Fund Development Assistant

Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


HOURS: approx. 10 hours a week, days/times flexible/some evenings, occasional weekend event

SUFK is seeking an experienced, detail-oriented, motivated and team-oriented person dedicated to the cause and to supporting the fund development team in gaining the maximum results through a variety of fund development strategies. These include: donor relations; events and campaigns; public relations and other initiatives.

SUFK is a grass roots organization funded through numerous foundations, corporations, and individual donors. The Fund Development Assistant reports to the Director of Fund Development and works closely with the Fund Development Officer.


  1. Support fund development staff and committees with administrative support as assigned
    2. Handle incoming donations and thank you responses; facilitate the donor acknowledgement process 3. Assist with donor communication and follow-up
    4. Excellent, accurate data entry for all donations and donor contact information
    5. Handling of confidential financial records and materials
    6. Assistance with donor relations
    7. Utilize social media outlets as directed
    8. Assistance with coordination of annual events;
    a. Attend committee meetings and all related events
    b. Procure silent auction and other event donations
    c. Track and thank silent auction donors
    d. Track event registrations, payments, food choices, etc. Send confirmation emails
    e. Recruit attendees
    f. Print event materials (programs, name cards, silent auction guides, etc)
    g. Set-up night before and day of event
    h. Direct volunteers onsite
    i. Assist with event clean up
    j. Manage thank you notes post event to donors and attendees

REQUIREMENTS: Experience and Abilities: 1. 2 years relevant experience in community-based organizations in a fund development and/or communications role 2. 2 years administrative oversight for special events 3. Excellent knowledge/experience of professional office procedures 4. Outstanding interpersonal and written communication skills, with essential critical analysis skills 5. Excellent donor relationship-building skills 6. Ability to maintain confidential record material 7. Ability to work gracefully under pressure and against deadlines 8. Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office Suite 9. Ability to organize and prioritize diverse, complex projects efficiently 10. Sensitivity and understanding of the issues youth homelessness 11. Ability and desire to work as part of a team in a dynamic and fast-paced environment 12. Must have a valid California driver’s license and auto insurance 13. Knowledge of Publisher or other desktop publishing a plus 14. Knowledge of social media platforms and internet savvy 15. Ability to accommodate occasional evening and weekend meetings/special events 16. Ability to lift 30 lbs.

Pay: this is an unpaid volunteer position

If you would like to be considered please email


  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Administrative Support

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • 1 year

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