Development Systems Administrator

AmeriCorps*VISTA Assignment Description (VAD)

VISTA Project: 826 National
Site Name: 826Valencia
Assignment Area: Development, San Francisco, CA
Dates: 8/1/2016 – 8/1/2017

826 Valencia is thrilled to work with AmeriCorps*VISTA members to build the organization’s capacity to serve under-resourced students in San Francisco by supporting development. Come work with a fun and driven team to support 826 Valencia’s impactful writing programs and ensure our organization’s sustainable growth. The Development Systems Administrator will work closely with the 826 Valencia development team to:

Build and expand our development systems: Identify new prospects, use data to expand fundraising opportunities, maintain database tracking for donors and organizational funders, ensure donors are systematically and regularly appreciated by skillful use of data systems, write donor acknowledgement letters, research other chapters’ membership systems and audit best practices, contribute information and insights to donor engagement plans and approaches for donor expansion and sustainability

Help to plan and host a successful annual fundraiser: write press releases, spread the word to donors, support social media efforts, manage ticket sales, track ticket sales and be a part of the fun at the event

Broaden the surrounding communities’ awareness of 826 programs: Be an ambassador for our work, keep area press and politicians up to date on 826 programs and their impact on improving reading and writing skills of youth, help to recruit participants, develop new fact sheets and other materials to better inform the public of 826 programs and successes of the youth participating in programs, represent 826 Valencia at community events

To apply, please submit an application via the AmeriCorps website*, AND email a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to with the subject line:  VISTA Development Administrator.

As an organization committed to encouraging youth in their creative expression, personal growth, and academic success, 826 Valencia recognizes the importance of diversity at all levels and in all aspects of our work. In order to build and maintain the safe, supportive environment in which great leaps of learning occur, we commit to inclusion: We will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, nationality, marital status, English fluency, parental status, military service or disability.