Job Posting: Donor Relations Associate – Bay Area

Job Title:

Donor Relations Associate – Bay Area, CA

Reports to:

Executive Director and Regional Director

Job Narrative

The main goals of the position are to a) serve as an assistant to the Executive Director or Director of Development and to work closely with Development Associate for the institution’s localized development strategy to help fund Khalil Center’s Bay Area programming, (b) populating and utilizing a donor database using software like FunRaise to drive and support donor engagement, provide updates, and garner solicitations for donor (online) campaigns (c) maintain contact in serving as a liaison between ED, Development Associate and key stakeholders and private grant givers to reinforce the financial sustainability of the institution.

Deliverables include (d) quarterly grant reports and updates to grant providers and major donors, (e) managing an annual fundraising events calendar, (e) populating the donor management system for local donations/donors.

Donor relations associate will work with a team including: (f) development associate (g) part-time community outreach coordinator in region, (g) a national events manager dedicating .25 PT to development activities, (h) a professional social media manager dedicating .25 PT to donor activities, (i) administrative managers and assistants, (j) a pool of repeat volunteers, (k) a robust donor management system platform and (l) robust lists of existing donors and potential donors.

Working conditions

Though this position will require some travel within the locality where employee is based and nationally, the employee will have office hours out of Union City, CA office. The employee may need to leave the office frequently for meetings and events. Additionally, the employee will keep regular contact with Executive Director (“ED”) and Development associate, informing them of activities and progress. The Executive Director and Board have developed a successful fundraising strategy and will welcome revisions based on the ability and commitment of the new hire. This role requires availability to work 10-15 hours a week. Hours of work are flexible and can be arranged before hire. One Sunday a month, all staff are expected to attend staff meetings in the late morning (1-2 hours) (can attend online). If required to travel outside of Bay Area, the employee will accrue overtime hours which can be applied paid time-off the week following the week of travels.

This roles operates in a professional office environment, routinely using standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Qualifications & Requirements

a. Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, not-for-profit management, fundraising or a related degree. Graduate degree preferred.

b. Knowledge of and experience with fundraising techniques, particularly major gift fundraising, and familiarity with donor management software.

c. Desire to get out of the office and build external relationships, good interpersonal and communication skills.

d. Ability to do public speaking about our organization.

e. Well organized, disciplined and manage multiple tasks considering order of priority.

 f. Some familiarity with the field of mental health, working with the Muslim community and Islamic studies preferred.

 g. Demonstrate a willingness to learn and identify with our mission & vision.

h. Ability to work independently with little supervision. 


This will be a contractual position with a compensation of $15/hr for 10-15 hours per week.

How to Apply

Please email your resume/CV and Cover Letter to  Applications without Cover Letters will not be accepted.  

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