Director of Fundraising: Literacy Access Fund

Posted April 25th, 2019 at 11:09 am.

Are you looking to work for a small start-up where you can make a difference within the organization and in the lives of millions of children? Are you interested in raising money to support educational products that help children to learn?

Literacy Access Fund™ is hiring an experienced, innovative, entrepreneurial and outgoing individual with a proven track record of fund raising and building partnerships with businesses to secure contributions for a newly formed 501(c)(3) organization. Literacy Access Fund™ was created to support literacy and early childhood education by providing financial support to libraries and other community-based organizations so they are able to purchase quality educational resources.


The Director of Fundraising will be responsible for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to grow a $1M budget in year one, through the solicitation of major gifts, grants, special events, and other support. In the next few years, as Literacy Access Fund™ continues to grow, the Director of Fundraising will be responsible for managing larger campaigns which are likely to range from $3-5M. Candidates must possess a professional and resourceful demeanor; the ability to work independently and as a team player; to take initiative; and, to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously. Candidates must have successful fundraising experience.

The Director of Fundraising reports to the Chair, Director and President of Literacy Access Fund™. This opportunity is a full time position. Preference will be given to candidates who reside in the Philadelphia area.

Core Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute Literacy Access Fund’s annual fundraising plan.
  • Develop and track proposals and reports for all fundraising.
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations.
  • Manage and oversee data entry and gift processing.
  • Develop a strong relationship with corporate clients to nurture and grow prospects to literacy resources for non-profit organizations, recurring revenue opportunities and event sponsorships.
  • Prepare and submit fund development pipeline reports and partnership tracking reports to management.
  • Lead the development of appeals, newsletters, success stories, promotional videos, and other fund and partnership development collateral.
  • Develop a quarterly report for corporate fundraisers to keep them informed on the value of their funding and to ensure recurring funding opportunities.
  • Work closely with the sales team to identify opportunities for sources and recipients of funding.
  • Oversee organization of special events.
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to be a self-starter.


  • Bachelor’s degree with master’s in business, nonprofit management, public administration preferred.
  • 5+ years of fundraising experience in nonprofit management, fundraising and major gifts development.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with high-net worth donors, corporate sponsors and foundations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills required – the ability to gracefully handle rejection and bounce back assuring goals are met.
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills required; ability to cold call, grow local contacts and build and nurture effective business relationships.
  • Detail oriented, adaptable, organized and demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple projects and tasks.
  • Understand the importance of early childhood education and experience in the field of fundraising in education is a plus.
  • Must be able and willing to travel throughout assigned geographic area and to work flexible hours (evenings, mornings and weekends as necessary).
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office and CRM tools necessary

About Literacy Access Fund

Literacy Access Fund™, is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, dedicated to providing financial support to community-based 501(c)(3) organizations. Our mission is to make literacy a possibility for every child, in every community. We help organizations of all kinds purchase educational resources to support education and/or literacy programs for children ages 2-12. Literacy Access Fund™ is based just south of Philadelphia in Chester, PA. We are located along the Delaware River waterfront in a historic, renovated electrical power plant that is now a full-service office building. Amenities include free secure parking, on-site cafeteria, and free gym access for all employees.


Salary & Benefits

We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive compensation and benefits package including paid…

How To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume or CV, cover letter, and salary requirements to sorgid@literacyaccessfund.orgPlease do not apply…

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