Development Director, Public Interest Law Center of Phila

Posted by on February 14, 2011


The Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia, the region’s most prominent public interest law firm which uses high impact legal strategies to improve the well-being and life prospects of the region’s most vulnerable populations, seeks a development director.

The Development Director is responsible for all aspects of fundraising and marketing for the organization which includes preparing and implementing the annual development plan; developing and overseeing large and small events; oversight and marketing of training programs; solicitations of individual donors, law firms and corporations; preparation of foundation proposals and reports; communications with press and general public; oversight of online presence, including website, face book and other online databases on which the Law Center is featured;  executing special projects and general outreach.

The Development Director reports directly to the Executive Director and supervises a paralegal who has responsibility for certain communications and event planning responsibilities.  The Development Director works closely with the Comptroller/Business Manager in tracking fundraising revenue and developing foundation proposals.  The Development Director coordinates and provides support to the fundraising committee of the board of directors.  The Development Director can take advantage of regular volunteer assistance to perform appropriate tasks.

Applicants must:  have a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience; demonstrate planning and organizational skills; show creativity and initiative; project a confident, professional image for the Law Center; demonstrate commitment to the Law Center’s mission; provide enthusiastic and energetic leadership; work well with others inside and outside of the organization; exhibit familiarity and flexibility with excel, databases and on-line tools, such as Event Brite; demonstrate skill and experience at supervising others; have good writing skills.

The Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates who are minorities or with a disability to apply.

The position is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is available February 21, 2011.  The salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.

To apply, submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and at least three references by mail or email to:

Jennifer R. Clarke
Executive Director
Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia
United Way Building
1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

About the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia: The mission of the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia is to use high impact legal strategies to improve the well-being and life prospects of the Philadelphia region’s most vulnerable populations by assuring that they have access to the resources and services that all of us need to lead our lives.  The Law Center opened its doors in 1969 as one of the eight original affiliates of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. In 1974 leaders of the Philadelphia Bar Association incorporated the Law Center as an independent nonprofit in order to ensure the continuation of its focus on systemic change by a dedicated staff of public interest attorneys.  For more information, visit us at

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