Overview: Mixteca Organization Inc. is a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization founded in 2000 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Our mission is to support sustainable livelihoods for Spanish-speaking immigrants, regardless of status, by providing free and culturally sensitive programming to address critical health, educational, and immigration needs for Spanish-speaking families in Brooklyn and the broader NYC metropolitan area.

Position Summary: The Deputy Director will work closely with the Executive Director to lead the strategic development and operational execution of Mixteca’s mission and goals. This role is pivotal in ensuring the smooth operation of the organization, supporting various departments, and acting as a key representative in external affairs. The Deputy Director will co-manage the organization’s advocacy and programmatic goals, ensure administrative efficiency, and foster strong relationships with stakeholders.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Organizational Leadership & Strategic Planning:

  • Lead strategic planning and align with the Executive Director and leadership team.
  • Set and oversee organizational goals, ensuring programs meet community and funder needs.
  • Implement Mixteca’s mission, vision, and values across all programs.
  • Act as a decision-maker and representative in internal and external meetings.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships and ensure regulatory compliance.

Program Management:

  • Co-lead advocacy and programmatic goals.
  • Supervise Director-level staff and promote a collaborative, high-performance culture.
  • Oversee program evaluation and continuous improvement.

Communications & Policy Advocacy:

  • Represent Mixteca at external events and advance organizational priorities.
  • Co-develop advocacy strategy and manage policy campaigns.
  • Implement marketing and communication strategies for visibility and fundraising.

Human Resources & Team Management:

  • Lead and mentor staff, ensuring compliance with labor laws and organizational policies.
  • Oversee recruitment, onboarding, and professional development.

Financial Oversight:

  • Develop and monitor budgets, ensuring adherence to financial policies.
  • Support financial planning and risk management.

Development & Fundraising:

  Support fundraising strategy, cultivate donor relationships, and oversee events and campaigns.


  • Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management, public administration, social work, or a related field (Master’s degree preferred).
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a leadership role within a nonprofit organization.
  • Proven track record in strategic planning, program management, and advocacy.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and Spanish.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse stakeholders.

Working Conditions: This is a full-time position based in Mixteca’s oce in Brooklyn, NY. Some off-site work and occasional evening or weekend work may be required.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement: Mixteca is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.