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Development Director, Based in Guatemala

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Mercado Global | Panajachel, Sololá Department, Guatemala
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The Development Director leads Mercado Global’s fundraising program and team.  The position reports into and works closely with the organization’s Executive Director.  The Development Director is responsible for meeting annual fundraising goals via grants, corporate sponsorships, fundraising events, and our annual appeal.  The Development Director’s team manages donor relationships and the organization’s donor communications calendar, including overseeing the creation of key communication tools, such as the annual report and quarterly updates. 

Mercado Global seeks a Development Director who is passionate about growing a cutting-edge model for fighting poverty and empowering women.  He/she should have significant fundraising experience, leadership capabilities, self-initiative, and strong communication skills.  

This position provides fundraising professionals with the opportunity to work with our network of institutional partners, donors, our talented team in Guatemala, and the indigenous women we serve.  This position is based in Panajanchel, Guatemala.  

 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Develop and implement fundraising strategy and annual fundraising plan
  • Work closely with the Executive Director and the Board development committee to identify, cultivate, and solicit individual major donors
  • Develop individual donor solicitations (annual appeals, project asks, event asks, corporate sponsor asks)
  • Report fundraising progress to board and support board development committee
  • Cultivate and manage foundation relationships including overseeing the writing of proposals, LOI’s and reports
  • Manage development team to meet fundraising goals, including supervision of donor communication strategies, event strategies, and development operations

 

Key Qualifications: 

  • A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of fundraising experience.  A background in international development and/or non-profits preferred. 
  • Demonstrated success in developing fundraising strategies and meeting fundraising goals
  • Demonstrated success in cultivating and managing major donor relationships 
  • Excellent writing skills and proven success in writing donor correspondence
  • Experience in grant writing and managing foundation relationships
  • Staff management experience
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to move multiple projects forward simultaneously
  • Proficiency in written and spoken Spanish a plus
  • Enthusiasm for Mercado Global’s mission 
  • Flexibility, drive and a sense of humor

 

 

About Mercado Global:

Mercado Global is focused on transforming the lives of women. We create beautiful and thoughtfully designed accessories that not only have the ability to transform an outfit, they can empower an entire community of indigenous women in rural Latin America.

 

A single thread is stronger when woven with many others. Through our not-for-profit model, we strengthen communities of women, weaving savings and loan support, education, and market access into a program focused on financial independence to overcome poverty.

 

Our collections are handmade by these expert weavers, changing a look from day to night, from beach to boardroom, helping women to express their personal style. 

 

Our accounts include Nordstrom, Stitch Fix, Reformation, Yoox Net-a-Porter Group, Levi’s, Holt Renfrew, United Arrows, Everything But Water, Of a Kind, Roller Rabbit and Merci.

 

Learn more at www.mercadoglobal.org

 

The Development Director leads Mercado Global’s fundraising program and team.  The position reports into and works closely with the organization’s Executive Director.  The Development Director is responsible for meeting annual…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Managerial

Level of Language Proficiency

  • Proficiency in written and spoken Spanish a plus
  • Proficiency in written and spoken Spanish a plus

How To Apply

Please send cover letter, resume, and references to Ruth DeGolia at jobs@mercadoglobal.org.

Please indicate “Development Director” in the subject line of your email.

Please send cover letter, resume, and references to Ruth DeGolia at jobs@mercadoglobal.org.

Please indicate “Development Director” in the subject line of your email.

Location

Panajachel, Sololá Department, GT
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