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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.

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   Co-Investment (Development)Manager

Position Summary: At Rodel, we partner with national and local funders to co-invest with us to improve the lives of all Delawareans. To that end, we seek a Co-Investment (Development) Manager who will serve as the engine of our efforts to fundraise in support of the priorities- post-secondary success, funding equity, early learning, and teacher diversity– that undergird our mission. Working across the entire Rodel team, the Co-Investment (Development) Manager will draw on prior experience in fundraising and/or managing complex systems to maintain and improve Rodel’s internal systems to shepherd potential funders through the co-investment pipeline.

The salary range for this position is $55,000 to $80,000, commensurate with education and experience.

For further information on Rodel, please visit us at

To Apply: Submit a resume by June 2nd to Tiffany Trawick via email at

Who We Are: Rodel has worked in Delaware for more than 20 years to improve educational outcomes. Our mission is to strengthen Delaware’s public education system and workforce by connecting partners to advance and implement sustainable solutions.

Position Description: A successful Co-Investment (Development) Manager will provide a clear vision for operationalizing Rodel’s co-investment pipeline in alignment with Rodel’s strategic priorities. The Co-Investment (Development) Manager will be responsible for project managing grant applications, conducting funder research, and tracking grant progress using reporting and data analysis. The Co-Investment (Development) Manager will ideally have previous experience in 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.

What You’ll Do: Maintain and Improve Systems to Track Funder Pipeline ● Manage the application process for grants from start to finish, collaborating with teammates to create strong, responsive, complete applications that are funded at a high rate; ● Own the calendar and processes for grant reporting, collaborating with teammates to provide relevant, responsive updates to funders as required, and analyzing relevant grants data (e.g. funds expended and on what types of expenditures) to meet grant requirements; ● Conduct funder research to develop comprehensive, relevant profiles of government, private and corporate funder interests, processes, and alignment to Rodel priorities; ● Serve as the content manager of our new contact management system, operating as the point of contact within the organization for questions, process updates, and team support; acting as the primary person responsible for keeping it up-to-date and running accurate reports from the data; and identifying opportunities for process and system improvements to increase use, efficiency and accuracy. Coordinate Engagements with Funders ● Manage logistics of Rodel’s work with the Delaware Business Roundtable Education Committee, including planning meetings and tracking engagement and fundraising activities; ● Track and manage relationships and engagement with current and potential funders/partners for the leadership and program teams; ● Support planning and logistics for co-investment-related travel and conferences – e.g., planning and coordinating materials preparation for a day of foundation visits for Rodel’s CEO, or identifying funding-related conferences where Rodel may wish to present and coordinating submission of Rodel’s presentation for consideration.

Program Director

Position Summary: Rodel seeks a Program Director with expertise in either student postsecondary pathways or teacher preparation pathways and with experience building the capacity of adults to change education systems for students. The Program Director will draw upon experience working in school district leadership or teacher preparation program leadership to help build and grow programmatic supports for school district partners across Delaware.

Compensation and Benefits: Rodel is an equal opportunity employer, offering a competitive salary and benefits package, including dedicated professional development resources to support your growth in the role. The salary range for this position is $115,000 to $140,000, commensurate with education and experience. 

To Apply: Submit to Tiffany Trawick by June 2nd via email at a Resume and a typed response (no more than 250 words) to the following question: Provide a concrete example of how you have centered student or teacher voice into the design and execution of a project? o Responses can be submitted as a word document, pdf or in the body of an email. 

Position Description: A successful Program Director will provide leadership in building out Rodel’s technical assistance capacity to support the creative implementation and design of sound public-private partnerships that further our vision and mission. This individual will focus on cultivating and managing high-level relationships with school, district, state, higher education, and non-profit partners to design high-quality technical assistance that supports the diversification of the educator workforce and strengthens Delaware’s career pathways system. A strong candidate will be able to demonstrate strong facilitation and design skills, ability to identify and build partnerships, experience as a school, district, or higher education leader in the pre-k to postsecondary system, and ability to effectively manage projects from conception to completion.

What You’ll Do: Build Student- and Educator-Centered Programs  Expand Rodel’s technical assistance partnerships across the state specifically related to two of Rodel’s current priorities: teacher diversity and career pathways;  Develop the capacity of partners to sustain and own work beyond the life of Rodel’s support;  Use multiple data sources to consistently evaluate and adjust strategy, programs, and supports;  In partnership with the programmatic team, identify and manage outside contractors and coaches, as needed, to support the successful implementation of projects; and,  In partnership with Vice President, refine and update programmatic strategy, identify resource needs, and develop and track programmatic budgets. Foster Relationships with Partners  Grow, develop, and maintain relationships with key programmatic partners including school, district, government, community, and higher education leaders;  Identify potential new areas of work and new partnerships in service of Rodel’s mission and to grow our impact across the state, including assist in the development of proposals to philanthropic partners; and,  Research and identify best practices within Delaware and outside of it. Manage High-Performing Team  Manage team to lead programmatic efforts including facilitation of district, school, and higher education partners on projects such as the creation of sustainable residency programs, technical assistance on development of Grow Your Own programs, and data use coaching/support with district and higher education partners;  Coach team members to further Rodel’s goals and support staff development and growth. 

Hero Hunts Foundation

Executive Director

The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. This position is a 1099 contractor and is expected to work approximately 20 hours per week. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.
Location: Remote/Hybrid schedule with ability to travel between Dover, DE and Toughkennemon, PA.

Salary Range: $35 - $40 per hour

Primary Responsibilities: 
Administration and Organizational Leadership

  • Assure that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.
  • Oversee the daily operations of the organization. 
  • Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization’s work. 
  • Work with Board President and/or other volunteers to maintain official records, documents, ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.
  • See that the board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it. 
  • Be responsible for the recruitment, employment and release of all personnel, both paid staff, contractors and volunteers. 
  • Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices.  
  • Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held and sound human resource practices are in place. 

Fundraising & Events

  • Promote the activities of the organization, its programs, and goals. 
  • Creates an annual fundraising plan.
  • Creates an annual communications and marketing plan.
  • Publishes an annual report that shows the impact of the organization.

  • Programs
  • Work with various committees and staff to implement programs and services that align with the mission and organizational objectives. 
  • Plan and execute all programmatic events of the organization.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Must have excellent computer skills in use of Microsoft products
  • Familiarity with social media 
  • Preferred previous non-profit fundraising experience


    • Strong project management skills and ability to work independently and creatively.
    • Must be able to plan and work independently to meet goals
    • Strong time management, organization, and attention to detail
    • Ability to work to maintain professional relationships with staff, board, community members and collaborators while representing the mission of Hero-Hunts.
    • Must have excellent ethics and be able to cultivate trust and project professionalism to all contacts
    • High level written and oral communication skills are required 
    • Must be flexible in working multiple tasks with frequent interruptions in a fast-paced environment.

    How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit a resume with cover letter to


    Executive Director

    First State Educate (including First State Action Fund and Act Together For Kids) Reports to: Boards of Trustees of First State Educate and First State Action Fund

    Start date: June 2023 Location: Delaware

    The preferred application deadline for this position is May 29, 2023. Please note that we do not guarantee review of applications after this date.

    The Executive Director(ED) is responsible for building the organizations’ strategic vision, ensuring robust execution of advocacy initiatives, and overseeing the fiscal health, team culture and management, and day-to-day functioning of FSE. The ED will build the organization from a five-year start-up to a sustained, galvanizing force of change that sets and executes on sequenced, longer-term people and policy goals with creativity, credibility, and an expansive belief of what is possible in Delaware. The ED role is a full-time hybrid DE-based position. FSE utilizes a shared workspace for in-person teamwork. In-person work is often necessary, given the relationship-focused nature of the position.

    About the Organization: First State Educate, a 501(c)(3): First State Action Fund, a 501(c)(4); and Act Together For Kids, a political action committee (three separate but complementary entities collectively referred to as First State Educate or FSE herein) were formed in 2019 to align and elevate the work and voices of community advocates and practitioners to create and sustain the policy and political conditions needed for a thriving education system in Delaware (DE).

    Through collective action, FSE:

    ● Changes decision makers through a statewide pipeline of people for school board service.

    ● Changes the conversation through family efficacy and demand.

    ● Changes the culture of innovation by removing policy barriers to excellence and introducing opportunities to solve problems creatively.

    During our first four and a half years, we have made progress including:

    ● Catalyzing and empowering collective work: the Advocacy Council of charter school and education leaders; Rise Up Delaware, a statewide family advocacy group; FaCE, a coalition of family facing organizations tackling improved education funding and representation; and the Wilmington Learning Collaborative, a group of highest needs schools embracing innovation and autonomy

    ● Electing twelve courageous people (with seven additional candidacies) to school board seats who are standing up for teacher conditions and student outcomes

    ● Proposing and passing legislation to increase transparency and encourage engagement on school boards

    ● Raising $3,000,000 in contributions to fund the above efforts Position Overview Deeply committed to the organizations’ mission, the Executive Director (ED) works relentlessly to create opportunities, build philanthropic support, and partner with families, educators, candidates, policy-makers, and state and local education leaders to drive continued progress in DE's schools.

    For additional information go to:  First State Educate

    How to Apply: Please submit your application here: Executive Director

    Contact Us:
    Office: (302) 588-1342

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

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