Latino Community Fund of Washington State (LCF) Job Postings
Title: Director of Development
Salary: $60,000 - $65,000 Full annual FTE (based on experience), includes full benefits, vacation time, mental wellness days
Starting Date: 4/1/2021 or as soon as available
Reports To: Executive Director
Work Schedule: Normally works 9:00am to 6:00pm Monday through Friday, with some evening and weekend events and work
Latino Community Fund is seeking someone to join their leadership team as our Director of Development. This person will take the initiative to ensure the sustained and growing development of LCF, collaborating with staff, community partners, fiscal sponsors, and funders across WA State. The Development Director will be responsible for leading securement of funding through grants, events, and one on one meetings with donors. For LCF, our Development work includes engaging Latino donors to uplift and center our communities giving and engagement. This position will provide many opportunities to be innovative, creative, while we implement our vision of investing in the leadership of Latino communities through philanthropy. This person will lead fundraising and reporting, working directly with the Executive Director.
Latino Community Fund’s Development and Fundraising Philosophy:
The Latino Community Fund cultivates new leaders, supports cultural and community based non-profit organizations, and improves the quality of life for all Washingtonians. To achieve its mission and address the needs of Latinos, LCF programs create a vibrant community through civic engagement, healthy families, arts and culture.
LCF is in a significant time of growth and impact. In collaboration with leaders from across WA, LCF has developed substantial leadership capacity, provided issue education to over 2,000 community members, led statewide voter engagement efforts that had significant impact on local elections, crafted a variety of new programs in economic, health, and tech, and continues to innovate. LCF continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible for our Latino community in Washington State. LCF is also part of a nationwide network of Latino foundations, providing an opportunity to bring this work to a national level. The Development Director will play a key role in LCF’s leadership team, leading our fund development plan alongside leaders from Seattle to Yakima, Wenatchee to Bellingham, Snohomish to Tri-cities, and across WA. Join a vibrant team to change the landscape of Washington State as we invest in community leaders throughout the state.
The members of the Latino Community Fund believe in:
- A Strength and Asset-Based Approach – We pledge to start every process by focusing on what is best in people and communities and then building on those assets (e.g.: people, culture, existing programs, business, money, etc.) we already have.
- Participatory Processes – We value efficiency, transparent decision-making, and devoted leadership. We welcome people of all incomes, races, ethnic backgrounds, languages, sexual orientations, genders, and abilities to participate in Latino Community Fund processes, activities and events.
- Latino-Led and Latino Accountable Work – We consciously accept the duty to solve the challenges we face. Latinos must be active participants in the development of our future.
- Creating communities of inclusion, mutual support and respect – Although we are a transnational, transracial and trans-ethnic community, we still struggle with classism, colonialism, racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of oppression. To move forward, we must first identify and dismantle those walls that keep us apart so we can move together into a better tomorrow.
- Capacity-Building – We invest to develop the skills, knowledge and connections of the leaders and organizations that implement change in our communities.
- Accountable, Effective and Replicable Practices – We are committed to the professional, ethical, moral and legal standards that govern non-profit and philanthropic work. We focus on results driven, culturally competent, language appropriate and evaluated practices that can be shared among communities.
- Latinos as Philanthropists – We are committed to dismantling the stereotype of Latinos as takers and to acknowledge that many Latinos are already philanthropists giving back to their communities, here in the United States and Latin America, through a variety of mechanisms.
- The Strength and Beauty in the United States Latino Community – No matter what country we come from, what label we choose to use (e.g.: Latino, Hispanic, Chicano, Xicano, Maya, etc.) or what political or religious affiliations we have, we are strong and we are part of a greater community that loves and respects our roots in this continent.
- Open and Transparent Philanthropy – All fundraising and grantmaking must be open, objective, and transparent
Primary Responsibilities and Essential Job Functions
As the Director of Development, you will be focused on working with the Executive Director to lead fundraising and capacity building. In collaboration with staff, you will:
- Develop and implement a comprehensive and collaborative fund development plan in alignment with LCF’s statewide strategic plan
- Identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards new and existing donors to include: individuals, corporate & grant funders, and all other constituency groups.
- Implement, coordinate, and manage an annual individual giving program
- Lead resource support activities including grant writing, donor data management, and major event planning and execution
- Manage grant process, including researching for new opportunities, tracking timelines, writing proposals, and submitting grant reports
- Work closely with program staff to co-develop funding proposals and meet reporting requirements
- Oversee organization of special events, including Annual Gala event
- Generate donor communications, newsletters, and annual report
- Work with staff and board to secure financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporations
- Work with Board of Directors to provide training and support to reach fundraising goals
- Develop weekly and monthly reports on fundraising efforts to the ED
- Develop and ensure the application of best practices in tracking all donations, recording gifts, pledges, and donor communications
- Develop, foster, and maintain a culture of philanthropy across the organization, including our board of directors, staff, volunteers and other stakeholders.
- Collaborate with Executive Director to implement Community Grants Committee
- Lead special development projects, including: community grants committee, endowment building, and collaborative grantmaking
This work will be done in the office using a computer and phone. You will also have an opportunity to connect with community members and partner organizations across Washington, with some opportunity for travel (including to LCF office in Yakima).
- Strong desire to collaborate with community leaders, staff, board members to support and build out fundraising plan with long term outcomes;
- High level of curiosity, and strong deductive reasoning, research, organizational and time management skills;
- Experience with grants (writing, reporting, submitting);
- Willingness to learn and work well within a team environment;
- Proactive, with an aptitude for solving problems with creativity and resourcefulness;
- Able to work under pressure and time constraints;
- Exceptional attention to detail and desire to learn and improve;
- Strong interest in social justice issues;
- Ability to develop and build positive relationships with people of all ages, as well as of diverse cultural and social backgrounds;
- Strong organizational skills and independence, requiring minimal supervision;
- Strong desire to work collaboratively;
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, and written skills;
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and/or Google Apps;
- Experience working in a collaborative environment with diverse groups;
- Passion to learn about the LCF Vision, Mission, and Core Values;
- High ethical standards of confidentiality, strong people skills, an upbeat attitude & an ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
- 5+ years experience working with communities of color;
5+ years of experience (via paid work, volunteer, and/or life experience) in fundraising coordination and implementation with:
- A proven track record of building a successful development program;
- A demonstrated ability to identify prospective donors, develop relationships, and solicit donations;
- A proven ability to steward relationships with donors/partners over time;
- 2+ years of experience in senior leadership/management roles in the nonprofit
sector (or a related area). Work, volunteer, academic, and other life experiences are all acceptable;
- Strong desire for collaborative leadership;
- Spanish-language skills (preferred).
The Latino Community Fund of Washington is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons. It does not discriminate against qualified employees or applicants because of actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, genetic information, the presence of a sensory, physical, or mental disability, marital status, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship or immigration status, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, political ideology or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state or federal law.
How to Apply
Latino Community Fund will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled with a priority deadline of February 22nd. We will begin interviews on a rolling basis. Please email 2 items: 1) Resume; 2) Cover Letter answering the following questions: Why you are applying to this job, describe what if any are the unique challenges you see in developing a statewide fundraising plan, what is your experience leading collaborative efforts. Email all materials to: Deserea Brito ([email protected]) with subject: Director of Development position.