Development Director: Tree House Books

Posted March 10th, 2016 at 1:49 pm.

Tree House Books, a literacy-based non-profit located in North Philadelphia, is looking to hire a Development Director. This position will start off as part-time, but will eventually expand to full-time.

Position Classification: Part-Time, 20 hours a week (with the possibility of being expanded to 40 hours a week)

Wage Classification: Salaried / Exempt

Current Salary (part-time): $12,500 for 35 weeks of work.

Start Date: April 1, 2016

The Development Director is responsible for writing grant proposals and reports, maintaining a grants calendar, and researching and prioritizing new foundation, organizational, corporate, and individual prospects, including national funders. S/he also provides support to the Executive Director and other staff to help with any giving campaigns and fundraising events throughout the year. This work is critical to Tree House’s ability to increase and diversify its contributed revenue streams in order to support planned growth and ambitious goals related to programs and capital projects.

Grantwriting — 70%
• Write grant proposals and reports.
• Compile and submit grant application packages.
• Research prospective foundations.
• Maintain grants calendar and meet deadlines for proposal and report submission.
• Work with colleagues to develop strong case for Tree House’s work.

Organizational, Corporate, and Individual Donor Cultivation — 15%
• Assist the Executive Director in securing funding from civic organizations.
• Assist the Executive Director in cultivating corporate sponsorships.
• Create direct mail and email campaigns to identify and retain individual donors.

Other Development Tasks — 15%
• Participate in organization-wide efforts to plan and implement annual fundraising event.
• Enter donor information into our Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) system.
• Create donor receipt letters.

Years & type of experience
• 3 years experience in Development for a non-profit organization.

Baseline Knowledge & Skills
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
• Experience in fundraising research strategies, including tools at the Regional Foundation Center.
• Knowledge of local philanthropic foundations.
• Knowledge of national philanthropic foundations.
• Excellent verbal, and written communication skills.

• Love to write and tell stories; produce clear, compelling narratives quickly and confidently.
• Demonstrate strong research, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
• Prioritize and handle simultaneous projects calmly.
• Meet deadlines.
• Pay close attention to detail and catch typographical errors.
• Work independently and take initiative on new projects.
• Value and maintain confidentiality.
• Work well in a collaborative environment.
• Be able to climb stairs and lift 25 pounds.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the job responsibilities, duties, skill, or working conditions. In addition, this document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” relationship.

How to Apply

Anyone that is interested in applying should send their resume and a one page essay on an African-American from North Philadelphia that they admire (they should refrain from writing about athletes or entertainers) to

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