Director of Development Postition

Asian Aid USA is proud of all the growth it has had in the past seven years. We have reached thousands of children and their families, but our work is not complete.

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Asian Aid USA: Director of Development, Director of Leadership Gifts, Director of Philanthropy & Sponsorship

Asian Aid USA is a Christian, non-profit 501 (c) 3 established in 2001.  As an accredited supporting ministry to the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Asian Aid USA is dedicated to sharing God’s love by addressing the causes of poverty through empowering the poor and building their capabilities regardless of religion, ethnicity, political beliefs or gender.  Asian Aid transforms the lives of over 3,500 children in need through Seventh-day Adventist education and humanitarian support. Asian Aid partners with the church in the countries of Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

Reporting to and in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Development Director will spearhead the development efforts at Asian Aid USA and increase philanthropic revenue. A new position in the organization, the Director will have the opportunity to build a systematic giving program leading to growth for the organization which will provide the necessary resources for Asian Aid USA to continue transforming the lives of children.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute Asian Aid USA’s  annual fundraising plan
  • Develop strategy within the fundraising plan to build sponsorship numbers & revenue
  • Secure financial support from individuals, businesses and foundations.
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
  • Develop Ambassador Program to reach churches in North America.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.

Qualifications

  • A proven track record in successful fundraising, preferably with a CFRE
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 3-plus years of experience in development
  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills.
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
  • Knowledge of fundraising and gift tracking software and best practices

This role requires an experienced self-starter that has a proven track record in developing a successful fundraising program. The role requires travel within the United States to visit donors and international travel to field projects when required. The role is based at the Asian Aid USA corporate office in Collegedale, TN.

Please send your cover letter and resume to: support @asianaid.org or call Jim Rennie 423-910-0667 with any questions.

Kids Helping Kids

For most 11 year olds, birthdays mean cake, gifts, and lots of fun!

For Rebecca Mercado, instead it was an opportunity to raise money for Asian Aid. In December 2015 Rebecca, her mother Connie Mercado, and 19 others boarded a plane from LAX airport, in Los Angeles, to India. Rebecca was excited for her two week adventure!

Connie and Rebecca

Rebecca quickly came face-to-face with the unique beauty and culture of India. Arriving at Bobbili Blind School she was welcomed with rose petals and bouquets. At Sunrise, they greeted her with a large welcoming banner. She met so many new people, put on a Christmas program, and enjoyed playing on the same grounds as our Asian Aid children. All too quickly the trip came to a close.

Arriving back in the USA, thoughts of India lingered in her thoughts. She recalled playing outside one day and falling. It hurt because of the tiny sharp rocks. Realizing that not every child at these two schools had flip flops, she wanted to do something about that. Why should they get hurt the way she had? When her birthday party came around, she asked friends and family to bring a donation for Asian Aid instead of a gift. Held at the beach with a flip flops theme, Rebecca raised over $400 and $650 in total the weeks following her party. Now 12-years-old, Rebecca can look back with pride on the impact she made in India—280 little feet say thank you!

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We love hearing stories about kids getting involved to help out our Asian Aid children. If you have any stories to share, email info@asianaid.org.