Development Assistant

Alameda, CA 94501
Salary: $20.00 /hour

POSITION: Development Assistant

ORGANIZATION: Alameda Point Collaborative

DIVISION: Alameda Wellness Campus

CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt –Temporary/Part Time (10-20 hrs. per week)


People with the lived experience of homelessness and/or BIPOC are strongly encouraged to apply.


The mission of Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) is to end homelessness by creating permanent supportive housing and trauma-informed services where homeless individuals and families can flourish. Established in 1999, APC grew out of the collaboration of 20 agencies to transform the decommissioned Naval Air Station in Alameda to alleviate homelessness in Alameda County. APC gained a federal conveyance to re-use 34 acres of land and former military housing for 200 supportive housing units for homeless families in Alameda County. APC provides the following wrap-around services: case management counseling and mental health recovery; job training and placement; children and youth programs; food security initiatives and consumer leadership.

APC and its partner agencies, LifeLong Medical Care and Mercy Housing, are now creating the Alameda Wellness Campus, which will provide a new model of integrative care for homeless seniors and medically vulnerable adults. Currently in the planning and fundraising stage, the Wellness Campus has secured a 3.6-acre site to co-locate senior supportive housing, medical respite, and health services. The project will be a national model and among the first in the nation to promote healthy recovery, housing stability and dignified end-of-life care for medically vulnerable and unhoused individuals in one location.


Under the direction of the Alameda Wellness Campus Project Director, the Project Assistant provides a high level of skilled administrative support, project coordination, and fundraising/proposal development and research-related assistance.


Provide senior-level administrative support to the Alameda Wellness Campus Project Director. Duties include:

  • Research foundation funding prospects utilizing Candid’s on-line foundation database;
  • Prepare prospect briefing sheets for senior staff and volunteers;
  • Review and copy-edit grant proposals, letters of intent, and other high-stakes correspondence;
  • Format documents, budgets and other support materials into formats required by prospective funders;
  • Draft business correspondence to project partners, funders, government officials, and other key stakeholders;
  • Schedule internal and external group meetings and manage the Project Director’s calendar;
  • Facilitate the timely and transparent flow of project information, deliverables, and deadlines between internal and external stakeholders;
  • Maintain accurate data (CRM) detailing the gift and relationship status of donors and prospects;
  • Other projects as assigned based on the person’s skill level and the organization’s needs.


  • Prior experience providing administrative support to a program director or other senior manager with a complex set of duties and projects. Experience within a nonprofit fundraising office preferred.
  • Engaged and active listener with exemplary written and verbal communication skills. Prior successful proposal writing and reporting experience a major plus.
  • Outstanding analytical skills including the ability to identify and proactively address potential barriers to success.
  • Respectfully interact with staff, consultants, stakeholders, and others of diverse ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds.
  • Reliable, responsible, open to feedback, and committed to improvement.
  • Interest in supporting projects that address homelessness, community healthcare, racial equity, and community advocacy highly desirable;


  • Ability to work as a member of a collaborative project team consisting of internal and external members.
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of programs, including Word, Excel, Teams and SharePoint.
  • Experiencing with a fundraising CRM highly desirable.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions with accuracy and keen attention to detail.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills (English language).
  • Ability to adapt work schedule to meet program needs and externally driven deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively in high-stress situations.
  • Reasoning and thinking skills and ability to problem-solve.

This job description does not promise or imply that the functions listed are the only duties to be performed or that the position may not change or be eliminated. Employees are always expected to follow their supervisor’s instructions and to perform the tasks requested by their supervisors.

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