SSG is a nonprofit organization that delivers a wide range of human service programs across Southern California and in San Francisco. SSG is seeking an enthusiastic, qualified candidate to join our dynamic Development Team as a Senior Development Associate.
Under the direction of the Development Director, the Senior Development Associate will assist in the development of SSG programs as a member of the Development Team and in collaboration with SSG management. Duties include but are not limited to fund development planning; grant proposal development and submission, including background research and analysis, program design, writing, budgeting, and proposal assembly; implementation of fundraising initiatives (e.g. email or social media campaigns); and other fundraising activities as assigned.
Director of Development
- Assist in the development of fundraising/development plans and new initiatives.
- Provide consultation and technical assistance to SSG division management in the development of program strategies and funding goals.
- Research and cultivate funding opportunities for various SSG divisions.
- Prepare and complete funding proposals to government agencies, foundations, etc., including but not limited to:
- Analysis of funding opportunity expectations;
- Analysis of required proposal elements;
- Background research on community need and/or evidence-based/best practices;
- Writing program narrative and rationale/justification;
- Drafting/collecting supporting materials;
- Completing required forms; and
- Proposal assembly in compliance with funder requirements.
- As assigned, provide leadership and oversight to the proposal development process including facilitating program design in collaboration with division management.
- Participate in the implementation of fundraising campaigns and/or events, as assigned, including drafting content and copy, developing and facilitating timelines, and creating budgets.
- Work with Supervisor, the Director of Strategic Development and Partnerships and the Executive Director to develop and implement select agency planning, policy-related, and/or communications initiatives.
- Liaison and facilitate communication between SSG Divisions, SSG Fiscal, SSG Human Resources, and/or funding agencies and other authorities as needed to achieve development team objectives.
- Provide research and analysis for assigned projects related to strategic planning, program development, etc.
- Provide program data, reports and recommendations to the Executive Management Team, as assigned.
- Maintain relationships and network with other organizations, including but not limited to potential program partners and current and potential funders.
- Represent the agency in a variety of community settings including funder, provider and community meetings and events.
- As assigned, assist in the supervision and training of interns.
- Regular attendance required.
- Overtime and/or work on weekday evenings and/or on weekends may be required.
- Assist in the implementation and logistics of fundraising events or other such fundraising activities.
- Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications – Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
- Masters’ degree in Social Work, Public Health, Public Administration or similar field; or equivalent degree from an accredited institution of learning with a minimum of 2 years directly related work experience; or minimum of 4 years post-Bachelor’s degree experience in grant writing and proposal assembly
- At least 1 year experience in program design, grant writing, and proposal assembly.
- Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills.
- Mature, with an ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
- Strong time management, organizational, and coordination skills.
- Strong analytical skills.
- Knowledge and skills in Microsoft Office Suite.
- Awareness and knowledge of needs, strengths, and other characteristics of agency target communities (individuals and families who are from ethnic minority groups, low income, disenfranchised, homeless, and/or living with behavioral health issues).
- A basic knowledge of local, state & federal government programs and foundations.
- Valid California driver license, proof of car insurance, and reliable transportation required.
- Verification of employment eligibility and background check required.
Non Essential Qualifications – Desired knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Two or more years’ experience in a variety of development/fundraising activities highly preferred
- Computer skills in database applications, web applications, and/or publishing programs.
Compensation DOE. This is a full-time, non-exempt position, eligible for medical/dental/retirement/etc. benefits. Starting range is $28-$33 per hour.
The incumbent in this position may supervise student interns as assigned and if eligible based on internship program requirements.
Environmental Conditions (Working Conditions):
The environment for this position is primarily an office environment. The position may occasionally require field-based work (e.g. community meetings) which can involve working at community-based sites within at-risk areas and exposure to weather conditions prevalent at the time.
In the course of performing this job, there will be sitting, standing, walking, driving, lifting and carrying (max 15-20 pounds) required.
The incumbent in this position must be able to synthesize, coordinate and analyze information; coordinate tasks, negotiate with, and provide feedback to co-workers with varying levels of education and experience; and to accommodate all of the following: constant distractions, interruptions; and uncontrollable changes in priorities/work schedules.
How to Apply
Send a resume with a cover letter to email@example.com. Applications received prior to May 15th will receive priority consideration, but the position is open until filled.