Location: Brooklyn, New York
The Development Director leads Mercado Global’s fundraising program and team. The position reports into and works closely with the organization’s Executive Director. The Development Director is responsible for meeting annual fundraising goals via grants, corporate sponsorships, fundraising events, and our annual appeal. The Development Director’s team manages donor relationships and the organization’s donor communications calendar, including overseeing the creation of key communication tools, such as the annual report and quarterly updates.
Mercado Global seeks a Development Director who is passionate about growing a cutting-edge model for fighting poverty and empowering women. He/she should have significant fundraising experience, leadership capabilities, self-initiative, and strong communication skills.
This position provides fundraising professionals with the opportunity to work with our network of institutional partners, donors, our talented team in Guatemala, and the indigenous women we serve. This position is based at our headquarters in Brooklyn, New York.
Develop and implement fundraising strategy and annual fundraising plan
Work closely with the Executive Director and the Board development committee to identify, cultivate, and solicit individual major donors
Develop individual donor solicitations (annual appeals, project asks, event asks, corporate sponsor asks)
Report fundraising progress to board and support board development committee
Cultivate and manage foundation relationships including overseeing the writing of proposals, LOI’s and reports
Manage development team to meet fundraising goals, including supervision of donor communication strategies, event strategies, and development operations
A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of fundraising experience. A background in international development and/or non-profits preferred.
Demonstrated success in developing fundraising strategies and meeting fundraising goals
Demonstrated success in cultivating and managing major donor relationships
Excellent writing skills and proven success in writing donor correspondence
Experience in grant writing and managing foundation relationships
Staff management experience
Excellent planning and organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to move multiple projects forward simultaneously
Proficiency in written and spoken Spanish a plus
Enthusiasm for Mercado Global’s mission
Flexibility, drive and a sense of humor
How to Apply
Please send cover letter and resume to Ruth DeGolia at email@example.com, indicating “Development Director” as the subject of email.