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Photo: Former AfterZone Site Coordinator for Nathan Bishop (middle) and her Program Support Staff, Julie Alfano and Tyler Hammer, prepare to get pied by students for PI(e) Day.

At PASA, we pride ourselves on hiring bright and motivated individuals. PASA is an equal opportunity employer and we offer competitive compensation in a dynamic and fun work environment.


Providence After School Alliance

Full-time Position Available

Development and Communications Assistant

The Providence After School Alliance (PASA) is seeking a full-time employee to assist the development and communications team with donor solicitations, special events, grant writing, and communications. This position will support the Executive Director’s development and communications work building PASA’s reputation as a national and local after school public private model, as well as provide administrative support to the development and communications team.

The position will join a team that includes the Executive Director, Deputy Director, and Coordinator of Grants and Communications. The job will involve writing solicitations, thank you letters, grants, and reports, as well as marketing and communications materials. Additionally, this job will entail assisting the development team with planning special events for the organization. PASA is looking for someone with excellent writing skills as well as a highly organized person who is great at building relationships and engaging partners.

About PASA                                  

PASA’s mission is to expand and improve quality expanded learning opportunities for Providence youth by organizing a citywide public/private system that offers multiple pathways to learning. PASA’s middle school initiative—the AfterZone—knits together a network of partners from the public and private sector including the city, school department, community providers and businesses.  By maximizing cross-sector strengths and resources, PASA engages middle school youth in a variety of expanded learning opportunities that spark their curiosity, connect them to real world experiences, and allow them to explore their interests. PASA’s after-school system for high school youth—the Hub—helps connect Providence youth to opportunities where they can obtain credit for learning beyond the classroom.  As a national and regional model, PASA needs to effectively communicate with a broad audience what is working and why expanded learning matters for the healthy development of young people.

Specific areas of responsibility include:

Grants and Donor Cultivation and Management

  • Assist in writing grants, donor communications, reports and thank you notes.
  • Aid with management of regular communications with PASA’s diverse mix of corporate, foundation and individual donors.
  • Assist development team in conducting research on potential donors, foundations and corporate contributors.
  • Help maintain donor files for the team, tracking reports, and regular correspondence with supporters.
  • Work closely with the development team and PASA Board Development Committee to implement ongoing and new development.
  • Organize meetings on behalf of PASA’s Executive Director with funders and key stakeholders.

Special Projects and Events

  • Provide assistance and support for special events like PASA’s City Institute, the AfterZone and Hub’s events, and special investor events.
  • Assist with the creation and implementation of new special events.
  • Coordinate with outside vendors like printers, caterers or special designers.
  • Help with the creation of online and event materials such as flyers, invitations, and signage.
  • Collect and track funder and supporter information in Donor Perfect data system.

Admin support

  • Provide coordinated administrative support for PASA’s Executive Director. Make travel, entertainment, and meeting arrangements for special meetings and receptions.
  • General office support including processing invoices, annual solicitations, and mailings.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.


  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Experience with technology systems, data bases and social media tools.
  • Experience with web tools, Adobe In Design, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.
  • Ability to manage an online donor contact system. Familiarity with DonorPerfect a plus, experience with development software platforms preferred.
  • Passion and commitment to PASA’s mission.
  • College graduate interested in non-profit management and development field. BA required.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with non-profits.
  • Ability to work with a team.

What Can You Expect as a PASA team member?

  • Starting non-profit salary, as well as health insurance.
  • A work environment with smart, highly motivated youth advocates.
  • To learn about cutting edge non-profit development and communications.
  • Warm professional work environment.

To apply please send cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to:

Eric Collins, HR Coordinator

PASA, 81 Carpenter Street

Providence, RI 02903

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled

PASA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

PASA prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, socioeconomic status, disability or handicap, age, marital status, family responsibilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity/expression, domestic partnership status or HIV status. PASA also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to PASA facilities.