Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Development Officer

Position Summary: Under the direction of Director of Institutional Giving, the Development Officer works to secure financial support from foundation, government, and corporate grant makers.  They are involved with identifying prospects, proposal submissions, renewals when necessary, grant reporting, and ongoing communications with these supporters.  The Development Officer works cross-functionally and with the Executive Leadership to develop and achieve short and long-term development goals for the organization; this position also works with the organization’s strategic partners to identify donor programs, join initiatives, and enhance the organization’s marketability to potential donors.  
Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Identify, secure and renew foundation, government and corporate grant funding;
  • 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;
  • Lead writing, preparation and submission of letters of inquiry and proposals and reports, including drafting persuasive and engaging program/case statements; 
  • Lead coordination with program staff, Communications and Finance staff on developing accurate grant budgets for submission;
  • Develop programming with the Executive Director and senior staff in conjunction with short and long term strategic goals for funding programs;
    • quality products and timely submissions;
  • Maintain accurate and complete grant records in Raiser’s Edge and other databases;’
  • Provide regular updates of grant and contract activity, deadlines and outcomes;
  • Develop opportunities to enhance Advancing Justice - LA’s marketability by establishing strong foundation, corporate, law firm and individual relationships; 
  • Coordinate with Advancing Justice national affiliates on donor programs and joint initiatives; 
  • Partner with board on fundraising prospects and relationships, and provide regular Board reports;
  • Work with other Development staff on organizational fundraising events, online giving, communications, and other Development-related activities.
  • All other duties as assigned
Minimum Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree;
  • 3 years of progressive development experience at nonprofits 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • 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 (Knowledge of Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge a plus);
  • 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;
  • Access to reliable means of transportation
Compensation/Benefits: Salary will be negotiated, depending on experience. Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance with retirement plan. Parking provided.

Application Process: Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and references to:
Agency Description: 

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles is the nation’s largest Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) legal and civil rights organization and serves more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year. Founded in 1983 as the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Advancing Justice - LA’s mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society. Through direct legal services, impact litigation, policy analysis and advocacy, leadership development and capacity building, Advancing Justice - LA seeks to serve the most vulnerable members of the AANHPI community while also building a strong AANHPI voice for civil rights and social justice. Advancing Justice–LA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply, regardless of race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, disability, HIV status, marital or domestic partner status, or religious affiliation. 

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Advancing Justice - LA only accepts resumes as PDF or Microsoft Word files with no macros enabled.


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

English: 888.349.9695
需要協助嗎: 800.520.2356
도움이 필요하십니까: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
ต้องการความช่วยเหลือ: 800.914.9583

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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.