[Job] Community Resource Coordinator at Asian Women’s Shelter, San Francisco

This isn’t an academic position, but I wanted to get the word out about this great organization.

COMMUNITY RESOURCE COORDINATOR (Grantwriter/Development Position)
Asian Women’s Shelter (San Francisco, CA)

HOURS: 40 hours/week
SALARY/BENEFITS: $37,493-$50,395, DOE. Full health, dental, life
DEADLINE: Open until filled

Founded in 1988, Asian Women’s Shelter (AWS) is a dynamic non-profit organization dedicated to ending domestic violence and promoting the social, economic and political self-determination of women. AWS provides comprehensive services in over thirty languages through its Direct Service component, including a 24-hour shelter program, 24-hour crisis line, Multilingual Access Model, and Queer Asian Women and Transgender Support Program. AWS’s Community Building component works to change values, practices, systems and policies through strategies such as grassroots mobilization, systems reform, and inter-organizational community and capacity building. The Support of Services program area empowers community members and engages them in both direct service and grassroots community building programs as trained volunteers and multi-lingual, multi-cultural advocates and agents for change. AWS upholds all program areas with a strong organizational foundation comprised of dedicated board, staff, volunteers, on-call language advocates and community members. AWS maintains sound fiscal, personnel and administrative management through its Finance, Fund Development, and Program Reporting component, and upholds and strengthens its consensus decision-making and non-hierarchical practices, strategic planning, program evaluation and technology through its Organizational Development component. http://www.sfaws.org

The Community Resource Coordinator (CRC) position is responsible for leading and overseeing the grant-seeking process from government and private sources of funding. Responsibilities include grant research, LOI and proposal writing, assistance with creating budgets, follow-up communication with funders, contract management, project coordination with partnering agencies, and assistance with program reporting. In addition, the CRC works closely with the Executive Director to cultivate and maintain strong relationships with funders and community-based collaborations, represents AWS at legislative and budget hearings, and works with the entire staff to assess organizational needs and secure resources that meet those needs.

Essential Job Duties
1. Responsible for all aspects of grant writing, including:

  • Work closely with the Finance/Fund Development/Program Reporting (FFDPR) team to create an annual fund development plan to meet agency annual budget needs (currently $2 million)
  • Research all government and foundation funding appropriate to AWS activities including collaborative grants with other agencies
  • Ensure that fund development process is program-driven and matches the mission, philosophy, and program goals of the organization
  • Foster positive, active relationships with current and potential funders, including regular communication to current and prospective funders with the Executive Director
  • Write all government and foundation letters of intent and proposals, assist with creating grant budgets, and coordinate necessary follow-up with current/prospective funders
  • Attend legislative and budget hearings to provide policy and funding advocacy, and coordinate staff and clients to attend and provide testimony as appropriate
  • Coordinate and update all necessary documentation for grant applications and grant files
  • Create and maintain database of government and foundation grant contract information

2. Responsible for integrating foundation and government grant planning and implementation with appropriate AWS staff:

  • Participate in rotating point-person responsibilities for FFDPR team which includes the Executive Director, Program Development Coordinators (grassroots fundraisers), Finance Coordinator, and Program Systems Coordinator (program reporter)
  • Regularly review current and future budget and financial statements with Finance Coordinator and Finance Team in order to match fund development plan with ongoing overall budget needs and goals
  • Coordinate communications with AWS program staff to ensure funding support for current and future program needs
  • Update AWS staff on general fund development plans as appropriate
  • Work closely with Finance Coordinator and Executive Director to prepare for annual audit
    • Provide welcoming and supportive environment for residents
    • Participate in organizational development with other staff (led by Organizational Development Team)
    • Take weekly 2-hour shift on AWS crisis line
    • Share rotating beeper coverage with all AWS staff
    • Support answering phones and door
    • Contribute to general office upkeep and shelter house maintenance
    • Respond to emergencies
    • Support other program areas as appropriate
    • Conduct community education and outreach as appropriate
    • Contribute to a positive and peaceful work environment
    • If interested, co-facilitate weekly house meeting for shelter residents
  • 3. Responsible for general staff contributions to the shelter and organization:


  • 3 or more years of grant writing experience with government and private funders
  • Demonstrated success in grant writing and funder relationship building
  • Experience working with non-profits or community-based organizations
  • Demonstrated success in building and sustaining meaningful community partnerships and collaborations
  • Skilled to represent AWS positively among community members, partner agencies, collaborative organizations, and funders
  • Experience working in diverse communities, including Asian communities, immigrant and refugee communities, and LGBTQ communities
  • Excellent English writing and speaking skills, and comfort with public speaking
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Computer proficient (Microsoft Word, Excel), Macintosh preferred
  • Excellent practice of self-reflection and collaborative communication
  • Demonstrated ability to address conflict in a direct and constructive manner

Desired Qualities

  • Ability to work well with a variety of people, including funders, board, staff, volunteers, clients from diverse communities (race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and identity, disability, age, class, education, immigration status)
  • Ability to fully participate in non-hierarchical, consensus decision-making process with an open mind and positive attitude towards problem-solving
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other agencies/programs
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks and projects at the same time
  • Ability to be a team leader and team player
  • Self motivated / ability to work independently
  • Ability to set timelines and meet deadlines
  • Adept at interpersonal relationships and reading and responding to diverse audiences
  • Commitment to and practice of non-violence
  • Ability to deal with crisis situations calmly and effectively
  • Availability to work some evenings and occasional weekend days
  • Bilingual/bicultural preferred

To Be Considered:
Please send a resume and a cover letter to: CRCsearch@sfaws.org.
Please write “CRC Application- [Your Last Name]” in subject line.
No phone calls, please.

Asian Women’s Shelter is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, or disability and denial of family medical leave and pregnancy leave.

This search is being conducted by Asian Women’s Shelter.