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Development Associate - Foundations & Grants

Caring Across Generations
$60k - $65k
Closing date
Jun 4, 2023

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Focus Areas
Civil Rights / Advocacy
Job Function
Development / Fundraising
Position Type
Full Time
Experience Level

Caring Across Generations


Development Associate  - (Foundation & Grants)



Position: Full-Time


FLSA Status: Exempt


Reports To: Chief of Development & Operations


Salary Range: $60,000 - $65,000


Start Date: As soon as filled


Work Location: Remote within the United States, travel up to 20%





About Caring Across Generations:



Caring Across Generations is a national organization working to make care more affordable and accessible at every stage of life, while making sure caregivers are treated with respect and dignity. Founded in 2011 by Sarita Gupta and Ai-jen Poo, our campaign is focused on creating change in three ways: organizing a powerful movement of the Caring Majority — the majority of Americans who are directly affected by the need for care; fighting for groundbreaking policy at the state and federal level; and changing hearts and minds through storytelling, pop culture interventions and cultural organizing.



About the Position: 


The Foundation & Grants Associate supports the Senior Development Director and the Individual Giving Manager with a variety of projects, including (but not limited to) drafting foundation proposals, supporting solicitation strategies, and conducting prospect research. In addition, the Foundation & Grants Associate serves as the Development Team’s point person for administrative and organizational tasks. 


The role directly reports to the Senior Development Director but works closely with all team members to ensure that the Development Team has all the information and materials needed for funder proposals and reports.



The role directly reports to the Chief of Development & Operations but works closely with all team members to ensure that the Development Team is well-positioned to maintain and scale its institutional fundraising efforts.



Grant Proposals and Reports                                                                                                     


  • Delegate tasks and proposals to Caring Across’ roster of grant writers 


    Create new attachments, including budget narratives, lists of funders, and lists of prospects 


    Support development writing by creating content used for grant applications, newsletters, appeals, and other external facing communication mediums as needed.




Logistic Support & Database Management


  • Support relationships with prospective donors and existing partners, and interact via e-mail, telephone and in-person with institutional representatives.


    Coordinate and schedule prospect and partner meetings (through cold outreach, networking, etc.) for fundraisers and leadership via phone meetings, in-person meetings, etc.


    Maintain Salesforce to more efficiently track grant application deadlines, reporting deadlines, etc.


    Manage multiple timelines for various fundraising activities (including reporting and grant application deadlines). 


    Store and locate grant agreements and call notes in Salesforce.



Prospect Research & Initial Outreach                      


  • Conduct research and prospecting activities to identify new potential sources of funding (i.e. corporate, foundation and high net-worth individuals) and stakeholders that are aligned with our work. 


    Determine giving potential, giving history, decision makers, aligned areas of work, etc. 


    Draft outreach emails to prospective funders on  behalf of the Chief of Development & Operations & Executive Director. 



What great qualities do you possess?



  • You’re a motivated and experienced professional with excellent writing and communication skills, including creative visual and written communication methods.


    Knowledge of the philanthropy landscape (in particular foundations) and general project management experience.


    Proven ability to leverage storytelling to motivate key leaders.


    1-2 years of professional experience, with demonstrated success in supporting  foundation processes with a preference towards individuals with advocacy sector expertise.


    Excellent facilitation and oral and written communication skills; ability to prepare clear and concise reports and deliver formal presentations or training to senior management and other audiences.


What we offer you in return and why you would love being a part of our team! 


  • We are 100% virtual (with occasional travel for events & retreats). 


    Care is in our name; it is deeply embedded in our culture and our team consists of mostly current or former caregivers. We are fully supportive of your wellbeing, and offer a flexible work schedule to account for your care needs. 


    We offer a virtual office budget which includes home office set up and a cell phone and Internet stipend.


    Generous paid time off, including 15 paid holidays, 12 days of PTO and 12 days of sick leave, Paid Family Leave, in addition to a full-org vacation of one week in the summer and two weeks at the end of year .


    401k Match. 


    100% paid Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Short-Term Disability Insurance. Long-Term Disability Insurance is paid by the employee at a very minimal cost. 


    Work with a world-class team that looks and is like you (older adults, Black people and people of color, LGBTQIA+, disabled people and more are all fully represented here). 


    We offer learning and growth opportunities, including an annual allowance for professional development.


    You have an opportunity to live a values-aligned work-life.


    Employee discounts for select stores, travel packages and restaurants.


    A fun team environment, even while we are busy changing the world. 


How to Apply: 


Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis until it is filled, but preference will be given to those who apply by May 12th, 2023. 


Please apply at the following link:


Applications should include: 


  • A resume


    Two successful grant applications (or excerpts) that you have written attached


    In lieu of a cover letter, responses to the following questions:


    • What motivates you about this role at Caring Across? (suggested word limit: 200)


      Describe your role in your biggest fundraising win (from cultivation/start to finish). (suggested word limit: 200)


      Describe how you engage program staff/team members regarding reports  (suggested word limit: 200) 


Caring Across Generations is committed to fostering and maintaining a work environment where diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are fully integrated into everything we do. As such, we strongly prioritize and embrace Black, Indigenous and people of color; a multigenerational workforce; LGBTQ+; those across religious and spiritual affiliations; and people with disabilities to join our representative and highly talented team. 


Interview Process 


Our team is small but mighty, and each interview process varies just a little based on the specific hiring manager's needs. However, our standard timeline is as follows: 


Rolling review of applications for 2-3 weeks. Candidates are contacted if we are moving forward 


  • Week 1: Phone screen


    Week 2: Team interview via video call 


    Week 3: Paid work assignment 


    Week 4: Second round team interview via video call and, when applicable, final interview


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