Development Officer: Vita

Status: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week; this is an Exempt position that will require occasional evening or weekend hours of work
Salary : $41,000
Benefits: Vacation, holidays, sick days, and personal days, health insurance, and retirement according to the guidelines in Vita’s Employment Policy Manual


  • Works closely with the Executive Director and Board Fundraising Committee on outreach and fundraising.
  • Works with the Board of Directors and Executive Director to establish annual fundraising targets.
  • Advances Vita’s brand and manages the development and production of marketing materials.
  • Develops and implements an effective fundraising plan for Vita, including major gifts, annual strategies, planned giving, and special events.
  • Designs and leads vibrant advertising and social media campaigns.
  • Plans and coordinates Vita’s evening and weekend fundraising events.
  • Attends and represents Vita at community events and collaborates with partners in joint outreach and fundraising events.
  • Researches, plan, and writes letters of interest, grant applications, and reports to donors.
  • Maintains strong relationships with existing donors and cultivates new donors and sponsors, soliciting and securing donations.
  • Keeps donor database and coordinates mailings and outreach efforts, including regular newsletters, the Annual Appeal, and special events.
  • Writes thank you letters to donors, keeps them apprised of how their gifts are used, and motivates them to continue supporting Vita.
  • Prepares internal reports on fundraising activities to analyze effectiveness of those activities.
  • Stays up-to-date on fundraising developments.
  • Complies with Vita’s policies and procedures as specified in the Vita Employment Policy Manual and Vita COVID-19 Safety Plan.
  • Executes other responsibilities as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business relations, communications,  public relations, marketing, or related field
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in fundraising, preferably in educational settings
  • Commitment to working for a grass roots, community-based organization
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to relate to, establish connections with, and motivate other people, especially of varied backgrounds
  • Willingness and ability to work long evening and weekend hours as needed
  • Strong marketing skills
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office
  • Experience using social media and other Internet platforms
  • Maturity and sensitivity working with diverse populations

To apply:

Contact Mercedes Anderson, Executive Director, at Please provide:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • 2 professional references



Director of Development: J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust


The J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust (JWP) is the charitable arm of the Golf Association of Philadelphia (GAP) and operates formally under GAP management while maintaining its own Trustees and employees. JWP’s mission, which has remained constant since its inception in 1958, is to financially aid deserving caddies at GAP Member Clubs in their pursuit of higher education. In the last 60 years, more than 3,500 young men and women received $22 million in educational grants to attend the college or university of their choice.

The Trust has experienced rapid growth in recent years; expanding its team to include three new staff members while introducing youth leadership programming and caddie advocacy efforts.  For more information on JWP, please visit


Reporting to the GAP Executive Director and working closely with staff and board leadership, the Director of Development will provide hands-on management of an integrated giving plan to increase donor engagement. The Director will have direct responsibility for meeting an annual revenue goal in excess of $2 million while strengthening fundraising infrastructure and enhancing the culture of philanthropy among constituencies.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Work in tandem with Executive Director and Development Committee to set annual fundraising goals and plans.
  • Oversee all GAP Member Clubs’ giving initiatives, including Dawn to Dusk Golf Marathon ($200,000 annually). Serve as a liaison, motivator and resource for volunteer GAP Member Club Ambassadors (30).
  • Manage all annual giving and direct mail solicitations (10,000 constituents).
  • Implement and evaluate three annual cultivation events to maximize support of existing and potential
  • Cultivate and solicit endowment donors to facilitate new named Scholarships in support of JWP’s Endowment Fund (currently $12 million).
  • Develop a planned giving initiative and create a professional network to educate constituents on estate planning.
  • Work closely with colleagues to generate content for publications including the annual impact report, donor correspondence and online content.
  • Provide oversight of the JWP Development Assistant and fundraising database to ensure accurate gift processing and acknowledgement.


  • Minimum of seven (7) years of increasing responsibility in development positions. CFRE preferred.
  • Self-starter with an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, who can set priorities in a rapidly-changing environment.
  • Ability to work in a highly-collaborative work environment with a commitment to organizational transparency.
  • Appreciation and passion for the mission of JWP. Knowledge of and passion for the game of golf and the caddie experience will prove to be extremely helpful.
  • Proven financial and database management experience including forecasting, budget development and expense
  • Intimate knowledge of fundraising databases.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build positive relationships with various constituencies.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Willing to work some evenings and weekends along with the ability to travel and drive to GAP Member Clubs for all scheduled

Competitive salary and benefit package.  Email resume and cover letter as one pdf to with “Director of Development” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Development Manager: CASA Youth Advocates, Inc.

(Full-time, 40 hours per week)

Salary Range: $47,000 – $52,000

The Development Manager is a member of the development /public relations/marketing team. Under supervision of the Development Director, the Development Manager serves as the Benevon® Pipeline Team Leader and is accountable, in conjunction with the Development Director, for the overall coordination and implementation of the annual Benevon® sustainable funding plan and timeline. The Development Manager will assist in developing fundraising plans, cultivating current donors, and identifying new prospects including individuals, corporations, and foundations. They will also help to create and manage our internal and external communications strategy, write, and disseminate publicity material, manage our social media accounts, and coordinate website updates.

To succeed as a Development Manager, you should be able to think creatively and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. This role requires a highly organized individual with the ability to monitor and execute multiple projects efficiently. It is important that this person can take initiative and build positive and consistent relationships with donors, staff, volunteers, and Board members.

A Bachelor’s Degree is required with at least 3 years of experience in fundraising and communications. Knowledge of child welfare and Benevon model of sustainable funding is preferred, along with experience using Bloomerang or other donor management platforms.

CASA Youth Advocates serving Delaware and Chester Counties does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

If interested, contact Jacquona Blackwell at

P.O. Box 407 Media, PA 19063

Apprenticeship Program Specialist: Philadelphia Works

Position:  Apprenticeship Program Specialist

Salary Range: $59,000 – 63,000

Business Unit: Operations

Department: Training and Apprenticeship

Reports To: Director, Training and Apprenticeship

About Philadelphia Works, Inc.

Philadelphia Works, Inc is the City’s Workforce Development Board.  We are a quasi-public, non-profit organization serving both career seekers and employers.  We invest public resources in a variety of workforce solutions.  These solutions connect Philadelphia residents with employment and training opportunities and help employers find, grow, and retain local talent. For more information about our dedicated board members and staff, workforce news, labor market data, services, innovative initiatives, and current opportunities to connect, please visit

Role Summary

The Apprenticeship Program Specialist will promote, support and advance Registered Pre-Apprenticeship and Registered Apprenticeship programs and initiatives across Southeast Pennsylvania region, including Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties. This position will manage operational aspects of grant implementation including program monitoring, technical assistance, requests for proposals, writing reports, writing scopes of work, managing contracts, budgets, and invoices. This position coordinates stakeholder engagement activities including coordinating webinars/events/conferences and facilitating informational presentations and meetings. This position will also develop content for the website and other media. This position may represent the Director of Apprenticeship and Training and Philadelphia Works at meetings and events.

Hybrid on-boarding available.

Effective January 3, 2022, Philadelphia Works requires all employees to be vaccinated with an FDA authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.

This position will be responsible for the following duties:

  •  Stakeholder Engagement, Communications & Outreach

· Further apprenticeship efforts by building visibility, sharing best practices, and addressing challenges around the apprenticeship model.

· Support the Communications Department by developing content for ApprenticeshipPHL’s social media channels and website with guidance from the Director of Apprenticeship and Training.

· Foster connections with and among partners in developing new and expanding existing Registered Pre-Apprenticeship and Registered Apprenticeship programs and manage these partnerships.

· Curate new partnerships by leading apprenticeship information sessions.

· Build rapport internally and identify where to incorporate apprenticeships in with other Philadelphia Works initiatives.

  • Grant Management

· Collect and enter data associated with federal and state grants. Coordinate with internal staff to access data residing in the state workforce system, CWDS. Assess data for quality and missing items. Retrieve any missing data or documentation.

· Collect, prepare, and submit quarterly reports to US DOL and other public agencies.

· Provide support in the contracting, invoicing, and request for proposal process, including support in the initiation, development, execution, and modification of contracts associated with grant funding. Learn the internal Contracts Management System to track progress of the contracting process.

· Coordinate with internal Contracting Unit to monitor activities and expenditures related to grants.

· Coordinate the development, dissemination, and evaluation of any request for proposal (RFP) with the guidance of the Director for Apprenticeship and Training.

  • Technical Assistance & Training

· Provide technical assistance and support in the development and operation of Registered Pre-Apprenticeship and Registered Apprenticeship programs. This includes support with program design, braided funding, partner matching, developing standards and implementation supports.

· Coordinate ApprenticeshipPHL events including apprenticeship overviews, quarterly awareness events, the annual symposium, and presentations at conferences. Provide event management support including managing event registration, promotion, and day-of event coordination.

· Coordinate and schedule small to large meetings and other convenings with internal staff and external constituencies. Manage the logistics associated with meetings and events including developing agendas, compiling materials, taking minutes, and sending out follow-up communications. Maintain documentation of all meetings and events as specified.

· Perform other job-related duties as assigned.



Education/Professional Experience

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and 2 years of relevant experience preferably in workforce development, apprenticeship, organizational development, employer engagement, and/or other work-based learning programs.

Or, any combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

· Outstanding interpersonal, communication and organizational skills, high energy and flexibility

· Exceptional critical thinking, problem solving, writing, and editing skills

· Must be organized with strong attention to detail with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

· Culturally competent and eager to work in a diverse work environment

· Experience or training in program design, workforce, stakeholder engagement, employer outreach, grant management or equivalent fields related to business development

· Knowledge of or experience in contracts, accounting, budgeting, and/or other fiscal activities

· Knowledge of data entry and quality assurance practices

· Must have high integrity in handling confidential and sensitive data

· Strong writing abilities with experience writing reports, proposals, and/or social media content a plus

· Ability to develop and deliver presentations

· Must possess at least intermediate level of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point

· Willingness to learn policy and practices impacting apprenticeships

· Will possess the acumen to understand the specific industry sector in which the organization participates and how decisions may impact outcomes

· Work to become proficient in new software and data systems to support the project

· Must have high integrity in handling confidential and sensitive data

· Ability to effectively work with representatives from businesses, non-profits, educational institutions, government agencies, public officials, and all levels of management and staff

· Able to follow directions, work collaboratively, and advance work individually

· Bicultural/bilingual is considered a plus

What We Offer

Philadelphia Works offers qualifying full-time employees with a competitive benefits program including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), tuition assistance, life and disability. We also offer company paid vacation, personal and sick leave days.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Philadelphia Works is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, transgender status, and gender identity), gender, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, familial status, religion, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual preference, political affiliation, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws, in all matters pertaining to recruitment, selection, compensation, training, advancement and promotion, retention, discipline, and termination.