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Position: Fundraising Fellow

Deadline: 08/02/2017

Status: Positions Filled

Job Description:

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

Desired Qualifications:
  • 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:
Monday: 11-2pm
Tuesday: 3-6pm
Wednesday: 11-2pm
Thursday: 3-6pm
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: 12-5pm

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 with the subject line “AFP Application”.

  1. 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;

  2. Current resume, including relevant coursework;

  3. Contact information for 2 references (one should be a professor or major advisor);

  4. (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

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