Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust Director of Development

Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust (ASMHPT) in conjunction with Philadelphia Yearly Meeting seeks a Director of Development to oversee all fundraising functions for ASMHPT. We are looking for an ambitious and engaging individual that values diversity to contribute to the success of ASMHPT. This position has overall responsibility for planning and implementation of a comprehensive development program for ASMHPT. This includes conception of a structure and ongoing management of development activities necessary to maintain a sustainable fundraising program. The Director of Development reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the Resource Development Committee to design effective outreach to current and prospective donors and foundations.

This is a part-time position for 18 hours per week. Pay rate is $28 to $30 per hour depending on experience.

About the Organization

Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust oversees the preservation, operation, and educational programs at Arch Street Meeting House, a National Historic Landmark building in Old City, Philadelphia. The Director of Development position is a new position and a vital next step in our plan to grow our organization. For more information, visit


  • Overall administration of fundraising activities; annual fundraising goal is 125-200K
  • Guided by a Resource Development Plan, formulate fundraising strategies, including efforts to build a nascent fundraising program, increase funding from current donors and expand fundraising efforts directed at new constituencies;
    Prepare grant proposals, appeal letters/emails, social media content, and other fundraising collateral
  • Support and coordinate the fundraising efforts of the Executive Director and the Board
  • Research, develop, and maintain a major prospect pool of individuals and foundations to ensure continued engagement
  • Manage the donor database, gift entry, acknowledgement;
    Attend Resource Development Committee meetings and report regularly on status of development goals/strategies
  • Plan and implement cultivation events for prospect and organize donor recognition events
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Demonstrated leadership and a collaborative, engaging communication style;
    Proven track record of fundraising success with an emphasis on growth and expansion
  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 5 years of increasing responsibility in non-profit fundraising
  • Ability to work independently and balance multiple priorities in a complex environment
  • Working knowledge of development best practices and familiarity with fundraising tools and technology, including Salesforce, e-mail and online campaign platforms, and donor research.

All staff members work in a collaborative manner. In that context, all are expected to be flexible, collegial, and willing to accept a variety of assignments. ASMHT & PYM are EOEs; diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

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