Resource Development Associate

WestEd   •  

San Francisco, CA

Industry: Government & Non-Profit


5 - 7 years

Posted 134 days ago

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Position Description

The Institutional Development Department supports program work that positively impacts the learning and well-being of children and adults. The Resource Development Associate is an integral member of the Institutional Development Department. The Resource Development Associate will: identify and disseminate federal, state, and local agency grant/contract opportunities; provide advice and clarity on Requests for Proposals (RFPs); facilitate the proposal management processes; research and write corporate capability statements; conduct proposal compliance reviews; and manage and create reports from a Salesforce platform that will inform key programmatic decision making.

The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in supporting programs that address educational issues and improve important outcomes for children, youth and adults. You will be a proactive, well-organized, detail-oriented, analytical individual with excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills. We are seeking an enthusiastic team-oriented professional with a positive attitude combined with the skills necessary to work effectively with other departments (finance, contracts) and programs simultaneously. Experience in grant management and proposal development, particularly in the field of education, is highly valued.


  • Identify and disseminate federal, state and local agency grant/contract opportunities
  • Advise and assist program staff in the preparation and submission of grant and contract proposals
  • Provide assistance in writing corporate capability statements for agency-critical proposals
  • Help identify and address agency training needs related to proposal development
  • Aid in the documentation and sharing of proposal best practice knowledge across the agency
  • Ensure all federal proposals meet agency guidelines for quality and compliance
  • Verify, maintain and update proposal records in the agency’s pre-award information system, built on a Salesforce platform; follow up and resolve discrepancies independently
  • Perform research and manage special projects as needed
  • Perform other duties as needed in order to successfully submit proposals and complete other resource development projects.


  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university. Masters in education, public policy or related field is a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in working in a team environment; expertise or prior experience in the field of education is highly valued.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with Federal Business Opportunities and federal rules and regulations, and state and local research grants and/or contract activities.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to interact and work withinternal and external stakeholders, including senior management and program staff.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • High level of self-motivation and ability to work independently, when necessary.
  • Ability to effectively manage and balance multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Excellent computer skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office. Ability to quickly learn and effectively use and troubleshoot specialized software (Box, SmartSheets, Salesforce).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience working in databases such as Salesforce and in producing complex reports.
  • Work experience may be substituted for education, including a minimum of two years’ experience in grant/contract management.
  • Experience writing federal proposals.