Job Openings

Foundation Associate

The Foundation Associate, based at the PDF Center for Peace and Justice in Amherst, Mass. will implement PDF’s strategies for donor management, solicitation and cultivation; work on special events and community outreach; help to produce written materials (i.e., newsletter, annual report, blog); participate in PDF’s grantmaking process; and engage in fund-raising for PDF programs.

Above responsibilities include:

  • Managing PDF’s donor database on Raiser’s Edge, producing reports and receipts.
  • Managing the day-to-day aspects of the fiscal sponsorship program, including meeting with new and existing projects and offering technical assistance.
  • Working with the Board of Directors, staff, workstudy students/interns and volunteers to support PDF’s programs and fund-raising efforts.
  • Meeting with and maintaining ongoing relationships with individual donors and educating them about PDF’s programmatic work and organizational vision through: face-to-face visits, phone, e-mail, letters, other appropriate forms of communication, and in-house events and other venues.
  • Articulating PDF’s organizational vision to potential donors and others in-person and through social media.


Bachelor’s Degree preferred; at least two years’ experience in similar or equivalent position in non-profit setting; demonstrated capability with social media as well as Microsoft Office to include Excel, PowerPoint and Word; and have worked with databases (Raiser’s Edge or GIFTS a plus).  You should be detail-oriented; have strong analytical, presentation and communications (written and oral) skills; work well with others, with the ability to move between disparate tasks and respond to competing requirements within job functions; be self-directed, team oriented, patient and hard-working.

Spanish proficiency is preferred. This position reports to the Director of Communications and Outreach, is based in Amherst, Mass. and requires the ability to travel overnight and out of town.

Timing and Salary:

This entry level position is available beginning June 1, 2019.  Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Process:

Interested applicants should e-mail cover letter, résumé, and three references.


If you are interested in summer or semester-long internships in San Francisco or Amherst, or work study through one of the Five Colleges in Massachusetts, please email your resume and cover letter to this email address. Internships are unpaid.

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