Business Positions

Development Associate

About the Position

The Daily Californian’s development department strives to build long-term strategic plans for the future of a student-run nonprofit organization.

Members of our team strongly believe in the mission of the Daily Cal and are passionate about the nonprofit sector. Our main objective is to provide sustainable private funding to ensure the future of our award-winning newspaper. As a development associate, you will build cases of support for foundation awards, work on campaigns and special events, engage in call center outreach and meetings with corporations to craft partnerships, cultivate alumni relationships and track and report on donor information. Development associates must possess the ability to articulate a case for support, thrive on building relationships and have a passion for communication.

The Daily Californian Education Foundation is the 501(c)3 non-profit that provides funding and support for the Daily Cal. The development department solicits donations on behalf of the DCEF through our website, monthly newsletter and other fundraising events.

We utilize the following programs: Microsoft Office, MailChimp, WordPress, and Salesforce CRM.

Application Materials

  • Resume (PDF)
  • Cover letter (PDF)
  • Interview (invitation only)

Work Requirements

  • 7-10 hours per week
  • Weekly department meeting
  • Weekly team meeting

Leadership Opportunities

  • Development associates have the opportunity to move up to the position of assistant development manager and then development manager.