Job Opportunities

OPEN POSITIONS

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
JOB DESCRIPTION

The Center for Asian American Media is a nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. CAAM’s program areas include producing the largest Asian American film festival in the country, distributing Asian American titles to educational institutions, funding documentaries, producing original works, and increasing diversity of programs on public television.

The Director of Development is responsible for fundraising and strategic communications for CAAM. Our diverse constituency includes individuals, governmental agencies, private foundations, corporate sponsors, small businesses, and other supporters. This management position leads the organization’s development efforts and manages a staff of two.

The ideal candidate is an experienced fundraising professional who has a passion for Asian American media, is highly motivated and resourceful, and brings a sense of creativity and adaptability. The position requires strong management, oral and written communications skills, as well as a breadth of knowledge and experience in the range of development work.

Salary commensurate with experience. The position is full-time, exempt, salaried, and includes excellent benefits.

Responsibilities and duties include but are limited to:

  • Lead the creation and implementation of fundraising plan with the Executive Director, development and administrative staff, and Board Development Committee
  • Management and oversight of major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, corporate support, special events and capital campaigns
  • Management and oversight of grant seeking and grant writing efforts
  • Support Executive Director in securing financial resources necessary for the organization
  • Identify and steward relationships with foundations, corporations, and individuals
  • Manage and track relationships with all donors and prospects
  • Develop organization-wide communications protocols, processes, messages, and materials
  • Oversee creation of marketing materials and coordinate external messages to funders, community partners, corporate sponsors, individual donors, and the general public
  • Hire, train, and supervise development staff
  • Provide support to the Board to fulfill its development goals
  • Helps manage annual Board retreat and quarterly Board meetings
  • Act as host of CAAM fundraising and special events
  • Attend and research local and national events to cultivate relationships with stakeholders and community partners as directed by Executive Director

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • At least five years of experience in development for nonprofits
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising, with the ability to think strategically while executing tactically within resource constraints
  • Ability to cultivate meaningful relationships with a broad range of funders and supporters
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to prioritize and work with multiple deadlines
  • Strong managerial skills, particularly in supervision and building effective teams
  • Capacity to take initiative, build consensus and to work effectively cross-departmentally
  • Working knowledge of communications and marketing strategies
  • Understanding of Asian American communities and media arts field a plus

BENEFITS
Health, dental and vision and life insurance benefits provided. Optional participation in company 401k, FSA and commuter benefits.

JOB TYPE
Full-time, exempt

It is the policy of CAAM to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter via email to jobs [at] caamedia [dot] org with “Development Director” in the subject line. No phone calls.

EVENTS PRODUCTION MANAGER

Events Production Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Events Production Manager is an integral member of the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) staff and is responsible for the coordination and execution of year-round public events, including our CAAMFest film, music and food festival in May. The position reports directly to Festival and Exhibitions Director and works closely with the entire CAAM staff.

This position is at the core of all programs involving in-person public attendance for the organization, including screenings, concerts, panels, food events, fundraisers, seminars, meetings, media industry gatherings and other development related events. General duties include events planning, staffing, execution and management.

This position also involves external communication with community partners in the Bay Area and across the U.S. including foundations, community organizations, governmental bodies, educational institutions, event sponsors and other event stakeholders.

Salary commensurate with experience. The position is full-time, exempt, salaried, and includes excellent benefits.

Responsibilities and duties include but are limited to:

  • In conjunction with CAAM leadership, plan event presentation from start to finish according to program and organizational requirements, target audience and objectives
  • Maintain and coordinate master and project event timelines and schedules throughout the year, and especially during the CAAMFest itself
  • Prepare and implement suggestions to enhance the event’s success
  • Prepare event budgets and ensure budget adherence in conjunction with finance and other department heads
  • Source and negotiate with vendors, contractors and suppliers
  • Manage hiring of event personnel (contractors, seasonal staff, vendors etc.)
  • Supervise all event staff (contractors, seasonal staff, vendors etc.)
  • Serve as CAAM liaison to event participants to track incoming materials including contracts, stipend requests, exhibition formats and riders
  • Coordinate all event operations
  • Approve all aspects of event logistics before the day of the event
  • Ensure events are completed smoothly and step up to resolve any problems that might occur
  • Assist in analysis of event success and preparation of reports
  • Supervise event staff, interns and volunteers in the execution of all above-mentioned tasks
  • Support promotional activities for the event in conjunction with marketing staff
  • Assist CAAM staff to research and build community partnerships
  • Record-keeping and updating filing systems

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven project management skills and experience
  • Detail-oriented, team-player, and able to work under multiple deadlines
  • Experience supervising staff positions
  • Fluency in Mac-based applications including MS Office, Filemaker Pro, Adobe Suite and Word Press
  • Knowledge of Bay Area Asian American communities and organizations a plus
  • Experience in graphic design, marketing, website development, and/or public relations a plus
  • Film festival experience a plus

BENEFITS
Health, dental and vision and life insurance benefits provided. Optional participation in company 401k, FSA and commuter benefits.

JOB TYPE
Full-time, exempt

It is the policy of CAAM to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter via email to jobs [at] caamedia [dot] org with “Events Production Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls.