Finance and Operations Manager: Research for Action

About the Organization

Research for Action (RFA) is an independent, non-profit educational research organization with a mission of using research to achieve equitable educational opportunities and outcomes to help inform better policy and practice decisions. With three decades of experience, our work is designed to strengthen public schools and postsecondary institutions; provide research-based recommendations to policymakers, practitioners, and the public at the local, state and national levels; and enrich the civic and community dialogue about public education.


RFA seeks an experienced and detail-oriented professional to fill the newly-created position of Finance & Operations Manager. It’s an exciting time to join RFA’s growing finance department, which consists of a Chief Financial Officer and Comptroller. The Finance & Operations Manager will report to the CFO and play a crucial role strengthening RFA’s accounting function, as well as ensuring compliance with nonprofit and governmental financial record-keeping and reporting requirements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage accounts receivable process by issuing invoices to a variety of vendors and clients, entering data into the accounting system, maintaining appropriate documentation, reviewing cash receipts, and performing monthly reconciliations.
  • Manage accounts payable process by receiving invoices from vendors, entering data into the accounting system, maintaining appropriate documentation, reviewing cash flow, and performing monthly reconciliations.
  • Reconcile organization’s credit card statement monthly; ensure all charges are properly documented.
  • Review general ledger accounts monthly and prepare adjusting journal entries to ensure all business transactions are recorded correctly.
  • Facilitate month-end close processes, including reconciliation of the general ledger and subledgers, updating financial spreadsheets and confirming accuracy of entries.
  • Support Comptroller with preparation of internal and external financial statements and analysis as needed for management.
  • Analyze procedures on an ongoing basis and recommend changes to develop and implement best practice accounting procedures.
  • Maintain the Fixed Asset and associated depreciation schedules; prepare monthly detail General journal entries; ensure proper recording of new purchases and disposals.
  • Record all payroll entries to general ledger ensuring that the data is appropriately captured in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Prepare for and assist with organizational audits, including but not limited to the annual financial, retirement plan, governmental and program audits; provide supporting schedules; ensure compliance with all external deadlines.
  • Maintain all contracts and grant information in Smartsheet.
  • Track due dates and financial reporting requirements over the life of each grant or contract and ensure compliance with all deadlines.
  • Assist in creating contracts, sub-contracts, sub-awards, sub-grants, and vendor agreements.
  • Works on special projects as requested and all other duties as assigned.


  • BA in accounting or another finance discipline; equivalent amount of training and experience considered
  • 5-7 years of experience of accounting, bookkeeping, contract management, and/or nonprofit auditing experience
  • Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, and able to prioritize multiple assignments to meet deadlines
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to engage proactively and professionally both internally and externally
  • Strong analytical, organization, problem-solving and planning skills
  • Experience with Sage Intacct accounting software preferred
  • Advanced experience using Excel and other products in Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to proactively anticipate needs and develop new systems as needed
  • Excellent work ethic, enthusiasm, and positive attitude

How to Apply: Please provide your resume and cover letter. Apply here.

RFA is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse, inclusive, and non-discriminatory work environment. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic.

Early Childhood Racial Equity Coordinator: Public Citizens for Children and Youth

About PCCY

Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives and chances of children within the Philadelphia region through thoughtful and informed advocacy. PCCY is a fast-paced child advocacy organization that uses research, people power, and coalition building to create the momentum for reform of public policies that enable more children to grow up healthy, well-educated, and ready to take the reins of their communities.

Position Summary

PCCY is looking to expand the Early Childhood Education team by adding an Early Childhood Racial Equity Coordinator who will play an instrumental role in the development of an Early Childhood Provider Council. The Racial Equity Coordinator will be responsible for assisting in the recruitment of participants for the Provider Council, and will act as the liaison between PCCY and the Provider Council. The Coordinator will work closely with the ECE Director and outside consultants to assist the Council in developing and executing a policy agenda that fulfills three (3) responsibilities:

  • Increase the efficiency and impact of the quality improvement systems in Philadelphia for early childhood providers.
  • Develop a Provider Hub that centralizes professional development and quality improvement resources for early childhood education programs in Philadelphia.
  • Develop and advocate for closing racial equity gaps in early childhood education in Southeast Pennsylvania.

Qualifications, Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Strong commitment to racial justice and desire to create safe, inclusive conversations on how to close racial equity gaps in early childhood education.
  • Extensive experience in community engagement/grassroots organizing, working in developing neighborhoods and communities in need.
  • A track record of successful and positive engagement with community residents.
  • Familiarity with the early childhood education systems in Southeast Pennsylvania, especially Philadelphia.
  • Experience and understanding of policymaking processes and lawmaking procedures.
  • Extensive communication skills and experience engaging with legislators and government officials.
  • Team player, able to coordinate, negotiate, manage, and work with outside consultants and stakeholders.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills and a deep working knowledge of presentation software applications and tools, such as PowerPoint or similar software.
  • Program management skills including process management, data tracking and reporting, including proficiency in Excel.
  • Minimum five years of full-time professional work experience in community engagement, grassroots organizing, or other related advocacy work.
  • Minimum two years of experience supervising staff.
  • Bachelor’s degree in human services, social work, public policy, or related field required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Ability to work occasional weekend or evening events.
  • Willingness to travel throughout Southeast Pennsylvania, especially Philadelphia, to visit and meet with early childhood providers, community stakeholders, and government officials.


  • Develop and cultivate relationships with members of the early childhood education community in Southeast Pennsylvania, especially Philadelphia.
  • Visit and engage with early childhood education providers throughout Southeast Pennsylvania.
  • Act as the liaison between PCCY and outside early childhood consultants to achieve the goals of the Early Childhood Provider Council.
  • Assist in the development of policy agendas and strategic goals.
  • Work closely with outside consultants to recruit early childhood providers for Early Childhood Provider Council.
  • Convene and co-facilitate monthly meetings of the Early Childhood Provider Council.
  • Facilitate communications, write up agendas and meeting minutes, and track attendance of members of the Provider Council.
  • Collect data and track measurable outcomes of the Provider Council for grant reporting.
  • Assist in writing reports for funders and advocacy efforts.
  • Meet with lawmakers, government officials, and community stakeholders to meet advocacy goals.
  • Attend weekly ECE team meetings with the ECE director.

Reports To: Early Childhood Education Director

How to Apply: Email cover letter and resume to with job title in subject line.

Salary and Benefits: $75,000 – $80,000

PCCY is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring.

Parent Empowerment Coordinator: Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY)

About PCCY

Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives and chances of children within the Philadelphia region through thoughtful and informed advocacy.

Position Summary

PCCY is a fast-paced child advocacy organization that uses research, people power, and coalition building to create the momentum for reform of public policies that enable more children to grow up healthy, well-educated, and ready to take the reins of their communities. We are hiring a talented and experienced leader to increase the role that parents play in designing polices and building the will for investments that improve equity and increase opportunities for children. The Parent Empowerment Coordinator will join a team of energized, strategic, and diligent staff who seek to boost the outcomes of children—specifically children of color and those who are low-income.

Qualifications, Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Extensive experience designing and delivering engaging, motivational, and impactful trainings to a broad cross section of individuals.
  • Understanding of how public policy is created and enacted.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills and a deep working knowledge of presentation software applications and tools, including PowerPoint and other more powerful applications.
  • A track record of positive engagement with community residents.
  • Program management skills including process management, data tracking and reporting, including proficiency in Excel.
  • A passion to connect citizens with their elected officials on behalf of the needs of children.
  • Post-secondary credentials or at least five years working or volunteering as a leader in community empowerment, advocacy, parent training, or similar fields.
  • Availability during evenings and weekends, likely to be 20% of the work hours.
  • Experience using social media (i.e. Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and Facebook) to build momentum and engagement of constituents.


  • Hold parent input workshops to inform the focus and approach used by PCCY to train, engage, and empower parents.
  • Design and manage the Parent Empowerment Training Institute, including creating the menu of training options and designing the content specific to advocacy skills training and working with external partners and PCCY to offer subject-specific content.
  • Create recruitment framework and messaging and manage a recruitment system to identify parents who want to be engaged in our work; sign them up for what interests them in the PCCY Empowerment Training Program.
  • Deliver advocacy skills training recognizing that parents will often need training to be held during evenings or weekends; and organize advocacy storytelling with parent leaders and PCCY policy staff and effective leaders who have led great campaigns so that parents can learn the history of successful advocacy campaigns and powerful tools of advocacy.
  • Work with colleagues to create compelling “calls to action” that respond to the needs parents identify and align with PCCY programs so that parents can use their skills to advocate for change.
  • Coach parents as they prepare to meet with lawmakers, the press, or when they are scheduled to testify.
  • Work with colleagues to capture parent stories and help parents write and tell their stories to create the “case for change.”

Reports To: Executive Director

How to Apply: Email cover letter and resume to with job title in subject line.

Salary and Benefits: $75,000 to $85,000

PCCY is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring.



Development Manager: CASA Mercer

CASA for Children of Mercer and Burlington Counties provides services to children in foster care. Our mission is to train and supervise community volunteers, appointed by the Family Court, to advocate for the best interest of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect.


Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Development Manager helps ensure the success of CASA’s fund development efforts.

Events: Plan and implement CASA’s fund raising events, which are supported by an active and engaged Development Committee. A golf tournament and gala are already in the planning stages.

Grant Writing: With the Executive Director, conduct grant writing and reporting for private and public grants and contracts.

Donor Support: Create and distribute newsletters and other forms of communication, including annual appeal, to current and potential donors. Create donor-specific solicitation materials such as an annual report, to tell CASA’s story to a variety of constituents.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • 3-5  years fund raising experience required
  • Experience with donor database management, e-newsletter, Constant Contact, and online appeals.
  • Excellent communications skills and a high level of professionalism.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a background check.

Position Details

  • Full Time
  • Office is located in Ewing, NJ
  • Health benefits are provided, along with paid sick, holiday and vacation
  • Flexible hours and work-from-home options available.

To apply:

  • Please send resume and related materials to Laura Wall, at
  • Application deadline:  June 23rd
  • Start date:  mid-July

Chief Human Resources Officer: Compass Working Capital

Build and lead an equity-focused human capital strategy at a leading, nonprofit financial services organization that promotes economic mobility and financial security for families with low incomes.

About Compass Working Capital

Anti-poverty programs in the United States provide critical, but insufficient, support to families with low incomes. If we are to end poverty and close racial and gender wealth gaps in our communities, we must support families to build the financial assets and capabilities needed to achieve their goals and dreams.

Since 2005, Compass Working Capital (“Compass”) has been working to do just that, by providing savings and financial coaching programs that support families with low incomes to build assets, achieve their financial goals, and become financially secure. Our vision is to build a leading, nonprofit financial services organization that promotes economic mobility and financial security for families with low incomes by influencing field-related practice and policy. Within the last decade alone, Compass clients, who are primarily women of color, have built over $8 million in savings across our programs in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

In late 2019, through philanthropic investment, Compass embarked on a strategic plan to significantly expand its national scope and impact. This investment provides Compass with the funding and support to ready the organization for greater impact by ending asset poverty for 220,000 families with low incomes by 2030. We envision a day when asset building is the norm, and not the exception, in our nation’s anti-poverty work.

About the Position

Reporting to the CEO and serving as a member of the Executive Team, the CHRO (“CHRO”) is responsible for leading the development and execution of our equity-focused human capital strategy. The CHRO will oversee all human resources areas, including talent management, compensation benchmarking and analysis, benefits and payroll administration, employee engagement and relations, compliance, and workforce and professional development planning. As a member of the Executive Team, the CHRO will ensure Compass continues to build a strong, diverse, and inclusive culture across today’s organization and with an eye towards future growth.

We seek a solutions-focused and collaborative problem-solver who has demonstrated alignment with Compass’ mission, either through lived, work, or volunteer experience with families with low incomes. The ideal candidate will be a hands-on Human Resources leader who seeks an opportunity to build the Human Resources function in a growing, entrepreneurial nonprofit. The CHRO will directly manage a Human Resources Manager and Administrative Associate based in Boston. This role reports to the CEO.

Compass’ national headquarters is in downtown Boston, and the organization has a growing field presence in Philadelphia. Staff primarily live and work across the northeast region and in Philadelphia. The CHRO can be based in Boston or Philadelphia.

To learn more about working at Compass, our values, impact, benefits, and commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, please click here.

Addressing Current and Future Needs

The urgency of Compass’ work has been underscored by the pandemic crisis, which has had a disparate health and economic impact on communities of color. At the same time, the crisis has accelerated the pace of innovation and entrepreneurship across the organization, particularly regarding talent development. Since March 2020, the Compass staff have been working fully remotely and providing financial coaching services for clients by phone and video. We are currently planning for a hybrid office model in which employees have flexibility regarding in person and remote work.


Human Resources Strategy and Leadership
  • Develop and lead human resources planning and talent development strategy that is aligned with Compass’ vision, strategic plan, and values
  • Partner with the Executive Team to ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion are primary in organizational decision making, practices, and culture
  • Ensure valued-added partnerships with our human resources partners and products, including our PEO, outsourced recruitment and human resource business partners, and employee experience technology, with an eye toward agility and future growth
  • Oversee the organization’s total compensation and benefits policies and practices
  • Lead internal employee communications, in partnership with Compass’ marketing and communications team
  • Design and implement employee engagement strategies and initiatives to strengthen culture, promote diversity and inclusion, and build internal capacity
  • Identify and respond to talent gaps, in partnership with managers, to build bench strength for future organizational growth and development
  • Oversee full life cycle of employee engagement, including hiring and onboarding, performance assessment, succession planning and offboarding with a focus on hybrid office model
  • Design and oversee an approach to professional learning, including leadership and management practices that align with the organization’s goals and priorities
Human Resources Systems, Administration, and Compliance
  • Ensure that Compass develops and maintains strong and compliant HR systems, processes, administrative records, and reporting
  • Provide oversight of payroll and benefits function
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance
  • Ensure compliance with relevant local and national employment laws and regulations as Compass expands into new states
  • Oversee external HR related vendors and partners to ensure well-resourced and agile department focused on achieving organizational goals
  • Oversee performance management process to ensure employees receive frequent, clear, and actionable feedback that supports ongoing career development and strong organizational and manager engagement
  • Manage planning and budgets for HR services and employee benefits
General Administration
  • Lead Compass’ efforts to ensure employees have the tools and resources needed to thrive in both our physical offices and a remote work environment; act as point of contact for our Boston-based location at the Nonprofit Center and future office location in Philadelphia
  • Oversee Compass’ physical offices in order to ensure a supportive work environment for Compass employees and a welcoming environment for Compass clients and guests
  • Oversee a Boston-based Administrative Associate with responsibilities for reception, facilities, and other administrative needs


We seek a CHRO with a strong “roll-up-your-sleeves” attitude, entrepreneurial spirit, and excellent project management skills. Competitive candidates will demonstrate a strong technical background in human resources and agility within a resource-constrained environment.

There are innumerable ways to learn, grow, and excel professionally. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below.

  • Experienced Human Resources and Talent Management Leader: The CHRO will have demonstrated expertise in scaling human resources and talent management functions. This person will have an extensive background managing and developing Human Resources Teams. Highly qualified candidates will bring innovative and proven practices in building and supporting teams in a remote work environment.
  • Champion for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: The CHRO will work across the organization to nurture a transparent, inclusive, and compassionate culture where all employees feel recognized and valued. The CHRO will uphold the values of equity and inclusion in all systems and policies of the organization.
  • Adept at Change Management + Continuous Improvement: The CHRO will bring a background of managing organizational change and staff development, with a focus on continuous improvement and insights into the impacts of these changes on the culture of an organization. They will have practical experience in communicating change to staff within the organization. The CHRO will have demonstrated success in a fast-paced, collaborative, and learning-oriented environment.
  • Relationship Builder and Collaborator: Critical to success in this role, the CHRO will be skilled at building and sustaining excellent relationships with a demonstrated ability to connect, build bridges and work collaboratively. This person will model passion for the mission, a respect for people and a commitment to moving the organization forward.
  • Strong Project Manager: The CHRO will be planful, task-oriented, and diligent in overseeing and managing projects and the staff and external consultants supporting the execution of those projects. The CHRO will employ strong cost and risk management skills, be comfortable making difficult decisions under pressure, seek the right solutions to the right problems, delegate when necessary and adjusts schedules, tactics and targets as needed.

Compensation + Benefits

This is an outstanding opportunity to contribute to a highly effective nonprofit’s executive team. Salary range begins at $125,000 and is commensurate with lived and professional experience. Compass’ comprehensive benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, paid parental leave, retirement savings, generous vacation, STD/LTD/Life Insurance, and paid professional development.

How to Apply

To apply to this position, please prepare a resume and cover letter to the attention of the Compass Working Capital Search Committee. For confidential inquiries or for assistance in completing the application, please contact

Visit the application portal at:

Timeline and Hiring Process

We will review and respond to all applications received. While subject to change, candidates elected to advance throughout the process can expect to progress through a process that includes initial conversations with Positively Partners, an interview with the CEO and members of the Search Committee for finalists, and an interview day with staff. Start date is September 2021.


Compass Working Capital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applications for all positions, without regard to age, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Compass Working Capital is committed to ensuring individuals with disabilities receive the accommodations required for them to interview for a position on our team. Should you require accommodations, please contact

Corporate Relations Officer: Philabundance

As an integral part of the corporate partnerships team, the Corporate Relations Officer will cultivate, steward, and expand the relationships between Philabundance and its corporate donors, with direct responsibility for those giving up to $10,000 annually. This new position will be responsible for creating, implementing, and managing a comprehensive stewardship program that illustrates to our corporate donors the impact of their giving and the value of their continued support. This position will be responsible for the implementation and growth of a comprehensive annual membership program, including stewardship, acquisition and retention. This position will also identify those corporate donors that
are ready to engage at a higher level and will work with the Director of Strategic Partnerships to manage strategy and responsibility.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Serve as primary relationship manager for corporate donors giving up to $10,000 and prospects
    Design and implement a donor relations program to encompass corporate donor cultivation and stewardship activities
  • Proactively support the cultivation and stewardship activities of the Corporate partnerships team, the Chief Development Officer and the CEO by assisting with and coordinating individualized needs for corporate donors according to their relationship to Philabundance
  • Assist the Director(s) of Strategic Partnerships with requests for information, including report preparation, powerpoint presentations, and spreadsheets.
  • Ensure the expectations of corporate donors are exceeded with regard to stewardship and fulfillment – web, social media, annual report listings, etc.
  • Draft personal acknowledgments, e-mail communications, and stewardship letters for signature by executives, board members.
  • Support action-tracking for the corporate partnerships team and related donor meeting preparation, including strategy summary and materials
  • Create an overall plan for donor acknowledgment letters for all types of gifts; coordinate with development team colleagues to ensure coordination on gift receipts, acknowledgment letters, social media and other recognition, as needed
  • Work with colleagues in the events team on planning and implementation of stewardship events, including follow up for appropriate donor events
  • Work with colleagues in the communications department on donor press releases, publications, and the updating of development collateral

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and three-to-five years development experience, ideally with a focus on corporate partnerships
  • Proven record of forging successful relationships with key constituencies, including but not limited to donors, board members and colleagues
  • Commitment to discretion in handling donor and other sensitive information
  • Exceptional written and communication skills; ability to present information effectively
  • Experience managing multiple projects and deadlines along with a demonstrated ability to initiate and complete projects with limited supervision; superior organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills; familiarity with Raiser’s Edge strongly preferred

Essential Job Functions:

  • Work in a seated position up to 8 hours a day, 5 days a week
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings and flexibility to be on-site for events with short lead times
  • See, hear, and speak with sufficient capability to perform assigned tasks
  • Lift/lower, push/pull and carry objects/parcels no greater than 50 pounds; when lifting/lowering, pushing/pulling and carrying objects/parcels greater than 50 pounds use 2 people or mechanical means
  • Travel to other Philabundance sites and community sites as needed and required
  • Demonstrate cognitive ability to:
    • Follow directions and routines
    • Concentrate, memorize and recall
    • Identify logical connections and determine the sequence of response
    • Proactive approach to coordinating work
    • Evaluate problems and escalate as is necessary

Philabundance is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other status protected under federal, state or local law. We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Philabundance is an essential business. We believe and support the safety and security of all of our volunteers and our employees. Background checks will be completed for final candidates.

About Us

In 1984 Philabundance was founded by an idealist named Pamela Rainey Lawler who saw perfectly good food going to waste, and, at the same time, saw people going hungry.

What started out as a small food rescue organization operating out of a Subaru, 30+ years later, is an innovative, impactful and collaborative organization distributing more than 24 million pounds of food a year to those in need.

Philabundance is a proud member of Feeding America, a nationwide network of food banks leading the fight against hunger in the United States.

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Associate Development Officer: College Possible

Your Role as an Associate Development Officer

The Associate Development Officer (ADO) is responsible for securing gifts of $500 or more from individual donors. The ADO will work to identify, assess, cultivate, solicit and steward individual donors to achieve annual revenue and action goals. This position will lead on the various strategic initiatives for cultivation and solicitation including small scale fundraising events.

Prospecting and Cultivation: Lead prospecting and donor research in order to increase the number of individual donors to the annual operating fund specifically focused on those at the $1,000 level and above. Strategize and implement cultivation techniques to inspire prospective supporters to become donors.

Solicitation, Relationship Management and Stewardship: Manage a portfolio of approximately 150 donors and identify 75-100 new prospects. Build on existing relationships and improve donor retention and increase gift size through a meaningful stewardship strategy. Leverage Executive Director and Board Members in these efforts. Lead on the implementation of a variety of stewardship tactics such as site visits and friend raisers to generate new and increased gifts.

Strategic Planning and Analysis: Help implement the annual strategic development plan and manage progress toward funding and action goals with the use of Raiser’s Edge fundraising database.

Workplace Giving and Online Giving: Grow the organization’s presence in workplace giving programs in the region and through third-party online donation tools.

Fundraising Events: Generate, manage and support small scale fundraising events by leveraging relationships with current supporters to significantly grow the number of overall donors. Assist with the annual calendar of events and lead event-specific preparation and post-event follow-up.

Development Operations: Assist with correspondence and reports as related to portfolios and revenue goals. Assist with the operations and accounting staff to reconcile accounting and revenue receipts.

Other Duties as Apparent or Assigned: Work with the Executive Director on projects as assigned. Work closely with External Relations team on various projects such as the Annual Report, donor reports and newsletters.

What You Bring


  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Related Work Experience:

  • Three or more years of experience in fundraising or transferrable related skills (sales, non-profit management, relationship management, volunteer management).

Computer/Software Skills:

  • Strong computer skills, including demonstrated experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and donor database software; Raiser’s Edge experience strongly preferred.

Other Skills, Abilities and Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills;
  • Passion for cultivating relationships with donors;
  • Self-starter with the ability to prioritize multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously;
  • Problem solver, flexible and adapt easily to change;
  • Attention to detail, including proofreading and project follow-through;
  • Prefer previous experience organizing events.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift up to 15 pounds when needed
  • Office environment with limited travel
  • Ability to stand and/or sit for a minimum of 7 hours a day

What We Offer

In addition to joining a committed, diverse, values-based organization, we offer:

  • An opportunity for you to have a tremendous impact both internally and in the broader country
  • a competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • excellent benefits including complete health, dental, life, short-term and long-term insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Encouraged sustainability through a generous paid time off program
  • Personalized professional development and growth opportunities

To Join Our Growing College Possible Team

Please apply at: Include a resume and cover letter.

About Us

About College Possible

College Possible is a growing nonprofit coaching students from low-income backgrounds to and through college to break the cycle of poverty and empower the next generation of leaders. Our model has earned national recognition: the inaugural Evergreen National Education Award recognized our leadership in increasing access to and success in college for students from low-income backgrounds. It also earns top-of-field results: a Harvard study found that the program more than doubles a student’s chance of enrolling in a four-year college, and our students are four times more likely to become college graduates than their low-income peers. College Possible has a budget of $25 million, more than 140 full-time employees and more than 270 AmeriCorps and VISTA service members. During the 2020-21 school year, we will reach an estimated 20,000 students in 49 states, at more than 90 partner high schools and at nearly 600 colleges.

College Possible is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks to build a diverse workforce to create impact in partnership with the communities we serve. We welcome a diverse pool of qualified applicants. For each of its positions, College Possible is mindful about what best serves our students, and seeks to hire staff with relevant experience, skills and aptitude, and a commitment to the power of education. To learn more: Diversity and Inclusion Plan.

Headquartered in Saint Paul, MN, College Possible also operates in Philadelphia, PA; Chicago, IL; Milwaukee, WI; Omaha, NE; Portland, OR; and Seattle, WA; and has Catalyze partnerships in MN, IA, MD, TN, NY, CA, and OH.

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