Development Assistant

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

The Development Assistant provides support with the fundraising and communications activities of the organization. The position requires an extremely organized individual with attention to detail, excellent judgment and discretion, strong writing skills, a flexible and proactive attitude, and a commitment to EBCLC’s racial justice mission.

The Development Assistant’s responsibilities will primarily focus on helping to coordinate activities for our individual giving program. Currently, EBCLC raises ~$550,000 individual giving annually; we hope to increase this revenue stream each year. The focus of this position is to secure and increase financial support from individuals–major, midlevel, and grassroots donors, and alums of EBCLC’s clinical education program. The Development Assistant will also provide ongoing administrative support to our Contracts Officer for all of our government contracts. The position reports to the Director of Development and Communications.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work with the Director of Development and Communications (DDC) and the Individual Giving Manager to execute EBCLC’s Annual Giving program
  • Support administrative functions for the build-out for EBCLC’s first Alumni Engagement Program
  • Ensures that all donors receive appropriate, consistent communications and acknowledgement for gifts
  • Process contributions, gift acknowledgments, and generate regular donor reports for the Individual Giving Manager, the DDC, and the Executive Director
  • Support the Individual Giving Manager in managing the cultivation and solicitation of charitable contributions from individual donors, including preparing the Executive Director and DDC prepare for meetings with current and potential major donors
  • Ensure donor and prospective data is properly recorded in the database (currently, we use Donor Perfect) and that all donor information is maintained with respect to confidentiality
  • Manage individual donor activities, including regular scheduling of snail mail, email, and social media communications to ongoing and potential individual donors
  • In partnership with the Individual Giving Manager and the DDC, participate in the creation of special events for the purpose of donor recognition, raising funds, and raising public consciousness of the work of the organization, including the alums of the EBCLC legal education program
  • Stay informed and knowledgeable about programmatic activities
  • Support the production of public relations materials, including annual report and quarterly newsletters
  • Support the Contract Officer with ongoing tasks related to our government contracts, including monthly and quarterly billing activities
  • Provided administrative support to Development Team members as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Commitment to EBCLC’s racial justice mission
  • Extremely detail-oriented with time-management, priority-setting, and organizational skills
  • Excellent written communications skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, and to work effectively with a diverse range of people, including Board members, funders, donors, attorneys, and community clients
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office, including extensive use of Word and Excel
  • Professional demeanor and customer services skills
  • Friendly, independent self-starter and outstanding team player
  • Flexible and able to work in a fast-changing environment

Salary and Benefits

Starting salary for this non-exempt position $50,000 – $60,000, as dictated by EBCLC’s salary scale. Benefits include fully paid health insurance (medical, dental, and vision) for employees and their dependents, life and disability insurance, and generous paid leave (vacation, sick, and holidays); EBCLC also offers flexible spending accounts for qualified health, dependent care, and commute expenditures; and retirement options.

Workplace Expectations

Due to COVID19, all EBCLC employees are working remotely. The Development Associate and all EBCLC employees will continue to work remotely as long as California’s Shelter in Place remains in effect. EBCLC will provide the necessary equipment to fulfill the job responsibilities of working from home.

Application Process

Interested applicants should submit an application by visiting  EBCLC will review applications on a rolling basis. Application materials should include a cover letter and resume.

Working At EBCLC

EBCLC is a non-profit legal services organization, the community-based clinical program for U.C. Berkeley Law School and one of the Bay Area’s largest and most effective systems disrupters.  With a dual service and teaching mission, EBCLC is a racial justice organization committed to building a culturally diverse workplace, centered on equity. With about 80 staff, 150 law students a year, and a nearly $10 million annual budget, EBCLC is the largest provider and legal clinic of free legal services in Alameda County, providing multimodal, collaborative, and holistic legal services to over 8,000 clients annually and engaging in legislative and policy advocacy at the state and local level.

EBCLC is strongly committed to advancing justice through education and advocacy, and the need to transform legal services and legal education. Please take time to review EBCLC’s mission, vision, programs, and website, and ensure that your cover letter reflects how your background, experience, and expertise have prepared you to be successful in performing the responsibilities of the position.

Additionally, EBCLC is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace centered on equity and providing an inclusive, welcoming, and culturally responsive environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. To achieve this goal, EBCLC works actively to improve our office climate, systems and structures, communications and community engagement to create an inclusive and respectful workplace where differences are acknowledged and valued.  In your cover letter, please address how your personal background and experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural responsiveness and diversity amongst our staff.

We strongly encourage individuals from traditionally underrepresented communities to apply. EBCLC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior contact with the criminal legal system, or any other basis prohibited by law.





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