Position Overview

The Development Director is a key senior position for the organization and would play a significant leadership role in ensuring the organization can achieve its mission and to maximize the organization’s impact. We are seeking individuals who want to utilize their transferable skills and experiences in development and communications to advance positive social change in a strong and well-established organization rooted in community.

The Development Director plays a key role in leading and implementing CAA’s annual and long term fundraising objectives and significantly contributes to long-term asset-building strategies. The position focuses on engagement with individual donors, especially growing and managing the organization’s high-value donor programs and campaigns. This position oversees all donor-related events and plays a key role in stakeholder communications. The Development Director position is an exempt position and reports to the Co-Executive Directors.

Key Responsibilities

Individual Donors 

The Development Director will work with staff leadership, board members and community members to coordinate the strategic cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of CAA’s donors with special attention to high-value donors. 

  • Lead the fall direct mail and online annual major gifts campaign. 
  • Provide administrative support and analysis for targeted outreach based on donor interest and history of giving.
  • Lead the development of donor collateral under the advisement of the Co-Executive Directors.
  • Ensure that data related to prospects and donors are recorded and tracked.  
  • Ensure systems and protocols are in place for regular and quality donor communication. 
  • Develop effective and efficient online donation platforms. 
  • Ensure donor acknowledgment and public recognition strategies are meaningful and appropriate.
  • Staff CAA Board of Director meetings and the board development committee.

Fundraising Events

  • Lead a 50th-anniversary major donor campaign to support burgeoning areas of work and to launch our endowment.
  • Lead major donors stewardship, cultivation, and appreciation events, including an annual Leadership Circle reception, other events to inform major donors about CAA programs and advocacy campaigns, and events related to CAA’s annual fundraising campaigns.
  • Lead CAA’s planned giving program with member engagement and cultivation events.
  • Lead CAA board and staff to organize the annual Celebration of Justice dinner.


  • Develop and implement annual plans to keep CAA’s supporters informed through print, electronic and social media.  
  • Contribute development related content to the organizational e-newsletter and special news.
  • Lead the production of 18-month impact report and other development-related collateral.

Institutional Fundraising

  • Support foundation fundraising including proposal development and grant reporting when needed.


  • Commitment to the mission, values, and aspirations of CAA.
  • Minimum four years of increasing responsibility in administration and development and experience communications a plus.
  • Proven track record in leading successful projects or events.
  • Experience in managing external relations.
  • Strong verbal and written communications.
  • Proven ability to work in a dynamic team and build working partnerships. 
  • Ability to share leadership and build consensus and can take initiative when called upon.
  • Experience and cultural competence working in the API community in a social justice context. 
  • Strategic understanding of social change and progressive movements backed by direct operational experience with grassroots efforts.
  • Ability to work on weekends and evenings when needed.

How to Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment[at]caasf[dot]org. In the subject line, please write “ Development Director.”

CAA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and immigrants are encouraged to apply. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.