Assistant Director of Development & Major GIfts

MALVERN 19355, Pennsylvania

JoB Description

Valley Forge Educational Services (VFES) is a nonprofit organization providing educational, adult employment and recreational programs in support of our mission — to prepare children and adults with special needs to realize their potential as contributing members of the community.

As our VFES programs and campus needs have grown to meet the needs of the children and adults we serve, we seek to build our Development team with the addition of an Assistant Director. In this new role, the Assistant Director will be responsible for supporting strategic initiatives to expand the organization’s fundraising revenue.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • cultivating and soliciting major individual donors and foundations
  • preparing funding requests
  • assisting with various donor communications
  • planning and executing stewardship events, donor recognition activities and personal visits
  • supporting other development efforts including the annual appeal and Community Day


As the Assistant Director, you must have:

  • a bachelor’s degree (Communications, English, Business Administration or a related field);
  • a minimum of 5 years fundraising experience, preferably in a non-profit, educational organization serving children and adults with special needs; and
  • experience in the following fundraising areas: major gift solicitation; grant research, writing, and stewardship of private foundations and corporations; and annual fund and special events.


This is a full-time, year-round position with paid health and dental insurance, generous paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and a 9% employer contribution to our retirement plan.


To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to jobs@vfes.netApplications will be accepted through June 10, 2019.

For additional details, visit the Careers section of our website (

Contact: Anne McCrary


Mailing Address: 1777 North Valley Road

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