About Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV):
Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV) is a dynamic collaboration of 120+ businesses, governments, academic and non-governmental organizations (Partners), and scores of volunteers addressing environmental sustainability in Silicon Valley. We envision a healthy environment, a vibrant economy, and a socially equitable community. SSV was designed to move beyond the traditional command-and-control model of environmental regulation to one of collaboration and partnership. By focusing on the desired outcome, rather than compliance-driven standards, participants can choose the methods to reach that outcome that make the most sense financially and technologically for each of them. We operate at the intersection of policy and action.
Position: Fund Development Associate (Research)
Type: Volunteer Position
Time Commitment: 8-12 hrs/week in the SSV Santa Clara office, part time telecommute will be okay.
Position Description: SSV is seeking a Fund Development Associate, who is primarily responsible for performing various administrative and research work and to assist the Grants & Fund Development team with targeting the appropriate funders for the organization. Internal training and guidance will be provided as and when needed.
This is a volunteer position that works as a member of SSV's Grants and Fund Development Team and requires participation in regular staff meetings and training, and has the potential for some telecommuting. It is preferred that the candidate has his/her own laptop and communications tools. In return for the volunteer hours, the benefits to the volunteer candidate may include: job reference letter from the Executive Director of SSV or the Team Lead, experience and knowledge gained while volunteering on various projects, networking opportunities, and current resume entry. Most importantly, you will be helping the organization work towards its vision of a sustainable region, a thriving economy, a healthy environment and socially equitable community.
Job Duties & Responsibilities:
● Support research of new funding prospects.
● Maintain up-to-date online and physical files of all grant/fund-related content and correspondence.
● Attend meetings related to grants and fund development.
● Participate in staff trainings and attend special events.
● Conduct other duties related to successful grants and fund development.
● Undertake special projects as assigned.
Qualities and Skills:
● Analytical and research skills are essential.
● Knowledge of fundraising information sources (desired but not mandatory).
● Candidates must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and highly-organized.
● Ability to work with supervision and even independently as needed.
● Ability to manage multiple projects and take initiative.
● Intermediate computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word).
● Experience and excitement about working with diverse groups and communities.
● Flexibility and strong commitment to collaboration.
● Ability to maintain confidentiality and commitment to professional ethics.
● Ability to work in deadline driven environment while also paying close attention to details and accuracy.
● Grant area experience will be preferred but not necessary.
Non-Compensated Volunteer Position