Job Opportunities

Latino Community Fund of Washington State (LCF) Job Postings

Director – Development and Capacity Building

Title: Director of Development and Capacity Building

Salary: $52,000 - $60,000 Full annual FTE (based on experience), includes full benefits, vacation time

Earliest Starting Date: 12/2/2019

Reports To: Executive Director

Work Schedule: Normally works 9:00am to 6:00pm Monday through Friday, with some evening and weekend events and work

 

Job Summary:

Latino Community Fund is seeking someone to join their leadership team as our Development Director. 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 and 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, and managing a Development team, including a Communications Coordinator and Data Youth Fellow.

 

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, Snohimish 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
  • 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
  • Implement, coordinate, and manage an annual individual giving program
  • Oversee organization of special events, including Annual Gala event
  • Work with staff and board to secure financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporations
  • Supervise Data Management Fellow to co-lead data entry and processing
  • Work with Board of Directors to provide training and support to reach fundraising goals
  • Collaborate with Executive Director to implement Community Grants Committee
  • Support Capacity Building and Development team to maintain coordination with fiscal sponsored activities

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).

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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;
  • Able to work under pressure and time constraints;
  • Exceptional attention to detail and desire to learn and improve;
  • Strong interest in social justice issues;
  • Strong organizational skills and independence, requiring minimal supervision;
  • 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.

 

Desirable Qualifications

  • Desire to build statewide leadership and programming;
  • Strong desire for collaborative leadership;
  • Experience co-managing/managing team work (this can include staff, interns, or other form of collaborative management);
  • Strong desire to work collaboratively;
  • Spanish-language skills (preferred).

 

Nondiscrimination Policy

The Latino Community Fund of Washington is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

 

How to Apply

Latino Community Fund will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled with a priority deadline of November 18. We will begin interviews on a rolling basis. Please email 3 items: 1) Resume; 2) 3 References (a supervisor, someone you supervised or collaborated with, and someone you collaborated/worked with); 3) Application 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: Lilliane Ballesteros (lilliane@latinocommunityfund.org), Executive Director with subject: Director of Development position.

 

Recommend someone using this form. 

You can recommend someone for this job and we will email them.

 


Civic Engagement Alianza Youth Leadership Fellow

Location​:​ Seattle based with travel to Everett, King County, Yakima

Salary​​: $15/hr

Hours:​ 30 hrs/week during the summer and 15 hrs/week during academic year with opportunities to work more hours.

Starting Date​: ​August 1, 2019

Reports To​:​ Civic Engagement and Advocacy Coordinator

Job Summary: Latino Community Fund (LCF) views young people as community leaders, both now and in the future. The Alianza Leadership Program is LCF’s youth leadership development and civic engagement program - that includes our Hispanic Seafair Scholarship Program - with the goal to connect and uplift youth leadership across the state. As a fellow, you will learn how a community-based grassroots organization operates in Seattle!
 
There are (5) five Alianza Fellowships available that focus on various aspects of the work achieved through Alianza and Latino Community Fund. Fellowships available will be focusing on Civic Engagement, Healthcare, Economic Empowerment, Data Management, and Development. As an Alianza Fellow, you will be a part of a larger Alianza network and will take part in registering voters and planning Alianza events, including an annual summit, while also having the opportunity to learn real-world skills in the areas of interests.

All Fellows will take the lead on the following tasks (30%):

  • Help lead the planning and execution of the annual Alianza Summits
  • Create, execute and lead workshops, dialogues, and trainings with steering committee members and other Alianza youth based on​ ​Alianza Curriculum
  • Update the​ Alianza Curriculum​ as needed
  • Recruit, train, and coordinate young adult Alianza members, volunteers, and other student groups in civic engagement activities
  • Research/create opportunities to do voter registration, involve steering committee to assist in meeting monthly goals
  • Participate in community organizing efforts to build a constituent base of informed and engaged youth and college student community leaders;
  • Engage in advocacy efforts on behalf of youth, young adults, immigrants, and low-income community members.
  • Pitch and establish a plan to improve a certain aspect of Alianza and LCF’s operations in partnership with senior staff (i.e building an onboarding packet for new Fellows, revamp LCF outreach technology)
  • Assist with LCF events, outreach and other duties that come up and are assigned by Coordinators
  • Coordinate with school faculty and maintain professional relationships with community members

Civic Engagement responsibilities (70%):

  • Lead one Alianza Steering Committee (Everett, King County, Yakima)
  • Plan, coordinate, and facilitate regular meetings with Alianza organizers, members, and support specific Alianza steering committees
  • Act as liaisons between Coordinators, Organizers, and steering committees
  • Work with the Civic Engagement and Advocacy team to plan, develop and strengthen existing and new strategies while building meaningful relationships and model appropriate positive interactions with youth leaders

Preferred:

  • Youth mentorship/leadership experience desired
  • Ability to work weekends for events
  • Ability to travel for outreach
     

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must meet Alianza age requirements 16-25 years old
  • Should have some experience with leadership 
  • Spanish-language skills (preferred)
     

Benefits​:

  • Free admission to the Latino Community Fund Gala
  • Dog-friendly offices
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Orca Card or mileage reimbursement for work related travel
  • Opportunities to attend fun community events
  • Build a network of industry professionals, community members and other youth leaders LIKE YOU!
  • Open and collaborative workspace. Join our family!

 
Nondiscrimination Policy The Latino Community Fund of Washington is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

How to Apply

Latino Community Fund will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We will begin interviews on a rolling basis. Please fill out this application form to apply and send any questions to: Salvador Salazar-Cano, Civic Engagement & Advocacy Coordinator.  salvador@latinocommunityfund.org


Data Management & Development Alianza Youth Leadership Fellows

Location:​ Seattle based with travel to Everrett, King County, Yakima

Salary​: $15/hr

Hours: 30 hrs/week during the summer and 15 hrs/week during academic year with opportunities to work more hours.

Starting Date: ​August 1, 2019

Reports To:​ Communications and Development Coordinator

Job Summary:

Latino Community Fund (LCF) views young people as community leaders, both now and in the future. The Alianza Leadership Program is LCF’s youth leadership development and civic engagement program - that includes our Hispanic Seafair Scholarship Program - with the goal to connect and uplift youth leadership across the state. As a fellow, you will learn how a community-based grassroots organization operates in Seattle!

There are (5) five Alianza Fellowships available that focus on various aspects of the work achieved through Alianza and Latino Community Fund. Fellowships available will be focusing on Civic Engagement, Healthcare, Economic Empowerment, Data Management, and Development. As an Alianza Fellow, you will be a part of a larger Alianza network and will take part in registering voters and planning Alianza events, including an annual summit, while also having the opportunity to learn real-world skills in the areas of interests.

All Fellows will take the lead on the following tasks (30%):

  • Help lead the planning and execution of the annual Alianza Summits
  • Create, execute and lead workshops, dialogues, and trainings with steering committee members and other Alianza youth based on Alianza Curriculum
  • Update the Alianza Curriculum as needed
  • Recruit, train, and coordinate young adult Alianza members, volunteers, and other student groups in civic engagement activities
  • Research/create opportunities to do voter registration, involve steering committee to assist in meeting monthly goals
  • Participate in community organizing efforts to build a constituent base of informed and engaged youth and college student community leaders;
  • Engage in advocacy efforts on behalf of youth, young adults, immigrants, and low-income community members.
  • Pitch and establish a plan to improve a certain aspect of Alianza and LCF’s operations in partnership with senior staff (i.e building an onboarding packet for new Fellows, revamp LCF outreach technology)
  • Assist with LCF events, outreach and other duties that come up and are assigned by Coordinators
  • Coordinate with school faculty and maintain professional relationships with community members

Data Management and Development responsibilities (70%):

  • Be a key supporter in NationBuilder database and website development
  • Implement and standardize data management processes across the organization
  • Capture data related to Latino-based non-profits, businesses, and community groups to create an innovative community tool
  • Collect year-long program impact data to provide analysis for reporting
  • Develop creative digital campaigns and organize tech related workshops for LCF and Latinos in Tech programs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with database management,
    • Familiarity with Nationbuilder preferred
  • Experience with coding, web development, social media, or other digital tech skills
  • Interest in fundraising and research
  • Youth mentorship/leadership experience desired
  • Ability to work and travel on weekends for events
  • Spanish-language skills (preferred)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Alianza Fellows age requirements 16-25 years old

Benefits:

  • Free admission to the Latino Community Fund Gala
  • Dog-friendly offices
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Orca Card or mileage reimbursement for work related travel
  • Opportunities to attend fun community events
  • Build a network of industry professionals, community members and other youth leaders LIKE YOU!
  • Open and collaborative workspace. Join our family!

Nondiscrimination Policy

The Latino Community Fund of Washington is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

How to Apply

Latino Community Fund will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We will begin interviews on a rolling basis. Please fill out this application form to apply and send any questions to: Salvador Salazar-Cano, Civic Engagement & Advocacy Coordinator.  salvador@latinocommunityfund.org

Showing 2 reactions

  • Anonymous
    followed this page 2019-04-06 10:58:23 -0700
  • Lilliane Ballesteros
    published this page in About 2018-09-07 13:40:31 -0700
Sign up to get the latest updates