The Fund for Women and Girls leads and unites the community
through philanthropy and advocacy to ensure that women and girls
have opportunities and resources to thrive in Chester County, PA.
Since 1996, we have supported women and girls through fundraising,
grantmaking, and educational opportunities. Since our inception, we
have awarded more than $4 million in grants to 86 nonprofit
organizations addressing critical needs.
To contribute to the mission, the Director of Development plans
and executes the implementation of a strategic and comprehensive
approach to fundraising, which includes but is not limited to:
major and individual gifts, corporate contributions, grant writing
and events. Working with all constituencies within The Fund,
including staff, board, volunteers and donors, this position works
closely with the Executive Director and Development Committee Chair
to increase the organization’s financial and organizational growth.
Respect, knowledge, and passion for diversity, equity, and
inclusion are also important, as we are an organization that
champions these initiatives and embeds DEI into our everyday
This is a full-time flexible position requiring a regular
presence throughout Chester County. This staff member will be in
our West Chester office a minimum of two days each week, attending
in-person stakeholder meetings, events, and activities throughout
Chester County as needed, and participating in occasional evening
and weekend hours for advance-scheduled special events and board
meetings. Reports to the Executive Director.
- Develop, implement, and
evaluate fundraising strategies to ensure that fundraising goals
- Develop and implement an
annual Development Plan that aligns with the annual organizational
budgetary goals and longer-term strategic plan.
- Plan, organize, and
execute fundraising and development related activities, including
the planning and execution of special fundraising events, appeals,
grant proposals, planned giving program, donor relations and other
initiatives as specified in The Fund development plan.
- Act as primary staff
liaison and support for board Development Committee and fundraising
- Identify, cultivate, and
help develop strategies to retain current and reach new corporate,
community, foundation, and individual donors.
- Manage database and
donor management to ensure integrity, accuracy, and highest level
- Prepare and submit grant
applications as outlined in the annual development
- Annually create and
manage development budget.
- Prepare regular reports
on progress for internal stakeholders.
- Work with The Fund staff
to ensure adherence to existing development policies and provide
updates as needed, especially with regard to all donor records,
acknowledgments, donor recognition, and event
- Foster the understanding
of the culture of philanthropy within the organization.
In collaboration with communications staff:
organization’s efforts to strengthen its brand identity and ensure
consistency with messaging and alignment with fundraising and other
areas of the organization.
- Coordinate the design,
printing and distribution of online and print appeals and
- Build awareness of
fundraising activities and mission of organization.
- Develop presentations
and materials targeted to strategic corporate
- Build relationships with
community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals
of The Fund.
- Bachelor’s degree or work equivalent.
- Excellent written, oral, interpersonal communication and
- Demonstrated success in working with the diverse needs and
perspectives of women.
- Possess a thorough, organized, and detail-oriented approach to
- Ability to work well both independently and collaboratively
with staff and volunteers.
- Five to seven years of experience in a development manager or
director-level position with proven ability to implement and lead a
development program successfully.
- Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and Power Point.
- Proficient skills using database management platforms.
DonorPerfect proficiency preferred.
- Strong commitment to and awareness of the needs of women and
girls in Chester County.
Please submit cover letter and resume as one pdf to Kim Andrews,
Executive Director, email@example.com. No
phone calls, please.