Director of Development - Oakland Asian Cultural Center

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Director of Development - Oakland Asian Cultural Center


Job Description:
The Director of Development (DoD) is responsible for generating OACC’s contributed income by designing, executing, and managing fundraising strategies, including the grant procurement program, Annual Giving campaigns, individual giving and special events. Overall, the DoD will also assist in OACC’s earned income to maximize revenues through relationship development. The position reports directly to the Executive Director (ED), and will represent OACC in the community, while promoting the organization’s mission, vision and core values.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Fundraising and Development

Develop and implement fund development strategies for annual giving campaign, corporate giving and sponsorship development
Write, edit and review grant application and prepare the application for submission
Prepare timely and accurate reports (such as Annual Report, statistical and narrative) for submission to funders, ED and Board of Directors
Develop and help identify new public and private grant funding opportunities
Support annual budget development and monitor revenues and spending
Cultivate and maintain relationships with major donors and funders
Manage the annual fundraising events and targeted donor cultivation events in collaboration with ED and staff
Ensure timely and accurate reporting to funders, ED and Board
Develop marketing collateral related to fundraising in collaboration with Executive Director and staff
Other duties as assigned by ED
Earned Revenue & Business Development

Oversee Facilities and Rentals staff and develop earned revenue goals and strategies
Oversee marketing efforts for facilities rental program in collaboration with ED
General Administration

Support ED in other areas of OACC operations, as needed
Recruit, train and supervise development assistants, interns, and volunteers
Develop and manage the Development Department budget and monitor revenue and expenses

Bachelor’s degree required.
3-5 years of nonprofit development, foundation relation or grant writing experience.
Strong writing and editing skills; excellent communication skills (via phone, email and in-person) and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
Familiarity with donor management systems such as LiveImpact, Salesforce or Raiser’s Edge
Connected to the Oakland and East Bay community (charitable foundations, corporations) philanthropic community.
Self-starter to develop new leads, detail-oriented, organized, analytical and self-motivated
Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Culturally sensitive/competent to serve the Asian and Pacific American community.
Proficiency in Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, and Box. Experience using office equipment, including printers and phone system. Knowledge of Adobe Suite or Canva a plus.
Experience exercising discretion and confidentiality with sensitive company information.
Light physical demands (i.e. spending hours listening and talking; working on the computer and phone; driving to appointments and events; lifting light pieces of equipment and materials; and occasionally working long days, nights or weekends).
Capacity to work from home or in-office.

Bilingual – English – any Asian language
An interest in APIA culture and arts
Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Communications or related field, or its equivalent experience
Salary, Benefits and Terms:
Status: Part-time or flexible schedule will be considered
Reports To: Executive Director
Salary and benefits: $61,000-70,000 annually (commensurate with experience), plus monthly healthcare stipend, parking allowance, 403(b) plan and a company match after 1 year of employment

To apply: Submit cover letter summarizing interest, qualifications and experience along with a current resume via email to or mail to:

Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 Ninth Street, Suite 290
Oakland, CA 94607-4295


Oakland Asian Cultural Center does not discriminate against its community participants, employees or applicants based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, mental condition, ability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other impermissible basis.
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Expires: 2022-10-31