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Volunteer Experienced Senior Development Specialist

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ORGANIZATION: Think Round, Inc.

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Job Title: Volunteer Experienced Senior Development Specialist

Organization: Think Round, Inc.

Location: San Francisco, California

Think Round, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering creativity, sustainability, and community engagement. We are seeking an experienced Senior Development Specialist to join our team as a volunteer. In this role, you will play a pivotal role in advancing our twin visions: completing The Paradise Project and building The Center for the Human Family at Hunters Point Shipyard in San Francisco. This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and skilled development professional to make a significant impact on our organization's growth and community development initiatives.


  1. Strategic Planning:
  • Participate in the development and refinement of strategic plans to achieve Think Round's twin visions, ensuring alignment with the organization's mission and objectives.
  • Collaborate with the executive team to define measurable goals, targets, and action plans for the completion of The Paradise Project and the establishment of The Center for the Human Family.

  1. Fundraising and Resource Mobilization:
  • Research and identify potential funding sources, including grants, sponsorships, and individual donors, to support the implementation of the twin visions.
  • Prepare compelling grant proposals, fundraising campaigns, and donor appeals to secure financial resources for the projects.
  • Cultivate relationships with existing and potential donors, partners, and stakeholders to enhance resource mobilization efforts.

  1. Project Management:
  • Oversee and coordinate all aspects of The Paradise Project, including design, construction, and community engagement, to ensure successful completion within defined timelines and budgets.
  • Develop and implement project management frameworks, including work plans, schedules, budgets, and performance indicators, to track progress and ensure effective project execution.
  • Collaborate with internal teams and external contractors to ensure seamless coordination and communication throughout the project lifecycle.

  1. Partnership Development:
  • Identify and establish strategic partnerships with government agencies, community organizations, businesses, and other stakeholders to support the development of The Center for the Human Family.
  • Nurture and maintain relationships with partners, fostering collaboration and leveraging resources to maximize the impact and sustainability of the projects.
  • Represent Think Round in meetings, conferences, and networking events to promote awareness and support for the organization's initiatives.

  1. Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting:
  • Design and implement monitoring and evaluation frameworks to assess the progress, effectiveness, and impact of the twin visions.
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret data to generate reports, presentations, and communication materials that effectively communicate project outcomes and impact to stakeholders.
  • Provide regular updates to the executive team and the Board of Directors on project status, challenges, and recommendations for improvement.


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (such as business administration, nonprofit management, or development studies) is preferred.
  • Proven experience (at least 5 years) in development, fundraising, or project management roles within the non-profit sector or a related field.
  • Demonstrated success in securing funding from diverse sources, including grants, foundations, corporate sponsorships, and individual donors.
  • Strong project management skills, with a track record of effectively managing complex initiatives from planning to completion.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and inspire diverse stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of the San Francisco community, its cultural dynamics, and development landscape is desirable.
  • Passion for Think Round's mission and a commitment to promoting creativity, sustainability, and community building.

To apply for this volunteer position, please submit your resume, a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and interest in Think Round's twin visions, and any other supporting documents to [email/website]. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and interviews will be scheduled with qualified candidates.

Think Round, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and strive to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for all team members and volunteers.

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About Think Round, Inc.


2140 Bush St. Apt. 1, San Francisco, CA 94115, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to demonstrate life's fullest potential through the arts and sciences, especially where environmental concerns meet neighborhoods.


Think Round, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 2004 by Heidi Hardin. Think Round is also an E-verify employer seeking art students of all types. Heidi is a fine artist who served as an original member of SF’s Hunters Point Shipyard (HPS) artists & the Citizen’s Advisory Committee for Reuse of HPS. Since 1992, Heidi has created & implemented nationally acclaimed art & science programs for children & their families in Bayview Hunters Point. Teaching art & science, & community history, & serving as museum artist at the deYoung, shaped her vision art that tells a multifaceted story of family, faith, community & culture. Think Round’s programs reflect the same core concerns that guide her own artwork: a deep love of humankind & the planet.

The heart of Think Round’s programs is The Human Family Tree/A Walk Through Paradise (Paradise), a multimedia art installation. Paradise is a collaboration of visionaries that includes paintings, original music, & finds common threads in diverse families, ethnicities & cultures. It draws from Hardin’s work: empowering children, youth & families through art & science. A permanent home for Paradise & for related experiential programs that advance Think Round’s commitment to education is The Center for the Human Family. The current form of The Center for the Human Family is Think Round Fine Arts where artists, who champion Think Round values, show & discuss their art. "Earth is home. Humans are family."


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  • Strategic Planning
  • Capacity Planning
  • Business Planning
  • Business Analysis
  • Business Development
  • Resource Development / Management


  • People 55+


  • 10-20 hours per week? You will be working on your own so the job as you understand it will dictate your time commitments.
  • Weekly or bi-monthly written updates and/or meetings with Think Round's Executive Director. Written monthly report for the Board of Directors

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