Kundiman Development Manager Job Description

Title:  Development Manager

Reports to: Executive Director

Pay Rate:  $50,000–$55,000, depending upon experience

$850 monthly healthcare stipend

30 days paid time off, plus holidays

Kundiman is in search of a Development Manager who is self-directed, takes initiative, and is able to work collaboratively, as well as independently. The Development Manager connects Kundiman to individual and institutional supporters, which is vital to the sustainability of Kundiman’s mission. Candidates must be based in the New York City area and will report to the Executive Director. This position will be conducted remotely, but will require in-person presence at the Benefit and at cultivation events when it’s safe to gather in person. Kundiman is an organization dedicated to nurturing generations of writers and readers of Asian American literature.


  • Plan, coordinate, and implement Kundiman’s individual fundraising plan, which includes three fundraising campaigns annually.
  • Organize and oversee all aspects of donor events, including the annual benefit, cultivation events, and Patron Circle Cocktails.
  • Draft and send out development copy and other communications via social media and e-blast.
  • Organize, pull reports from, and update Kindful, our donor database.
  • Create donor materials, including personalized thank you letters.
  • Manage the distribution of scholarships for funded scholarship programs.
  • Assist at annual conferences and festivals, including AWP, AAAS, and Brooklyn Book Festival.
  • Oversee the work of Development staff.
  • Any reasonable tasks asked by Kundiman.


  • Exceptional writing ability, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Highly organized with attention to detail, and the ability to be a self-starter and to manage multiple projects
  • At least two to three years of experience in nonprofit fundraising.
  • Communications experience with focus on website, social media, e-blast, and design skills
  • Commitment to the arts, social justice, and Asian American community.