Uncommon Good

Development Associate

Employment type
about 1 month ago
Los Angeles

Uncommon Good is a nonprofit organization that operates education, urban farming, health and environmental programs for low-income families. Its education program, Connect to College, is a college access program that provides disadvantaged students in 4th – 12th grade with mentors, academic tutors, college preparation, and enrichment opportunities.  Our urban farm program, CAUSA, provides healthy food for families as well as health/wellness and environmental education. Our MED program supports young doctors who serve in disadvantaged communities and also functions as a medical career pipeline for Connect to College students. 

Position Summary:  Uncommon Good is interested in hiring an individual interested in learning how to raise funds for our nonprofit.

The new hire will work under the direction of our Development Director. 


  • Research and identify potential funders
  • Gather data, statistics, and information pertinent to our programs and funding efforts
  • Write grants (foundations and government)
  • Evaluate programs and collect data
  • Write reports
  • Lead our annual appeal
  • Give presentations to community organizations
  • Analyze financial reporting documents and create budgets
  • Database management


Knowledge, Characteristics, Skills, and Experience We Seek

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent organizational skills; attention to detail; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), and WordPress
  • Proficient in using social media
  • Able to work collaboratively



  • A four-year college degree (B.A. or B.S.)
  • Willingness to work flexible hours as work is sometimes required on evenings and weekends
  • Willingness to travel throughout the Los Angeles region


Additional Strongly Desired Requirement

  • Proficient with eTapestry


Salary and Benefits: Salary for this position is $55,000. If the employee does not have health insurance from another source, health insurance is provided at no cost to the employee and any uninsured spouse and minor children. A 403(b) Individual Custodial Retirement Account is available. Uncommon Good provides an annual paid personal day allotment.

To apply

To apply, email cover letter, resume, 3 professional or academic references, and a writing sample to [email protected]

Job Type: Full-time
Required education: Bachelor’s Degree