Development Coordinator

Job Type

Part Time




Details: Competitive depending on experience and qualifications.




2095 Harrison Street
San Francisco
United States


Job Status

P/T 15 - 25 hours/week to start, potential to grow to FT position

Our Mission

Project Commotion's Mission is to foster healthy development in children through purposeful movement, play, and family and community relationships.

What we do

Project Commotion is a community space where children, families and educators are invited to learn and grow together through movement, sensory experiences, and play. Delivering programming at our Mission district studio since 2008, PC strives in particular to support under-served families of children with special needs, as well as caretakers and educators, by fostering healthy physical, emotional, and cognitive development. We offer programming that incorporates tumbling, music, play, dance, and martial arts as a means of fostering healthy development, self-awareness and self-expression. PC’s five branches of programming include:

• PC Movement Classes: group, private and semi-private lessons for children, youth and adults • Las Luciérnagas Early Childhood Program: Bi-lingual Early Childhood Education program for 2 - 5 year olds

• Above & Beyond School Age Enrichment Program: After School Enrichment and Summer Camps

• Schools on the Move!: Partnerships with schools that bring comprehensive movement programs to children, parents and educators.

• Community Move!: Workshops, Trainings and Mentoring for parents, students, educators, and professionals.

Position Summary

Development Coordinator is responsible for sustaining and growing the development efforts of Project Commotion. This role works closely with the ED and program managers, and will support efforts to grow an active advisory board. Core responsibilities include foundation/corporate/city grants writing and management, individual giving, special events, marketing & communications and organizational capacity building.


● Bachelor’s degree with experience in nonprofit development or management role, grant writing experience a plus.

● Excellent writing skills, verbal and interpersonal communication.

● Enjoys research and networking.

● Proficient in Apple OS, Microsoft Office, Google Drive. Experience with quickbooks and

● Filemaker Pro a plus.

● Self-driven, organized and flexible, able to prioritize work and take initiative.

● Detail-oriented and able to project manage and track and meet deadlines.

● Able to learn new tasks quickly and efficiently. Resourceful.

● Enjoys both working independently and as a collaborative team.

● Passionate about supporting children and families, education, social justice, movement and play.

● Thoughtful, creative, honest, and sense of humor.

● Bi-lingual Spanish speaker and writer a plus.


Grant Program

● Research and evaluate foundation prospects, and develop strategies for approach.

● Work with Director, Board and partners to cultivate relationships with high-priority current and prospective foundations.

● Maintain current Grants Calendar to track grants.

● Prepare letters of inquiry and proposals, and manage follow-up for both declines and awards. Collect, develop and manage materials for submission, including photographs, published articles, and brochures, etc. that help to describe the work of the organization.

● Work with Accountant and staff to prepare and submit timely reports.

Major Donors

● Conduct research, and work with Director, Board and partners to identify prospective donors Work with Director to develop and implement cultivation strategies, including periodic contact (via emails, appeals, newsletters, phone calls, etc.) and major donor events.

Fundraising Events

● Secure event venues and sponsorship from local businesses, corporations and individuals. Manage invitations to foundations, major donors and community members.

● Supervise staff and volunteers in implementation of events.

Marketing & Communications

● Assist in developing content for printed and online marketing and outreach materials. Develop content that compellingly articulates PC’s philosophy, methods, new and evolving programs, and evaluation strategies.

● Assist with website and social media updates and outreach.

Organizational Capacity-Building

● Develop and update annual work plans and budgets with support of Director and Program Managers.

● Assist in developing/professionalizing organizational documents, such as contracts, budgets, outreach materials, etc.

● Work with Director to build Board engagement.

● Prepare annual report.

● Participate in annual staff retreat and training workshops.

Further Education

As part of employee’s commitment to Project Commotion, they will work to deepen their understanding of Project Commotion’s philosophy and approach, as well as related subjects of child development, etc., through attendance at workshops, seminars, and publications. They will also continue to pursue professional development opportunities specific to their field, such as grant-writing, marketing and donor relations workshops. Professional development hours may be paid, according to capacity of organization.

Work Schedule

15 - 25 hours weekly, according to organizational need. Potential to grow into full time position with additional administrative responsibilities. Hours are flexible, and work can be split between on-site and remote hours. Some weekend and evening shifts required, according to event, meeting and outreach schedules.  

Level of Language Proficiency

Verbal and written fluency in English required, verbal and written fluency in Spanish a plus.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Applicants should email their resume, two writing samples, a cover letter describing their qualifications and interest, and a list of 3 - 5 references to with subject line: Development Coordinator. Project Commotion is an Equal Opportunity Employer.