Development Associate (AmeriCorps VISTA)

VISTA Development Associate

Womankind uses the multidimensionality of our Asian heritage to work alongside survivors of gender-based violence as they build a path to healing. We are working tirelessly to create a future where we Rise Above Violence and our communities can innovate towards collective well-being, restoration, and social justice. In addition to promoting healing and safety through service provision, Womankind promotes gender justice through research, coalition building, policy analysis, and community education and mobilization.

Through our multilingual and culturally responsive services, Womankind has become an expert in serving Asian women and their children. However, our services are equally valuable for the many non-Asians, the men and boys, and members of the LGBTQ community that we serve. Womankind helps those impacted by violence in all stages of life move forward from isolation to connectedness and surviving to thriving.

The VISTA Development Associate will contribute to the department’s goal of increasing the capacity of Womankind’s Development department, specifically of systems that handle in-kind, local and corporate donations. As a result of the VISTA’s efforts, we expect to see an increase in the number of local prospects, corporate prospects, and in-kind donors, all of which will increase overall fundraising and resource generation. Relationships with donors will be strengthened and systems for handling these donations will be enhanced.

Essential Functions:

  • Assess Womankind’s current system for soliciting and managing local and in-kind donation
  • Assess current system(s) for prospecting and managing corporate donors within Development department which includes dotted lines to board committees, CEO’s efforts, etc
  • Design and launch new system(s) and/or tools for both local/in-kind and corporate donor management
  • Train Womankind staff (Development and Operations) on new tools/procedures
  • Review any current/past systems used for handling local and in-kind donations within both Client Services/Operations and Development departments and identify areas for improved efficiency
  • Review results of both assessments with Development staff
  • Identify any resources needed for new system(s) and dedicate time and effort to building out new system(s)
  • Present new procedures to Development team and Operations and create new manuals/guides/instructions as needed to guide users moving forward
  • Collaborate with management team to explore and solidify topics to be built out in Womankind’s the Core Training 2.0


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Excellent ability to communicate orally and in writing to a wide range of people
  • Effective planning, time management, and organization skills
  • Proven ability to maintain good working relationships with a variety of people and groups
  • Highly resourceful, self-directed, and flexible with excellent team coordination abilities
  • Must be able to meet strict deadlines and adapt to changing deadlines
  • Knowledge about dynamics of domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking in immigrant communities preferred
  • Deep commitment to Womankind’s mission


Living Allowance, Relocation Allowance, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Training.

How to Apply:

The full project description/listing and application is found at ONLY applications via the AmeriCorps portal are accepted.