Development Associate

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



United States


Development Associates assist with implementing all aspects of Sociedad Latina’s fundraising and marketing plans, including grant writing, reporting, marketing, media, individual donors, events and other tasks as assigned. The Development Associate reports directly to the Development & Communications Manager and works closely with the entire staff, including our Executive Director, Program Directors and members of the Board of Directors.

Experience and Qualifications 

  • 2 years of experience in donor solicitation and/or grant writing
  • Proven track record of building organizational capacity through development activities
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including attention to detail, clarity of expression and familiarity with proposal structure/language
  • Creativity and resourcefulness as well as motivation to learn and develop new skills
  • Ability to work independently in a deadline-driven environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to Sociedad Latina’s mission of supporting Latino youth and families
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred

Grants and Reports Responsibilities

  • Research and identify sources of funding for programmatic and operational support.
  • Write and edit grant LOIs, concept papers, proposals, and other correspondence to corporate and foundation donors. Track proposal deadlines, status, and results
  • Connect with program directors and coordinators to gather necessary information for reports
  • Write and edit reports to funders
  • Oversee the acknowledgment and recognition of corporate and foundation grants
  • Assist with general operations of the development staff as needed, such as mailings, events, and special activities or campaigns. 

Evaluation Responsibilities

  • Perform data quality check for programs and provide results to Director of Evaluation and other staff as necessary
  • Facilitate ETO staff monthly data meetings
  • Supervise ETO data intern (ensure data integrity)
  • Find appropriate assessments and evaluations that are needed and build them into ETO
  • Provide management reports for Leadership Team to review on a monthly basis
  • Ensure that ETO data is capturing info needed for reports
  • Program observations

Communications Responsibilities

  • Support the implementation of Sociedad Latina's marketing plan, including print and online communications
  • Develop media pitches and cultivate relationships with media outlets to increase visibility of the organization

To Apply

Email cover letter, resume, two writing samples and one graphic design sample to

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree