We are seeking a passionate and experienced Director of Development to lead and expand our organization’s fundraising and development efforts. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in nonprofit fundraising, excellent leadership skills, and the ability to build and maintain relationships with donors, partners, and stakeholders. This role is critical to achieving our mission and ensuring the financial sustainability of our organization. The Director of Development will work closely with the executive Director and the Director of Programs to build and implement a robust multi-tiered fundraising strategy to support the resource needs of Mixteca and its members.

About Mixteca:

Mixteca Organization Inc. is a 501(C)3 organization founded in 2000 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, which seeks to support sustainable livelihoods for Spanish-speaking immigrants, regardless of status. Mixteca provides free and culturally-sensitive programming to respond to the host of critical health, educational, and immigration needs for Spanish-speaking families in Brooklyn and the broader NYC metropolitan area.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Fundraising Strategy and Execution:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy to meet Mixteca’s financial goals.
  • Identify and cultivate relationships with individual donors, corporate partners, foundations, and other funding sources.
  • Oversee the planning and execution of fundraising events, campaigns, and initiatives.
  • Monitor and analyze fundraising performance metrics to inform strategy and improve outcomes.

Donor Relations and Stewardship:

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with existing and prospective donors.
  • Develop and implement donor recognition programs and stewardship plans to ensure donor satisfaction and retention.
  • Prepare and deliver compelling presentations, proposals, and reports to donors and funding partners.
  • Develop and manage individual donor fundraising campaigns, including crowdfunding, direct mail, prospecting and other tactics to expand Mixteca’s base of individual donors and other revenue sources.

Grant Management:

  • Identify grant opportunities and oversee the preparation and submission of grant proposals, along with the Development Associate and grant writer consultant
  • Manage grant compliance and reporting, ensuring timely and accurate submissions.
  • Develop relationships with grantmaking organizations and maintain a calendar of grant deadlines.
  • Oversee coordination and implementation of special events, including but not limited to, gala event, house parties and other related activities
  • Develop and implement strategies to broaden support for the ecosystem of groups needed to advance
  • Mixteca’s overall goals, with particular focus on increased philanthropic support for grassroots community organizing.
  • Oversight and management of systems and processes for effective identification, tracking, and engagement with donors and prospects, including prospecting, data management, acknowledgments, and ongoing communication with individual prospects, donors, institutional funders and other key partners.

Leadership and Team Management:

  • As part of the leadership team, support the executive director on the organizatio’ strategic direction.
  • Lead and mentor the development team, fostering a collaborative and high-performance culture.
  • Provide strategic direction and support to the development team, ensuring alignment with organizational goals.
  • Collaborate with the executive team and board of directors to align fundraising strategies with the organization’s mission and objectives.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and ethical standards in fundraising.

Communications and Advocacy:

  • In coordination with the Executive Director represent Mixteca at external meetings and events, as requested, to advance priorities.
  • Develop and implement marketing and communication strategies to support fundraising efforts.
  • Oversee the creation of fundraising materials, including newsletters, annual reports, and social media content.
  • Represent the organization at public events, networking opportunities, and speaking engagements.


  •  3+ years leading and managing multi-tiered successful fundraising campaigns and efforts, including strong experience with individual and institutional fundraising
  •  Demonstrated success at raising funds from a mix of individuals, events, appeals, and foundations, including success at cultivating, soliciting, and securing small gifts and larger gifts levels
  • Strong leadership and team management skills, with experience in developing and executing fundraising strategies.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Knowledge of fundraising best practices, ethics, and regulations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and Spanish, with exceptional attention to details, including ability and track record of writing well, quickly, and within deadlines.
  • Strong track record with budget development and monitoring.
  • Proficient in various database programs, fundraising platforms, and social media platforms.
  • Experience working with diverse socio-economic groups.

Working Conditions:

This is a full-time position based in our organization’s oce, located in an open space. However, occasional off-site work, such as attending community events or meetings, may be required. Some evening or weekend work may also be necessary, depending on the organization’s activities and events.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:

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

By joining Mixteca, you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on our organization while advancing your career in a dynamic and supportive environment. We look forward to reviewing your application.