Community Progress Council
  • 28-Jul-2022 to 27-Aug-2022 (PST)
  • York, PA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Benefits include medical, dental, and vision, 401k, and accrued time off. Now through September 30, 2022, new CPC team members can earn a one-time incentive payment of $1,000 upon hire, and an additional $500 after 90 days in your role.


Community Progress Council invites you to be part of its team of dedicated professionals who work to help low-income individuals and families reach self-sufficiency. Our workforce of 240 employees is mission-driven to provide client-centered, coordinated services by building trusting relationships with those in need.

Community Progress Council provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization to serve our community. CPC works to ensure all staff have the knowledge, values, and skills to empower clients and one another - respecting and welcoming each person's unique experiences and cultural differences.

As the community action agency of York County, CPC offers services in more than 20 locations throughout the county. We provide our neighbors with opportunities in early childhood education, nutrition counseling, workforce development, housing and financial education and our Self-Sufficiency Program, all which support low-income individuals toward their goal of achieving financial stability.

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The Director of Development will build and implement a development strategy that engages the community and grows revenue in alignment with our mission, vision, and strategic priorities; establish the organization's internal fundraising structure while also developing and executing the agency's fundraising strategy and building external relationships with community leaders, funders, and philanthropists; work in collaboration with the agency's team and board of directors to create a culture of philanthropy that will translate into a successful capital campaign.


  • Be committed to the vision, mission, and values of Community Progress Council.
  • Provide professional expertise and direction to all aspects of fund development.
  • Plan and implement multi-faceted fundraising campaigns (annual giving, planned-giving, special events, grant writing, and capital campaigns, etc.) that align with leadership's short and long-term goals and activities.
  • Engage in prospect research, donor cultivation, gift solicitation, and appropriate and timely stewardship.
  • Supervise a grants manager.
  • Along with CEO and Board Chair, serve as primary staff liaison/support to mobilize board members in expanding the organization's base of support.
  • Collaborate with the Communications Director to develop a case for support of the organization that aligns with immediate and long-term organizational needs and priorities.
  • Partner with the Executive Assistant to manage the donor database and timely receipt and acknowledgment of gifts, fulfillment of sponsorship, grants, and other donations.
  • Establish fund development policies, procedures, plans, goals, and budget; manage the fund development department budget.
  • Aggressively seek new funding sources, maintain, and build relationships with current/past donors including moving donors up the giving ladder.
  • Plan, manage and implement fundraising events.
  • Work collaboratively with the leadership team and department directors to identify fundraising opportunities, match them with new/existing funders, and solicit/secure gifts in accordance with and with the utmost respect for the Donor's Bill of Rights.
  • Provide professional quality customer service to donors, volunteers, staff, and other community contacts.


  • Ability to close five, six, or seven-figure gifts with individuals, corporations, and organizations.
  • Prior experience in working with board members to advance fundraising efforts and annual fund experience required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Self-motivated, strong organizational skills, analytical skills, and attention to detail.
  • Creativity, vision, and ability to lead others.
  • Proven track record of accomplishing goals while balancing multiple priorities.
  • Experience with Donor Perfect or other fundraising data management systems.
  • Experience in cultivating/maintaining relationships with major donors.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with individuals of diverse backgrounds and ages.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including occasional nights and/or weekends.


Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from an accredited four-year college or university plus a minimum of 5 years in fundraising experience with proven track record of raising $1 million+ annually using multiple fundraising strategies. Three years of supervisory experience; CFRE preferred.


Federal FBI Clearance results, PA State Criminal History, Childline Child Abuse, and National Sex Offenders Registry (NSOR) Certification required prior to hire; due within 30-days of hire, a physical assessment including a tuberculosis skin test. Child Abuse "Mandated Reporter" training due within 90-days of hire. Access to reliable transportation is required.

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