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Development Director

PA Stands Up is seeking an energetic and highly organized Development Director to work with our leadership team to develop and execute a grassroots fundraising strategy.

This is a key role in accelerating our organization's growth and power. A successful candidate will be a highly motivated leader and will have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with a knack for juggling competing priorities. The candidate should be goal-driven with excellent written and interpersonal communications skills.

The Development Director will provide strategic leadership in the planning, implementation, integration, and evaluation of our fundraising strategy. They will lead the fundraising team in achieving the organization’s revenue goals, increasing income, and educating and engaging more individuals and institutions in the work of PA Stands Up. The ideal candidate will be a strong manager of people and systems, will have significant knowledge and experience in community organizing, and be rooted in a deep commitment to racial and economic justice.

PA Stands Up is an independent people-powered organization, by and for the many. We organize working people—black, white, and brown—across Pennsylvania's cities, towns, and rural areas. Our chapters develop grassroots leaders and organization to make a difference on issues and in elections. Together we're building the durable infrastructure that's needed to win governing power and enact a bold agenda for the common good.

Primary Responsibilities

The Development Director oversees the fundraising team and is responsible for developing and managing the execution of a comprehensive development plan, short-term and long-term strategy, goals and action plans in order to meet the organization’s goals. Specifically, the Development Director will:


The ideal candidate should have the following experience and qualifications:


Owning or having full-time access to a car as a licensed, insured driver is preferred, as this position requires travel throughout Pennsylvania and, from time to time, nationally. PA Stands Up provides mileage reimbursement and a per diem and lodging when working away from home.

Salary and Benefits

Salary range is $60-90,000 FTE. PA Stands Up is dedicated to workers rights and offers health benefits and generous paid time off to its employees.

How to Apply

Please submit a RESUME and LETTER (1-2 pages) that describes your interest, experience, commitment, and any relevant personal background to Put “Development Director” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

PA Stands Up embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We are an equal opportunity employer.