Program Associate

Job Type

Full Time




1100 Massachusetts Avenue
Suite 100
United States



The Asian University for Women Support Foundation is a U.S.-based 501(c)3 nonprofit which is responsible for international resource mobilization and communications for the Asian University for Women (AUW). Opened in 2008, AUW is an international, liberal arts university which seeks to cultivate the region’s next generation of female leaders. With a student body of 700 hailing from 15 different countries, AUW promotes the ethos of cross-cultural understanding, academic curiosity, and ethical leadership. AUWSF provides a fast-paced work environment with new projects frequently on the horizon and strong opportunity for growth.

Job Description

Reporting to the President and CEO, the Program Associate is responsible for the analysis, research, and writing associated with development activities. She or he will produce materials such as funding proposals, grant reports, prospect research, and media releases. When appropriate, the Program Associate may attend in-person meetings to maintain donor relations or make solicitations. This position is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and values flexibility to work on different projects. Travel is a possibility when related to specific projects or prospects and will not exceed 3 months in the first year.


  • Produce written materials such as funding proposals and grant reports which leverage research and Foundation relationships with donors to achieve fundraising goals. Other materials may include prospect research on new donors, media releases, letters to external constituents, and presentations to donors;
  • Analyze data on AUW students, alumnae, faculty, and other operations; AUWSF fundraising trends; and philanthropy- or education-related activities by other relevant players in the field;
  • Conduct outreach to individuals, corporations, and foundations who are new prospects;
  • Cultivate relationships with a portfolio of donors, mostly individuals;
  • Implement adequate donor stewardship practices;
  • Work closely with the President and CEO to develop and implement new projects within the fundraising workstream.

Professional Experience/Qualifications

Excellent analytical, research, and writing skills required; previous development experience is preferred. Outgoing personality, confident public speaking, and professional organization and phone skills are necessary. Experience with Raiser’s Edge fundraising software is a plus. A Bachelor’s degree is required.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please email your resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Ms. Katsuki Sakai at Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.