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Strategic Partnerships Manager

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, exempt position with excellent benefits

Workers Comp classification: 8742


The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is a national, mission driven organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. CAAM is the premier provider of Asian American content — funding, producing, distributing, and exhibiting works in film, television, and digital media.

CAAM is seeking a talented Strategic Partnerships Manager with strong fundraising experience, including sponsorship solicitation and the ability to develop and nurture relationships with corporations, grantmaking agencies, individuals, and in-kind donors. The ideal candidate is passionate about Asian American media with a proven track record of initiating and sustaining corporate relations, sponsorships, and philanthropic partnerships.

The position requires strong organizational and networking skills, the ability to work on various projects and events simultaneously, and a strong eye for detail.


  • Formulate (with management team) year-round sponsorship and marketing opportunities that bring the most benefit and visibility to CAAM and expand our network and impact
  • In partnership with the Executive Director and Director of Development, develop and implement a broad annual fundraising strategy
  • Work with Director of Development and program directors to identify, research, and solicit potential corporate sponsorship and individual giving opportunities for restricted online, public television, festival, film exhibition, and other programs and special projects
  • Maintain a portfolio of corporations, grantmaking agencies, individuals, and in-kind donors with the capacity to give below $25,000
  • Prepare proposals and negotiate sponsorship arrangements
  • Research, solicit, and correspond with in-kind donors, and coordinate delivery of in-kind donations
  • Obtain written contracts and implement all sponsor and donor benefits, including logo recognition and advertising in print, online, event, in-theater, and media materials
  • Manage delivery of all sponsor and donor-related hospitality, including tickets, passes, invitations, and special theater seating requirements
  • Manage placement of sponsor and donor materials and products
  • Develop sponsorship and event-related collateral and copy
  • Coordinate and ensure post-event sponsor and partner acknowledgment and stewardship
  • Work with partners and staff to gather and synthesize audience/demographic, marketing, and other related data and statistics for sponsorship and other development materials
  • Collaborate with Membership Manager on the implementation of a Circle program for major donors
  • Manage community relations, as assigned
  • Assist with the design of a series of high special events such as galas, fundraisers, and receptions
  • Supervise development interns and seasonal sponsorship staff as necessary
  • Develop and maintain accurate sponsorship database and files
  • Other development duties as assigned

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
  • Excellent management, communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Excellent fundraising skills with minimum of 3 years of experience and demonstrated success
  • Progressive fundraising experience, employing a wide array of strategies to support a diverse suite of programs (event fundraising, corporate and community sponsorships and individual donors)
  • Strong organizational and writing skills, attention to detail and ability to multi-task under multiple deadlines
  • Able to exercise good judgment, work independently and maintain confidentiality of donor information
  • Ability to cultivate meaningful relationships with funders and partner organizations
  • Capacity to take initiative and to work effectively cross-departmentally
  • Ability to work with diverse constituents
  • Professionalism, can-do attitude and ability to work well with others
  • Computer savvy and fluency in a Mac OS platform and a variety of programs such as MS Office Suite, Filemaker Pro, DonorPerfect, and other CRM software. Supervisorial experience preferred.
  • Adobe Creative Suite and CMS experience a plus

Supervisor: Director of Development

Salary based on experience

TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter (in PDF format) to Director of Development Frances Pomperada via email to with “STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling deadline through Monday, January 27, 2020. No phone calls. Check for additional information.

CAAM is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, citizenship status, disability status of an otherwise qualified individual, membership or application for membership in an uniformed service, or membership in any other class protected by applicable law. Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to complete the application and/or interview process should notify the Director of Administration. For more information, visit:


Operations Manager

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: February 3 ­– June 6, 2020, full-time
Exempt, temporary, no benefits


The Operations Manager, under the direction of the Events Production Manager, is responsible for coordinating and managing logistical and day-to-day operations necessary for CAAMFest (formerly the San Francisco Asian American Film Festival), which takes place May 14-24, 2020.

In preparation for the Festival, the Operations Manager will hire and supervise a team of technical and operational staff, including projectionists, theater directors and house/venue managers.  The Operations Manager will work with Festival staff and theater staff to ensure smooth coordination of Festival venues including office and equipment rental set-up.  Additional responsibilities include assistance with all other aspects of festival preparation, such as special event coordination and volunteer/intern management.

During Festival, the Operations Manager will work with projectionists to ensure that all equipment is tested and ready for screenings.  This position will also manage theater directors and house/venue Managers to coordinate details of venue operations and ensure that all shows and events are executed in a timely and orderly manner.


  • Assess needs and create plans and timelines for smooth operations of the Festival
  • Coordinate technical details with projectionists, print traffic, theater house managers, and tech managers for screenings and live events
  • Determine staffing and volunteer needs for festival operations
  • Conduct trainings and venue orientations for volunteers
  • Work with the CAAM marketing team to determine on-site signage needs and festival badge needs
  • Manage the houses and lobby areas of CAAMFest venues and ensure screenings are kept on schedule
  • Develop and facilitate clear communication channels and decision-making procedures in theaters
  • Coordinate volunteer assignments and house management with Volunteer Coordinator
  • Arrange for microphones, stands, chairs, podiums, etc. for events, screenings, and panels
  • Act as liaison with theater management at all venues to ensure smooth operation
  • Facilitate office and rental equipment set-up and close-out at festival venues
  • Orchestrate set-up and breakdown of CAAMFest presence from theaters (signage, furniture, materials, merchandise, etc.)


  • Experience in theater, festival, or event management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to communicate effectively and work under multiple deadlines
  • Fluency in Mac-based applications such as MS Office and Filemaker Pro, as well as Google drive applications
  • Detail oriented and a team player
  • Knowledge of Asian American community and arts preferred
  • Film production or exhibition experience preferred

PAY: $4,160 per month at full-time

Please send a resume and a cover letter (in PDF format) to with “Operations Manager” in the subject line.

NOTE: Early applications encouraged.  Other seasonal positions available.  Please check website for details:


Volunteer Coordinator

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: March 9 – June 5, 2020, full-time
Non-exempt, temporary, no benefits


The Volunteer Coordinator, under the direction of the Events Production Manager, is responsible for recruiting, selecting, and managing all volunteer personnel for CAAMFest (formerly the San Francisco Asian American Film Festival), which takes place May 14-24, 2020. The Volunteer Coordinator schedules and places all personnel at festival venues to assist in such areas as: theater operations, merchandise sales, administration, membership solicitation, hospitality/guest services, and ticketing.  The coordinator will also work directly with Special Events personnel to staff Festival receptions and events.


  • Outreach to and recruitment for prospective volunteers and volunteer captains
  • Schedule and orient approximately 300 volunteers
  • Compile and manage volunteer database
  • Communicate consistently with volunteers through online scheduling and messaging system
  • Convene informational meetings and training sessions for volunteers
  • Produce volunteer handbook and informational materials
  • Schedule and confirm volunteer assignments for all Festival events and areas including but not limited to Opening and Closing Night galas, receptions, screenings, guest lounge, and theater lobby
  • Handle logistics for volunteers including ID badges, volunteer t-shirts, orientation, etc.
  • Manage audience survey collection
  • Work closely with Special Events personnel to arrange Festival drivers
  • Coordinate appreciation party for Festival volunteers
  • Maintain accurate documentation and update information in job manual


  • Excellent communication and volunteer management skills
  • Ability to motivate, delegate and supervise effectively
  • Organized and comfortable with public speaking
  • Self-starter who excels at diving in and getting things done
  • Comfortable working with online volunteer management software
  • Fluency in Mac-based applications including MS Office and Filemaker Pro, as well as Google drive applications
  • Experience as an event planner and/or volunteer coordinator preferred
  • Knowledge of Asian American community, organizations, and arts preferred

PAY: $18 per hour at full-time


Please send a resume and a cover letter (in PDF format) to with “Volunteer Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls. Check for additional information.

NOTE: Early applications encouraged.  Other seasonal positions available.  Please check website for details: