Available Positions

Administrative Assistant

We are looking for an experienced Administrative Assistant with excellent management, verbal, and written communication skills to ensure that the Foundation’s day-to-day office operations run smoothly. The successful candidate will be a resourceful, organized problem solver who will support a Foundation staff of six and a range of consultants, performing a variety of administrative tasks efficiently in a fast-paced environment.


  • Answer phones, provide information, and connect callers to the appropriate staff person
  • Generate memos, emails, and reports
  • Assume responsibility for the maintenance of all office equipment, including computers, copy machines, the phone system
  • Maintain office supplies by checking inventory and ordering items, as needed
  • Schedule appointments and update the Foundation calendar
  • Make travel arrangements
  • Compose/proofread correspondence
  • Improve and maintain the filing system
  • Greet and provide general support to visitors
  • Review and improve office policies and procedures
  • Uphold a strict level of confidentiality
  • Perform other appropriate duties as assigned


The ideal candidate is hard working, eager to learn and contribute to a small team,  responsive to direction and feedback; and able to work independently. She or he will possess the following:

  • High school degree
  • Proven work experience as a secretary, personal assistant, or an administrative assistant
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer literate and technologically proficient in standard word processing and spreadsheet applications (i.e., the Microsoft Office Suite of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel); experience with Prezi is a plus
  • Ability to analyze and revise operating practices to improve efficiency
  • Superior organizational and time-management skills, attention to detail, and the proven ability to help drive multiple projects to completion
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills as well as the ability to use good judgment, take initiative, and make recommendations for resolving problems and providing support to staff

For details or to apply for this position, click here.


Senior Research Associate

The Foundation is seeking an experienced researcher to lead the design and implementation of a plan for measuring the impact of the Universal Parenting Places on those it serves. The Senior Research Associate will identify key areas for evaluation, build capacity for ongoing self-assessment, and lead efforts to conceptualize and implement a longitudinal strategic evaluation plan designed to improve internal program practices as well as inform the field of ACEs prevention and effects mitigation.

This role provides an exciting opportunity for someone with a strong background in research and evaluation and a demonstrated commitment to family support services to contribute to the continued growth of both the ACE Awareness Foundation and the UPPs.

This position will report to and work closely with the Executive Director.


  • Manage the creation of a comprehensive UPP logic model and/or theory of change to provide a visualization of the program that will support strategic action and guide evaluation.
  • Lead conversations with Foundation and UPP staff, board members, consultants, and other key stakeholders to determine appropriate metrics and benchmarks for organizational success.
  • Manage development and implementation of the overall framework for timely collection, management, analysis, and reporting of valid and reliable data to evaluate UPP performance and outcomes.
  • In collaboration with external consultants, design and implement tools to support the evaluation plan, including both quantitative and qualitative methods as appropriate.
  • Collaborate with Foundation and UPP staff to help foster a data-driven culture, strengthening the monitoring and evaluation system and building staff capacity to lead more effective programming.
  • Translate and disseminate research findings to a range of internal and external constituencies.
  • Work with communications staff to produce publications, presentations, research resources, and briefing/white papers designed to inform the field and policymakers.


  • Master’s degree in public policy, social science, education, or related field
  • Strong focus on metrics and data-driven decision making, preferably in a nonprofit organization
  • At least three years of experience with both quantitative and qualitative research methods, tool design, and validation, including proficiency working with quantitative and qualitative datasets as well as analysis methods and software (e.g., SPSS, SAS, Atlasti.)
  • Exceptional project management, prioritization, and planning skills, with demonstrated success producing high-quality deliverables on time and within budget
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a team as well as with outside consultants
  • Excellent strategic thinking skills, with the ability to operationalize concepts and transform ideas into action as well as apply research findings to ongoing program development
  • Knowledge of research and current trends in ACEs and trauma strongly preferred

For details or to apply for this position, click here.


Communications & Development Associate

The Communications and Development Associate will work closely with foundation senior management. consultants, and other staff to support fundraising and other aspects of resource development, and various communications needs. Although we may consider exceptional candidates without all of the following qualifications, the ideal candidate would have 3+ years of experience in a fundraising and development or marketing and communications role. Writing skills are paramount.



  • Support creative production and distribution of regular external emails to stakeholders, develop text and graphics templates, managing interface with our website
  • Work with staff and foundation consultants to develop and implement strategies to improve organizational visibility and public relations activities
  • Write and edit blog posts, newsletter articles, program brochures, event flyers, etc.
  • Prepare and/or print presentation media and materials
  • Support outreach on social network profiles such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, which includes conducting research and populating profiles with relevant content
  • Support planning and coordination of communications meetings with UPP hospitality and community outreach coordinators


  • Drive research on foundation, city, county, state, federal, and corporate grant opportunities
  • Draft and edit proposals, which involves managing the proposal development process, strategizing on approach, tracking opportunities, managing timelines, and conducting follow-up
  • Work with program staff to create program budgets for proposals and applications
  • Manage donor administration activities, including drafting donor reports, donor database entries, updates, invitations, thank you notes, and other materials
  • Develop online fundraising strategies, campaigns, and calls to action
  • Develop and execute a plan and tactics for online mobilization, outreach, and small donor fundraising
  • Work with a team to develop and execute consistent communications to cultivate and grow the donor base
  • Implement and monitor metrics and analysis of online fundraising and constituent mobilization campaigns


  • BA/BS Degree
  • Three years of experience in a professional, preferably non-profit, environment
  • Exceptional writing and proofreading skills; ability to translate technical information into lay language; experience in developing and organizing proposals for varying audiences
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to help drive projects to completion and multi-task
  • Basic image editing skills, familiarity with Adobe Photoshop or similar tools a plus
  • Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills. Ability to use good judgment, take initiative and make recommendations in resolving problems and provide guidance to staff
  • Knowledge of or experience in online fundraising, nonprofit advocacy, membership cultivation and marketing are pluses

For details or to apply for this position, click here.

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