Employment Opportunities

The California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits) is the voice for California's nonprofit community.

We are a statewide policy alliance of more than 10,000 organizations, representing and promoting California's growing nonprofit sector. We sponsor the annual California Nonprofits Day in Sacramento and commissioned the landmark study: “Causes Count: The Economic Power of California's Nonprofit Sector.”  If you’re interested in the nonprofit community in California, we encourage you to join our email list and to join the conversation by following us on social media at Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Current Job Openings

Job Title: Program Associate
Reports to: Communications & Outreach Director
Classification: Full-time, non-exempt (40 hours per week)
Location: San Francisco, CA (Our Office is located in the historic Flood Building, steps away from the Powell Street BART)

The Opportunity
The Program Associate is a key position in ensuring the smooth operation of CalNonprofits, with a focus on membership support and office administration. This person will be the primary point of contact for CalNonprofits members, with the opportunity to deepen relationships with a wide variety of nonprofits across California. The Program Associate will work with nonprofits from all subsectors and geographies and have the opportunity to learn about policy advocacy and the “business” of running a nonprofit organization. While this role is focused on administrative support, for the right candidate, there is also room to grow and expand these responsibilities into other areas (like communications and event planning).

Key Responsibilities
Program support (75%)

  • Provide outstanding constituent service and warm connections for members and prospective members.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with member benefit vendors and other partners.
  • As part of the team, contribute to strategy discussions and implementation plans.
  • Support in-person events and webinars.
  • Effectively articulate CalNonprofits’ mission and programs to a variety of audiences.

Administrative Support (25%)

  • Manage CRM database, provide reporting in support of advocacy and other programs.
  • Administrative support including bulk mailings, ordering printed materials and office supplies, filing, copying, and spreadsheet preparation.
  • Manage office equipment, including printers, computers, phones, and postage machine.
  • Liaison with San Francisco building manager.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in membership, development/donor relations, customer service or related role in a nonprofit organization or trade association.
  • Experience working with database(s), with a commitment to data integrity and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills in English via phone, email, and social media.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an outgoing and open personal style; emotional intelligence to offer superior customer service to our members and community
  • Intermediate MS Office proficiency including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
  • Excellent internet/web skills
  • Desire to learn more about public policy and nonprofits
  • Willingness to pitch-in when and where needed

Additional “nice to have” qualifications

  • Experience using Apple products/systems
  • Experience with event production
  • Experience working with staff members in different locations


CalNonprofits offers generous benefits, plus earning 15 days of PTO in your first year. Full-time employees are eligible for employer-paid health insurance, dental, vision, and life insurance, and, after two years, an employer-matched 403b retirement plan. New employees begin accruing PTO immediately. CalNonprofits is a Public Service Loan Forgiveness qualified employer.

Compensation $24 – $26/hour

To Apply
Click here to apply on the CalNonprofits Job Board. No phone calls, please. Applications without cover letters will not be considered. We strongly encourage candidates with diverse backgrounds and experience to apply.

CalNonprofits is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CalNonprofits does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business needs.

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