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Development Fellowship


About the Adoption Museum Project

The Adoption Museum Project is a social change organization. We are using the power of museums to help transform adoption, so that all people involved in adoption experience justice and dignity. We do this by creating exhibitions and other museum experiences that invite the public to explore and reflect on adoption: its causes, consequences and complexity. We are based in Berkeley, CA.

The Fellowship Opportunity

The Development Fellow works with the Director to help shape and implement the Adoption Museum Project’s fundraising activities. You will be an integral part of an emerging social change organization with a bold vision. You will have a key role, significant responsibility, the ability to impact strategy and process, room to grow, and opportunities to learn about fundraising as well as other areas such as: adoption, museums, social change, and building a start-up nonprofit venture. We are an informal, creative, passionate and reflective organization.

We especially encourage people with adoption experiences, people of color and people with other diverse identities to apply. All applicants will be considered.

San Francisco Bay Area folks are preferred, but working remotely is a possibility.


You contribute 8 hours/week for at least 3 months and up to 6 months.


— You receive $500/month stipend

— We support your learning, based on goals that we create together


— Help refine the fundraising strategy

— Lead the effort to select, implement and manage a fundraising management tool

— Help develop and manage online giving campaigns

— Conduct research (e.g. grants, fundraising practices and tools, organizations that are doing this work well)

— Help the organization develop fundraising knowledge and skills

Hiring Considerations

— Alignment with Adoption Museum Project’s vision, mission, and values

— Passion for social justice and an interest in learning how museums can play a role in creating that

— Personal or professional experience with adoption, or a genuine interest in learning about adoption

— Previous fundraising experience, which can come from different combinations of work experience and education

— Curiosity, creativity, personal initiative, reliability, detail orientation, positive attitude about change, sense of humor, desire to pitch in, ability to work well with people from a wide range of experiences and identities

— Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing

— MS Office and Internet savvy, experience with fundraising tools

— Experience in any of these fields or disciplines: nonprofit organizations, museum or arts/culture, social justice work, start-up ventures

How to Apply

Send the following to by 9/6/16:

  1. Cover letter (one page or less): please introduce yourself and share why you are interested in the Adoption Museum Project and how you feel you can help us achieve our goals
  2. Resume