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

Reporting to the Executive Director, this position is responsible for all fundraising and development activities to build visibility, impact, and financial resources through the solicitation of major gifts, federal and state grants, fundraising event, corporate and foundation support. Growth opportunities available for a successful candidate.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and direction in the effective operation of all development activities required to fund operations and deliver programs.
  • Develop and implement a strategic plan for single and multi-year resource development efforts to assure the funding goal of the organization.
  • Research and analyze agency, corporate, individual and foundation donor base and recommend and enact solicitation strategies.
  • Prepare and present for approval proposals for corporate and foundation support..
  • Oversee Living the Legacy fundraising event and solicit sponsorships for Taste of the World and Woman of Influence events.
  • Management of 100-125 donors

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • A minimum of 5 years work experience in non-profit agency operations, specifically in the fund-raising field, sales/marketing or equivalent experience. A track record of closing gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations. Experience closing transformational gifts a plus.
  • Considerable knowledge of fund-raising techniques, and sources of funding for non-profit agencies and organizations.
  • Must have demonstrated history in leadership, project management, public relations, group facilitation, or event planning.
  • Knowledge of accessing and managing donor data base, preferably Raisers Edge.
  • Public speaking skills required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with a wide variety of potential donors and supporters.
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to thrive in team environment.
  • Ability to work 40 hours a week with flexible scheduling to include occasional evening and weekend hours when needed

Competitive compensation based on experience. A comprehensive benefits package includes health insurance, life insurance, short term disability, thirteen paid holidays, three weeks accrued vacation, 7 accrued sick days, and 403(b) retirement plan with a 30% match.

Please see attachment for a more complete, though not comprehensive, job description and salary range.

Resumes should be Faxed to (215) 249-9657, Emailed to or Mailed to 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie, PA 18944 before June 15, 2021

Job Description

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 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, call 215-249-0100.


  • 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


  • 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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