DELCO Careers: The Foundation for Delaware County

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The Foundation for Delaware County is a public charity founded in 2016, as the largest philanthropy serving Delaware County.

The foundation encourages philanthropy by providing efficient giving vehicles like donor-advised funds, gift annuities, and estate planning advice to generous individuals who want to have an impact in Delaware County and beyond.

The foundation makes grants to strengthen Delaware County’s nonprofit community.

The following job openings are currently available at The Foundation for Delaware County.

Director of Foundation, Corporate, and Government Relations

The Director of Foundation, Corporate, and Government Relations is responsible for managing and building the foundation’s portfolio of institutional funders developing and securing all foundation, corporate and government grants associated with the Foundation’s in-house community health programs.

Other primary responsibilities include maternal health research in anticipation of future fundraising, working with staff to establish relationships with potential funders, tracking implementation of awarded grants, and maintaining knowledge of federal grant award requirements and agency grants management requirements and policies.

Candidates for this position must have:

• A minimum five years of grant writing and fundraising experience, with a strong performance track record

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Master’s degree a plus.

• Mastery of best practices in grant writing, including excellent project and time management skills

• Proven superior writing and editing skills, with strong attention to detail

• Proven experience with online and government grant applications

• Excellent strategic, analytic, and data management skills

• Ability to work independently, prioritize work, and meet deadlines

• Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality, tact, and professionalism in representing the Foundation

• Demonstrated experience with computer software: Microsoft Word, Excel, and database management

• Familiarity with Delaware County and its various communities preferred

Find out more about the Director of Foundation, Corporate, and Government Relations.

Associate Director of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNEx)

The Associate Director of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence is responsible for building strong and productive partnerships with nonprofits and providers serving Delaware County to provide opportunities that strengthen individual nonprofits and the nonprofit sector.

The Associate Director is also responsible for identifying and building relationships with nonprofit technical assistance and educational resources that can inform, educate, and assist nonprofit organizations.

This position must use a supportive and collaborative approach in working with nonprofits and community partners in Delaware County to build relationships and cultivate an environment of learning.

Job responsibilities include:

• Compile and catalog nonprofit educational and technical assistance resources for the foundation and our nonprofit partners

• Respond to queries from nonprofit partners related to opportunities and resources that strengthen the nonprofit sector

• Help identify best practices in strengthening nonprofits, evaluation, communications, and leadership training to help inform the growth of the CNEx’s programming

• Create, curate content, distribute, and market a periodic eNewsletter for the CNEx

• Assist in the planning, recruitment for, launching, and promoting of new CNEx initiatives (Peer Learning Circles, Certificate in Nonprofit Management program, Nonprofit Hub, other sponsored projects, etc.)

• Catalog a list of currently operating nonprofits serving Delaware County

• Respond to queries from foundation applicants and grant recipients related to the application process

• Assist nonprofits with the foundation’s application process (Impact Grant, special initiatives, etc.)

• Manage an email database of nonprofit leadership in Delaware County and send out periodic notifications regarding CNEx announcements and other nonprofit resources

• Participate in a monthly team meeting with the Director of Nonprofit Services, Headquarters team meetings, and other meetings assigned by foundation leadership

• Participate in conferences, seminars, and other professional development activities to maintain and enhance expertise and professional status

• Develop and maintain relationships with partners to stay abreast of resources available to nonprofits

• Perform other job duties deemed necessary for the efficient operation of the Foundation

Applicants for this position must have:

• a college degree

• At least three years of development and communications in a nonprofit organization

• Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality, tact, and professionalism working with nonprofits

• Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

• Knowledge of nonprofits across Delaware County

• Ability to work independently and prioritize work

• Ability to meet deadlines

• Demonstrated facility and experience with computer software: Microsoft Word, Excel, and database management

• Excellent writing skills

• Excellent typing skills

• High level of efficiency and productivity

Find out more about the Associate Director of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence position.

Recovery Specialist

The Recovery Specialist is responsible for:

  • Providing peer support and serving as an advocate for pregnant and postpartum women recovering from substance use
  • Performing a wide variety of tasks to assist women in attaining and maintaining ongoing recovery focusing on employment, education, and recovery skills
  • Educating participants on community supports, relapse prevention and recovery plans, and resources available
  • Facilitating access to treatment, available community resources, and 12-Step information and locations
  • Providing support to navigate access to health systems, community, and recovery resources
  • Working with outside providers and referral sources to accept warm hand-offs of individuals and help to access recovery support services

Candidates for this position must have:

• Certification as a Recovery Specialist and 1 year of D&A experience is a plus

• Experience in Maternal and Child Health a plus

• Experience working with diverse populations, communities, and organizations

• Strong interpersonal communication and organizational skills

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• CPR certification is required

• Child abuse clearances as mandated by PA Act 33

• Valid driver’s license

• Basic computer, typing, and data entry skills with the ability to use Microsoft Office Suite

Candidate must have all the COVID-19 vaccinations, including the COVID-19 booster by the first day of employment

Find out more about the Recovery Specialist position.

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