Development Officer

El Porvenir
May 30, 2019
Telecommute, United States
Post Type
Experience (minimum)
5-10 Years
Education (minimum)
Travel Required?
Base Salary
$50,000 - 60,000


POSITION TITLE:             Development Officer (full-time position)

BASED IN:                         Broomfield, Colorado or remote

REPORTS TO:                   Director of US Operations, El Porvenir

TRAVEL:                            10-15%



This position’s primary responsibility is to raise funds for El Porvenir’s programs through annual giving, special campaigns, grant writing, and some special events. El Porvenir is an international nonprofit that partners with rural Nicaraguans to improve their standard of living through sustainable water, sanitation, and reforestation projects. We are looking for someone who is outgoing, motivated, and able to develop and deepen relationships with supporters as well as someone who shares our vision to create change with the people of Nicaragua.


Donor Relations/Fundraising/Grant Writing Responsibilities

  • Creatively source, cultivate, solicit and steward new faith community, individual, foundation, corporation, and service club funding sources to meet goals as well as deepen existing relationships in coordination with the development team and the Board of Directors
  • Attract, build, and maintain positive relationships with individuals, faith communities, foundations, corporations, and service clubs
  • Manage grant writing responsibilities for 10+ foundations as well as write LOIs for new support
  • Strengthen, expand, and support our network of Friends of El Porvenir groups
  • Travel within the US and to Nicaragua
  • Lead the planning, coordinating, and implementing of special events
  • Contribute articles/posts for all electronic and print communications
  • Conduct presentations to potential and existing supporters/trip participants
  • Develop new contacts with potential service trip groups, churches, organizations, etc.
  • Develop and market new Nicaragua tours when appropriate
  • Maintain current fundraising campaign and Nicaragua tour information on website
  • Supply general press releases for service trip groups to submit to their local papers


Skills required:

  • Experience in international development, particularly in Latin America
  • 5+ years of successful fundraising/grant writing experience
  • Committed to meeting goals
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Spanish fluency
  • Excellent computer skills, especially Word, Excel, Salesforce, and social media platforms
  • Organized
  • Detail oriented
  • Willingness to make phone calls
  • Able to manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • Self-motivated and results oriented
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to maintain confidentiality of information



  • Ability to work at a computer for long periods of time
  • Ability to travel to and from meetings and appointments in locations and times when public transportation is unavailable
  • Some weekend and evening hours required
  • Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs



  • Salary range: $54,000-63,000, depending on experience
  • Benefits including Flexible Spending Account, 401k retirement plan, sick leave, vacation leave, and paid holidays.



Using "Development Officer" in the subject line, please e-mail a cover letter (detailing your interest in working with El Porvenir and why your experience is a good match for the job responsibilities), resume, and salary requirements to

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