Chinese Progressive Association

Chinese Progressive Association

Development & Communications Coordinator

Based in San Francisco, CA

Organizational Description:
Founded in 1972, the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) is a grassroots membership-based organization that empowers the Chinese community in San Francisco and promotes justice and equality for all people. CPA’s campaigns and programs improve the living and working conditions of working-class immigrants and give ordinary community members a stronger voice in the decision-making processes that affect them. Our core strategies are community education and organizing, leadership development and alliance building.

Position Overview:
The Development Coordinator supports the organization’s resource development and external communications work. This position reports to the Associate Director.

Development & Communications (65%)

  • Assist with the development of grassroots fundraising plans
  • Assist with evaluating fundraising efforts and addressing organizational issues to help support fundraising, including donor cultivation
  • Develop and maintain fundraising information management systems
  • Develop and maintain tracking of donations and donors
  • Develop and coordinate grassroots fundraising projects
  • Develop and coordinate special events and functions for audiences ranging from 15-20 to 300-600 guests.
  • Create key external communication documents including brochures, newsletters and information packets
  • Update and maintain CPA’s website and social media channels
  • Compile and showcase press hits in the media
  • Coordinate and facilitate grassroots fundraising trainings/development with staff, board and volunteers

Administrative Coordination (20%)

  • Assist Associate Director as needed on administrative projects (including research, creation of organizational materials, etc.)

Organizational Support (15%)

  • Support other CPA campaigns, programs and organization-wide activities as needed


  • Commitment to social, economic and environmental justice, bottom-up social change and building social movements
  • Strong organizational and writing skills
  • Ability to manage and design organizational systems needed to track and manage files, deadlines, and relationships
  • Finds joy in gathering and sharing stories to build understanding and excitement of CPA's work and community members
  • Good computer skills including strong proficiency in database, desktop, publishing and website content management programs. Familiarity with Powerbase, Google Drive/Suite, Dropbox is a plus
  • Design and layout experience preferred
  • Previous related experience preferred
  • Bilingual in English and Cantonese and/or Mandarin preferred

Employment Terms:
Full-time, non-exempt

Salary and Benefits:
$40,000 - $48,000 per year with benefits.

How to Apply
Submit résumé, cover letter and writing sample (combined in one PDF), and submit three references. Open until filled. Applications due on October 31st. Please apply at this link: https://cpasf.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=52.

Chinese Progressive Association is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, immigrants, youth, LGBT and differently-abled people are encouraged to apply.

Pursuant of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

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