grant writing, and donor cultivation, is highly preferred. 
  • Knowledge of IRS regulations relative to fundraising, gift acceptance and acknowledgment, fundraising accounting principles, and grants. 
Other Requirements

  • Ability to prioritize duties with sound judgment.
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail, project management, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills for communicating effectively and professionally. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work on a team and interact effectively with all levels of the organization (including board members, senior staff, program aides, volunteers, parents, related service providers, etc.).
  • Firsthand experience with database systems and ability to manage data entry and management with zero-error parameters.
  • Strong command of Microsoft Office computer software programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Adobe Reader/Pro.
  • Operational flexibility to meet sudden and unpredictable business needs.
  • Ability to attend evening and weekend meetings/events as needed.
  • An understanding of/sensitivity to disability issues is desirable.
  • Must pass various health, drug, criminal, and background checks as required by our contract with DHSS. 
Job Benefits

  • Day Shift: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Competitive Wages
  • Medical Coverage (100% employee / 80% dependents)
  • Paid Time Off (22 days annually)
  • Personal Days (3 annually)
  • Holiday Pay (15 days, including the week between Christmas Eve & New Year’s Day)
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan Match (2%)
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid On-The-Job Training
How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter with contact information to Deanna Pedicone, Administrative Assistant, at

The Hill School - Capital Giving Officer

Posted: 9/6/2023

Salary Range$90,000 - $100,000

The Hill School is seeking to hire a Capital Giving Officer. Founded in 1851 as The Family Boarding School, The Hill School is a coeducational independent boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and post-graduates. This highly selective preparatory school is located in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, about 35 miles northwest of Philadelphia. The Hill School completed The Strength of All campaign on June 30, 2023. More than $181 million was raised over the past eight years. The Capital Giving Officer will play a key role in the next campaign which likely begins on July 1, 2025. 
Reporting to the Director of Capital Giving, the Capital Giving Officer will establish, develop, and maintain philanthropic relationships with alumni, parents, and friends of the School within predetermined U.S. regions and states. Emphasis will be placed on building philanthropic relationships with alumni and parents with the goal of soliciting major gifts within 12-36 months of first visit. The Capital Giving Officer will work closely with the Director of Capital Giving and the Assistant Head of School for Institutional Giving to manage major and planned giving prospect qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship within their given prospect and donor pool.
Qualified candidates will possess a minimum of three years of professional fundraising experience, preferably in an educational environment; financial services or marketing/sales experience will also be considered. The incumbent must have a proven track record of building and cultivating relationships, face-to-face solicitation, and closing major gifts or deferred gift commitments. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work well with both internal and external constituencies, including senior administrators, faculty, trustees, volunteer leaders, students, donors, and prospects. The ideal candidate will have a clear understanding and deep appreciation of the mission, values, and traditions of an independent school. Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred. A valid driver’s license is required. Must be willing and able to travel extensively, locally as well as nationally, with frequent evening and weekend event duties.
The Hill School offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits package, and generous retirement plan. Flexible work environment based on calendar and travel schedule. 
For a complete position description and additional information on The Hill School, please visit our website at
How to Apply
For inquiries, nominations, and applications, please contact:

Tara Sweeney
Lambert & Associates
222 South Manoa Road, Suite 201
Havertown, PA 19083

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy - Executive Assistant to the Head of School

Posted: 8/31/2023

Salary Range$65,000 - $75,000

Position Purpose

The Executive Assistant to the Head of School will provide confident and consistent support to the Head of School, including but not limited to all aspects of daily operations. The role encompasses a wide variety of administrative and executive duties, special projects, and initiatives. This role is an excellent opportunity for a highly organized, detail-oriented and innovative professional with strong communication and project management skills. The ideal candidate is excited by the opportunity to support and play a key role in the daily operations of the Head of School’s office, leveraging a broad range of skills with a high degree of initiative in managing a variety of responsibilities in a fast-paced environment, while serving as a trusted partner with high integrity.
Essential Functions
Head of School and Head of School Office Operations

  • Provides high-level administrative support to the Head of School while supporting their goals.
  • Plans and executes small-scale and large-scale campus events and celebrations.
  • Represents and acts as liaison for the Head of School in all interactions with students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, and visitors.
  • Maintains the Head’s calendar, managing an extremely active schedule of appointments.
  • Prepares letters, memos, project summaries, meeting agendas, meeting minutes, spreadsheets and presentations. 
  • Maintains agenda topics for leadership team meetings and takes minutes during meetings.
  • Answers incoming telephone calls, resolves issues, takes messages, forwards calls to appropriate parties.
  • Coordinates travel arrangements and prepares expense reports and credit card reconciliations.
  • Coordinates with facilities for all things related to Head of School residence.
Board Support

  • Schedules Board and Board committee meetings and maintains a consolidated meeting schedule.
  • Handles all Board and Board committee meeting arrangements, notices, reminders, board packets, hospitality, and audio-visual needs.
  • Maintains rosters and files for the Board and Board committees.
  • Assists the Board Chair and other officers and committee chairs as requested.
  • Manages communication with external Boards on which the Head of School serves.
School-wide Support

  • Collaborates to build and manage the all-school calendar for the year.
  • Participates in the weekly operations meetings to review upcoming events.
  • Collaborates to resolve calendar/event conflicts and follows up with faculty and staff accordingly . 
  • Coordinates and schedules meetings, meeting rooms, and required equipment for meetings.
  • Maintains an adequate supply of materials.
  • Contributes positively to employee morale through a positive, pleasant demeanor.
  • Cover for the school receptionist as needed.
  • Executes other duties as assigned by the HOS or his designate. 

  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent is required, along with administrative support experience, preferably in an executive office, ideally in a school setting.
  • Exceptional organizational, writing and editing skills, along with professional judgment, discretion, diplomacy, and confidentiality.
  • Proactive and forward thinking, anticipating the needs of the Head of School.
  • Ability to use discretion in scheduling and prioritizing meetings and independent judgment in performing responsibilities.
  • Ability to work independently and creatively within established guidelines.
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and a busy schedule with frequent interruptions typical.
  • Professional, patient demeanor, sense of humor, pleasant manner, and customer service orientation. 
  • Ability to apply common-sense understanding and to carry out instructions. 
  • Strong technology skills, including Google Workspace, macOS, and web technology combined with the ability to learn and grow their skill set.
  • Ability to use basic office equipment and smart devices.
  • Ability to learn and adopt new technologies as they are introduced.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all constituents in a school environment.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of community members with a continuous focus on healthy relationship building.
  • Flexible, responsible, resourceful with effective time-management skills.
  • Ability to work occasionally outside of the work day for board meetings and special programs and events.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Be able to occasionally lift up to 15 lbs. 
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Regularly use close and distance vision.
  • Able to move around all school environments.
How to Apply

Interested candidates, please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to careers@sch.orgSpringside Chestnut Hill Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Delaware Division of the Arts - Community Engagement Program Officer

Posted: 8/30/2023

Salary Range: $57,568/Min - $71,960/Mid (Yearly)

Summary Statement

Working with Division staff and community partners, this Planner will assist in identifying and developing grants, programs, and services that expand access to arts programming and resources. Aligning with the Division's strategic goals and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Responsibilities include working statewide to better engage Delaware's many diverse communities in helping the Division make informed decisions on Division policies; research and administer community-based arts grants and initiatives for Delaware's historically underserved rural, and low-income populations.

About the Delaware Division of the Arts

The Delaware Division of the Arts, a branch of the Delaware Department of State, is committed to supporting the arts and cultivating creativity to enhance the quality of life in Delaware. Together with its advisory body, the Delaware State Arts Council, the Division administers grants and programs that support arts programming, educate the public, increase awareness of the arts, and integrate the arts into all facets of Delaware life. The Division strives to excel in these core values:

  • Artistic Merit: Demonstrate the quality and impact of the arts
  • Diversity: Recognize and include the many dimensions of human identity and difference
  • Equity: Identify and eliminate barriers to participation in the arts through policy and practice
  • Inclusion: Engage a diversity of individuals, communities, and perspectives to ensure equal access, representation, and belonging
  • Innovation: Support new methods, ideas, and practices in artistic creation, programming, governance, and management
Preferred Qualification

Applicants who do not possess the preferred qualification will still be eligible to compete for this position if job requirements are met.

  • Six months experience in arts integrated community programming  
  • Six months experience in working with historically underserved populations. 
  • Six months experience in visual or performing arts discipline (i.e., music, theater, dance)
Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Analyze and assess data, problems, and issues and their impact on programs, plans or the current environment.
  • Define and evaluate alternative uses of resources, viable options/approaches and anticipated costs and benefits, consequences and outcomes using present and projected information.
  • Develop recommended course of action for public and private decisions in formal plans and policies including policy statements, budget allocations, regulations and/or legislation to affect and facilitate change and reach objectives.
  • Formulate plans and policies to meet the social, economic, and physical needs of communities.
  • Develop, promote and market strategies for the implementation of plans, policies and programs.
  • Build consensus with community leaders, customers, advocates, and other affected parties via negotiations, mediation and facilitation.
  • Involve and educate special interest groups, customers, and public officials via variety of forums, e.g., seminars, workshops, conferences, newsletters, assessments, and analytical reports. 
  • Coordinate planning activities and policies across state, regional, county and local levels; integrate with other entities outside the state.
  • Provide technical assistance, training and education for understanding and managing change.
  • Design and manage the planning process.
  • Systematically evaluate the impact of plan implementation and incorporate findings with the ongoing planning process.
Job Requirements

Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas: 

  • At least three years of experience as a planner OR at least three years of experience in a planning function. 
  • Experience in having responsibility for a most complex planning project (complexity is to be determined based on variables such as discipline, population, fiscal impact, geographic area, social impact, planning horizon, public involvement, research and analysis, and the nature of the project team). 
  • Experience in serving as a subject matter expert in the development or management of programs or services involving the community.
Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware Executive Branch participates in the Federal E-Verify system where the State will provide the federal government with each new hires Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our job seeker resources.


To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training, and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email. Please keep your contact information current. You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

How to Apply

Applicants should visit Delaware Employment Link website and fill out application and supplemental questionnaire at

Spur Impact Association - Director of Operations

Posted: 8/25/2023

Salary Range: $60,000 - $65,000

At Spur Impact our mission is just that – to inspire, connect, and develop emerging business leaders as they “spur impact” and transform their careers and communities.

We believe in the power of connection and community. Since 2018, our professional and philanthropic events and initiatives have connected hundreds of passionate emerging leaders with business innovators and existing impact players each dedicated to making a sustainable difference in the Delaware region.
We are excited to add a Director of Operations to our team and expand our impact.

This is a newly created opportunity for someone with a shared passion for our mission. We are a small and dedicated team of entrepreneurial spirits. Our staff must be flexible, innovative, collaborative, and think creatively to successfully execute upon our goals and realize our shared vision. 

In this role, the Director of Operations will have the opportunity to grow our leadership programs and foster and develop relationships with a diverse group of professionals, businesses, and other organizations across the state. This role will encompass managing all aspects of the annual MILLSUMMIT conference, including business development, managing any related networking events and programs that take place throughout the year, and overseeing the program’s year-round marketing strategy. The Director of Operations will also help oversee and manage the Emerging Leaders Community (ELC) program and provide additional support to other staff and programs as needed, including for the Spur Giving program and Delaware Gives initiative and the annual giving day event, Do More 24 Delaware.
The ideal candidate thrives working both independently and collaboratively with employees and volunteers. They have prior success managing projects and events as well as an understanding of marketing and social media. They can comfortably lead meetings, exchange innovative and creative ideas, execute programs/initiatives, and enjoy streamlining tasks/processes to create efficiencies. 
How You’ll Make a Difference
Operations and Project Management (65% of time)

  • Serve as the primary lead for Spur Impact’s leadership and professional development programming,including the MILLSUMMIT, ELC, and related networking events.  
    • MILLSUMMIT: This person will be the primary point person managing the budget, marketing/ communications, volunteers, and contractors, as well as helping to plan and organize the annual MILLSUMMIT leadership conference. This person will also help manage and organize any related standalone or related recurring programming or networking events throughout the year, such as breakfast meetings or happy hour receptions or the Health in High Heels event.
    • ELC: This person will be responsible for overseeing the ELC program, including helping develop and manage the budget. This management includes being the primary staff point person helping to coordinate efforts between any contractors, speakers, and members of the ELC program. 
  • Support for Spur Impact’s community impact programming, including assisting the Director of Nonprofit Engagement and other staff and volunteers in conjunction with the annual Delaware giving day event (Do More 24 Delaware).
  • Support other organizational operations, including helping manage payroll and other contractor and vendor relationships.
Business Development (35% of time)

  • Support the Executive Director in refining, managing, developing, and executing the organization’s relationship building strategy for key stakeholders and potential partners, including foundations, corporations, other nonprofits and community or public groups, and individual donors. Many of the organization’s current partners support one or more of the MILLSUMMIT and Delaware Gives initiatives throughout the year. 
  • Draft marketing/ communications to increase awareness of all or individual programs supporting Spur Impact.
  • Supervise and provide reporting on the execution, monitoring, and measurement of touchpoints with stakeholders and their involvement with Spur Impact.
  • Hold select meetings or workshops with external partners, including faith leaders, business leaders, public leaders, and other Delaware-based influencers and celebrities to introduce and grow Spur Impact’s initiatives to reach a broader audience.

  • An associate’s degree or higher
  • 3-6 years of related experience such as but not limited to project management program development, logistics, event planning, marketing

  • Ability to represent the organization in person, over the phone, virtually, or via email 
  • Demonstrated written and verbal skills
  • Prior success working with a team, stakeholders, young professionals, and emerging leaders to develop and execute an event of 100+ people or similar educational conference
  • Technical skills, including proficiency in Google, Office and Adobe Suite, Canva, database management, email management (such as Mailchimp), and familiarity with website development platforms (such as Squarespace) is preferred
As an emerging-growth nonprofit, Spur Impact endeavors to support the needs of employees both in and outside of the work environment. As such, Spur Impact is committed to regularly reviewing benefit options as the nonprofit continues to expand. The following benefits are currently available to full-time Spur Impact team members:

  • PTO, Personal Days, Holidays
  • Flexible Work Environment through work location 
  • Paid Parking (Wilmington office and events)
  • Personal and Professional Development through training and learning opportunities
This is a full-time, exempt position (up to 40 hours a week) with occasional work on nights and weekends as required. The expected salary will range from $60,000-$65,000 based on experience. 
This position requires the applicant to have a reliable vehicle with applicable vehicle insurance to make regular trips throughout the state to engage the community on behalf of the organization. Mileage and business expenses are reimbursable per our Expense Reimbursement Policy. 
How to Apply
Send resume and cover letter to by September 15, 2023. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. No phone calls, please. 
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Spur Impact is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances.

Grand Opera House, Inc. - Annual Fund Manager/Individual Giving

Posted: 8/24/2023

Salary Range: $45,000 - $55,000

The Grand Opera House in Wilmington, DE seeks a full-time Annual Fund Manager. This position reports to the Director of Development and is responsible for planning and implementing of the annual giving campaigns and strengthening donor relationships for the purpose of increasing financial support for The Grand, its diverse programming, multiple venues, and general operations.
The Annual Fund will include a variety of opportunities for individual giving including Friends of The Grand membership, contributions to The Gilliam Family Diversity Fund, tribute gifts, and matching gifts. The scope of work includes letter writing (solicitations and acknowledgements); content development for print materials, direct mail, e-mail, website, and social media; donor research, cultivation, stewardship (delivery of donor benefits), and overall relationship management. The Annual Fund Manager will have a clear understanding of The Grand brand, experiences, marketing, and fundraising opportunities.
Essential Functions

  • Strategically plan and implement all aspects of The Grand’s Annual Fund campaigns to achieve fundraising goals
  • Manage membership programs for individual giving including acquisitions, renewals, and acknowledgments
  • Create donor benefits and events; ensure timely and accurate fulfillment; host The Ninth Muse donor lounge on show nights
  • Collaborate with Development Committee volunteers to identify prospects, design and implement cultivation plans, peer-to-peer solicitations, special appeals, and events
  • Maintain strong individual donor relationships and communications
  • Maintain accurate records in Tessitura, including donations, membership, ticketing, constituency coding, program listings, prospects, and more
  • Implement the use of “Plans” in Tessitura to track campaign progress
  • Analyze data and prepare reports to track progress and predict outcomes; adjust plans as needed
  • Work with Finance Department on policies and procedures to ensure accurate records for financial reconciliation
  • Provide support for fundraising events including The Grand Gala and The Grand Golf Classic

  • Exemplary work ethic, positive attitude, creative energy, and consistent follow through
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to balance and prioritize multiple projects on deadline
  • Exceptional customer service, writing/communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Must possess the ability to exercise discretion when dealing with sensitive donor information
  • Must bring collaborative spirit, consistent with The Grand’s core values
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Experience with donor software management (Raiser’s Edge, Blackbaud, or Tessitura)
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area of study
  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience
  • Occasional night and weekend work required
  • Experienced fundraiser
How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit a resume with cover letter to

YWCA of Delaware - Grants Director

Posted: 8/23/2023

Salary Range: $52,000 - $62,000


Accepts and implements the YWCA Mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. 
Customer Impact Statement
The Grants Director provides leadership, coordination and oversight of pre- and post- award grants and government contracts and is the content expert on opportunities, regulations and compliance issues related to the organization’s programs and strategic initiatives. This position reports to the Chief Development Officer and works closely with senior program staff, the Chief Financial Officer and the Chief Executive Officer.
Primary Accountabilities (may include, but not limited to):
Lead Grants “Care Team(s)” to result in successful grant applications that meet strategic objectives and annual operating needs. 

  1. Primary author of grant applications for government and community funding, which includes working with other staff to coordinate program and financial information in a deadline- driven environment.
  2. Develop budgets for community grants in consultation with project Care Team as needed. Consult/advise on budgets for government grants as needed.
  3. Work closely with program staff to ensure proposals include meaningful, specific and reportable outcomes that align with impact objectives.
  4. Support Program staff with development of grant/funding strategies based on program needs and potential changes.
  5. Provide supervision and project management support to volunteers and interns, when applicable.  
Coordinate post-award compliance and stewardship to facilitate effective project implementation and positive relationships with funders.

  1. Communicate award notification to Finance and Program Lead(s). This includes: awarded budget, need and deadline for submission of budget adjustments, changes to program design, service delivery or other requirements to ensure compliance with grant award; deadlines and components of interim and final reports; monitoring visit dates. 
  2. Stay abreast of all regulations which impact program service delivery and financial accounting.
  3. Provide education to finance and program staff to ensure that grant guidelines and requirements are understood and met.
  4. Provide technical assistance to staff on external reporting systems. Ensure all logins, access codes and permission levels are accurate, current.
  5. Track submission of budget adjustments, program adjustments, interim reports, final reports; schedule and outcome of monitoring visits. Responsible for informing senior leadership of any gaps in compliance or achievement of impact objectives. 
  6. Serve as liaison between internal and external groups to facilitate effective stewardship of funds which may include assistance in the coordination of monitoring visits (programmatic, financial) by ensuring program and finance staff are knowledgeable of itinerary and necessary materials.
  7. Update agency contact management database, calendars and other tracking systems with grant submissions, award status and reporting process.
  8. Generate agency reports on grants productivity. 
Knowledge and understanding of revenue-to-expense mapping in the annual operating budget, modifications to mapping based on actual revenue, gaps in revenue and prioritization of filling those gaps.

  1. Identify, research and communicate viable grant prospects.
    • Monitor appropriate list-servs and publications for Notice of Funding Availability, Request for proposals, and other public announcements.
    • Stay abreast of current and emerging Federal/State/Local policy priorities.
    • Ensure comprehensive knowledge of the organization’s long term strategic priorities and annual operating needs; evaluate potential funding opportunities in context.
    • Recommend and discuss opportunities with senior program staff, finance, and executive staff as needed for decision-making on whether to apply. 
  2. In collaboration with program teams, develop annual grant budgets across the agency based on knowledge of existing grants and upcoming opportunities.  
Other Duties (include, but also as assigned) 
Attendance at agency and/or department staff meetings as needed. Represent the agency and program participant needs to funders, employers, and the community-at-large in a positive manner. Ensure maximum economy in the use of agency resources. Other related duties, as assigned. 
Education: Bachelors’ degree in Human Services, Business, Social Sciences, Public Administration, a related field or equivalent experience. 
Experience: Established record of involvement with pre- and post-award processes in grants and contracts. Knowledge of nonprofit/social service experience is desirable. Experience in community relations, development, and outcomes measurement. 
Skills: Demonstrated organization and project management skills. Ability to manage/prioritize multiple projects. Must have proficient computer skills and experience with Microsoft programs and relational databases. General accounting skills with emphasis on budget creation, monitoring and report writing strongly desirable. Detail-oriented and strong verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of social media and contemporary platforms. 
Essential Job Functions

  • Access to reliable transportation and willingness to travel to other sites 
  • Use of computer 
  • Reading 
  • Use of telephone 
  • Communicating effectively with diverse populations and levels of authority 
  • Consistent and timely attendance
How to Apply
Interested applicants should apply with the following link:

Greater Lewes Community Village  (d/b/a Village Volunteers) - Executive Director

Posted: 8/17/2023

Salary Range: $60,000

Position Summary
The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization. The ED works directly with the Board of Directors to shape the organization’s strategic direction and leads staff and volunteers toward fulfilling the mission of helping older adults to live independently. The ED reports to the Village President/Chair of the Board of Directors.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works with the Board of Directors in developing and enhancing the mission, vision, values and the strategic plan in order to guide the organization.
  • Fosters effective teamwork and communication with Board, staff, and volunteers.
  • Serves as the primary spokesperson for the organization in collaboration with the Board and Committees.
  • Conducts official business, including vendor negotiations, contracts, agreements, etc. on behalf of the organization as appropriate.
  • Cultivates relationships with local media, business leaders, state officials and other nonprofit leaders, identifying opportunities to expand awareness and impact at community, county, and state levels.
Operational Planning and Management
  • Creates a line of sight from the strategic plan to the operational plan in collaboration with the Board, Committees and staff. 
  • Ensures that the operation of the organization meets the goals and objectives of the strategic and operation plans as well as the needs of members. 
  • Oversees the staff and volunteers to ensure efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the organization.
  • Communicates, collaborates, and cooperates with the Board and Committees.
Service Management
  • In collaboration with the Service Manager, evaluate Village services, member and volunteer feedback to ensure services and programs are meeting the needs of our stakeholders and are consistent with Village mission.
  • Ensure that service requests of members are being fulfilled as requested. Recommended changes to services and programs will be shared with the Committees, Board and Volunteers. Implementation of such changes must be done with care and be well communicated to ensure the highest quality.
Human Resources Planning and Management
  • Determine staffing requirements for organizational management and program delivery.
  • Oversee the implementation of the human resources policies, procedures and practices including the development of job descriptions for all staff.
  • Establish a positive, healthy and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations.
  • Recruit, interview and select staff and volunteers who have the right skills and abilities to help further the organization's mission.
  • Ensure that all staff and volunteers receive an orientation to the organization and that training is provided.
  • Implement a performance management process for all staff which includes mentoring, coaching, and monitoring the performance of staff and conducting annual performance reviews.
Financial Planning and Management
  • Work with the Board Treasurer and Committee Chairpersons to prepare the annual budget.
  • In conjunction with Development Manager research funding sources and develop proposals to meet the needs of the community and ensure sustainability of the organization.
  • Ensure that sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures are in place and annual reviews are conducted.
  • Administer the funds of the organization according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cash flow of the organization.
  • Working with the Board Treasurer provide the Board with comprehensive monthly reports on the Statements of Financial Position and Budget to Actuals. 
  • Ensure compliance with all local, state and federal legislation as well as with internal policies and procedures. 
Community Relations/Advocacy
  • Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of the organization and to identify changes in the community served by the organization.
  • Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, funders, government entities, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization.
Risk Management
  • Identify and evaluate the risks to the organization's people (clients, staff, management, volunteers), property, finances, goodwill, and image and implement measures to control risks.
  • Ensure that the organization carries appropriate and adequate insurance coverage.
  • Ensure that the Board and staff understand the terms, conditions and limitations of the insurance coverage.
Requirements and Skills
  • Proven work experience as a nonprofit executive or comparable role.
  • Experience managing and communicating operations and financials to all stakeholders.
  • Experience building relationships and trust with stakeholders.
  • Collaborating with local, county and state government entities.
  • Successful recruitment, retention and engagement of volunteers.
  • Collaborative management style with directive leadership capabilities
  • Active listening skills
  • Confident and engaging communicator
  • Connection to the mission
  • Advocating for older adults
  • Ability to see the vision, strategy and navigate the details
  • Adaptability
  • Decision-making 
Hours: This position is full time and primarily on site.
Staff: The ED manages Lewes Office paid staff -- Services Manager, Development Manager and Care Manager. The ED is also responsible for providing guidance to and collaboration with branches of the 501(c)(3).
How to Apply
Send a cover letter of interest, a resume of experience, and three references to
To learn more about Village Volunteers visit

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Delaware - Individual Giving Officer

Posted: 8/16/2023

Salary Range: $60,000 - $75,000

Reports To: Director of Philanthropy
Full-time, exempt, some weekends and evenings required
Position Summary
The Individual Giving Officer is an important part of the Development Team and is responsible for cultivating, managing and stewarding current individual donors and recruiting new individual donors. This position plays a vital role in overseeing the annual campaign for individuals and launching a formal major gifts initiative for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Delaware. The Individual Giving Manager also oversees the organization’s planned giving program. 
The Individual Giving Officer is motivated to work and promote our mission, can think and act strategically as well as tactically, is committed to working collaboratively with our small and passionate team and loves to work with a wide variety of people.
Job Responsibilities
Annual and Special Gifts Management: Directs cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship efforts to engage current donors in order to increase annual giving and creates the opportunity for Major Gifts and Planned Gifts. 

  • Provides day-to-day management and strategic oversight for current individual donors and manages a portfolio of approximately 100-125 individual donors and/or prospects.
  • Assigns other Development Team members and the President & CEO individual donors and/or prospects.  
  • Grows individual giving through engagement of current constituents, fundraising events, volunteers, and other strategies. 
  • Develops and implements outreach strategies to attract new individual donors that will expand and diversify the donor database. 
  • Manages year-end giving campaign including personalization of appeals for key donors. 
  • Designs, implements, and launches a Major Gifts program and develops strategies for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding qualified donors for Major Gifts. 
  • Oversees Adopt a Room program. 
  • Collaborates with the Director of Philanthropy to create deeper donor engagement through giving and/or loyalty societies. 
  • Updates and relaunches our current Planned Giving program engaging with our partners, FreeWill and Stelter. 
  • Oversees all aspects of Legacy of Hope Society. 
  • Crafts effective proposals, reports, acknowledgements and assists with the messaging for all individual appeals. 
  • Ensures that all individual donors who give through United Way are also a part of our cultivation and stewardship plan. 
  • Manages all strategies pertaining to Partners in Hope, our monthly giving society in order to grow the number of monthly donors and the resulting revenue. 
  • Works with the team to ensure cultivation and stewardship efforts are consistent with the team’s stewardship plan. 
  • Updates donor profiles to reflect all donor outreach and activities. Gives tours to donors and prospects. 
Additional Support: Provides valuable input and supports the Development team in order to achieve fundraising goals. 
  • Assists annual strategic planning, setting fundraising goals and assisting with additional essential stewardship projects.
  • Collaborates with Development Team to assist with creation of bi-annual newsletters, quarterly e-newsletters, direct mail solicitations, stewardship communications and any fundraising communications to support development goals. 
  • Works collaboratively to support the House’s Special Events with whatever assistance is needed and attends all Special Events. 
  • Proven experience in major, individual gift fundraising (3-5 years’ experience) 
  • Demonstrated ability in building relationships with donors. 
  • Knowledge and deep understanding of the principles of development and all aspects of the major gift/fundraising cycle.
  • Must be familiar with donor database systems.
  • Strategic, self-directed, creative, problem-solver.
  • Must be organized and able to multitask, flexible, able to accept direction and to work independently as well as part of the team. 
  • Possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Highly collaborative professional, strong interpersonal and customer service skills with a donor-centric mindset.
  • Is motivated by the mission of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Delaware and follows our Core Values.
  • Handles all personal and financial information in a confidential manner.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Flexibility in scheduling with occasional weekends and evenings necessary.
How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a resume with cover letter to

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Campaign Development Manager

Posted: 7/26/2023

Salary Range: $53,000 - $55,000

How many people can answer the question, "What do you do for a living?" with the answer, "I help find cures for cancer." At LLS, employees take our mission seriously. Whether you work in one of our chapters, are an accountant at the national office or a specialist in our Information Resource Center, you work each day on making our mission a reality: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Join us and give new meaning to the word, "job."
As part of a mission centric, locally delivered and nationally powered organization this role is accountable for building relationships with fundraising volunteers while implementing innovative peer to peer fundraising products to exceed revenue goals for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) mission, within a designated market area. Relentlessly pursuing cancer cures.
As a valued member of LLS, you are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package. Our offerings include medical, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance; flexible spending accounts; a 403b retirement plan along with generous paid time off. In addition, we observe federal paid holidays throughout the year, and offer a wellness program and an employee assistance program.
While employees may be permitted to work remotely, travel to the assigned office, HUB or Satellite Offices may be required as determined by the employee’s manager and the employee’s Strategic Talent Partner.

Mission Integration

  • Partner with Education, Services and Health Research department to effectively communicate the LLS overall mission, programs, resources, and priorities.
  • Responsible for organizing mission centered, local donor cultivation events and prospecting high-impact donors for national stewardship activities.
Fundraising & Relationship Building

  • Drive high-impact peer to peer fundraising to achieve overall revenue goals.
  • Provide input into the development of a strategic plan for the peer to peer fundraising products, including revenue, budget, goals, and timelines.
  • Execute innovative strategic plan developed annually and revised periodically to ensure team exceeds all revenue goals.
  • Collaborate with local relationship team and national shared service partners throughout LLS.
Volunteer Management

  • Responsible for the recruitment and cultivation of high-level volunteer committees.
  • Responsible for recruiting fundraising volunteers who participate in peer-to-peer fundraising products resulting in revenue growth and achievement of goals.
  • Identify and network with constituents and key donors to engage their support of LLS fundraising products.
  • Develop recruitment plans and actively secure new partners through independent research, prospecting and volunteer relationship building.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge and use of digital, social media & emerging online channels
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite
Physical Demands & Work Environment

  • Physical demands are minimal and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations.
  • Work environment is representative and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations.
  • May be required to move Campaign materials weighing up to 15 pounds for various events.
  • Travel within designated area.
  • Required to work some evenings or weekends.
How to Apply

LLS is hiring for two Campaign Development Managers in the Delaware Market. Please apply at:

LLS is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in its workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender, gender identity and expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, race, color, creed, national origin/ancestry, citizenship, religion, genetic predisposition, or information, physical or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. LLS seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission and where they will join a cohort of others who have chosen to call LLS home. LLS complies with all applicable laws which prohibit discrimination and harassment in the workplace and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive environment supportive of all of our employees and the communities we serve.

The Ministry of Caring - Planned Giving & Donor Relations Manager

Posted: 7/24/2023

Salary Range: $58,000 - $62,000

The Ministry of Caring is a non-profit organization with programs serving the poor and homeless in greater Wilmington, DE. We are seeking a Planned Giving & Donor Relations Manager with prior relevant experience, Raiser’s Edge expertise and initiative. For all duties, to consistently exemplify the Ministry of Caring’s mission and values.

Position Summary

This position provides leadership of donor data management and planned giving for the Ministry of Caring.

Donor Data Management

  • Work closely with Raiser’s Edge (RE) Accountant to ensure accurate functioning of RE processes and procedures.
  • Manage storage of records, queries, exports, and records including the running of monthly reports to check validity of data.
  • Manage set-up of acknowledgements in RE.
  • Perform daily RE functions when necessary (ex. absence of RE Accountant).
  • Track all event registrations in RE.
  • Produce all reports as needed.
  • Coordinate data requests for mailings, reports and statistics with Development, Grants, Finance and Communications teams and produce queries.
  • Maintain integrity of the data base.
  • Evaluate and maintain all contract services with Blackbaud and Network for Good, including identification of new products and services.
  • Update fundraising campaigns, funds, and appeals on yearly basis and prepare records and recommendations for future efforts.
  • Work with Communications and Grants teams to update and maintain mail and email addresses for donors. Evaluate electronic gift acknowledgement and event invitations.
  • Manage Greater Giving (donor processing app) and attend events to process gifts and payments; train others in use.
Planned Giving

  • Work closely with Deputy Director of Development to evaluate and implement planned giving plans and review annually for necessary upgrades and adaptations.
  • Work with Communications team and Deputy Director to design, produce materials and lists and implement twice-yearly Legacy of Giving mailing.
  • Write planned giving article for each Reaching Out newsletter.
  • Meet with board development committee to update and refresh planned giving program.
  • Develop knowledge of Ministry of Caring programs to speak about them with donors.

  • Expertise with Raiser’s Edge Donor Management tool with a minimum of 5 years’ experience; ability to produce queries required
  • Ability to write and communicate clearly, succinctly and in a compelling manner
  • Understanding of donor motivation
  • Ability to utilize Excel and other MS Office products
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (business, computer science, etc.)
  • Work Location: In person (based in Wilmington, DE)
Other Skills and Knowledge

  • Self-starter who can work independently, but also work successfully with a team
  • Deep respect for confidentiality, especially regarding donors and personal information
  • Desire to fully support the overall mission of the Ministry of Caring
  • Time-management and multi-task skills

The Ministry of Caring provides generous employee benefits. Benefits include medical, dental, vision along with employer-paid life insurance, long-term disability, and pension (waiting periods apply). In addition, this position accrues 3 weeks of paid vacation and 12 sick and emergency days per calendar year, along with 11 paid holidays annually.

How to Apply

Please contact Nicole Alexander at 302-652-5523 or

Delaware Community Foundation Southern - Delaware Philanthropy Officer

Posted: 7/21/2023

Salary Range
: $70,000 - $75,000

The Delaware Community Foundation (DCF) is a nonprofit organization focused on partnering with philanthropists to build opportunity and advance equity in Delaware. Our mission is to improve Delaware through community-based philanthropy. The DCF is committed to building equity for all people in Delaware. We are particularly focused on the challenges of racial equity at this moment in our history.
At the DCF, we help people give with impact to the causes they care about and to build assets for the long-term support of communities statewide. We celebrate the joy of philanthropy and honor the instinct in all of us to give back to our communities.
Opportunity: The Delaware Community Foundation Philanthropic Services team provides exceptional support to donors, fundholders, and community members seeking to make a difference and improve the lives in Delaware through their philanthropy. This is a unique opportunity for a person who has a passion for and commitment to fundraising and philanthropy, demonstrated excellence in communication and customer service, and is excited to contribute creatively and strategically to support our philanthropic services team to fulfill our donor promise.
Position Summary: This position is dedicated to growing the Delaware Community Foundation's assets to increase philanthropy's impact in Delaware. This is achieved through new fund acquisition, cultivation and growth of existing funds, and fundraising for annual operating and endowment needs. A fluid understanding of the local community's needs and demonstrated experience cultivating, stewarding, and soliciting individual, corporate, and foundational support is critical to success. This position is exempt and reports to the Vice President for Southern Delaware. The applicant will be required to live in Kent or Sussex County, Delaware. 
Each employee of the DCF is expected to embody and pursue the core values of the DCF, including compassionate servicecreativityexcellencepassion to make a difference, an appreciation for the joy of philanthropy, and a commitment to inclusion and equity. 
Key Responsibilities
Donor Services
  • Provides Support to Donors including individual, organizational and nonprofit fundholders for stewardship, cultivation and solicitation of gifts to establish or grow funds at the DCF for the benefit of the community. 
  • Support Philanthropic Services Team by participating in the planning and implementation of PS Team processes and procedures to support fundholder stewardship, and ensure proactive, qualitative and quantitative engagement throughout the year.
  • Build pipeline activity for procurement of new funds, including research, identification, and cultivation of potential donors with a goal to building and establishing new at the DCF, primarily focusing on the geographic of southern Delaware (Kent and Sussex counties).
  • Provides Fundholder Stewardship by actively stewarding and managing a caseload of fundholders in Southern Delaware.
  • Promote the Donor Promise across the Foundation by contributing to the development of all fundholder services and participating in Foundation-wide initiatives and projects to ensure donor needs and perspectives are addressed.   
Special Project and Team Support 
  • Oversee the planning, design and provide logistical management of special events in southern Delaware including but not limited to Legacy Lunches, Holiday Party, Annual Reception, and small donor and professional advisor gatherings. In this capacity, they work with both PS team and CI team to ensure events are successful in engaging donors and key stakeholders.
  • Represent PS Team on various Foundation-wide projects and planning teams that have an impact on the donor experience. 
Responsibilities and priorities may be added and removed from time to time. 
Skills and Competencies
  • Experienced professional in donor relations and prospect management;
  • 7+ years relevant experience in nonprofit fundraising or equivalent;
  • Excellent communication skills, including speaking and writing;
  • Strong administrative experience and software including Microsoft Office, CRM systems (Salesforce preferred);
  • Attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Strong project management skills;
  • Commitment to and experience with collaboration, teamwork and personal growth;
  • Commitment to philanthropy and the mission and values of the DCF.
Salary range depends on experience and education: $70,000-$75,000. Benefits include generous Health, Vision and Dental Insurance, 403B retirement, Long-term disability, Life Insurance, Holidays, and Paid Time Off.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample that demonstrates your skills and competencies, and three references to by 5:00pm on Friday, September 8, 2023. Only complete applications will be considered. All applications will be strictly confidential.
The Delaware Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status. As part of our values, we are committed to supporting inclusion and diversity. We actively celebrate colleagues’ different abilities, sexual orientation, ethnicity, faith, and gender. Everyone is welcome and supported in their development at all stages in their journey with us.

The Ministry of Caring - Grant Writer

Posted: 7/21/2023

Salary Range: $50,000 - $52,000

Reports To: Senior Grant Writer 
Status: Full-Time, Salaried 
Position Summary

Research available funding sources and prepare grant proposals designed to secure funding from the government and private sector. Demonstrate superior writing skills. Provide administrative support for grant team, including but not limited to writing thank you letters, tracking proposals, providing statistical data and monthly reports.
Essential Functions
  • To exemplify the Ministry of Caring mission and values.
  • Build and maintain relationships with funders, community organizations and other constituents and potential constituents of the Ministry of Caring.
  • Understand the Ministry of Caring needs for funding, as well as priorities and goals of the organization as a whole.  
  • Research appropriate, available funding sources to meet identified needs. 
  • Research and prepare grant proposals to government and private entities.
  • Develop timeline for all funding submissions and necessary follow-up documentation, and update according to progress.
  • Work with internal departments of the Ministry of Caring to obtain key information for grant submissions (i.e., finance for budgetary information; program directors for statistics/outcomes).
  • Maintain up-to-date and thorough files on funding submissions and timelines. 
  • Ensure that all deadlines are met and that all grant submissions are done according to specifications outlined by the potential funding entity.
  • Perform special projects and other duties as needed. 
  • Genuine concern for the poor and sensitivity to their needs for dignity and respect.
  • Applicant should have at least a bachelor’s degree, preferably in areas such as communications, journalism, creative writing, marketing. 
  • Prior grant writing experience (ideally, at least two years) with proven ability to secure funding as a result of grant submissions.
  • Team orientation with leadership, staff, constituents, volunteers and the poor.
  • Willingness to learn and understand the problems of persons who are homeless and marginalized.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent research skills.
  • Outstanding technical writing capabilities. 
  • Ability to assimilate technical information and relay salient points in non-technical fashion.
  • Strong research and information compilation skills.
  • The ability to meet deadlines and organize and prioritize a variety of ongoing projects.  
  • Flexibility and resourcefulness in solving problems.  
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • Dependability and cooperativeness.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.  
  • Ability to function in a high-production, multi-tasking, time-sensitive environment.
  • Computer literacy, with proficiency using Windows Microsoft Office.
Other Skills & Knowledge
  • Familiarity with the local “landscape” in terms of business leaders and politicians.
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to manipulate computer keyboard.
  • Ability to travel to administrative/program sites, and to outside meetings, as needed.  
How to Apply
Please contact Nicole Alexander at 302-652-5523 or