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Senior Development Associate

Los Angeles, CA
  • Over a month ago
  • $29 to $33 Hourly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: 401k, dental, life insurance, medical, vision,
Job Description


SSG is a nonprofit organization that delivers a wide range of human service programs across Southern California and in San Francisco.  Under the direction of the Development Director, the Senior Development Associate will assist in the development of SSG programs as a member of the Development Team and in collaboration with SSG management. Duties include but are not limited to fund development planning; grant proposal development and submission, including background research and analysis, program design, writing, budgeting, and proposal assembly; implementation of fundraising initiatives (e.g. email or social media campaigns); and other fundraising activities as assigned.


Essential Functions

·       Assist in the development of fundraising/development plans and new initiatives.

·       Provide consultation and technical assistance to SSG division management in the development of program strategies and funding goals.

·       Research and cultivate funding opportunities for various SSG divisions.

·       Prepare and complete funding proposals to government agencies, foundations, etc., including but not limited to:

o   Analysis of funding opportunity expectations;

o   Analysis of required proposal elements;

o   Background research on community need and/or evidence-based/best practices;

o   Writing program narrative and rationale/justification;

o   Budgeting;

o   Drafting/collecting supporting materials;

o   Completing required forms; and

o   Proposal assembly in compliance with funder requirements.

·       As assigned, provide leadership and oversight to the proposal development process including facilitating program design in collaboration with division management.

·       Participate in the implementation of fundraising campaigns and/or events, as assigned, including drafting content and copy, developing and facilitating timelines, and creating budgets.

·       Work with Supervisor, the Director of Strategic Development and Partnerships and the Executive Director to develop and implement select agency planning, policy-related, and/or communications initiatives.

·       Liaison and facilitate communication between SSG Divisions, SSG Fiscal, SSG Human Resources, and/or funding agencies and other authorities as needed to achieve Development Team objectives.

·       Provide program data, reports and recommendations to the Executive Management Team, as assigned.

·       Maintain relationships and network with other organizations, including but not limited to potential program partners and current and potential funders.

·       Represent the agency in a variety of community settings including community meetings and events.

·       As assigned, assist in the supervision and training of interns.

·       Regular attendance required.

·       Overtime and/or work on weekday evenings and/or on weekends may be required.

 Secondary Functions

·       Assist in the implementation and logistics of fundraising events or other such fundraising activities.

·       Other duties as assigned.

 Minimum Qualifications – Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

·       Master’s degree in social work, Public Health, Public Administration or similar field; OR equivalent degree from an accredited institution of learning with a minimum of 2 years directly related work experience; OR Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of 4 years’ experience in grant writing and proposal assembly.

·       At least 1 years’ experience related to program design, grant writing, and/or proposal assembly.

·       Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills.

·       Mature, with an ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

·       Strong time management, organizational, and coordination skills.

·       Strong analytical skills.

·       Knowledge and skills in Microsoft Office Suite.

·       Awareness and knowledge of needs, strengths, and other characteristics of agency target communities (individuals and families who are from ethnic minority groups, low income, disenfranchised, homeless/unhoused, and/or living with behavioral health issues).

·       A basic knowledge of local, state & federal government programs and foundations.

·       Valid California driver license, proof of car insurance, and reliable transportation required.

·       Verification of employment eligibility and background check required.

·       Fully COVID-19 vaccinated (2 weeks from last vaccination dose to be considered fully vaccinated)

Non Essential Qualifications – Desired knowledge, skills, and abilities: 

·       Two or more years’ experience in a variety of development/fundraising activities highly preferred

·       Computer skills in database applications, web applications, and/or publishing programs.

 Supervisory Responsibilities: 

The incumbent in this position may supervise student interns as assigned and if eligible based on internship program requirements.

 Environmental Conditions (Working Conditions): 

The environment for this position is primarily an office environment.  The position may occasionally require field-based work (e.g. community meetings) which can involve working at community-based sites within at-risk areas and exposure to weather conditions prevalent at the time. 

Ø  COVID-19 Considerations: Effective April 2022 and until further notice, this position is temporarily a hybrid position.

 Physical Requirements

Sitting, standing, walking, driving, lifting & carrying (max 15-20 pounds) will be required to perform this job.

 Mental Requirements: 

The incumbent in this position must be able to synthesize, organize, and analyze information; coordinate tasks; negotiate with, and provide feedback to co-workers with varying levels of education and experience; and accommodate all of the following: constant distractions, interruptions, and uncontrollable changes in priorities/work schedules.


To apply: please submit a resume AND cover letter to No phone calls, please.

Accepting applications starting March 20, 2023, and position open until filled.

Company Description
Special Service for Groups, Inc. – better known as SSG – is a non-profit health and human service organization dedicated to building and sustaining community-based programs that address the needs of vulnerable communities. Special Service for Groups (SSG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to provide community-based solutions to the social and economic issues facing those in greatest need. SSG has evolved into a model organization designed to provide services for diverse groups with maximum efficiency and impact. This is achieved by developing and managing programs which serve our many communities by encouraging their involvement and self-sufficiency. SSG believes that the needs of groups and individuals cross traditional ethnic, racial and other cultural boundaries. SSG serves as a bridge between people with common needs to identify ways to pool resources for the greater good of all.



905 E 8th St. Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA



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