Development and Membership Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $70,000
Maximum: $80,000



Start Date


Application Deadline



1875 I Street Northwest
5th Floor
District of Columbia
United States



Korean Americans in Action (KAA) is a new 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization whose mission is to engage and mobilize Americans of Korean descent to influence public policy and to elect representatives who will work with us to advance our priorities. We envision a United States where no Korean American feels like an outsider, and all Americans have an equal opportunity to pursue their dreams.


Korean Americans in Action seeks a full-time Development and Membership Manager to build the nation’s most influential lobbying and political organization for Korean Americans.

KAA has a grassroots-based membership. With a Korean American population of 1.8 million, KAA’s ambition is to build a membership base of tens of thousands of members. This position will help lay the groundwork to achieve that goal over the next several years.

KAA will be involved in connecting Korean American constituents to their elected officials and the White House to lobby on matters important to our community. KAA will also set up mechanisms to support and fund candidates for office who support our agenda. This position will support these areas of work as well as the basic operations of a fast-growing advocacy organization.


  • Works closely with the Executive Director to define, monitor and achieve short and long-term goals
  • Plans and organizes events around the country to promote KAA and generate interest and excitement about our agenda
  • Manages foundation and/or corporate processes relation to applications for funding and post-grant reporting
  • Applies strong technical skills to maintain databases, reports, and information systems designed to track, analyze and report information about people and relationships
  • Works with and maintains information and communication systems including, but not limited to, G-suite, MailChimp, WordPress, QuickBooks
  • Works with the staff team to support all of KAA’s programs including, but not limited to: citizen lobbying, membership development, and political activity (campaigns and elections)
  • Assumes responsibility for various job duties in the absence of staff members or in overload situations
  • Plays a positive role in the development and growth of staff through excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, along with strong delegation skills assuring a highly efficient staff
  • Follows policies and procedures; completes tasks correctly and on time; supports KAA’s goals and values
  • Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works ethically and with integrity; upholds organizational values; accepts responsibility for own actions
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and adherence to EEO policy; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes working environment free of harassment of any type; builds a diverse workforce and supports affirmative action
  • Performs duties specific to the position and other functions as assigned


These specifications are general guidelines based on the minimum experience normally considered essential to the satisfactory performance of this position. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to perform the position in a satisfactory manner. Individual abilities may result in some deviation from these guidelines.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; and (3) three to (5) five years of related experience in a non-profit advocacy or political setting; or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Speaking, reading and writing in Korean is a plus
  • Experience with politics, political campaigns, policy advocacy is a plus
  • Enthusiasm for KAA’s mission and vision
  • Experience with administrative and operational support, and the willingness to support all members of the team
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to follow-up and follow-through as needed
  • Advanced skills in word processing, spreadsheet and specialty software programs; intermediate math skills
  • Exceptional verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to apply common sense to carry out instructions and instruct others, train volunteers, write reports, correspondence and procedures, speak clearly to members and constituents from a variety of backgrounds
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision while performing duties but also the ability to work in a team setting
  • Ability to travel and work varying schedules, including evenings and weekends
  • Current driver’s license and a vehicle with appropriate insurance coverage if required to drive in the course of performing assigned duties and responsibilities


Medical/dental insurance - 100% premium coverage

SIMPLE IRA employer match

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Level of Language Proficiency


Korean -- written and oral, a plus

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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