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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.

Have a job to post?  Please contact Melissa Micek, Director of Engagement, at 302-333-8004 via phone or Melissa@PhilanthropyDelaware.org via e-mail. 

Job Openings

    • October 15, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Virtual

    Blog - Emerging Practitioners in PhilanthropyEmerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP), a project of Tides, is seeking an innovative, collaborative, and experienced Director of Programs to develop, strengthen, and evaluate EPIP’s current portfolio of professional development programming while identifying new programs, opportunities, and partnerships that drive higher engagement and participation among EPIP’s members. The Director of Programs will also serve as the supervisor to the Chapter Liaison and Programs Manager, working closely with them and other key staff and external stakeholders to develop new professional development opportunities in support of EPIP Chapters. The Director of Programs will be a part of the senior management team, acting as a strategic partner to the Executive Director in business development and programmatic strategy and implementation for the organization. This is a great opportunity for an innovative individual who has an interest in community building , adult education, and supporting the leadership of inclusive philanthropic emerging leaders. This position requires travel (approximately 30%), however employee travel is currently halted due to COVID-19 safety precautions. 

    DURATION & COMPENSATION: This position reports to the Executive Director and is a permanent, remote, exempt position that will be compensated in the $115,000 - $125,000 range. EPIP employees receive access to a variety of benefits, from comprehensive healthcare to a robust 403(b) Retirement Plan, and more, designed to support the health and well-being of our staff.


    EPIP seeks to minimize bias and the impact of structural discrimination within our hiring practices. As such, we focus on relevant work skills, experience, and approach first, while filtering out information that can allow for implicit bias. A resume, cover letter, and list of references will only be requested of final candidates, as noted below.  

    Round 1: To apply, candidates must fill out this questionnaire by August 28, 2020 at 11:59pm ET

    Round 2: Candidates will be invited to schedule a 45 minute video interview.  

    Round 3: Finalists will be invited to a 90 minute interview. Upon invitation, finalists will be asked to submit their resume, cover letter, references and response to a written assignment ahead of their scheduled interview.

    Anticipated Start Date: Mid-October


    • Direct the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of EPIP’s portfolio of national and chapter-led programs to align with EPIP’s Inclusive Leadership Framework 
    • Establish an evaluation process to assess program viability, identify member needs, and clarify programmatic impact in support of educational goals. 
    • Lead all planning elements (e.g., site selection, speaker management, logistics, etc) of EPIP’s National Conference and manage all consultants, working groups, and special committees developed in support of the National Conference
    • Engage EPIP staff, members, Chapter Leaders and partners to support program development and delivery 
    • In partnership with the Chapter Liaison and Programs Manager, develop targeted professional development opportunities for EPIP Chapter Leaders, inclusive of the development of tools and resources to enhance and amplify the work of EPIP Chapters
    • Cultivate programmatic partnerships that bring new funding, resources and opportunities to EPIP members
    • Serve as supervisor to Chapter Liaison and Programs Manager, helping EPIP programmatic staff to achieve key objectives and supporting their own professional development
    • Serve as the staff representative to philanthropic networks (e.g., CHANGE Philanthropy) and externally-facing committees to support the implementation of EPIP’s  strategic initiatives
    • Serve as a key member of EPIP’s senior management team, providing strategic input on organizational efforts, management of programming budgets, support for fundraising efforts, and contributions to learning and evaluation
    • Maintain awareness of and be responsive to emerging trends, advancements, and challenges in philanthropy and in the social justice field,  and other topics of interest to EPIP members
    • Travel to EPIP events and other relevant conferences, summits, and meetings as necessary 


    • At least 2-3 years of supervisory experience
    • Knowledge of virtual event platforms and how to leverage technology to enhance program delivery and engagement
    • Understanding of association management principles and best practices and the ability to maintain a member-focused mindset 
    • Certified Meeting Planner (CMP), Certified Association Executive (CAE) and/or other relevant certifications

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    • November 01, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Philadelphia, PA

    Image result for work for progressWork for Progress is hiring 2020 Election Canvass Directors. This November, we have a chance to set our country on a new path. In upcoming state and national elections, we're fighting for leaders who will stand up to protect our environment and the interests of everyday people. If you're passionate about powering our country with renewable energy, protecting public lands, fixing our student debt crisis, and reimagining our transportation system, come join us to make a difference this November.

    We’re looking for people who:

    • Are passionate about making a change in our country
    • Have leadership experience and excellent communication skills
    • Are ready to work hard and go where the fight is

    In this election cycle, Work for Progress will launch field offices across the country in states like Colorado and Pennsylvania to support candidates for national and state office that share our vision of a better world. We’ll focus on key races where we think on-the-ground conversations can make a difference. 

    Key Responsibilities:

    As a Canvass Director, you’ll work with a team of Directors to: 

    • Recruit, train and manage a staff of paid canvassers. You’ll train canvassers on the basic skills of canvassing, motivate them around the campaign, and promote people into leadership roles to build your office. 
    • Run the day to day management and administrative aspects of a campaign office.
    • Knock on doors yourself to get out the vote. 

    More about the job:

    • Work for Progress will provide initial training on the skills needed to be a successful canvass director and ongoing support throughout the campaign. 
    • This is a campaign-style job: with a short window of time and a lot at stake, this job is “all in.” We’re looking for candidates who are prepared to work around 70 hours/week, and are excited to canvass and get out the vote. 
    • After Election Day, we work to place our Canvass Directors with other organizations working for change.


    We’re building a team of people who care about making our country a better place and are ready to work hard to achieve our goals. Candidates must have excellent judgement and discretion. Ideal candidates will have previous experience canvassing or working on campaigns. 


    We’re looking for candidates who are ready to go where the fight is. We’re still deciding on final office locations and may add offices or make changes throughout the campaign in order to focus resources on the most important races or districts. If you have a location preference, let us know in your application, but the more flexible you can be, the better.


    The target annual compensation for this position is $27,000 in the first year. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

    To Apply: 

    Apply online here.

    More about Work for Progress:

    Our leadership team are change-makers who have decades of experience running grassroots campaigns. Since 2008, Work for Progress has knocked on over 3 million doors in support of candidates such as President Obama, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Senator Tim Kaine. Our past election work includes:

    • Turning out thousands of voters who provided the difference in close races. In 2016, we partnered with Penn Environment to knock on doors in 3 state legislative districts including State House District 31 where we knocked on more than 20,000 doors to help Perry Warren win by 75 votes. 
    • Going where the fight is. In 2012, Work For Progress knocked on thousands of doors in North Dakota’s hotly contested Senate election on behalf of North Dakota Fair Share. Our work turned out critical voters who helped elect Democrat Heidi Keitkamp by 2,936 votes.
    • Knocking on over 950,000 doors in 2014 in Colorado as part of Colorado Fair Share’s plans to support Senator Mark Udall. 

    Details at a glance

    • On-site Location
    • Full Time Schedule
    • 4-Year Degree Required
    • Professional


    • November 02, 2020
    • (EST)

    Longwood Foundation, Inc. – Green 2.0The Westview Associates has been contracted to perform a Retained Search for the next Controller at the Longwood Foundation. Since 1937, the Longwood Foundation has invested in the quality of life and the future of the state of Delaware and southern Chester County, Pennsylvania. Through grants and creative philanthropic leadership, the Foundation addresses challenges within the region by accelerating success in the non-profit sector. Those who work in the Foundation’s office work together to maximize Longwood’s impact primarily through the success of the beneficiary organizations.

    This is a “hands-on” accounting and financial analysis position. The hired individual will be expected to exhibit the expertise and passion that is required to “lean in” to discover and implement strategies that will enhance the performance and growth of the Foundation.

    The hired individual will perform tasks that include:

    • Transactional Accounting and Closing the Books
    • Financial Budgeting and Analysis
    • Cash Flow Forecasting, Management, and Reporting
    • Extensive Financial and Operational Analysis that is Reported to Senior Leadership and the Board
    • Enhance and Manage Relationships with External Service Providers to maximize the Foundation’s assets. These external services include:
      • Investment Management
      • Treasury Functions
      • Insurance
      • External Accountants in the preparation of: Tax Compliance, Annual Audit, and 990’s

    The ideal candidate will have professional expertise that include;

    • Controller at a private foundation or non-profit organization OR
    • Public or corporate accounting experience with an organization of at least the same financial scale (assets of roughly $750 million).

    The targeted professional experience of the ideal applicant is at least 10 years. CPA with MBA preferred.

    This position offers the potential for upward mobility and financial advancement. It reports to the President of the Foundation.

    Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:

    Ernest W. Russom III, Executive Director
    The Westview Associates

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