Development & Communications Coordinator

The Development & Communications Coordinator will support our fundraising, grant, communications, and event planning efforts. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, have experience with donor management systems (CRMs), and possess strong organizational and communication skills. This position reports to the Development & Communications Manager and requires a proactive individual who can handle multiple tasks efficiently.

Hours: Part-time 20 hours/week. Non-Exempt/Hourly.
Schedule: Mon-Thurs, a flexible schedule to be arranged with the Supervisor.
Location: Onsite at our West Berkeley warehouse, with the possibility of one day/week of remote work.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Individual Giving Program 50%

Donor Data Entry and Reporting:
-Manage donor profiles in Salesforce ensuring accurate and up-to-date information.
-Enter and acknowledge gifts and input solicitation and stewardship efforts.
-Generate reports to assist in tracking donor activities and fundraising progress.
-Implement changes and modifications to donor management processes as directed by the Development & Communications Manager.

Annual Fund Campaign Support
-Support the execution and planning of our two annual fund campaigns–Spring and Fall–by preparing donor lists, executing mail merge processes, and assisting with social media content creation.
-Coordinate the printing and processing of annual fund mailings, working with volunteers to ensure accurate and timely letter processing.

Grant Support 10%

Grant Research & Assistance
-Assist in prospect research for new grant opportunities.
-Maintain grant calendars and ensure timely submissions for grant webinars, Letters of Intent, and grant applications.
-Maintain updated grantor portfolios, accounts, and organization information for applications.
-Provide updated and timely information to non-profit ranking platforms Charity Navigator and Guidestar.

Marketing, Communications, & Public Relations 30%

-Using Canva, create visually appealing fliers, outreach materials, and social media graphics.
-Assist with updates to the Berkeley Food Network website content.
-Partner with the Development & Communications Manager to develop social media strategy and content to engage a variety of stakeholders.
-Support generation of quarterly newsletter templates and annual Impact Report.

Events & Outreach 10%

-Conduct outreach to local businesses and organizations to secure event sponsorships for food, door prizes, and other event items.
-Support the Development & Communications Manager and Volunteer & Outreach Manager with planning and logistics for events and community event tabling.
Skills, Knowledge, & Abilities.

Required Qualifications
-1-2 years experience in fundraising, communications, or marketing.
-Familiarity with best practices in social media content creation, including Reels.
-Proficiency in Canva or similar design tools.
-Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications
-Experience with Salesforce or other donor management systems (CRMs) is strongly preferred.
-Experience working at a volunteer-oriented nonprofit or similar community organization.
-Some knowledge of food systems, public health issues, and the many structural injustices, inequalities, and histories causing hunger and/or poverty.

Personal Attributes
-People-orientation: ability to interact effectively, politely, and productively with all types of people from various backgrounds and experiences.
-Commitment to BFN’s goals of ending food insecurity through community-centric and signifying approaches.
-Strong team player with the ability to balance multiple deadlines and priorities.
Physical Requirements
This position is primarily located at our West Berkeley offices with the ability to work one day a week remotely. Candidate must be able to perform the following duties with or without accommodation:

-Sit at a desk, conference room, or workstation for more than three (3) hours at a time;
-Traverse the distance of the facility in performance of duties.
-Ability to perform repetitive and sometimes tedious tasks such as data entry with accuracy.
Compensation & Benefits
The compensation for this position is $27/hour. The benefits for part-time employees at BFN are as follows:

-Twenty-one (21) paid holidays, including the end-of-year closure between December 23 – January 1 annually, and a paid day off for your birthday.
-Accrued paid leaves including up to ten (10) vacation days and up to 80 paid sick leave hours in your first year, depending on the number of hours worked.
-Elective participation in 403(b) Retirement Plan
Application Process
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with the first view resume review on July 25th. Please submit your resume and cover letter to Be sure to include "Development and Communications Coordinator" in the subject line.

In your cover letter, please:
 -Introduce yourself and your relevant work experience.
-Describe your experience or interest in food, food assistance, food justice, or nonprofits.
-Share what makes you a good candidate for this role.
-Indicate whether you have the permanent, unrestricted, legal right to work in the United States, as BFN cannot sponsor visas at this time.