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Limen Recovery + Wellness - Grant Writer

Posted: 11/30/2022

Salary Range: $25,000 - $35,000

Organization Overview
The Limen Recovery + Wellness philosophy has been to provide a temporary home for men and women recovering from substance use. At the Limen Recovery + Wellness, the resident learns to change their life and help themselves in an atmosphere of compassion and loving concern. They learn to be responsible for their own choices. The aim is truly restoration - a new life restored to the community.
Our Vision is to serve as the premier recovery service provider in Delaware while breaking the cycle of addiction and promoting mental wellness.
Our Mission is to improve lives and communities by offering comprehensive recovery and mental wellness services within a continuum of care.
The Grant Writer will support the mission of Limen Recovery + Wellness and responsible for all aspects of grant activities in compliance with the organization and department goals and objectives. This includes developing and executing a comprehensive and aggressive program to generate grant support from existing sources, as well as new opportunities via private, corporate foundation, federal and state programs, local municipalities, civic and religious groups, etc. This role will research and submit proposals that support our strategic initiatives, steward donors, prepare Letters of Intent/Inquiry, and coordinate interdepartmental inputs. This is a multifaceted role that will challenge you to manage a full range of activities that are required to prepare, submit and manage grant proposals and reports. The successful candidate will have a proven track record with strong working knowledge of the State of Delaware Government, Foundation & Nonprofit organizations and funding opportunities.
Reports To: Director of Advancement and works in consultation with other members of the Leadership Team
Summary: Responsible for researching grant opportunities, writing compelling grant proposals to acquire funding, and provide full life cycle grant management.
Duties and Responsibilities include the following. All other duties as may be assigned.

  • Identify new grant opportunities, write and submit proposals
  • Identify and qualify new prospects for grant funding
  • Develop and implement efficient systems for processing and reporting on grants (federal, state, local and foundation).
  • Prepare and submit accurate and timely funder reports and invoices
  • Manage and schedule biweekly grant meetings for the organization
  • Compile and maintain philanthropy material and statistical data from internal and external sources
  • Update donor database tool to track grant opportunities
  • Furnish prospective funders with supporting documents
  • Maintain proficient knowledge of the organization’s history and programs
  • Develop understand of our financial needs and ensure we attain funding
  • Assist with the execution of the development strategy
  • Manage and build upon current grant cycle calendar, maintaining all timelines for grants and projects with all appropriate departments
  • Implement appropriate metrics that evaluate and gauge effectiveness and impact to allow continuous improvement
Knowledge, Skills and other Abilities

  • Proven work experience as a Grant Writer or similar role
  • Proficient with measuring and reaching income goals
  • Excellent knowledge of fundraising information sources
  • Exceptional organizational and writing skills
  • Exhibit follow through on tasks and goals
Computer Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Suite, Bloomerang and additional software as needed.
Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) from four-year college or university and four to six years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
The grant writer will be a part time position, working up to 30 hours per week. Position can be remote with availability to be in the office as needed.
An offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of pre-employment drug screening and background checks.
How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit resume to

The Challenge Program - Director of Development

Posted: 11/29/2022

Salary Range
: $55,000 - $65,000

Organization Overview
The Challenge Program (CP) is a nonprofit “earn while you learn” construction training program serving youth ages 18 to 24 with serious barriers to employment in Wilmington, Delaware since 1998. To provide vocational training for select Delaware youth to empower them with the confidence, skills and purpose to become highly employable and self-sufficient. We offer full-time, paid work experience, basic education and GED preparation, certifications, case management services, and job search and placement assistance. We are also an award-winning construction company. Funded largely by contracts with the federal and local government, local foundations and corporate partners, Challenge Program also generates earned income through construction and woodworking projects.
CP Furniture (CPF) is a social enterprise of The Challenge Program. CPF offers distinctive, handcrafted furniture to residential and commercial clients, and employs CP graduates. CPF is poised to quadruple annual earned revenues in the next two years, propelled by the construction of a new furniture shop and improvements to its marketing, branding, and furniture production processes, which will allow CPF to fulfill its dual mission: to financially support The Challenge Program and to provide jobs and advanced training to program graduates.
We are a top performing organization with a dedicated staff, talented trainees and a great team environment. Visit and for more information.
Position Overview
The Development Director reports to the Executive Director and will also work closely with the Program Director. Primary responsibilities are overseeing all Fundraising/Development activities, including grants, individual donations, and events.
Position Location             
This position is a hybrid position. While a good portion of the work may be completed remotely, it is important that the Development Director is available for in-person staff meetings, meetings with partners/funders, and special events as needed. The position is located primarily in our Wilmington, Delaware office, with some regional travel as needed (Philadelphia) to support our programs and events. 
Compensation and Benefits
This is envisioned as a full-time, exempt position with full benefits and a salary commensurate with experience. Applicants with extensive experience who are interested in a reduced schedule (4 days, for example) are also encouraged to apply. Employees receive full health benefits and 20 paid days off/ year.
Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Draft and execute an annual fundraising plan, approved by the Executive Director.
  • Manage a calendar of grants and reports in support of an annual Contributed Revenues budget of $1M+ (primarily comprised of government, corporate, and foundation grants).
  • Identify new funding sources to diversify the grant portfolio.
  • Write and review grants and reports, coordinating with Executive Director and Program Director for outcomes and narratives. Grants are primarily in support of The Challenge Program but may include grants which support CP Furniture.
  • Along with the Executive Director, cultivate funding relationships with organizations in Delaware and Pennsylvania, as well as national funders
  • Oversee the (new) annual fundraising event (target: fall 2023), with a goal of raising $100K in general operating revenues. Tasks include planning, engaging and guiding the Board, cultivating sponsorships, coordinating vendors and volunteers, and executing the event.
  • Oversee an annual fund appeal (typically year-end). Ensure gifts are correctly recorded in the database and acknowledged in a timely fashion; reconcile with accounting quarterly.
  • Develop and launch a major donor gifts program (end of year appeal timing 2023).
  • Assist in preparing the annual Contributed Revenues budget and provide regular updates to the Executive Director.
  • Represent Challenge Program in community events (including AFP and other) as needed.
  • Participate in Challenge Program meetings and assist with other events (including the CP Furniture grand opening in Spring 2023) and special projects, as needed.
Job Qualifications

  • 5-7 years of experience working at a nonprofit organization, with 2-4 years in Fundraising/Development, is required. Development Director experience is preferred.
  • Significant experience writing complex grants and reports (preferably experience with government grants), with a successful track record of securing funding.
  • Experience securing major gifts ($5-10,000+) from individual donors is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Master’s degree and/or CFRE certification are a plus.
  • Excellent technical and persuasive writing and oral communication skills are required. 
  • The ideal candidate will possess knowledge and experience with workforce development trends, programs, funding, and best practices.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and experience with CRM and fundraising databases, such as Apricot. 
  • The ability to think independently and creatively, plan and meet deadlines while multi-tasking, and exercise sound judgment and diplomacy is required.
  • This individual should be organized and detail-oriented, energetic, team-oriented, and results-oriented.
  • Be empathetic with the population served, their needs, and how Challenge Program addresses those needs.
Additional Requirements

  • Must not have a criminal background which would cause question of ability to give constructive guidance to young adults.
  • Must be able to pass a drug and background screening.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. 
How to Apply

All candidates must submit a cover letter and resume, as well as a writing sample, with the subject line “Development Director” to
Challenge Program values diversity and is committed to building a representative team inclusive to race, age, gender identity and expression, religion, color, sexual orientation, ethnicity, people with disabilities, veterans, and all qualified applicants.

Meals On Wheels Delaware - Design and Marketing Coordinator

Posted: 11/21/2022

Salary Range: $32,000 - $42,000

Meals On Wheels Delaware is a nonprofit organization which raises funds and awareness to support meal delivery programs to homebound seniors in Delaware. The Meals On Wheels Delaware office is a collaborative, fast paced, small team environment. 
This is a full-time position, based out of our office in Wilmington, Delaware. Hybrid working is available. All staff can combine a minimum of 2 days in the office, with scheduled remote working.
As Design and Marketing Coordinator you will be the primary contact for the marketing and design efforts in support of the Meals On Wheels Delaware brand and fundraising initiatives. You will plan, coordinate, and execute marketing communications with responsibilities that include creating brand awareness, events marketing, social media management, and implementation. 
The successful candidate will have a design background, one to three years of experience, and be comfortable in a collaborative environment. Hybrid working includes occasional evening and weekend hours as required to support in-person fundraising events.
  • Ownership of design and marketing for the MOWD brand 
  • Drive engagement and growth on social media platforms, via strategic planning and implementation including design and copywriting
  • Collaborate with Director of Events to promote sponsorships, ticket sales, and engagement for fundraising events
  • Manage relationships with independent designers, print and mail house partners
  • Maintain and build ongoing relationships with local media outlets
  • Develop materials which enhance the MOWD brand and mission such as Newsletters, Informational Pieces, info graphics
  • Partner with website coordinator to update and maintain WordPress Website
  • Occasional travel required within the State of Delaware
  • Assist with the planning and execution of fundraising events

  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Design, Public Relations, or Communications preferred
  • 1 to 3 years of relevant experience
  • Adobe Creative Cloud experience in designing engaging visuals using Adobe In-Design, Photoshop & more
  • Experience with Hootsuite or other social media scheduling platforms
  • Excellent interpersonal, multitasking, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Experience with WordPress website management (preferred but not required)
  • Experience using template sites such as Canva or Adobe Spark (preferred but not required)

  • Full time Monday to Friday
  • Minimum 2 days in the office, remote schedule by agreement
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
How to Apply
To apply send resume, design sample and salary requirements to Anne Love, Executive Director,

Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art - Associate Director

Posted: 11/15/2022

Salary Range: $55,000 - $60,000

Complete Job Title: Associate Director, Corporate, Foundation & Government Grants

This position reports directly to the Chief Development Officer with a dotted line to the Conservancy Directors.

Primary Function

Draft funding proposals in support of Brandywine Conservancy programs and initiatives. Additionally, this position will assist the Conservancy in building a more engaged network of donors and in increasing the overall grants portfolio.                           
Position Relationships

Work closely with the Chairman of the Board, Executive Director, Conservancy Directors, and Chief Development Officer, as well as members of the Development and Conservancy staff and other staff members throughout the organization.
Essential Functions

  1. Raise significant funds on an annual basis by securing grants from individuals, institutional and private foundations, and government entities.
  2. Serve as initial author and project manager for all Letters of Inquiry, grant proposals, and project reports, including tracking deadlines, budget creation and information gathering.
  3. In collaboration with the Chief Development Officer and Conservancy staff ensure that the organization meets all grant deliverables and budgeted matching requirements.
  4. Conduct prospect research on foundations and government entities to evaluate prospective grants and initiate personal contact with potential funders, including proactive cultivation of new grant prospects and stewardship of existing donors.
  5. Using Altru, maintain up-to-date records of organizational information by funder, including funding history, grant requirements, key contacts, and recent activity. 
  6. In concert with the Chief Development Officer and Directors of the Conservancy, prepare an annual fundraising plan, funding forecast and monthly reports of gift and grant activity. Ensure grant revenue tracks positively against the operating budget and program goals.
  7. Assist the Chief Development Officer and Conservancy Directors with special events, strategic planning, and other responsibilities as needed/assigned.
  8. Develop, build, and sustain working relationships with local, regional, and national funders and key conservation partner organizations to advance the Conservancy’s fundraising priorities.
Essential Requirements

  1. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to write, proofread and edit persuasive proposals, as well as reports and related correspondence.
  2. Understanding of Conservancy programs and initiatives, including ability to translate technical information into effective grant proposals.
  3. Strong project management and organizational skills with a keen attention to detail.
  4. Strong time management skills and ability to work on several deadline-driven projects at once.
  5. Demonstrated ability to track, analyze and synthesize data and complex information from a wide variety of sources, and present the resulting information in a clear summary.
  6. Ability to influence and motivate others working both independently and as part of a project team.
  7. Strong knowledge of environmental issues and current/potential funders with a proven track record of securing financial support at significant levels.
  8. Comfort with developing budgets, financial statements, and statistical reports.
  9. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  10. Reliable transportation to and from the workplace.
  11. Ability to work some evenings and weekends as needed.
  12. Bachelor’s degree required, with three to five years’ experience in researching, creating, developing and writing fundraising proposals for foundations and government entities.
How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to

Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research - Development and Marketing Director

Posted: 11/2/2022

Salary Range: $50,000 - $60,000

Position Summary

The Development and Marketing Director is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all development and marketing activities, which includes securing financial resources through grants and appeals that will support the organization’s programs and services. The Director is also responsible for helping to build and manage the organization’s brand and all aspects of marketing communications in order to raise awareness of the organization. The Director reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the board of directors and department heads of the organization. The Director of Development leads two seasoned team members, the Marketing Associate and Development Associate. 
Duties and Responsibilities
Fund Development

  • Draft and implement an annual development plan, consistent with the strategic plan, to be approved by the executive director. 
  • Secure funding through individuals, foundations, government and corporations and identify strategies for increasing donations from these sources. 
  • Play key role in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors, working with the Executive Director and the Development and Marketing Committee, as appropriate.
  • Help others to learn to ask for support and steward donors.
  • Develop and coordinate annual fundraising appeals and major giving initiatives with Development and Marketing Associates.
  • Oversee fundraising events.
  • Manage the planned giving program.
  • Research, draft, and track grant proposals. Create reports for grantors as required.
  • Ensure donor gifts are correctly recorded in the donor database and are acknowledged in a timely fashion. Ensure donations are reconciled with accounting quarterly.
  • With other Development and Marketing staff, develop and maintain a team of volunteers to assist with development activities.
  • Participate in the strategic planning process.

  • Implement the organization’s messaging and communications strategy for current and prospective supporters. Oversee or coordinate print communications collateral, including brochures, quarterly newsletter, and annual report. Oversee written content for press releases, brochures, newsletters, and outreach campaigns as needed.
  • Oversee the web site and regularly update its content; cultivate the organization’s presence via social media channels.
  • Identify opportunities for public relations growth and lead strategies to take advantage of these opportunities. Oversee media relations and ensure message consistency across a variety of channels. 

  • Prepare monthly development reports for the board and provide statistical analyses as requested.
  • Prepare and monitor the department budget.
  • Supervise direct reports and complete annual performance reviews.
  • Serve as a staff liaison for the Development & Marketing Committee.

  • Bachelor’s degree or 3-5 years of fundraising and marketing experience
  • 2-4 years’ experience managing a budget, staff, and/or volunteers
  • Strong writing and proofreading skills
  • Experience with major giving ($10,000+) and annual fund drives
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office. Experience with website maintenance/design and social media. Experience with non-profit fundraising software highly desired
Compensation and Work Environment

Salary is commensurate with experience; paid vacation is provided. TSBRR pays 85% of monthly health insurance premium. Up to 3% IRA match is available in the second calendar year of employment. 
Majority of work is done in-office (Newark, DE); remote work is permitted. We cultivate a work environment that is supportive and celebrates teamwork. 
About Us

Tri-State has 16 full-time, year-round staff and operates on an annual budget of $1.2MM. We are a federally permitted avian rehabilitation clinic located in Newark, Delaware, that provides professional care for a caseload of more than 3,500 native wild birds annually and is internationally recognized for providing oiled wildlife training and response to colleagues and industry partners for all wildlife species worldwide. 
How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to Lisa Smith, Executive Director at Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Kennett Area Community Service - Development Director

Posted: 10/26/2022

Salary Range: $62,000 - $67,000

We're searching for an experienced fundraiser to join our team as our new full-time Development Director. In this essential position, you will lead all Kennett Area Community Service’s (KACS) fundraising efforts, including individual gifts, major gifts, private and public grants, corporate donations, special events, and earned revenue.

This is a rare opportunity to help attract the resources necessary for the largest social services organization of its kind in southern Chester County, to take an innovative, nonprofit organization to the next level.

  • Lead the effort to identify all possible sources of funding for KACS.
  • Partner with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors on the creation and implementation of a comprehensive multi-channel annual fundraising plan.
  • Lead donor prospect research and cultivate a portfolio of priority donor relationships.
  • Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them.
  • Refine and grow an Annual Giving program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major gifts.
  • Coordinate an effective program for recognition, involvement, and stewardship of donors.
  • Retain and secure new corporate partners for KACS.
  • Spearhead online and in-person fundraisers and special events.
  • Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements to share information about KACS with potential donors, sponsors and funders.
  • 3-5 years of nonprofit fundraising experience.
Salary and Benefits

The salary range for this position is $62,000 to $67,000 per year depending on experience. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, $10,000 life insurance plan, and a retirement plan that KACS matches up to 3%, along with a partial cell phone reimbursement and 16 days of paid vacation.
How to Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter, 3 references and a diversity statement. Please email these materials directly to Leah Reynolds, Executive Director, No calls, please.

The desired start date for this position is ASAP.

Jewish Federation of Delaware - Accounting Associate

Posted: 10/20/2022

Salary Range: $42,000 - $48,000

Position Summary

The Accounting Associate provides financial and administrative support to the Jewish Federation of Delaware (Federation) by performing a variety of routine and non-routine accounting functions with significant focus on accounts payable and accounts receivable. This is a hands-on, fast paced position.
  • Performs all functions of accounts payable, accounts receivable, pledge management, the month-end close, payroll and some HR responsibilities
  • Works to ensure the Federation uses its financial resources according to the mission
  • Assists the Controller in annual budget and audit preparation

The Accounting Associate reports to and works under the direct supervision of the Controller of the Federation as augmented by the guidance of the Chief Executive Officer.
Prior Experience/Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in a similar position
  • Non-Profit background preferred
  • Knowledge of GAAP, accounting techniques and procedures relevant to non-profit accounting
  • Proficient with the use of accounting software, MS Word, MS Outlook, MS Excel and displays an intuitive ability to learn new software and applications
  • Displays the strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills necessary for communicating with all Federation stakeholders including employees, donors, and vendors
  • Highly customer service oriented, strong collaborator and team player
  • Effective time management skills to ensure bills are paid on time and to make daily bank deposits
  • Strong mathematical skills to verify invoices, deposits, post fees, prepare journal entries, and balance accounts receivable 
  • Strong analytical capabilities combined with problem solving skills to monitor financial data and interpret financial policies and procedures 
  • Detail oriented and takes pride in ownership of work with high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks effectively and meet deadlines
  • Ability to follow through with assigned tasks according to instructions
  • Engages in Federation activities and provides other departments with support when necessary
  • Has a heart for the mission of the Federation
  • Adaptable and proactive 
  • Identifies and pursues ways to streamline operations 
Specific Functions

  • Accounts Payable: key in all invoices, ensure proper approval procedures have been followed, submit payables for review, issue checks, coordinate check signing and distribution of checks.  Record other cash disbursements in Abila through cash disbursements module.
  • Accounts Receivable: Jewish Living advertising invoicing and cash receipts (Abila), agency rent invoicing (Abila), key in daily cash receipts (Bloomerang), monthly credit card processing.  Make daily bank deposits.
  • Campaign pledge and payment processing (Bloomerang).
  • Prepare and send pledge acknowledgement letters, donor receipts and quarterly billing statements.
  • Process bi-weekly payroll, enter journal entries for payroll, manage HR files.
  • Assistance with year-end audit (pull records, make copies).
How to Apply
Please email Linda Jaworski at

Autism Delaware - Director of Fund Development & Engagement

Posted: 10/18/2022

Salary Range: $90,000 plus performance incentive

Delaware’s leading private, nonprofit agency serving individuals and families affected by autism is seeking a Director of Fund Development & Engagement. This senior-level position reports to the Executive Director and is charged with advancing the organization’s strategic vision by setting and achieving operational goals related to engagement, philanthropy, stewardship, volunteerism, and communications. The individual will provide direct leadership for Fund Development & Engagement staff in carrying out all fund development initiatives, including the annual fund, individual giving, corporate support, appeals, sponsorships, in-kind donations, fundraising events, grants, foundations, planned giving, and volunteer recruitment and retention. A key member of Autism Delaware’s leadership team, this position is responsible for meeting an annual revenue target.
This is a full-time, salaried position. 
Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and three references to or postal mail at Autism Delaware, 924 Old Harmony Road, Suite 201, Newark, DE 19713.

JFS Delaware - Director of Development

Posted: 10/15/2022

Salary Range: $70,000 - $85,000

Ready to make a difference?

Our small organization is doing big things. 
We need a leader in fundraising. 
Are you someone who works well with the team who can tell our story?

The Director of Development is an executive leadership position responsible for generating revenue to fund the organization through individuals, corporations, grants, events, and fund-raising campaigns. Reporting to the CEO, this position will develop and implement a comprehensive Development Plan annually, outlining a comprehensive fundraising strategy that drives growth and sustainability with a specific goal of increasing unrestricted revenue.


  • Develop and implement an individual donor cultivation plan including major gift development and planned to give.
  • Develop and implement annual fund-raising campaigns, including fall annual campaign and other specialized campaigns.
  • Direct input and maintenance of the donor database (Salesforce), including generating reports as needed. 
  • Manage grant writing.
  • Manage Marketing and Communications Plan development and implementation in conjunction with the Marketing and Communications Specialist.
  • Lead Development Committee regarding any special events.
  • Together with CEO and Development Committee, interface with JFS Board of Directors regarding fund-raising efforts, and supporting their role in fund-raising. 

  • Proven track record with individual donor development
  • Experience with Development software, especially Salesforce nonprofit package
  • Experience in basic grant writing
  • Knowledgeable in Marketing and Communication as it relates to fundraising
  • Ability to analyze and problem solve 
  • Must be highly organized and able to set priorities
  • Experience in planning and execution of fund-raising events preferred
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field. Master’s a plus, CFRE certification a plus. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including PPT, Excel and MSWord. 
Living JFS Delaware Way

  • Embodies the Mission: Our mission is to strengthen individuals, families, and the community by providing counseling and support services, based on Jewish values. 
  • Makes the JFS Promise: Regardless of religion, race, socio-economic status, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, or special need, we will provide support.
  • Commits to continued Personal Growth and Education: Participates in professional development and personal growth opportunities, such as workshops, networking groups and professional societies. 
  • Ensures a Diverse and Inclusive Work Environment: Through actions and words ensures that co-workers and clients feel safe, valued, and respected

Compensation and Work Environment
Salaried full-time with compensation based on experience and expertise. This position is a hybrid remote/in-office location. The bulk of your time will be spent in the community and with our donors. You may be at home 1-2 days a week, in the office and in the community the remainder of the time.
How to Apply
Please send cover letter and resume to and call 484-883-2407 with questions.