Assistant Director of Development: Community Partnership School

Posted August 9th, 2016 at 11:50 am.

School Overview

Founded in 2006, Community Partnership School is a Pre-K through 5th-grade independent elementary school located in North Central Philadelphia. Community Partnership School works tirelessly toward realizing its ambitious mission: to meet talent with opportunity by providing pre-kindergarten and elementary aged children from low-wealth, low-income backgrounds in North Philadelphia with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for lifelong success and strengthens the communities to which they belong.

Position Profile

Given our success to date, we are in a position to double the size of our school and broaden the scope of our impact. As the School enters its second decade we seek an experienced fundraiser with the know-how and drive to skillfully navigate the Philadelphia philanthropic community. The Assistant Director of Development will have primary responsibility for grant writing, stewardship, corporate and individual giving programs and assist with database management and outreach initiatives that increase the school’s visibility throughout the Philadelphia region and beyond.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited College or University, preferably in a non-profit management or related field.
A proven commitment to working with a diverse constituency in a multicultural setting
Strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work well with a wide range of people
3+ years of experience in a grant writing, corporate gift cultivation, relationship management/development in a non-profit, educational institution or related field.  Must be self-sufficient at database recording, navigation, and reporting.
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated organizational capacity, comfort working in a team environment, and self-motivation to set and exceed goals
Proficiency in Microsoft Office software and donor database software


This is a full-time salary position requiring a 40- hour work week.  Some evenings and weekends (for event execution) are required.
Salary is commensurate with experience
Full health and dental benefits provided along with two weeks paid vacation
Significant opportunities for professional growth

To Apply

Application:  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume, along with a writing sample, to Rebecca Cain at or regular mail to Community Partnership School, attn.: Rebecca Cain, 1936 N. Judson St. Philadelphia, PA 19121.

Education Level: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited College or University, preferably in a non-profit management or related field.
Filed under: Management Level by Margie DuBrow

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