Job Opportunities at AALDEF

Database and Events Assistant

The Organization:

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) is a 45-year old New York-based national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans through litigation, advocacy, and community education. Program priorities include immigrant rights, economic justice for workers, anti-trafficking, housing and environmental justice, and voting rights and civic participation. For more information about AALDEF and its activities, visit our website at


AALDEF is seeking a full-time Database and Events Assistant to support the daily operations of the development department by working closely with the Development Director and Assistant Director. A major portion of the Database and Events Assistant’s time is dedicated to updating and maintaining the donor database.

The ideal applicant is growth-oriented, has prior experience and a deep commitment to the non-profit sector, and seeks a career in nonprofit fundraising, and special events.


  • Process, track, and acknowledge donations;
  • Maintain contact database and donor records, including all database protocols;
  • Prepare donor reports and mailing lists from database;
  • Maintain a weekly calendar of development activities;
  • Assist in sponsorship development and outreach, manage ticket sales and donations, prepare mailings, and coordinate silent auction for annual gala;
  • Assist with logistics, planning, and preparations for special events;
  • Provide support for donor mailings, public communications, and newsletters;
  • Assist with grant reports as needed;
  • Conduct prospect research as needed;
  • Provide support for general office duties as needed, including answering phones and sorting mail.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required.
  • Minimum of 2 years of office administrative experience preferred.
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
  • Prior CRM database management experience preferred.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be detail-oriented and able to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated interest in AALDEF’s program areas and civil rights advocacy.

Deadline:  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible.

Compensation: Salary is competitive with the nonprofit sector and is commensurate with experience. Excellent health and vacation benefits.

FSLA Status: Non-Exempt. Standard hours of work 9:30am – 5:30pm.

To Apply: Please email a brief cover letter, resume, and one writing sample to, with the subject line “Database and Events Assistant”.

AALDEF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.