Development Assistant

Development Assistant 

LOCATION: Southern California, preference for Los Angeles area


Kiss the Ground (KTG) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on a mission to awaken people to the possibilities of regeneration and inspire participation in this movement through media, communications, education, immersive programming, and advocacy. Since being established in 2013 with the goal of creating societal awareness around the extraordinary potential of healthy soil, Kiss the Ground has educated and activated millions through their Media Program, Farmland Program, Stewardship Program, and Policy Program, and has created an online pathway to resources for joining this expanding global movement. KTG has also spread the word through creative collaborations that have resulted in a book and a critically-acclaimed documentary (released on Netflix in September 2020), both named Kiss the Ground.    

The Development Department is responsible for building the organization’s fundraising capacity, including major gifts, grants, special events, brand partnerships, and our membership program. The department is also responsible for establishing new relationships to cultivate donors and community partners across the Regenerative Movement. In addition, Development leads the editorial team of our annual journal, RE:GENERATE, and oversees our online store. 


Must have own computer and broadband internet (reimbursed $50 a month).


You are an organized and innovative self-starter. You excel at tracking your projects and at communicating both your ideas and your questions. You are excited about building relationships in the community by engaging with our membership base and with potential donors, and you are passionate about getting people involved with our mission and the Regenerative Agriculture Movement. 




  •   Events Admin Assistant and Day of Logistics

Corp Partners/Brands

  •   Manages MOU process
  •   Corporate Partnerships Admin (as needed)
  •   Admin support as needed for KTG store and merch. Research products to assist DD
  •   Supports MOUs as needed


  •   Manage [email protected] email 
  •   Serve as membership Community Support
  •   Provide communication, support, and customer service through our membership email, and [email protected] email accounts
  •   Coordinate Member benefits
  •   Support and Execute Regenerative Roundtable
  •   Manage speaker list, invitations, confirmations, and schedule
  •   Tasks for Membership drives and social media campaigns in collaboration with the Comms Dept
  •   Attend, record and manage comments for each virtual event


  •   Assist with editing and proofreading as needed
  •   Execute: Automated emails and newsletters in collaboration with the Comms Dept 

Administration & Reporting

  •   Research as needed for grants prospecting
  •   Assist with maintaining KTG’s profile in online giving platforms (such as Global Giving, One Earth Marketplace, Change, Giving Block, Charity Navigator, and GuideStar, etc.)
  •   Manages thank yous for $499 and below
  •   Manage and track ALL DEV relationships in Salesforce
  •   Support KTG Donor database is up to date consistently. (Working with Sr Development Associate)
  •   Runs reports from website and donation portals with support from Sr. Dev Associate
  •   Support and reply to: [email protected]  &  [email protected] emails as needed


  • A passion for the planet and its people
  • (2-3) years of professional work experience in a field connected to regenerative agriculture, sustainability, and/or fundraising
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and Google Drive, strong preference for Salesforce experience 
  • Relevant work experience: 
    • Project management and/or admin support
    • Event planning, coordination and execution
    • Outreach and communications
    • Fundraising through networking, events, and grants
  • A strong understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, the ability to centralize DEI in your work, and a willingness to continually explore new perspectives 
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • The ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in an efficient and resourceful manner 
  • The ability to work collaboratively across departments, as well as to self-start and work independently
  • An openness to feedback and willingness to take on challenges with an ambition to grow and learn 
  • A mind for systems and strategy with a strong sense for prioritization, organization and follow through
  • A passion for trying new things, and the ability to quickly provide alternative solutions/ideas
  • The ability to adapt to changing and shifting requirements quickly in a fast-paced, multicultural environment
  • An interest in intersectional environmentalism, regenerative agriculture, and/or social justice movements
  • Proficiency in adapting to new software and communications tools
  • Alignment with our goal to  inspire participation in the global movement to restore soils, and with our organizational values: love, courage, integrity, inclusivity, ingenuity, service with gratitude, generosity and humility


  • Bachelors or Masters degree in a related field 
  • Knowledge or experience with regenerative agriculture and/or intersectional environmentalism
  • Familiarity with online platforms such as Asana, Slack, Kindful, Salesforce, and/or an email campaign platform

Kiss the Ground values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. KTG is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

KTG is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Full time, non-exempt hourly position with health benefits, holidays, and paid time off. Salary equivalent is $50K – $60K, DOE. Reports to the Development Director and the COO.