Position: Development Manager
Organization: Hispanics in Philanthropy
Location: Oakland, CA (Preferred) or Remote (New York City, NY or Washington D.C.)
Deadline: May 29
Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) is a transnational network of grantmakers committed to strengthening Latino communities across the Americas. HIP connects and convenes funders, nonprofits, researchers, and other leaders to identify emerging needs among Latinos as well as best practices for responsive and effective funding of social change. HIP pioneers new philanthropic models by leading collaborative initiatives and has provided grants and training to help build the capacity of more than 600 organizations and leaders.
The Development Manager will report to the Director of Development and will be responsible for the leadership and oversight of a portfolio of grants. In addition, the Development Manager will also serve as the internal lead on knowledge management to ensure that information and communication between finance, programs, and development are working well together. This position offers an exciting opportunity for a skilled fundraiser to support our important work around migration, gender equity, civic engagement, Latino leadership, and more.
This is a fun opportunity to be the “eyes and ears” of the programmatic activities of the organization and communicate our programs clearly to funders and partners. We will depend on you to update the team regularly about these activities and help the team keep donors and funders apprised of organizational milestones and progress.
Membership Development & Communications
- Manage a portfolio of grants, including writing and submitting LOIs, proposals, reports, and funder communications
- Serve as grants compliance lead, including interpreting organizational progress for fundraising purposes and working with programs and finance to track and interpret data and milestones
- Deeply understand programmatic activities and data and distill in clear, compelling language for funders with varied interests
- Ensure proposal and reporting deadlines are met and funders are regularly updated on activities and achievements; ensure all grant requirements are met
- Identify and research grant prospects including family foundations, large foundations, corporate giving, and government funders
- Assist with creating individualized cultivation plans for funding prospects, as needed
- Contribute to the creation of long-term organizational growth and sustainability plans that outline projected budgets, resources needed, strategies, and assumptions
- Supervise a development associate, and work together to ensure donor data/information systems are up-to-date and well-functioning
- 3+ years of experience in programs, grant writing, and grants management
- Demonstrated experience writing complex material, managing proposal submission processes, and grant compliance
- A solid understanding of philanthropy and fundraising best practices, and experience with building strong development infrastructure
- Excellent writing and editing skills, and ability to manage budgets, grant attachments, and grant proposal requirements
- Attention to detail, ability to make decisions independently and manage and meet multiple deadlines
- Ability to participate in all aspects of the organization and synthesize and translate what you learn verbally and in writing
- Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships, and help development team members manage priorities and tasks
- Ability to work remotely with virtual teams across the U.S. and in Mexico City
- Fluent in English and Spanish
- Experience with Salesforce (or similar donor database), Google Suite, and project management platforms
- Familiarity with foundations and grantmaking institutions, intermediary philanthropy, and the role of philanthropy support organizations
Hispanics in Philanthropy offers a range of benefits for full time employees including medical, dental, vision, 401K matching, commuter check benefits, discounts on services, as well as sick, vacation, and paid holiday time.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
This position requires 5+ hours per day sitting in an office on a computer. Occasional evening and weekend availability for events and overnight travel required.
How to Apply
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with preference to applications received by May 29th. To apply, please submit the following materials to email@example.com with the subject line “Your name – Development Manager”:
- Cover letter describing your interest, matched abilities for this role, and your salary requirements
- Brief writing sample demonstrating analytical and/or persuasive writing skills (no more than 5 pages)
Three references will be requested of those continuing through the interview process.