Attention: Due to COVID-19, we will not be hiring any new staff or accepting volunteers in Guatemala for the remainder of 2021.
Summary of position – The Major Gifts & Grants Specialist fills a crucial strategic support role for the mission of Safe Passage/Camino Seguro, supporting a donor-centric philosophy of fundraising through careful stewardship, creative growth strategies, and research-driven grant planning. This position is responsible for developing and supporting donor relation strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major donors and foundation partners. This position reports to the Director of International Development, is full-time, non-exempt, and is based in our New Gloucester, Maine office.
The Major Gifts component of this position (c. 75% of your time), involves working with our Raiser’s Edge NXT (RE) database manager to use our data to support, strengthen, and promote a major gift program within Safe Passage’s annual fundraising plan, and recommend innovative mechanisms to developing new revenue streams. This position requires competency with RE or similar databases, an ability to collaborate with outside contractors and staff in multiple countries, and the ability to strategically utilize the data to target VIP donors, support the development of our strategic plan and our communications materials, and provide background materials for reporting purposes.
The Grants component of this position (c. 25% of your time) explores the unique funding opportunities for a school seeking to break the cycle of poverty in the Guatemala City garbage dump community. Opportunities may include foundations, corporations, or government sources. This individual will collaborate with the Director of International Development and the U.S. and Guatemalan development teams in the research, writing and management of the grants, and play a key role in grant reporting.
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Hours: 9:00-5:00, with flexibility
This position can be a mixture of working remotely and on-site.
Familiarity with Spanish language and issues surrounding Guatemala, Central America ideal.
If interested in applying, please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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