Asian American Arts Alliance

JOB OPPORTUNITY at Asian Arts Initiative: Development and Communications Assistant

Development and Communications Assistant

Reports To: Development and Communications Manager

Supervises: N/A

The Development and Communications Assistant provides critical support to the Development and Communications department. This position will provide departmental support in development and communication activities including: grant writing and management, donor acknowledgement, donor cultivation and stewardship, sponsorships, publications, social media, e-newsletter and eblasts, event planning, volunteer management, and will work closely with the Development and Communications and Program staff.

Key Responsibilities


  • Grants: Maintain calendar of deadlines for grant reports, renewals, and new proposals. Assist with drafting letters of intent, proposals, and grant reports as needed.
  • Research: Gather and synthesize research on major donors and new prospective funders, sponsors, event attendees and other key stakeholders.
  • Donor database and tracking: Maintain donor and prospect records through data entry and updates. Generate reports and lists for mailings, events, and donor engagement.
  • Materials: Assist with the development of print and digital fundraising materials.


  • Social Media: Gather, edit and write content for social media platforms and maintain posting schedule.
  • Website: Manage and implement regular website updates.
  • Marketing: Provide support in the design and production of print and electronic materials for events and programs. Work collaboratively to identify opportunities for promotion of events and the organization as a whole. Organize and document AAI’s press coverage and keep press kits/files up to date. Maintain and update media list regularly.
  • Assist with Asian Arts Initiative events on occasional nights and weekends.
  • Act as a representative of the organization at external events.


  • Willingness to work outside of main responsibilities as advised by supervisor.

First Year Success Criteria

  • Increased following on social media platforms.
  • CRM data is up to date and accurate.
  • Accurate and up-to-date tracking of grant deadlines.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience in administrative support, development or communications in a nonprofit setting preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with social media marketing and/or knowledge of industry trends.
  • Experience with CRM database management; familiarity with Salesforce strongly preferred.
  • Keen sense of discretion when handling confidential donor and other sensitive information.
  • Superior attention to detail.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills as well as an eye for design.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google suite.
  • Ability to work independently and also be a team player.
  • Positive attitude and willing participation in a small team dynamic.
  • Commitment to organizational values of social justice and equity.

Hours and Compensation

This is a part-time permanent salary position at approximately 20 hours/week. Evening and weekend hours may be required. The annual salary is $15,500-$20,800. The position is eligible for AAI’s medical and dental group plan, a commuter pass benefit and a generous paid time off package on a prorated basis.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are invited to send a cover letter stating salary requirements, resume and at least three professional references by October 31, 2018 to:

No phone calls please. Applications missing requested materials or submitted after the deadline may not be considered.

AAI’s services and employment are provided in a nondiscriminatory manner, without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, disability and age. Asian Americans are encouraged to apply.

Organizational Overview

Asian Arts Initiative is a multi-disciplinary and community-based arts center in Philadelphia that advances racial equity and understanding, activating artists, youth, and their communities through creative practice and dialogue grounded in the diverse Asian American experience. Through exhibitions, performances, and community projects, we provide an inclusive gathering place for conversation and exchange of ideas. Our community-based arts initiatives seek out and cultivate innovative models for artists to engage with local communities, with a particular emphasis on working in partnership with our immediate neighborhood. Our primary programs include: 1) Artist residencies, commissions, and presenting of performances and exhibitions for artists to develop professionally and to create socially relevant artwork reflecting community experiences; 2) Year-round out-of-school-time programming for middle school youth, offering creative development and a safe place; 3) Participatory curatorial practices and various community development initiatives in our immediate neighborhood of Chinatown North/Callowhill.

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