Development Coordinator (Full Time AmeriCorps VISTA)

Posted: 10/19/2021

Clever Octopus Inc ™ is a waste-based nonprofit that inspires creativity and environmental consciousness through the resale of high-quality, affordable thrifted art and craft materials and by offering educational art and science programming for all ages and communities.

Clever Octopus Creative Reuse Center promotes creativity & community engagement through upcycling & art education. Write grant proposals to secure funding, develop sustainable giving strategies.

Member Duties: VISTA Development Coordinator will (1) develop & manage strategic plans to secure funding from local, regional, & national corporations, foundations, & government sources & complete likelihood of award analysis using & updating the COI grant decision process; (2) research, write, & coordinate grant application processes; (3) organize grant calendar & Google Drive folder & steward current partnerships; (4) create effective proposal content with quantitative research & meaningful grant reporting; (5) develop & send reports, correspondence, & thank-you letters to funders & other stakeholders; (6) share the mission & community impact of COI; (7) market, maintain, & coordinate the COI mini-grant program; (8) develop sustainable giving strategies; (9) join the VISTA team for all outreach & tabling needs at sustainability events, art festivals, college campuses, & more to promote COI; (10) engage in community workshops & talks & skill-building programs related to grant-writing.

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Service Term: 6/06/2022-6/06/2023

$7.19/hour living allowance + Segal AmeriCorps education award

Age requirement minimum: 18

Education level: college graduate or equivalent

Skills: Community Organization ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Environment ,  Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Education ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Youth Development ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Computers/Technology ,  Public Speaking . 

Benefits: Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance .  *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement:

Clever Octopus aims to take an intersectional approach to arts-access and waste diversion. We work to recognize the complex ways that racial, economic, and cultural forces interact within the arts and environmental advocacy spheres. To this end, we strive to dismantle discrimination and racism, both systemic and interpersonal, and to make our organization not only a safe and affirming place, but an active driver for positive social change and justice in our community. With these values at the forefront of our minds, we encourage the organizations we partner with to do the same; to combat racism and classism in their pervasive forms in whichever niche they work.