Equipping Latinos and other DC-area residents with the skills and financial tools to create a better future for their families and communities.
Shortly after the Mount Pleasant Riots in 1991, a group of visionary civil rights activists, bankers, and business professionals launched the Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) to economically empower the Latino community living in the District of Columbia. Ever since, LEDC has equipped Latinos and other DC-area residents (including African Americans and other immigrant communities) with the skills and financial tools to create a better future for their families and communities. The Latino Economic Development Center’s (LEDC) mission is to drive the economic and social advancement of low- to moderate- income Latinos and other D.C. area residents by equipping them with the skills and tools to achieve financial independence and become leaders in their communities. LEDC achieves its mission through four program areas: small business development, microlending, homeownership and foreclosure counseling, and the preservation of affordable housing.
LEDC is seeking a Development Associate to assist with grant writing, individual donor fundraising (including event planning), and grant reporting. This individual will report to Development Manager, and will work with LEDC's senior staff to raise funds for the organization's programs in small business development, micro-lending, affordable housing preservation, and homeownership and foreclosure counseling. S/he will be responsible for:
• Researching grant opportunities
• Assisting with drafting and packaging grant proposals
• Maintaining calendar of proposal due dates of grant progress and final reports
• Assisting with the data collection and drafting of interim and final grant reports
• Maintaining individual donor and grants management databases
• Ensuring individual donor and institutional funder information is regularly shared with Communications Director to ensure donor and funder lists are up to date
• Composing and mailing thank you and acknowledgment letters to individual donors and institutional funders
• Maintaining paper and electronic filing system of individual and institutional donor documentation
• Assist in the organizing, planning and execution of fundraising events
• Assist with online fundraising campaigns
• Other relevant tasks assigned by Development Manager
Ideal applicants will have:
• An interest in promoting programs that promote economic opportunity and reduce poverty
• A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., literature, journalism, sociology)
• Previous fundraising experience
Additionally, we are seeking candidates who exhibit the following:
• Excellent writing, analytical, and verbal communication skills (Spanish language skills are a plus);
• Highly organized and detail-oriented;
• Able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and consistently meet deadlines;
• A self-starter who takes initiative but also works well as part of a team;
• Proficiency with Excel;
• Experience with database management and social media platforms;
• Able to manage sensitive and confidential information with integrity;
• Willingness to work a flexible schedule with minimum supervision, occasional participation in evening and weekend events is required.
EOE. LEDC is offering a competitive salary ($35,000 – $40,000, based on experience) and benefits package that includes health, dental, vision and life insurance, a matching 401k plan, flex spending accounts. To apply, please e-mail a resume, cover letter and relevant writing sample to Marjorie Nemes, Development Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.