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

Above responsibilities include:

  • Articulating PDF’s organizational vision to potential donors and others in-person and through social media.
  • Managing PDF’s donor database
  • 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.
  • Working with the staff, Board of Directors, workstudy students/interns and volunteers to provide capacity building to grantees.


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; strong analytical, presentation and communications (written and oral) skills; works well with others, flexible ability to move between disparate tasks, responding to competing requirements within job functions; 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, 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, 2018.  Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Process:

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

PDF prohibits discrimination against and harassment of any employee or any applicant for employment because of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran status (special disabled veterans, disabled veterans and Vietnam-era veterans), or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.

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