Tasveer seeks Development Manager

Tasveer Development Manager

Key Responsibilities:

The Development Manager is responsible for maintaining and increasing funding via foundation funding, major donors, individual donations, sponsorships, and corporate partnerships. This position is responsible for coordinating development activities for events such as Tasveer South Asian Film Festival (TSAFF), Aaina: South Asian Women Festival, South Asian LitFest, the Tasveer Gala etc. The Development Manager works closely with and reports to Tasveer’s Executive Director and the Tasveer Development Committee.

Development Support and Communications (35%)

  • Tasveer Gala and Festivals

  • Tasveer’s online campaigns and appeal letters

  • Researching and identifying potential foundations and donors

  • Managing the grant proposal and reporting process

  • Cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors and sponsors at all levels, particularly major donors

Overseeing Events Sponsorship (35%)

  • Lead effort to secure corporate sponsors for TSAFF, Tasveer Gala, Aaina and other events

  • Creating a strong, creative, atrractive donation center and communications collateral for fundraising at the Festivals

  • Regular management and import of data to Little Green Light

  • Provide excellent customer service to donors, corporate partners, and attendees

Donor Acknowledgement and Administration (30%)

  • Process donations, write thank you letters, maintain donor database

  • Provide administrative support related to fund development activities

Key Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have experience with individual and corporate giving. A passion for storytelling as a way to reduce stereotypes and promote social change is highly desired. In addition to demonstrated success in the above areas of work, the ideal candidate will have:

Bachelors degree

  • Minimum 3 ~ 5 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising

  • Desirable experience in grant writing + reporting

  • Desirable experience in using a CRM system preferable Little Green Light

  • An affinity for South Asian culture, arts and films

  • Strong written skill, ability to self edit accurately

  • Some knowledge and understanding of event planning best practices

  • Bold in making make cold calls

  • High ethical standards and ability to maintain confidential donor information

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks with various deadlines and priorities while maintaining with exceptional attention to detail


This is a 25 hrs/week non-exempt flexible position paying $25 – $30/hour based on experience plus benefits. Benefits will start after 2months job probation. Possibility to turn into a FT in 3months. The Development Manager will work closely with the executive director and board development committee.

Position is open until filled. In order to help us efficiently process applications and to ensure that your application is received, please observe the following:

  1. Please submit a resume and cover letter via email to Rita Meher rita@tasveer.org

  2. In the subject line of your e-mail: “Your Name, Development Manager”

  3. In your cover letter, please reflect on your experience in fundraising, grant writing, any donor cultivation etc; let us know how you found out about the position.

  4. In your resume, please provide specific dates of employment (month/year).

Contact Information

If any of the above interest you or if you would like more information, please contact us at rita@tasveer.org