Title: Interim Communications and Development Manager

Reports to: CEO

Hours: 40 hours per week

Classification: Full-time temporary, exempt

Term: Mid-June through Mid-November 2017

Position Summary:

Able Works is a faith based, non-profit organization based in East Palo Alto, CA. Our vision is to live in a society where every individual has the ability to fulfill their greatest human potential. Our mission is to equip individuals with financial education, life skills and assets that enable one to live free from oppression and poverty. We are in a growth trajectory with local and regional expansion plans for our core programs, FutureProfits, a financial education and life skills program for high school students; and LiveAble, a cohort-based financial education and peer support program for female heads of household ages 18 – 35.

The Interim Manager works closely with the CEO to support the communications and fund development of Able Works. The primary goal of this role, in collaboration with the CEO, is to ensure the organization is well funded and its vision is effectively communicated to the outside world. The Interim Manager will also be the primary driver behind Able Work’s commitment to a spirit of gratitude and accountability to our donors. This role supports the CEO, Board of Directors and Advancement Council in fund raising activities including grant reporting, donor solicitation and public donor and communication events.

Primary Duties:


  • Manage and support all major donor communications, including scheduling and follow up
  • Prepare and update materials for donor meetings
  • Maintain and create databases to track donor interactions and donations; pull reports from databases as necessary
  • Represent Able Works at events and outreaches and manage outreach materials
  • Oversee printing and mailing of paper appeals
  • Plan, manage and coordinate events as necessary; occasionally, provide event support to program staff
  • Assist with grant reporting as necessary, and occasionally, grant writing and research


  • Under supervision of CEO, draft and disseminate monthly e-newsletter via Mailchimp
  • Manage social media outlets, primarily Facebook and Twitter, including content generation
  • Update and manage website content via WordPress
  • Manage printing of business cards, envelopes and/or print collateral; replenish as necessary

Other Responsibilities

  • Support Board Chairman and CEO to prepare and host Board Meetings as necessary; record minutes at same
  • Assist the budget planning for the next fiscal year
  • Other duties as required


  • Bachelors Degree in relevant field or equivalent work experience
  • Strong computer skills; experienced with technology, web, email and social media
  • Proven leadership experience
  • Strong and proven communication skills, written and oral
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in development
  • Fingerprint clearances
  • Ability to represent Able Works at public events


  • Minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Prior experience with major donors
  • Basic graphic design skills (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop) and video editing skills (iMovie, Final Cut Pro)
  • Detail-oriented, with entrepreneurial attitude and strong time-management skills

To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to jane@able.is. No hard copies or phone calls. In cover letter please explain the specific reasons you believe you are qualified for this position. Do not email generic cover letters. Writing sample and/or portfolio appreciated.

For more information about Able Works, please visit www.able.is.