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Development & Communications Associate

Palo Alto

Job Type:

Full Time

About the Role

The Development & Communications Associate is an important member of Kara’s development team which focuses on growing our contributed income to empower our service model of offering comprehensive grief support services for our community. Reporting to the Development Director, the Associate works to ensure effective fundraising, donor data management, gift reporting, and agency communications. The position is responsible for maintaining the donor database systems, supporting annual fundraising campaigns and events, and implementing social media and online communications. The ideal candidate will have strong skills in writing, database management, collaboration, communication, and attention to detail.

About the Company

Serving the San Francisco Bay Area since 1976, Kara provides comprehensive grief support, crisis response, and education to individuals and communities facing the difficult realities of death and dying. Serving more than 4,000 individuals annually, Kara provides a wide breadth of bereavement support and grief education services to the community, including individual and group peer support; in-house psychotherapy; on-site crisis intervention; bereavement education and training services; Camp Kara, a 3-day bereavement camp for children and youth ages 6 to 17; and community events.

Through a time-tested and highly effective peer support model (adopted from the Shanti Model), nearly 200 Kara volunteers, trained and supervised by staff, accompany grieving adults and children on their journey through grief. Our peer grief support services are offered in English and Spanish at no cost to the bereaved individual or family. We are funded primarily by charitable donations and the heartfelt generosity of the community we serve.

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