Director of Development and Communications

Bebashi -Transition to Hope is a multi-purpose health and social services agency. We provide culturally sensitive health-related information, direct services, education, research, and technical assistance to reduce and eliminate HIV/AIDS as well as other health disparities, such as breast cancer and hunger, within the urban community of Philadelphia and vicinity.

Bebashi – Transition to Hope is seeking an experienced and self-motivated development Director of Development and Communications.


Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting  Executive Director (ED) in setting annual fundraising and marketing goals.
  • Developing and executing an annual fundraising plan.
  • Developing and maintaining ongoing relationships with major donors.
  • Securing financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations.
  • Managing the implementation of fund raising software and ensuring accurate data entry and gift processing.
  • Developing and tracking proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising.
  • Overseeing the preparation and implementation of regular donor mail solicitation campaigns.
  • Creating and executing a strategy for increasing a sustained base of annual individual donors.
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of fundraising events.
  • Overseeing the preparation and implementation of regular donor mail solicitation campaigns.
  • Assisting with Board development and management.
  • Managing the Communications Specialist and overseeing the development of communications materials.


Qualified candidates will possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or nonprofit management from an accredited 4-year institution, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Five years of Development experience.
  • Certificate in fundraising management preferred.
  • Knowledge of fundraising management.
  • Experience with individual and corporate giving.
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge or other fundraising software.
  • Knowledge of federal and provincial legislation affecting charities.
  • Knowledge of special events planning and management
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of various potential public/private funding sources.
  • Knowledge of and experience in most general computer office operating systems including, but not limited to, Word, WordPerfect, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and/or Lotus.
  • Demonstrated empathy for low-income people.
  • Ability to work independently

Compensation: $60,000 – $75,000 per year

Bebashi is an essential health agency permitted to remain open during this public health crisis. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Bebashi is implementing a Vaccine Mandate in accord with the October 15, 2021 Philadelphia Covid Vaccination Mandates. All employees and trainees are required to be fully COVID19 vaccinated as determined by Human Resources unless a reasonable accommodation is approved.

Bebashi is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other status protected under federal, state or local law. We are committed to inclusion, equity and diversity.

Please send your resume and a cover letter with your salary requirements to: Michael Harris, Human Resources Director,

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