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Assistant Director, Development & Major Gifts

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Malvern, PA, USA

Valley Forge Educational Services (VFES) is a nonprofit organization providing educational, adult employment and recreational programs in support of our mission — to prepare children and adults with special needs to realize their potential as contributing members of the community.

As our VFES programs and campus needs grow to meet the needs of the children and adults we serve, the Assistant Director fulfills a crucial role on our development team.  The Assistant Director of Development and Major Gifts is responsible for supporting strategic initiatives to expand the organization’s fundraising revenue.  

Areas of Responsibility: 

Primary responsibilities include:

  • cultivating and soliciting major individual donors and foundations
  • preparing funding requests
  • assisting with various donor communications
  • planning and executing stewardship events, donor recognition activities and personal visits
  • supporting other development efforts including the annual appeal and Community Day
Educational Background: 
Bachelor’s degree (Communications, English, Business Administration or a related field)

As the Assistant Director of Development and Major Gifts, you must have a bachelor’s degree (Communications, English, Business Administration or a related field); a minimum of 3 years non-profit fundraising experience, preferably in an educational organization serving children and adults with special needs.  Experience in the following fundraising areas is required: major gift solicitation of individual donors for new programs and/or buildings; grant research, writing, and stewardship of private foundations and corporations; annual fund and special events.


This is a full-time, year-round position with paid health and dental insurance (single coverage), generous paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and a 9% employer contribution to our retirement plan.  For additional details, visit us at

How to Apply: 

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Organization Info

Valley Forge Educational Services

Malvern, PA, USA
201-500 employees
About Us

VFES prepares children and adults with special needs to realize their potential as contributing members of the community.


Valley Forge Educational Services (VFES) offers a continuum of educational, summer and employment-related programs for people with disabilities. The hallmark of our programs is our collaborative and holistic approach to each child, adolescent and adult, recognizing their unique abilities and needs through team efforts. Individuals of all ages come to learn, share, appreciate and respect one another while developing skills necessary for success. We are committed to helping students and participants develop a strong sense of self-worth to realize their value as contributing members of the community.

The Vanguard School is a Pennsylvania licensed, Approved Private School serving students, 4–21 years of age, who require a high degree of individualized attention and intervention including those with autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, speech-language deficits and students who experience social-emotional, executive functioning and behavioral difficulties.

Adult and Recreation Services offers educational and recreational programming for young people, 7–21 years of age, with special needs and learning challenges. programs are designed to maximize each individual’s potential. Participants excel in an inclusive, encouraging, enriching and supportive learning environment.

Customized Workforce Solutions provides employment-related services to adults with disabilities. We focus on person-centered support and training to help job seekers attain their employment goals.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Sep 27 2021
Active Until: 
Oct 27 2021
Hiring Organization: 
Valley Forge Educational Services