Development Assistant

East West Players

Los Angeles

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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