Development Manager

Asian American Arts Alliance

20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201


Apr 22, 2021


Oct 26, 2020

A4 is in search of a new team member to provide support on fundraising, special event coordination, and some general office administration.
Reporting to the Executive Director, and working closely with Programs & Communication Manager, the Board of Directors, and interns/volunteers, the Development Manager is an essential part of a small and focused team to expand the fundraising potential of A4 and to ensure operation efficiency and sound fiscal management. The position is based in Dumbo (Brooklyn, NY), but the staff is currently working remotely until official health guidelines and policies allow a safe return to working in the office.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Institutional Fundraising
* Together with the Executive Director, coordinate all functions related to corporate and institutional grants, including managing the grants calendar, strategizing fundraising prospects, preparing and drafting grant and sponsorship applications and reports to funders, maintaining all accounts and filings as required by law, and facilitating communications with grantors as needed. Maintain electronic and physical records. Process incoming grants (e.g., deposits, acknowledgements, and correspondence).

Individual Donor Development
* Work closely with the Executive Director to carry out donor development planning and activities, including developing strategies to retain current donors and expand the donor base, management of fundraising appeals, processing gift acknowledgements/thank you letters, and updating database with contact/relationship/donation information, and all gift/grant/membership transactions (NY Charities and donation transaction accounts). Provide regular reports for internal assessment as needed.

Annual Fundraising Events
* Work closely with the Executive Director to plan and execute all year-round aspects of fundraising events. Help coordinate and oversee event outreach and management as it relates to the benefit committee, sponsorships, ticket sales, silent auction, vendors, and donations. Help coordinate and oversee data tracking as it relates to budgeting, ticket sales and sponsorships, auction, donations, etc. Work closely with all team members on event programmatic components, including volunteer management, program flow, and day-of-event on-site management.

Administration/General Programming
* As needed, assist with upkeep of office network, hardware and software, and vendor contacts.
* Assist with general office management including occasional IT trouble shooting, ordering supplies, and other tasks as needed.
* As needed, help staff core A4 programs, including bi-monthly Town Halls and workshops.

The Development Manager reports to the Executive Director.
This is a full-time position (40 hours per week with occasional evenings), currently working remotely with the ability to work from the A4 offices.

Annual Salary: $55,000 plus competitive benefits package (health insurance contribution, paid vacation and federal holidays, and paid sick and family leave).


  • 3-5 years’ prior work experience, preferably in a non-profit environment with grant writing and/or fundraising/event planning experience
  • Be highly organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated with proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work efficiently
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and QuickBooks applications; and ability to troubleshoot basic IT problems
  • Ability to work well in a small team environment
  • Knowledge of database systems required (familiarity with Neon a plus)
  • Familiarity with online fundraising and payment platforms a plus
  • Experience/success with NEA, NYSCA, DLCA application process highly desired
  • Strong demonstrated interest in the arts, the Asian American community and issues of equity, the goals of the organization, and knowledge of the arts funding landscape preferred

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to with DEV MGR in the subject line on or before April 15, 2021.

A4 is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or political affiliation.




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