JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE
Applications reviewed on a rolling basis
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA) is a legal services non-profit that combines policy advocacy and impact litigation with direct legal services for low-income persons in East Palo Alto and the mid-Peninsula in the areas of housing, employment, consumer, re-entry, and immigration law.
We seek a full-time development associate to join our Development and Communications team. This person supports fundraising by handling administrative and operational tasks in the areas of donor management, event planning, grant writing and reporting, and marketing activities. This position requires attention to detail, the ability to multitask, a high level of organization and excellent written and verbal communication skills. The associate is passionate about helping diverse low-income communities, and excited about sharing our transformative work with a broader audience of supporters.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1. Ensure successful maintenance and growth of our grant portfolio by calendaring for proposal and grant deadlines and coordinating with program staff to track grant goals, activities, outcomes and impact and draft grant proposals and reports
2. Expand and grow our base of supporters through web and social media by marketing our events, activities, and media presence on various platforms, and helping to create, organize and publicize media content that visually document our work and impact
3. Send out regular communications with supporters through emails and mailings
4. Team with development staff to plan, market and execute special events
5. Grow and improve our individual donor portfolio by updating and maintaining our donor database; ensure all acknowledgements, reminders and associated communications are distributed accurately and in a timely manner; do targeted research into successful fundraising campaigns and implement new ideas
6. Maintain departmental files, including: donor files, event files, and board information
7. Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required
1. Proficiency in MS Office
2. Excellent written and oral communication skills
3. Commitment to serving low-income and under-served communities
4. Prior experience in non-profit development, marketing or communications a plus
5. Ability to relate to and communicate with a broad range of colleagues and stakeholders
6. Displays enthusiasm and a willingness to accept responsibility and fulfill job requirements
7. Experience in website and social media management a plus
SALARY: Commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package.
TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to: 1861 Bay Road, East Palo Alto, CA 94303 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with “Development and Communications Associate” in the heading. No calls please. In your cover letter, please address the following in order for your application to be considered. CLSEPA’s clientele is extremely diverse, and the majority of our clients are low income persons of color. It is critical that our staff work effectively in all cross-cultural situations, with clients, with our coworkers, and with the community, and that we create an inclusive and respectful workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued. How do you think your personal background or experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural humility and diversity amongst our staff? Feel free to think broadly about your response to this question, applying various aspects of your life and personal experiences.
CLSEPA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees/applicants in all of our employment practices without regard to race, religion, color, sex or gender (including gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, pregnancy- and childbirth-related medical conditions), sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, uniform-service member/veteran status, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, taking/requesting statutorily protected leave, or any other basis protected by law.