Paxton Ministries


Director of Development

Do you enjoy building relationships?  Get energized by meeting and exceeding goals? Love connecting people, churches, and organizations to a very special place that makes a difference in the lives of others? If so, Paxton Ministries is the place for you! We are currently seeking a Director of Development (approximately 30 hours per week) to strengthen our relationships with donors, volunteers, and organizations in our community. We are a Christian nonprofit, providing help and housing to individuals challenged with poverty, mental illness and intellectual disabilities. Our staff members care deeply about providing a loving home for adults in need in the Harrisburg area.

Responsibilities include planning, coordinating, and executing all development functions, including annual and capital campaigns and planned giving. A successful candidate must be able to develop effective strategies for fundraising and nurture relationships with existing and new donors. He/she will also provide overall direction and management of our volunteer program and supervise the Development Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator. A Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or other related field is preferred, along with experience leading and supervising a team. He/she must be able to set priorities and objectives, establish and follow a budget, and allocate resources. Experience communicating comfortably and professionally with people in both formal and informal settings is required.

If you have a heart for working with adults with mental and emotional challenges, and are qualified for this position, please email your cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and application (found below) to Teresa Kurtz at to apply.


Voluntary Service Opportunity

Paxton Ministries is a Christian nonprofit community of homes providing affordable housing and support services to adults in need. The majority of our residents are challenged with poverty, mental illness, and intellectual disabilities. We currently have an opening for a part-time or full-time Voluntary Service Member.

Voluntary Service is open to adults of 18 years and older. These volunteers serve for six months to a year or more, live at Paxton Street Home, and work full or part-time alongside the staff. They receive free room and board and a bi-weekly stipend, ($75.00 for part-time-over 20 hours per week and $150.00 for full-time-over 40 hours per week), along with health benefits and vacation time if they work 40 hours per week. Past Voluntary Service members have helped with maintenance, resident activities, housekeeping, kitchen or receptionist duties, depending on their interests and our needs.  We would also welcome people working in development and social services.

If you have a heart for our ministry and would like to volunteer at Paxton, please complete the online application below, and email your cover letter and resume to Teresa Kurtz at


Teresa Kurtz 2015

Teresa Kurtz- Human Resources Coordinator

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