Arizona Development Director
Department: State Capacity Building
Reports to: Chispa Arizona Executive
Positions Reporting to this
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Travel Requirements: Up to 10%
Union Position: Yes
Job Classification Level: F
Salary Range (depending on
experience): $96,418 – $144,627
LCV believes our earth is worth fighting for because everyone
has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To
ensure those rights are protected, we help people use their power
to shape policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and
LCV launched Chispa in 2014, a grassroots
community organizing program to ensure the voice and power of
Latinx communities influence the environmental policies and
decisions that impact our health and environment. Currently, Chispa
has programs in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Nevada and
LCV is hiring a Development Director to join our Chispa Arizona
Phoenix-based team who will be the driver for Chispa Arizona’s fund
development strategy. In partnership with the Chispa AZ Executive
Director, the Development Director will create and implement an
annual fund development plan. This role will be primarily
responsible for ensuring there is diversified revenue to assist
with all programs, utilizing high-level donor cultivation skills to
retain current supporters and attract new supporters. The
Development Director will also work with key members of the finance
and development teams to create and manage revenue goals, forecast
long-term revenue strategies, and plan for future revenue if
variances arise. The ideal candidate is motivated by a just,
accessible, and culturally competent environmental movement acting
in the fight against polluters and climate change, and for a
cleaner future and a fair democracy for all. We are looking for an
organized, innovative, ambitious leader and communicator who is
goal-driven and self-motivated, with significant experience in fund
development and program management to join the Chispa Arizona
Responsibilities: Fund Development
Strategy & Operations
- Develop and implement a multi-year fund development strategy
that is inclusive of diverse revenue streams. The fund development
strategy should include measurable goals for revenue sustainability
- Create a master calendar for implementing stewardship
activities, special events, and integrated donor education
- Establish and execute a plan for leveraging existing
organizational relationships and seeking out new supporters to
identify prospects, engage potential donors, and track and steward
- Research and identify prospective donors and implement a
cultivation process for donor engagement.
- In partnership with the Chispa AZ team, implement activities
that will strengthen the organization’s culture of
- Work closely with the Chispa AZ Operations team to forecast
annual revenue goals, perform monthly revenue reconciliation, and
manage donor reports to maintain accuracy and financial
Individual Giving & Membership
- Oversee the grants process for Chispa AZ, which includes
leading on grant application drafts and submissions, post-award
reporting, and stewardship for current and prospective
grant-related funders, including foundations and corporations.
- Research and identify prospective grants that are
mission-aligned for the Chispa AZ program.
- Create a grant dashboard that tracks grant application
progress, submission deadlines, and report dates. Prepare reports
on the dashboard, as needed.
Donor Related Communications
- Manage a portfolio of current and prospective donors. Current
donor range is from $500-$50,000.
- Create and implement strategies that will increase donor
retention and commitment levels.
- Create and implement a plan for individual donor membership
levels that target low-, mid-, and major-giving levels, including
online giving strategies.
- Work closely with the Chispa AZ Organizing team to develop and
implement a community membership program to address transitioning
non-giving volunteers to monetary supporters.
- Work in partnership with the Chispa AZ Communications Director
to create culturally competent stewardship materials that speak to
our work, such as impact reports, issue updates, surveys, etc.
- Work in partnership with the Chispa AZ Communications Director
to ensure that donors are receiving integrated and appropriate
- Develop and implement an annual campaign of issue-specific
appeals to engage current and prospective supporters.
- Travel up to 10% for donor meetings, membership engagement
events, staff retreats, conferences, and professional development
opportunities, as needed.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Experience: Required –
Minimum of 5 years of fund development experience, including
experience managing or directing a fund development program. Proven
experience with grant writing, submission, and reporting. A
provable track record of significant and successful gifts and
grants awards. Experience managing relationships with prospective
and/or current funders. Proven demonstration of cultural competence
when messaging to different audiences. Experience working in
fundraising in Arizona.
- Preferred – Experience with creating and managing
donor membership levels. Experience messaging environmental
priorities and social justice movement issues.
- Skills: Demonstrated
understanding of and connection to Arizona funding partners and
landscape. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. High
ability to effectively delegate and manage processes for multiple
priorities in a fast-paced work environment. Ability to work under
own initiative, as well as part of a team. Demonstrated
flexibility, self-awareness, emotional intelligence, cultural
competence. Creative and innovative; a problem-solver and
resourceful during challenging or new situations. Working knowledge
of compliance issues and regulations related to 501(c)(3) and
Competence: Enthusiasm and
commitment to amplify the voice and leadership of Latino
communities in Arizona and advancing progressive issues and
campaigns. Must share a commitment to advancing racial justice and
equity and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture.
Familiarity with the complexity of issues and obstacles facing
communities of color engagement in the environmental movement.
Familiarity with Arizona and the in-state community preferred.
- Working Conditions: This
job operates in a professional office environment, and routinely
uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones,
photocopiers, and audiovisual systems. This position is
largely sedentary, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods.
The person in this position frequently communicates with funders
and must be able to exchange accurate information. Position
requires a valid driver’s license and liability insurance or access
to reliable transportation. Applicants need to be located in
and legally authorized to work in the United States. LCV requires
all employees working from our offices or participating in
in-person meetings or events to be fully up-to-date on their
COVID-19 vaccinations, subject to reasonable accommodation as
required by law.
LCV offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that
includes vacation, sick and parental leave, personal days, paid
holidays, health insurance (two plan options for staff to choose
from), dental and vision insurance, life and disability insurance
(short- and long-term), Flexible Spending Account, 401(k)
retirement plan with company matching contribution, commuter
benefits program, sabbatical, and student loan assistance.
Apply: Send resume and cover letter
to email@example.com with
“Chispa AZ Development Director” in the subject line
by June 19, 2023. No phone calls please.
LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a
racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic
information, or any other protected status. LCV is committed to
providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation
for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services,
programs, and activities. If you
require reasonable accommodation in completing this application,
interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise
participating in the employee selection process, please