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    • November 15, 2019
    • Wilmington, DE

    Image result for choose delaware logoCreated in 2017, Delaware Prosperity Partnership (DPP) is a nonprofit public-private partnership that leads the state of Delaware’s economic development efforts to attract, grow, and retain businesses; build a stronger entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem; and support private employers in identifying, recruiting, and developing talent in Delaware.

    DPP is seeking a Team and Operations Coordinator to provide high-quality operational and administrative support. The position will work with both internal and external constituencies, including vendors, suppliers, and consultants, to ensure that operations run smoothly.

    For a full position description and submission instructions, please go to https://choosedelaware.com/join-our-team/.

    DPP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a competitive benefits package.

    • November 29, 2019
    • Newark, DE

    Image result for university of delawareJob no: 494371
    Work type: Staff
    Location: Newark
    Categories: Development & Alumni Relations, Full Time
    PAY GRADE: 28S


    The position of Assistant Director, Regional is responsible for identifying, qualifying, cultivating and soliciting gifts at the leadership level of giving, $1,000 and up (Delaware Diamonds Society) primarily acquiring new donors. The Assistant Director maintains an active and ongoing schedule of 12-15 face-to-face meetings per month with alumni.



    • Identify, cultivate and solicit alumni and others in assigned prospect pools with a focus on annual gifts of $1,000 and up.
    • Maintain an active and ongoing schedule of 12-15 face-to-face meetings per month with alumni and other prospective supporters. Develop an extensive working knowledge and understanding of University programs, plans, goals and projects to articulate and present compelling cases for major gifts as well as annual giving support.
    • Personally solicit and close at least 20 new Delaware Diamonds Society gifts per year.
    • Coordinate solicitation and recruitment strategies for key prospects in collaboration with Regional, College, and Unit based Directors of Development.
    • Analyze and create financial goals for the assigned regional giving areas and assist with setting strategy to meet these goals.
    • Support and assist department- and university-wide programs and activities, including some evening and weekends, on several high-profile engagement events such as Homecoming Weekend, Alumni Weekend, Delaware Diamonds Society events, Commencement, Celebration of Scholarship, Football Tailgates, etc.



    • Bachelor's degree and two years of development or related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Experience with fundraising or alumni relations preferably in a higher education environment and an aptitude to network among and solicit high net worth individuals.
    • Ability to establish and maintain positive and productive working relationships with external and internal constituencies to conceptualize, analyze, assess, develop, and implement fundraising programs and strategies.
    • Ability to create contingency plans and handle last minute requests and emergencies with poise and composure and good judgment.
    • A goal-oriented work ethic, creativity, self-motivation, initiative, and integrity are essential to success.
    • Ability to work effectively in a team setting with effective oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Effective time management and organizational skills.
    • Proficiency with basic computer programs such as Microsoft Office and networking tools, experience using databases and an ability to analyze and manipulate large data sets.
    • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion, diplomacy and tact.



    Must have a valid U.S. driver’s license and the ability to work occasionally on weekends, evenings and early mornings. Must have the ability to travel locally and regionally; regional travel is focused on the western region of the United States.

    Applications close: Open until filled

    Click here for more information. 

    • November 29, 2019
    • Baltimore, MD

    Chesapeake Down Syndrome Parent Group Baltimore, MDChesapeake Down Syndrome Parent Group serves and supports the 2,200 people with Down syndrome and their families in the Baltimore metro area.  The Executive director is responsible for the overall administration and management of the Chesapeake Down Syndrome Parent Group (CDSPG). Areas of responsibility include planning and evaluation, policy development and administration, volunteer coordination, fiscal management, and public relations. (Date Posted: September 12, 2019) 


    · Directs day-to-day operations of the organization.

    · Directs all organizational communications, scheduling, task tracking, reporting, programs and services in accordance with and to meet the goals of the strategic plan.

    · Maintain positive and collaborative culture of CDSPG board and organization membership.

    · Develop and implement fundraising strategies which will support the strategic plan, goals, mission and budget of CDSPG, including the submission of grants, annual appeals, large annual walk event, corporate support and Individual donations and sponsorships.

    · Attends all board meetings and committee meetings, as appropriate as well as acts as consultant to the board and its committees.

    · Manages and prioritizes administrative staff time/tasks (currently 1 part-time admin) and coordinates volunteer support.

    · Promote a positive public image of people with Down syndrome and implement programs designed to improve the public’s awareness and inclusion of persons with DS.

    · Implement and manage budget to support CDSPG activities within context of approved budget and policies.

    · Maintain regulatory compliance (tax filings, licensures,)

    · Provide excellent customer service to the members of the DSA through provision of information, communications, problem solving and follow–up.

    · In conjunction with the board develop better defined roles and responsibilities and maintain procedures / description manual for organization operations, programs, events and services of the Association.

    · Implement and oversee a process for identifying volunteer needs, recruitment, orientation and utilization of volunteer support.

    · Event and conference planning for education programs and workshops.

    · Maintain and manage relationships with partner organizations to facilitate program and event planning.

    · Administer, supervise and help implement special events as needed.

    · Act as liaison with national Down syndrome organizations.


    · Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, prefer three to five years overall management experience - experience in the nonprofit sector helpful.

    · Highly motivated individual who is a self-starter and able to motivate others.

    · Passionate about supporting a family driven organization that is committed to supporting and advancing the quality of life of those with Down syndrome. Demonstrated knowledge, sensitivity, awareness and commitment to supporting individuals with Down syndrome and their families.

    · Proficient in computer skills and document development.

    · Experience in fundraising & development.

    · Experience working with a board of directors.

    · Strong relationship-builder with a proven ability to establish ongoing relationships; both with organization members and partner organizations.

    · Demonstrated commitment to professional development, as well as a management style that is inclusive, recognizing and valuing the critical role of CDSPG volunteers in the efforts of the whole organization.

    · Organized, with demonstrated experience and sincere interest in managing operations and budgeting.

    · Superior level of interpersonal, written and oral communications skills.

    Send resume and cover letter to jobs@cdspg.org

    Click here for organization's website.

     Click here for full job description

    • November 29, 2019
    • Wilmington, DE

    Image result for tech impact logoTech Impact is a nonprofit whose mission is to empower communities and nonprofits to use technology to better serve our world. We provide affordable technology services, support, and training to hundreds of nonprofits across the nation. We also provide proven, award-winning training to prepare young adults for careers in technology. www.techimpact.org, www.itworks.org

    Position Overview

    The Career Development Associate’s primary responsibilities include coordinating efforts to assist our students in securing and retaining employment throughout the launch of their career. We view their long term success as the best proof of the impact of our program and our commitment to the student does not end at the completion of training. The Career Development Associate will proactively engage our graduates, ensuring that they are working and retaining employment, and growing their careers.

    Position Location

    This position is will share time in our Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE offices, and some local or regional travel as needed to support our programs and events.

    Compensation and Benefits

    This is a full-time, exempt position with full benefits and a salary commensurate with experience.

    Position Description

    A successful Career Development Associate will build long term relationships with employers and recruiters and will assist graduates in obtaining and retaining employment, and identify new opportunities for employment.

    Job Development

    · Support the cultivation of relationships with regional technology executives and IT recruiters, to identify potential internship and job opportunities for ITWorks students and graduates

    · Maintain regular contact with employment recruiters, search job boards, and align students within appropriate roles at area corporations and nonprofits

    · Respond to recruiter requests and assist in distributing information about new job opportunities

    · Ensure accurate and timely program data entry and reporting (Salesforce CRM)


    · Maintain contact with graduates and help coordinate meet-ups and alumni events

    · Identify partnerships and opportunities for students to pursue further education and certification

    Student Support

    · Help students identify their employment goals

    · Assist in coordinating internship opportunities for students currently in training

    Plan, schedule, and provide feedback to students in their professional development, mock interviews,internship performance and job search

    Job Qualifications

    · Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

    · 1-3 years of constituent relationship development experience (with clients, volunteers, employers etc.) is preferred.

    · Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office software, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and experience with CRM (constituent relationship management) databases, such as Salesforce.com, is required.

    · A minimum of 1 year experience working at a nonprofit is preferred.

    · A bachelor’s degree is preferred.

    Other Preferred Qualities

    The ideal candidate will possess the ability to work collaboratively with the ITWorks and fundraising teams, possess a strong belief and alignment with the organization and program mission, be motivated and a self-starter, think independently and creatively, plan and meet deadlines while multi-tasking, and exercise sound judgment and diplomacy. This individual will be organized and detail-focused, energetic, and results-oriented. Our team works tirelessly to keep our students motivated and help them create belief in themselves, and have a strong sense of accountability for student achievement.

    To Apply

    Please e-mail your resume and a thoughtful cover letter with the subject line "2019 Career Development Associate" to: jobs@techimpact.org or https://www.ziprecruiter.com/job/d89e20b5

    To learn more about ITWorks please visit www.itworks.org.

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Tech Impact offers a competitive salary and benefits. Tech Impact is an equal opportunity employer.

    • November 29, 2019
    • Wilmington, DE

    Image result for tech impact logoWe are looking for a gifted education professional for a full-time opportunity in Delaware.

    ITWorks is a technology training program for young adults, 18-26 years old, who have a GED or high school diploma but have not completed college. The program consists of 11 weeks of intensive classroom training followed by a technology certification and a 5-week internship inside the IT department at a for-profit or nonprofit organization.

    Students work toward their Cisco IT Essentials classroom certification and CompTIA A+ professional certification. Students also receive intensive career guidance, mentoring, and valuable life skills that will help them succeed in their new careers.

    ITWorks provides these students with an experience that will help improve their income potential for life. All these services are provided free of charge to the student and are supported by the generosity of corporations, foundations, and individual donors.

    Our students are driven, and high-performing, but each has had a unique challenge that prevented them from completing college.

    Position Description:

    We are looking for a technology experienced individual who can both transfer their knowledge to a group of eager students and help match those students with opportunities in the technology field.

    We currently run the program in three cities and will train you in what you will need to be successful. Limited travel to Philadelphia PA may be required. You should have an affinity for technology or direct experience with it. Prior knowledge of the curriculum or deep knowledge in IT is not required.


    Have a strong sense of accountability for student achievement.

    Have the ability to successfully complete the CompTIA A+ certification if not already attained.

    Have 3-5 years of experience in a technical field.

    Create a positive classroom environment and foster learning.

    Work tirelessly to keep our student’s motivated and help them create belief in themselves.

    Have the ability to adjust instructional strategies in order to reach the program’s goals.

    Technology Support

    Prep program laptops by establishing and maintaining an image with appropriate software

    Set-up and maintain a small classroom network with internet connectivity

    Student Recruitment, Volunteer, and Internship Support

    Lead the applicant recruitment and interview process.

    Help coordinate and guide volunteers to deliver “Friday Session” professional and life-skills trainings.

    Be able to guide real-world scenarios that are outside of “core” course of study.

    Ensure students’ technical skills meet the needs of internship partners.

    Help maintain healthy and productive internship partnerships.

    Organized tracking of student documents, student data, phone calls, and logging information into databases, etc.


    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Tech Impact offers a competitive salary and benefits. Tech Impact is an equal opportunity employer.

    Employment Policy

    As an equal opportunity employer, Tech Impact embraces diversity and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex, gender identity, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.

    ADA SPECIFICATIONS (Physical demands that must be met in order to successfully complete the essential functions of the job) – must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

    • December 01, 2019
    Image result for The Delaware Center for Horticulture logoThe 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: careers@thedch.org (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.

    Click here for more information.

    • December 01, 2019

    Image result for human rights network logo" Human Rights Funders Network (HRFN) is an internationally recognized non-profit committed to connecting human rights grantmakers and philanthropists to advance human rights. As a global network of almost 450 institutions that engages over 1,800 individuals, HRFN regularly convenes colleague human rights donors to share insights, strategies, and learnings, as well as mobilize resources for human rights. Looking to strengthen its network, leverage its membership, and plan for continued impact and innovation in human rights philanthropy, HRFN seeks a seasoned leader, strategist, and coalition builder to serve as its next Executive Director (ED).

    With an expansive membership base that includes member organizations from all over the globe, HRFN is uniquely and strategically poised towards moving philanthropy towards effectively resourcing human rights work and movements globally. In light of growing threats to human rights, the rise of populism, and recent pushback on philanthropy, HRFN’s mission is more urgent than ever. HRFN’s annual conference, working groups, and research initiatives have served as strategic opportunities for productive dialogue and collaboration around these issues for HRFN’s peer-led network of nearly 450 institutions. The new Executive Director will lead HRFN in the creation of innovative strategies and program design that empower and equip members to respond effectively to these challenges. Where necessary, the new ED will seek ways to enhance the relevance of these programmatic elements, as well as identify opportunities for new program offerings and initiatives.

    HRFN is uniquely positioned to define its role and deepen its impact in the human rights philanthropy space. The new Executive Director will work with staff and Steering Committee to craft and execute an organizational agenda that builds on its strong network and reputation, generates new opportunities for HRFN to drive national and global conversations around human rights, and positions HRFN as a key thought leader in the space. S/he/they will help to shape a future-facing vision for the organization that aligns with HRFN's mission and theory of change, staff leadership and capacity, and the collective needs of its members. This exciting opportunity calls for an inspirational thought leader and manager with an exceptional combination of qualities, skills, and experiences, including: a sophisticated understanding of human rights movements and international philanthropy; expertise and experience in creating and implementing innovative strategies, programs, and organizational infrastructure; proven partnership building skills and creative thinking around how to tap into new opportunities; a track record of effective vision-setting and investment-building among diverse stakeholders; and a demonstrated commitment to strengthening a culture of collaboration, equity, and inclusion.


    This search is being conducted by Tamar Datan, Hallie Dietsch, and Yuniya Khan of the national search firm NPAG. Nominations and applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, and your resume (in Word or PDF format) should be submitted to: HRFN-ED@nonprofitprofessionals.com. More information about HRFN can be found at www.hrfn.org.

    Cultivating a diverse and inclusive team is an essential component of HRFN’s commitment to advance equity. Candidates of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

     To read the full position description and review application instructions, click here

    • December 01, 2019

    Image result for aclu delaware logoThe ACLU of Delaware is seeking a flexible, forthright, energetic attorney to handle litigation and public advocacy, advancing civil rights and liberties in the state. The attorney will be based in our Wilmington office.

    The ACLU of Delaware is currently focused on criminal justice reform and quality education for all students no matter their socioeconomic status or learning challenges—while continuing our longstanding role of protecting core constitutional principles such as free speech and religious freedom. We are a highly motivated group of attorneys, public policy advocates, communication experts, community organizers and fundraisers who improve the lives of Delawareans up and down the state. Death penalty reform, protecting women in prison from sexual assault, and securing a woman’s right to choose are just a few of the recent victories in which we played a leadership role. Our newly hired staff attorney will be an integral member of this team.

    Specific Responsibilities


    Investigate, develop, and litigate civil liberties and civil rights cases in state and federal court, including conducting factual and legal research, writing demand letters, drafting pleadings, conducting discovery, trying cases, presenting oral argument, and writing appellate and amicus briefs.

    Handle cases alone, and with national ACLU lawyers, volunteer Delaware lawyers, and counsel from other public interest groups

    Assess requests for legal assistance and identify appropriate cases to be untaken

    Recruit ACLU volunteer attorneys

    Provide legal analysis and develop legal strategy with senior ACLU staff

    Administration, Coordination and Support

    Supervise law students and interns

    Assist with all program activities as needed, keep Legal and Executive Directors adequately informed of work, assist Development Director in meeting with donors


    The Staff Attorney will report to the Legal Director.


    JD required.

    At least 5 years of experience, including significant litigation experience preferred.

    Member of the Delaware Bar, or willing to sit for and pass the July 2020 bar exam.

    Good writing and analytical skills.

    Demonstrated commitment to civil liberties, civil rights, and the mission of the ACLU; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstance; experience in non-profit advocacy or other community activism a plus.

    Comfortable working under pressure and working long hours when necessary.

    Good communication skills to both legal and non-legal audiences.

    Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and creatively on a variety of projects with lawyers, other staff members, and with community organizations and coalitions.

    Experience working with legislative processes a plus.

    Bilingual, English-Spanish a plus.


    Salary range: $60,000 to $80,000 annually depending on experience. Generous leave and benefits package.

    Application Procedure

    Please submit a detailed letter of interest, resume, writing sample, and contact information for three references to Sucharita Iyengar at suchi@aclu-de.org.

    All applications are treated confidentially. The position will remain open until filled. Target start date, December 15, 2019.

    The mission of the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Delaware is to preserve and advance civil liberties and civil rights in the State of Delaware as enshrined in the United States and Delaware Constitutions through education and advocacy without consideration of political association. The ACLU of Delaware is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, people of color, ethnic and religious minorities, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are encouraged to apply.

    Click here for more information

    • December 02, 2019
    • Wilmington, DE

    DuPontGrants Operations Lead - DuPont - In this role you will support all aspects of the company’s Community Impact grants management operations. You will work with internal and external partners to shepherd grants through applicable processes and workflows and manage all grant-related communication including award and declination letters.


    • Initially, work with an external consultant to establish a new grants management system and associated processes. Work closely with the grants management platform vendor to develop the coding system and processes for grant administration. 
    • Create and process all grant communication and grant-related correspondence, including applications invitations, and award letters and/or declination letters.
    • Work cross-functionally to support the execution of the grant lifecycle, from initial invitation through grant closure.
    • Manage the application process, working with potential grantees as needed to ensure all process and reporting expectations are clear and understood and working with colleagues to secure necessary approvals.
    • Work with Legal and other corporate functions to ensure potential grantees meet all required legal and regulatory compliance checks.
    • Facilitate the release of grant disbursements, validating data against grant documentation and approvals.
    • Maintain data integrity in all systems – capturing and documenting approval, coding, grant requirements, data collection and reporting.
    • Support the reporting and data collection process, assisting with data capture and associated measurement and evaluation processes.
    • Collaborate with Finance, Tax, and other corporate functions on financial accounting and reporting as needed.

    Job Qualifications

    Qualifications, Skills, Experiences

    To be successful, the Grant Operations Lead must be able to work cross functionally to help establish and shepherd grants management processes while ensuring the nimble execution of grants. The person in this role will balance strong analytical skills with superb soft skills to manage grantee expectations, competing priorities and internal requests, often against tight deadlines.


    • Minimum of 5 years’ work experience in philanthropy operations and systems, particularly in grants management/processing. 
    • Solid experience with grants management and reporting software required; experience standing up a new system is preferred.
    • Experience in a matrixed, multi-national corporate or Foundation environment is preferred.
    • Basic understanding of non-profit-specific regulations and reporting requirements.
    • Strong attention to detail and task follow-through.
    • Solid financial acumen.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to translate and simplify complex technical concepts for broad audiences.
    • Ability to work in a client-facing environment with sound judgement to resolve issues and deftly manage exceptions.
    At DuPont, we have an unbridled commitment to deliver essential innovations that enrich people’s lives, enable sustainable development and foster human potential for generations to come. Innovations developed from highly engineered products and naturally sourced ingredients continue to shape industries and everyday life. From smarter homes to more efficient cars, from better ways of digitally connecting to new tools that enable active and healthy lifestyles…in all these areas and many more, we’re working with customers to transform their ideas into real world answers that help humanity thrive.Coupled with core values and excellent compensation & benefits… Together, we’re turning possibilities into real world answers that help humanity prosper!Come realize how you can make an impact, act like an owner and partner with customers in our journey.Please access the following link to better understand& appreciate DuPont’s Journey:

    About DuPont For additional information on our unbridled commitment to deliver essential innovations that enrich people's lives, enable sustainable development and foster human potential for generations to come.

    Click here for more information

    Please access the following link to better understand & appreciate DuPont's Journey. Coupled with core values and excellent compensation & benefits... Together, we're turning possibilities into real world answers that help humanity prosper! Apply Now

    DuPont is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. If you need a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit our Accessibility Page for Contact Information.

    For US Applicants: See the “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” poster here

    For our U.S. Affirmative Action Policy, click here.

    • December 02, 2019
    • Coatesville, PA

    Coatesville Youth InitiativeThe 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: dan@coatesvilleyouthinitiative.org    

    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.

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