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Development Director

Position:     Development Director
Reports to:     Executive Director
Location:     Harrisburg (location can be flexible within Pennsylvania)

Founded in 1996 as the Center for Lesbian and Gay Civil Rights, Equality Pennsylvania is the only organization in the Commonwealth based in Harrisburg and advocating there and across the state, exclusively for the rights of LGBT Pennsylvanians.

Our central goal is to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Pennsylvanians through education, policy and legislation.  More than a decade ago, Equality Pennsylvania was a volunteer-based 501 (c)3 organization.  Today, we have full-time and part-time staff, more than a dozen interns each year and many, many dedicated volunteers.

In 2010 we totally re-organized and strengthened our status as an organization by adding both a 501(c)4 component and a PAC to our overall structure.  Since then we have made a number of key administrative changes and today our Board comes from areas all across Pennsylvania. We are gay and straight, business people and government workers, attorneys, non-profit leaders and professors who are singularly focused on changing the landscape for all LGBT Pennsylvanians.
The Development Director has the ultimate responsibility of implementing a fundraising plan that incorporates a range of strategies including: annual appeals, events, corporate and individual donors and grants.  The Development Director will be responsible for fundraising, overseeing donor management files and maintaining mailing lists and will work closely with the Executive Director to further the vision and mission of Equality Pennsylvania.

This is a salaried full-time position which requires significant flexibility in evenings, on weekends, and during the work week.  Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience in the non-profit industry. The position offers comprehensive medical and dental benefits with paid time off.  We are looking for a person with a donor and volunteer service outlook that will strengthen the organization’s existing fundraising model, create and implement strategies using new media and contribute to the overall success of the organization.

We seek an enthusiastic self-starter with high energy, a “can do” attitude, and a knowledge of and commitment to social justice. He/she must be independent and easily adapt to a fast-paced environment.  This person must be flexible, adaptable, resourceful and creative.

Specifically, the Development Director will:
– Develop and implement prospecting strategies and materials
– Identify and cultivate major individual and corporate donors
– Research and write grants
– Plan and oversee events
– Manage and update donor files
– Train, supervise and support volunteer fundraisers
– Enhance “brand awareness” for Equality Pennsylvania

– Significant experience working with non-profit organizations and boards of directors
– Fiscal management, supervisory skills and experience
– Demonstrated donor relations experience
– Experience creating and managing budgets
– Demonstrated ability to raise funds from foundations and private sources
– Bachelors degree or equivalent experience (MNA, CFRE, ACFRE, FInstF, or equivalent degree/certification preferred)
– Event planning experience

– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, verbal and written
– Knowledge of Microsoft Office software and proficiency in database management
– Ability to develop and initiate new programs
– Attention to detail and self-motivated and self-managed

Equality Pennsylvania follows an equal opportunity employment policy, and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, physical and intellectual disability, veteran status, and marital status.  This policy also applies to internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, terminations, relationships with outside vendors and customers, use of contractors and consultants, and in dealing with the general public.

Salary based on experience.  Benefit package available.

Email cover letter and resume via PDF or Word to
Please, no phone calls.  Application deadline: December 15, 2014

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