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Development Director

Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project
New York, United States
$80,000.00 - $120,000.00
Closing date
Oct 15, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Membership, Planned Giving, Prospect Research, Special Events
Advocacy, Legal Services, Social Services, Technology
Salary Band
$90,000 - $119,999
Employment Type
Full Time
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Help ASAP expand our fundraising efforts at a time of immense growth and opportunity! We are looking for an excellent project manager with strong attention to detail and follow-through to join our team as ASAP’s first Development Director. The Development Director will supervise a full-time Development Associate/Grant Writer and work closely with ASAP’s Co-Executive Directors.

About ASAP

The Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP) is the largest membership organization of asylum seekers in the United States, with over 170,000 members from more than 150 countries. Thousands more asylum seekers become ASAP members each week, joining a collective effort to build a United States that welcomes individuals fleeing violence. For more information, visit our website at

ASAP currently has a staff of 20 and a budget of $3.2 million. We have nearly doubled in size each year since our founding in 2015 and expect to continue on a pace of rapid growth.


Remote workplace, location flexible in the United States.


  • Lead ASAP’s efforts to raise at least $3.2 million per year from diverse sources, including private foundations, individuals, and companies.
  • Coordinate grant applications and reporting.
  • Make and execute donor stewardship plans.
  • Identify and cultivate new fundraising prospects.
  • Run online giving campaigns and events.
  • Ensure that accurate and comprehensive records are maintained, including through a donor database.
  • Manage ASAP’s overall fundraising program, supervising a full-time Development Associate/Grant Writer and supporting the Executive Team.
  • Work collaboratively with the Executive Team to set and achieve goals, helping the organization be sustainable and responsive to new opportunities.


  • 3+ years of prior project management and/or fundraising experience.
  • Exceptional logistical skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to balance multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Creative and strategic problem solver.
  • Thrive in a startup environment.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Comfort with technology.
  • Passion for ASAP’s mission.

Salary & Benefits

The salary range for this position is $80,000-$120,000, commensurate with qualifications. The higher end of the salary range would be available to candidates with prior successful experience raising a $3+ million budget. ASAP offers an excellent benefits package including health insurance coverage at no cost, 401K matching, generous paid vacation, personal, and sick days, and paid parental leave.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply at this link. The position will be open until it is filled. If you have questions, please email

ASAP is an equal opportunity employer. ASAP strongly encourages asylum seekers, immigrants, Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color (BIPOC), Latinx people, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, women, first-generation college students/professionals, and all marginalized individuals to apply, and recognizes the unique and valuable skills that such applicants can bring to this work.

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