Development Officer

Palestine Children's Relief Fund - Kent, OH5.0

Full-timeEstimated: $47,000 - $64,000 a year

Job Objectives:

The Development Officer is responsible for building the PCRF’s funding sources as operations continue to grow. The officer will work to maintain current fundraising levels and identify new sources of funding from individuals, corporations, governments, and foundations all over the world.

Detailed Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute PCRF's annual fundraising plan in conjunction with the CEO and Board of Directors;
  • Create and submit funding proposals for projects;
  • Engage in market research in order to identify new opportunities for fundraising.
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations;
  • Work with notable staff responsible for data entry and gift processing;
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors;
  • Creating and executing a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors;
  • Supporting special events in coordination with Chapter Coordinator;
  • Applying for charitable Grants from major corporations, governments and foundations;
  • Developing and tracking proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising;
  • Working with CEO on outreach strategy and PR campaigns to increase visibility and access to previously untapped funding resources;
  • Developing systems to encourage gifting PCRF in estates, weddings and birthdays
  • Prepare annual fundraising budget (PR) and track expenses relating to the budget
  • Participate in forums related to PR and development; conferences and donors discussions. In other words, act as a representative of the organization
  • Supervise database of donors relationship management and utilize the result to manage customers and the mailing lists.


Minimum Skill Requirements

  • BA required, MA preferred
  • Minimum 5 years experience in fundraising
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
  • Fluent in English
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Fluency in using Google Docs and G+
  • Fluency in using social media
  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to new systems

Professional Qualities

  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Self motivated

Other Requirements

  • Mobility and availability to travel to meet donors and attend functions both in the USA, Europe, Middle East and globally as needed

Job Type: Full-time


  • Google Docs: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Fundraising: 5 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)