Development/Communication Coordinator       

Regular/Non-ExemptFull Time


Provides important services within the Development and Communications department to facilitate the organization’s ability to secure funds and communicate with funders, stakeholders and partners. The intent of this job description is to provide a summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this position, and shall not be considered a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.



Reports to:          Vice President of Policy and Advocacy; works closely with VP of Finance and CEO

Supervises:         None



Specific duties and responsibilities include but may not be limited to:


Development Duties:

A.            Grants Coordination, Writing and Prospecting

1.            Conduct online searches and other research to identify potential funders for SFCCC’s programs – e.g., the Foundation Center website, government departments and federal register.

2.            Seek funding initiatives that are relevant to SFCCC’s work. Track and report trends being discussed by funders.

3.            Annually review funders of related and/or competitor organizations.

4.            Review funders’ application guidelines to determine if funding sources meet SFCCC’s fundraising and programmatic goals and objectives.

5.            Make recommendations to senior staff regarding the appropriateness of applying to prospective funding sources and/or individuals.

6.            Lead foundation and corporate proposal and report writing efforts and coordinate with appropriate SFCCC program staff to capture relevant program information.

7.            Maintain “Attachments” and “Content” folders of required attachments as well as current details on each program (e.g. key goals/objectives, concept papers, budgets, outcomes) within the organization.

8.            Format, assemble, and submit grant proposals, letters of intent, and reports.

9.            Track and submit required reports in accordance with funders’ guidelines.

10.          Maintain all relevant funders’ information in Giftworks, inclusive of all deadlines, reporting requirements, contact information.

11.          Keep other staff members informed of approaching timelines and grant deliverables/reports.

12.          Maintain a grant tracking and deliverables worksheet readily available for staff.

13.          Occasionally attend meetings/bidder’s conferences as the SFCCC representative.


B.            Donor Development

14.          Review current individual donors and develop a dynamic prospect list with giving history and personal information, updating and growing the list on-going.

15.          Work with VP of Finance and Operations to produce and distribute two annual appeal letters per year.

16.          Work with key staff and Board to maintain contact with donors including about their future giving periodically throughout the year.


C.            Events

17.          Assist lead staff with the creation, planning and implementation of SFCCC events, including the Annual Gala, National Community Health Center Week activities, Health Policy related events, and other possible fundraising events.

18.          Coordinate key assigned projects associated with events.


Communications Duties

19.          Produce communication materials that describe organization, updates and press releases.

20.          Work with VP of Policy and Advocacy and consultants to produce brochures, fliers, and postings for website, social media and blogs, and coordinate updates to website content.

21.          Work with Director of HIT to coordinate posting of new content on various platforms.

22.          Assist VP of Policy and Communications and CEO with creation, implementation of and reporting on annual Fundraising and Communications Plans.


Other Duties as Requested

23.          Convene meetings of key staff to discuss development or communications planning and initiatives.

24.          Comply with SFCCC Corporate Compliance and Personnel Policies and Procedures, and report any conduct or event that potentially violates legal, compliance or personnel requirements.  Fully participate in any related investigation or proceeding.

25.          Serve on committees as appointed.

26.          Perform other duties as assigned.



1.            Bachelor’s degree in communications or related field and minimum of 5 years relevant experience. Equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of degree. Specific training in nonprofit fundraising and development required.

2.            Experience in health or social service programs as a grant writer or communications staff; experience working with health care programs a plus.

3.            Exposure to and previous experience with mission driven non-profit organizations.

4.            Demonstrated excellent written and oral communications skills.

5.            Proven proficiency in basic computer programs and computer research skills, graphics software such as InDesign and internet marketing software such as Constant Contact or other mail applications. 

6.            Ability to work under pressure to meet established deadlines.

7.            Demonstrated ability to project manage deadline projects with multiple staff involved; effectively manage time, resources and information; and maintain positive interpersonal relationships.

8.            Ability to work respectfully with diverse staff composition.



1.            Willing and able to travel.

2.            Willing and able to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.


SFCCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant's or employee's race, color, religion, sex, gender expression, marital status, current/previous medical condition, HIV status, physical appearance, language, education background, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other non-job-related factor or consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.


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