Position: Fundraising Fellow
Status: Positions Filled
The two Fundraising Fellows will work directly with the Fundraising Working Group of the Farm. These fellows will build upon the fundraising system developed by the previous fellow and maintain contact with current funders. Their goal is to secure long-term, ongoing, and sustainable funding for the Fellowship Program, the RSO, and the UC Gill Tract Community Farm. Both fellows will work closely with one another, supporting one another’s efforts in a complementary way.
These Fellows will each be required to work 6 hours per week, with 2 of those hours conducted on-site at the UC Gill Tract Community Farm. The rest of the work will be performed remotely and in on-campus meetings. Occasional weekend participation will be required for specific events that take place during the academic year, mostly on Sundays.
Research and compile a working list of all relevant on-campus and off-campus grants and funding opportunities, including eligibility requirements, submission dates, amounts, etc.
Update and track the annual fundraising plan
Design and implement fundraising campaigns
Compile, track, and coordinate the Farm’s “wish list” of funding needs and be ready to create budgets upon request for any grant applications
Compile and track funding proposals from various working groups and community partners
Contact relevant faculty to “pitch” fundraising ideas
Take the lead in writing and applying for any eligible grants
Spend regular hours on-site at the farm
Excellent writing skills. Experience with grant-writing is desired but not necessary
Self-organization and capacity to plan the work according to defined deadlines
Excellent interpersonal skills
Experience working with spreadsheets is a plus
Proactive and eager to work in a team setting
Basic financial skills including an ability to make a budget
Interest and /or experience in agri-food systems
Interest in public service and social equity, as core tenets of the UC Berkeley experience and the UC Gill Tract Community Farm mission
All fellows are required to set aside the same time each week for being present at the Farm.
The Farm’s open hours are:
Application and Selection process:
Application deadline: 5pm PST on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
Applicants must be matriculated undergraduate or graduate students at UC Berkeley during the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters.
Work-Study job code (if applicable for eligible students): 6632971749
To apply, submit the following items in one PDF by email to email@example.com with the subject line “AFP Application”.
Cover letter stating what position are you applying for (can be more than one), your reasons for applying to this fellowship, how the position is related to your interests and education track, and a summary of your most relevant experiences, skills and educational training;
Current resume, including relevant coursework;
Contact information for 2 references (one should be a professor or major advisor);
(Optional) One or two samples of your work from college or other experiences that exemplify relevant skills for the applied position (e.g. report, essay or paper, research poster, planning timeline, budget, plan of work, etc.).
The Farm holds equity and anti-oppression as cornerstone values of our work, and therefore we encourage undergraduate and graduate student applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
For questions, please contact the Fellowship Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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