La Luz, Development Director

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The Development Director will be responsible for and will possess significant experience and expertise in and will work closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to actively cultivate relationships with new, existing and past donors and seek new funding from a variety of sources while representing the Center in meetings with potential funding sources.

  • The expectation is to raise $1.5 million dollars a year.

  • S/he will design, implement and maintain a broad-range of highly visible, structured and successful fundraising programs and partnerships for the Center’s sustainable economic resource development and funding, and identify, define and acquire initial and sustainable funding resources available to the Center.

  • Design and implement comprehensive development program strategies and appropriate marketing objectives, including donor giving, gift acknowledgement, and relationship development with the goal of ensuring effective and timely growth of all development programs.

  • Develop calendars and plans for fundraising events and requests.

  • Develop and implement campaigns for planned giving, charitable trusts, endowments and related development programs, and will collaboratively work with team members to identify paths of economic support for Center programs and projects.

  • Develop and maintain a contemporary prospect management analysis and reporting system, and continuously inform the Executive Director, Board of Directors and the Center team of all development strategies, programs, plans and results.

  • Develop and manage annual budget for all development and fundraising initiatives, prospectively reporting any budget variances with recommended alternatives to achieve budget compliance, and manage databases for accurate and timely reporting of all fund development objectives.

  • Building a broad-ranging donor management system using Salesforce.com tools to create a CRM database to record, track and manage all cultivation and development activities and results.

  • Ensure full compliance with federal, state and local laws and requirements and regulations, compliance with charitable giving rules and grant obligations, and contracts, donor restrictions and external reporting requirements.

  • The Director of Development will possess a Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, communications, community relations or a closely related discipline.

  • Bilingual Spanish speaking skills is desirable, but not required in this position.

  • Possess, recent, relevant, appropriate, successful and directly related fundraising experience raising $1.5 million dollars a year in the areas of responsibility noted above.

Interested and qualified candidates should send a complete resume and cover letter to Juan Hernandez III, Executive Director: juan@laluzcenter.org In the cover letter, note in the

headline “Development Director.”