Qualifications and Experience: Bachelor’s degree required. A graduate degree is desirable. Three to five years of progressively responsible experience in fundraising or related field, preferably in a nonprofit setting, with a strong emphasis on writing and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated track record of solid fundraising results and demonstrated success soliciting major gifts, including the ability to plan, organize, and execute fundraising activities effectively, as well as the ability to participate in high-level corporate and foundation solicitations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The successful candidate will possess strong knowledge of corporations and foundations, their structure, and giving patterns; the ability to set priorities, to coordinate multiple projects, and to personally ask for and to close gifts; will have excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to articulate MALDEF’s mission and to produce clear, grammatically correct, and persuasive correspondence, program information, publicity material, and funding proposals; will be a highly energetic, goal-oriented self-starter with outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills and possess the ability to deal effectively and comfortably with high-level donor prospects. Strong time management and organizational skills; highly-motivated with attention to detail and the ability to meet goals and deadlines; ability to handle multiple projects and to perform well under pressure; strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work as a part of a team, to collaborate with others, and to take direction; strong administrative skills with the ability to work with volunteers, board members, and corporate leaders is required. Must have broad knowledge of local, state, and national Latino issues, organizations, and leadership and excellent computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office and strong social media media/Internet-based fundraising skills; knowledge of Raiser’s Edge is highly preferred. The ability to speak Spanish is desirable.
Compensation: $55,000/year to $75,000 depending on experience. MALDEF offers a generous benefits package, including 100% employer paid medical, dental, vision for the employee and qualified dependent family members, short- and long-term disability insurance, term life insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with employer contribution and match, employee assistance plan, 11 paid holidays, and 20 days of personal time off (PTO) per year and an annual bonus.
How to Apply: Send cover letter and résumé by email to: email@example.com. For ease of processing please title your email as follows: Your Name – LA Assc Dir of CR & IG. Attachments should be in .doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt or .pdf format. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
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Send cover letter and résumé by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For ease of processing please title your email as follows: Your Name – LA Assc Dir of CR & IG. Attachments should be in .doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt or .pdf format. Incomplete applications will not be considered.