Associate Director of Institutional Support vacancy at EFF

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), an established San Francisco-based nonprofit organization defending online privacy and free expression, is looking for a full-time Associate Director of Institutional Support to join their Development team to develop and prospect institutional funders, organizational members, and donors. This includes traditional philanthropic foundations, corporations, and other institutional funders.

Job details


San Francisco



Closing date

May 31, 2022

About EFF

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development. EFF’s mission is to ensure that technology supports freedom, justice, and innovation for all people of the world.

About role

The ideal candidate is an outstanding communicator, both verbally and in writing, and demonstrates outstanding attention to detail and deadlines. The Associate Director of Institutional Support will work closely with EFF’s Senior Writer, writing and editing grant proposals and interim and final grant reports. The Associate Director will manage all required elements to create EFF’s annual report, as well as other written material about EFF. In addition, the Associate Director co-maintains the grants calendar with the Senior Writer, including deadlines and deliverables, and also manages a cultivation calendar, which includes plans for touch points, meetings, and phone calls with institutional funders

We value candidates who bring diverse experiences and perspectives, professional and otherwise, to our team and to EFF as a whole. If you can add value to EFF’s Development team, please apply.

The Associate Director, who reports to the Head of Resource Development, is responsible for the following:

  • Overseeing, editing, and sometimes writing all grant proposals, as well as the interim and final grant reports;
  • Managing production of EFF’s annual report and other written material about EFF;
  • Collaborating with Finance/Accounting and other key EFF departments to complete contracts and invoice and track payments;
  • Partnering with Head of Resource Development, the Executive Director, and the Senior Writer, to set ambitious annual and long term fundraising targets for institutional funders and donors, then executing and reporting on goals;
  • Proactively researching institutional funding opportunities and determining potential fit to EFF’s mission, strategic objectives, core values, and programmatic work;
  • Supervising the Senior Writer, advising them on projects, priorities, and deadlines, and ensuring work is sufficient to advance EFF goals.

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