Development Manager & Communications Manager

Open; Chicago or Washington DC area preferred
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Development Manager (click here to view job description as pdf)
Full-Time Position

Location: Open; Chicago or Washington DC area preferred
Annual salary range: $60,000-$70,000

Founded by local community-based organizations in 1994, NAKASEC’s mission is to organize Korean and Asian Americans to achieve social, racial and economic justice.  NAKASEC is a network of affiliates and partners.  Through political education, community organizing, direct action, public policy advocacy and civic participation, the NAKASEC network ensures that our most marginalized community members can impact progressive change, rooted in our values.

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 Co-Director responsible for development.

Major Responsibilities

  • Co-develop, implement and evaluate an institutional and individual donor cultivation strategy for the NAKASEC network with the Co-Directors.
  • Oversee institutional fundraising (foundation and corporate) including grant research, prospecting, proposal writing and reporting.
  • Work closely with the directors and programs of NAKASEC network affiliates to collect information for proposals and reports.
  • Develop and grow an individual donor strategy.
  • Cultivate and build relationships with institutional and individual donors.
  • Coordinate fundraising events including annual gala with affiliate, Giving Tuesday, end of the year holiday donations and other fundraising opportunities.
  • Oversee and manage fundraising database and tracking systems.
  • Develop and staff the Board Fundraising Committee.
  • Manage and collaborate with other fundraising staff.
  • 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

Experience & Skills Needed:

  • Strong vision of community empowerment and deep commitment to change the world with marginalized communities.
  • 3+ years of experience in grant writing and reporting and individual donor cultivation.
  • Experience building relationships with individual and institutional donors.
  • Strong research and writing skills.
  • Strong understanding of issues facing the Asian American community and other marginalized communities including people of color, women, and LGBTQ community members,
  • Willingness to be a bold, out-of-the-box and creative thinker.
  • Able to execute day-to-day tasks and work independently.
  • Enjoys both listening to and sharing ideas and opinions.
  • Ready to resist racism, patriarchy, homophobia, classism and ableism.
  • Believes that collective groups can be more powerful than individuals.
  • Ability to work well in and build a team and is committed to modeling the world we want to see inside the organization and its campaigns and programs.
  • Ability to work well in and build coalitions.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Bilingual in English and an Asian language preferred.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Health care and other benefits are included.

Please send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to continue to take applications

Woori Center Communication Coordinator

Full-Time Position

Location: Montgomery County, PA

Established in late 2018, Woori Center’s mission is to organize Korean and Asian Americans to achieve social, racial and economic justice. Serving the collar counties of Philadelphia, Woori Center empowers the most vulnerable community members including the low-income, recent immigrant, limited English proficient, undocumented, youth, women and seniors.  Through education, social service, community organizing, public policy advocacy and civic participation, Woori Centers ensure that these community members can impact progressive change at the local and state levels. Woori Center is the greater Philadelphia affiliate of NAKASEC.

Working with Woori Center’s Executive Director, the Communications Coordinator will be primarily responsible for growing Woori Center’s communications strategy and audiences, preparing for Woori Center’s press releases and newsletters, and creating and publishing the content of the Woori Center and related projects’ websites and social media platforms. Specific duties and responsibilities include:

Communications Strategy

  • Co-developing and implementing an annual Communications Plan with the goal of supporting Woori Center’s broader strategies.
  • Growing Woori Center’s digital base including email lists, social media followings and other communication platforms.
  • Co-leading Rapid Response Communications as needed.
  • Co-developing, coordinating and implementing creative communications strategies that accompany Woori Center’s organizing and advocacy campaigns. This includes overseeing and supporting the production of communications materials for Woori Center’s campaigns including fliers, talking points, fact sheets, social media toolkits and other relevant materials.
  • Developing and placing op-eds to further campaign strategy and narrative change.
  • Participating in relevant coalition formations.

Communications Operations

  • Leading the generation of online content that engages stakeholders and leads to measurable action.
  • Supporting speaker trainings for community leaders to prepare them for press interviews and speaking at meetings and events.
  • Building relationships with key members of the press including ethnic media outlets and media monitoring and reporting.
  • Manage development, distribution and maintenance of all print and electronic content including but not limited to monthly e-newsletters, brochures, annual report, and Woori Center and related project websites.
  • Track and measure the level of engagement from communications strategies over time.

Experience & Skills Needed:

  • Experience as a Communications staff or similar role.
  • Strong writing, editing and research skills.
  • Enjoys both listening to and sharing ideas and opinions
  • Works well in a team environment.
  • Willingness to propose and think about new ideas and concepts.
  • Strong understanding of issues facing the Asian American community and other marginalized communities including people of color, women, and LGBTQ community members.
  • Ability to manage various communications media .
  • Ability to organize, efficiently document, and routinely update information.
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Bilingual in English and Korean or another Asian language is preferred.


DO NOT APPLY THROUGH FACEBOOK. Email your resume to Please write in the subject line “Woori Center Communications Associate” and indicate in your resume if you are bilingual in another Asian language, and your level of proficiency in the language.

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