Established in 2013 as a permanent, committee-advised Field of Interest Fund at the Boston Foundation (TBF), the Latino Equity Fund (LEF) is the first Latino-focused fund in Greater Boston and is a unique partnership of Latino philanthropists and leaders. The Director of the Latino Equity Fund is responsible for communicating the LEF’s broad vision and increasing resources to benefit the community. This position oversees all activities of the Fund in coordination with its Advisory Committee, Co-Chairs and the Senior Management Team of the Boston Foundation. The Director is the primary liaison to the LEF Advisory Committee and is responsible for all programming, fundraising support and activities of the Latino Equity Fund.
- Providing technical assistance and day-to-day management of the Latino Equity Fund (LEF);
- Ensuring the sustained and growing development of LEF in coordination with TBF staff, community partners and funders;
- Managing the volunteer LEF Advisory Committee, facilitating meetings and communication between members and the Boston Foundation, and developing governance protocols;
- Collaborating with LEF leadership to define the goals, objectives and success criteria for the Fund and its stakeholders; design the strategic approach of the Fund, including growth, grant making and stakeholder engagement;
- Working in partnership with the Development & Donor Services team, the LEF Director will support the Advisory Committee in fund development; assist with fundraising from individual and institutional donors, inclusive of making asks, identifying new leads and pursuing them; work with Fund leadership and fund administration to monitor donations; work with donor services to field inquiries and acknowledge grants;
- Working with Communications and Marketing partners to advance communications and marketing plans, and seek out opportunities for the LEF to partner with the Boston Foundation on research, grantmaking and sponsorships; and
- Managing reporting and benchmarking for the Fund and its impact.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
- Individuals assigned to this position may perform other duties as assigned.
Preparation, Knowledge, Previous Experience:
- College degree or equivalent experience;
- 5+ years of fundraising and/or business development experience;
- A proven track record in programmatic design and volunteer management; and
- Alignment with the goals of the Fund and knowledge of the Latinx community in Massachusetts.
Skills, Abilities, Competencies:
- Strong desire to collaborate with nonprofit leaders, staff, board members and others with connections to the Latinx community;
- Proactive, with an aptitude for solving problems with creativity and resourcefulness;
- Experience working in a collaborative environment with diverse groups;
- Solid organization skills and impeccable attention to detail and accuracy;
- Excellent written and verbal skills; strong customer service orientation;
- Professional and mature interpersonal work style, ability to interact well with a diverse range of people;
- Ability to adjust work activity to various management styles;
- Ability to make decisions regarding organizing own workload and managing multiple tasks;
- Must be independent, proactive and able to work under the pressure of tight deadlines;
- Participatory work style; team player and sense of humor; ability to give and receive feedback;
- Willingness and ability to work outside the regularly scheduled work day as needed;
- Strong goal orientation with flexibility to adapt to changing priorities;
- Willingness and ability to handle confidential information;
- Knowledge of non-profit administration a plus;
- Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products - especially Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point; Salesforce or other database experience strongly preferred; and
- Excellent data management and reporting skills.
Working Conditions & Physical Demands:
- Ability to sit for long periods of time; and
- Ability to use a keyboard for extended periods of time.
The content is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this job. It is not intended to constitute an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents, who are or become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act or applicable state law, must be able to perform the essential functions of the job (including those listed above) either with or without reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodation, if any, will be determined by management in consultation with the employee on a case-by-case basis.
This job description is intended to be general and may be revised from time to time. At management’s discretion, the employee may be assigned different or additional duties from time to time.