The MinKwon Center for Community Action invites applications for a Development Director. The position will be part of our leadership team and work closely with our staff and Board to help raise revenue and create a strong foundation for our award-winning programs in advocacy & organizing, social services, civic engagement and youth empowerment.
Organization History & Mission
The MinKwon Center for Community Action was established in 1984 to meet the needs and concerns of the Korean American community. Since our founding, we have made a profound presence through various grassroots organizing, education, and advocacy initiatives that address important community issues, including immigration policies, civic participation, and targeted social and legal services. The MinKwon Center places a special emphasis on meeting the needs of our marginalized community members, including low-income, limited-English-proficient and undocumented residents.
The Development Director will work closely with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and with other staff to plan, execute and implement a robust fundraising strategy for the organization. Specifically, the Development Coordinator will have the following responsibilities:
>Develop, oversee and strengthen our organization’s long-term fundraising strategy, working closely with the Executive Director, Program leads, and Board;
>Set annual fundraising goals together with organization’s leadership, and meet goals through strong execution of development efforts;
>Prospect potential funding streams with a long-term relationship approach from all sources (foundation, major donor, individual, corporate, government), and develop new funding partnership opportunities;
>Lead and cultivate lasting relationships with donor prospects with leadership, program staff, and Board;
>Plan, execute, and implement annual fundraising events including the annual Gala, Spring Reception, Annual Appeal, and increase visibility and awareness of the MinKwon Center ‘s impact and mission;
>Develop, draft and edit funding proposals for our specific program areas as well as for general organizational support.
>Prepare, draft and edit grant reports to funders, and work with administrative and program staff to gather needed financial and programmatic information;
>Maintain detailed grants management database, records, and systems;
>Deepen relationships and communications with current and prospective program officers and funders.
>3+ years experience in development and fundraising, or like position, with demonstrated success in increasing revenue and establishing strong relationships with funders and donors or clients;
>Interest, experience and demonstrated commitment to social justice especially on issues supporting immigrant communities.
>Ability to work closely and cordially with co-workers and allies;
>Excellent ability to communicate our mission, impact, growth trajectory, and programs;
>Understanding of Korean and Asian American communities preferred;
>Strong project management skills working in team environment;
>Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to manage funder relationships;
>Ability to be highly organized, adapt to simultaneous timelines, and take initiative on projects with minimal supervision;
>Ability and willingness to participate in occasional evening/weekend events;
>Exceptional writing and communications skills.
The MinKwon Center will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Due to the volume of applications, the MinKwon Center will only contact applicants who have been selected for an interview. Please send a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to:
Note: Please write ‘Application for DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR – [YOUR FIRST NAME, LAST NAME]’ in the subject line of the email.
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