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Development Director

Organization: Chester County Fund for Women & Girls
Date Posted: 3/13/2017
City: West Chester
Location: Pennsylvania
Country: United States
Primary Category: Development/Fundraising
Type of Position: Part-Time
Experience Requirement: 5-10 years

Description & Details


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Position Summary
The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls leads and unites the community through philanthropy and advocacy to ensure that women and girls have opportunities and resources to thrive. To contribute to the mission, the Development Director plans and executes the implementation of a strategic and comprehensive approach to fundraising, which includes but is not limited to: major gifts, corporate contributions, grantwriting and events. Working with all constituencies within CCFWG, including: staff, board, volunteers and donors, this position works closely with the Executive Director and Development Committee Chair to increase the organization’s financial and organizational growth.


  • Develop, implement and evaluate annual fundraising plan to ensure that the goals outlined in the plan are being achieved
  • Plan, organize and administer fundraising and development related activities; including the planning and execution of special fundraising events, the annual Luncheon, appeals, grant proposals, donor relations and other initiatives as specified in the fund development plan
  • Identify, cultivate, and help develop strategy to reach corporate, community, foundation and individual donors and prospects
  • Oversee the administration of donor mailing list and database to ensure integrity, accuracy, and highest level of confidentiality
  • Prepare and submit grant applications as outlined in the development calendar
  • Manage development budget
  • Prepare regular reports on progress; budgets related to fundraising and the management of development activities
  • Work with CCFWG staff to ensure adherence to existing development policies and provide updates as needed, especially with regard to all donor records, acknowledgments, donor recognition, and event coordination.
  • Foster an understanding of culture of philanthropy within the organization

In collaboration with communications:

  • Coordinate the design, printing and distribution of CCFWG online and print appeals and communications
  • Build awareness of fundraising activities and mission of organization
  • Build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of CCFWG


  • Reports directly to the Executive Director
  • Works closely with all CCFWG staff
  • Offers staff support for Development Committee and all fundraising related subcommittees


  • Excellent written, oral, interpersonal public speaking and analytical skills
  • Possess thorough, organized and detail-oriented approach to work
  • Ability to work well both independently and with staff and volunteers
  • Five to seven years experience with development and familiarity with all aspects of philanthropy
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Strong commitment to and awareness of the needs of women and girls in Chester County

How to Apply / Contact


Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to Brandon Szerenyi at