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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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Primary Position Title:

Strategic Initiatives Manager

Office Location:

Wilmington, DE; Flexible and remote options are available for discussion

Reports To:

President and CEO 


Exempt; Full-time

 Salary Range/Benefits:

$55,000 - $65,000/year plus benefits

Our Mission: Philanthropy Delaware, Inc. advances philanthropy in the first state by connecting key stakeholders to drive meaningful impact for all Delawareans.

Our Vision: A just, vibrant and thriving Delaware through effective, strategic, and impactful philanthropy.


The Strategic Initiatives and Special Projects Manager role will lead and support key strategic initiatives, projects and assist in the delivery of the organizations strategy to deepen and broaden our impact, advance our mission, vision, and desired outcomes as a philanthropy serving organization (PSO).

Demonstrates commitment to the following desired organizational outcomes:

1)      Philanthropic sector awareness increases in Delaware   

2)      The impact of philanthropic investments by our Members increases   

3)      Our Members are educated and aware of the various statewide community needs


Strategic Initiatives/Special Projects Management

Manage various components of our Strategic Initiatives and Special Projects in support of our Communities of Philanthropic Practice educational programming, Large Campaign Panel delivery, public policy engagement and support aspects of Member engagement.


  • Recommend relevant initiatives that support and align with the mission, vision, and goals
  • Monitor the philanthropic sector nationally, regionally, statewide and locally and communicate relevance and impact to our Membership and the general audience  
  • Develop presentations and collateral as needed
  • Deliver external messaging and represent the organization with key stakeholders
  • Catalog tools and resources for Members, key stakeholders, and collaborative partners
  • Assist with logistics, and database management through our Wild Apricot system in support of programming execution and Member engagement
  • Support engagement with Board of Directors and other key stakeholders
  • Data reporting and analysis of organizational and programmatic impact
  • Support standard Office Management/Coordination as needed with Team members
  • Perform other responsibilities, as deemed essential by the President and CEO, that contribute to the operation of the organization


·        Bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing, communications, or related field

·        A minimum of 3 to 5 years of relevant experience in the business, nonprofit or philanthropic sectors as a program administrator, manager or in a marketing, or coordinator role

·         Excellent written and oral communication skills

·         Strong project management skills, highly organized, and attentive to detail

·         Full proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Knowledge of Wild Apricot a plus.

·         A creative, entrepreneurial self-starter, able to work effectively under pressure and meet multiple deadlines

Annual salary: $55,000 - $65,000 with a competitive benefits package.


 • Health insurance – medical - currently 100% of premium is paid by Philanthropy Delaware

•  Dental insurance

•  Vacation/Sick

• Eligible for 2 weeks of vacation time off per calendar year for 6 months – 12 years of service.

6 sick days per year

Simple IRA (or) 457B Retirement deferred compensation plan is available to elect.


•    Work is typically performed primarily in an inside, sheltered office environment.    

   Flexible, remote options are available for discussion as outlined in organizational policies and approved by the President and CEO.

  Travel throughout the state as needed.

Philanthropy Delaware, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to all   

Components of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Please submit resume to: by 5:00 pm on October 9, 2023.

For further information on Philanthropy Delaware, Inc., please visit us at

Delaware Community Foundation

As a part of the Bezos Earth Fund (BEF) Greening America's Cities initiative, the DCF is hiring a new Bezos Earth Fund Fellow! The Bezos Earth Fund Fellow is a DCF community impact team member, working closely with BEF and local Greening America’s Cities partners to ensure resources invested in the community have maximum benefit toward improving quality of life and supporting thriving, sustainable communities. The application deadline is Sunday, Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. For more information and to apply, visit:

The Delaware Broadband Office

Digital Equity Manager 

Digital Equity Manager – This is an exciting opportunity to help develop an innovative state-wide campaign to advance digital equity and close the digital divide in Delaware. This position is a public-facing and strategic role that will shape policy related to digital access, literacy, and equity in Delaware. The Digital Equity Manager will work with the Executive Director of the Delaware Broadband Office to play a critical role helping to develop a statewide digital equity strategy; overseeing a federal funding source utilized to support increased digital access and digital skills training; collaborating with key stakeholders; and coordinating advocacy, grassroots, media, and other outreach efforts.

Council on Foundations

Vice President 

The Council seeks nominations and applications for the role of Vice President, Programs. Reporting to the President and CEO and serving as a member of the senior leadership team, the Vice President is responsible for leading and overseeing the strategy, development, and implementation of programs. Specifically, the Vice President oversees a portfolio of conferences, trainings, webinars, and leadership development programs, including the Council’s signature Career Pathways program. In collaboration with a team of dedicated professionals, the Vice President ensures the Council’s programs are high quality, financially sustainable, responsive to the evolving needs of our members, and constructed with an eye toward ensuring our offerings are additive to the field supporting philanthropy. The VP, Programs manages a department of eight staff members and is responsible for directly supervising the Director, Leadership and Training and the Director, Conferences and Events. Flexible (Remote) 

Salary Range: $183,000 to $200,000 - To learn more click here:

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Vice President, Programs 

Pennsylvania Regional Organizing Director (Philadelphia)

NextGen America is seeking passionate and hardworking candidates to join our youth organizing program in Pennsylvania, working to engage young people in electoral politics by registering thousands of young people to vote across the state. NextGen is committed to engaging young people in Pennsylvania in the political process and increasing participation among 18–35-year-olds. This role will be focused on organizing in one of several regions in Pennsylvania as part of this ambitious effort. 

In Pennsylvania, this effort will focus on organizing young people on campuses and the surrounding communities to bring progressive change to government through voting. Our work will engage young voters in voter registration efforts, volunteer recruitment, and pledging young people to vote.

Position End Date: 11/15/2023 - To apply visit: BambooHR

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.

Contact Us:
Office: (302) 588-1342

100 W. 10th Street, Suite 500
Wilmington, DE 19801

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