Director Of Development
The Council of Korean Americans (CKA) seeks a full-time Development Director to lead our organization's fundraising efforts. This person will implement CKA's national development strategy to identify, cultivate and solicit donors and prospects, forge partnerships with corporations and foundations, as well as work with the Board of Directors and CKA Members to advance CKA's mission of advancing Korean American leadership.The Development Director will be responsible for leading CKA's primary fundraising activities, including our major gifts program, annual fund, and special events, in close coordination with the Executive Director and the Board Committee on Development. Applicants do not have to speak Korean or be based in Washington, DC.This is a unique opportunity to help strengthen Korean American and Asian American visibility and influence in the United States by engaging donors who are committed to creating change.ResponsibilitiesImplementing CKA's annual fundraising planDeveloping and maintaining ongoing relationships with major donorsIdentifying, cultivating and engaging prospective donors and prospectsOverseeing our grants program, including corporate and foundation proposals and reportingDirecting our annual fund program, including mailings and digital outreachAs part of the senior leadership of CKA, advising the Executive Director on organizational strategy and priority setting as it pertains to fundraisingManaging all aspects of CKA's special events, including public conferences and cultivation events around the countryServing as staff liaison to CKA's Development CommitteeOverseeing our fund database and gift tracking systemsQualificationsThe ideal candidate will have at least 7 years of progressively responsible development experience with a proven fundraising track record; experience developing and maintaining productive working relationships with board members and donors; familiarity with donor databases; and be a strong email, phone, and in-person communicator. S/he must be able to prioritize projects and tasks effectively, work independently as well as collaboratively, take initiative, demonstrate resourcefulness, and respond flexibly to changing demands in a dynamic work environment.The ideal candidate will have a chance to work with leaders from various sectors and from around the country and be a part of strengthening the Korean American community. As part of a small but growing staff team, s/he will be an active contributor to the strategic direction and vision of CKA.Education and ExperienceBachelor's degree in a related fieldAt least seven years of development or related experience Ability to travel and work on weekends and evenings a mustExperience in donor relations, plus familiarity with customer/donor relationship management softwareSkills and CommitmentExcellent communication skills, including writing and speakingExcellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate effectively to senior professionalsMust be organized, detail-oriented, and have the ability to work in team settings as well as individuallyMust be able to juggle multiple projects, prioritize activities, and meet deadlinesMust be willing to travel several times per yearCompensationCommensurate with experience. Minimum salary of $90,000 plus two weeks of paid vacation, all federal holidays, full health/dental/vision insurance coverage, match on company-sponsored retirement plan, and commuting benefits will be provided to the successful candidate having at least 7 years of progressively responsible development experience.Application InstructionsPlease submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two professional references in one PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org. Use CKA Development Director Application - [NAME] in the subject line.DeadlineOpen until filled. Preferred start date September 1, 2019.About the Council of Korean AmericansThe Council of Korean Americans (CKA) is the leading independent, nonpartisan, national voice for Korean Americans. We are dedicated to providing leadership on issues critical to our community and preparing the next generation of Korean Americans to lead the society they will inherit. Founded in 2011, CKA has demonstrated impact on national issues by educating and activating Korean Americans through leadership development, coalition-building and education. CKA members are high-profile Korean Americans in finance, law, medicine, business, entertainment, military and public service. For more information about CKA, please visit is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.