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Development Director, Political Advocacy

Make the Road Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, United States
$73,000.00 - $86,000.00
Closing date
Mar 9, 2023

Summary: Make the Road PA seeks an experienced, effective, and creative Development Director with 3-5 years of nonprofit fundraising experience. 


Location: Philadelphia, Allentown, or Reading, PA


Travel: Travel within eastern PA will be required 2-3 times/month.


About Make the Road PA: 

Make the Road PA was launched in 2014 and, over the last few years, has quickly become one of the largest Latinx organizations in the state of Pennsylvania. MRPA now runs three robust organizing centers in Reading, Allentown, and Philadelphia. We have a strong, engaged membership base of Black and Brown working-class people, primarily in Latinx communities. We have a strong track record of local and state campaigns, large-scale mobilizations on federal issues, large-scale civic engagement work, and active leadership among key progressive organizing groups, coalitions, and tables across the state.


About the position: 

Make The Road PA is seeking a full-time Development Director to work closely with the Executive Director to oversee MRPA’s fundraising landscape and potential donor pool. The role will play a critical part in securing philanthropic funds, building out an individual donor pool, fostering relationships with potential donors and foundations under the direction of the Executive Director to continue MRPA’s vision.


Job responsibilities: 

    Build and maintain donor relationships; Create a positive, respectful reputation for the organization; Facilitate strategy meetings with fundraising staff; Find potential donors from the public and private sectors; Manage relationships with the organization's financial partners; Prepare and present reports on fundraising activities to senior management and board of directors; Serve as grants administrator, write grant proposals and acknowledgments for grants received. Ensure compliance by the organization of terms stipulated in the grant award; Produce grant content monthly; Build out the individual donor base, prioritize cultivating donors for the organization; Build out federal, state, and city RFPs; Bottomline prospecting and supporting the team on reporting; Bottomline and collaborate with the team in launching the end of year fundraiser; Write thank you letters/notes to donors; Coach, train, and develop grant writing for the Senior Leadership Team; Create and/or collaborate with a team for training materials in relation to fundraising; Collaborate in coalition with organizational partners and allies on joint proposals.



    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience, plus 3-5 years of experience in writing grant proposals, individual donor relations, and grant reporting;  Proven experience in the development of fundraising strategies; Impeccable writing and project management skills;  Valid U.S. driver’s license; Experience working with government-issued grants preferred but not required;  Experience with fundraising for both 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations, preferred but not required; Experience working in organizing, paid or volunteer, preferred but not required;  Spanish proficiency or fluency preferred but not required.


COVID-19 Vaccination requirement: 

Make the Road employees are required to be fully vaccinated with a FDA approved COVID-19 vaccine on or before their start date. Refusal to receive the vaccine will result in the offer of employment being rescinded. 

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