Director of Development

SAA After School
November 7, 2018
Norristown, PA
Job Type


SAA Afterschool is a tuition-free, out of school time program for girls in 2nd - 4th grade. The mission of SAA is to build character, instill a positive sense of self, and provide tangible life skills through a creative curriculum of arts exploration, academic reinforcement, and emotional learning. SAA provides a safe, stable environment where students practice respect for self and others, exercise appropriate interactions with peers and adults, discover new skills and talents, and develop tools that will allow them to achieve greater success in school and beyond.

Reporting to the Board Chair and working with the Development Committee, the Director of Development is responsible for all fundraising and development activities for SAA. The DD will help grow existing and forge new relationships to expand SAA’s visibility, impact and financial resources.

The DD will have primary responsibility for the solicitation of major gifts, federal and state grants, special events and corporate, foundation, and individual gifts as we seek to raise the annual budgeted funds required to run and grow the SAA program. The DD will also expand and diversify SAA’s donor base/pipeline and will work with the Board and support board members as they assist in fundraising activities.

It is expected that the amount to be raised by SAA will increase in future years as the DD systematically and effectively strengthens the organization’s overall fundraising capacity.


Working with the Director of Education(DE) and Development Committee (DC)

  • Actively work with the DC to develop and implement a comprehensive development strategy to include individual, corporate, foundation, government grants, that is reflective of/is correlated to the approved budget and long-term strategies.
  • Support and partner with the DE and DC on all major fundraising initiatives and events
  • Have primary responsibility for research, development and execution of all proposals; write and archive all proposals with a long-term relationship-management approach
  • Monitor and follow through with reporting requirements on grants received
  • Monitor all donor information, maintain donor database, and provide and present statistical analysis to DC and Board
  • Monitor and report regularly on the progress of the development program to the DC and the Board
  • Write and manage all appeal letters/campaigns in coordination with DC
  • Develop and manage cultivation program and process for individual, corporate and foundation prospects
  • Develop and maintain donor relationships
  • Support Gala Committee in execution of annual gala
  • Support the DC Chair with meetings, agendas, meeting notes, and necessary follow-through
  • Maintain social media sites in collaboration with DE
  • Work with DE to produce quarterly newsletters and news articles
  • Other duties as needed

****Must be able to travel to Norristown and surrounding area as needed.****


Annual organizational budget is approximately $200,000. Part time position pay is $25,000 to $28,000 for an average of 15 hours per week.

How To Apply

Please send your resume and 2-3 writing samples (abbreviated grant narrative, appeal letter, and/or acknowledgement letter) to Amy Grebe,

Potential candidates will be invited to participate in a phone interview and if selected, will then meet with the Board Chair and Director of Education.

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