Resources Development Associate

San Francisco / Oakland
January 2023

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Development Associate plays an important role in ensuring Community Vision’s yearly fundraising goals are met. As part of a collaborative team that manages fundraising, communications, marketing, and investments, the Development Associate contributes to individual and institutional fundraising strategies. The Development Associate is responsible for writing, securing, and reporting on grant awards; performing prospect research; tracking donor communications; and ensuring accurate record-keeping in Salesforce, among other duties. The position is expected to successfully work independently and collaboratively to support the full range of department functions.

WHAT WE VALUE

Community Vision is dedicated to anti-racist practices and to building an anti-racist organization. This includes treating colleagues with respect, supporting the vision of the organization and demonstrating the professional practices of the organization which are community centered, patient, communication, work-ethic, responsiveness, conscious of difference, humility and curiosity, humor, creativity, practical, accountability and data driven. Staff members attend to the culture of the organization by being ambassadors of Community Vision’s values and participating in internally focused work groups.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Ideal qualifications

  • BA or BS degree with a minimum of 5+ years’ grant writing experience, preferably in the non-profit or for-profit sector.
  • Excellent written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive narratives.
  • Experience in resource development and fundraising.
  • A proven track record of fundraising from foundations, corporations and government entities.
  • A high degree of professionalism, demonstrating accuracy, timeliness, and teamwork.
  • Knowledge of a variety of  fundraising techniques and strategies.
  • The ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic environment.
  • Experience and familiarity with Salesforce preferred.
  • Possesses an interest in community development and an enthusiasm for Community Vision’s mission and work.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects with competing deadlines.
  • Discretion and confidentiality with all matters.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

  • Work with the VP of External Relations and Development Manager to identify, cultivate, and solicit foundation and corporate contributions, including event sponsorships.
  • Conduct the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundations, corporations, and government entities.
  • Manages multi-step processing of grant agreements, payments, proposal and reports, including facilitating timely approval, signature, and submission of agreements, generating acknowledgment letters, and maintaining electronic files.
  • Generates monthly status reports to the Vice President of External Relations and Development Manager and other fundraising reports as needed.
  • In coordination with the Development Manager, contribute to the development and implementation of strategic grant-seeking plans for current and new projects and initiatives.
  • Prepare and submit grant applications and reports within deadlines. Including, but not limited to:
    • Gather information for grant applications and reports and ensure that relevant staff develop program goals and target outcomes, put in place methods for tracking outcomes and refine budgets for optimal presentation to funders.
    • Compile supporting information related to specific grant applications from outside sources as needed.
    • Attend briefings related to specific grants.
  • Works with the VP of External Relations and Development Manager to maintain relationships with individual donors and to solicit new contributions.
  • Contributes to establishing the organization’s individual giving strategies.
  • Support the development and implementation of the organization’s individual and planned giving programs.
  • Collaborates with the External Relations team to plan and produce Community Vision events, including annual fundraising events, investor and donor engagement events, workshops, etc.
  • In coordination with the VP of External Relations and Development Manager, support solicitation of corporate and individual sponsorships for Community Vision’s large (+250) annual event.
  • Performs other duties as required.

MORE ABOUT THE POSITION

The Development Associate is a full-time exempt position. This position reports to the Development Manager. The salary for this position is between $65,000 – $80,000 annually, depending on experience. Benefits include: 100% health insurance premium coverage for employees and a contribution towards dependent coverage, dental insurance, long-term disability and life insurance, transportation and cell phone subsidies, employer contributions towards retirement savings, three weeks’ vacation, and a commitment to work/life balance. Occasional evenings and out of area travel may be necessary. Position involves regular computer and telephone use plus some minimal lifting. The position is a hybrid that can be based at either of Community Vision’s offices in San Francisco or Oakland.

Send resume and cover letter via email to theo@thenorfusfirm.com. Subject line should read: Development Associate. Cover letters should discuss your interest in the position and in working at Community Vision. Position will remain open until filled.

Position is open until filled. For more information on our programs and services, please visit our website at: communityvisionca.org