Job Opening

Development Specialist

February 1, 2017

The Organization:

Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) provides an array of health and wellness services, including the following programs: domestic violence shelter and services, HIV/AIDS education and prevention, senior wellness, youth services, primary care, and behavioral and mental health services.


Position Summary:

The Development Specialist will join the Resource Development Department as a key member of its fundraising efforts. Under the direction of the Development Manager, the Development Specialist is responsible for assisting with implementation of the agency’s Development and Marketing Plan with special emphasis on donor communications, cultivation, and events planning and support.  The Development Specialist is responsible for all administrative aspects of development and public relations activities.


The Development Specialist fosters a culture of philanthropy within the organization and assures that the organization’s donor relations, public relations, and media relations receive high-level customer support to best promote the mission and culture of AACI.
Classification: Non-exempt

Category: Professional

Salary Range: Commensurate on Experience


Specific Functions

Administrative Support:

  • Responsible for filing, copying, faxing, and mailing. Additionally, the Development Specialist is responsible for scheduling meetings and meeting spaces for Development Department and staff.  The Development Specialist is also expected to work with the Office Manager to ensure that the Development Department has necessary office supplies and equipment to carry out their required function.  The Development Specialist is expected to be able to keep the department organized both physically and electronically utilizing Outlook and various other e-tools.


Data Entry:

  • The Development Specialist is responsible for data entry for gift processing and development strategy and reporting purposes. Data type includes but is not limited to donor/prospect information, contributions, and gift status.  The Development Specialist is expected to enter the information accurately, confidentially, and in a timely fashion to ensure compliance with all regulations.


Donation Acknowledgment:

  • The Development Specialist is responsible for the creation, production, and mailing of all donation acknowledgements. Gift acknowledgements must be professional, sincere, appropriate, and timely.  The Development Specialist is expected to use gift database for tracking purposes.



  • Assist Development Manager and Director of Advocacy and Development with specific activities of the annual development plan including mailings, grant proposals, annual fundraising luncheon, and other special events. The Development Specialist will support the annual fundraising gala as well as other special events that support fund development and that elevate AACI’s relationships with the community. This includes preparing invitations, maintaining RSVP’s, check in procedures, assisting in vendor communications, and providing high levels of customer care to guests.


Agency Tours:

  • The Development Specialist will be responsible for all administrative functions of AACI tours including RSVP management, resource scheduling, and correspondence with both tour attendees and internal resources including staff, Development Committee Members, and Board of Directors. The Development Specialist is expected to show highest level of customer care and attention to details to ensure quality tours which represent AACI well.


Program Development:

  • Maintain knowledge of annual development plan and participate in planning process.


Other duties as assigned.



  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, writing, and verbal communication skills
  • 1-2 years administrative office experience, preferably as part of a development department or in a non-profit office environment; or equivalent experience as substitute for minimum experience
  • Experience with basic fundraising concepts
  • Strong computer/internet skills, including Microsoft Office applications.
  • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge strongly preferred, experience with any donor database system a plus
  • Aptitude for working on a team and interest in Asian American communities
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience in quality control processes a plus
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Able to receive feedback and improve on productivity when indicated
  • Able to work under pressure and deliver quality products in a fast paced, dynamic work environment
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, walk, sit, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently lifts and/or moves up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.


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AACI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.



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