PALS is a growing nonprofit that creates inclusive camp experiences for individuals with and without Down syndrome. Our programs are led by volunteers and have been designed to change attitudes, transform lives, and inspire a world of belonging. As an organization committed to a more inclusive world, we recognize the importance of having our community reflect the areas we serve. The importance of our mission—the need for young people both with and without Down syndrome to find connection and purpose—requires us to build a community beyond that of the typical camp world. This is an exciting opportunity for an eager and creative Development professional to join the PALS team as we build towards a bold and targeted 2025 Strategic Plan.
The Director of Advancement will drive efforts to build sustainable and growing contributed revenue to support PALS’ mission. The Director will plan, organize, and direct all of PALS’ fundraising, including grant writing, major gifts, the annual giving campaign, and grassroots initiatives led by volunteers. The Director will maintain the donor management system, and work to strengthen relationships with its greatest supporters. This position will be responsible for managing a small team including a Development Coordinator and a part-time Associate.
The Director of Advancement reports to the Executive Director and, as a member of the leadership team, directs the organization’s fundraising and public engagement efforts. With a primary focus on donor strategy, the Director of Advancement leads the advancement team in development, communication, and brand management efforts. The advancement team serves to engage current and new supporters, increase financial investment in PALS, and build an increasingly strong and diverse network of partners across the country. The Director of Advancement works with the Executive Director to cultivate and request major contributions and support from individuals.
PALS is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workspace. We recognize that this takes consistent work and are committed to continual improvement. We believe that diverse ideas, cultures, and traditions reflect the broad diversity of the U.S. and are essential to building our vision of a community of belonging. PALS encourages applicants to describe in their cover letter the unique contributions they, as individuals with diverse experiences, would bring to the organization. We particularly encourage BIPOC (Black people, Indigenous peoples, and People of Color) to apply.
This position is full-time, at-will, and with an expectation of approximately 40 hours/week with a salary range of $70,000 - $90,000. The employee will work remotely and will need an appropriate work space where they can make phone calls, participate in video conferences, and work independently every day. PALS is a fully remote team and this position may live anywhere in the country, with a preference for residing in or near one of PALS Hubs (CA, WA, OH, IL, and the east coast from ME to NC). This position will require travel to meet with donors and expand fundraising and partnership opportunities when it is safe and appropriate to do so. PALS will provide the employee with a laptop, a $50 monthly reimbursement for internet/cell, and a monthly $350 reimbursement for health care premium.
PALS is a growing nonprofit that creates inclusive camp experiences for individuals with and without Down syndrome. Our programs are led by volunteers and have been designed to change attitudes, transform lives, and inspire a world of…