Chief Development Officer


Position Description:
The Chief Development Officer champions friend-making for fund development for the KenCrest enterprise. This position leads the development of major gifts, individual and planned giving, cultivation and fundraising events, board relations, database & donor services, and marketing and communications. The CDO aligns the work of marketing for agency services to the mission and to the development effort. The Officer expands and diversifies our base of support, deepens relationships with donors, drives revenue growth, inspires giving from the Board and other key volunteers/ donors, lead and motivate a dedicated team, and contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture. The overarching mission of this position is to support the innovation initiatives throughout the services. The CDO drives practices that promote accountability to IRS requirements and reporting of fund development results. The CDO coaches the marketing, communications, and fund development team to meet or exceed strategic goals. 

Specific Requirements and Preferences:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, or related field required
  • Master's Degree preferred
  • Minimum of 10-15 years of relevant work experience leading a development and/or advancement department for a nonprofit, healthcare, or institution of similar complexity with multiple stakeholders.

Organization Description:
Founded in 1905, KenCrest provides educational services to children and families in Philadelphia; and community based supports to people with developmental or intellectual disabilities and their families throughout the age continuum—from newborns to senior adults in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Connecticut. KenCrest’s services and supports include early intervention; early learning programming; personal supports; community living, with specialties in medically complexed diagnoses; lifesharing; nursing and clinical supports; community participation programs; and employment options. KenCrest serves over 12,000 individuals per year with a dedicated staff of over 2,100 employees. 

How to Apply:
Apply online at KenCrest Careers: 

Posted August 30, 2022