Development Director

Oakland Asian Cultural Center | Bay Area, California

Background

Organization Overview:
Founded in 1984 by a coalition of advocates for a strong artistic and cultural force in Oakland Chinatown, the Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC) is a community center dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American (APA) culture, history, and heritage through the arts. OACC believes that cultural arts are essential to vibrant, healthy, inclusive and equitable communities. Since opening its own facility in 1996, OACC has presented countless programs that foster cross-cultural and intergenerational dialogue and understanding, community collaborations, and social justice.  To help sustain OACC’s programs and operations, OACC earns revenue from renting its facilities and solicits funding from public agencies and charitable donors.

Job Summary

(At-Will, Full-Time, Salaried, Exempt Position)

Job Description:

Development Director (DD) is responsible for generating OACC’s non-commercial revenues by designing, executing, and managing fundraising strategies, Annual Fund campaigns and other initiatives, and special fundraising events. The DD will also assist OACC’s commercial operations to maximize revenues through relationship development, oversee the Development Department and report directly to the Executive Director. 

 

Responsibilities and Duties: 

Fund Development (80%) 

  • Develop and implement fund development strategies for Capital Campaign, Major Gift, and Planned Giving
  • Develop and track grant proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising
  • Develop and help identify new public and private grant funding opportunities
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with major donors and funders
  • Manage the annual fundraising 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 (10%)

  • Oversee Facilities and Rentals Division and develop earned revenue goals and strategies
  • Oversee marketing efforts for facilities rental program in collaboration with ED

General Administration (10%)

  • Develop and manage the Development Department budget and monitor revenue and expenses
  • Identify staffing needs for Development Department

Reports To

Reports To: Executive Director 

Responsibilities

Fund Development (80%) 

  • Develop and implement fund development strategies for Capital Campaign, Major Gift, and Planned Giving
  • Develop and track grant proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising
  • Develop and help identify new public and private grant funding opportunities
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with major donors and funders
  • Manage the annual fundraising 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 (10%)

  • Oversee Facilities and Rentals Division and develop earned revenue goals and strategies
  • Oversee marketing efforts for facilities rental program in collaboration with ED

General Administration (10%)

  • Develop and manage the Development Department budget and monitor revenue and expenses
  • Identify staffing needs for Development Department

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Communications or related field, or its equivalent experience preferred
  • 5+ years’ nonprofit development, foundation relationship or grant writing experience
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
  • Familiarity with CRM system
  • Connected to the Oakland and East Bay community (charitable foundations, corporations)
  • Self-starter to develop new leads, detail-oriented, organized, analytic and self-motivated
  • Culturally sensitive/competent to the Asian and Pacific Islander community
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, and Box. Experience using office equipment, including printers and fax machines. Knowledge of Adobe Suite 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).

Pluses: 

  • Bilingual - English – Cantonese/Mandarin or an Asian language
  • An interest in Asian culture and arts 

Compensation

Salary and benefits: commensurate with experience

How to Apply

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

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

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.

Oakland Asian Cultural Center

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