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We believe in the power of science!

Very simply, we want to become the world’s foremost leaders in paleontology and earth science research, education, and outreach. To get there, we need brilliant, passionate, innovative, and hard-working people to join our equally amazing team of scientists and educators. If our mission, vision, and “We believe . . .” statement speaks to you, and you are dedicated to building an innovative, dynamic, ambitious, and progressive organization, consider joining our team.


Now Hiring!

Director of Institutional Development (Part Time)

The BBPI is seeking a Director of Institutional Development (DID) to lead our ambitious fundraising efforts. The position requires the person to be innovative and open to new ideas, to find new audiences while building on the existing base of support, and to bring a clear vision and direction to all fundraising efforts, all while honoring and advancing the BBPI’s mission, vision, and founding principles. The DID must also develop and implement financial resource development that present and promote the BBPI’s image to the public and supporters.

The DID will primarily oversee the grant writing activities (~90%) and donor development (~10%) activities of the BBPI, and in doing so, must work closely with the Executive Director to develop specific philanthropy goals that compliment and advance our scientific and educational ambitions and objectives.

Location: Tri-state Philadelphia region. (May consider candidates located in Montana)

Salary & Hours: Up to 20 hours/week at $25/hour Highly flexible schedule.

  • NOTE: Position may become Full Time upon consistent and sustained success, including meeting pre-determined goals.


  • Executive Responsibilities

    • Work closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to develop philanthropic strategies and targets.

    • Oversee and maintain compliance with all legal standards and requirements for the BBPI, including state charity registrations, etc.

  • Grants (~90% of the DID time/efforts):

    • Develop grant revenue targets for near and long term financial targets for the strategic plan.

    • Oversee the research, identification, and pursuit of grant revenue opportunities.

      • Submit at least 75 grant proposals/year

    • Work with the Executive Director to develop and transform ideas into grant proposals.

    • Oversee the compilation of information and data required in the grant submission and review the narrative and supporting data for quality and completeness prior to submission.

    • Monitor follow-up communications with funding sources on progress of submissions and added information requests.

    • Maintain and cultivate communications and relations with current grant funding sources and oversee compliance with all reporting and update requirements.

    • Report the status of current & prospective grants as well as research to the granting agencies and to the BBPI Executive Director.

    • Ensure the projection of an effective and consistent image to the community.

  • Fundraising/Donor Development (~10% of time/efforts)

    • Identify and cultivate individual and corporate donors, including major donors, and establish long-term relationships.

    • Provide reports and other deliverables to the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and Development Committee on donor information, analysis and trends, and progress against financial targets.

    • Acquire at least $2,000/year from new individual donors.

    • Acquire at least $1,000/year worth of in-kind gifts.


The ideal candidate is someone who takes initiative to independently identify, develop, and implement necessary tasks and projects, and will be detail and goal-oriented and creative, with advanced and demonstrated critical thinking skills.  He/she will also have experience and interest in creating and building a development office for a new and growing nonprofit organization. More specifically, the ideal candidate will have:

  • a demonstrable, five-year track record of successfully leading philanthropic grant-writing efforts for a non-profit organization.

    • The following additional experiences are preferred, but not required:

      • soliciting and cultivating individual giving

      • experience with institutional donors (government, corporate, foundation, etc.).

  • an understanding and connectivity to fund sources in the Philadelphia region and/or Montana.

  • some familiarity with science and/or education, and experience in fundraising for science/education-based organizations.

All candidates MUST have:

  • 5 years of grantwriting experience

Candidates with Familiarity with the following is strongly preferred:

  • G Suite applications

  • MailChimp

The following items must be submitted no later than Friday, January 4, 2019:

  • Resume

  • Writing samples

  • Three references

In The Future

The BBPI is growing rapidly and we have big plans, but as a very young organization, we are not yet hiring for any scientific or education staff. Please check back often to find updated job postings and other opportunities.

Please send Resumes and Inquiries to

3959 Welsh Rd., Ste 208

Willow Grove, PA 19090

Jason Schein, Executive Director