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Development Associate (San Francisco)

Development & Communications · San Francisco, California
Department Development & Communications
Employment Type Full-Time

OneJustice is a nonprofit legal organization that brings life-changing legal help to those in need by transforming the civil legal aid system.  Our work focuses on supporting and advancing the impact of a network of approximately 150 nonprofit organizations that provide direct legal services to Californians in need throughout the state.  We support this network of nonprofits through three core program areas: (1) Healthy Nonprofits, which ensures legal services nonprofits have the business and management skills needed to survive and thrive, (2) Californians for Legal Aid, which advocates for California legal services nonprofits on federal policy and funding issues; and (3) Pro Bono Justice, which expands legal services for Californians in need by developing and staffing innovative and effective pro bono projects with law schools, firms, and businesses around the state. More information about OneJustice is available at

Position Description:  Operating out of OneJustice’s San Francisco office, the Development Associate is supervised by the Director of Development and is a member of the Development & Communications Team.  The Associate provides support to the other members of that team, which include the CEO and the Communications Associate, as well as providing support on grants-related fundraising to the Chief Program Officer.  This position is ideal for a candidate with a strong interest in nonprofit fundraising strategies and the legal aid delivery system who would like to work in a highly supportive environment at a dynamic and strategic organization.

Administrative Support to the Development & Communications Team

  • Daily: record and process all donations (grants, corporate, and individual) in OneJustice’s bookkeeping systems
  • Monthly: prepare and process monthly transaction reports for the finance & accounting team
  • Electronic and hard copy filing of all grants documents
  • Other administrative tasks as needed by the Development & Communications team

Manage the Donor Database 

  • Record all donations in OneJustice’s Constituent Relationship Manager (CRM) Bloomerang, including grants, individual donations, corporate donations, and in-kind donations
  • Generate and mail donor acknowledgement letters within 48-hours of all donations
  • Ensure the maintenance and integrity of donor information, including periodic data entry and clean-up
  • Generate reports in support/at the request of the rest of the Development team
  • Other administrative tasks as assigned to ensure accurate and up-to-date data in the database

Support Donor Solicitation and Donor Stewardship Efforts

  • Generate reports, prepare, and mail monthly new donor welcome packets
  • Generate reports, prepare, and mail quarterly donor “impact reports”
  • Provide administrative support to the Development and Communications Team on all fundraising campaigns (including the annual individual donor fall solicitations and corporate sponsorship solicitations relating to the annual Opening Doors to Justice event)
  • Provide administrative support to CEO and Development Director in the major donor stewardship program

Support Special Events and Meetings

  • Provide administrative support to the Development Director on the Opening Doors to Justice event, including but not limited to the event’s wine-pull and silent auction solicitation and tracking
  • Other Events: provide administrative support to the Development team in organizing OneJustice “friend-raiser” events in the Bay Area and Los Angeles, including assisting with logistics with event hosts, tracking invitations and registrations and other logistical support
  • Meetings: handle all administrative and logistical tasks in connection to the venues, RSVPs, name tags or table tents, materials, IT, ordering food and others for all of the following meetings:
  • Board meetings (5 per year)
  • Advisory Board meetings (6 per year)
  • Strategy Council meetings (3 per year)
  • In-person strategy retreat (1 per year)
  • Advisory Committee in SoCal (3 per year)


  • AA/AS/BA/BS degree, or a combination of at least 2 years relevant work experience 
  • Must demonstrate proficiency with computers, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and data entry
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in written and data entry product is required
  • Because the position involves significant written and verbal communication with external stakeholders, strong written and verbal communications skills are required
  • Strong time and task management skills are required, ensuring the ability to work independently on a range of projects
  • Requires willingness to work nights and weekends when necessary for scheduled events
  • Proficiency in InDesign and Photoshop preferred
  •  Experience with nonprofit fundraising databases and software preferred

Salary & Benefits:

  • Starting salary for an Associate position is $41,000. This is the entry-level salary for someone with no previous experience. The OneJustice salary scale also provides salary increases with credit given for each year of previous full-time work in nonprofit fundraising that is found to be directly relevant to the job responsibilities described above.
  • Benefits include fully paid health insurance (medical, dental, and vision), life and disability insurance, and generous paid leave (vacation, sick, and holidays - including a full week off during the winter holidays)
  • OneJustice also offers a flexible spending account for qualified health and commute expenditures
  • OneJustice also provides training and on-going professional development on nonprofit fundraising and required tasks

Application Process:

Please submit the following information: a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and a response to the following question in detail in order for your application to be considered:

OneJustice serves highly diverse communities in our clients and in the broader legal services sector. To ensure that our agency is best positioned to serve these communities, OneJustice strives to promote an evolving set of behaviors and attitudes amongst our staff, as well as policies that enable us to work effectively in all cross-cultural situations, with clients, with our coworkers, and with our communities. We see this as a commitment to enhance the provision of our services to all clients and nonprofits and to create an inclusive and respectful workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued. Please address in your cover letter how your personal background or experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural competency and diversity amongst our staff. Feel free to think broadly about your response to this question, applying various aspects of your life and personal experiences.

The deadline to apply is January 10, 2020, but interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis starting immediately. The ideal start date is January 6, 2020.

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  • Location
    San Francisco, California
  • Department
    Development & Communications
  • Employment Type