Development & Grants Administrator
Job Details
Full Time
Not Specified
$56,000.00 - $66,000.00 Salary/year
Business Development
Position Description

What would you do? You will be responsible for the expansion of new grant and foundation opportunties as well as the maintenance of existing grant and foundation partners.  You will build and maintain a foundation cultivation cycle and grant stewardship plan that includes the development, submission and reporting of the organizations grant and foundation portfolio. 

As an integral part of Special Olympics Northern California (SONC) Development Team you will also provide support and assistance with revenue generation and project coordination to all members of the Development Team. If you are invested in the Special Olympics mission, are  organized, a strong writer and project manager, and thrive in a collaborative environment, this would be a great opportunity for you!




  • Cultivation and development of new sources of foundation grant support
  • Maintenance of existing foundation relations
  • Foundation grant and report writing
  • Establish goals and maintain impeccable metrics and reporting
  • Establish and execute a grant and foundation cultivation and stewardship plan to ensure partnerships are sustainable,  increase their level of support, and enjoy a close relationship with SONC
  • Use Salesforce to maintain accurate records and reports
  • Prepare written materials, including correspondence, letters of inquiry, grant applications and regular communications with foundation and prospects
  • Work effectively with program managers to gather data for reporting purposes and establish appropriate objectives for grant applications
  • Provide professional staff support to the CEO and CDO for high visibility foundation donors
  • Support the Development Team and other revenue channels to attain overall revenue goals
  • Manage and implement other initiatives and activities as assigned

Immediate Supervisor:                        Chief Development Officer 

Supervisory Responsibility:                None

Position requires occasional local travel on weekdays, evenings and weekends.


This job description provides a general outline of responsibilities, which may shift to meet the business needs of the organization.  SONC reserves the right to assign other duties as needed and/or update this job description as the skills of the employee and the needs of the organization evolve.

Requirements, Skills & Experience + Application information
  • Two - three years of demonstrated success with non-profit, corporate and foundation fundraising
  • Background in foundation grant writing preferred; background in government grant writing a plus.
  • Experience with Salesforce or other CRM databases required
  • Corporate sponsorship sales a plus
  • Demonstrated initiative and strong organizational skills; able to manage priorities and multiple projects simultaneously
  • Collaborative and able to work with employees at all levels  across a matrixed  organization.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities
  • Polished presentation and interpersonal skills; strong persuasive communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills; familiarity with database management, spreadsheet and desktop publishing to communicate concepts and other computer-based activities; 
  • Problem analysis skills and strong judgment required; Possess a positive, results driven approach, and the ability to suggest creative solutions to problems.
  • Flexibility and resilience, including the ability to adapt to changing priorities, situations and demands is necessary
  • Event, fundraising and/or business-related Bachelor’s degree

We offer an inclusive, casual work environment with robust benefits for staff. In compliance with public health recommendations, we are currently working remotely; some remote working options will continue following the lifting of work from home restrictions as appropriate. We are headquartered in Pleasant Hill.

Benefits include, but are not limited to:  Medical, Dental, Vision, 403B (retirement plan), life and long term disability insurance, vacation, sick and personal days and federal holidays, as well as a paid Winter Break.

Interested applicants please complete the online application and submit a resume and cover letter on our company website:  SONC Posting - Development & Grants Administrator For this position, it would be helpful to provide a brief writing sample preferably from a foundation grant application that you worked on and/or drafted.  Please redact any information which may identify the grantor or grantee. Salary for this position will be provided upon request.

Special Olympics Northern California and Nevada is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnic background, religion, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or disabilities. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities; please let us know if you need accommodations for the interview process. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including those with diverse backgrounds.