Chief Development Officer - Voto Latino

Chief Development Officer


Washington, DC (hybrid role, candidate should be based in DC)


The Chief Development Officer is a key position within Voto Latino’s leadership that oversees, manages, and seeks to expand fundraising streams while building  fundraising strategies and systems for Voto Latino Foundation, a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization, and its sister 501(c)(4) advocacy organization, Voto Latino. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience building a robust and comprehensive development approach, creating and cultivating relationships with key partners, donors, and stakeholders – as part of a dynamic and highly collaborative and innovative organization. The candidate will be instrumental in building a permanent ongoing fundraising structure and team. This is an executive team position and reports to the President. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead organization’s fundraising strategies and fundraising operations aligned with its mission and goals
  • Work with executive team to create short-term and long-term fundraising strategies, goals, and objectives to meet the organization’s targets and programmatic objectives
  • Identify new funding opportunities and test innovative approaches to diversify revenue streams 
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with existing and prospective major donors, community partners, foundations, corporations, and institutions 
  • Research and identify grant opportunities that align with the organization’s goals and objectives
  • Plan fundraising events in collaboration with the events and program teams including small gatherings and marquee events
  • Track metrics and data reporting
  • Collaborate with the communications and digital teams to development fundraising campaigns and relevant materials 
  • Collaborate with the events and 
  • Manage and maintain organization’s donor database  
  • Travel when required to attend fundraising events, convenings, and conferences 
  • Manage development consultants to meet organization goals and objectives


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a related capacity
  • 10+ years of experience in fundraising including major gifts, institutional giving programs, corporate fundraising, and direct response fundraising
  • Experience managing staff and staff managers, to include guidance on goal-setting and task management
  • Experience mentoring and or coaching staff towards professional growth
  • Experience working within nonprofit, civic, voting rights organizations, and prior experience working with members of Congress is preferred
  • Familiarity with philanthropic trends and fundraising best practices
  • Familiarity with Google Workspace and Salesforce
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills 
  • Possess a highly collaborative and ‘hands on’ style; extensive experience working in fast paced environments with multiple projects and deadlines
  • A track record of building and maintaining relationships with diverse stakeholders 
  • Experience working with high levels of discretion and handling confidential or sensitive information
  • Demonstrated commitment to, and awareness of Latino civil rights and/or issues of social justice 
  • Experience with fundraising for a (c)(4) organization preferred
  • Experience in fundraising within the Latino community is beneficial, but not required

Salary & Benefits 

Between $160,000 and $180,000 annual salary. Voto Latino offers competitive benefits, including health insurance, and paid vacation leave. This is a full-time employment position.

To Apply: 

To apply email [email protected] with your resume, a cover letter is optional but not required. Please use “Chief Development Officer” in the subject line. 

About Voto Latino:

Voto Latino is a nonpartisan organization that empowers Next Gen Latinos to claim a better future for themselves and their community. United by the belief that Latino issues are American issues and American issues are Latino issues, Voto Latino is dedicated to uplifting new and diverse voices to develop leaders by engaging youth, media, technology and celebrities to promote positive change. Learn more by visiting 


Voto Latino is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, uniform service member status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Women, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, LGBTQIA+ persons, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.