Development Assistant

East West Players

Los Angeles, CA

Program/Department: Administration

Direct Report: Development Manager

Classification: Part Time/Hourly/Not Benefits Eligible

Hours: 10-12 hours/week

East West Players (EWP) is a non-profit organization with a mission of producing artistic works and educational programs that foster dialogue exploring Asian Pacific experiences.

EWP seeks a passionate and mature candidate with a roll-up-your-sleeves attitude to assist in growing the organization’s capacity. The Development Assistant will join a team of committed arts leaders to support the Development Department in the areas of grant writing and grant research, donor relations & cultivation, and special events. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 Grant Writing, Reporting, and Research

  • Work with the Development Manager to meet grant application and reporting deadlines as outlined in the fundraising calendar.
  • Conduct necessary in-house, online, and general research to complete grants.
  • Report grant activities as designated by individual grant agreements to meet all specified deadlines.
  • Research and identify new grant opportunities.

Individual Donor Program

  • Work with the Development Manager increasing individual donor contributions from season brochure donor campaign, end of year campaign and the Beulah Quo and Edwin Kwoh Scholarship for Theatre Education.
  • Implement donor cultivation activities, develop donor newsletter, and assist with special events.


  • Assist in maintaining fundraising calendar and grant files
  • Assist in processing individual gifts and acknowledgement letters, as requested.
  • Attend staff and event committee meetings, as requested.
  • Complete other administrative duties as assigned by the Development Manager.


  • Must have excellent speaking and writing skills.
  • Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel.
  • Demonstrated interest/knowledge regarding the Asian Pacific American and/or theatre communities.
  • Demonstrated interest/passion regarding diversity issues, arts advocacy and social justice.
  • Experience with SalesForce or similar CRM database preferred
  • 1-2 years experience working in nonprofit development, fundraising, or the arts preferred
  • B.A. in English, Humanities, Asian American or Ethnic Studies, Liberal Arts, Theatre, or similar fields preferred.



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