Who’s Hiring? 9 Organizations Hiring for Nonprofit Development Jobs was originally published on Idealist Careers.
For many nonprofits, securing the financial resources and support necessary to operate is one of their biggest and most important challenges. The development professionals who do this work—through fundraising, event planning, and grant writing—are skilled at cultivating relationships with donors and championing their organization’s mission every step of the way.
What many current and aspiring social-impact professionals don’t realize is that landing a development gig doesn’t require you to know everything about the sector, or have previous fundraising experience. In fact, it’s a fantastic way for entry-level professionals or sector switchers to apply backgrounds in research, sales, and communication to social impact.
This month, we’re bringing you nine organizations that have recently posted nonprofit development jobs on Idealist. Take a look through their descriptions to see if any are a match for your skills and interests.
1. Treatment Action Group, New York, NY
This nonprofit is the only AIDS organization dedicated solely to advocating for larger and more efficient research efforts toward finding better treatments, a cure, and a vaccine for AIDS. They are hiring a Director of Development to work on a hybrid schedule.
2. Innocence Project, New York, NY
The Innocence Project utilizes groundbreaking DNA technology and advocacy efforts to reform the criminal justice system and free the staggering numbers of innocent people who remain incarcerated. They are hiring for four, onsite, nonprofit development roles: Director of Institutional Giving, Assistant Director of Institutional Giving, Director of Development Operations and Data Systems, and Gift Processing Associate.
3. MiracleFeet, Remote
This global nonprofit provides low-cost treatments to the thousands of babies born with clubfoot every year, with the ultimate aim of granting these children a better quality of life. They are looking for an Associate Director, Development to fill a remote position.
4. Epiphany School, Boston, MA
The Epiphany School is an independent, tuition-free, middle school for children of low-income families from Boston neighborhoods. They are hiring a Development Coordinator for an onsite role.
5. Fund for Women’s Equality/ERA Coalition, Remote
These sister organizations, the Fund for Women’s Equality and the ERA Coalition, seek to educate Americans about and build a diverse coalition around the Equal Rights Amendment, with the ultimate aim of publishing the amendment to the U.S. Constitution. They are looking for a Development, Fundraising & Event Coordinator for a remote role.
6. Data Science 4 Everyone, Remote
This national initiative works to catalyze the adoption of data science and data literacy as a fundamental component of K-12 education to ensure all students are data literate by high school graduation. They are hiring a Development and Grants Specialist for a remote position.
7. Performing Arts Workshop, San Francisco, CA
This BIPOC-led nonprofit seeks to equalize access to arts and arts education in the Bay Area to help young people develop critical thinking, creative expression, Socio-Emotional Learning (SEL), and essential life skills. They are hiring a Development & Research Associate to work on a hybrid schedule.
8. Big Brothers Big Sisters of CT, Hartford, CT
This nonprofit’s mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally-supported, one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. They are hiring a Senior Philanthropy Officer and a Grants Administrator to work on hybrid schedules.
9. Connecticut Citizen Action Group, West Hartford, CT
A statewide member-based organization, the Connecticut Citizen Action Group is dedicated to actively involving the citizens of Connecticut in altering the relations of power to bring about social, economic, and environmental justice. They are hiring an Event Coordinator & Development Assistant to work in a hybrid capacity.
Resources for Landing a Job in Development
If you’re interested in applying to one of the above positions but aren’t sure if you’re qualified, here are some helpful resources for gaining development experience, as well as tips for how to include a diverse skillset on your job application.
- Breaking into a Development Career | An Interview with Anna Baum
- Get the Experience to Land the Job | Nonprofit Development and Fundraising
- Get the Experience to Land the Job | Grant Writing
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