NAPAWF - National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum

National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum

Development Associate

Based in Washington DC

Title: Development Associate
Reports to: Development Manager
Salary: $45,000 - $50,000
Work Schedule: Full Time
Location: Washington DC
Deadline to apply: Rolling until filled
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National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF) is the only organization focused on building power with AAPI women and girls to influence critical decisions that affect our lives, our families and our communities. Using a reproductive justice framework, we elevate AAPI women and girls to impact policy and drive systemic change in the United States.

NAPAWF was founded in 1996 to realize the vision of 100 AAPI women who recognized the need for an organization that would amplify AAPI women’s stories and experiences. Being seen and heard in the public narrative gives us the power to shape the policy and cultural change needed to gain agency over our lives, families, and communities. Today, we are mobilizing and building power in cities across the United States to create social, political, and economic change for AAPI women and girls. We also show up in solidarity for other women of color who are experiencing injustice and harms of oppression and marginalization.

Our work is focused in the following strategies:

  • Policy and Structural Change
  • Organizing and Civic Engagement
  • Legal Advocacy and Judicial Strategy
  • We use the Reproductive Justice lens to intersectionally address three core issues:
  • Reproductive Rights and Health
  • Economic Justice
  • Immigration and Racial Justice

This position is for someone who is passionate about movement building and advocacy to build power for AAPI women and girls. The Development Associate will provide administrative support to the development work of NAPAWF.

Reporting to the Development Manager, the Development Associate will support fundraising initiatives, including the individual donors, major gifts, foundations, corporations, and digital giving programs. Responsibilities of the Development Associate position span administrative duties such as data entry, managing the CRM, sending donor acknowledgements, and assisting with tracking timelines for grant proposals and reports. The Development Associate works collaboratively with NAPAWF staff and stakeholders to ensure NAPAWF has the resources necessary to support the work.

Specifically, the Development Associate will have the following duties:

  • Assist in management of database activities related to fundraising, including creating forms and reports, training, data entry, and compliance around data quality to ensure proper input and useful output of data, coordinating with the Data Manager as needed.
  • Help track NAPAWF’s fundraising progress, including amount raised overall as well as segmented by campaign, donation amounts, and donor history.
  • Process donations by recording data and printing and mailing acknowledgement letters in a timely manner.
  • Codes and revenue, and completes regular, timely and accurate reconciliation.
  • Coordinates between development and operations staff to ensure revenue is received and recorded.
  • Enters details about new donors, meetings held, corporate partnerships, and foundation grant details and other revenue sources into the database.
  • Maintain master calendar of events and deliverables based on the goals of the Development department.
  • Support Development Manager and Grant writing consultants in maintaining grant record-keeping, including ensuring that grant materials are submitted to funders in the right place and time and that materials are saved in our own organizational records.
  • Support Development Manager and Grant writing consultants in planning and coordinating timelines for grant proposals and reports, including internal writing deadlines and submission deadlines.
  • Provide logistical support for fundraising events, including creating and maintaining guest lists and RSVP lists.
  • Communicate with vendors and contractors for merchandise and print mailings.
  • Follow up with funders, corporate partners, and donors on pledges with invoice creation and ensuring that pledges are received.
  • Updating the grants list as well as cash flows spreadsheet per month when funds are received and new grants are awarded.
  • Ensure that merchandise orders are fulfilled and track inventory.
  • Participate in staff calls/meetings.
  • Other administrative duties as required.


  • Values fit: Commitment to the issues of AAPI and/or immigrant women and girls, health, social justice and human rights.
  • Strategic Problem Solver: Is known to offer suggestions and brainstorm ideas with team members. Approaches the work with a problem-solving lens, focusing energy on finding solutions rather than exasperating problems. Considers the task at hand or moment in time in view of the larger context, systems and/or issues.
  • Self-driven work ethic and resilience: Exhibits ownership over goals and projects. Punctual, takes initiative, and is a self-starter. Isn’t afraid to ask for help when feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Flexible and able to adapt to shifting priorities under pressure.
  • Highly Organized, motivated and detail oriented: Manages a high volume of work with efficiency: Has, or can create, a system for keeping tasks from slipping through the cracks. Able to juggle competing demands and prioritize without sacrificing quality. Pays attention to details: notices and fixes errors that others might overlook. Acknowledges mistakes and turns them into learning opportunities. Has a track record of leaving things better than they found them.
  • Leads and motivates others to action: Can Motivates & inspires others to take action. Knows when/how to delegate; holds the team and themselves accountable to meeting goals through a mix of inspiration and urgency.
  • Works independently and manages up effectively: Capable of managing up and bringing key issues to direct supervisor’s attention. Clear on when to notify and when to handle. Knows when to delegate. Able to adjust to a changing workplace with colleagues in multiple locations. Commitment to the mission, values, aspirations of the organization.
  • Demonstrated success in maintaining detailed records, managing databases, and managing multiple competing demands.
  • Proficiency with data entry, running complex queries, and sorting and filtering data.
  • Prior experience with development work.
  • Experience with database management (particularly EveryAction or a similar CRM database).

The salary for this position is $45,000-$50,000 commensurate with experience. A highly competitive benefits package includes a 401(k) plan, medical, dental, and vision insurance. NAPAWF's medical plan is covered by NAPAWF at 100% for employees and dependents with no out of pocket costs, including prescription drugs costs. Qualified dependents may also be covered. NAPAWF also offers full-time employees 15 days of vacation in the first year, sick leave, flexible spending program options and personal/family leave as well as paid vacation between December 25th and January 2nd of each year.

This position is based in an office setting and requires regularly being able to sit or stand and perform computer based work, occasional lifting and travel may be required. The Development Associate will need to have access to a reliable vehicle to run business errands.

NAPAWF is committed to public health, and to the safety and well being of our colleagues and visitors. As such we have adopted a policy requiring all employees to receive all recommended COVID-19 vaccines and boosters or to apply for and receive an exemption.

NAPAWF is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related) or conditions Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions (ARC). Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.

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