Development and Grants Coordinator

Development and Grants Coordinator
Reports to
Director of Institutional Giving
Non-exempt Salary  $40,000-$50,000 depending on experience, with full benefits 
Hours 8:30 – 5:00 with evenings and weekends as required To apply
Please send a résumé and cover letter to with Development & Grants Coordinator in the subject line.  Please also fill out this short application.  Applications due by July 15, open until filled. 
About 826 Valencia
826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting under-resourced students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.
Position Summary
The Development and Grants Coordinator is a central role in our high-performing and vibrant Development team, responsible for coordinating development activities across the organization, with a special focus on grant support from corporate, foundation and government funding sources. Our ideal candidate is a strong communicator (written and verbal), detail-oriented, and believes deeply in 826’s mission and the power of partnerships between institutional funders and non-profits to address educational and societal inequities.
Major Responsibilities 
Development Coordination 
  • Provide data entry and administrative support across the department in order to meet and exceed ambitious fundraising goals. Maintain the grants calendar as well as optimize donor tracking protocols and related organizational systems on behalf of the Development team.
  • Coordinate and execute the individual and institutional gift acknowledgement process, working with the fundraising team to ensure that gifts are recognized with speed, accuracy, and inspiration.
  • Coordinate the in-kind donation process and assist the staff in onboarding and training related to the in-kind tracking system.
  • Help coordinate execution and logistics of development events.
Grant Writing and Coordination 
  • Develop a deep understanding of 826 Valencia’s programs and services by working collaboratively with the Director of Institutional Giving and program staff to acquire quantitative and qualitative information about our programs.
  • With support from Director of Institutional Gifts, write compelling and informative proposals, reports, letters of inquiry (LOI), and grant attachments; co-write detailed grant proposals and requests for renewed support.
  • Research and cultivate prospective funders and oversee stewardship activities for a portfolio of current institutional supporters.
  • Organize, maintain, and share grant proposal, report, renewal, and other grant information using Salesforces database, Google Suite, hard copy files, and back up electronic files on the server.
Other Responsibilities 
  • Attend staff meetings, meet all deadlines.
  • Attend National Conference and other professional development workshops, conferences, seminars, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned by Site Supervisor and/or Executive Director.
Education and Experience Requirements 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience and successful track record in grant writing--specifically foundation, corporate and government grants procurement (writing, soliciting, prospecting, cultivating, etc.), ideally in the areas of education or the arts.
  • Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously, meeting high-stakes deadlines, coordinating with team, time management, and attention to detail.
  • Experience in assessing funding priorities and crafting tailored approaches.
  • Proficiency in donor management software for prospect tracking essential. Salesforce preferred.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Google Suite.
Required Skills and Competencies 
  • Produces crisp, engaging, and quality communications, both written and verbal--including ability to adapt narratives to align with funder priorities and grant guidelines.
  • Understand how various roles, responsibilities and players--both internal and external--contribute to the mission of the organization.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Strong time-management skills. Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, while prioritizing and communicating across the team.
  • Approaches new ideas or challenges with a sense of possibility, openness, and positivity.
  • Openly and regularly communicates information about progress towards goals with supervisor and team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Builds authentic relationships with colleagues across roles, teams, and identities, demonstrating curiosity about others’ backgrounds and perspectives.
  • A team player who expresses genuine interest in team’s well-being, and proactively models organizational customs, beliefs, and values.
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse population and a variety of stakeholders and audiences. Seeks to embody 826 Valencia’s values around diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Working Conditions and Environment 
This position is headquartered at 826 Valencia’s Tenderloin Center at 180 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA.   826 Valencia is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply. 826 Valencia does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, sexual orientation, political orientation, disability, veteran status, or gender identity or expression. For more information, read the 826 Stand.