Grants and Development Coordinator

Full-Time, Permanent Position


BAYCAT is an innovative nonprofit media production company comprised of a Studio and an Academy which exists to end racial, gender, and economic inequities by opening the media industry to underrepresented storytellers. Through the education and employment of low-income youth, young people of color, and young women in the Bay Area — and through our production work for socially-minded clients — we are changing the stories that get shared with the world.


  • Creating positive social change through storytelling, design & media.

  • Giving a voice to those misrepresented or underrepresented.

  • Doing well and doing good. As a social enterprise, we're a sustainable nonprofit business model.

  • Excellence. The highest quality of services in education and media production.

  • Building community, inclusion & equity.


You are an energetic and resourceful individual with exceptional writing and organization skills to manage the portfolio of grants and to create compelling written content to support an aggressive growth strategy for this exciting nonprofit social enterprise. You are extremely organized, detail minded, customer service oriented, a strong communicator and values-driven team player who loves to raise money, and who has a strong commitment to our mission, and the desire to grow professionally.  


Reporting to the Development Manager at BAYCAT, the Grants and Development Coordinator is the primary writer to secure all grants-related funding and to fulfill grants reporting requirements, to build and maintain relationships with current funders, to research and follow up with new prospects and to manage and execute all development reporting, documentation and grant database management needs for BAYCAT.

Project Management of Grants Portfolio:

  • Create and manage a master grants & development calendar and work plan;

  • Manage BAYCAT’s Salesforce-based CRM to ensure efficient prospect, donor and grant information capture, workflow and reporting; 

  • Write all grant applications, correspondence and funding-related materials;

  • Research (staff interviews, data gathering for quotes, reports, statistics, trends, ect.) 

  • Fulfill all reporting requirements of funders on a timely basis; and

  • Support the development of agency budgets and revenue projections.

Relationship Development and Management:​​

  • Build and maintain existing relationships to sustain revenues through government, corporate, private foundation support, individual donors and events; 

  • Stewardship of donor relationships includes contributing to create strategies and work plans, events, in-person meetings/calls/emails and through written copy that highlights our organization;

  • Utilize Salesforce to track touchpoints and key milestones regarding relationships; and

  • Perform other duties as agency needs require.

Marcom Coordination:​​

  • Draft and edit copy to support BAYCAT communications to donors;

  • Assist with regular communications through e-news, blog posts and social media networks;

  • Assist on fundraising campaigns and outreach materials; and

  • Manage, organize and report accurately fundraising data to a variety of audiences.


Meeting and Events Coordination:

  • Assist with meeting agendas for team meetings and development events;

  • Manage volunteers;  and

  • Coordinate event details for both small and large fundraising events.

We are looking for someone who:​​

  • Has a passion and commitment to work with local underserved communities;

  • Has worked in development for 2 or more years with experience in grant writing;

  • A natural storyteller, able to quickly construct a compelling narrative;

  • Detailed-minded with the ability to prioritize;

  • Is a good problem solver;

  • Has initiative and drive, ability to self-start;

  • Knowledge of project management software, Asana, and Salesforce a plus;

  • Provides great customer service and can build relationships with our wide-ranging stakeholders from students, families,  BAYCAT Studio clients to donors;

  • Calm under pressure & thinks quickly to solve problems as they arise; and

  • Is committed to personal, professional, and leadership growth, and are aligned with BAYCAT’s core values.


  • This is a permanent full-time salaried position. 

  • This role includes benefits.

  • Must be able to work 40 hours per week.    


Please send a cover letter, resume and link to work samples to

The position is open until filled. No phone calls, please.

EOE. We Strive for a Workforce as Diverse as the Community We Serve.

Women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.