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    • 19 Apr 2021
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    • 2 Jul 2021
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    • Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad

    The Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad, an independent, nonprofit emergency medical organization, seeks a full time Development Director to spearhead ongoing fundraising activities.  Working under the direction of the President, and with the Board of Trustees, the Development Director will lead efforts to secure financial support from individuals, corporations, and foundations.  Responsibilities include managing the annual fundraising program; writing grant applications and fundraising appeals; developing and maintaining donor relationships; coordinating major gift strategies; establishing a bequests program and investigating the potential for a signature event.

    Our ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, a minimum of five years’ fund development experience; excellent written and oral communication skills; effective presentation skills; be highly organized and have the ability to thrive in a one-person office.  Be able to interact comfortably with the Trustees, donors, staff, and volunteers and have a demonstrated ability to build strong relationships, and to motivate and effectively work with all constituencies.  Computer literacy is required, as well as in depth experience with fundraising software programs.

    Salary: $55,000 - $70,000 with comprehensive health and dental insurance, vacation, and other benefits.

    To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to pfarsCareers@pfars.org.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

    Learn more about Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad

    • 29 Apr 2021
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    • 30 Jul 2021
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    • Grounds for Sculpture - Hamilton Township, NJ

    Grounds For Sculpture is seeking a full time Development Associate to join the development team. Under the direction of the Chief Development Officer, the Development Associate supports the daily operations of the Development Department through administrative, logistical, and strategic work.

    Our ideal candidate will be a highly organized self-starter who is passionate about the arts, horticulture and GFS's mission and strategic vision. You have a deep commitment to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion, as this is a key value for GFS and one of our priorities. You are a natural collaborator who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment and are eager to learn as part of a small but experienced team, supporting and advancing GFS's efforts to raise funds from individuals, foundations, corporations. As the ideal candidate, you have administrative experience especially working with a Development database and understand the important and essential nature of this work, coupled with the drive to take on additional responsibilities as you grow with the department. You are confident working in a professional yet relatable manner with a variety of stakeholders, from Board members to major donors, to members and volunteers and the general public.

    Grounds For Sculpture, Inc. adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Responsible for effectively supporting a growing annual giving program and managing the accompanying database of donors, including but not limited to gift entry, executing direct mail and e-appeals, segmenting of donors, reporting and analysis, list management, and donor management (ex: entry of relationships, plans, interactions and notes).
    • Prepare timely gift acknowledgements and thank you letters.
    • Manage and track various types of donations including recurring donations, in kind gifts, honor/memorial gifts and matching gifts.
    • Will work closely with Director of Corporate and Foundation Engagement, particularly in relation to processing and acknowledging foundation and corporate donations, business memberships and related operational support. Additionally, assist with internal information gathering from GFS colleagues, grant research and prospecting.
    • Identify areas for data clean up and streamlining in donor database management system.
    • Work with Accounting team to assure appropriate tracking and accounting of gifts.
    • Coordinate and manage VIP Opening receptions, and other donor/sponsorship cultivation events.
    • Serve as an ambassador for Grounds For Sculpture to help foster a culture of inclusion for all members, donors, volunteers, and guests.
    • Conduct research on prospects, including individuals identified by Development office and GFS Board members as potential sources of private funds.
    • Coordinate with Marketing Department on ensuring Development activities are promoted and timelines managed appropriately.
    • Prepare content for GFS promotional publications, and coordinate GFS' Annual Year-End donor listing report for publishing on website, annual report and Newscasting
    • Attend Development Committee, providing support for the CDO in preparing agendas and taking minutes.
    • Occasionally assist with Membership related tasks/activities as it relates to full Development department. For example, staffing of Member Lounge, provide support at Member events, etc.
    • Organize quarterly highlights from the Development team to include in Board Report.
    • Assist with Volunteer-related tasks as needed, in coordination with Manager of Volunteer Services
    • Opportunity to manage a portfolio of low to mid-level annual fund donors.
    • Perform general office duties, attend meetings; assist with appointments and calendars.
    • Occasional weekend and evening work for scheduled events and meetings will be required.
    • All other duties as assigned


    • Must be highly organized and detail-oriented, able to multi-task, and possess excellent communication skills.
    • Ability to develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with donors, volunteers, Board, and colleagues.
    • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously and prioritize. Ability to meet deadlines and work with multiple managers and volunteer committees.
    • Maintain poise and patience when dealing with the public, as well as with major and high-profile donors, and the ability to act with diplomacy and grace under pressure.
    • Ability to engage in collaborative work with minimal direction; but understands when to ask for help or guidance.
    • Solid analytical, creative, and problem-solving abilities
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication, including excellent interpersonal, networking, and presentation skills.
    • Must possess the highest degree of discretion and confidentiality.


    • Minimum of 2 years working within a nonprofit fundraising environment or transferrable/relatable experience.
    • Bachelor's degree in related field preferred
    • Strong database skills (Altru experience a plus)
    • Knowledge of fundraising processes
    • Advanced Microsoft Office skills; proficient in standard word processing, spreadsheet and database software applications
    • Experience managing and implementing special events and programs
    • Volunteer experience a plus
    • Occasional weekends and evenings required
    • Salary range for the is position is $45,000 - $50,000 

    Interested in applying? Please apply directly through our website and must include a cover letter.  Click here to apply

    • 27 May 2021
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    • 27 Jul 2021
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    • Meals on Wheels Mercer County

    Meals on Wheels of Mercer County (MOWMC) is a comprehensive nutrition program committed to providing nutritious meals and related services, while easing the social isolation of our homebound participants. The goal of our services is to assist participants, who wish to remain in their homes, maintain independence, dignity, health, and well-being. We deliver meals to homebound individuals in the Mercer County area with the help of a large group of committed volunteers. Our vision is to be the premier nutrition program in Mercer County.

    We are seeking an organized and high-energy individual who will work closely with CEO to effectively and proactively research, identify, prepare and secure grants that financially support the agency’s mission. The part time Grant Writer will be responsible for preparing, submitting, and managing grant proposals, along with ensuring the timely and accurate submission of compulsory reports and metrics.

    This position further requires an individual who is a self-starter, detail oriented, efficient and accurate, and possesses strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills who can work independently, and adhere to deadlines . The ability to effectively collaborate with and support internal departments, and private/corporate foundations is essential.

    The Grant Writer will be responsible for managing the existing pipeline of funders, strengthening existing relationships, and identifying new funding prospects.


    College degree: BA/BS in business, communications, marketing, or English preferred

    Preferred 3-5 years’ experience with a proven track record of success in securing and managing diverse grants

    Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint ), Google platforms, intermediate graphic design skills (Publisher), experience with GrantHub and donor database programs

    Superb communication and interpersonal communication skills

    Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is required for nights and weekend events if required

    This is a freelance position with an expectation of 10 hours per week. Hourly rate of compensation will be negotiated commensurate with candidate's experience. 

    To apply:  Email cover letter, resume and writing sample to ceo@mealsonwheelsmercer.org

    To learn more about the organization visit Meals on Wheels Mercer

    • 1 Jun 2021
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    • 22 Jun 2021
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    • CASA For Children - Ewing, NJ

    • Position:    Development Manager 

      CASA for Children of Mercer and Burlington Counties provides services to children in foster care.  Our mission is to train and supervise community volunteers, appointed by the Family Court, to advocate for the best interest of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect.   

      Job Functions:

      Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Development Manager helps ensure the success of CASA’s fund development efforts. This is a wonderful opportunity to become part of an invested and caring team of people, and to shape the direction of CASA’s development efforts – all to benefit children in foster care in Burlington and Mercer Counties.

      CASA offers work-from-home flexibility and flexible hours.

      Primary Responsibilities:

      Events:  Plan and implement CASA’s virtual and in-person events, which are supported by an active and engaged Development Committee. A golf tournament and gala are already in the planning stages.

      Grant Writing:  With the Executive Director, conduct grant writing and reporting for private and public grants and contracts.

      Donor Support: Create and distribute newsletters and other forms of communication, including annual appeal, to current and potential donors. Create donor-specific solicitation materials such as an annual report, to tell CASA’s story to a variety of constituents.


    • ·       Bachelor’s Degree required.

    • ·       Minimum 3-5 years Development experience required, including events planning

    • ·       Experience with donor database management, e-newsletter, Constant Contact, and online appeals.

    • ·       Excellent communications skills and a high level of professionalism.

    • ·       Must be able to successfully pass a background check.

    • Position Details

    • ·       Three/Quarter to Full Time

    • ·       Office is located in Ewing, NJ

    • ·       Health benefits are provided, along with paid sick, holiday and vacation

    • ·       Flexible hours and work-from-home options available.

    • ·       $65,000 per year


      To apply:

    • ·       Please send resume and related materials to Laura Wall, at LWall@casamercer.org

    • ·       Application deadline:  June 22, 2021

    • ·       Start date:  Mid-July

    • 1 Jun 2021
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    • 1 Jul 2021
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    • Meals on Wheels Mercer County

    Trenton Music Makers

    Trenton Music Makers brings young people together in teams of music learners and makers, to develop their minds, imagination and community.

    Position: Development Associate

    Schedule: Half-Time - 20 Hours per Week, to be Mutually Arranged

    Pay: Salary Range of $18,000 - $22,000, based on experience

    Reports To: Executive Director

    Position Summary:

    The Development Associate provides a wide range of support to the public communications, fundraising, and general operations of Trenton Music Makers. S/he is responsible for maintaining Trenton Music Makers’ donor database, supporting donor communications, producing performances and events, communications including the preparation of print, electronic and social media, and additional administrative support as required.

    Position Duties and Responsibilities:

    I. Development

    • Annual Fundraising: ongoing general donor communications, including the preparation of The E-String, Trenton Music Makers’ electronic newsletter, the Annual Impact Report, twice-yearly appeal mailings, donation receipt and thank-you letters, and the annual thank-you mailing. Maintain the donor database with current information on donor mailings and gifts received. Support the #GivingTuesday appeal as primary monitor of all social media channels on that day, and provide prompt responses to contacts and shares.
    • Benefit Gala: creation and distribution of direct-mail materials; research potential event sponsors; manage donor lists provided by the event committee and the creation of final mailing lists; track guest responses using Eventbrite or another platform selected for the event; create PowerPoint presentation featuring program photography and sponsor logos and advertisements; communicate with event vendors.
    • Friendraising Events: support the Executive Director in making invitations and conducting group communications with guests for events organized by the Board of Trustees.

    II. Administration

    • Office Maintenance: maintain the office as an appropriate place to work efficiently and welcome visitors in a manner reflecting well on the organization; maintain orderly digital and paper records.
    • Payroll: receive timesheets from employees, contractors and program directors; enter payroll data to payroll service; forward paper paychecks when necessary.
    • Mailbox: retrieve mail from the 2601 Brunswick Avenue, Trenton NJ P.O. Box, at least twice weekly.
    • Courier: deliver music and supplies to families in Trenton when necessary.

    III. Marketing and Communications

    • Prepare the E-String, the organization’s digital newsletter, on a monthly basis.
    • Annual Report: coordination with a contracted Graphic Designer, to create Trenton Music Makers’ Annual Report.
    • Social Media: assist the Executive Director with the development of a social media calendar, maintain Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels, and launch a Trenton Music Makers TikTok account, to include capturing photography and video from program sites to create immediate content, and using design software, e.g. Canva or Boomerang, to create compelling social media posts.

    Other Duties as Assigned.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Two years’ experience in a part-time or full-time supporting administrative or development role
    • Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok fluency
    • Respect for young people from racially and culturally diverse communities, and a passion for creating an impact on the lives of young people
    • Strong organization skills, matched by a sense of humor and readiness to adapt
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Openness to evaluation and appreciation of the learning process
    • Professionalism, attention to detail, and commitment to excellence
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Successfully pass a background check

    Additional Preferred Qualifications:

    • Familiarity with the Mercer County community
    • Experience with Salesforce Lightning Edition, or a comparable customer relations management system
    • Experience with Google G-Suite and Microsoft Office products
    • Experience with Canva or a comparable template-based graphic design program


    Does this sound like you? Then send a resume and cover letter to Trenton Music Makers at info@trentonmusicmakers.org , with the subject line “Development Associate Position”.  Also check out Trenton Music Makers.

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