Job Board

OperaDelaware - Development Coordinator

Posted: 9/4/2019

The Development Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and assisting in the implementation of all fundraising initiatives for OperaDelaware ranging from foundation and corporate grant applications and reporting deadlines to individual giving and membership programs.

Reports to: General Director


  • College degree required with two or more years of development or related experience.
  • Excellent writing skills, strong verbal communication skills and ability to communicate clearly with staff, donors, and organization leaders.  
  • Working knowledge of Patron Manager / Salesforce strongly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and related Google App products a must.  
  • Must be a self-starter, extremely detail-oriented and able to multi-task and prioritize requests from multiple people in a timely manner; a strategic thinker, excellent proof-reader. 
  • The position requires a proactive team player who wants to enjoy work, colleagues and donors. Some evening and weekend hours are required.
  • Knowledge of the Mid-Atlantic region, business community, arts community and experience interacting with these markets is helpful. 
  • Execute the day-to-day operations of development duties with emphasis on maintaining and developing annual fundraising campaign, maintaining and developing major gift campaign including the identification, research and cultivation of prospects.
  • Manage work-flow of part-time grant writer, and assist with grant writing/reporting where necessary.
  • Research new funding opportunities. 
  • Provide high-quality writing content to support both internal and donor face-to-face meeting for the General Director and board.
  • Contribute to the creation and implementation of prospect development, solicitation, and donor stewardship strategy. Track goals in order to meet benchmarks and deadlines. Develop and assist in the execution of donor/membership events.
  • Oversee and organize materials for all development activities.  Manage and track all major gift processes.
  • Regularly attend networking events in Wilmington and the surrounding areas.


At a Glance
OperaDelaware is a professional non-profit opera company with a reputation for excellence in both opera and arts education.  Though entering our 75th anniversary season, OperaDelaware has functioned as a “festival” opera company since 2016, with the majority of our artistic output in April/May. OperaDelaware’s mission is to enrich the cultural lives of adults, families and students within the Mid-Atlantic region through meaningful arts education and the production of professional grand opera, intimate opera concerts, featuring professional and emerging talent from across the nation.

Organizational History
OperaDelaware was founded 74years ago by a group of local artists who wanted to make lasting connections with its community.  This goal remains central to the mission of OperaDelaware.  Located in the heart of Wilmington, we serve more than 16,000 patrons all through Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey.  We are the only professional opera company in the state and the 14tholdest in the country.  We are a source of economic revitalization, and we are a source of arts education for more than 4,000 students from all over the region.  We employ more than 250 artists and staff members throughout the season and operate on a $1.2M annual budget. We have been recipient of major grants from many national and local organizations and have received numerous awards and recognitions including the National Endowment for the Arts, Opera America, Governor’s Award for the Arts, and National Opera Associations’ Service to Children’s Operaaward, to name a few. We are a company that still retains the founders’ original philosophy of “Opera for Everyone.”
How to Apply:
Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:  No phone calls please.

OperaDelaware is an equal opportunity employer.

AFP Brandywine Chapter - Chapter Administrator

Posted: 9/3/2019

Founded in 1985, AFP Brandywine Chapter has more than 150 members representing professionals across the nonprofit community in Delaware and the surrounding region. Our chapter helps members at all levels of their careers expand their skills through monthly educational programs, mentoring, networking opportunities, and our annual National Philanthropy Day (NPD) conference. Our mission is to empower individuals and organizations to practice ethical fundraising through professional education, networking, research, and advocacy.


AFP Brandywine seeks a Chapter Administrator with the overall functional responsibility of the day-to-day operations, communications, and coordination of chapter activities. The position works directly with and reports to the Chapter President, but also works with the Board of Directors, AFP International Headquarters (IHQ) staff, and general membership.


Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain the chapter database
  • Handle chapter communications, primarily via email
  • Maintain proper current and archived records
  • Adhere to reporting requirements from AFP IHQ
  • Board relations, including planning, attending, and note recording at monthly board and executive committee meetings
  • Provide hospitality at chapter events, which may include coordinating food, beverage, nametags, etc.
  • Assist with marketing via email communication tool and social media
  • Manage event registration
  • Work with Treasurer to prepare monthly financial reports, reconcile accounts, make deposits, and process vendor payments
  • Provide administrative support for NPD
  • Check mail regularly and coordinate chapter mailings

The successful candidate will have a minimum five years of administrative experience. Reliable transportation is required. The position is part time, approximately 10 hours per week, without benefits. Experience with membership organizations and at least a bachelor’s degree are preferred. An office is available in the Community Services Building in downtown Wilmington, but the successful candidate can choose to work remotely on a mostly flexible schedule.


How to apply

Applicants should send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Stephanie Cory, President- Elect, at by Friday, September 20, 2019.

Penn Vet/New Bolton Center - Associate Director of Development

Posted: 8/23/2019

University Overview
The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.
Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.
The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.
The Development and Alumni Relations organization at the University of Pennsylvania is one of the premier development organizations in the world. 
Penn’s Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) team members benefit from an exceptional work environment where professional excellence and individual pride in achievement are grounded in a strong institutional commitment to integrity and collegiality as we strive for collective success. For talented and innovative individuals, a career at the University of Pennsylvania offers the chance to be part of an exceptionally exciting environment at the nation’s first university.
We seek talented individuals who will constitute a community that draws on the strength that comes with a substantive institutional commitment to diversity. Diversity is prized at Penn as a central component of our mission and helps create an educational and working environment that best supports the University’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship. 
Penn’s commitment to achieving eminence through diversity is ultimately a commitment to creating a more vibrant university so that our employees will be both stimulated and empowered to shape a better world.
School/Center Overview
Penn Veterinary Medicine is internationally recognized as a leader in agriculture, public health, biomedical research and veterinary medical education. Established in 1884, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) is one of the leading teaching, research and clinical veterinary institutions in the world. Its two teaching hospitals are among the busiest in the world with Ryan Hospital for Companion Animals handling 35,000 cases per year and New Bolton Center Hospital for Large Animals handling 6,000 cases per year. Founded on the recommendation of Penn’s School of Medicine, it is the only veterinary school to be developed in association with a medical school. It is one of only three private veterinary schools in the nation; the other schools originated as part of land-grant institutions. Today, Penn Vet alumni are working across the country and around the world to improve the health and welfare of animals and humans.
Under the guidance of the Vice Dean for Institutional Advancement, the Associate Director of Development cultivates, solicits, and stewards individual and institutional prospects capable of making gifts of $100,000 and greater for the School and select clinical departments, divisions, and programs within the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (‘Penn Vet’). The Associate Director manages a portfolio of 200 prospects consisting of Penn Vet alumni, clients of the New Bolton Center, and other friends of Penn Vet. This position will operate out of the New Bolton Center.
Reporting to the Vice Dean for Institutional Advancement, the Associate Director will work in a highly-collaborative team environment and serve a vital role as part of the overall Institutional Advancement division at Penn Vet. This person will build philanthropic support from an assigned portfolio made up of alumni, friends and referrals from sources throughout Penn Vet, including staff from New Bolton Center, Penn Vet faculty, and other members of Penn Vet. The ability to build strong relationships within the New Bolton Center community and with referring clinicians in the Hospital is a must. The Associate Director will successfully coordinate complex prospect relationships with colleagues on the Penn Vet Institutional Advancement team as well as with central development partners to maximize philanthropic support. Responsibilities include creating and executing coordinating strategies for outright gifts and planned gifts for prospective donors, volunteer and clinician interaction with prospects, and executing targeted stewardship to demonstrate impact. Ability to work collaboratively in a highly-integrated team is a must.
Specific Responsibilities:

  • Develop an understanding of the educational, research, clinical, and financial needs and goals of Penn Vet.
  • Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of 150 prospective donors.
  • Conduct 120 prospect meetings annually and document all significant contacts in the University’s prospect tracking system.
  • Build and maintain relationships with assigned clinicians and/or Department Chair(s) to identify major gift prospects and help establish development objectives.
  • Coordinate the participation of faculty, administration, volunteers, and other members of the development staff in achieving campaign goals.
  • Plans, coordinates, and directs visits and special events for prospects and donors.
  • Oversees stewardship activities with assigned prospects.
  • Assist other Penn Vet Institutional Advancement team members on an as-needed basis. e.g., Annual Fund, Alumni Relations, etc.
Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Three to Five years of progressively responsible experience in institutional development (or related field) with experience in closing outright and deferred gifts of $50,000 and greater from individuals and organizations.
  • Ability to function independently and also work successfully in a collaborative centralized development structure.
  • Excellent writing / communication skills essential.
  • Strong administrative experience and ability to establish objectives, set performance standards, and organize a successful approach to achieving fund-raising goals.
  • Ability to travel both locally and nationally and work occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Valid driver’s license

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Please apply online:

Preservation Delaware, Inc. - Executive Director

Posted 8/20/2019

About the Organization

Preservation Delaware, Inc. (PDI) is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization working to protect historic resources throughout Delaware through education, outreach and advocacy.

PDI recently completed a Strategic Plan. To achieve the objectives outlined therein, professionalize the operations of the organization, and increase financial capacity to meet the organization’s growing responsibilities, PDI is seeking to hire a part time, contract Executive Director.

Executive Director, Job Description
The Executive Director is a part-time (20-22 hours/week) position that reports to the Board of Directors. As PDI’s chief executive officer, the Executive Director will provide oversight to ensure PDI is meeting the goals of the Strategic Plan in accordance with the organization’s mission and following industry best practices.  The Executive Director will support and provide direction to working committees of the Board in the following programs:

A. Fundraising and Membership Development
The Executive Director will work closely with members of the Development Committee to identify, develop, and sustain sources of philanthropic support, including membership development, individual support, major gifts, foundation support, and business donations to meet the needs of theorganization.  Support Board Committees to initiate, develop and implement fundraising strategies and coordinate fundraising events and enhance membership databases. Regularly report to the Board on development and fundraising activities.

B. Communications
Develop programs to build awareness of PDI’s mission and achievements. Craft an annual communications plan for the organization designed to improve the quality of the message and frequency of communications provided to the community regarding PDI’s mission and activities. Oversee work to produce and circulate promotional and informational materials to our members, stakeholders, project partners, local officials, and the general public through written and digital media.

C. Community Outreach and Education
Working with Board, volunteers and others, oversee and coordinate outreach to officials, the media, members, and the public at large. Oversee educational programs and events.

D. Financial Management/Administration
Work with the Board Treasurer, Board President and others to prepare the annual budget for Board approval. Monitor activities to meet the budget. Coordinate financial audits and work with PDI’s accountant on necessary tax filings. Maintain records of all financial activities. Maintain membership records and databases.  With Board Treasurer, make regular financial reports to the Board.

E. Historic Preservation Program Support
Assist Board committees in developing educational and outreach programs, workshops, conferences, in partnership with other agencies and organizations.

F. Additional as Necessary and Directed by the Board
- assistance with the management of the Gibraltar Gardens and long-term strategy for the property
- merging Delaware Preservation Fund back into PDI as a program of PDI
- monitor the work of other organizations similar to PDI and report to the Board on innovations and ideas
- join/monitor related professional societies and organizations promoting historic preservation and fund raising (Brandywine Chapter, Association of Fundraising Professionals)

Position Qualifications
The following are preferred qualifications for the position:

  • A 4-year degree from an accredited institution in a relevant field
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Experience working with a non-profit board of directors
  • Experience with fundraising, membership development and grant writing
  • A passion for the historic preservation and knowledge of preservation issues preferred
  • Excellent writing and public speaking skills and strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience with office computer applications and digital media platforms
  • Experience managing projects and budgets
  • Ability to take initiative and to work independently
  • Ability to work with and motivate people
  • Willingness to perform a range of tasks, and
  • Knowledge of and connections to the Delaware community preferred.

PDI intends to offer this as a contract position as an independent contractor at a level commensurate with experience and skill set in the range of $25,000/year, based on part time of 20 - 22 hours per week.

To Apply
To be considered for this position, interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Michael McGrath, President through:

Application deadline September 15, 2019

Children & Families First - Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Posted: 8/13/2019
Children & Families First (CFF)—a leading statewide innovative nonprofit organization helping children & families thrive since 1884—is seeking a dynamic and experienced CEO. Employed by the Board of Directors, the CEO acts as advisor to the Board in the formulation of agency policies, keeps the Board informed of agency needs, activities and progress including program and finance reporting and analyses. The CEO works with the Board to secure resources. Well versed on Federal, State, Regional and Local government policies, agencies and programming, the CEO is also responsible for developing and maintaining standards of professional practice within CFF. The CEO leads the process of establishing a respectful, supportive, thriving, strategic and diverse work environment which includes staff, volunteers and consumers, as well as a team focused on service excellence and quality process improvement based in brain science and data outcomes. 
Children & Families First, an innovative nonprofit, is seeking an extremely knowledgeable CEO, that is well versed in developments, trends and community needs that effect agency operations and business practices, providing evaluation and modifications as needed. While maintaining a positive and ethical culture, responsibilities include but are not limited to strategic planning, directing the CFO and other Senior Management. Together they will develop methods of evaluation in the areas of staff development, maintaining accreditation and licensing standards, overseeing the administration of agency personnel practices, program planning, development of budgets, including preparation and plans for presentation and interpretation of budgetary requirements. 
Public relations, business development of current and new programs including grant knowledge and fundraising are large responsibilities for this role. The CEO initiates, plans and directs efforts with the Board to increase and enhance funding resources. The CEO assures community understanding and awareness of CFF. Community Relations is also a must for this position. The CEO advocates for the development and coordination of sound social service programs in the community as well as participates in local, regional, and national organizations and activities of relevance to CFF, its causes and services. The CEO must have strong verbal and written communication skills.
Master’s degree in social work or related field of education, with demonstrated related experience in social work practice; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, required. Must have demonstrated administrative competence and ability to establish and maintain positive community relationships.
Full-time with benefits. 
Please send your cover letter and résumé to: HR at Children and Families First, 809 N. Washington St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Fax 855-295-5339 or e-mail:  EOE.

Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. - Chief Administrative and Financial Officer

Posted: 8/13/2019
Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (CLASI) is a private, not-for-profit law firm dedicated to equal justice for marginalized populations since 1946. Our clients primarily include members of our community who have low incomes, who have disabilities, or who are age 60 and over. CLASI has offices in Wilmington, Dover, and Georgetown. Our present operating budget is $5.6 million and our staff census is approaching 60 FTE. Revenue is derived from more than twenty different funding sources, consisting of federal, state, and local grants and general contributions. CLASI has been recognized as a Top Workplace by the News Journal each of the last four years, and last year was the highest scoring non-profit in the state with under 100 employees, as rated by the staff.
CLASI is seeking an enthusiastic leader to become its Chief Administrative and Financial Officer (CAFO). This is an exciting opportunity to work directly with the Executive Director and an experienced and committed team of legal professionals and administrative staff in a progressive, vibrant social justice organization. The CAFO is responsible for ensuring excellence in fiscal responsibility, budgeting, human resources, facilities management, and strategic financial planning. In this key senior management role, the successful candidate will provide financial and organizational leadership and be a catalyst in driving the financial performance of the organization.
The CAFO is responsible for oversight of the financial and administrative affairs of the agency in accordance with sound financial principlesand government regulations. The CAFO is responsible for performing complex work involving the creation and maintenance of financial records, protecting and maintaining the financial integrity of the organization, and supervising office and personnel management. The CAFO directs the development of the budgets, financial statements, completion of Federal Financial Reports (FFRs), payroll, and all other finance-related duties; and manages and coordinates human resource functions at CLASI. In addition the CAFO ensures that CLASI develops and maintains comprehensive financial policies and budgets and complies with all financial requirements, as well as ensures the efficient operation of CLASI’s office administration and personnel services.
  • In coordination with the development staff and management staff, submit budgets, budget adjustments, and be responsive to funders’ financial monitoring efforts.
  • With assistance from a full-time accountant, and a part-time accounting assistant, manage accounting and financial functions--including payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and cash management--and ensure that all functions are completed in a timely manner.
  • Manage multiple federal, state and private grants, ensuring compliance with funding requirements as well as organizational policies and procedures.
  • In coordination with the Executive Director, develop annual agency budget and monitor monthly performance against targets and cashflow.
  • Prepare regular reports to the Board’s Finance Committee and full Board of Directors both in writing and orally.
  • Communicate complex financial matters clearly and concisely to executive staff and board members.
  • Manage and support the annual audit and tax return preparation.
  • Maintain Accounting Policy and Procedure Manual, initiating updates as needed to improve agency’s systems and internal controls.
  • Manage CLASI’s HR processes--including onboarding and benefits.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in accounting or finance preferred; minimum 5 years’ relevant experience with federal and/or state grants; experience with not-for-profit accounting and financial reporting preferred; understanding of cash management principles preferred; superior communication skills (oral and written) preferred; knowledge of labor laws and regulations preferred; experience with employee benefit administration preferred; experience with accounting  and other office software preferred. Must be well respected as a leader; must possess exemplary human relations skills; and must be committed to CLASI’s mission.
COMPENSATION: Competitive salary and benefits package that includes generous leave; health care, dental care, and vision care for self and dependents (currently without employee premium contributions for base plans); life insurance; short-term and long-term disability; and a 403(b) retirement plan with a 10% contribution from CLASI after one year of qualifying service (and a 1% contribution from the employee). Free parking.
LOCATION: CLASI’s Wilmington Office in the Community Service Building—100 W. 10th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.
DISCLAIMER: The purpose of this position description is to serve as a general summary and overview of the major duties and responsibilities of the job. It is not intended to represent the entirety of the job nor is it intended to be all-inclusive or fixed indefinitely. CLASI is a very nimble and fluid organization. Management reserves the unilateral right to modify the job duties as organizational needs evolve.
APPLICATION PROCESS:  The review of applications will begin immediately with the appointment to commence as soon as possible. Please email applications, including a letter of introduction, a detailed resume, and the names of three references (we will not contact without the consent of the applicant) in confidence to CLASI’s Executive Director, Daniel Atkins at
CLASI is strongly committed to diversity and welcomes applications from minority group members, persons with disabilities, and other marginalized group members who may contribute to the further diversification of our workforce. CLASI is an equal opportunity employer.

Mercy Health Services - Associate Director of Annual Giving

Posted: 8/12/2019
The Associate Director of Annual Giving is responsible for strategizing, designing and executing the Annual Giving Program at Mercy Health Services, including all giving between $1 and $9,999. This individual will use a variety of approaches, including direct marketing and in person solicitations. She/he is responsible for identifying and qualifying prospective donors, cultivating positive relationships and directly soliciting donations at the intermediate level (between $1,000 and $9,999).
The Associate Director of Annual Giving is responsible for executing a robust annual giving campaign. This includes, but is not limited to:
  • Direct marketing: implementing direct mail, email and social media campaigns to grow our annual giving membership societies (Mercy Partners $1 - $999, Mercy Society $1,000 - $9999; 1874 Society for physicians $1,874+).
  • Determine appeal frequency, timing and objectives
  • Determine strategy for appeals and overall objectives for each campaign
  • Liaise with Advancement Services and Communications Coordinator on logistics of all campaign materials
  • In-person solicitations for donors and prospects at the$1,000 - $9,999 level
  • Carry a portfolio of approximately 50-75 prospects capable of making gifts between $1,000- $9,999
  • Collaborate with philanthropy services team and fellow gift officers to determine movement throughout the pipeline
  • Determining whether new societies or membership levels are warranted
  • Moving donors strategically through the pipeline
  • Increasing recurring gifts, automatic renewals and payroll deduction
  • Implement and manage a robust employee giving campaign
  • Growing the renewal rates and ensuring enough new donors into the pipeline annually
  • Establishing relationships with other members of the advancement team as well as clinicians and managers throughout the hospital system
  • Strategically and aggressively grow current, new and emerging philanthropy programs to achieve revenue targets, build relationships and support programs
  • 3-5 years of progressive fundraising experience
  • Experience with direct marketing campaigns -- development and execution
  • Knowledge of direct mail techniques
  • Experience managing a pipeline, face-to-face asks and relationship building
  • Proven experience in building relationships with donors
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Proficiency in Raiser's Edge preferred
To apply: email, please include resume and cover letter.