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Development Writer and Proofreader

Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
  • Expired: 26 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

The Writer and Proofreader provides professional support throughout the principal areas of JFCS’ full-scale development operation, including research, correspondence, and proposal development and stewardship of JFCS’ potential and existing donors and grantors. The Writer and Proofreader works closely with the Director of Development and other members of the development and finance teams.

Job Duties and Responsibilities


  • Participates in assessing the kind of involvement appropriate for particular donors, helps ensure that information relative to individual donors is recorded in the database, and helps develop cultivation and stewardship strategies, as assigned.
  • Drafts appropriate donor correspondence, including cover and thank-you letters, payment notification letters, personalized agreements, and annual narrative and financial reports to legacy donors, with attention to accuracy, personalization, and donor stewardship.

Annual Giving

  • Provides support for special events
  • Provides vignettes for stewardship thank you’s to annual donors.
  • Assists the Director of Institutional Giving. This includes writing grant proposals, reports, and editing documents as needed.
  • Assists in note writing for annual appeals, thank you calls for donors under $1,000 and soliciting gifts during Tzedakah Tuesday, end of fiscal year, end of calendar year and as needed.
  • Assists the gift processing team as needed, including proofing tribute cards and letters and routing them to the Director of Development as appropriate, and prepares them for mailing and filing.

Agency Support

  • Drafts condolence letters and other correspondence for the Executive Director, as assigned.
  • Edits Board minutes, and Board and Staff work plans as needed.

Accuracy Verification

  • Proofreads JFCS publications, including Enews, annual reports, event invitations and programs, brochures and flyers, mailings or emails, etc., as assigned, to ensure correct grammar and spelling are used and a uniform style is followed.

Job Qualifications

  • BA required;
  • Demonstrated experience in development activities (2 to 5 years desirable);
  • Interest in development work in a not-for-profit setting;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality;
  • Ability to work cooperatively with staff and volunteers, as well as independently;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good organizational skills; attention to detail, and ability to perform well, given workload fluctuations inherent in the profession.

Application Process

Please submit cover letter and resume via Indeed, or visit our website at for more details and a complete job description.

Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco

Why Work Here?

Make a positive difference in the lives of thousands of individuals and families we serve each year!

Since 1850, JFCS of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties has provided comprehensive, caring social services to Bay Area residents of all ages and faiths. We help people solve personal problems--from cradle to rocking chair--in order to strengthen the individual, strengthen the family and strengthen the community. Mission Statement: Jewish Family and Children’s Services exists to provide professional and volunteer services for the purposes of developing, restoring and maintaining the competency of families and individuals of all ages. Traditionally, Jewish Family and Children’s agencies carry a special responsibility within the Jewish community for reaching out to children, the aged, those with special needs, the alienated and the dependent, and for the resettlement and acculturation of refugees and immigrants. As part of the network of Jewish community services, the Agency helps promote Jewish continuity through the provision of preventive, educational, therapeutic and supportive services, within the context of historic Jewish values, emphasizing inter-generational ties and community responsibility.


San Francisco, CA