Job Opportunity

We are hiring a development assistant. Information about how to apply and the job description are below:

How to Apply

Email Your Resume and THIS APPLICATION to: [email protected] by January 11th at 5pm.
We look forward to reviewing your submission. We will be in touch about the interview process.


Part time Hourly: $12.50 per hour, 10 hours per week
Start Date: 02/1/2017
End Date: 01/31/2018
We are asking for a one-year commitment. The role will be reevaluated in January 2018 based on development progress and organizational goals.

Development Assistant Job Description

The Development Assistant (DA) will be primarily responsible for fundraising for Boulder Food Rescue, to help ensure that the organization reaches its critical fundraising goals. The Development Assistant will work part time, and must be available to meet in person as determined by the Executive Director (ED). The primary responsibilities are to coordinate and write grant proposals, increase corporate giving, support with fundraising events and support the organization by working with the Executive Director to complete other fundraising tasks. The work of the development assistant will improve the efficiency of the organization and allow the organization to maintain its mission and reach its goals.

Primary Responsibilities:

I. Grant Writing  

  1. Research and Management: The DA is responsible for researching new grant opportunities and managing the grant database to ensure that BFR is applying for grants in their appropriate cycle. Beyond managing the BFR grant database the DA is also responsible for the Shared Grant Folder with other FRA Chapters. This also includes communicating deadlines and related deliverables to other team members such as program staff and finance staff to ensure on-time submissions. New grant goals will be set with the ED, and the DA will be responsible for finding funding for projects, which will be guided by the BFR Strategic plan.
  2. Grant Writing: The DA will be responsible for calling foundation grant assistants and make sure BFR is a good applicant and has alignment with the foundation or grant-giver’s goals and priorities. With the given information about funders’ priorities, the DA will write grants for Boulder Food Rescue. The DA is responsible for editing our common grant and writing the grants based on giving priorities.
  3. Reporting: The DA is responsible for generating timely and accurate annual reports to grant-funders who have supported BFR. This involves keeping track of the grant database and making sure reports are filled out and submitted on time.

II. Corporate Giving

  1. Work with the ED to develop a plan for increased corporate giving, including sponsorship packages, for BFR. Develop list of organizations that align with the values of BFR to reach out to
  2. Work with ED to increase corporate giving for events and general sponsorships for the organization.

III. Support and Work With the Executive Director

  1. Fundraising Events: When events arise, the Development Assistant will work on supporting with logistics, promotions and advertising, and other things needed for fundraising events. These will be decided upon depending on the needs of the organization, and will be increased only if time allows.
  2. The DA will support the annual individual donor campaign as needed. This will include producing reports of donors, helping write fundraising letters and stuffing envelopes, as well as following up with the BFR online giving campaign.
  3. When there is time, the DA will research alternative fundraising strategies and implement these strategies as needed.

Employment Notes:

Performance Evaluation:

Two times a year, a performance evaluation meeting will be held with the executive director. During this meeting, the terms in this document and the job description will be discussed and revised as is deemed necessary by the participants. Issues resulting in a failure to complete on the responsibilities outlined in this document will be discussed and a resolution that is satisfactory to all parties will be adopted.

In February, goals will be discussed.  Then, performance reviews will take place in June and December.


  1. Written Evaluation:  The ED will complete a written evaluation for the volunteer coordinator.  Also, the DA will complete a written evaluation of themselves as well as specific questions about the relationship between the ED and DA.  They will both send them to each other via email at least 1 day before the meeting.  
  2. Performance Evaluation Meeting:  The ED and DA will discuss the written evaluation and create plans to address any concerns.  The DA will provide feedback on strengths and areas of improvement on the relationship between the DA and ED.  From there, the two will work together to create a set written goals and expectations for the coming six months. Goals and expectations will be based on job description and verbal agreements around work habits.

Qualifications: There are no formal qualifications for the position. Individual applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and evaluated based on merit and experience, with particular emphasis on:

  • Leadership and communications skills
  • Strong work-ethic
  • Personal dedication and passion for the mission of the organization
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks to balance responsibilities

Leave:  Vacation and sick leave will be negotiated with the Executive Director as needed. Time off will be allowed as requested with the expectation that the functionalities of the organization are maintained and that the number of hours is made up for in a given pay period. If the Development Assistant wishes to leave their position with the organization, advanced notice will be provided at least 1 month ahead of time.

Expenses: Any entirely-work-related expenses will be reimbursed in full by the organization, within one month of the date the expense was made. Documentation (i.e., receipts and/or proof of purchase documents) will be provided.

General Provisions: This agreement sets forth and establishes the entire understanding between the organization and the executive director. Any prior discussions or representations by or between the parties are merged into and rendered null and void by this agreement. This agreement shall become active effective on the date it is signed below.

Boulder Food Rescue is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any way shape or form.