Development Associate

About Us

Ploughshares Fund is a global security foundation that seeks to reduce nuclear threats and ultimately eliminate nuclear weapons. We believe everyone has the right to a safe and secure future. In order to fundamentally transform nuclear policy, we seek to strengthen the nuclear field with new voices and diverse perspectives; motivate the public and build power with allies; stimulate new approaches and challenge status quo thinking; and catalyze inclusion within the nuclear field and our organization through Equity Rises. Equity Rises aims to increase equity and justice in nuclear policies and institutions by empowering diverse voices, cultivating inclusive spaces (across identity, sector, and geography), and collaborating with new partners both inside and outside the nuclear field.Ploughshares Fund is a public foundation that relies on the generous support of individuals, families and foundations.

About the position:

The Development Associate reports directly to the Director of Development and plays a critical role on the development team. They are responsible for maintaining our donor database, processing incoming contributions and grants, and supporting the development team with queries, reporting analysis and research. In addition, they provide general support to the development team and San Francisco office. This position is primarily tactical and implementation.

Compensation and Benefits

FLSA Designation: Non-exempt

This is a full-time position, based in San Francisco, CA requiring a minimum one day a week in the office. Ploughshares Fund allows for some remote work flexibility regarding both location and scheduling. For example, in person meetings may be required for collaboration and onboarding, with remote flexibility allowed for independent project work. This is an Associate level position which has a set hourly rate between $22.12 and $33.17, assuming a 40 hour work week this would be an annual salary range of $46,000 and $69,000. The maximum starting rate will be the midpoint, $27.64/hour ($57,500 annually), and depend on your skills as stated above. Ploughshares Fund offers a full range of benefits including health, dental and vision insurance, a retirement matching plan, paid sick leave and paid vacation time. Ploughshares Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply

Please submit your application, along with a resume and cover letter that highlight how you meet the required skills and experience noted above at this link.. Applications are due by May 31, 2023. Please do not contact us by phone. To learn more about Ploughshares Fund, please visit

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San Francisco, CA

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