Development Manager

Chicago, IL
Community Organizing
Annual salary range: $60,000-$70,000
DACA friendly

Community Organizing

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NAKASEC is a leading Asian American organization advocating for systemic change at the local, state and federal levels.  The Development Manager will play a key role in a team effort to ensure NAKASEC and our network has the resources needed to support movement building, organizing and advocacy campaigns, and infrastructure development. We are searching for someone who is excited to leverage their relationship building abilities, strong research and writing skills, creative thinking, and also enjoys participating in marches and direct actions. The Development Manager will report to NAKASEC’s Executive Director.

Major Responsibilities

  • Co-develop, implement and evaluate an institutional and individual donor cultivation strategy for the NAKASEC network with the Executive Director.
  • Oversee institutional fundraising (foundations and corporations) including grant research, prospecting, proposal writing and reporting.
  • Work closely with the Executive Directors and staff of NAKASEC network affiliates to collect information and write proposals and reports.
  • Assist the membership team with developing the revenue side of NAKASEC’s membership program.  
  • Coordinate fundraising events including the annual gala with an affiliate, Giving Tuesday, end of the year holiday donations and other fundraising opportunities.
  • Develop, experiment with and implement creative online fundraising strategies.
  • Oversee and manage fundraising database and tracking systems.
  • Develop and staff the Board Fundraising Committee.
  • Hire and supervise other fundraising staff, fellows and interns as needed.
  • Create and manage gift recognition programs.
  • Participate in coalition building efforts as relevant.
  • Speak publicly on behalf of NAKASEC as needed.
  • Participate and play a role in NAKASEC’s campaigns, direct actions and community events as needed.

Other duties as assigned

Please send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to by September 30th, 2021.

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