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NAKASEC Development Manager

By May 4, 2022May 9th, 2022No Comments

Development Manager (click here to view job description as pdf)
Full-Time Position

Location: Open; Chicago or Washington DC area preferred
Annual salary range: $60,000-$70,000

Founded by local community-based organizations in 1994, NAKASEC’s mission is to organize Korean and Asian Americans to achieve social, racial and economic justice.  NAKASEC is a network of affiliates and partners.  Through political education, community organizing, direct action, public policy advocacy and civic participation, the NAKASEC network ensures that our most marginalized community members can impact progressive change, rooted in our values.

NAKASEC is a leading Asian American organization advocating for systemic change at the local, state and federal levels.  The Development Manager will play a key role in a team effort to ensure NAKASEC and our network has the resources needed to support movement building, organizing and advocacy campaigns, and infrastructure development. We are searching for someone who is excited to leverage their relationship building abilities, strong research and writing skills, creative thinking, and also enjoys participating in marches and direct actions. The Development Manager will report to NAKASEC’s Co-Director responsible for development.

Major Responsibilities

  • Co-develop, implement and evaluate an institutional and individual donor cultivation strategy for the NAKASEC network with the Co-Directors.
  • Oversee institutional fundraising (foundation and corporate) including grant research, prospecting, proposal writing and reporting.
  • Work closely with the directors and programs of NAKASEC network affiliates to collect information for proposals and reports.
  • Develop and grow an individual donor strategy.
  • Cultivate and build relationships with institutional and individual donors.
  • Coordinate fundraising events including annual gala with affiliate, Giving Tuesday, end of the year holiday donations and other fundraising opportunities.
  • Oversee and manage fundraising database and tracking systems.
  • Develop and staff the Board Fundraising Committee.
  • Manage and collaborate with other fundraising staff.
  • Create and manage gift recognition programs.
  • Participate in coalition building efforts as relevant.
  • Speak publicly on behalf of NAKASEC as needed.
  • Participate and play a role in NAKASEC’s campaigns, direct actions and community events as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience & Skills Needed:

  • Strong vision of community empowerment and deep commitment to change the world with marginalized communities.
  • 3+ years of experience in grant writing and reporting and individual donor cultivation.
  • Experience building relationships with individual and institutional donors.
  • Strong research and writing skills.
  • Strong understanding of issues facing the Asian American community and other marginalized communities including people of color, women, and LGBTQ community members,
  • Willingness to be a bold, out-of-the-box and creative thinker.
  • Able to execute day-to-day tasks and work independently.
  • Enjoys both listening to and sharing ideas and opinions.
  • Ready to resist racism, patriarchy, homophobia, classism and ableism.
  • Believes that collective groups can be more powerful than individuals.
  • Ability to work well in and build a team and is committed to modeling the world we want to see inside the organization and its campaigns and programs.
  • Ability to work well in and build coalitions.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Bilingual in English and an Asian language preferred.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Health care and other benefits are included.

Please send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to by June 3, 2022.