We’re Hiring a Development Associate!


Could you be the next great addition to the 18MR team?

Allied Media Projects (AMP) seeks a Development Associate to join our team to support the critical work of fundraising and sustainability.

AMP is looking for a Development Associate who is passionate about the work of generating resources to support art, media, and technology projects working for social change. This position is a shared position between Allied Media Projects and 18 Million Rising (18MR.org), a sponsored project of AMP. The Development Associate will work in a team with AMP’s current Development Associate, AMP’s Executive Director, and 18MR’s Executive Director.

If you believe this is the position for you, then we encourage you to apply! Details about the specific responsibilities and qualifications of the job are listed below.

About 18MR.org

18MillionRising.org (18MR.org) brings Asian American communities together online and offline to re-imagine Asian American identity with nuance, specificity, and power. We are using this Asian American identity as the foundation to build a more just and creative world where our experiences are affirmed, our leadership is valued, and all of us have the opportunity to thrive.

Using technology and popular culture, we develop new ways for Asian Americans and our allies to collaborate, create new ways of being, and transform the world around us. We utilize digital-first advocacy tactics to elevate the voices of and mobilize our over 120,000 members to take action on issues that matter to them. We create meeting places online where young Asian Americans can deliberate together about what it means to be Asian American in the 21st century.

Our theory of change involves empowering AAPI communities from within while cultureshifting the perspectives of those outside our communities. We work on a wide variety of projects, including year-round civic activity locally and nationally; campaigns to hold corporations accountable; building interracial coalitions; and developing our shared identities through popular culture and online engagement.

Read about 18MR’s operating principles here.

About Allied Media Projects

Allied Media Projects produces the annual Allied Media Conference, and through our Sponsored Projects Program we provide fiscal sponsorship and other support services to more than 100 media, art, and technology-based social justice projects in Detroit and nationally.

Read more about AMP’s mission here.


The Development Associate is motivated by a desire to see social movement infrastructure well-resourced and resilient. From keeping track of opportunities and deadlines to drafting proposals and reports, they take a hands-on approach to helping make sure 18MR and other AMP sponsored projects follow up on funding leads in a timely fashion. They spend their time in close collaboration with director-level staff, developing proposals that will sustain the work without compromising its heart, and helping assemble reports that reflect victories and lessons from the field.


  • Assist 18MR and other AMP sponsored projects in designing and implementing fundraising strategies for their organizations with the goal of increased immediate-term revenue and long-term sustainability.
  • Prospecting potential grant and funding opportunities.
  • Learning about the missions, programs, and story arcs of 18MR and other AMP projects to which they are assigned so as to communicate their stories as effectively as possible.

  • Compiling content for grant proposals and reports. This may include:
  1. pulling language from previous grants
  2. conducting interviews with project leaders
  3. compiling data and selecting quotes from program evaluations
  4. compiling photos, videos, and other supplemental materials.
  • Managing a grants tracking system and calendar to ensure timely delivery of proposals, reports, and other documents.
  • Assisting with the development of and/or leading the implementation of individual donor and sustainer campaigns, and crowdfunding campaigns.
  • Recordkeeping for individual donors and support acknowledgements and thank yous as appropriate.
  • Assisting with trainings and consultations in grassroots fundraising strategy.
  • Receiving training as needed from AMP and 18MR staff in grantwriting and editing, development, and program design, budget development and financial reporting.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • At least two years’ experience in a fundraising role at a grassroots or online organization.
  • An excellent writer who knows how to communicate values, passion, and vision to current and potential funders.
  • Ability to edit the work of others, drawing out their essential ideas with clarity and conciseness.
  • Detail-orientation, especially when it comes to proofreading ensuring that grant requirements are met.
  • High standards of quality for work produced.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, while balancing multiple priorities.
  • Ability to learn and adapt quickly.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication.
  • Research, question-asking, interviewing, and evaluation skills
  • Desire to deepen grantwriting and other fund development skills

Preferred Skills & Qualifications

  • Experience working with donor database software.
  • Experience working with online campaigns and fundraising tools, such as Action Network or ActionKit.
  • Experience designing community-based non-profit programs and/or online campaigns.
  • Storytelling experience (journalistic, creative, or other) and ability to enhance storytelling with statistics, rich media, and direct quotes.
  • Familiarity with AMP’s work and or the work of 18MR. Allied Media Projects’ diverse range of programming works at the intersection of media arts, transformative education, community technology, and social justice. The ideal candidate has specific knowledge in at least one of these fields and interest and capacity to quickly learn about those fields in which they may not be as familiar.
  • An understanding of the history and major themes of Asian American social movements.


  • Efficient work style
  • Ability to be managed and receive feedback
  • Ability to work independently as well as in collaboration
  • Strong ethical standards
  • Committed to values of accountability, transparency, creativity, and cooperation
  • A belief in the power of people and grassroots communities to affect social change

Salary and Benefits

The salary range for this full-time position is $40,000 – $55,000 commensurate with experience. AMP employees enjoy a generous benefits package that includes full medical benefits with dental and vision insurance, an employer-matching retirement plan, and technology stipend.

This position is full time and based in Detroit, Michigan. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to work@alliedmedia.org no later than March 18, 2019. The target start date for this position is May 1, 2019.

Allied Media Projects is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, sexual orientation, religion, HIV serostatus, disability, height, weight, veteran status or marital status.

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