Associate, Development

Job Type

Full Time




San Francisco
United States


Associate, Development

San Francisco, CA

Who are we?

Tipping Point Community works to break the cycle of poverty for individuals and families in the Bay Area. Since 2005, Tipping Point has raised more than $200 million to support the 1.3 million people in the Bay Area who are too poor to meet their basic needs. We do things differently. We leverage the resources and expertise of our community to invest in solutions that prevent poverty: a nurturing early childhood, strong education, gainful employment, and stable housing. We are laser-focused on metrics and hold our partners and ourselves accountable for results. Our Board covers 100% of our costs, so every dollar donated goes where it’s needed most.

Tipping Point’s core values are at the heart of everything we do and we look for individuals who share our commitments:

  • We are one community. We believe that the responsibility for fighting poverty belongs to all of us.
  • We serve. Our approach is humble and respectful. We exist to meet the needs of others.
  • We get results. We are relentless in the pursuit of our goals. We hold ourselves and each other accountable.
  • We are always learning. We are risk takers. We commit to facing our challenges as we support solutions that last.

What will you do?

We are seeking an aspiring fundraising professional, excited about learning all aspects of the development process and passionate about changing the landscape of poverty in the Bay Area. As part of a growing development team, you will be responsible for organizing and executing development operations which are crucial to meeting our fundraising goals. You will assist in data management and reporting, donor events and communications, prospect research, and grants management. This position reports to the Development Manager and works closely with the Development team.

You will:

  • Leverage Salesforce to analyze donor and fundraising data and report out on all development team activities.
  • Assist with the strategy, planning and execution of donor cultivation and fundraising events.
  • Own guest relations and RSVPs for donor-facing events; provide top-notch customer service in managing guest correspondence.
  • Research and evaluate the capacity and propensity of donors and prospects and provide in-depth, high-quality donor briefings for meetings and events.
  • Assist in writing and preparation of grant reports and proposals within specified timelines.


Who are you?

  • You are curious and driven. You are excited by opportunities to learn and grow. You can adapt to new ideas, processes and concepts. You thrive on a face pace team and are willing to pitch in and do what it takes in pursuit of the team’s goals.
  • You are a people person. You are skilled at connecting with others, building relationships and delivering high quality customer service with a smile.
  • You have at least 3 years of professional experience. You have demonstrated excellence in project planning with acute attention to detail and the ability to self-direct, anticipate roadblocks, meet deadlines, prioritize among competing goals and effectively pivot around shifting priorities.
  • You are analytical. You ask questions and enjoy using numbers to find the answers. You are skilled at analyzing and manipulating data and presenting it in a digestible format.
  • You are passionate. Passionate about the issues, your role, our impact, or anything else. That passion energizes you.
  • You invest in people. You recognize you are part of a whole. You learn from others, teach those around you, and truly care about the people you work with. 

Nice to have*:

  • Local knowledge of the Bay Area philanthropic community.
  • Experience with donor databases, ideally Salesforce.
  • Grant writing experience.
  • Experience working with philanthropy, wealth management, development, or non-profit organizations.

*“Nice to have” really means just that; it’s entirely possible that you don’t have any of these and are still a great fit.

It’s not expected that any single candidate would have expertise across all of these areas—we’re looking for candidates that are particularly strong in a few areas, and have some interest and capabilities in others.


Ready to change your life? Apply now!

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Tipping Point will consider qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

No requirement