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DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
JOB DESCRIPTION

The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. CAAM’s program areas include producing the largest Asian American film festival in the country, distributing Asian American titles to educational institutions, funding documentaries, producing original works, and increasing diversity of programs on public television.

The Director of Development is responsible for fundraising and strategic communications for CAAM. Our diverse constituency includes individuals, governmental agencies, private foundations, corporate sponsors, small businesses, and other supporters. This management position leads the organization’s development efforts and manages a staff of two.

The ideal candidate is an experienced fundraising professional who has a passion for Asian American media, is highly motivated and resourceful, and brings a sense of creativity and adaptability. The position requires strong management, oral and written communications skills, as well as a breadth of knowledge and experience in the range of development work.

Salary commensurate with experience. The position is full-time, exempt, salaried, and includes excellent benefits.

Responsibilities and duties include but are limited to:

  • Lead the creation and implementation of fundraising plan with the Executive Director, development and administrative staff, and Board Development Committee
  • Management and oversight of major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, corporate support, special events and capital campaigns
  • Management and oversight of grant seeking and grant writing efforts
  • Support Executive Director in securing financial resources necessary for the organization
  • Identify and steward relationships with foundations, corporations, and individuals
  • Manage and track relationships with all donors and prospects
  • Develop organization-wide communications protocols, processes, messages, and materials
  • Oversee creation of marketing materials and coordinate external messages to funders, community partners, corporate sponsors, individual donors, and the general public
  • Hire, train, and supervise development staff
  • Provide support to the Board to fulfill its development goals
  • Helps manage annual Board retreat and quarterly Board meetings
  • Act as host of CAAM fundraising and special events
  • Attend and research local and national events to cultivate relationships with stakeholders and community partners as directed by Executive Director

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • At least five years of experience in development for non-profits
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising, with the ability to think strategically while executing tactically within resource constraints
  • Ability to cultivate meaningful relationships with a broad range of funders and supporters
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to prioritize and work with multiple deadlines
  • Strong managerial skills, particularly in supervision and building effective teams
  • Capacity to take initiative, build consensus and to work effectively cross-departmentally
  • Working knowledge of communications and marketing strategies
  • Understanding of Asian American communities and media arts field a plus

BENEFITS
Health, dental and vision and life insurance benefits provided. Optional participation in company 401k, FSA and commuter benefits

JOB TYPE
Full-time, exempt

It is the policy of CAAM to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter via email to jobs@caamedia.org with “Development Director” in the subject line. No phone calls. Check CAAMedia.org for additional information.

FESTIVAL PUBLIC RELATIONS COORDINATOR (CONTRACT)

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: February 1 – June 8, 2018, full-time. Exempt, temporary, no benefits.

PAY: $2,600 per month at full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Public Relations Coordinator will be in charge of all day-to-day administrative publicity activities for CAAMFest (formerly the San Francisco Asian American Film Festival), taking place May 10–24, 2018. Reporting to the Festival Assistant Director, the coordinator will liaise with CAAM’s development and communications staff and the festival’s external public relations agency to ensure consistent and on target messaging. Primary duties include managing press materials such as video screeners, press kits, still images and press clippings, as well as providing the press with all necessary materials. In addition, the coordinator will help build CAAM’s relationship with print, TV and online outlets that cover ethnic communities and the arts.

SPECIFIC DUTIES

  • Coordinate all areas of public relations including press conferences, interviews for appropriate spokespeople and liaising with external and internal constituencies
  • Maintain and manage a screeners library for the press
  • Assemble festival press kit
  • Collect and distribute press materials for each film
  • Write press releases and listings as needed
  • Manage all press check-ins, inquiries and complimentary ticket distribution
  • Submit periodic press reports to PR agency
  • Create clippings binder
  • Assign responsibilities to interns as needed

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working in public relations
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills
  • Detail-oriented, organized and motivated.
  • Project management experience
  • Fluency in Mac-based applications including MS Office, Filemaker Pro, as well as Photoshop
  • Knowledge of Asian Pacific American communities, issues and organizations preferred

TO APPLY:Please send a cover letter, résumé, and writing sample (in PDF format) to jobs@caamedia.org with “Public Relations Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls.

 

INTERNSHIPS

DIGITAL ARCHIVES ASSISTANT INTERN

DURATION: Spring/Summer 2018

TIME COMMITMENT: 10 – 15 hours per week maximum, 3-4 months minimum with the option to stay longer if needed.

COMPENSATION: Unpaid, college credit may be available

 

DESCRIPTION:

The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is a national organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible.

CAAM seeks skilled, enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to be part of one of of our most innovative projects: Memories to Light. The ideal candidate is passionate about  filmmaking and interested in film preservation. Memories to Light is a project to collect and digitize 8mm, super 8, and 16mm home movies and to share them – and the stories they tell — to a broad public.

The candidate could be exposed to proper techniques in film-handling and scanning, film preservation and archiving, film editing, and short form filmmaking.

The intern will be introduced to Asian American history and the world of public and independent media at one of the most prestigious Asian American media arts organizations in the country. Interns will be exposed to skills and knowledge in the areas of film preservation and archiving in a professional non-profit setting. As part of the team that produces CAAM’s major events, the interns will also have the opportunity to network with CAAM’s larger family of film and media makers, industry professionals and community organizations.

You may be asked to help with the following:

  • Intern will help properly inspecting, preparing, and scanning home movies from 8mm, super 8, 16mm gauge films using our on site film scanner.
  • Input database entry for newly scanned films on Google Spreadsheet
  • Transfer files to a hard drive
  • Photograph the individual home movie reels and file the images on an external hard drive

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be able work alone for extended periods of time
  • Ability to monitor images on a computer screen as they are being scanned
  • Familiarity with PC and Mac operating systems
  • Must have excellent organizational skills
  • Since there is a learning period, a 3 month commitment and 12 hours per week minimum would be ideal

TO APPLY: Email resume and cover letter to jobs[at]caamedia[dot]org. No phone calls. Check CAAMedia.org for additional information.

FESTIVAL INTERN

DURATION: Winter/Spring 2018

TIME COMMITMENT: 10 – 15 hours per week, 3-4 months; May be asked to work some weekends leading up to and during CAAMFest 2018

COMPENSATION: Unpaid, college credit may be available

DESCRIPTION:
The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is a national organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible.

CAAM seeks skilled, enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to assist with the planning and production of CAAMFest 2018 (formerly the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival), which takes place May 10-24, 2018. The internship consists of project-oriented tasks such as event planning, marketing & public relations, database management, outreach, and clerical and archival work. These are part-time and unpaid positions. Scheduling is flexible. The internship is best suited for someone who wants to gain skills in the arenas of film programming, event planning, data management, and non-profit arts administration, with a sincere interest in Asian American and Asian media arts.

The intern will be introduced to Asian American history and the world of public and independent media at one of the most prestigious Asian American media arts organizations in the country. As part of the team that produces CAAM’s major events, the interns will also have the opportunity to network with CAAM’s larger family of film and media makers, industry professionals and community organizations.

You may be asked to help with the following:

  • Assisting with Festival screening committees
  • Help with designing marketing materials such as slide shows and event signage
  • Assisting in event, membership, and sponsor relations activities
  • Focus film research to help develop retrospective and specialized programming
  • Help maintain Festival archives and databases
  • Developing articles and blogs for Festival website
  • Outreach to domestic and international film schools.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Detail-oriented and team player
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and research skills
  • Familiarity with Mac-based programs including Filemaker Pro, Excel and Word
  • Web/Internet savvy: advance searching, social networking skills
  • Works well independently in a small office environment as well as in public arenas
  • Desire to learn about media arts organizing
  • Knowledge or interest in Asian American independent media preferred
  • Experience with graphic/design software (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) or editing programs (Final Cut Pro, Premiere) a plus

TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter via email to jobs@caamedia.org with “Festival Intern” in the subject line. No phone calls. Check CAAMedia.org for additional information.