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Development Associate

Seneca Family of Agencies
California, United States
$26.00 - $26.00
Closing date
Jul 6, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Other Fundraising, Programs, Other Programs, Program Administration and Management, Administrative, Office Administration, Other Administrative
Health, Other Fields, Social Services, Youth
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Development Associate for the Bay Area is part of the Development and Strategic Engagement (DaSE) team at Seneca, which is responsible for advancing the private fundraising goals of the agency. The Development Associate works alongside the Bay Area Development Director to create and sustain a comprehensive marketing and fundraising strategy for Seneca, to engage Seneca’s broader community of volunteers, donors and supporters, and to help enhance visibility for Seneca programs, impact, mission and vision.  

While this position is primarily remote, the Development Associate must be able to travel throughout the Bay Area for relevant community events and to Seneca’s headquarters in Oakland headquarters regularly for team/agency meetings.

Seneca Family of Agencies is committed to providing traditionally marginalized communities a network of outstanding mental health, community based, and educational services. We are committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages people of color to apply. Our programs are deeply engaged in conversations and trainings on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in order to bring equity and justice to the youth and families we serve.

  • Directly support Bay Area-based development efforts; perform administrative, logistical, and communication functions for fundraising, marketing and community relations activities.
  • Support the activities of the Director of Development and development department more broadly (including statewide efforts in California and Washington state).
  • Identify opportunities for Seneca involvement in community events, and to introduce community members to Seneca.  
  • Collaborate closely with agency communications team to support the content development and regular maintenance of collateral materials, online marketing, social media and the agency website, and publications that assist in the stewardship and raising funds for the agency.
  • Support Northern California programs and individual clients with in-kind donation needs as requested.
  • Provide leadership and support in planning and execution of special events. 
  • Identify & research donor prospects to develop relationships to increase individual, corporate, & grant funding. 
  • Support and/or lead the development, drafting and submission of grant proposals to private foundations.
  • Oversee the Bay Area Leadership Board and solicit their support with fundraising initiatives, donor prospecting, event planning, and other development activities, as appropriate. 
  • Experience/education requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree OR
    • Associate’s degree or equivalent + 1 year of applicable work experience OR
    • High school diploma/GED + 2 years of applicable work experience
    • Applicable experience includes any paid or unpaid experience in an administrative capacity requiring relevant functions, which could include customer service, fundraising or special event planning, web-based communications, writing, project management, constituent/volunteer engagement work, etc.
  • Demonstrated expertise with MS Office applications and web-based communications.  
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills. 
  • Commitment to integrating diversity, equity and inclusion into development activities, donor engagement, and the work environment. 
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and ability to travel within the Bay Area as needed. 
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccinations and booster. 
  • Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.
  • Ability to work evenings or occasional weekends as needed for events or other community activities. 
  • Starting at $26 per hour. Actual salary is dependent on creditable experience above the minimum qualifications for the role.
  • Additional compensation provided upon passing bilingual language proficiency exam.
  • Annual performance evaluations provide the potential for a generous salary increase each year.
  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and chiropractic coverage, as well as partially paid premiums for dependents.
  • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan (EAP).
  • 5 weeks of flexible paid time off and 11 paid holidays.
  • We provide a 403b Retirement Plan.
  • Scholarship opportunities, ongoing training, and professional development opportunities.
  • Mileage reimbursement.
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