Pearl S. Buck International offers a stimulating work environment in a tranquil and historic setting, convenient to locations in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. People who want to make a difference in the world find extra satisfaction in working with a team who carry on Pearl S. Buck’s legacy of bridging cultures and changing lives.

Job Opportunities

Director of Development

Pearl S. Buck International is seeking a Director of Development. Key responsibilities include:

  • Acquiring, maintaining and increasing donations by developing and executing key aspects of annual development work plan ensuring the financial resources necessary to support PSBI’s mission and programs.
  • In coordination with appropriate staff, develop and carryout a coordinated annual stewardship/communications plan including organization giving strategies to build and maintain relationships and donations.
  • Direct the Discover the Legacy Donor Cultivation Initiative and lead the Living the Legacy Society Campaign and Fundraising Breakfast.
  • Provide supervision of any direct reports and support organizational initiatives to ensure objectives are achieved and PSBI is appropriately represented.

Position requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, at least five years of experience in middle management fund development position with particular emphasis on direct mail and online and offline cultivation and solicitation strategies
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Extensive experience in cultivating medium to large individual gift giving.
  • Has successfully secured corporate sales or support (special event sponsors)
  • Has working knowledge of software applications including Microsoft products and, ideally, Raisers Edge database or a similar platform

Read the full job description here. Resumes should be faxed to (215) 249-9657, emailed to jreeder@pearlsbuck.org or mailed to 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie, PA 18944 before July 17, 2020. 

Welcome Workplace Trainer

Pearl S. Buck International is seeking training professionals to provide cultural awareness and diversity training in the workplace using an approved Pearl S. Buck International Welcome Workplace curriculum. This is a contract position with flexible scheduling and evenings as needed. Key responsibilities include:

  • Designing and developing presentations, activities and group exercises.
  • Facilitation of Pearl S. Buck International Welcome Workplace training curriculum on a variety of topics including cultural awareness, diversity and inclusion.
  • Assist participants in reaching decisions and accomplishing goals during work projects, training, strategic planning for diversity and inclusion tasks forces, and organizational change workshops.
  • Research and select the best platform to deliver and utilize training material.

Position requirements include:

  • Knowledge of diversity, inclusion and cultural awareness issues and a willingness to participate in trainings and learnings about the training module topics.
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, business, human resources, non-profit, consulting, information technology, or related field.
  • Certification from talent and training associations is a plus
  • Two (2) years’ previous experience as a trainer, corporate training specialist, or related position
  • Must have valid driver’s license & current automobile insurance coverage & the ability to travel within the community throughout the workday with full time access to an automobile
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evening when needed for client meetings & speaking engagements
  • Ability to secure professional liability insurance

Read the full job description hereResumes should be faxed to (215) 249-9657, emailed to lkauffman@pearlsbuck.org or mailed to 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie, PA 18944. 

Internship Opportunities

Pearl S. Buck International is committed to supporting the development of students pursuing higher education degrees. Currently, only non-paid internships are available. Please contact Jill Reeder at jreeder@pearlsbuck.org for more information.

Volunteer Taking Action Tour Facilitator Opportunities

Pearl S. Buck International is seeking new volunteer facilitators to greet visitors and lead the Pearl S. Buck: Taking Action Tour at the Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark.  Through the use of story-telling, dialogue and questioning techniques, facilitate conversations focused on relevant social issues.  Relate Pearl S. Buck’s personal experiences, writings and humanitarian works to current-day issues. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer tour facilitator or just want to learn more, contact Curator Marie Toner at mtoner@pearlsbuck.org

Responsibilities:

  • Complete the Facilitator Training Program with an assigned mentor
  • Participate in on-going continuing education/training programs
  • Choose Taking Action tour times from the master schedule
  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour time
  • Facilitate tours in accordance with museum standards by being factual, friendly and firmly in control of your group
  • Provide tour feedback to the Museum Curator, as requested
  • Participate in re-certification at required times

Requirements:

  • Possess interpersonal skills with an emphasis on communication and public speaking
  • Be proficient in using questioning techniques to facilitate discussion
  • Desirable attributes include being friendly, detail oriented, organized, self-motivated, innovative, articulate, reliable, and a team-player

The Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark

The Pearl S. Buck National Historic Landmark Home is unique in that it is one of few sites which, in addition to being a house museum, is actively continuing the work of its founder.  While telling Pearl S. Buck’s extraordinary story, her house ultimately serves as a means to create a dialogue of relevant social issues.  Docent-led Historical and Facilitator-led tours are offered.

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