CORA Services
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical benefits with two options of coverage (coverage begins on the 1st of the month following date of hire), with generous company contribution Company-paid Life/Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Long-term Disability coverage Voluntary programs including Dental, Vision, Short-term Disability, and Life Insurance 403 (b) Pension Plan with generous company contribution after one year of service Generous paid time off package Warm, welcoming, and supportive environment

Assistant Director of Development

Interested in working for a non-profit organization rooted in a tradition of care and compassion? Join our team! CORA is a fast-paced, growing organization with over 500 team members and growing with a lucrative benefits package to offer. Our team has been helping children and families experiencing emotional, academic, and social challenges which impede their development and productivity throughout Philadelphia for the past 50 years and we have continued to put our community first.

Position Summary

The Assistant Director of Development works closely with the Director of Development and CEO to continue building and executing a donor-centered fund development strategy including but not limited to, annual fund, special events, corporate and foundation relations, major gifts and campaign, and stewardship of donors. As a key member of the development team, the Assistant Director of Development is instrumental in increasing the agency's development capacity and reaching its fundraising goals.


  • Prepare the Director of Development and CEO for solicitation activities, and partner with them on planning and implementation.
  • Help to create and nurture a culture of philanthropy.
  • Assist in creating and implementing a diversified stream of fundraising channels.
  • Participate in solicitations - from individuals, foundations and corporations.
  • Build and sustain excellent relationships at multiple levels within the organization and external constituencies.
  • Help to develop effective strategies for identifying, engaging and soliciting donors including the planning, execution and follow up of all development related events.
  • Partner with colleagues across the organization in identifying fundraising strategies.
  • Work with the Development Director and CEO to expand the individual donor base and ensure accurate donor records and appropriate documentation and stewardship.
  • Leverage best practices to implement data- and analysis-driven metrics to drive development strategies and decisions.
  • Prepare fundraising reports, meeting minutes and other written materials.
  • Maintain a small portfolio of donors.
  • Stand in for the Director of Development when necessary.


  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 3-5 years' experience in development
  • Demonstrated success in a nonprofit fundraising.
  • Experience in donor cultivation and development efforts including fundraising events.
  • Demonstrated initiative, creativity, flexibility, and openness to change.
  • Strong strategic thinking, problem solving, and organizational skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and data analysis skills.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to successfully convey the organization's mission and work to external audiences.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience utilizing a donor management system.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with staff at all levels of the agency as well as external partners.

Does this sound like the perfect fit for you? Apply here and connect with us today.

CORA Services has been named 2021 TOP WORKPLACE in the Philadelphia Region and received the 2021 TOP WORKPLACE WOMEN-LED CULTURE EXCELLENCE AWARD, which signifies our commitment to developing and sustaining a culture that supports, promotes, and values its employees. We provide our employees with solid benefits, a positive atmosphere, meaningful work, and a culture of strong leadership, which in turn drives growth and innovation.

Please note: All new hires are expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID -19 prior to starting work with CORA Services.

CORA Services Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. PM21


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