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Development Associate
Japanese American National Museum

Los Angeles, CA

Development Associate

Full-Time/ Non-Exempt

An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and AAM accredited, the Japanese American National Museum ( is recognized as one of the nation’s premier cultural museums. The National Museum is located adjacent to the Metro Gold Line in the Little Tokyo/Arts district in downtown Los Angeles, a neighborhood that has experienced an exciting revitalization with diverse new restaurants, shops, luxury apartments, and nightlife.

The Development Associate provides general fundraising support to the Development Department.  The Development Associate coordinates fundraising, annual fund, sponsorship initiatives and events, and membership campaigns. The Development Associate conducts development research and drafts collateral materials.  S/he administers correspondence with individual donors including members and maintains Altru (donor) databases, and provides statistical reports on developmental and membership activities.

Bachelor’s degree preferred; at least 2 years customer service experience and basic knowledge of development functions. Nonprofit, museum, or academic institution experience is beneficial. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, accuracy to complete tasks in a timely manner is essential. Exercise good judgement in working with internal and external constituencies. Demonstrate commitment and flexibility at all times in order to ensure high quality service. Previous experience working with volunteers a plus. Knowledge of Japanese surnames and Japanese American history and culture a plus. Must be able to provide courteous and effective service to co-workers, volunteers and the general public. Requires some weekend and evening hours to support National Museum functions. Proficiency using MS Office is required, experience with Altru and Gmail preferred. Visit for application form. EOE. 

Benefits: Medical, Dental, group vision, ERISA 403(b), FSA, 12 paid holidays, sick and vacation time; on-site parking, discounts in museum store and Chado tea room.

Submit: Cover Letter, application and resume with salary history & references

Japanese American National Museum

Attn: Human Resources, 

Re: Development Associate

100 N. Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012


Fax (213) 830-5673 

No Phone Calls Please

Deadline: 12-19-2017

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