Careers at SARSEF: Open Positions

Come be a part of the team that is creating the next generation of critical thinkers and problem solvers through science and engineering!


Job Title: Development Associate

Reports To: COO

Status: Part Time, Non-Exempt

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Job Summary

With SARSEF, every Arizona student has the potential to be a scientist or engineer solving problems big and small. We create opportunity for students to think critically and solve problems through science and engineering, but we couldn’t do it without the support of our donors.

As SARSEF’s Development Associate, you will support SARSEF’s fundraising efforts through administrative assistance and grant writing. You will also build up and run our small business donor program.

We are looking for detail-oriented, organized applicants who are interested in fund development and have a passion for our mission. Strong writing skills are required. Experience in making cold calls and cultivating professional relationships is preferred.

There is potential room for growth in this position.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work with Grants Manager on grant writing including writing individual grants, editing and reporting
  • Initial research on potential donors and scheduling of introductory meetings for SARSEF leadership
  • Ensure appropriate recognition of donors based on sponsorship levels
  • Run small business donor program
  • Assist in identifying ways to recognize individual donors
  • Maintain donor-related web pages
  • Assist with maintenance of donor database


The rate for this position is $20.00 an hour and is expected to require approximately 20 hours per week.

To Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to Open until filled.


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