Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Development Officer

Position Summary: Advancing Justice-LA seeks a motivated, detail-oriented, collaborative and creative Development Officer who will be part of a six-person development team that raises the organization’s over $ 11 million annual budget. Under the direction of the Co-Directors of Development, the Development Officer will partner with the development team and senior staff to cultivate funding opportunities and secure foundation, government and corporate grant funding for the multiple programs serving AANHPI communities. 
Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Identify, secure and renew foundation, government and corporate grant funding;
  • Lead writing, preparation and submission of letters of inquiry and proposals and reports, including drafting persuasive and engaging program/case statements; 
  • Review, recommend and implement application strategies for all government and private RFP solicitations; 
  • Build and maintain expert knowledge of Advancing Justice – LA programs and funding landscape for Advancing Justice – LA program areas;
  • Develop programming with the Executive Director and senior staff in conjunction with short and long term strategic goals for funding programs;
  • Lead coordination with program staff, Communications and Finance staff on developing accurate grant budgets for submission;
  • Provide regular updates of grant and contract activity, deadlines and outcomes;
  • Ensure timely submission of quality work product;
  • Maintain accurate and complete grant records in Bloomerang and other databases;
  • Develop opportunities to enhance Advancing Justice - LA’s marketability by establishing strong foundation, corporate, law firm and individual relationships; 
  • Partner with board on fundraising prospects and relationships, and provide regular Board reports;
  • Coordinate with Advancing Justice national affiliates on donor programs and joint initiatives; 
  • Work with other Development staff on organizational fundraising events, online giving, communications, and other Development-related activities, as needed.
  • Exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • 3-5 years of progressively responsible development experience at a nonprofit required, with a demonstrated track record of securing grants of $100,000+;
  • Proven ability to work independently with the skills to handle multiple projects on various timelines;
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office programs and donor databases;
  • Ability to operate as an effective tactical as well as strategic thinker; 
  • Knowledge of AANHPI donors in California desirable;
  • Commitment to social justice with a working knowledge of the AANHPI communities preferred;
  • Flexibility to work some nights and weekends;
  • California driver’s license, insurance and access to a car required.
Salary will be negotiated, DOE. Excellent benefit package includes parking, medical, dental and vision insurance.
Application Process:
Position will remain open until filled. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements to:
Human Resources, Attn: Development Officer, [email protected]
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – LA, 1145 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017, Fax: (213) 977-7595.
Agency Description: 

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (fka Asian Pacific American Legal Center) was established in 1983 with a mission to protect and advance the civil and human rights of underserved Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities through litigation, policy advocacy, legal services, community engagement and communications strategies.  We are a part of a national affiliation of five leading organizations advocating for the civil and human rights of Asian Americans and other underserved communities to promote a fair and equitable society for all. The affiliation’s other members are: Advancing Justice – AAJC (Washington, D.C.), Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus (San Francisco), and Advancing Justice – Chicago and Advancing Justice – Atlanta. Advancing Justice-LA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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For Legal Help

Advancing Justice - LA’s hotlines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: family, immigration, consumer, public benefits, employment, housing, and civil rights.

English: 888.349.9695
需要協助嗎: 800.520.2356
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도움이 필요하십니까?: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
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Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.