Director of Corporate Development (Fundraiser)

  • Washington, DC
  • Jan 10, 2022
Full time Management Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description


OPENS: April 19, 2022

CLOSES: May 3, 2022

Position Title: Director of Corporate Development (Fundraiser)

Location: Washington, D.C. / National Headquarters

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Classification: Exempt -Salary

Organization: The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is a non-profit organization and serves as the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with over 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit

Essential Duties: The Director- Corporate Development (Fundraiser) is responsible for developing, planning and implementing the fundraising program to provide for the short and long-term needs of the organization. Develops and implements a strategic partnership and corresponding action plan, to generate funding to include corporate, foundation, government investments, grant writing, on-line and high donor giving.

Duties and Responsibilities:

-     Create annual strategic development fundraising plan by analyzing past efforts, setting donor strategies, determining calendar of activities and establishing goals and evaluate fundraising results. Sets annual monetary goals and budgets according to short- and long-term goals.

  • Research and identifies opportunities to write and submit major requests for proposal as outlined in the annual fundraising plan to generate funds. Develop supplementary materials, marketing plan, and program timelines as requested by funder. Determine success metrics and develop progress reports to 
  • Maintain foundation and corporate relations by strengthening working relationships with foundation and corporate giving representatives. Actively participates in external engagements or gatherings where target investors are present, using these opportunities to deepen relationships with current investors and to advance strategies and secure new 
  • Schedule face-to-face meetings with major contributors and prospect, send acknowledgement, provide program updates and required reports, update and share partnership opportunities guide and shares media promotions with funders, meets any other funder requirements. 
  • Maintain a list of potential financial donors including corporations, foundations, and
  • Conduct program design, goal setting & finance by participating in internal programs’ meetings where development perspective is required, including corporate relations. Collaborate and coordinate with top management to set annual fundraising goals. Create new innovative programs to pitch to 
  • Coordinate with Chief Financial Officer (CFO) grant portfolios, budget creation, and ensure compliance with government and grant regulations. Prepare invoices and conduct collections from funders, manage fiscal agent agreements, and provide other finance and budget planning support to CFO as requested by the CEO. 
  • Serve as the onsite event liaison to greet donors, sponsors , and ensure all agreed upon services are conducted as specified per the signed agreement. 
  • Manage information using database and other software as required. Oversees online giving strategies and develops fundraising tools such as partnership opportunities guide, programs and event reporting as required. 
  • Serves as liaison with Corporate Alliance members and prepares 
  • Responsible for the management of the Corporate Development staff. This includes assignments, providing guidance to accomplish team goals, and setting up annual goals and conducting performance 
  • Other duties as assigned by the CEO 

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):

  • Extensive knowledge of fundraising strategies and principles.
  • Expertise in fundraising and achieving corporate sponsorships.
  • Excellent management and supervisory skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of tax planning principles and techniques that favor charitable giving.
  • Expertise in conducting research for potential donors

Required Education and Experience:

  • B.A. degree required in finance, corporate development or similar related degree.
  • Five to ten (5-10) years minimum of grant proposal writing and fundraising experience working with nonprofits, advocacy organizations
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, develop work plans, set deadlines, work independently, manage multiple projects and duties simultaneously, prioritize.
  • Experience in government, private and foundation grant writing proposals
  • Database management experience.
  • Proficiency in oral and written Spanish desired but not required
  • Experience in working and coordinating large events, i.e., conventions, galas of 15,000 people plus

Additional Eligibility Qualifications: Experience as a Director of Corporate Development or Chief Development Officer for nonprofit organization preferred. 

Work Status: United States Citizen or Permanent Resident Required 

Salary Range: $ $85,000-$100,000/year

Commensurate according to years of experience. All employees must meet a 6-month probationary period. Continuation of this position after one year is dependent on the successful candidate meeting jointly determined performance goals. 


  • Accrual of 8 hours of sick time and 8 hours of vacation time per month
  • 11 Paid Federal Holidays
  • Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance available for enrollment
  • Retirement Plan
  • Access to eLearning System for training and development. 

How to Apply: Candidates should submit their resume demonstrating qualifications, education and work experience required for the position. All applications must be submitted electronically to by 5:00pm EST on the closing date. Any questions may be directed via email to the Human Resource Officer at


LULAC is committed to diversity among its staff, and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents. LULAC is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote, and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis. LULAC will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited