Development Associate

Full time
Starting $45,000 DOE
Locationlacounty Calendar07/01/2019   Full time Starting $45,000 DOE

The Development Associate works with the Development Director and the Executive Director to build and maintain relationships with current and prospective funders, collaborators, and the general public.  Duties include grant writing; foundation, corporate and donor relations; event planning; marketing/communications, and community engagement.  Some evenings and weekends are required. The Development Associate reports directly to the Development Director.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources
  • Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants, research demographics/community needs
  • Maintaining calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports
  • Assist with all fundraising events; including providing leadership in VCH’s annual signature event.
  • Solicit in-kind donations
  • Maintain donor database and reporting criteria
  • Contribute to the production of the newsletters and other publicity materials
  • Work with all departments to gather relevant budget information and supportive program information, in order to prepare accurate and relevant fundraising material support
  • Maintain VCH’s website and social media content
  • Recruit and work with volunteers on development related projects
  • Represent VCH and the Development Department during various internal and external meetings, professional, community and social events
  • Participate in VCH’s community engagement and advocacy efforts
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Proficient with PC, Microsoft Word, Excel, and database software, preferably DonorPerfect
  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience in fund development or directly related field
  • Experience doing research of census and other demographic data
  • Excellent writing skills, including experience in successful fund raising focused on individual, business, and in-kind giving. Strong proofreading and editing skills are a must with the ability to craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner
  • Must pass criminal and driving background checks. Valid California driver’s license and have access to reliable transportation in order to travel to off-site meetings, trainings, and events.
  • Independent worker and thinker
  • Proficient in public speaking
  • Ability to plan, organize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Be detail oriented and able to work with a small team and in cooperation with volunteer committees and key organizational stakeholders
  • Knowledge of the Los Angeles foundation and corporate community
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people
  • Experience with community-based non-profits
  • Experience with WordPress website platform
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suites and/or Photoshop software


Starting at $44,000 depending on experience and qualifications; benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, Aflac, 403 (b), vacation, sick time, 12 holidays and 2 personal days.  This is a full-time, non-exempt position.


Stationary position 70% of the time.  Operates a computer and other office machinery such as fax, copy machine, phone.  Occasionally ascends/descends stairs, move inside and outside the office, apartments, buildings, etc.   Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.  Required to have visual acuity to perform the following tasks: operate a motor vehicle, viewing a computer terminal, reading and writing.

Venice Community Housing (VCH) is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you need an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at





Please email your resume with a cover letter describing your qualifications to Human Resources at:  You can also fax your resume to (310) 399-1130 or mail it to Venice Community Housing Corporation, 720 Rose Avenue, Venice, CA 90291.  NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.