Development and Community Relations Manager

Strafford 19087, Pennsylvania

JoB Description

Woodlynde School, one of the nation’s leading K-12 college prep schools for students who learn differently, seeks a full-time Development and Community Relations Manager. Reporting to the Director of Advancement, this position is responsible for implementing multiple annual fundraising campaigns and cultivation and stewardship programming for key stakeholders. This position is also responsible for departmental Database and Financial Management and other projects as needed.



  • Development – Implement annual fundraising programs in support of general operations, scholarship funding, and special projects from an expanding constituency of donors through direct mail appeals, e-appeals, grant proposals, targeted initiatives, and cultivation and stewardship materials.
  • Community Relations – Implement communications and annual engagement events for donors and prospective donors. Responsible for logistics, invitation creation and distribution, database list management and RSVP collection, and post-event activities.
  • Database and Financial Management – Processing of community gifts, acknowledgements, and pledge management; database updates and report generation; research and management of key constituent lists; and monthly departmental financial reconciliation and reporting.


Required attributes include proven organizational and financial skills; excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills; impeccable accuracy and attention to detail; and proficiency in Raisers Edge or equivalent fundraising program. BA required and 2-3 years of non-profit development experience. Salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits offered.



To Apply: Email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Lisa Ketcham at No phone inquiries accepted.

Contact: Director of Advancement Lisa Ketcham



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