Development Associate

A New Way of Life Reentry Project (ANWOL) advances multi- dimensional solutions to the effects of incarceration:

We provide housing and support to formerly incarcerated women for successful community reentry, family reunification and individual healing.


  • We work to restore the civil rights of formerly incarcerated people.
  • We empower, organize, and mobilize formerly incarcerated people as advocates for social change and personal transformation.


Since our founding in 1998, over 1,200 women and children have found safety and support in our safe homes. Over 400 women have been reunited with their children. Since its inception in 2007, our legal department has trained more than 400 volunteers, helped over 3,400 individuals, filed more than 10,800 post-conviction relief petitions, and won successful outcomes in 85 percent of those cases. Those services have helped enhance job opportunities by expunging criminal records and offering access to occupational licenses. As a result of our leadership-building activities, over 200 women have received training through our Women Organizing for Justice and Opportunity (WOJO) Leadership Lab. Hundreds more have been educated and empowered to speak in advocacy around issues that directly affect their lives.


The Position:


The Development Associate works collaboratively with ANWOL staff to ensure adequate resources for the organization. Key functions include assistance with grant writing, compliance and reporting, special event planning, individual donor solicitation, targeted giving, and capital campaigns.


Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Maintain Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) database of donors and grants
  • Identify foundations likely to support our programs
  • Submit Letters of Introduction (LOIs) to potential funders
  • Write proposals to funders
  • Assist with monitoring and assuring organizational contract compliance
  • Assist with submission of reports to funders in a timely manner
  • Assist with the planning, coordination and implementation of the annual holiday gala in conjunction with the Board Fundraising Committee
  • Assist ANWOL’s board as needed with board-led events
  • Plan, coordinate and implement special giving campaigns, such as mailers and phone solicitations
  • Prospect new donors from events and leads, plus other key donors
  • Steward current donors through face-to-face meetings, phone calls, events, and email
  • Plan major gift acknowledgements
  • Maintain and track online donations
  • Other duties as assigned



  •  At least 2 years’ experience in non-profit development, or equivalent, which should include demonstrated fundraising, event planning, and prospecting experience
  •  Excellent organization, human relations and communication skills
  •  Profound passion and commitment to helping the underserved


Knowledge of the criminal justice system and of the impacts of incarceration on families and communities preferred



Competitive starting salary based on experience, life insurance, and availability of medical, dental and vision benefits.


Terms of Employment:

Candidate must live in the Los Angeles region, and have regular use of a personal vehicle; some travel required.


Apply by sending cover letter and resume to:


Formerly incarcerated/convicted individuals are encouraged to apply.

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