Director of Development, Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia

Posted by on October 08, 2012

Director of Development, Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia

Posted on: September 26, 2012

Director of Development needed in Center City Philadelphia

Grant writing experience a must

No phone Calls

Send resume with cover letter

GENERAL SUMMARY:Manages all development and marketing functions, including annual fund activities, government and community relations, donor stewardship, gift processing and reporting, and public and media relations; assists the Chief Executive Officer with board development, major gift solicitations and strategic planning; staffs the strategic planning, resource development, marketing and government relations committees.


– Manages all development programs and projects, including special events, board solicitations, grant-writing to government, corporate and foundation prospects, major gift appeals and employee campaigns.

– Is responsible for ensuring that all gift and pledge payments are acknowledged within one week of receipt; ensures that financial and donor reports are completed accurately and in a timely fashion, and that departmental administrative procedures and systems are being employed and maintained.

– Creates and presents reports on resource development and/or marketing matters to BGCP staff and volunteers.

– Plans and directs all appeals to corporations for sponsorship support/partnerships, major gift cultivations and solicitations, and grant writing to corporate and private foundations.

– Provides staff support to the resource development, marketing, government relations and strategic planning committees, including interacting with board members in carrying out committee duties and responsibilities.

– Is responsible for maintaining the BGCP website and for producing the monthly departmental e-newsletter.

– Manages publicity and media relations in connection with BGCP’s special events, including the annual golf tournament, the Shining Stars Gala, and Philly Fight Night.


– Bachelor’s degree required

– Minimum of four (4) years of experience in a business environment, with at least eighteen months experience in a development and/or marketing department at a non-profit organization

– Excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize

– Excellent communication skills: oral, written, and proofreading

– Experience in using computer software: Microsoft Office, Raisers Edge preferred

– Ability to represent the organization in a variety of professional settings and effectively deal with volunteer leaders and the general public in a professional and courteous manner

– Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

-Experience writing grants

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