Director of Fundraising

Latino Community Center

Website Latino Community Center


The Director of Fundraising leads all non-grant related revenue-generating fundraising and development activities for the organization. The Director of Fundraising cultivates and maintains positive relationships with current and potential donors and serves as a liaison with management staff throughout the organization. This individual has an immediate impact on the organization’s fundraising and development activities and messaging.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Sets funding goals in collaboration with the Executive Director and develops an annual Development Plan that addresses fundraising goals and strategies for the Center.
  • Develops Fundraising strategies, formulates solicitation procedures, and oversees all fundraising activities in accordance with objectives of the organization.
  • Generates, identifies and develops new fundraising opportunities and effectively communicates the mission of the organization and fundraising opportunities available to meet the financial needs of the organization.
  • Expand existing lists of regular and potential contributors to the organization, cultivates new donors and solicits funds.
  • Increases Individual Giving and establishes and maintains a monthly giving campaign, leads and runs an effective end of year campaign, Giving Tuesday Campaign, and Critical Needs Alert Campaign.
  • Researches corporations and identifies opportunities for corporate sponsorships and giving opportunities and increases current corporate giving support year after year.
  • Creates sponsorship materials to promote sponsorship opportunities  for major LCC events.
  • In partnership with the Grants Manager, acts as a liaison between funding partners and the organization.
  • Obtains contacts for potential donors from Board members, makes telephone or in-person contact and introduces donors to the Executive Director.
  • Works closely with the Board of Directors and the Development Committee to meet their annual giving goal.
  • Utilizes CRM and ensures that all formatting and edits are in place so that reports can be run, linkages can be made, and donor history is properly maintained.
  • Develops and maintains a comprehensive donor cultivation plan that encompasses donor cultivation, retention, moves management
  • Prepares Annual Report in collaboration with Grants Manager and Executive Director.
  • Stays current on behavioral health trends and legislation that are likely to affect agency funding.
  • Maintain a reliable communications mechanism with internal personnel to ensure efforts are in line with objectives.
  • Prepare paperwork for donors.
  • Plan and oversee special donor recognition activities.
  • Accept pledges or funds from contributors and write letters to express appreciation for donation.
  • Ensure that all fundraising practices comply with accounting standards, State and Federal codes, and organization policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as needed.

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):

  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Presentation Skills
  • Analytical Ability
  • Project Management
  • Organization/Planning
  • Persistence
  • Initiative
  • Assertiveness
  • Customer Service Orientation
  • Collaboration

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

This description is representative of requirements that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Individual will operate in an office setting, and be required to use a computer with keyboard, telephone, or handheld mobile device for extended periods of time, and office machinery as needed.
Individual may occasionally be required to lift, push, pull, and carry up to 20 pounds.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position; typical hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Individual may need to work outside operating hours as needed to fulfill responsibilities

Education, Certification(s), and/or License(s) Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in English, Journalism, Communications, or Marketing. Masters preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance
  • Act 33/34 and FBI Clearances
  • Complete Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse Mandated and Permissive Reporting in Pennsylvania

Other Requirements:

  • Five (5) or more years of non-profit experience.
  • Knowledge of nonprofit donation recruitment techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with donors.
  • Experience motivating and supporting others.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must be culturally sensitive to the needs of the Latino community.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus, but not required.
  • Represents the LCC values: Empathy, Positive and Welcoming, Growth Mindset, Professionalism, Passion, and Education.

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