Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $63,814
Maximum: $94,244



Application Deadline



San Leandro
United States




is recruiting for a temporary Fund Development and Grant Specialist Job Specifications.

Under direction, plans, writes, develops, coordinates and directs activities in fund development and grant management; provides analytical and technical assistance in the strategic planning and implementation of activities to financially build and sustain programs and services; and perform other related duties as assigned.

This position is located in the Health Care Services Agency and reports to the CASA Executive Director. The Fund Development and Grant Specialist position provides coordination of funder cultivation, grant development, performs grant tracking activities, writes proposals, and conducts budget development from public/private funding sources. They also serve as a consultant to executive and management staff on fund development and grant management.


The CASA Program is a nationally-based organization that provides one-on-one court advocacy to abused, neglected and abandoned children who are dependents of juvenile court.

CASA volunteers help meet the emotional and physical safety needs of thousands of abused and neglected children. Volunteers advocate on behalf of the children’s educational, mental health, medical/dental, and family/sibling visitation needs, and work to increase the likelihood that the children are placed in homes and with families in which they will thrive.

By simply listening, encouraging, guiding and speaking up for a child, CASA volunteers help these vulnerable children and teens to reach their full potential. Sometimes it is just allowing a child to feel cared about for the first time, and sometimes it is helping to find a loving, permanent home for a child. Clearly, the combination of consistent mentoring and advocacy for a child’s needs results in a much greater chance that these kids will achieve a bright, successful future. We currently have 100 children on our waitlist who are in need of an advocate. Make the choice to change a foster child’s life today!


Note: The following statements reflect the general duties considered necessary in order to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the job.

  •  Provides analytical and technical assistance in the strategic planning and implementation of activities to financially build and sustain programs and services.
  •  In collaboration with agency management identifies opportunities to build or expand on effective practices or program innovation through fundraising.
  •  Performs grant management for both government and foundation grantors, serving as main point person to grant writing consultants and coordinating all tracking, submission, reporting, and general organization for the grants program.
  •  Analyzes current County data and identifies funding gaps in customer programs and services.
  •  Plans, develops, coordinates, writes and submits grant/donor proposals to local, county, state, federal, and private funding; coordinates the grant application process engaging the funder and relevant parties as needed via mail, thank you letters, the internet and telephone.
  •  Coordinates major donor events, correspondence, stewardship activity, tracking, and reporting. Coordinates and executes the annual fundraising event in collaboration with the Executive Director, Board, and Fundraising Committee.
  •  Identifies and analyzes funding opportunities and barriers to grant implementation, and makes recommendations.
  •  Analyzes revenue source data and prepares recommendations; prepares financial information, summaries, and written reports and correspondences.
  •  Develops and implements marketing and outreach strategies related to fund development activities; collaborates with vendors to design marketing materials. 10. Serves as liaison to potential funders, community organizations, other County departments, governmental agencies and the public.
  •  Develops and executes annual campaigns, including mail appeals and electronic communications (email, social media, peer to peer, and crowdfunding). This should also include employee giving campaigns, at the county, state, and federal levels
  •  Interprets and applies a variety of policies, rules and regulations; provides information which may require tact and judgment.
  •  Conducts presentations to Department Head, executive and management staff, potential funders, key supporters and stakeholders as requested by the Administrator designee.
  •  Assists in the preparation of contract and grant agreements; monitors grant agreements for compliance; and assists with the development of an accountability system, evaluation measures and reporting requirements.
  •  Attends, participates, and takes clear and concise notes of relevant actions and/or decisions in a variety of meetings and committees.
  •  Manages major gifts program by creating and helping to Develop and maintain a prospect pipeline, building prospects at all donor levels (including former CASAs and individuals who express interest in becoming a CASA but do not complete the process) and gathering prospect research as appropriate.
  •  Implements corporate giving program by managing sponsorship and stewardship opportunities and developing contacts.
  •  Prepares a variety of correspondence, periodic and special reports, policies, procedures and other written materials; may work with multiple stakeholders and access various databases or other sources to prepare such materials.

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Pay Rate: $30.68 - $45.31 Hourly; compensation commensurate with experience.

Alameda County Human Resource Services

Temporary Assignment Pool (TAP)

** Temporary Assignments: Assignments vary in duration depending on the needs of the department. An assignment may end at any time. To obtain a regular position, the appointee will need

Level of Language Proficiency

Minimum Qualifications (MQ):

Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business administration, public health administration, health care administration, education, social science or a field related to work; AND,

Experience: The equivalent of three years of full-time experience in fund development which included revenue generation through competitive federal grant applications, and two years of experience in other fund development activities including state and foundation competitive grant writing, bond financing, and/or private fundraising.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and completed County of Alameda Job Application to by Friday, September 21, 2018. 

The application template is available online on Alameda County’s On‐Line Employment Center at

New users can click on "New User Registration" to fill out an application template. Once the application is completed, candidates can click on the "Review" tab to "Print My Application". A PDF version of the application or digital scan of the completed application can be submitted to the email address indicated above.