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Employment

 

Program Officer, Great Learning

William Penn Foundation

The Program Officer will be a member of the Great Learning program team, playing a key role in supporting the team’s goal of increasing the number of children from low-income families in Philadelphia who experience academic success from early childhood through high school.

The Program Officer will be the lead individual responsible for managing and developing a portfolio of grants to expand access to high quality early childhood education centers.  The individual will identify opportunities to expand high quality centers, improve the quality of existing centers, and support the development of the necessary systems that enhance and maintain quality in programs that serve young children from low-income families.

In addition, the Program Officer will have leadership responsibility for a portfolio of grants that seeks to build a continuum of model programs that prepare early childhood educators to deliver high-quality instruction. This will include identification of the strongest preparation programs, supporting leadership opportunities for educators, and identifying opportunities and barriers to improvements in teacher preparation.

Overall, the Program Officer will be expected to serve as a key source of expertise within and outside the Foundation for knowledge and information about the elements of high quality early childhood education programs and systems.

Finally, the Program Officer will support the Great Learning team in other areas of work focused on supporting the learning and development of children up to age 8. This may include efforts related to early literacy instruction, family engagement, and other areas of Foundation investment.

 

Responsibilities

The duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage strategic groupings of Great Learning grants that support improvements to early childhood education, school readiness, and early literacy skills.
  • Maintain and build relevant content expertise by staying abreast of current research and data at the national and local levels, and by participating in related convenings and conferences.
  • Identify evidentiary and dissemination needs that support expansion of high quality early childhood programming.
  • Facilitate project planning, coordination, reporting, monitoring, and communication among grantees to ensure successful completion of the work.
  • Participate in education program team meetings, planning, and goal setting.
  • Create annual and multi-year plans to support progress toward the Foundation’s objectives, and identify and track gaps and needed adjustments.
  • Prepare written materials for internal and external audiences that summarize active and potential grants and effectively communicate the Foundation’s objectives.
  • Represent the Foundation in diverse communities, including speaking engagements, and participate in key internal and external meetings.
  • Communicate regularly with grantees, project partners, and potential funders of efforts aligned with Foundation goals.
  • Develop specific grants and initiatives to advance coordinated education issue-focused advocacy campaigns.
  • Provide leadership on projects related to early learning and literacy in formal and informal settings.

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in  early childhood education or related field preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • A minimum of eight years of relevant work experience
  • Experience with early childhood education and child development
  • Experience with and knowledge of Pennsylvania regulations and systems related to early childhood education and quality metrics
  • Understanding and experience with multiple modes of educating diverse constituencies about complex issues
  • Demonstrated commitment to improving opportunities for young children
  • Experience setting priorities in dynamic environments and working under tight deadlines
  • Experience developing, managing, and implementing multi-party projects with defined objectives, deliverables, monitoring, and evaluation of results
  • Experience developing strategy
  • Experience with evaluative research methods preferred
  • Proficiency with MS Office including PowerPoint and other presentation skills

How to Apply

The William Penn Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and considers applications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation. All who believe they meet the stated qualifications are invited to apply.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to wpfjobs@williampennfoundation.org


Vice President of Advancement

Women Against Abuse

Provide and ensure mission-focused vision and leadership to achieve and maintain excellence in organizational fundraising and communications, with a focus on face to face major donor solicitation. The VP will lead the effort to increase and diversify Women Against Abuse’s revenue to ensure the organization’s sustainability while lessening its dependence on government funds, and will serve as a major gifts officer. They will directly supervise 3 members of the Advancement department (total departmental staff of 5), be a member of the Executive and Senior Management Teams and work closely with the Development & Events Committees of the Board, as well as the Honorary Council, and develop and ensure fundraising strategies to drive and achieve the organization’s mission and Strategic Plan. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, expanding our major donor program, giving circle, and planned giving program; Facilitating donor cultivation meetings and building a robust framework for major gifts; Preparing the Executive Director and Board leadership for donor visits with detailed prospect reports and strategy; Expanding foundation support to include national private funders; Ensuring continued success & growth of the Agency’s hallmark fundraising event, Dish It Up; Leading the marketing and communication effort to elevate the profile of the organization; and serving as the media liaison and overseeing crisis communications. All responsibilities are implemented according to our mission and values and according to Agency standards, including the Sanctuary Model.

 

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, expanding our major donor program, giving circle, and planned giving program; Facilitating donor cultivation meetings and building a robust framework for major gifts; Preparing the Executive Director and Board leadership for donor visits with detailed prospect reports and strategy; Expanding foundation support to include national private funders; Ensuring continued success & growth of the Agency’s hallmark fundraising event, Dish It Up; Leading the marketing and communication effort to elevate the profile of the organization; and serving as the media liaison and overseeing crisis communications. All responsibilities are implemented according to our mission and values and according to Agency standards, including the Sanctuary Model.

 

Qualifications

  • A Master’s Degree in Communications, Nonprofit or Public Administration or a related field is required. May consider a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications or related field with additional Fundraising experience.
  • A record of progressive experience, including a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in fundraising and five (5) years’ experience in public relations is required.
  • Previous experience as a senior manager in fundraising required, preferably with a Human Services or related non-profit organization.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of management/supervisory experience is required.
  • Successful track record of securing major individual donors, corporate sponsorships, and planned gifts is required.
  • Experience with federal or government grants, preferred. Familiarity jwith application of prospect research tools and moves management.
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and strategic thinking skills
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong administrative, analysis and organizational skills required
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively represent the organization is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population is required.
  • Affinity for or experience in working on domestic violence issues is strongly preferred.
  • Will be required to attend 45 hours of Domestic Violence Training, post hire
  • Employment offer and continued employment are contingent upon satisfactory pre-employment physical, child abuse, criminal and FBI clearances required (all related fees will be paid by Women Against Abuse)

How to Apply

Please email your resume, cover letter as well as salary requirements to the Vice President of Human Resources: recruiter@womenagainstabuse.org


Director of Policy & Communications

Urban Affairs Coalition

The Director of Policy and Communications identifies, researches, develops and evaluates issue and program policy, examining the relationships between homelessness, drugs and alcohol, behavioral health and other social determinants of health to support effective and efficient programs. The Director develops communications and issue campaigns utilizing both traditional and new media. The Director handles press and other media inquiries as appropriate.

The Director of Policy and Communications is a key member of the management team who participates fully in establishing and accomplishing program priorities, developing and managing the budget for the policy and communications programs, and assisting in raising funds to carry out the programs.

 

Key Duties & Responsibilities: 

Policy Leadership:

  • Develop and implement a strategic policy agenda for program priorities including achievable goals and performance measures;
  • Build and direct strong, well-designed, well-defined programs to promote organizational missions and vision towards reducing homelessness by integrating research, best practices, public education, communications and organizing strategies;
  • Work with the Board of Directors, Executive Director and  administrative staff to analyze implications of federal, state and local legislation; Coordinate with the Executive Director and administrative staff on policy communications;
  • Conduct and oversee policy research and drafting, working closely with the Board of Directors, Executive Director and administrative staff as appropriate;
  • Build and nurture effective multi-organizational coalitions and alliances on priority issues;
  • Lead the development and management of effective working relationships with key public officials, decision makers and funders at the federal, state and local levels.

Communications:

  • Spearhead multi-media public education campaigns designed to extend the impact of the organization’s mission, visioning programs;
  • Work with the Board of Directors, Executive Director and  administrative staff to pitch stories, maximize media coverage, and enhance the visibility of the organization;
  • Draft and edit press materials, including press releases, advisories and background memos;
  • Working collaboratively with other organizational staff, develop and manage dynamic content for the affiliate’s websites, e-communications, blog and social media;
  • Produce and/or edit major reports, annual report and other publications, including newsletters;
  • Prepare regular reports for the Board of Directors on the organization’s policy and communications initiatives.

Education, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree or higher degree in a public policy, public Administration, public health or a related field preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze public policy proposals;
  • Experience in and comfort communicating with executive level executive policymakers, decision makers and staff
  • Experience designing data collection tools and using data to shape policy agendas and messages
  • Professional efficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Experience in coalition-building and working in a team environment
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly in writing and in oral presentations to a range of audiences
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • Working knowledge and broad understanding of the non-profit sector, homelessness, drug and alcohol issues, behavioral health and other social determinants of health;
  • Significant professional experience in public policy advocacy, public policy research and analysis, professional experience in strategic communications and media relations;
  • Demonstrated skill and comfort with proactively building relationships with diverse audiences, including public officials, reporters and editors, community leaders, coalition partners and the public;
  • A commitment to diversity; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance, and able to work with diverse individuals within the organization and broader community.
  • Excellent communication skills including writing, speaking and analytical skills.

 Send cover letter and resume along with salary requirements to: Michael Hinson, Executive Director of SELF at: hinsonm@selfincorp.org


Director of Development

Partners for Sacred Places

Partners for Sacred Places seeks candidates for the full-time position of Director of Development to work closely with the President, Partners’ program and regional staff, and Board members to achieve the organization’s annual and long-term goals for grants and gifts. This position will be required to maintain Partners’ existing portfolio of institutional funders and donors, and aggressively expand this portfolio to support the organization’s ambitious growth goals. This position is ideal for a candidate with several years of demonstrated success in grant research, proposal writing, individual donor relations, and work with program staff to develop new streams of grant support.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Grant Research and Work with Program and Regional Staff: Conducting research on grant prospects, and regular engagement with program staff and leaders in Partners’ regional offices to develop and pursue new streams of foundation support.
  • Writing for Grant Proposals, Reports and Other Foundation Communications: Writing foundation, corporate, and government grant proposals and reports, coordinating proposal budgets with the Director of Operations, and interacting with Foundations as necessary.
  • Foundation Relations Management: Tracking and scheduling all foundation contacts, due dates, submissions, responses, and financial reporting.
  • Individual Donor Relations: Sustaining and building relationships with existing donors, and developing and implementing plans to expand donor circle.
  • Management of Membership Programs: Manage existing Professional Alliance and organizational membership programs, and developing and implementing plans to increase membership.
  • Board relationship: Write and submit regular (monthly or quarterly) reports and other communications for the Board Development Committee and Board leadership.
  • Carry out other such duties as may be assigned or requested

Requirements:

  • Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in communications, management, or related field. Five years of foundation relations and/or development experience, with a demonstrated track record of successful grant proposals to foundation, corporate, and government sources.
  • Baseline Knowledge & Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Working knowledge of budgeting and fiscal management procedures. Proficiency in Word, Excel, and other related software applications on both Windows and Mac operating systems.
  • Must be able to: manage multiple tasks and to respond quickly to requests; work with an eye towards detail and to meet multiple and pressing deadlines; work effectively with various levels of staff, donors and funders; and organize data and produce reports and other information requests.
  • Physical requirements: This position is primarily office-based but will require some day travel. This position will require significant time using a computer. Will also be required to be on-site for events and functions. Must lift and carry 10lbs.

To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and two development writing samples to Bob Jaeger, President, at hr+development@sacredplaces.org. No phone calls, please. EOE.


Director, Philanthropic Initiatives

Melmark

The Director of Philanthropic Initiatives will work closely with the Director of Advancement in all phases of the advancement program. The primary focus is to develop a portfolio of individual major giving prospects. This role will be responsible for cultivating relationships with annual, major and planned giving prospects and engaging them further in Melmark's mission.

 

WHAT YOU'LL DO:

  • Help our donors accomplish their philanthropic goals and ambitions through a relationship with Melmark
  • Identify and cultivate high level annual donors to expand the major donor base
  • Manage systems and software to track and cultivate donors and prospects, including our donor database and wealth screening tools.
  • Work with the Director of Advancement to align efforts and set goals
  • Maintain relationship with donors and prospects through consistent communication, acknowledging major donors through public/private communication, and identifying opportunities for donor recognition, stewardship, and appreciation
  • Maintain a limited number of corporate/community prospects for cultivation
  • Assist with planned giving marketing efforts including newsletters, mailings and social media
  • Assist in soliciting sponsorships for major events

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • Minimum 5-years' experience in development with preferred focus on giving, major gifts or planned giving
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Excellent writing and communication skills is a must
  • Experience using donor database, prospect research and other wealth screening tools to aid in moves management process
  • Ability to manage complex projects and work within short timelines
  • Must be a self-starter with strong time management/multi-tasking skills. Strong team player with collaborative approach

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send your resume to cmiller@xeleratellc.com.                            

 


Foundations Community Partnership Announces: FCP Conversations Online:  Bucks County Non-Profit Leaders

We’re delighted to announce the launch of “FCP Conversations Online” a new digital broadcast series!

Each Conversation Online features a non-profit leader in Bucks County. The purpose of the broadcast is to educate the community about today’s issues, local programs that are making a difference, and how anyone can be part of the solution.

Click on the “listen” to jump to our Youtube channel or view the latest interviews below! Once you’re there, be sure to click on “subscribe” so you won’t miss an episode!

http://www.fcpartnership.org/latest-news/fcp-conversations-online/


BOARD OF DIRECTOR POSITIONS/GROUPS/VOLUNTEER

 

Girls Empowered is a new nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering girls from elementary through high school by offering workshops and other special programs in the community on relevant topics for girls today.  We are now forming a board of directors and looking for a diverse group of women and men to serve.  Qualifications include: 1) Must be a minimum of 21 years of age, 2) Reside or work in Bucks County, PA, 3) Demonstrate a clear understanding of the mission of Girls Empowered and a desire to work towards this mission, 4) Demonstrate a clear understanding of the workings of a nonprofit organization, 5) Be able to commit to raising or donating a minimum of $500 to Girls Empowered annually, 6) Demonstrate a firm willingness to serve, and 7) Must not be holding a director position for another nonprofit organization.  Interested applicants should contact Dawn Haaz at dawn@girlsempowered.net.

 

 

Potential Inc., Do you know someone with autism? If you are someone who wants to see people with autism reach their full potential, our board might be right for you. Can you reply yes to two or more of the following descriptors? Then you might be right for our board.

                -Live within a 20 mile radius of Potential Inc.
                -Have knowledge of financial statements
                -Have expertise in either event planning or law
                -Have previous board experience
                -Have strong community connections
                -Are willing to speak on behalf of our organization and share our mission
                -Are a family member of a person with autism

 

Mission - Potential Inc. seeks to assist individuals with autism in reaching their educational, social, and emotional potential by focusing on applying and conducting scientific research. Potential, Inc. is dedicated to providing high quality direct services, consultation, community outreach, and education for families and professionals.

 

We are a small board and all board members serve on at least one committee. The time commitment is approximately 2 hours per month. We hold board meetings every other month and committee meetings are the month in between board meetings. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Interested parties may contact Kristine Quinby at kquinby@potentialinc.org or 215-579-0670.

 

Volunteer Executive Consultants (VEC), a program of RSVP of Montgomery County, is seeking business and academic professionals (both active and retired) to volunteer to provide management consulting to nonprofits throughout the Delaware Valley. Consultations are provided in the following areas: board development, business and strategic planning, grant writing, finance, fund raising, HR, IT, marketing, PR, social media, facilities planning, nonprofit start-up, etc. Typical projects last 3-12 months and require 10-20 hours a month of volunteer time. To get more information, please contact Ruth Cella, VEC Program Manager, at ruthc@rsvpmc.org.

Advocates for the Homeless & Those in Need (AHTN) is a 100% volunteer 501c(3) nonprofit looking for board members to meet a minimum of six times per year. We serve the Bucks County area, with most of its clients being served in Lower Bucks County. 

The mission of AHTN is to help the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless attain self-sufficiency by offering, with dignity and compassion, food, clothing, and resources for shelter, housing, employment, medical aid, and other services. We also provide opportunities for all God's children to be a part of this mission by using the gifts they have been given to help others.

For more information on the organization and the Board of Directors, please contact Penny Martin at:

advocates4homeless@gmail.com


Numerous nonprofits have indicated to us that they are in search of Board members with various backgrounds. If you have an interest in joining a Board, please let the Catalyst Center for Nonprofit Management know and we will help to match you up with a nonprofit whose mission you are interested in.

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