NLCI Latino Youth

Job Announcement for Development Consultant
For a National Latino Children’s
Non-Profit Organization

The National Latino Children’s Institute (NLCI) is seeking a development consultant who will support the mission of NLCI to focus the nation’s attention on the contributions and challenges of young Latinos by advocating for their success and well-being through partnerships and programs.  This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for those interested in advancing and creating opportunities that support building healthy communities for Latino children and youth.

Key Responsibilities

The Development Consultant will work closely with the executive director to implement the fundraising strategies. The consultant will be responsible for advancing the mission of NLCI by actively seeking grant support to execute a comprehensive fundraising plan based on the strategic plan. The key responsibilities and deliverables are to:

  • Work with NLCI Management to prioritize the fundraising plan for NLCI
  • Analyze and research potential funders for NLCI initiatives and set fundraising goals
  • Develop a targeted list of viable “untouched” funders that are aligned with NLCI mission, values, beliefs and strategic goals, including capacity building
  • Develop a continuous fundraising process, policies, procedures to solicit funding for NLCI; including templates for securing grants
  • Write and submit grants for funding that support NLCI to corporations, foundations and government entities
  • Update fundraising plan; and
  • Provide detailed bi-weekly reports about the fundraising progress to the executive director.

Experience and Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s degree preferred).

Special Knowledge and Skills:

  • Proven record of success in grant writing preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • In-depth knowledge and ability to seek and secure grant opportunities that support efforts focused on the Latino community specifically around young Latinos ages 0-18
  • Strong ability to write persuasively, edit and proof read grants
  • Knowledgeable and compliant with regulations and rules governing fundraising for non-profit organizations
  • Aware of the political and competitive environment of non-profit organizations
  • Familiar with fundraising methods and campaign initiatives that deliver funding to NLCI


  • A minimum of five years of proven experience in managing a fundraising program in a non-profit environment with an understanding of the regulations governing fundraising for non-profit organizations with a national scope. A certified fundraising credential preferred.
  • A successful track record of personally identifying, cultivating, soliciting and securing resources from individual donors, corporations and foundations for organizations specifically focused on issues and advocacy for young Latinos.
  • Knowledge of the Latino community specifically around young Latinos, culture and language.
  • Ability to work as a team player in a hands-on environment with limited resources.
  • Excellent computer literacy skills including knowledge of maintaining a funder database.
  • Ability to effectively gain the respect and support of various constituencies, including board and staff members, donors, corporations, foundations, government and civic leaders.
  • A record of measurable results in organizing and implementing such activities as annual gifts, grant writing, corporate and foundation giving.


       February 22, 2013       Application deadline to submit to NLCI
       March 20, 2013           Select consultant

Compensation:                 Negotiable and commensurate with education and experience

Location:                           Negotiable (Limited Travel)

Position Type:                   Contractual

Application Process

To apply for this position please email your cover letter, contact information, resume and attachments to the executive director, Josie F. Garza at The cover letter and attachments should answer the following:

  • What interests you in this position? Share with us your knowledge of the Latino community, specifically around young Latinos up to age 18. What makes you the perfect candidate?
  • Describe the basic function of a development program? What are the essential elements?
  • Describe your three most recent consulting positions; include full reference information. Provide details of your responsibilities as well as your accomplishments, including amount of funds you raised in each situation.
  • What is your experience in grant writing? What was your role? What are the specific granting agencies/foundations/corporations/federal to which you have written grant proposals? What were the results? What would you do differently? (Attach an example of this work.)
  • Which duties/responsibilities are you best at as a fund development consultant? What are the characteristics that make you successful in development work? What are your strengths?
  • Identify three factors that are critical to development work that if not done, would doom the work from the beginning.
  • Describe a specific development plan you created, include the goals and results of the plan. Attach an example of this plan.
  • Describe two of the most innovative projects you developed; include what made them innovative and the results? Attach an example of this project.
  • Describe the most difficult development goal you have encountered and include what made it difficult and how you resolved the issue.
  • In your experience, how did you track the contributions and manage reporting and planning?
  • Please feel free to include any additional information.

Please no phone calls. Download full application here.