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Development Coordinator – Generation STEAM

Position Summary:

Under the Director of Community Relations, this position will be an integral member of Generation STEAM’s fund development activities, tasked primarily with grant writing for a variety of corporate, family, and community foundations, as well as city and county funding opportunities. The Development Coordinator will identify prospective grant opportunities, conduct prospect research, complete the grant writing process, and ensure timely and meaningful reporting for grant funders.   

Generation STEAM:  

A 501(c)3 with a mission to empower the next generation of visionaries through K-12 STEAM (science, technology, education, arts, and math) education and exploration. Generation STEAM is an affiliate of Biocom California, California’s largest life science advocacy organization.  

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversee grants management activities- including developing proposals and writing funding applications to foundations, corporations, and government entities.   
  • Coordinate with Generation STEAM staff to gather information, create narratives, and ensure approval for grant deliverables; circulate grant guidelines and RFPs with relevant internal staff.  
  • Work with the Director of Community Relations to create grant-related budgets.  
  • Assemble and submit grant requests, including letters of inquiry, proposals, budgets, and presentations.  
  • Be involved in on-site visits and presentations with funders.  
  • Exercise initiative to collect and finalize program information for grant proposals and reports.  
  • Organize data for and write content for grant requests.  
  • Follow up on outstanding proposals to ensure complete materials were received on time and in a proper format.  
  • Stewardship and providing timely updates to foundations and additional information as needed.  
  • Work in Salesforce with the Director of Community Relations to maintain an up-to-date database and calendar for tracking proposal due dates and report due dates for all sources of funding; ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports.  
  • Communicate upcoming deadlines to all necessary internal staff.  
  • Provide reports to the Director of Community Relations on the status of proposals in progress and proposals pending.  
  • Prioritize projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner, meet deadlines, and manage supplemental materials required for proposals.  
  • Maintain organized electronic copy files for all grants.  
  • Maintain the status of income and projected income from all grant proposals.  
  • Provide writing support for funder contribution letters and acknowledgments.  
  • Conduct prospect identification and research of private foundations, government, corporate, community and other sources.  
  • Research grants, identify prospective new funding sources, and present ideas to the Director of Community Relations.   
  • Provide ideas and concepts that can be evaluated and implemented to secure new funding.  
  • Schedule and facilitate calls between potential high-level funders and the Director of Community Relations.  
  • Assist with other fundraising projects as requested.  
  • Assist in generating, editing, publishing, and sharing social media/website/newsletter content in support of development  
  • Assist with program surveys and program data collection/analysis  
  • Provide support and assistance with pre, day of, and post, for programs and events  
  • Provide support tracking and fulfilling sponsor/funder benefits and recognition when necessary 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree required; Bachelor’s degree preferred  
  • 1-3 years of non-profit development experience or equivalent  
  • Proven experience in preparing written proposals, successful grant writing  
  • Demonstrated successful experience in researching grants and funding sources  
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; ability to convey clear, structured, articulate, succinct, and persuasive proposals  
  • High attention to detail  
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies  
  • Strong organizational skills, maintaining complete records and files  
  • Strong time management skills, ability to work with strict and tight deadlines  
  • Strong research and analytical skills using online databases and other sources  
  • Excellent interpersonal skills across a range of contacts, including high-level executives, board members, funders, potential funders, elected officials and staff, Biocom California members, vendors, staff, and volunteers. Includes effectively employing tact, integrity, confidentiality, diplomacy, and flexibility  
  • Proficiency in MS Office  
  • Knowledge of, as well as Salesforce products (Pardot) and report creation, preferred  

The anticipated base hourly range for candidates who will work in the San Diego area is $23.00- $26.00 an hour. The final salary offered to a successful candidate will be dependent on several factors that may include but are not limited to the type and length of experience within the job, type, and length of experience within the industry, education etc.  Biocom California is a multi-state and multi-regional employer, and this salary range may not reflect positions that work in other states and regions. 

At Biocom California, we believe that a diverse workforce strengthens us as an organization and helps us to achieve our mission to accelerate life science success. This belief is a pillar of our business and is critical to our success. Our goal is that Biocom California is the place for talented people to bring their authentic selves to work, to have a great career and to deeply, positively impact our members and the greater life science industry.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume to [email protected].