Development Director

Organization
Semilla Nueva
Location
Guatemala
Job Type
Full-time
Deadline for Applications
01/31/2021
How to Apply
Before applying, please review our website: www.semillanueva.org, including blogs and annual reports. To apply please send your cover letter, CV, and 2-3 writing samples to trabajo@semillanueva.org. Examples of communications materials are a plus. Please note “Development Director” and your last name in the subject line of your email.
Where to Apply
trabajo@semillanueva.org
Tags
Full-time

Summary of the Position

They are hiring a development director to help our organization expand its annual budget from the current $1.5 million per year to the $2.5 million they will need to improve the national nutrition of Guatemala and begin expanding internationally. This position will lead relationship building and proposal development with new donors (individual and institutional), reporting, and work with the operations team to develop our monitoring and evaluation systems. This role will take advantage of Semilla Nueva’s success, growth, and improved impact data to expand our relationship with multilateral and bilateral donors as well as the impact focused foundations that have been our principal donors to date.

The development director will report to and collaborate closely with the executive director, oversee two coordinator positions, and will be a part of our senior leadership team. The position will require significant time in Guatemala, but they are open to candidates who have a compelling case for leading our development efforts internationally while investing significant time in Guatemala.

They are looking for a passionate, creative, and outgoing leader with a strong mind for problem solving, systems, and collaboration, both within Semilla Nueva and with partners. They are also looking for a strong writer and communicator with successful experience in the world of multilateral and bilateral funding.

 

Qualifications Required:

● Proven experience in fundraising with impact-oriented family foundations and multi/bilateral donors

● Minimum 5 years of successful fundraising experience, especially with impact-oriented family foundations and/or multilateral or bilateral donors.

● Basic data analysis

● People and resources management: ability to coordinate, manage, and prioritize workload to meet objectives and timelines

● Strong technical writing abilities

● Strong networking and inter-organizational collaboration skills

● Fully fluent English

● Advanced Spanish
Desired:

● Graduate degree in nutrition, global health, international development, or related field

● Work experience in a bi/multilateral or other development agency

● Fluent Spanish

● Experience working in a developing country
Expectations

● Minimum commitment two years

● Ability to work independently, proactively, and prioritize/coordinate a variety of activities

● Ability to represent organizational values and develop strategy in a senior leadership role

● Ability to work effectively in a multicultural team

● Comfortable working in a fast-paced, constantly evolving work environment

 

Specific Tasks

● Relationships and Proposals

o Manage donor relationship formation, growth, and maintenance

o Manage grant application pipeline and prioritization

o Lead proposal writing process

● M&E, Compliance and Reporting

o Work with operations to develop data development systems that meet

current and projected donor requirements

o Lead reporting process and co-design audits of operational compliance

o With the operations team, co-develop new systems and studies internally and with third parties to improve measurement of Semilla Nueva’s impact

● Communications and Individual Donor Management

o Lead design of new media and materials that present Semilla Nueva

o Support the board of directors for grassroots and individual fundraising

o Ensure engagement with individual donors

● Management and Leadership

o Develop a growing M&E and development team

o Work with the leadership team on organizational and strategic development
Before applying, please review our website: www.semillanueva.org, including blogs and annual reports.

To apply please send your cover letter, CV, and 2-3 writing samples to trabajo@semillanueva.org. Examples of communications materials are a plus. Please note “Development Director” and your last name in the subject line of your email.

Additional Information

Before applying, please review our website: www.semillanueva.org, including blogs and annual reports.
To apply please send your cover letter, CV, and 2-3 writing samples to trabajo@semillanueva.org. Examples of communications materials are a plus. Please note “Development Director” and your last name in the subject line of your email.