Work at PDF Published on August 1, 2018

The Peace Development Fund in Amherst, MA is a public foundation that works to build the capacity of community-based organizations through grants, training and other resources as partners in the human rights and social justice movements.  If you’re looking for a rewarding career position in a dynamic, successful and progressive organization, helping to raise much-needed funds and provide capacity building for grassroots groups, come to PDF.

The Foundation Officer, based at the PDF Center for Peace and Justice in Amherst, Mass., will be responsible for PDF’s Donor Advised Funds program; assist in capacity building for grantees through The Sustainability Project; and engage in fund-raising for PDF programs.

Above responsibilities include:

  • Articulating PDF’s organizational vision to potential donors and others.
  • Working with donors and potential grantees to identify strategic funding interests and opportunities.
  • Collaborating on the organization and implementation of special events.
  • Grantwriting, sponsorship and corporate giving
  • Providing training to grantees on fund-raising, financial management and board development.


  • BA (required), MA (a plus)
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in fund-raising and/or non-profit administration
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial and communication skills (including social media and teaching experience)
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge (or other donor management software), and Microsoft Office to include Excel, Powerpoint and Word
  • Experience working with diverse staff and Board

The successful candidate will have demonstrated capability to work well with others; flexible ability to move between disparate tasks, responding to competing requirements within job functions; be self-directed, team oriented, patient and hard-working.  Spanish and/or French fluency a plus.  This position reports to the Director of Communications and Outreach, and is based in Amherst, Mass. It is a full-time, exempt position requiring flexibility and includes working evening and weekend hours, with the ability to travel overnight and out of town to provide workshops and trainings.

Timing and Salary:

This position is full-time (40 hours/week), and available beginning September 1, 2018.  Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include healthcare and 3 weeks’ vacation in first year.

Application Process:

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

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