Children Now is a nonpartisan umbrella research, policy development, and advocacy organization dedicated to promoting children's health, education and well-being in California. Children Now also leads The Children’s Movement of California, a grassroots network of more than 2,900 business, education, parent, civil rights, faith, and community-based organizations, as well as thousands of individuals, working together to make children a top priority in public policy. Learn more at www.childrennow.org.
We are seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented individual to serve as our Development Assistant. This position supports the financial, fundraising and grants administrative needs of the organization. The Development Assistant will be responsible for assisting the Development team with grants and individual donor administration and special projects. This non-exempt, full-time position is located in our Oakland office and reports to the Director, Development and Outreach.
Ideal applicants will be fast learners, resourceful, able to handle a high volume of work quickly and efficiently, with excellent recall and superior attention to detail. Candidates should have strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills and excellent judgment. The candidate must be flexible, adaptable and solutions-oriented and able to communicate effectively with a range of staff including executive, senior, program, and administration staff. The candidate must be able to effectively prioritize competing requests. This position is ideal for someone who thinks critically, takes initiative and enjoys learning and contributing in a fast-paced environment. The position offers an opportunity to learn about policy advocacy, strategic communications, and non-profit fundraising while helping to support our efforts to improve the well-being of all of California’s children and remove racial and other inequities that limit children’s opportunities to reach their full potential.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Generous benefits.
Applications must include 1) cover letter, 2) resume, 3) brief writing sample (no more than three pages), and 4) at least three references. Please send and address all correspondence to:
Attn: Development Assistant Search
1404 Franklin Street, Suite 700
Oakland, CA 94612
E-mail applications with attachments in PDF or Microsoft Word format only. Please include your name in the file name for all documents (e.g. g.smith – resume). We do not accept phone inquiries regarding the position; please do not call. Position open until filled.
Children Now is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to staff diversity. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.