Director of Advancement

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $50,000
Maximum: $50,000




Pendle Hill
338 Plush Mill Road
United States


The Director of Advancement (DoA) embodies an appreciation for the Pendle Hill community, fostering relationships and ongoing engagement with its close-in and broader constituencies, thereby strengthening philanthropic support for Pendle Hill. The DoA focuses 50% of their time on face-to-face visits in order to 1) increase financial support from the top 20% of Pendle Hill’s donor pyramid, and 2) deepen engagement with prospective/emerging members into the top 20% of the donor pyramid. The movement of engagement from identification -> cultivation -> solicitation -> stewardship is key. The remaining work time is focused on in-office duties, such as donor communications, team supervision/support, and other duties related to supporting the community and the Advancement Department.

One over-arching responsibility is to facilitate and implement an advancement office that is designed to be a primary point of interaction and engagement with Pendle Hill’s constituency. All internal operations will be designed to either directly or indirectly fulfill this primary purpose through: relationship building, Annual Fund appeals, foundation cultivation, mini-campaigns for special projects (e.g. building improvements), increasing planned giving, and developing yearly plans for strengthening endowment. To this end, the Director of Advancement is one of Pendle Hill’s primary representatives and a spokesperson relating to Pendle Hill’s many external constituents.


$50,000 yearly compensation plus benefits including medical, dental and life insurance, a retirement plan, generous paid vacation days (20), sick days (15), and holidays (10), the opportunity to obtain a Swarthmore College ID card, which enables access to the Swarthmore library and recreational facilities, and the opportunity to take Pendle Hill courses for free. Overall taxable compensation may also include on-campus residence and board (depending on the availability of housing, at Pendle Hill’s discretion). Additional benefits include an Employee Assistance Program, Flexible Spending Account, free copies of all Pendle Hill pamphlets upon publication, a beautiful campus with walking trails and fellowship with people from around the world.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please submit a current resume; contact information for three references, two of which are people who have supervised your work (we will not contact your references without checking with you first); and a cover letter describing your qualifications, including how you heard about the position (resumes received without a cover letter will not be considered), to Hannah Mayer, 338 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA 19086 or Please put Director of Advancement and your last name in the email subject line.

Review of applications will begin on August 3rd and continue until the position is filled, with an anticipated start date in September or October 2018.