June 10, 2022

Development Operations Specialist

Commonwealth Foundation
June 11, 2022
225 State Street, Harrisburg, PA
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This new role will oversee expanded capabilities to support senior leadership towards their relationship building for major gifts. This person will be a key advisor on high-level strategy for moves management and relationship building. Alongside a growing team, this position will implement and drive an effective workflow that helps maximize executives’ time and provide the necessary resources for an ambitious and expanding group of nonprofit organizations.


The Development Operations Specialist will:

  • Provide recommendations to the executives across the allied organizations about their development strategy and relationship building.
  • Inform the strategy for how to build relationships that result in donor renewals and upgrades.
  • Enter data and maintain details in Salesforce that pertain to meetings and relationship building with major donors.
  • Conduct research on current and prospective individuals and foundations.
  • Assist with event strategy for the larger development team.
  • Prioritize the executives’ workflows and make strategic recommendations for time use.
  • Utilize multiple databases and calendars to prepare prep materials that include strategies for high-level donor/prospect meetings.
  • Participate in and provide meeting materials for moves management and development strategy meetings.
  • Manage projects with colleagues including proposals and other deliverables.
  • Assist development team members with miscellaneous tasks, as needed.


  • Alignment to Free market ideas and a passion to see all Pennsylvanians flourish.
  • Unshakeable commitment to the accuracy in data maintenance.
  • Demonstrated track record of using CRM systems, preferably Salesforce, to analyze data, improve workflow, and support larger goals.
  • Proven ability to build an easy rapport and interact well with others at all levels, both externally and internally.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and other web-based content applications.

Skills Needed to Be Successful

  • Exceptionally detail orientated with strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Entrepreneurial outlook and the ability to thrive in a rapid growth, fast-moving professional environment.
  • Always exhibits professional decorum.
  • Ability to think ahead prioritizing tasks, manage multiple deadlines, and make decisions.
  • Ability to thrive in a team-dependent and collaborative work environment.
  • Willingness to tackle and apply new technologies.

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Preferably a minimum of one year of non-profit moves management experience.
  • CGS welcomes experience with other aspects of nonprofit fundraising but does not require it.


  • Competitive salary and eligibility for performance-based bonus each year.
  • Comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, vision, dental with 80 percent employer contribution.
  • Reimbursements for needed mobile technology and home office supplies.
  • 401K with 4 percent company contribution.
  • The position will report to the Senior Database Manager and can be based in the Harrisburg, King of Prussia, or a virtual office.

To Apply

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document to Roger Custer, Senior Director of Development  [email protected]:

  • Résumé

Cover letter detailing your experience, your interest in/passion for individual rights and free enterprise, and your salary requirement

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