Development Manager, Petey Greene Program

Posted by Petey Greene Program on November 24, 2014

The Petey Greene Program (, headquartered in Princeton, NJ, supplements education in correctional institutions by providing individualized tutoring. We work to support academic achievement in prison classrooms to support the future success of people in prison and to build stronger communities. We envision a world in which all incarcerated people have access to high quality academic programs and all people recognize their stake in supporting education in correctional facilities.

Since 2007, we have built connections between universities and local departments of corrections, helping to facilitate meaningful educational programming for incarcerated people. We provide supplemental educational resources to corrections departments at no charge to their facilities. Our enthusiastic, knowledgeable volunteers are trained to work one-on-one with students who need extra assistance, allowing teachers to focus on moving the class forward.

We currently have more than 300 volunteers working in prisons in New Jersey and Connecticut. We have recently hired five regional field managers to expand our work in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the District of Columbia. Our goal is to expand to 100 colleges nationally in five years.

Job Description

The Petey Greene Program is seeking a fundraiser and good communicator to help shape and conduct a broad plan to build awareness about the organization and increase resources to sustain a growing program.

The Development Manager will work closely with the Executive Director, with support from an Office Coordinator to:

  • expand donor identification, cultivation and acquisition efforts (annual gifts, major gifts, and government, foundation and corporate support)
  • collaborate with Regional Field Managers on fundraising activities
  • manage donor relations and prospecting events
  • research and write grant proposals
  • direct public relations and communications efforts to promote awareness and a positive image for the organization.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for the organization’s mission and issues of social justice. She/he will have an entrepreneurial spirit and enjoy working in an environment that draws on the energies of college students. At least two years nonprofit fundraising, marketing, or related experience is required. Excellent writing and people skills a must. Flexible 25-hour-per-week salaried position with growth potential. Some travel to regional sites may be required. Princeton area candidates preferred, but candidates in other Northeast states will be considered.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Jacki Kelly at

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