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Welcome to the ASCENDtial job fair page! We’re excited to get to know you and work with you! Please join the fair at this Zoom link. Our current job fair schedule is:

  • The week of August 21st, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 10:30 am to 11:00 am, PDT.

Please fill out this form if you are interested!

Job Listings

Copy Writer

We are looking for a creative Copywriter to write clear and concise copy for ads, publications and websites. Your words will inform and engage target audiences.

Our ideal candidate is a team-spirited, skilled and imaginative writer with an eye for detail. If you can grasp project requirements quickly and offer valuable insight, we’d like to meet you.

Submit up to three writing samples, so we can get an idea of your best work. Feel free to include links to your content or portfolio in your application.


Write clear, attractive copy with a distinct voice

Interpret copywriting briefs to understand project requirements

Collaborate with designers, PR and other professionals on large- and small-scale marketing projects (e.g. email campaigns and landing pages)

Conduct high-quality research and interviews

Edit and proofread copy as needed

Use SEO principles to maximize copy’s reach

Source images and other content

Requirements and skills
  • Proven experience as a copywriter or related role
  • Knowledge of online content strategy and creation
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Experience with SEO
  • Strong research skills
  • Creativity
  • Collaborative spirit
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills
  • BSc/BA in marketing, English, journalism or related field

Fundraising Coordinator

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director, the Fundraising Coordinator/Community Relations Specialist (CRS) coordinates all fund development activities. Identifies and researches prospective donors for a wide array of fundraising initiatives/campaigns, prepares donor and corporate profiles, searches for funding opportunities, manages the year-round corporate partners program, prepares proposals for organization support, and helps develop and cultivate donor relationships. This position is also responsible for coordinating educational activities for both community education and fundraising.

  • Research and maintain individual donor profiles on current and prospective donors and maintain donor prospect pipeline using ASCENDtials donor database and other wealth management systems.
  • Develop and manage donor and corporate sponsor stewardship (e.g. thank you calls, acknowledgement letters, holiday cards, birthdays, TY for event participation, etc.).
  • Research and identify business and family foundation funding opportunities.
  • Working with key personnel; prepares proposals for organization support (e.g. grants, underwriting opportunities, sponsorships, etc.).
  • Develop and coordinate fundraising events (in-person and virtual).
  • Manage and maintain development database.
  • Help coordinate meetings between Director with donors, business leaders and family foundation executives.
  • Along with key personnel, solicits sponsorships and other donations and/or in-kind items (e.g. prizes, plaques, printing, etc.) to support SCRC community events.
  • Coordinate presentation requests and inquiries.
  • Develop and manage marketing pieces and development materials.
  • Attend and present at community meetings and networking events as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Be a curious, creative, and tenacious researcher with outstanding analytical skills, and attention to detail, as well as be highly organized and deadline-driven.
  • Commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Southern Caregiver Resource Center (SCRC).
  • Proven team player; ability to collaborate and engage with all staff.
  • Innovative self-starter.
  • Strong work ethic with an orientation towards constant innovation and process development.
  • Ability to deal with constant change in a fast-paced setting.
  • Ability to balance and prioritize tasks and projects.
  • Demonstrated strength in oral communication, including the ability to persuasively present and interpret the mission, goals, and programs of the organization to prospective donors and volunteers, in individual meetings, and in front of groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing to a variety of audiences comprising ASCENDtials donor/prospect base, preparing proposals and reports.
  • Sensitivity to confidential information.
  • Social skills, and self-confidence to work successfully with a variety of individuals and personalities (board members, community leaders, corporate leaders, foundation representatives, financial advisors, etc.).
  • Successful experience in making cold calls as well as developing cultivation and solicitation strategies.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required.
  • A bachelor’s degree in business administration, communications, marketing, non-profit management, or a related field.
  • Familiarity with San Diego’s philanthropic community is preferred.
  • Experience with non-profit fundraising.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, including effective public speaking experience with community stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in the use of computers, office equipment, and software programs, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, and Exceed (or other donor databases).
  • Ability to learn and utilize additional software programs and databases as needed.
  • Proof of a valid California driver’s license, adequate automobile insurance coverage, vehicle for use on the job, or reliable transportation

Researcher/ Writer

 Job Description
  • Carry out research on topics assigned to them.
  • Fact-check any data collected during the research process.
  • Create content in form of articles, blogs or papers based on the data collected from their research.
  • Develop well-researched pitches and submit to an Editor for review.
  • Read style guides or project briefs and use them to develop content for assignments.
  • Convert the information they’ve acquired into readable, easy-to-understand content tailored to their specific audience.
  • Revise their work based on editorial feedback.

Volunteer for CleanUps

Job Description
  • Responsible for Volunteering in Clean Ups- Beach and Highway Clean Up
  • Coordinating with the volunteers for Clean Ups.

Grant Researcher/Writer

We are looking to hire a dedicated grant writer to write grant proposals for our organization. The grant writer will write coherent, organized, and compelling proposals. You will apply your knowledge of fundraising methods and plans to reach income goals. You will collaborate with team members in the organization to assist with other fundraising projects and develop relationships with key stakeholders.

To ensure success you need to write well, have proficient knowledge of fundraising methods, and be committed to the mission you are representing. Preferred applicants are deadline-driven team players with outstanding multitasking abilities.

  • Developing relationships and collaborating with key stakeholders.
  • Displaying adherence to the organization’s mission.
  • Maintaining proficient knowledge of the organization’s history and programs.
  • Assisting with the execution of the development department’s strategy.
  • Identifying grant funding opportunities.
  • Writing, submitting, and managing grant proposals.
  • Furnishing prospective funders with supporting documents.
  • Collaborating with Executive Director and Director of Development to send funders newsletters, and to promote on-site tours.
  • Collaborating with Director of Development to compile an annual report.
  • Maintaining records in hard copies and computer databases.

Philanthropy Associate

The Philanthropy Associate is critical to our overall organizational success and will be responsible for fundraising administration, data management, prospect research, and event coordination for the organization’s 5-year growth campaign.

  • Research potential prospects, identify existing donors with greater capacity, and manage the prospect pipeline. This includes researching state and federal political giving, philanthropic giving, and PAC giving, among other resources that help to identify net worth.
  • Provide admin assistance to the Director with scheduling meetings, coordinating events, calendar and contacts maintenance, meeting preparation, follow-up, and general fundraising activities.
  • Coordinate virtual events and donor briefings, including the outreach, registration, and tech needs.
    Prepare written and email correspondence, donor profiles, volunteer briefings, donor solicitations, emails, donor updates, reports, and proposals.
  • Support the volunteer Growth campaign
  • Update Raiser’s Edge with regular data entry to ensure that all outreach and meetings are recorded and reported.
  • Prepare regular campaign fundraising reports for the philanthropy and executive team, as well as monthly reports for board committees.
  • Perform other duties that support the needs of the development department, as assigned.
    Opportunities to take on special projects, including stewardship and member management projects, throughout the year.
Must Haves
  • Passion for working in the environmental, climate justice, and political space.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in a related area and/or the aptitude for major gift and campaign fundraising management. Prior political or nonprofit work experience is a plus.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Zoom, and internet research using FEC Lookup and OpenSecrets. Experience with Raiser’s Edge and iWave is a plus.
  • Strong writing skills and ability to present information in a succinct way.
  • Ability to maintain discretion and work with confidential documents.
  • Strong organizational, time management, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to take direction on projects and ask questions when unsure.

Event Tabler

ASCENDtials is looking for Event Tablers to carry out events successfully.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Set up chairs, tables, linens and equipment for all events.
  • Help servers complete their tasks.
  • Successfully process credit card transactions and sign up participants.

Clean-Up Supervisors – San Diego, California

Job Responsibilities:
  • Manage and participate in highway cleanup activities.
  • The supervisors help volunteers to coordinate pick up garbage, plant trees, bushes and wildflowers on the North and South sides of the highway. The highway has sidewalks on both sides and plenty of beautiful views along the path.

Copy Editor Remote

Copy Editors proofread text for errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling and check for readability, style, and agreement with editorial policy. They suggest revisions, such as changing words and rearranging sentences and paragraphs to improve clarity or accuracy. They also may carry out research, confirm sources, and verify facts, dates, and statistics. In addition, they may arrange page layouts of articles, photographs, and advertising

Job Responsibilities:

Editors typically do the following:

  • Read content and correct spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors.
  • Rewrite text to make it easier for readers to understand.
  • Verify facts cited in material for publication.
  • Evaluate submissions from writers to decide what to publish.
  • Work with writers to help their ideas and stories succeed.
  • Develop story and content ideas according to the publication’s style and editorial policy.
  • Allocate space for the text, photos, and illustrations that make up a story or content.
  • Approve final versions submitted by staff.

Book Club Intern – Remote

About the Internship:

Ascendtials is looking for interns from different backgrounds to join our book club program. Our organization is offering an internship where students will receive academic credit for their coursework. We are looking to establish ​​this program for students to participate in many opportunities and for them to receive credit. The ultimate goal of this program is to educate and inspire students to create real social change among the public and government decision-makers.

Interns will attend our online lecture series, where different authors will speak about their written work. These lectures will focus on social justice issues such as racism, poverty, women’s rights, equal pay, and government representation. Interns will be expected to actively participate and engage with the material provided, such as conducting research, studying the author’s written works, completing worksheets, and asking questions during the Q&A section.

Videographer: Volunteer/Interns – Located at San Diego, California.

We are looking for an organized and creative videographer to work with our creative team to plan, film, and edit video content according to client briefs. The videographer’s responsibilities include ensuring that the necessary filming equipment is available for use, directing other camera operators on set, and editing film footage.

To be successful as a videographer you must be able to understand client briefs and work creatively to produce the desired product. A good videographer should stay up to date with industry trends and tools that will make projects more marketable.

Videographer Responsibilities:
  • Film videos on set or on location.
  • Ensure that equipment for a shoot is present and working.
  • Plan the shoot with the creative team and the client.
  • Edit footage in post-production.
  • Direct other camera operators so that the needed footage is acquired.
Videographer Requirements:
  • Excellent computer literacy.
  • Proficiency with editing software such as PhotoShop.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Relative fitness and stamina to work long hours.
  • Proficiency with camera equipment.

Social Media Marketing: Volunteer/Interns-Remote

Social Media Marketing Interns/Volunteers support the digital media staff to develop and implement outreach and promotional campaigns to boost brand engagement and increase revenue.

  • Assist with the design and execution of social media campaigns.
  • Create weekly and monthly editorial calendars to promote company brands on various social media websites.
  • Create and distribute content such as blogs, infographics, videos, and press releases on social media and traditional news outlets.
  • Track social media engagement to identify high-performing ideas and campaigns for scalability.
  • Support marketing team at live and online events.


The Job Overview

We are seeking a dedicated graphic designer to join our growing company. You will collaborate with other designers to create effective and eye-catching images and campaigns to increase our user base. As a graphic designer, we hope you can put your passion for design to create beautiful images and compelling content. Your duties will include developing graphics for digital platforms to enhance our accompanying text.


Below are some of the responsibilities a graphic designer is expected to assume in their position:  

  • Create and design various materials for digital and print.
  • Select colors, fonts, images, and layouts.
  • Ensure projects are completed in a timely manner with a quality product.
  • Advise best practices and optimizations throughout design projects.
  • Collaborate with fellow designers to develop new approaches for creating more-expressive graphics for the company.
  • Work with a wide range of media and graphic design software.
  • Establish creative direction for the company within brand guidelines.
  • Manage multiple projects within design specifications and budget restrictions.
  • Determine voice and messaging for graphic design pieces.
  • QA design for errors.
  • Implement feedback and changes whenever possible.
  • Create visualizations that convey accurate messaging for the project. 
Job Qualifications and Skill Sets

Below are the qualifications that are expected of a graphic designer:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a creative field.
  • Proficiency in programs such as Adobe Suite, Photoshop, InDesign, QuarkXPress, llustrator, or other design tool.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Minimum of two years experience in graphic design.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Portfolio of work with a wide range of creative projects.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Time management and organizational skills.
  • Familiarity with HTML and CSS preferred.
  • Knowledge of layouts, graphic fundamentals, typography, print, and web.
  • Experience with both print and digital media.