South Asian Network (SAN)

Development Associate

Employment type
3 months ago
Los Angeles

About the South Asian Network (SAN):
SAN is a 29-year-old grassroots, community-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the health, well-being, and civil rights of South Asians living in Southern California. It is one of the only South Asian organizations of its kind, providing outreach, direct services, and advocacy in three key areas: health and well-being, civic engagement, and gender-based violence. SAN embraces the diversity of the South Asian American community and builds unity among South Asian immigrants in Southern California. SAN also strives to build alliances among the South Asian community, other immigrant communities, and communities of color in order to advance a shared progressive agenda for Southern California.

The SAN team is composed of highly dedicated, resourceful, accomplished and diverse individuals who are passionate about issues such social justice, empowerment, and diversity and inclusivity. While our work atmosphere is casual, we employ the utmost levels of professionalism, excellence and integrity in our work. For more information about SAN, visit

About the Development Associate role:
Type: Full Time, Non-Exempt
Under the guidance of the Executive Director, the Development Associate will strengthen relationships and the financial sustainability of SAN through the expansion of the donor base. The Development Associate will ensure that all ambassadors (Board and Staff) have what they need to be successful in their efforts to increase financial resources.


  • Help our donors and prospects accomplish their philanthropic goals and ambitions through a relationship with SAN.
  • Participate in the creation and implementation of a comprehensive relationship-building and an income-generating plan that includes:
    • A stewardship program with an individualized approach to communications
    • An annual fund program that includes appeals
    • A major gifts program
    • Fundraising events
    • Annual reports for SAN
  • Identify and qualify potential major donors – individuals, corporations and foundations; cultivate relationships; solicit and maintain on-going communications.
  • Support new fundraising initiative in targeted communities, stewarding support from individuals, foundations and corporations.
  • Create a thorough donor profile and relationship-building plan for the Executive Director and Board of Directors to cultivate prospects, acquire donors and close gifts.
  • Conduct prospect research, donor communications, acknowledgment, solicitation and recognition.
  • Research grant opportunities, cultivate relationships with grant makers and coordinate grant proposals for capital and exhibit projects.
  • Demonstrate support of SAN’s mission, management and Board of Directors.
  • Perform any other required duties as requested by the Executive Director.



  • In an eight-hour workday, the employee must be able to bend and crouch occasionally, sit continuously and stand or walk frequently.



  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Comfort and competence in working both independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong computer skills including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and data management.
  • Excellent (oral and written) communication, management, and organization skills.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Valid California driver’s license, insurance, and automobile that may be used during working hours.
  • Ability to support the mission and philosophy of the South Asian Network.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and experience in fundraising techniques.
  • Public relations experience.
  • Demonstrated ability in technology use and database management.
  • Nonprofit experience.
  • Experience working with the South Asian community.
  • Language proficiency in one or more South Asian languages.
To apply

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume with salary expectations, and non-academic writing sample to: [email protected] Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

The South Asian Network is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.