The Whole Child is actively recruiting for a Fund Development Coordinator

About The Whole Child

The Whole Child envisions a society that embraces children as its most precious resource and that is actively committed to their safety, emotional well-being and ability to thrive at home, school and play. Through our mental health, housing, nutrition and parent enrichment programs we empower families to create nurturing environments that give children of all ages the skills, support and security to live fulfilling lives.

Our Mental Health services help children experiencing emotional distress and/or trauma develop coping mechanisms and resilience as they are guided through a healing process. Services include: individual, family and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, psychological testing, medication assessment and management, and case management.

Our Housing services help families who are homeless, or at the brink of homelessness, chart a path out of their current situation into permanent affordable housing. Services include: access to community-based housing to prevent or immediately end homelessness, job training and placement, money management, access to child care, life skills training, and mentoring.

Our Parent Enrichment service helps primary care givers develop nurturing parenting styles that promote positive connection with their children to reduce the risk of abuse and/or neglect. Services include: home visitation for new parents (attachment, lactation, infant massage, etc.), parenting groups, and linkages to other community-based services.

Our Nutrition services help families develop healthy life styles through balance eating and physical activity. The initiative is intended to reduce the prevalence of obesity in vulnerable populations. Services include: Nutrition classes for parents and children, redesign of the school lunch experience, and events to increase nutrition awareness.

As an established 60-year old agency, The Whole Child serves over 9,000 children and their families annually at six locations. We focus on low-income families in high-risk communities throughout Southeastern Los Angeles County. We use our influence and resources to advocate for social inclusion and equity for all children and families in southern California.

About the role:

This newly created position reports to the Director of Development and Donor Relations. The Fund Development Coordinator, provides support for all donor relations activities, which include but are not limited to grant writing support, managing in-kind donations and events.

The Whole Child is seeking a Fund Development Coordinator to support our fundraising activities and grant writing aimed at foundations and government contracts. We are looking for an individual with an aptitude for writing and a strong commitment to the mission of The Whole Child and its growth. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic about mobilizing resources for vulnerable children and their families, interested in a career in development and ready to jump into a fun, supportive and team-oriented work environment.

 We want to hear from you if you:

  • Are passionate about the wellbeing of children.
  • Are a compelling story-teller, a creative writer and have grant writing experience.
  • Are a team player with an entrepreneurial spirit, and getting-it-done attitude.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Maintain detailed grant tracking and grants calendar, report deadlines, submissions, and status updates;
  • Draft acknowledgments when grants are awarded, and funding is received;
  • Maintain relevant donor files and Donor Perfect records, including tracking funder interactions;
  • Assist in writing proposals, applications, and letters of inquiries to private foundations, government agencies, and corporate sponsors;
  • Develop a deep, comprehensive understanding of the organization and its goals, programs, initiatives, constituencies in order to articulate its vision to funders;
  • Assist in internal coordination across teams to meet proposal and report deadlines
  • Research new and existing funding opportunities for the organization;
  • Contribute to other development tasks such as cultivation events, fundraising events, coordinating collateral, shipments to outside venues, gifts to hosts, and other tasks as needed including attending event;
  • Coordinate and maintain in-kind donation inventory;
  • Perform other duties as requested.

Job Requirements:

  • Outstanding writing and research skills; experience with grant writing
  • Proofreading: reports, proposals, and other fundraising and stewardship materials
  • Ability to think creatively, and prioritize multiple tasks, and attention to detail
  • Exceptional organizational skills, ability to handle multiple and often competing deadlines
  • Demonstrated success in securing funds through grant writing.
  • Ability to work efficiently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • At least 3 years of grant writing experience


A competitive salary. Range: $45,000 to $55,000 annual commensurate with qualifications and experience. A robust benefits package comprised of:100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision coverage


A competitive salary and an above average benefits package:

  • Medical* plan choice of HMO plans or PPO plan
  • Dental* plan choice of HMO or PPO
  • Vision Plan
  • 401K – $ for $ match up to 4%
  • Supplemental Insurances
  • Life Insurance
  • AD&D
  • Pet Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 12 Holidays
  • PTO of 15 days per year that increases per policy

*HMO plans are at no cost to the employee

The Whole Child is an equal employment opportunity employer and no candidate for employment will be rejected on account of race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, or sex.  Candidates with physical impairments will be considered so long as it can be reasonably demonstrated that the duties and responsibilities can be effectively performed without hazard to the individual, fellow employees, or clientele.