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Coatesville Youth Initiative - Director of Development and Communications

Posted: 11/8/2019

The Coatesville Youth Initiative (CYI) is seeking a full-time Director of Development and Communications to provide professional support to the executive director and board of directors in efforts to increase fund development and create awareness for the execution of our mission. The director of development and communications will take the lead role in resource development and management with a special emphasis on donor relations, and manage an effective communications plan to support our mission and strategic direction. Familiarity with youth development, education, substance prevention, and community mobilization a plus.   The director of development and communications will work with the executive director, board members, donors, volunteers, staff and youth to advance the mission of the organization by executing a comprehensive development plan focused on current needs and future growth. Must be a strong, independent leader who can function without direct reports. A minimum of five (5) years of experience, a pleasant demeanor and the ability to embrace our CYI guiding principles is required.
The Coatesville Youth Initiative fosters collaboration among and between all members, agencies and organizations in the greater Coatesville community where youth and young adults can build strong character to reach their full potential. Our work involves training youth leaders, enhancing family relationships, building community collaboration, and encouraging prevention education. 
Position Description: The Coatesville Youth Initiative Director of Development and Communications is a full-time, exempt position that reports to the executive director. This staff member works with the executive director, board members, donors, volunteers and staff to advance the mission of the organization by establishing and executing a comprehensive development and communications plan focused on current needs and future growth. The director of development and communications must be a strong, independent professional who can function without direct reports.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Development Strategy: Establish, manage and lead the development strategy to achieve an annual fundraising target that supports CYI programming and operations.  All tasks will be accomplished in concert with the executive director and board of directors.
  2. Nongovernment Grant Support:  Ascertain opportunities to maximize gifts and grants, including research to identify new individual, foundation and institutional prospects, including government grants.  Responsible for drafting and finalizing required proposals and all proposal components to ensure they are submitted in accordance with requirements.  Appropriately correspond and follow up with grantors.
  3. Donor Relations and Stewardship:  Cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential corporate, foundation and individual donors.  Develop and grow the existing donor base, increase the number of donors and evaluate the capacity giving of existing donors.  Strong focus on major giving.
  4. Marketing/Public Relations: Oversee a communications and marketing plan that clearly articulates the strategic message for the organization, working in concert with CYI staff. Oversee the development of collateral materials for the CYI; ensure all publications are compelling, relevant, and accurate to move the organization’s mission strategically forward; establish/maintain positive relationships with media contacts; coordinate the strategic placement of foundation-related stories and program coverage across all media platforms; manageorganization website; implement strategies surrounding social media; and provide messaging support for all staff and board.
  5. Donor Management and Reporting/Metrics:  Confidentially manage donor information and maintain all records.  Acknowledge all gifts and pledges in a timely and professional manner.  Manage all donor reports, mailing and metrics through the organizational fundraising database.
  6. Events: Collaborate with community partners to identify, plan and participate in events by and on behalf of CYI; work with committees and provide oversight for the planning, execution and follow-up for major CYI events, for example the Coatesville Back to School Event, Coatesville Youth Conference and Annual Fundraising Event.  
  7. Community Engagement: Serve as the CYI ambassador and advocate; represent CYI to current and potential partners both locally and regionally; publicize and raise community awareness of the activities of the organization, its programs, goals, mission and the needs of its users. Identify and create opportunities to enhance CYI’ visibility, position and credibility within the community.


  • Demonstrated fundraising achievements and grant writing ability, with demonstrated success in growing the donor base across foundations, individuals and corporations and donor relations required. Proven track record of successful fundraising/asset development activities. 

  • Undergraduate degree and a minimum of 5 years of experience at a nonprofit in a development role. Familiarity with youth development, education, substance prevention, and community mobilization a plus.  

  • CFRE credentialed a plus; membership in the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) a plus.

  • Passion for working with youth and demonstrated ability to communicate with and fully engage youth and their families as partners. 

  • Strong leader with vision, high energy, and the ability to motivate, lead and inspire the board, staff, collaborating partners and donors. Exemplary relationship-building and interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships with donors and prospective funders. Ability to point to specific examples of initiating operational strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth. 

  • Experience with donor and gift management software required. Knowledge of prospect research tools preferred.  

  • Demonstrated success partnering with a board leadership to cultivate board engagement and ensure committed, consistent participation in fundraising efforts.

  • Recognized public relations experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.

  • Demonstrated and effective written and verbal communication skills. Exceptional communicator, internally and externally, both orally and in writing; proven ability to respond clearly and effectively to sensitive public and media inquiries while maintaining a positive public image.
  • Demonstrated skills managing a comprehensive communications and marketing strategy to create awareness and a consistent brand identity across all platforms. 

  • Ability to understand and work with diverse constituencies and multiple viewpoints.

  • Excellent writing skills with significant grant writing (governments, foundation, corporate) and donor correspondence experience.

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a high performing team.  Must be flexible, have initiative, and operate at a high level of productivity.  Ability to collaborate and delegate a must.

  • Impeccable judgement; professional, enthusiastic, confident self-starter.

  • Skillful in office-based computer applications: MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Power-Point, Outlook).

  • Skilled with use of the Internet & social media (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.) preferred.

About the Coatesville Youth Initiative: The mission of the Coatesville Youth Initiative is to contribute to a vibrant future for Coatesville by engaging youth in experiences that support their success in school and in life, and by uniting a wide range of partners to make the community better for everyone. 
Competitive Salary and Benefits commensurate with experience.
How to Apply: 

Please submit your Cover Letter and Resume, as an attachment, via e-mail to Daniel J Brannen at:    
Applications without both resume and cover letter will not be considered. All applications must be received no later than 12/6/19.

The Coatesville Youth Initiative is an equal opportunity employer.

The Delaware Center for Horticulture - Marketing & Outreach Coordinator

Posted: 10/30/2019

The Delaware Center for Horticulture (Wilmington, DE) seeks a qualified, collaborative, and energetic professional to support the organization in its external marketing and outreach efforts. The Marketing & Outreach Coordinator is a full-time, exempt (salaried) position reporting to the Communications Manager. This position provides support to the entire organization by assuming responsibility for social media relations, website management, certain print and electronic communications, and event and programmatic marketing.
Key responsibilities/goals include:

  • Maintain DCH’s social media accounts, including content creation, event promotion, and social media brand management.
  • Manage DCH’s website, including content creation, monitoring for timeliness and accuracy, and updating as needed.
  • Coordinate content for, compile, and disseminate monthly e-newsletter.
  • Support Communications Manager in the production of quarterly newsletters and annual report.
  • Maintain and manage photo gallery and archives.
  • Promote and publicize DCH programs, facility rental, and events online and in print.
  • Create outreach materials for DCH programs, facility rental, and events
  • Ensure consistency in use of DCH brand and image.
  • Represent/promote DCH at community events, conferences, tabling events, etc.
  • Collaborate with staff to produce DCH-branded presentations and programmatic materials as needed.
  • Track results of media outreach efforts.
  • Support Communications Manager in dissemination of press releases and coordination of public events as needed.
Desired skills and qualifications
  • Understanding and appreciation of DCH’s programming (horticultural experience not required)
  • Minimum two years’ education and/or experience in communications, marketing, or journalism
  • Experience in MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite software programs, WordPress, and social media tools
  • Experience managing an active social media presence
  • Ability to plan and manage multiple projects efficiently and work both collaboratively and independently 
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including listening, and excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Flexibility to work a schedule that meets the needs of the organization; some evening and weekend work required

Instructions to Apply

Please send a cover letter, résumé, and three professional references by close of business (5:00 p.m. EST) on December 1, 2019 to: (please reference job title in email subject line) or by mail to: Delaware Center for Horticulture, 1810 N. Dupont St., Wilmington, DE 19806.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. No phone calls please.

Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House - Foundation and Institutional Giving Manager

Posted: 10/28/2019

Immediate Opening
Position Type:  Full-Time, Exempt
About Us:

The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House (PRMH) supports families of seriously ill children by creating a community of comfort and hope. Our programs include two Ronald McDonald Houses in West and North Philadelphia, three Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at local hospitals, Ronald McDonald Camp, and a Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, operated in partnership with St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children.  Founded in 1974 as the first Ronald McDonald House in the world, we are the model for more than 365 Houses around the globe.
Position Summary:

The Foundation and Institutional Giving Manager at PRMH serves as part of the Development team and is responsible for the solicitation and stewardship of gifts/grants from regional and national foundations for organizational priorities and programs.  This requires stewarding existing institutional donors, identifying new prospects, and working on behalf of PRMH in deepening relationships and engagement with corporate foundations, private foundations and other institutions.  

This position is also responsible for building trusted relationships with board members, staff, volunteers, institutional donors and other constituents.  The successful candidate will be a dynamic communicator and have confident writing and editorial skills, which will aid in preparing compelling proposals. This fundraising position will support the focus on helping to grow the foundation pipeline and as a frontline fundraiser will also act as a PRMH ambassador and be able to work collaboratively with development and program staff.  

Essential Duties:

  • Develop and manage a portfolio of private and corporate foundation donors and prospects
  • Develop and execute a plan for submitting proposals and reports to current and prospective funding sources
  • Manage the administration of grants by:
    • Collecting information from appropriate staff and finance
    • Writing, preparing and submitting grant proposals in a timely manner
    • Preparing grant agreements, presentation materials, reports and updates
    • Tracking deadlines
    • Creating and implementing proactive stewardship action plans for partners
  • Collaborate with development and program staff to determine potentially grant fundable projects and programs
  • Secure meetings and develop strategic relationships with key executives at area foundations
  • Identify, secure and manage city, state and federal government funding opportunities
  • Plan and execute all cultivation and stewardship events related to foundation relations
  • Assist CEO and Development team in annual strategic planning and fundraising goals


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum seven (7) years of  progressive development experience and foundation strategy and grant writing
  • Proven success in the areas of institutional giving and strategy development
  • A strong desire to be part of a compassionate, mission-focused regional organization with global impact
  • Excellent writing, proofreading and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to handle multiple projects with high attention to detail
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Excellent computer and database management skills – Microsoft Office required
  • Working knowledge of database management systems -- Raiser’s Edge preferred
  • Additional duties as assigned to support the overall development efforts of the organization

Interested individuals should submit a resume and cover letter to: 
Sharon Brown, Director of People & Culture at
Candidates should be prepared to provide a portfolio of relevant, original written materials.

Delaware Museum of Natural History - Membership Coordinator

Posted: 10/12/2019

Rate of pay:  $18.00/hour
Reports to: Director of Development
FLSA Status: Non-exempt


Under the supervision of the Director of Development, the Membership Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Membership Department with focus on building and maintaining the membership program and managing the Museum donor database. The Coordinator also provides administrative support for annual fundraiser.  
Essential Functions:

  • Solicit and process membership applications and mail out membership cards in a timely manner
  • Provide a high level of service as point of contact for telephone calls, mail and emails addressing routine Membership questions and issues 
  • Collaborate with Guest Experience Manager to promote membership sales and supply necessary materials and forms
  • Be conversant in the Museum’s mission, exhibits, programs and events to enhance the visitor experience
  • Manage and execute mail merges and mail membership renewal letters, invitations and other fundraising materials
  • Create Donor Perfect On-line WebLink forms for on-line registrations and contributions for memberships, membership events and the annual fund and update as needed. Distribute attendee lists for events registered through WebLink
  • Process donations and generate receipts, acknowledgement letters and pledge reminders for Metamorphosis Capital Campaign
  • Perform import/export of member information between point-of-sale system (TAM) and donor database (Donor Perfect), and remove duplicate entries in both systems
  • Generate monthly membership, annual fund financials and other reports as needed and requested
  • Work closely with Director of Development to establish a framework for excellence in database administration, including coordination with the point-of-sale system (TAM) and Business Operations
  • Coordinate NCOA address updates, staff training when needed and best practices to assure consistency of database entry
  • Work with Director of Development and Communications Director to plan and implement yearly membership promotions and marketing strategies
Secondary Functions:

  • Work with Director of Development and Public Engagement staff to plan and implement member events and meetings       
  • Research membership best practices and monitor blogs and websites for current trends
  • Support the Director of Development with other administrative and fundraising duties as needed    
  • Work with Director of Development and Business Operations Director to prepare and oversee Membership’s annual budget
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related area of study preferred, but not required
  • Experience considered in lieu of education
  • One to two years’ demonstrated experience building and maintaining a membership program required. Proven experience with membership development/fundraising in the non-profit field or Museum setting preferred 
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products and development/database systems, preferably Donor Perfect
  • Excellent interpersonal skills that are effective with both professional and general audiences
  • Excellent planning, problem-solving and organizational skills; ability to meet deadlines

  • This is a full-time position defined by DMNH as 37.5 work hours per week, exclusive of a 30-minute unpaid lunch period.
  • The schedule is typically Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., but will vary to accommodate evening, weekend and holiday special events and projects. 

Qualified candidates are invited to email their cover letter and resume to, fax to the attention of Terri Reed at 302-658-2610, or submit them to Delaware Museum of Natural History, ATTN: Human Resources, P.O. Box 3937, Wilmington, Delaware 19807.  Deadline for submission is Friday October 25, 2019.  EOE