Esperanza Community Housing Corporation is a twenty-five-year old social justice non-profit, working to achieve comprehensive community development in South Central Los Angeles. Esperanza strives to meet the most pressing needs of neighborhood residents, strengthen children and families through developing affordable housing, promoting access to health education and quality care, providing art and cultural opportunities, and stimulating economic development and ensuring environmental justice. Esperanza strives always to build hope with the community. Esperanza is a local leader in community land use campaigns and the movement toward health and human rights. Responsibilities: Esperanza is seeking a multi-skilled, creative and articulate individual, with manifest social-justice integrity and human rights principles, and fund development experience, to assume the role of Development Director responsible for grants, fundraising, communications, and publications. The Development Director provides leadership to the organization’s efforts to obtain financial and other support to sustain its work; approaches to individuals, foundations and corporations; manages the overall marketing and promotional functions to construct and market an appropriate image; develops ties with the community, and achieves membership/participation goals; manages department budgets; and participates as a member of the senior management team to formulate and implement policies and plans to meet the organization’s short and long term objectives. Esperanza’s five program areas include a number of renowned, model programs related to community health access, environmental justice, arts and culture, and the Mercado la Paloma (www.mercadolapaloma.com) our economic development project. The Development Director will be guided by the mission and values of the organization.
• Bachelor or comparable degree
• Demonstration of successful proposal writing and grant reporting
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work well within a collaborative team
• Ability to communicate effectively with community members, staff, Board, funders, etc.
• Bilingual (Spanish//English), preferred
• Desk-top publishing/graphic design experience preferred
Interested parties should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references to Nancy Halpern Ibrahim via email Nancy@esperanzacommunityhousing.org with subject line: Development Director Position_your first & last Name.