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Careers in the Sector 
Philanthropy Delaware connects people and resources to advance the sector.  Below is a compiled list of job openings in Delaware and the region to create value for job seekers and employers in the philanthropic sector.

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Vanguard - Philanthropy Specialist

Core Responsibilities

  • Oversee the company’s responsive philanthropic portfolio including managing the disaster relief efforts, charitable tax credit portfolio and supporting strategic social impact initiatives that positively impact local communities in key Vanguard geographies.
  • Play leading role in developing a corporate citizenship framework that prioritizes the company’s engagement in regional and national partnerships, affiliations, and sponsorships that will provide the greatest positive social impact benefit to under-resourced communities and increase visibility for Vanguard’s Community Stewardship activities.
  • Build and maintain relationships with non-profit leaders and influential community stakeholders that advance Vanguard’s Community Stewardship priorities and positive corporate citizenship reputation in key company geographies.
  • Identify opportunities to add significant value to relationships with non-profit grantees through the strategic integration of thought leadership, business expertise, and funder collaborations that help build capacity and impact for non-profit partnerships.
  • Contribute to the planning and execution of high-priority Community Stewardship initiatives including the coordination of regional philanthropic thought leadership convenings and implementation of school and community-based partnerships that increase financial well-being outcomes for children and families in under resourced communities.
  • Support social impact storytelling efforts in partnership with company’s Communications team to increase awareness and pride among employees and external stakeholders of Vanguard’s Community Stewardship commitment and outcomes.
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Rodel Wilmington - Associate Director of Development

Salary Range: $80,000 - $100,000, commensurate with education and experience.

Associate Director for Development will provide a clear vision for operationalizing Rodel’s co-investment pipeline in alignment with Rodel’s strategic priorities. The Associate Director will be responsible for project managing grant applications, conducting funder research, and tracking grant progress using reporting and data analysis. This role will support senior leadership in raising awareness of our collective impact with current and potential partners through marketing and in-person visits. Additionally, they will support senior leadership to build out strategic, long-term partnerships to grow our impact and proactively work with the entire team to identify and plan opportunities to expand networks to further our mission.

Ideally, the person in this role will have previous experience in partnership development, fundraising administration and/or strong experience managing complex systems and projects with a high degree of detail orientation. This person will report to the Chief Operating Officer.

Learn more about the opportunity at: Rodel ( Submit a resume and cover letter to Tiffany Trawick via email at

Beebe Medical Foundation - Gift Officer

Salary: $61,172

Shift: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, Full Time


The Gift Officer reports directly to the President of the Beebe Medical Foundation. The Gift Officer is responsible for identifying, cultivating, qualifying, soliciting, and stewarding donors for Major Gifts, Planned Gifts, Annual Fund Leadership Circles, and Event Sponsorships. The Gift Officer works collaboratively with all members of the Foundation team, Board of Directors, and Board of Ambassadors to build and enhance relationships with all donors for the purpose of renewing and increasing financial support. In addition, the Gift Officer works closely with Beebe Healthcare leaders in assigned service lines to identify needs, process grateful patient referrals, solicit support from donors, and provide stewardship.



Maintain a personal portfolio of 150+ donors to ensure timely steps are taken for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship to reach an annual financial fundraising goal. Monthly goals are set for number of moves, face-to-face visits, solicitations, identification of new prospects, and planned giving prospects. Develop relationships with Board members, Beebe Healthcare leadership, volunteers, and leadership donors to identify and solicit new prospects.


Round and conduct hospital visits to donors and grateful patient prospects who are identified by clinical staff. Assist donors in navigating the healthcare system as needed. Serve as the representative of the Foundation to assigned service lines and work collaboratively with service line leaders and teams to identify funding priorities and to coordinate fundraising events and appeals to support these needs. Serve as liaison to community groups and organizations conducting third-party fundraising events and activities for the assigned service lines in collaboration with the Foundation’s Events Coordinator. Work closely with the Foundation’s Grateful Patient Coordinator to review grateful patient gifts through our Celebrate Excellent Care program and assist with articles and publicity. Represent Beebe Healthcare and the Foundation as a member of community organizations and speak on behalf of Beebe Healthcare at community meetings, chamber events, etc. Proficient use of the database to maintain systems for identifying, researching, classifying, and evaluating prospects. Work collaboratively with the Foundation’s Annual Fund Coordinator and Database Manager to develop the prospect pipeline. Work collaboratively with Foundation’s Financial Analyst and Donor Relations Coordinator to create, manage, and steward gift agreements. Responsible for developing a Planned Giving strategy, offering donors access to educational materials and opportunities for various planned and estate gifts. Work collaboratively with the Database Manager to ensure accurate records are kept for the Shaw Legacy Society and identifying ongoing planned gift prospects. Maintains a high degree of motivation and superior work ethic consistent with the philosophy of the Foundation and contributing to the team effort. Each team member has a responsibility to support the fundraising mission of the Foundation thru attendance of events, solicitation of individual gifts and corporate sponsorships, and ongoing stewardship of donors. Performs all other duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Development and Foundation President.


    • Clear communication skills, both written and verbal.
    • Knowledge of basic computer programs.
    • Able to keep confidential information regarding patients, team members.
    • Able to withstand crisis situations.
    • Has skills to provide customer service to patients, team members and visitors.
    • Experience with Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, etc.
    • Other Information
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, high degree of organization and initiative, problem solving, attention to detail and task completion are needed to be successful in this position. 


Education: Bachelor's Degree in related field

How to Apply: Interested candidates may apply at The job ID is 9324.

Learn More about Philanthropy as a Career 

Philanthropy: an unusual career | Di Cao | TEDxYouth@SWIS - YouTube

Speaker Didi has emphasized on the fact that one can be directly connected to society while having a satisfying career in social service. Di Cao a writer, a businesswoman, and a mother of two and is a Columbia University graduate with her concentration in Social Enterprise Administration and International Social Welfare. During Di’s studies at Columbia University, she worked with the United Nations as a Youth Advocate intern for the Sustainable Development Goals through direct public engagement, innovative communication technology (e.g., Virtual Reality) and big data.

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