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Director of Development

Position Overview

Founded in 1955, Penn Foundation is a non-profit organization providing innovative services to address the mental health and substance abuse treatment needs of individuals in our community. Reporting to the CEO, the successful candidate will possess attributes which include sophisticated communication skills, enthusiasm for our work and the ability to enhance strong organizational relationships. As a member of the leadership team, you will work closely with extraordinary clinicians and community stakeholders in service of our 41 programs serving 17,000 individuals annually offering integrated, holistic care designed to meet the unique needs of each person. We believe strongly in the resiliency of the human spirit and are committed to our mission of instilling hope, inspiring change, and building community for every one of the individuals and families who invite us to share in their journey.

The Development Director will lead, manage, and expand campaigns that build and strengthen links to potential and existing volunteers and donors and grow Penn Foundation’s revenue through increased corporate, individual, volunteer, and other community involvement.

In addition, the Development Director will provide leadership of the annual giving programs and personal cultivations and solicitations of high level annual giving, employee campaign, and donor stewardship activities.

Hours: Full-Time

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Plan and coordinate multi-faceted Annual Giving and fund campaigns
  • Manage budgets for Annual Giving
  • Cultivate, steward and solicit a portfolio of donors
  • Work to identify new prospects
  • Develop and write gift proposals for assigned donors
  • Train employees for employee campaign


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5–8 years of progressive experience and demonstrated fund-raising success.
  • CFRE a plus
  • Must have demonstrated skills in human services, relationship building, persuasive writing, budget management and business planning.
  • Extensive familiarity with national corporate and foundation communities.
  • Knowledge of both special event and non-event fundraising activities (major gifts, stewardship, etc.).
  • Team player that has the ability to interface with all levels of staff and volunteers.
  • Must develop, maintain and utilize relationships. Capability to leverage relationships and negotiate agreements.
  • Excellent written, oral, and communication skills (presentation delivery, conveying ideas, and instructing effectively).  Superior active listening, observation, and problem recognition and solving skills.
  • Exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to work and make judgments independently and take initiative. Well-disciplined and a self-starter that is extremely resourceful. Effectively multi-task, establish priorities, and work in a fast paced environment.
  • Understanding of computer systems and databases. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel & PowerPoint).
  • Ability to travel locally required. Occasional overnight travel as needed. Occasional evening and weekend work required as needed.
  • A Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check, a Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and a FBI Criminal History Background Check.

Penn Foundation is an equal opportunity employer