Development Associate

Job Type

Full Time




2025 M Street, NW
Suite 610
United States


Based in Washington, DC, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF), is the nation’s largest non-profit organization that provides scholarships to deserving Asian and Pacific Islander Americans with financial need. Our vision is to see that all Asian and Pacific Islander Americans have access to higher education and resources that cultivate their academic, personal and professional success regardless of their ethnicity, national origin or financial means. For more information, please visit   

APIASF is seeking a Development Associate. The Development Associate is responsible for supporting the development, implementation, coordination, and management of fundraising activities to ensure that budgeted funding goals of APIASF are achieved. This person will report directly to the President and Executive Director and also receive direction and guidance from the Vice President of Development and External Relations.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Think creatively and strategically to develop approaches to engage prospects and improve relationships with existing donors. Identify, research and cultivate new corporate, foundation and individual prospects and funding opportunities to create incremental revenue growth.
  • Assist with APIASF’s grant proposal writing and submission process. Be involved with facilitation of relationships with funders, collaborate with staff in the strategic development of proposals and follow up with pending proposals in a timely manner.
  • Assist with stewarding existing relationships with existing donors.
  • Assist with the scheduling, production and dissemination of solicitations, event attendees, and other supporters
  • Assist with maintaining organizational database, increasing the efficiency and accuracy of database processes, donor tracking system, and filing system.
  • Support the Development Team with any and all of the administrative tasks to achieve the Development Team’s fiscal year’s goals.
  • Support the timely communication among the Marketing/Communications, Scholarships and Programs staff to ensure the success of APIASF initiatives.

Desired Qualifications:

o  Master’s degree desirable.

o  Exemplary writing and communication skills. 

o  Ability to develop a portfolio of new prospects..

o  Capacity to work independently and as part of a team to fulfill the funding goals of the organization.

o  Excellent organizational and time-management skills, with attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects.


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please submit a cover letter outlining your qualifications and a resume with three professional references to:

Ms. Elena Anderson

VP, Finance and Operations

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

2025 M Street NW, Suite 610, Washington DC, 20036

Review of applications will be on a rolling basis and continue until position is filled. No phone calls please.