Associate Director, Need in Deed

Posted by Need In Deed on July 11, 2016

Associate Director
Position: Associate Director
Reports to: Executive Director
Salary: $75,000-$85,000

Overall responsibility: Serves as chief operating officer for Need in Deed (NID) and owns fundraising efforts for all sources of NID income. Oversees major organizational and programmatic events. With Executive Director, develops organization’s overall strategic positioning.

Specific areas of responsibility:

Development (65%)

  • With ED and Board, create a comprehensive annual development plan that is strategic and diverse, incorporating individual, corporate, and foundation funding, to guide annual fundraising activities
  • Oversee the process of identifying, researching, cultivating, and stewarding relationships with corporate, individual, and foundation contacts
    • Direct individual and major gifts pipeline
    • Develop coordinated fall and spring direct mail and electronic appeals
    • Develop planned giving program with an eye toward building organization’s endowment
    • Prepare foundation and corporate grant proposals
    • Oversee foundation gift acknowledgements and reporting requirements
    • Manage organization’s EITC reporting and renewal
  • Convene, support, and consult Development Committee of the Board of Directors to engage all members in effectively supporting NID’s fundraising efforts
  • With NID leadership, develop case statements for NID’s work and special projects

Program and Strategy (25%)

  • With ED, oversee development of organization’s strategic positioning
  • With ED, develop concept and oversee logistics for annual events with an eye toward fundraising
  • With ED, conduct periodic landscape analysis to identify relationship, partnership, and business development opportunities

Administration (10%)

  • With ED, develop annual budget
  • With ED and Board Finance Committee, develop and implement organization’s financial statements and strategy
  • With ED and Board governance chair, develop Board pipeline
  • Make organizational decisions in ED’s absence


  • Ten years nonprofit administrative and/or development experience preferred
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Proven track record of successful fundraising, including grant writing
  • Facility with fundraising research strategies, including Wealth Engine
  • Facility with basic budgeting and financial management
  • Facility with program evaluation and strategic positioning
  • Facility with Board development


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to balance existing work methods with innovation and change
  • Honest, forthright
  • Resilient; open to alternate perspectives and feedback
  • Emotionally intelligent; comfortable communicating with a wide range of audiences
  • Intellectually curious
  • Sense of humor
  • Knowledgeable about: Education landscape and Philadelphia’s corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:
Kimberly Kirn, Executive Director,

No phone calls, please.

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