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Associate Director
Asian Women's Shelter

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Associate Director

Asian Women's Shelter

Job Summary

$75k-85k per year
Job Type
Job Last Posted
Job posted 23 days ago
Job Role
Grant Writer
Employer's Industry

Job Description

Location: Confidential address in San Francisco Compensation: 

Full Time, exempt, $75,000 - $85,000 depending on years of experience related to essential duties and responsibilities. Generous health benefits and vacation package. 


The Associate Director plays a critical role in overseeing AWS’s funding and programs, and advancing AWS’s strategic goals and priorities. Working in conjunction with and reporting to the Executive Director, the Associate Director will have largely internal but also external facing responsibilities, ranging from grants development and management, program oversight and administration, to leadership and board relations. The Associate Director position is situated within the Grants, Reporting, and Fundraising and Finance (GRAFF) team and regularly works across both grants and client service teams to ensure the implementation of high-quality programs and services. 

Organization Description 

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 and all survivors of violence and oppression. AWS is recognized as a local, regional, and national leader in its field, known for its commitment to shared leadership, building effective collaborations, and movement-based services and cultural change work. Learn more about the Asian Women’s Shelter at

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Grants Development and Management 40% 

  1. Secures grant funding, and supports efforts to manage, develop and maintain relationships with major donors and funders. 
  2. Leads grant writing, contract management and narrative reporting for federal and state grants. 
  3. Works with finance to track progress and deadlines and implement necessary budget or program modifications. 
  4. Builds and maintains information systems to bridge contract deliverables with program staff, activities and development. 

Program Oversight 35% 

  1. Supports program teams to develop and maintain quality programs that meet grant deliverables and support AWS’s mission. 
  2. Translates single and multi-year grants and contract deliverables into daily service operations with teams of survivor advocates. 
  3. Partners with program staff on program development, budget allocations, quality data and impact measurements, and professional development. 

Leadership, Communications and Board Relations 10% 

  1. Contributes to organizational strategic communications Job Announcement Title: Associate Director Asian Women’s Shelter 
  2. Contributes to leadership in AWS’s strategic planning and annual planning processes. 
  3. Works on specific projects with Board members as agreed upon. 

Management and Fiscal Support 10% 

  1. Manages federal and state grant contracts, timelines, deliverables and measures of success along with ensuring compliance with legal obligations. 

General Shelter Support and Program Development 5% 

  1. Participates in and contributes to staff retreats, staff meetings, trainings, and program/organizational development. 
  2. Contributes to and maintains connection with direct service support by taking regular crisis line and on-call shifts and being welcoming and supportive for shelter residents. 
  3. Shares office coverage duties and general maintenance of office and shelter space. 
  4. Contributes to a positive office and overall interpersonal work environment 


  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Social Work, Public Health or a related field, and Minimum of 5 years of experience in non-profit management as an associate director, development director, program director, senior manager or equivalent, including a working knowledge of the laws governing charitable organizations; 
  2. Knowledge of domestic violence, gender-based violence and violence against women, LGBTQ communities, trafficking, social justice, and immigrant/refugee issues with strong interest in and connection to marginalized populations; Bilingual/Bicultural preferred; 
  3. Exemplary communication skills including speaking and writing, and high emotional intelligence with an ability to work well with staff, underserved communities, community partners, government representatives, leaders from diverse industries and sectors, foundation officials, and donors; 
  4. Substantial record of grants management from public and private sources to support nonprofit programs, with experience with government grants desired; 
  5. Significant knowledge of budgets and finance, program management and evaluation, and communications strongly preferred; 
  6. Strong experience building and managing diverse teams toward high quality work, culture, and outcomes; 
  7. Demonstrated success at developing and managing staff development, evaluation and personnel action; 
  8. Knowledge of Apple Mac OS systems, internet software, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite of products, and database programs; Knowledge of basic office equipment should include internet and email, copy and fax machines, and telephone; Knowledge and/or adept learning of communications and social media technologies preferred; 
  9. A current CA driver’s license and proof of auto insurance preferred; if licensed, must have a clean driving record sufficient to insurance companies’ standards; and 
  10. Availability to work occasional weekends and evenings. 

Special ADA Requirements 

● Asian Women’s Shelter is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary. 

● For the purposes of ADA, the “Responsibilities” and “Qualifications” are essential  job functions for this position. 

● The work environment includes settings of an office environment, shelter home, and community places. The noise level in these settings is noisy. 

● Both standing and sitting are required, with at least one or more hour each day of the job time spent sitting and using a computer keyboard. 

● Various types of equipment/supplies are used to accomplish the job requirements and include, but are not limited to, pens, pencils, calculators, computer keyboards, telephones, printers, etc. 

● Ability and valid California driver’s license to drive personal or AWS auto to provide services and to travel to other sites for meetings, conferences, etc. is preferred. 

To Apply: If you meet the qualifications described herein, please submit your resume/cover letter, and complete the questionnaire using the link provided: 

Asian Women’s Shelter is an equal opportunity employer.

Business Overview

Our Story

Founded in 1988, Asian Women’s Shelter (AWS) is a dynamic non-profit organization dedicated to ending domestic violence and human trafficking and promoting the social, economic and political self-determination of women and all survivors of violence. AWS provides comprehensive programs and services in over forty languages through its “Direct Service” (DS) programs, including a 24-hour shelter program and crisis line, Multilingual Access Model, Queer Asian Women and Transgender Support Program, and Arab Women’s Services Program. AWS’s “Community Building” (CB) programs change values, practices, systems and policies through grassroots mobilization, systems reform, and inter-organizational community and capacity building. “Support of Communities and Services” (SOCS) programs empower community members and engage them as trained volunteers and multi-lingual, multi-cultural advocates and agents for change. AWS upholds all program areas with an organizational foundation comprised of 1) dedicated board, staff, volunteers, on-call language advocates and community members; 2) sound fiscal, personnel and administrative management; and 3) its Organizational Development (OD) work area. More information can be found at

Team Size

11-50 team members


Culture & Perks

Community Oriented
Mission Driven
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