Development Associate

Job Type

Part Time


Minimum: $40,000.00
Maximum: $45,000.00



Start Date:


Application Deadline:



220 4th Street
Suite 103
United States


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UnCommon Law, prisoners’ rights nonprofit, seeks Development Associate

UnCommon Law’s mission is to provide access to justice and healing for people impacted by incarceration. We deliver trauma-informed mental health and legal counseling to people serving life sentences in California prisons; we represent people in their parole hearings, and we engage in litigation and legislative action to address systemic discrimination in the criminal justice system. We also provide training for prisoners, attorneys, family members and law students in order to improve the overall quality of representation prisoners receive in their parole hearings.

UnCommon Law (UCL)  is seeking an upbeat, tech-savvy and conscientious individual to fill the Development Associate position. The Development Associate helps UCL reach its fundraising goals by providing core structural support for the organization. Skills that are critical for success in this position include the ability to manage multiple projects and strong attention to detail. Associate reports directly to the Deputy Director and supports the entire office including the Executive Director to help cultivate an organizational fundraising culture.

Donor Management

Maintain contact and donor database

Track all charitable contributions

Regular data entry of new contacts through website, events, and outreach

Coordinate Board participation in donor and prospect phone-banking and campaigns

Grants Management

Research prospective grants

Assist with research, drafting letters, funding applications and reports

Maintain electronic files of typically requested attachments for funding applications


Manage communications with donors

Develop and produce fundraising requests and reports

Assemble materials for events and donor development/fundraising meetings

Maintain calendar for communications plan

Draft newsletters, email campaigns

Maintain social media presence

Special Events

Coordinate and participate in event planning meetings

Manage ticket sales for events

Develop, produce, print materials for events as needed (posters, announcements, etc.)

Organize and staff registration table

Provide office support to volunteer team


Maintain clear, straightforward work plan with benchmarks

Maintain personal organization systems

Complete reimbursements, timesheet


  • Associates degree or equivalent experience acquired on the job
  • Additional 2 years of professional experience in an office environment
  • Ability to present information concisely and effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Detail-oriented and well organized
  • Ability to hold self accountable for high-quality and effective results
  • Demonstrated proficiency with data entry protocols and report creation
  • Demonstrated experience using spreadsheets as well as bookkeeping or fundraising software
  • Commitment to advancing economic, social and racial justice
  • Proven track record of working with people from diverse backgrounds, working in a team environment and working well under deadlines
  • Ability to hold sensitive information confidential
  • Experience in using CRM platforms

Competitive salary between $40,000-$45,000 depending on experience, plus a generous benefits package.

UCL makes efforts to recruit individuals from groups that are historically underrepresented in professional environments, or that suffer from broader societal discrimination. Because we represent California prisoners and because nearly 70% of them are Black or Latino, members of those groups and formerly incarcerated persons are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

The position will be open until filled and starts immediately.

To apply, please submit a one-page letter of introduction and a resume to Put “Development Associate Application” in your email subject line.

Please do not inquire by telephone or in person.

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Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

2-year degree

How To Apply

To apply, please submit a one-page letter of introduction and a resume to Put “Development Associate Application” in your email subject line.