Development and Stewardship Manager: Green Building United

Green Building United (GBU) is seeking a Development and Stewardship Manager to build on our 20-year history of leading the sustainable building and climate resilience movement in the greater Philadelphia region, including the Lehigh Valley and State of Delaware.

Organization Overview

Formed in 2001, GBU’s mission is to foster transformative impact in our communities through green building education and advocacy. GBU is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with more than 600 members, and work areas divided among education, policy and advocacy, and strategic initiatives. GBU is funded through an even mix of memberships and corporate partnerships, major events, grants, and contracts. GBU is governed by a 20+ person Board of Directors and has five full-time and two part-time staff. GBU’s staff works collaboratively and engages frequently with the Board and other volunteers.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

GBU is committed to improving diversity and inclusion across the organization, including at the staff level, and strives to center equity and racial justice in our work. GBU can only realize its mission and goals effectively by achieving greater diversity – whether of race, gender, sexual orientation, or ability – among the stakeholders who inform and engage with our work. GBU crosses different professional disciplines, many of which are not diverse, but we are committed to being a resource within this community, continuing our anti-racism work.

Position Summary

The Development and Stewardship Manager will be responsible for creating and executing fundraising strategies across all of GBU’s revenue streams: corporate and event sponsorships, foundation and government grants, and individual giving. They will work closely with the executive director and collaboratively with the Board of Directors to achieve GBU’s organizational goals, as laid out in the 2019-2021 Strategic Plan, with a focus on maintaining and growing relationships and diversifying revenue streams. The Development and Stewardship Manager is responsible for creating and managing a comprehensive development plan to guide all annual fundraising activities.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manage relationships with 60+ organization-level supporters (known as Sustaining Partners)
  • Research and track grant opportunities and coordinate resources to meet application deadlines
  • Lead planning and logistics for individual giving and major events, with staff and Board support
  • Develop and share narrative of organization’s work
  • Create and maintain communications strategies in collaboration with GBU staff


Ideal candidates for this position will share a commitment to sustainability and green building practices and will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to GBU, including:

  • Postsecondary degree and 5-10 years of experience in development or a related field
  • Experience in nonprofit fundraising (funders, sponsors, individual giving) with demonstrated success
  • Deep knowledge of grant writing, administration, and funder relations
  • Experience with fundraising research tools and prospect/grant research
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office Suite products
  • Experience with, or ability to learn, Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with database management
  • Preferred: Familiarity with sustainability and climate policy, as well as sustainable building certification programs such as LEED, Living Building Challenge, and Passive House

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Creativity and enthusiasm
  • Strong attention to detail and deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with staff, Board, and other volunteer stakeholders
  • Excellent problem solver
  • Excitement for GBU’s mission
  • Preferred: Experience with CiviCRM, website management, e-newsletters, social media

GBU’s office is in Center City Philadelphia. GBU staff are working remotely for the time being, but generally work in-person in the main office. GBU promotes a healthy work-life balance by maintaining flexible schedules for all staff. Ability to work outside of regular business hours for events, and for occasional day travel to areas throughout our region, including the Lehigh Valley and State of Delaware, is required (personal car not required). Residency in the region, or ability to commute, is required when in-person work resumes.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time position that offers competitive compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience, and excellent benefits including: health, dental, and vision, a 401k plan, commuter benefits, and access to a flexible spending account to pay for medical and dependent care expenses pre-tax. In addition, GBU offers four weeks of paid time off and paid professional development opportunities.

Email your resume and cover letter to with the subject line “Development and Stewardship Manager.” Applications will be considered until position is filled.

Green Building United is an equal opportunity employer.

GSI Partners Manager: The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia

About SBN’s Green Stormwater Infrastructure Partners

A core part of SBN’s strategy to build a just, green, and thriving economy in the region, our Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Partners are advancing Greater Philadelphia’s GSI industry and innovation.  Participating members include engineering and landscape architecture firms; landscape contracting firms; and material suppliers whose services and products pertain to GSI.  Many are recognized as experts locally, regionally, and nationally.

Position Description and Qualifications:

The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN) is seeking a Manager of our GSI Partners initiative to lead the implementation of all program activities, increase and diversify membership, steward relationships with members and other key industry stakeholders, and advance identified industry priorities.

Our ideal candidate is a mature self-starter, with a proven passion for and subject matter expertise in green stormwater infrastructure; proven capabilities in cultivating and maintaining strong, long-term relationships with business and government stakeholders; a track record of moving established priority issues forward while remaining adaptable; an aptitude for recognizing opportunities and translating ideas into action; and a demonstrated record of taking a cooperative and collaborative approach to their work.

Our ideal candidate also has a propensity for data and research and a knack for synthesizing information to identify themes and focus on the essence of an issue.

Major Responsibilities:

SBN’s GSI Partners Manager will be responsible for the following, and other related duties as needed:

  • Lead the implementation and evaluation of current and future GSI Partners activities
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with businesses in the local GSI industry; developers and property owners; the Philadelphia Water Department; and other relevant local and regional stakeholders regarding programmatic activities and to advance advocacy goals
  • Regularly engage members and other stakeholders to share knowledge and best practices, explore business opportunities, and discuss strategies to grow the region’s GSI industry and innovation
  • Represent SBN on relevant external committees and advisory groups
  • Track relevant research and reports; identify trends and potential opportunities and challenges
  • Prepare written materials that help advance SBN’s advocacy agenda as it relates to GSI
  • Maintain department budget
Additional Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated commitment to SBN’s values and mission
  • Experience working with the business community
  • Degree in relevant field preferred
  • At least 7-9 years relevant experience preferred
  • Ability to be flexible with morning and evening hours as needed
  • Ability to attend off-site functions (when in-person gatherings can resume)
  • Familiarity with Neon or similar CRM preferred


This is a full-time position.  SBN offers a competitive benefits package with medical, vision, and dental coverage options, as well as generous paid time off.  Salary is in the mid-upper $50s commensurate with experience.

To apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and brief relevant writing sample as a single .pdf to, with the subject line “SBN GSI Partners Manager: Last name, First name”

SBN embraces the diversity of our region’s assets, perspectives, and voices. We believe that the broadest possible participation of different races, genders, and other identities is vital to SBN’s continued relevance and our ability to best serve our mission.  As such, we strongly encourage people of color, women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and other identities to apply for this and all open positions.

EOE:  SBN is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  SBN’s non-discrimination policy can be found here.

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Program Officer: Phoenixville Community Health Foundation

The Phoenixville Community Health Foundation ( seeks a self-starter to become its Program Officer. The Foundation aims to improve the health and quality of life for people in the greater Phoenixville region by increasing access to quality healthcare services and promoting healthy communities through grantmaking and collaboration with health, civic, business, and community partners. As a member of a three-person staff, the Program Officer will 1) work collaboratively with the President & CEO and the Board of Directors on the Foundation’s grantmaking, 2) lead its capacity building and other programs, and 3) spearhead its communication efforts. This full-time position reports to the President & CEO.

Key Responsibilities


  • Administers, in collaboration with President & CEO, the Foundation’s annual grant cycle including reviewing grant applications, conducting due diligence, writing recommendations for the Board of Directors, monitoring progress of grants, conducting site visits, and reviewing grant reports
  • Responds to inquiries and requests for feedback, prepares and sends grant award letters, grant agreements, and other related correspondence
  • Manages and administers mini grants and Youth & Philanthropy program
  • Manages the online grants portal, including creating grant application and review forms and working collaboratively with Director of Finance and Operations on reporting
  • Stays up to date on philanthropic and nonprofit trends


  • Directs scholarship programs and Champions of the Community awards, including soliciting applications, recruiting selection committee, facilitating the decision-making process, and corresponding with stakeholders and nominees
  • Conducts research with wide variety of stakeholders to identify potential capacity building needs of the regional nonprofit community
  • Works with President & CEO and Board of Directors to develop, launch, and manage capacity building workshops, seminars, webinars, and other programs

Community Relations

  • Plans and manages periodic events and convenings
  • Represents Foundation at community meetings and events locally and regionally which may include some evenings and weekends


  • Develops and executes the Foundation’s communications strategy
  • Creates and disseminates content via the website, social media, newsletter, and other platforms, consistent with the Foundation’s voice and brand
  • Works with vendor to ensure website is updated frequently with dynamic content
  • Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of user engagement on Foundation’s website and social media platforms and makes recommendations for improvement
  • Stays up to date on social media best practices and trends and identifies new communications channels and opportunities

Qualifications and Attributes

  • Bachelor’s degree or 5-10 years of equivalent and relevant work experience
  • Knowledge of nonprofits, health and human service field, and greater Phoenixville area
  • Previous grantmaking experience a plus, but not required
  • Able to build trusting relationships with racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse communities; community organizing experience a plus
  • Good communication skills including listening, conducting presentations, and excellent writing skills; experience managing multiple social media platforms
  • Proven track record of taking a project from idea stage through execution
  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational and time management skills
  • Creative and critical thinking skills and a sense of curiosity
  • Willingness to ask difficult questions and challenge assumptions
  • Able to have difficult conversations with tact and diplomacy
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to complete multiple projects on deadline and maintain a sense of humor
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office products; experience with Foundant or other grantmaking software experience a plus
  • Sound judgement, a strong ethical core, and able to maintain confidentiality

The salary for this position ranges from $65,000 – $75,000, depending upon experience. The Foundation offers a comprehensive benefit plan that includes health, dental, and vision care; retirement plan with an opportunity for matching contributions; and holidays and paid time off. Our Foundation is committed to the growth and development of our employees in a highly collaborative, creative, and high-performing work environment.

To Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Phone interviews will be conducted with those applicants under further consideration. A writing sample may be requested. All applicants will be notified of their status.

The Phoenixville Community Health Foundation is committed to the principle and philosophy of equal opportunity for all regardless of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status, age, veteran or military status, familial status, disability, and any other characteristic protected by law. People of color and those with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Vice President of External Relations & Development: African American Museum in Philadelphia

Position Summary:

Vice President of External Relations and Development, providing strategic and operational leadership for its philanthropic initiatives. The Vice President of External Relations and Development will join the Museum’s Executive Team at an exciting time, as the Museum is poised to undertake an ambitious capital campaign and execute a new strategic plan. The Museum plans to diversify its revenue sources through the engagement of individuals and by increasing support from major foundations and corporate partners. The key to the Museum’s success will be heightening its public image and broadening its circle of support. The successful candidate will have a full commitment to the Museum’s mission, the growth of its resources through support from diverse sources, the management of capital campaigns, and the strategic advancement of its brand.  The candidate must be a dynamic self-starter with the ability to provide leadership support the realization of the Museum’s long-term development vision.

The Vice President will partner with the President & CEO and Board of Directors and will work closely with other members of the Executive Team to increase philanthropic support and sustain it at a level that will enable the Museum to continue to achieve its mission and vision. Reporting directly to the President & CEO, the Vice President of External Relations and Development will provide leadership and strategic oversight for the Museum’s comprehensive fund development program to continue to build annual support and to ensure the success of its campaigns as well as cultivate, solicit, and steward transformational gifts to further secure the Museum’s future.

The Vice President is responsible for leading the Museum’s annual, capital, and endowment fund development efforts to secure financial and in-kind support from key donors and prospects at the local, regional, and national levels. The incumbent will have oversight responsibility of the fund development function and will provide leadership in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of high-end major individual, corporate, and foundation gifts.

Collaborating closely with the President & CEO, the Vice President will implement a comprehensive and multifaceted donor-communication and stewardship strategy ensuring donor satisfaction. The Vice President will lead the Museum-wide commitment to fully utilize technology and software systems to increase and monitor fundraising opportunities. The Vice President will work closely with the President & CEO to forecast the Museum’s potential development revenue capabilities and project strategic long-range fund development plans and specific strategies to successfully secure these resources. S/he will have strong working relationships with the Board of Directors and Executive Team colleagues.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Spends approximately 60% of time cultivating high-end individual, corporate, and foundation donors and prospects; manages a portfolio of prospects and donors, with primary responsibility for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding these relationships using a high level of visibility.
  • Creates, implements, and refines a Museum-wide action plan for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major donors and prospects that allows the Museum to actively achieve the strategic initiatives set forth in annual, capital, and endowment campaigns, along with any informal campaign plans.
  • Effectively staffs the President & CEO in his role as chief fundraiser for the Museum, matching the President & CEO with the Museum’s top donors and prospects in an appropriate strategy for engaging these donors and prospects in the Museum’s mission and vision.
  • Provides strong leadership to the Development Coordinator, Grant Manager/ Special Projects Coordinator and other development staff and volunteers, ensuring that individual responsibilities are well-defined and communicated while also encouraging a team environment. Identifies and mentors key Museum staff as development resources in presenting their areas of expertise to donors. As needed, identifies underperforming members of the Development Team staff and designs corrective strategies including corrective action plans, exit strategies, and terminations.
  • In collaboration with the President & CEO, works closely with the Board of Directors, Executive Team, and Campaign leadership to identify funding priorities in order to plan and implement comprehensive campaign strategies and accomplish team goals.  Establishes a communications plan to keep the Executive Team and Board of Directors current on fundraising strategies, activity, and results.
  • Creates, implements, and refines audience development plans for acquiring, renewing, and upgrading donors, members and prospects with and through the Museum’s software.
  • Oversees special events and cultivation activities to raise funds, engage donors and partners, and build the Museum’s image.
  • Oversees the development of a comprehensive portfolio of communication materials for donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship support.
  • Conducts business-related travel as needed.

Candidate Profile:

The Vice President of External Relations and Development will be a bold thinker and a strategic, yet “hands-on” executor, who will establish and lead a best-in-class development program. S/he will be results-oriented with exceptional strengths in communication and relationship-building. S/he will have earned a reputation for effectiveness in partnering with a CEO and Senior Executive Team and will be able to guide and lead others. The Vice President of External Relations and Development will have significant and proven leadership and management experience in a complex organization with multiple internal and external constituencies.

The ideal candidate will have the following personal competencies and characteristics:

Expertise in Development: The Vice President of External Relations and Development will be an experienced leader in the field of development with a measurable track record of success. S/he will have demonstrated expertise in the cultivation, solicitation, and closing of high-end gifts tied to a multi-year fundraising strategy, with a particular focus on capital campaigns. To succeed with her/his responsibilities, s/he will flourish in a diverse and high-achieving environment and will be energized by the prospect of leading the Development Team, designing and implementing processes, and integrating best practices. S/he will have strong data and analysis orientation and a proven ability to use metrics to drive development decisions and achieve strategic objectives.

Relationship-building and Communication: The Vice President of External Relations and Development will be skilled at building and sustaining excellent relationships at multiple levels and with varied constituencies including individuals, Board of Directors, members, administrative colleagues, donors, and volunteers. S/he will be a confident and articulate communicator with the ability to work fluidly across all levels. The Vice President of External Relations and Development will have an inspirational approach to building collaboration and buy-in and generating support from stakeholders. S/he will be a charismatic, high-energy leader who can talk with anyone and successfully convey the Museum’s objectives to express the mission and fund-raising goals with clarity, passion, and persuasion. As a proactive communicator, s/he will engage with the President & CEO, Board of Directors, and the Executive Team regularly for collaborative planning and implementation.

Executing for Results: This leader will be skilled at building the Museum’s reputation for high performance and accountability for results. S/he will be committed to development leadership with a broad knowledge of institutional advancement, major gift identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. S/he will utilize proven management strategies and best practices to build the Museum’s Development Department, manage its staff members, measure results and report outcomes.

Brand Development: The Vice President of External Relations and Development will help the Museum build its brand and reach through the development of collateral materials, special events, and cultivation activities.

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities Required:

A bachelor’s degree in fund development, business, education or related field is required. The Vice President of Development will have at least eight years of fundraising/advancement experience.  Management experience is preferred.

Physical Requirements And Working Conditions:

Must be able to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time operating a computer and other office productivity devices such as a calculator, telephone, and copy machine. Must be able to adapt to high pace environments occasionally moving/lifting lightweight equipment and other work-related objects up to 25lbs. May have to work late nights, weekends and in outdoor weather.

Expected hours: 37.5 per week

Education Level:
A bachelor’s degree in fund development, business, education or related field is required. The Vice President of Development will have at least eight years of fundraising/advancement experience.  Management experience is preferred.
To Apply

Please send your resume, references and cover letter to

Grants & Development Services Manager: African American Museum in Philadelphia

Position Summary:

African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) seeks a creative, strategic, well-organized and enthusiastic development professional to support the Museum’s Development Department as Grants & Development Services Manager.  The position is responsible for the management of the Museum’s grants processes and also oversees various development services, including  gift processing, benefit fulfillment and prospect research as carried out by Development Department staff.

The position is charged with aggressively identifying funding opportunities and generating awards; researching and writing successful grant proposals; working collaboratively with other AAMP staff to identify fundable programming; and assisting the stewardship of AAMP’s relationships with all sources of corporate, foundation, and governmental funding. Coordinate the development of grant proposals across Museum departments and support the development of concepts for funding proposals which align with the strategic priorities of the organization.  Ensure the timely fulfillment of all grant award reporting requirements.

The position is also responsible for directly managing Development Department staff and overseeing the workflow of the Development Department, including processing, tracking and benefit fulfillment related to memberships, individual giving, and gala sponsorships; gift processing and ensuring that all gifts are processed in a timely fashion; checking all gift and membership batches for accuracy; and managing CEO requests for prospect research assignments.  Provides direct feedback to each subordinate, and handles all subordinates’ behavioral and work performance issues with support from Human Resources if necessary.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Stewarding foundation and corporate relationships through ongoing communications
  • Writing proposals, preparing applications and gathering supporting documents
  • Maintaining and implementing a calendar of funding activities including due dates and impact report timelines
  • Researching and identifying new government, corporate, foundations and private funding prospects
  • Identifying funding opportunities and new program areas to match client’s priorities, using relevant research tools
  • Communicating with appropriate funding staff prior to submission of proposals
  • Writing and ensuring the timely submission of final reports

Development Services

  • Supporting Development Department staff by providing oversight, managing workflow, reviewing outputs and assisting staff members in the timely fulfillment of goals
  • Monitoring the accuracy and timely acknowledgment of sponsors, donors and members, and the fulfillment of appropriate benefits
  • Ensuring the consistent and appropriate use of software and program systems
  • Coordinating the reporting of Development Department outcomes
  • Assisting the Human Resources Department in hiring, evaluating, and, when necessary, terminating Development Department personnel

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities Required:

Education/ Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum five to seven years’ experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Excellent written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals
  • Solid computer skills; knowledge of constituent management and donor management systems; Blackbaud products highly desirable
  • Excellent editing skills and attention to detail
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies including proposal writing and donor stewardship
  • Strong knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research
  • Strong knowledge of interpreting and analyzing diverse data
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Experience and skills in the use of basic software including MS Word, PowerPoint, Publishers, etc.
  • Ability to train, direct, manage, evaluate, and motivate staff and volunteers
  • Ability to work in non-profit environment; demonstrate flexibility in meeting shifting demands and priorities
  • Handle a large variety of complex tasks and prioritizing workflow in a fast paced office environment
  • Ability to establish and manage effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, and members of the public; exercise tact and diplomacy at all times; demonstrate an understanding of protocol and sensitivity to cultural diversity issues
  • Ability to occasionally work evenings, weekends, holidays and special event hours, as necessary

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Must be able to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time operating a computer and other office productivity devices such as a calculator, telephone, and copy machine. Must be able to adapt to high pace environments occasionally moving/lifting lightweight equipment and other work-related objects up to 25lbs. May have to work late nights, and weekends.

Expected hours: 37.5 per week

Education Level:
Bachelor’s Degree
To Apply

Please send your resume, references and cover letter to 

Visitor Services Manager: African American Museum in Philadelphia

The Visitor Services Manager oversees all administrative, managerial, and budgetary aspects of the Visitor Services Department. This includes the strategic planning and execution of visitor services goals and advertising strategies. He/She serves as an Ambassador for the Museum and is responsible for the overall management of customer service as well as directly facilitating a safe, educational and beneficial visitor experience for all Museum guests. The Visitor Services Manager will be expected to proactively propose new ideas that will improve and enhance the visitor experience as well as increase revenue. The Visitor Services Manager reports to the VP of Finance & Administration and is part of the Senior Management team.


  • Develop and manage admission strategies, including packages, partner discounts, advertising, and trade shows
  • Work with Finance and Administration Departments to oversee Museum facilities and ensure that hardware is functional and ready for visitor services staff and the public’s use
  • Organize and administer the overall operations of the Visitor Services Department with a focus on customer service, organization, and efficiency, ensuring visitors are attended to professionally and promptly
  • Schedule, train, and manage Visitor Services personnel, ensuring adherence to admission procedures as well as ensuring that communication and information are current and accurate
  • Work with Development Department to develop and manage the advertising and outreach strategies for individuals, members, school/groups and corporate partners that include online communication and electronic/direct mail
  • Coordinate with the Educational Programming Manager as school/group tours are scheduled to ensure the quality of visitors’ experience and safety during school/group tour visits
  • Manage Group Sales ensuring the timely input and processing of group tour reservations as well as the coordination of contracts and invoicing, and prompt and accurate payment processing
  • Collaborate with the Development Department to manage the organization and administration of the Visitor Services volunteer program.
  • Assist any special interest groups, in order to provide a unique on-site experience for a select number of visitors.
  • Serve as an advocate for visitors while simultaneously promoting the welfare of the Museum; communicating with a variety of visitors with diverse interests and abilities to ensure a positive Museum experience;
  • Manage and resolve visitor concerns and complaints to their satisfaction and the Museum’s


  • Develop and manage facility rental strategies, including packages, member discounts, advertising, and trade shows
  • Work with the VP of Finance & Administration to review and update facility rental rates ensuring they align with the Museum’s business model and current museum industry standards
  • Work with Development Department to develop and manage advertising and outreach strategies for corporate partners, donors, and members that include online communications and electronic/direct mail
  • Work with clients to negotiate rates related to facility rentals
  • Plan and orchestrate the logistics and set-up for facility rentals
  • Implement follow-up as needed, including invoicing, “thank you” letters, etc.
  • Cultivate and build upon existing relationships and contracts with caterers and other vendors
  • Work with the Security & Maintenance Departments to ensure adequate staffing of rentals, education and public programs, and special events during evenings, weekends, and holidays as necessary


  • Develop and manage gift shop strategies, including identifying appropriate merchandise, member discounts, advertising, and trade shows
  • Work with Development Department to develop and manage advertising and outreach strategies for the gift shop that include online communication and electronic/direct mail
  • Work with necessary departments to identify merchandise relevant to the Museum’s mission, exhibitions, related programming and events, and visitor demand
  • Conduct regular inventory for the Museum gift shop
  • Perform monthly merchandise reconciliation with the Finance Department
  • Train and oversee staff in sales and merchandising


  • Manage and distribute a weekly schedule of tours and special events
  • Manage the Museum’s Point-of-Sales (POS) system with visitor, facility usage, and museum store statistics
  • Maintain and generate daily/weekly/monthly visitor reports for the Finance Office including details such as visitor attendance records, demographic information, survey results, etc.
  • Generate, analyze and reconcile statistical reports on a monthly basis with the Finance Office


  • Assist the VP of Finance & Administration as necessary to ensure the fulfillment of department and division goals, including special events and other special projects when needed
  • Act as the Museum’s representative at meetings associated with hospitality and tourism networking functions to promote the Museum in the tourism market
  • Prepare monthly Committee/Executive-level reports, presentations, and/or agendas on budgeting, system performance, proposed improvements, and any necessary further analysis as needed
  • Participate in board committee activities such as attending meetings and providing administrative support when needed
  • Manage the implementation and enforcement of Museum standards
  • Develop and manage an annual budget for the Visitor Services Department
  • Assist the VP of Finance & Administration in developing, implementing and managing policies and procedures for the Visitor Services Department and Museum’s POS system
  • Assist the Human Resources Department in hiring, evaluating, and terminating Visitor Services personnel
  • Work with the Security & Maintenance Manager to implement and conduct periodic reviews of all security and emergency procedures
  • Assist the Security & Maintenance Manager in developing, implementing and managing American Alliance of Museums (AAM) standards for the Museum Emergency Handbook, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, way signage, and identification badges for all staff, volunteers, and business office visitors
  • Perform other duties as needed and as assigned

Education/ Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required with course work in business or arts administration
  • Minimum five to seven years’ experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Solid computer skills; knowledge of constituent management and point-of-sale systems; Blackbaud products highly desirable
  • Knowledge of customer service principles, practices, and procedures; arts and/or leisure audiences preferred
  • Knowledge of financial record-keeping practices and procedures; ability to type numeric entries using ten key and make basics calculation accurately; excellent business math skills
  • Ability to develop, implement and manage effective initiatives and strategies to ensure consistent excellent customer service in all areas of the public Museum
  • Ability to train, direct, manage, evaluate, and motivate staff and volunteers
  • Ability to work in non-profit environment; adhere to deadlines; demonstrate flexibility in meeting shifting demands and priorities
  • Handle a large variety of complex tasks and prioritizing workflow in a fast-paced office environment
  • Ability to establish and manage effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, and members of the public; exercise tact and diplomacy at all times; demonstrate an understanding of protocol and sensitivity to cultural diversity issues
  • Ability to regularly work evenings, weekends, holidays and special event hours

Must be able to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time operating a computer and other offices productivity devices such as a calculator, telephone, and copy machine. Must be able to adapt to high pace environments occasionally moving/lifting lightweight equipment and other work-related objects up to 25lbs. May have to work late nights, weekends and in outdoor weather.

Expected hours: 37.5 per week

Education Level:
Bachelor’s Degree required with course work in business or arts administration; Minimum five to seven years’ experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
To Apply

Please send your resume, references and cover letter to

Director of Advancement: Delaware Art Museum

The Delaware Art Museum is seeking a full-time Director of Advancement to focus on individual giving, as well as oversee the Museum’s grants. This position will work under the direction of the Executive Director and will serve as a member of the leadership team.
Under the leadership of our Board of Trustees, the Delaware Art Museum is implementing a comprehensive approach to community and civic engagement. This exciting new strategic direction requires that we increase our value and relevance to all audiences through a variety of initiatives, including substantial community partnerships; the Museum’s Performance Series, which ranges from concerts to cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary artists committed to social justice; and our commitment to a wide array of educational offerings.  The Director of Advancement is a critical contributor to the realization of the new direction.

Annual and Special Gifts Management (70%) – Utilize moves management to engage existing supporters and develop deep, meaningful relationships to increase annual giving. Work towards ambitious annual fundraising goal of $400,000. This includes: coordinating donor strategies with Executive Director, managing a portfolio of approximately 80-100 donors and prospects, developing and implementing outreach strategies to attract new donors, strategically executing proposal plans, and using the Museum’s Altru system to update donor profiles and identify gift capacity. This role collaborates heavily with Museum staff and board members to address fundraising needs. Fundraising priorities include unrestricted annual gifts, project-specific gifts, and legacy gifts. This position will also help craft messaging and tactics for the Museum’s semi-annual Annual Fund appeal campaigns, and devise strategies to move donors into higher giving categories.
Administrative (20%) –Work with the leadership team on a variety of Museum-wide projects and oversee the Board Development Committee to build and maintain an active donor pipeline drawing from Delaware Art Museum Members, volunteers, and Annual Fund donors. This position will also work with the Executive Director and Trustees to create and manage a corporate advisory committee in the near future.
Grants Oversight (10%) – Supervise the Museum’s Grants Manager. Assist with strategy and prioritization. Provide guidance for meetings with donors and feedback on grant narratives.

Required Qualifications
•    Proven experience in major individual gift fundraising, preferably in the visual arts, and in cultivating and soliciting prospects capable of five- to seven-figure gifts.

Candidates should have proven success in soliciting gifts at the $25,000 level and above with the ability to meet and exceed fundraising goals
•    Proven experience managing grants, especially foundation and federal grants
•    Knowledge and deep understanding of the principles of development and all aspects of the major gift/fundraising cycle
•    Some knowledge of tax laws and regulations related to charitable giving and estates
•    Knowledge about planned giving techniques preferred
•    Knowledge of Microsoft Office and internal donor software; Altru preferred
•    Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with a diverse audience in a friendly and professional manner while demonstrating diplomacy, tact, and poise
•    Ability to articulate the Museum’s case for support effectively to secure donor commitments
•    Superb writing and editing skills
•    Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently especially in initiating contacts and following up with prospective donors
•    Ability to travel up to 20%  (Must be able to travel throughout the local area and occasionally to other parts of the country – When COVID travel restrictions are lifted)
•    Attention to detail and accuracy; commitment to flawless execution of detailed plans
•    Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage concurrent projects
•    Ability to work some evenings and weekends as necessary with flexible scheduling
•    Knowledge of greater Wilmington a plus
•    Knowledge or art history and/or a background in the arts or cultural organizations a plus
•    Commitment to values and mission of the Delaware Art Museum.
•    A collegial attitude and sense of humor

•    Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
•    5-7 years’ experience in major gifts fundraising; Experience with cultural institutions preferred
We invite you to apply.

About the Museum
For over 100 years, the Museum has served as a primary arts and cultural institution in Delaware. It is alive with experiences, discoveries, and activities to connect people with art and with each other. Originally created in 1912 to honor the renowned illustrator and Wilmington-native, Howard Pyle, the Museum’s collection has grown to over 12,000 works of art in our building and sculpture garden. Also recognized for British Pre-Raphaelite art, the Museum is home to the largest and most important Pre-Raphaelite collection outside of the United Kingdom and a growing collection of significant contemporary art.

Education Level:
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary expectations to  To learn more about the Delaware Art Museum, please visit our website at

The Delaware Art Museum is committed to inclusivity and encourage qualified candidates from all cultures and communities to apply. Delaware Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

Major Gifts Officer/Development Director: Independence Seaport Museum

HoursFull Time; occasional weekend and evening hours required. At this time Museum staff is working remotely.

Compensation: Exempt position; competitive salary, excellent benefits; commensurate with experience

Reports to: President & CEO

Description: An ambitious, outward facing, strategic thinker interested in building a Major Gifts program from the ground up. Reporting to the President & CEO, the Major Gifts Officer will lead Development colleagues, collaborating with Museum Leadership and Programming Directors, to raise funds for programmatic, operational, endowment, and capital priorities. This new position will be a key member of the ISM Development team, helping to build a major gift program as part of a long-term strategic plan to create enhanced fiscal sustainability for the institution.


  • Five to seven years of progressive Major Gifts and/or Development experience.
  • Proven track record of success in initiating contact with prospective donors as well as participating in individual cultivation and solicitation for fundraising campaigns.
  • An approach to management that brings out the best in colleagues and yields pride, ownership and a sense of team effort.
  • Successful candidates will have the ability to articulate the priorities and programs of the Museum, and identify and understand the philanthropic interests of donors.
  • A genuine passion and energy for contributing to the growth and evolution of the Independence Seaport Museum; the ability to work effectively with a broad range of constituents, providing strong support, inspiring them to action, and making their experiences rewarding.
  • Superlative interpersonal communication skills with a demonstrated ability to work well with people at all levels of an organization, across a diverse range of education and social backgrounds, and to demonstrate an honest respect for each individual.
  • The capacity to understand and translate technical and programmatic information for all audiences; clarity, crispness, and effectiveness in written and oral presentation.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required.
  • Proficiency in Windows, Raiser’s Edge (or similar software) and Excel is preferred.

Essential Duties:

  • Develop a strategy that will enable ISM to enhance alliances with current donors while launching a systematic initiative to identify and target new bases of support including individuals, corporations and foundations capable of making major gifts in the $50,000 to $1,000,000 + range.
  • Identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit a portfolio of 100+ prospects and donors from within a larger group of current donors and by identifying new prospects.
  • Integrate ISM leadership, programmatic units and volunteers in this strategic framework, providing advice and support to the partnership.
  • Move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure, making face to face solicitations and involving additional staff and volunteers when needed.
  • Develop and implement a strategy to commence and market a planned gift program.
  • Work with the President& CEO to set and meet metrics, including goals for meetings, proposals submitted, gifts secured, Leadership Annual Giving gifts secured, and identification visits with prospects.
  • Collaborate with Leadership, Development, and Museum staff to ensure that annual operating support gifts are part of a holistic philanthropic approach with donors.

The Independence Seaport Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity, inclusion, and equity as matters of fairness and effectiveness. We are committed to hiring and retaining a staff that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve, fostering an inclusive working environment where staff of all backgrounds feel welcomed and engaged in our mission. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

To apply:

Send a brief cover letter and your resume in an e-mail to Tim McGrath, at Recent writing sample of a funded grant application required; confidential and/or identifying information should be removed. No phone calls.

Independence Seaport Museum deepens the appreciation, understanding and experience of the Philadelphia region’s waterways through history, science, art and community.  For more information, please visit   We are located on Penn’s Landing at 211 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106. The Museum is easily accessible by public transportation and nearby parking.

Associate Director of Communications: PA Horticultural Society

The Associate Director reports to the VP of Marketing & Communications and is responsible for building affinity for PHS’s work through strategic communications. This position oversees implementation of the multi-channel communications plan and is the primary driver of PHS’s media relations efforts. Successful candidates will have the ability to work as part of a cross-functional team with multiple internal and external constituents to execute plans and ensure the effective communication of PHS’s work to a national audience. Critical success factors will include cultivation of key media contacts, the ability to raise and sustain the level of awareness and engagement among target audiences and provide a skilled approach to conveying PHS’s impact.


  • Works with Vice President of Marketing & Communications and Chief Marketing Officer to develop and implement the strategic communications plan
  • Develops and implements detailed work plans
  • Serves as organizational spokesperson
  • Identifies and prepares subject matter experts as spokespersons
  • Identifies and secures speaking opportunities for PHS subject matter experts
  • Promotes PHS as thought leader in horticulture industry
  • Advises senior leadership on best practices in public relations
  • Develops organizational messaging and talking points as requested in collaboration with Vice President of Marketing & Communications and senior leadership
  • Works with department teams to align messaging in internal and external communications
  • Monitors progress of communications effort and provides reports as required
  • Manages consultants when applicable

Media Relations:

  • Identifies, builds, and maintains relationships with key local, regional, national and international media
  • Secures exposure in national trade and consumer publications, broadcast and digital media outlets
  • Identifies and secures strategic media partnerships that allow PHS to extend its reach and strengthen awareness of PHS brand identity
  • Maintains press room on PHS website
  • Oversees development, coordination and facilitation of media events (press conferences, theme announcements, openings, etc.) to promote PHS-related initiatives and activities
  • Manages onsite media operations for all PHS programs and events.
  • Provides planning, direction and oversight of media relations campaign for the Philadelphia Flower Show.


  • Manages internal written communications efforts in coordination with senior leadership
  • Creates communications in support of the organization, sponsors and partners, and other constituents, including columns, articles, presentations, speeches, etc.
  • Monitors, provides analysis and communicates progress on a monthly basis


  • Oversees recruitment and supervision of PR interns
  • Advises staff on media relations protocol


  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, journalism or related field
  • 7-10 years managing organizational communications
  • Self-motivated
  • Proven success working with local, regional, national print, digital, and broadcast media
  • Current working relationships with media at leading print and broadcast organizations
  • Proven ability to conduct strategic communications planning
  • Successful track record in media event management
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills
  • Ability to maintain excellent relations with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and shift priorities frequently
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite
  • Familiarity with news wire platform:  Cision, Meltwater, Vocus, etc.

Working Knowledge:

  • SEO
  • Website content management

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to work from home and/or in open office environment (pending return to office)
  • Working extended days (some weekends) and hours as needed


To Apply

To Apply: ONLY canidates who apply on our careers page will be considered. Please visit the following link:

Director of Operations & Development: Center for Emerging and Visual Artists

With of mission to cultivate, nurture, and advance the careers of emerging visual artists while simultaneously expanding opportunities for the public to discover and connect with art, CFEVA’s services raise the profile of Philadelphia’s professional artists, foster artistic experimentation and innovation, and showcase how vibrant artistic communities boost civic engagement. Through fellowships, residencies, educational outreach, regional exhibitions, professional development, and city-wide events, CFEVA provides artists with the tangible resources needed to develop viable and sustainable careers.


CFEVA was founded by the late Felicity R. “Bebe” Benoliel in 1983 as the Creative Artists Network, and has transformed over the last 35 years into one of the region’s leading service providers for artists. The organization recently crafted a new Strategic Framework, which will guide the organization’s endeavors to remain at the forefront of the intersection between art and community and the region’s obvious resource for navigating a career in the visual arts. Goals include:


  1. Assure programs and services are relevant and responsive to visual artists. CFEVA’s goal is to make Philadelphia a hub for working artists.
  2. Enhance our relationships with individuals, peer organizations, area universities and colleges, and the business community to strengthen our resource network.
  3. Strengthen internal capacities to ensure CFEVA’s business model remains agile. After reconfiguring and growing the current staff, CFEVA will investigate a permanent solution for its physical space needs, with a goal of being in a new home by 2022.

Position Overview 

The Director of Development and Operations provides the leadership, strategic direction, management and coordination of CFEVA’s Development and Operations functions. Part of a two-person organizational leadership team, this position works in close collaboration with Program staff and reports directly to the Board of Directors. As CFEVA’s Chief Fundraiser, the Director of Development and Operations will spearhead all Development efforts, including cultivating and stewarding individual, corporate, government and foundation relationships with a goal to secure diverse streams of contributed revenue. This position also helps to raise the visibility of CFEVA’s mission with external constituents while balancing CFEVA’s business operations.

Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Craft and execute an annual Development plan that includes identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individual and institutional relationships.
  • Manage individual donor campaigns, including growing the Collector’s Circle leadership annual giving program, driving Annual Fund efforts, and securing major gifts through special appeals.
  • With support from interns and program staff, spearhead foundation and government grant-seeking efforts, including research, strategy development, proposal preparation, budgeting and reporting.
  • Identify and secure corporate relationships through CFEVA’s custom exhibition program and for exhibition and event sponsorship.
  • In partnership with the Development Committee, plan and implement CFEVA’s annual fundraising benefit—the CFEVA Art Party—including crafting the event theme, securing sponsorship and individual Host Committee support, managing vendor relationships, and coordinating logistical details.
  • Coordinate other special events, including Collector’s Circle events, POST fundraisers, and cultivation activities, and serve as a welcoming body at all CFEVA events.
  • In partnership with the Executive Artistic Director, craft a vision for CFEVA’s Marketing and Public Relations platform.
  • Guide program staff in executing digital marketing and social media efforts, draft and distribute press releases and media advisories, and track media impressions.
  • Actively prepare for and participate in all Board meetings and serve as the primary liaison to the Finance, Development and Executive Committees. Maintain positive Board relationships. Support the Board recruitment process.
  • Supervise a part-time Bookkeeper and co-manage program staff and interns.
  • Working with the Board Treasurer, Finance Committee, and part-time Bookkeeper, manage CFEVA’s financial systems, with a keen eye on A/R, A/P, and cash flow projections. Gather material in preparation for the annual audit, distribute 1099s and W-2s. Draft the organization’s annual operating budget.
  • Manage CFEVA’s benefits program, including serving as primary contact for the organization’s healthcare, dental, Simple IRA, and payroll providers. Document internal policies and procedures and ensure the CFEVA Handbook for Employees is followed. Annually renew CFEVA’s insurance policies

The Ideal Candidate 

CFEVA is a dynamic, fast moving organization that values creativity and innovative thinking while fostering strong teamwork and mutual respect among its staff and Board. The ideal candidate possess outstanding interpersonal skills, is enthusiastic, detail-oriented and a quick learner, and is able to tackle many projects at one time. They have a passion for the arts and possess the credibility and industry savvy to build rapport with many different kinds of constituents. This person is adaptable and flexible, able to effectively work under pressure, possess good judgment, and is willing to take a fresh approach to produce quality work.

Skills and Qualifications 

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to craft persuasive oral and written presentations.
  • Experience developing and implementing effective strategies.
  • Good leadership, including the ability to clearly and fairly set expectations, inspire confidence and commitment, and address challenges head-on.
  • Strong negotiation and advocacy skills.
  • Demonstrated success working with individual donors, foundations, corporations, and government agencies, with a proven track record of securing major gifts.
  • Strong business and financial acumen with the ability to understand and work with budgets, adhere non-profit funding requirements, assess financial management issues and interpret the organization’s fiscal health for the Board and key stakeholders.
  • Exceptional organizational skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Proficiency with Donor Perfect or similar CRM and Microsoft Office Professional Suite. Knowledge of QuickBooks a plus.

This position requires a BA (MA preferable) and a minimum five years of experience in managing and building a fundraising program in a nonprofit environment, preferably in a cultural arts organization.

Competitive salary commensurate with experience, and full benefits package. EOE. To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV or resume, three writing samples, and references to

Education Level:
This position requires a BA (MA preferable) and a minimum five years of experience in managing and building a fundraising program in a nonprofit environment, preferably in a cultural arts organization.
To Apply

Competitive salary commensurate with experience, and full benefits package. EOE. To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV or resume, two writing samples, and references to