The Director of Development is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of HGSCA’s fundraising including, the major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, special events and grant writing efforts. The Director works closely with The President and imembers of the Board of Directors in all development and fund-raising endeavors.
We look forward to working with retirees who would like to find the perfect opportunity to pursue their interests and feed their passions. We know that retirees reap a host of physical, mental and emotional health benefits from volunteering while they find a way to contribute positively to society.
Here are three positive effects they get from giving back
- We know that older adults who volunteer tend to live longer.
- Volunteering exercises the brain. Because it engages them in solving problems, volunteering may also improve the cognitive health of retirees
- Volunteers are more socially active and less lonely
- Must embrace the mission of HGSCA
- Strong interpersonal and writing skills.
- Have knowledge and experience in fund raising techniques
- Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members and other volunteers.
- Have the desire to get out of the office and build external relationships.
- Be a "self-starter" and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls.
- Be organized and exhibit "follow through" on tasks and goals.
- Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability.
- A bachelor’s degree.
- 5 years minimum experience in professional fundraising.
ACTUAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Able to meet every 3 months via Skype or in person to communicate with the Board of Directors.
- Able to work virtually from home (you decide the how/when) and use our email system, Skype, or cell phone to communicate with the Board of Directors as needed.
- Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them.
- Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors.
- Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.
- Direct the annual fund program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives.
- Oversees fund raising special events
- Oversee prospect research.
- Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements to share information about HGSCA with the community.
- Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems.
- Oversee creation of publications to support fund raising activities.
- Demonstrate professional conduct at all times.
E-mail resume to Kenia Mosquera at HGSCA: firstname.lastname@example.orgAbout us
We are a non-profit organization (501c3) created to foster cultural and educational exchange, medical assistance, tourism, art, commercial trade opportunities and good will between Guayaquil, Ecuador and Houston, Texas. We achieve these goals by establishing relations and cooperation between individuals, organizations, and institutions from the two cities.
We have become part of a powerful global network anchored in formal city-to-city agreements. Eighteen sister cities, strategically positioned throughout the world, translate into long-term relationships that give you international access, opportunities and resources.
To learn more about the Sister Cities Program click on the link below:
Houston, TxYear Founded
- Donor Management
- Grant Writing / Research
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Must be at least 30
- Orientation or Training
- 2 years, it isn't mandatory but highly recommended
- To spread the word to other professionals willing to join our cause