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 sector.

Have a job to post?  Please contact Lauren Christie, Strategic Initiatives Coordinator, at 302-490-5984 via phone or via e-mail. 

Job Openings

    • June 25, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Wilmington, DE

    *The Wilmington Alliance is a Philanthropy Delaware member*  The Wilmington Alliance seeks an experienced economic development leader who is passionate about driving transformative community change and is committed to dismantling social inequality to serve as its inaugural Director of Economic Development & Inclusion. Utilizing a collective impact approach, the Director will serve as a convener, bringing together local, regional and national stakeholders to drive equitable economic mobility efforts, and help build a culture of inclusion for the city of Wilmington. This is an incredible opportunity to create positive social change in one of America’s oldest and most diverse cities.

    Founded in 2019 after the merger of two long-standing nonprofit organizations, the Wilmington Alliance seeks to build a more resilient and economically just Wilmington. Originally established with a focus on creative placemaking efforts, under the direction of CEO Renata B. Kowalczyk, the organization has expanded programmatically in order to address the challenges in economic mobility for BIPOC communities. Part laboratory, part convener, the Alliance seeks to be a common ground for community stakeholders to come together and solve some of Wilmington’s toughest problems. By building and nurturing networks of catalysts, pilot testing programs, and applying innovative approaches, the Alliance is changing Wilmington’s economic landscape for the better.


    Like many American cities, Wilmington, Delaware, is an urban center on the rise. Wilmington is the Corporate Capital of America and a burgeoning center for technology and innovation. Home to half of the Fortune 500, the city is seeing explosive growth in the healthcare, fintech, and chemical engineering sectors in addition to having an already robust financial services base.

    A majority Black city, Wilmington is home to a beautifully diverse population, yet like many American cities it has a wealth divide that runs along racial lines and impacts some neighborhoods more than others. Unsurprisingly, the economic crisis brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic has only served to exacerbate matters for Wilmington’s BIPOC and low-income communities.

    The Wilmington Alliance and their partners know that without intervention, the city’s economic recovery will leave many of its residents behind. Leveraging a highly effective collective impact approach, the organization aims to close the wealth gap by creating pathways to opportunity for all. The Alliance seeks to build resilience and upward mobility by supporting workforce development programs that create equitable pathways to employment; co-creating initiatives that offer equitable pathways to entrepreneurship; and uplifting efforts to support existing small businesses that are primarily owned by people of color. To date, through collaborative efforts with partner institutions, the Alliance has helped create initiatives like the Second Chance Employment Collaborative, which connects justice-involved Delawareans with careers in high-growth sectors; the Equitable Entrepreneurial System (E3), which primarily coaches and supports Wilmington’s aspiring entrepreneurs of color; and Wilmington Made, which serves to strengthen the locally owned business community.


    This is a pivotal moment in time for the Wilmington Alliance. With many challenges still to address, a strong foundation of support from all corners of the community, and a proven model, the organization is well-positioned to reach new heights of impact. The inaugural Director of Economic Development & Inclusion will focus on and expand the organization’s efforts around upward mobility and bring an equity lens to current and future economic development work in the region. They will take proactive steps to identify and remove the barriers to economic opportunity and advancement—particularly for people of color.

    The work of the Director of Economic Development & Inclusion will be approached in several important ways. Drawing on personal expertise as well as best practices and innovations from local, regional and national landscapes, the Director will support the Alliance’s Wilmington partners in developing and implementing economic inclusion policies and practices. The Director will also identify specific gaps in the Alliance’s economic development and inclusion programming and generate solutions by leveraging existing local, regional and/or national resources to meet identified programmatic and funding needs. On the communications side, the Director will contribute to strategies that make the case for the far-reaching benefits of an inclusive economy, as well as amplify the work of the Alliance and its partners and ensure timely and sufficient reporting to funders of economic development & inclusion efforts.

    Learn more about the Wilmington Alliance here.



    • Bring together a diverse range of partners and leverage current and new resources to co-create a more inclusive economy for Wilmington.
    • Develop new strategic relationships with foundations, nonprofits, businesses, agencies, community leaders, elected officials and other key decision-makers in alignment with the Alliance’s core values and program interests; work with intention to deepen existing relationships.
    • Identify policy and systems barriers to economic inclusion; develop proposed solutions for coordinated action in partnership with economic development offices at the city, county and state levels.
    • Serve as a subject matter expert and resource on building inclusive economies.

    Ideal Qualifications

    • A foundation of 7-10 years of economic development experience that can be leveraged in a collective impact setting.
    • Experience with, and a strong commitment to building a more just and inclusive economy for all; a commitment to building power in underestimated communities with an emphasis on communities of color.
    • Experience driving positive community change through collective methodology; an understanding of coalition building and how to work effectively with diverse groups of people and communities.
    • Ability to build trust and cultivate strong, authentic relationships.
    • A high level of comfort navigating local and state politics; adept at coordinating with various political subdivisions to facilitate change.
    • Strong project management and organizational skills.
    • A strong connection to Wilmington, DE, will be considered but is not required.

    Click here to learn more and to apply. Pearl Street Collective, an executive search firm committed to advancing the common good, has been retained to assist Wilmington Alliance in this recruitment. Managing Partner Maeve Clifford and Search Consultant Carolyn Morrill are leading this search. To apply, submit a letter of interest and resume to Please review full position profile prior to submitting an application.

    • June 30, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Baltimore, MD

    The Annie E. Casey FoundationThe Annie E. Casey Foundation creates a brighter future for the nation’s children by developing solutions to strengthen families, build paths to economic opportunity and transform struggling communities into safer and healthier places to live, work and grow. The Foundation’s work focuses on strengthening families, building stronger communities, and ensuring access to opportunity, which children and youth need to succeed. We advance research, data, and solutions to influence decision makers to invest in strategies that give families and communities resources to help young people overcome barriers to success.

    The senior investment analyst is an integral member of the Foundation’s Investments team and reports to the director of Social Investments. The analyst has primary responsibility for monitoring and analysis of the Foundation’s impact investment portfolio including risk assessment, financial modeling, and reporting. The analyst will support underwriting and due diligence on investments and cross foundation workgroups for sourcing investment opportunities. In addition, the analyst will have the opportunity to develop broad exposure to a variety of asset classes in an intellectually stimulating and collaborative environment.


    The ideal candidate will have:

    • Strong analytical and assessment skills and financial modeling/analysis experience;
    • Exceptional writing skills including experience presenting complex subject matter to nonexperts in understandable terms;
    • Related professional or personal experience in strategies that generate positive social impact related to community and economic development (i.e., affordable housing, entrepreneurship, quality jobs, financial inclusion);
    • Strong administrative and organizational skills with strong attention to detail;
    • Demonstrated ability to multitask and deliver quality work on time.

    A bachelor’s degree in a related field, preference for a graduate degree in business, finance, or related discipline is required. A minimum of five years relevant experience, to include two or more years’ experience in investment, financial analysis, and financial modeling is also required.

    Please submit your resume and a cover letter describing how you fit the qualifications above, why you are the best person for this job and why working for the Foundation as a senior associate interest you. The Foundation will not consider resumes submitted without a cover letter. Read the full job description and apply online at

    • July 01, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • San Francisco, CA or Washington, DC (Remote, until at least September 2021)

    About Us | KFFThe Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), a nonprofit organization, is a leader in health policy analysis, polling and survey research, health journalism, and communications. KFF serves as a nonpartisan source of facts, information, and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the public.

    KFF is seeking a qualified candidate for a Manager of Web Development & Data Visualization position to oversee the design, development, and maintenance of existing and new sections and features of the WordPress website. The ideal candidate will manage new web projects and maintain existing site features, seeking to improve the site’s ability to reach and engage with the largest possible audience through the best and latest technologies and user experience. The Manager will work closely with an external web development company, with whom KFF has had a decade-long relationship.

    The Manager will also ensure the smooth day-to-day operation of KFF’s data visualizations, including hands-on creation of visualizations and staff training on data visualization platforms. Keeping an ear to the ground for the latest trends and tools, the Manager will look for new ways to enhance KFF’s data visualizations. Additionally, a key function of this position is collaboration with KFF policy analysts and survey researchers to create data visualizations that support the organization’s goal of providing meaningful health-related data to journalists, policymakers, and the general public.

    This full-time position will be based either in KFF’s San Francisco, California headquarters or its Washington, DC office. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications and includes an excellent benefits package.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities

    Management of Web Development

    • Collaborate with internal stakeholders and KFF’s web development vendor to support the daily operations and improvement of the website.
    • Plan for, and manage, upgrades and redesigns to specific projects and the overall website.
    • Work closely with the Director of Marketing to define project scope and manage the prioritization of all ongoing projects.
    • Work closely with KFF’s web development vendor to ensure optimal UX and UI design of all new projects and upgrades, ensuring that delivered work meets requirements and quality standards.
    • Create and curate a visual style guide for the website, in coordination with the web development vendor.
    • Organize and lead user testing efforts for new projects.
    • Work with, and provide back-up support to, the Web Production team on publishing formatted content to’s WordPress website.

    Management of Data Visualization

    • Create and/or manage the creation of charts, maps and tables for websites and social media using graphics platforms and data visualization tools, adhering to KFF brand guidelines.
    • Work with KFF’s web development vendor to ensure third party data visualizations integrate with WordPress.
    • Train policy analysts to create data visualizations that help the audience understand key points, using the tools and platforms available to KFF.
    • Evaluate new data visualization tools and keep an eye on new trends that could enhance KFF’s ability to convey data in visual formats.

    Minimum Desired Experience and Skills

    • 5+ years of experience managing or working in a hands-on capacity with WordPress websites including work with design, layout and user testing:
      • Experience with WordPress’s new Gutenberg editor.
      • Experience with UX/UI design; Ability to sketch out rough wire frames for new projects.
      • Knowledge of basic HTML required to make style changes to web pages.
      • Experience with website accessibility standards.
      • Experience conducting user testing.
    • 3+ years of experience managing the production of or directly creating data visualizations:
      • Experience working with a variety of data visualization platforms including Datawrapper and Tableau; familiarity with Mapbox or ArcGIS, a plus.
      • Experience creating charts and graphics with Adobe Creative Suite (Acrobat, Illustrator, Photoshop).
      • Experience creating visualizations with state-level data preferred.
    • Well-developed project management skills.
    • Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.
    • Strong written, oral, interpersonal communication and time-management skills and adept at presenting complicated information in a compelling and straightforward manner.
    • Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment, for a bi-coastal organization.
    • Interest in domestic U.S. health policy issues and the workings of state and federal government, a plus.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Interactive Design, Communications, Journalism, Statistics, or another relevant field preferred.

    How to Apply

    To apply for this position please submit the following as separate attachments to labeling your documents “Last Name_First Name_Document Title” and including “Manager of Web Development & Data Visualization” in the email subject:

    • Cover letter
    • Resume
    • References
    • Support in the form of a collection of active links or graphic files demonstrating applicable experience and credentials

    KFF has an efficient applicant review process and will contact candidates who have applied for this position and whose qualifications most closely fit the criteria for the job. No phone inquiries please.

    It is the policy of KFF to actively promote a diverse and inclusive workplace in every respect, and to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees in every phase of employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, political affiliation, arrest or conviction records, or other categories protected under the law.

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    • August 01, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Washington, DC

    National Center for Family Philanthropy - NCFPThe National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) is pleased to invite nominations and applications for Director of Fund Development and Community (Director). In collaboration with visionary philanthropic families as partners, NCFP unlocks the potential of philanthropic families to create meaningful and enduring change.

    The National Center for Family Philanthropy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of NCFP to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. NCFP prohibits any such discrimination or harassment.

    Today, the field of family philanthropy is calling for support to respond to an increasingly intersectional world, such that individual and collective social-impact investments are more strategic, justice-minded, and effective. Technological advances are allowing us to engage, magnify, and measure impact in ways we could not have envisioned 20 years ago. Covid-19 has further pushed the nonprofit and philanthropic sector to reimagine systems of funding and support for addressing growing health and economic crises. Motivations for engaging in philanthropy, the structures that support giving, and the very definitions of philanthropy and family, are changing and being challenged.

    The new Director of Development and Community is invited to build upon NCFP’s strong base of support from families and partner organizations who engage as participants, investors, community members, and co-creators in NCFP’s efforts to catalyze and strengthen the field of family philanthropy. Reporting to the Chief Impact Officer and in direct partnership with the CEO, the new Director will contribute to the evolution and execution of NCFP’s next-stage vision internally and externally. Internally, the Director will lead the work of the development team, supporting alignment and integration of fundraising strategy with the work of the program and events teams, leveraging data and technology to ensure NCFP supporters experience the responsive programming, community building, and impact that their contributions enable. Externally, the Director will build upon his/her/their deep understanding of the field of philanthropy to identify and cultivate opportunities for families and partner organizations to meaningfully engage with and support NCFP.

    NCFP seeks a proven fundraiser and partnership builder with a minimum 10 years of experience across a variety of fundraising strategies, including campaigns, and relevant knowledge of the field of philanthropy - particularly with family philanthropy, high-net-worth individuals, and institutional donors. The successful candidate will be an exceptional relationship builder, increasing rapport, trust, and investment across a diverse and growing community of passionate stakeholders. S/he/they will be a strong listener, communicator, and storyteller who can articulate and amplify the values, lived experiences, and lessons that demonstrate the potential and impact of the work.

    The salary for this position is $125,000 - $145,000 plus benefits, which include paid vacation; 10 holidays; new parent leave; 100% employee premium paid for medical/dental/vision insurance; retirement contribution; short and long-term disability and life insurance; and professional development.

    For the full position description and to apply, please visit:

    For more about the National Center for Family Philanthropy, please visit:

    • August 01, 2021
    • (EDT)

    Delaware Division of Libraries - State of Delaware - Providing Leadership and support to Delaware's libraries.The Delaware Libraries Kiosk project- is hiring an Assistant Admin for the telehealth project in the libraries...the new job is "Social Innovator - Emerging Tech & Teleservices Administrator" with the Delaware Division of LibrariesJob description here.

    While the focus of the position is on the telehealth kiosks, it would be great for this person to have a background/interest in emerging technology - the position will grow into leading the tech/telehealth space for the Delaware Division of Libraries. 

    Interested applicants can submit their resumes to" with the subject line "Social Innovator - Emerging Tech & Teleservices Administrator.

    *The Delaware Division of Libraries is a Philanthropy Delaware Member. We proudly announce that this position is the direct result of a Vision Grant Program project. The Vision Grant program is an initiative of the Strategic Response Fund, a partnership of the Delaware Community Foundation and Philanthropy Delaware.

    • August 01, 2021
    • (EDT)

    Homepage | YWCA DelawareThe Chief Programs Officer (CPO) will provide strategic leadership in the ongoing refinement, integration and enhancements of our youth and adult economic empowerment programs. Expertise in developing, implementing and assessing outcomes-driven programs is imperative. Candidates should have demonstrated success in strategic thinking and implementation in alignment with the overall organizational vision and priorities. The CPO reports to the Chief Executive Officer and serves on the Executive Leadership Team.

    Key interactions are with the CEO, Executive Leadership Team, program staff teams and the Board of Directors.

    CPO Accountabilities:

    • Program development and achievement of service delivery plans with clear, measurable and impact objectives that meet the needs of the target population(s) and address equity issues in program design and service delivery
    • Development of service pipelines and ongoing relationship management of community partners
    • Manage departmental budget in consultation with the Chief Financial Officer
    • Ensure sufficient resources for department by actively participating in the identification of new grant or revenue opportunities; work collaboratively to secure new grants; ongoing relationship management and grant deliverables for existing private or public funders.
    • Nurture staff development, exemplify organizational values, foster high producing, empowered staff teams and ensure interdepartmental coordination.

    The ideal candidate must be committed to the mission and values of YWCA Delaware.  We are seeking an individual who can build teams and leverage the individual capabilities of staff. Additionally: BA/BS degree or equivalent; 7 or more years leadership experience in a complex, fast-paced organization; strong understanding of issues facing marginalized populations; experience with empowerment programs and trauma-informed service highly desirable; an entrepreneurial spirit with an ability to thrive in an environment characterized by growth and change.

    Job Type: Full-time, exempt.  We offer a comprehensive benefits package

    Start Date: Within 3 weeks of hire..

    Qualified candidates should use this link to apply (please upload resume and cover letter):

    • August 01, 2021
    • (EDT)

    Annie E. Casey Foundation LogoThe Annie E. Casey Foundation creates a brighter future for the nation’s children by developing solutions to strengthen families, build paths to economic opportunity and transform struggling communities into safer and healthier places to live, work and grow. The Foundation’s work focuses on strengthening families, building stronger communities and ensuring access to opportunity, which children and youth need to succeed. We advance research, data and solutions to influence decision makers to invest in strategies that give families and communities resources to help young people overcome barriers to success. 

    The Foundation is seeking a senior-level professional to contribute to program strategy development in the family stability and asset-building portfolio and contribute to deepening efforts to close the racial wealth gap as part of the Foundation’s commitment to equity and opportunity.

    As a senior associate, you will:

    • manage the family stability and asset-building (FSA) portfolio;
    • design and implement new/expanded scalable, practice-related investments in the youth capability field and identifying strategies to integrate them into education and workforce and other related strategies;
    • advance strategic goals and outcomes to close the racial wealth divide;
    • work with CEO staff to co-design, develop and participate in a cross-unit approach focused on post-secondary success for youth and young adults of color in the South and Southwest; and
    • lead the research, policy development and field-building work in debt reduction, financial coaching, financial capability for youth and young adults, asset development and consumer financial protection.
    Requirements: Qualified candidates will have the following: 
    • master’s degree with knowledge of financial services and asset development, income inequality, wealth building and youth development;
    • seven to 10 years of practitioner experience working directly with community-based organizations and/or intermediaries focused on asset building, credit and savings, youth financial capability, work supports and benefits access; or post-secondary education and training;
    • knowledge of strategies to increase economic stability and mobility through reducing debt from high-cost auto and predatory loans, fines, fees and drivers’ licenses; medical debt; and student loans;
    • experience implementing projects addressing structural pathways/barriers to racial and gender equity as well as income- and wealth-building; and
    • experience managing projects, nonprofits and/or grantee organizations as well as supervision.

    Please submit your resume and a cover letter describing how you fit the qualifications above, why you are the best person for this job and why you are interested in working for the Foundation as a senior associate. Resumes submitted without cover letters will not be considered. 

    Click Here for More Information and to Apply

    • August 02, 2021
    • (EDT)

    New Annie E. Casey Foundation report recommends policies to help millions of children with incarcerated parentsThe Annie E. Casey Foundation creates a brighter future for the nation’s children by developing solutions to strengthen families, build paths to economic opportunity and transform struggling communities into safer and healthier places to live, work and grow. The Foundation’s work focuses on strengthening families, building stronger communities and ensuring access to opportunity, which children and youth need to succeed. We advance research, data and solutions to influence decision makers to invest in strategies that give families and communities resources to help young people overcome barriers to success.

    The director of Equity and Inclusion partners closely with colleagues across the Foundation, including the Senior Leadership Team, to integrate racial and ethnic equity and inclusion into all aspects of the Foundation’s work. The director develops tools and protocols that help build the capacity of staff to operationalize equity in their grantmaking to embed equity-focused strategies into programmatic work and policy solutions, and spotlight best practices and proof points across the Foundation and the field.  The director serves as a thought leader and innovator for philanthropy and the social sector, bringing practical tools and resources to support staff and capacity-building organizations.   

    The director serves as the Foundation’s primary resource for racial equity and represents Casey externally as a leader and expert on equity.  The director brings expertise and fluency to build staff and grantee capacity in this area and helps drive a grant-making culture focused on racial and ethnic equity. As a thought leader for Foundation staff, leadership, and the field, the director identifies opportunities to strengthen strategies, practices, communications and policies.


    The ideal candidate will have:

    • deep knowledge with formal training in racial justice and equity, and experience applying racial equity practices to programs, policies and organizations;
    • proven ability to act as a thought partner, engage comfortably with all staff, solve problems collaboratively and lead by influence rather than authority;
    • authentic, culturally competent leadership qualities, capable of building buy-in and consensus on complex and uncomfortable issues of race, ethnicity and multiculturalism both internally in an organization and with external partners;
    • experience using quantitative and qualitative data and information to tell a story, develop targeted strategies and evaluate success with various audiences; and,
    • demonstrated experience in the leadership and management of one or more of the following: major public systems, organizations or major initiatives focused on economic opportunity; or organizations or initiatives engaged in community change efforts.
    • an advanced degree in the social sciences, organizational development and leadership, human services, or related disciplines, along with 7-10 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred.

    The detailed job description is attached. If you meet the core requirements and are interested in applying for this role, please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing why you believe you are a fit for this role.  Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered. 

    Click Here for More Information/To Apply

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