Development & Impact Officer

August 25, 2021
San Diego, CA
Job Type
Type of Pay
Contact Name
Angela Zappia
Contact Email


About Accessity:

The mission of Accessity, with headquarters in San Diego, as a non-profit organization is to open doors of financial opportunity to those historically with less access to capital and business support: entrepreneurs of color, women, immigrant, and low-to-moderate income entrepreneurs, so they can build a prosperous business and livelihood for themselves and their families, while also strengthening our communities. Visit  for more information.

Job Overview:

The Development & Impact Officer is a full-time position supporting the organization’s fundraising activities, partnerships, impact analysis, donor communication, and engagement efforts. This position reports to the Director of Grants & Impact and works closely with the CEO and marketing departments to support fundraising initiatives, grant reporting and impact evaluation efforts, while also supporting publication of donor facing materials.



  • Develop small- to medium-sized fundraising proposals (writing, assembly)
  • Assist the Director of Grants & Impact to assemble and submit larger grant proposals
  • Engage and cultivate relationships with donors and stakeholders and provide proactive fundraising support to the Director of Grants & Impact and CEO
  • Provide accurate and timely activity and grant pipeline reports to CEO and Director of Grants & Impact
  • Assist with prospective donor research and statistics for grant proposals
  • Run regular programmatic reports in loan database system to demonstrate programmatic impact, outcomes, and target client demographic information
  • Assist the Director of Grants & Impact in tracking progress of program outcomes for grants and partnerships, using Excel and other computer software
  • Coordinate with lending staff to meet grant goals and work with them to identify borrowers for particular grant programs
  • Identify and research additional funding opportunities to help diversify donor base
  • Execute fundraising events by aiding in and managing logistical planning, promotional efforts, and day‐of coordination
  • Attend fundraising and other community events/meetings to strengthen and develop relationships with community stakeholders
  • Produce compelling client stories and testimonials used within special partnerships, proposals, donor engagements, and other publications
  • Work with marketing team to ensure donor materials are on brand and reflect mission
  • Other duties may be assigned

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2-3 years of experience in grant writing, nonprofit environment, or related educational experience
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills and an ability to write compelling client testimonials
  • Outstanding overall accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong planning and organizational skills including the ability to anticipate tasks, set priorities, meet deadlines, and function smoothly under strict deadlines and shifting priorities
  • Experience in engaging donors, and communications
  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) and experience using various databases/software (Salesforce, eTapestry)
  • Strong data analysis and evaluation skills
  • Outstanding oral communication skills. Dynamic, diplomatic, and respectful communicator.
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for the impact of Accessity’s mission
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively with staff, volunteers, and clients in a culturally diverse environment
  • Ability to be a self-starter and take initiative


Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee occasionally is required to stand; walk; and reach with hands and arms.


Work Environment:

Work is generally performed in an office setting with a moderate noise level; Currently remote due to COVID-19.

To Apply:

Please email your cover letter and resume to Due to the high number of applicants for this position, we will only be able to personally contact those we would like to interview.

Accessity is an equal opportunity employer.

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