What makes this a flexible opportunity well-suited for a smart, career-oriented mom?

We Teach Science offers the ability to work remotely part of the time as well as the ability of a flexible schedule to allow pick-up/drop-off of children or other life events.

Remote Options

Some remote or work from home OK

Job Description

We Teach Science Foundation is an education-focused not-for-profit based in Burlingame, California. We run remote in-school mentoring programs for middle and high school students focusing on math and science education.

We are seeking a full time Development Associate to work in a fast paced office, reporting to the Development Director and will provide administrative support for the CEO and leadership team.

Position: Full time

Benefits: Health, vision and dental, with We Teach Science covering 65% of monthly premiums. We also offer a 403(b) Retirement Plan.

Required Skills, Experience and Abilities

  • We are looking for an individual who is competent, motivated, and highly organized
  • You must be a self-starter, able to multi-task, and work in a fast paced environment
  • Must be able to work under pressure, energetic, and maintain positive attitude
  • Demonstrated initiative, and good time management skills
  • Follow-through ability, prioritization of tasks
  • Communicates well at all levels of interaction, including great phone skills
  • Reliable and punctual
  • High attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic and professional demeanor
  • Must be capable of maintaining confidentiality
  • Easy to work with, enjoys being part of a team and can work autonomously
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint); Internet; knowledge of Salesforce
  • Strong internet research skills


  • Manage calendar, schedule appointments, and provide administrative support for leadership team
  • Arrange donor meetings, including researching and writing briefings
  • Prepare board materials and packets
  • Manage events with direction from Development Director
  • Process gifts and acknowledgements
  • Provide administrative assistance for annual fund solicitations, sending newsletters, and mass communications
  • Write reports, letters, and emails
  • Maintain database and create systems for tracking action items
  • Manage foundation grant and corporate proposals and awards, working with contracted grant writer as needed
  • Organize and make travel arrangements
  • Occasional evening commitments required for events
  • Other duties as needed – we are growing and the duties will evolve quickly


  • 4 year college degree
  • 3 years of experience in startup office environment preferred
  • Experience in a small nonprofit with a preference for someone with development experience
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