Development Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $50,000.00
Maximum: $60,000.00




120 Wall Street
9th Floor
New York
New York
United States


Established in 1989, the Asian American Federation (AAF) is a pan-Asian nonprofit leadership organization that represents and supports a network of nearly 70 Asian American community service organizations in New York City, which work in the fields of health & human services, education, economic development, civic participation, and social justice. AAF’s mission is to raise the influence and well-being of the pan-Asian American community through research, policy advocacy, public awareness, and organizational development.


Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Development Manager will be responsible for a multi-faceted fund development operation, which includes government grants, foundation and corporate support, individual donors, fundraising events, and program-specific fundraising campaigns. S/he will be responsible for:

·        Partnering with the Executive Director and Deputy Director to formulate and implement annual fund development goals and strategies;

  • Developing, coordinating, and tracking grant proposals and reports for all government, foundation, and corporate funders;

·        Working with the Executive Director and Deputy Director to cultivate and manage external relationships with key funders, including attending evening and weekend events;

·        Developing, growing, and overseeing the individual donor base, including annual solicitations and special campaigns; and

·        Planning, coordinating, and executing fundraising events, including the annual gala and quarterly donor relations events.


  • Minimum of 3-4 years of professional experience in the nonprofit development field, with a proven record of success in writing proposals and reports, cultivating and maintaining funder relations, and leading small to large fundraising events
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with exceptional attention to detail, including high-level proofreading and editing abilities
  • Exceptional organizational skills, with demonstrated ability to manage concurrent multiple assignments, meet tight deadlines, and prioritize accordingly
  • Superior relationship management skills, with the ability to interface effectively with different types of funders and work both independently and collaboratively with a variety of personalities

·        Demonstrated commitment to Asian American communities and AAF’s mission


Compensation: Salary is $50-60K, commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package includes generous paid time off, health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, as well as a 403(b) plan.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To Apply:  Please email cover letter, resume, and writing sample with [Last Name] Development Manager in the subject line to Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and the position will begin immediately. No phone calls, please.