Latinos in Heritage Conservation (LHC) seeks a Development Manager to join a dynamic team and is willing to play a critical role in groundbreaking work to support Latinx heritage throughout the U.S.


Position Type: Full-time/exempt, 40-hours a week, 9-5

Salary: $50,000 – $60,000 

Reports to: Executive Director 

Location: Remote (anywhere in US). This position requires an ability to travel.

Job Summary: Latinos in Heritage Conservation (LHC) seeks a Development Manager to join a dynamic team and is willing to play a critical role in groundbreaking work to support Latinx heritage throughout the U.S. Along with the Executive Director, the Development Manager will work as a primary contact with members, sponsors, and donors. The Development Manager is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to raise funds for the organization. This includes identifying potential donors and partners, cultivating relationships with them, and soliciting donations. Additionally, the role involves developing and executing initiatives to increase the organization's visibility and engagement with its stakeholders. The Development Manager works closely with the Executive Director, staff, and other stakeholders to achieve the organization's fundraising goals. 


Job Term: This is a temporary position supported by grant funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Humanities in Place Program, with a 12-month appointment, 40 hours a week. The selected candidate will help solidify the resources needed to transform the role into a permanent, ongoing position in our organization.  

Essential Responsibilities


Development and Fundraising 

  • Develop solicitation goals, cultivation strategies, and stewardship plans in a way that donors are respected, retained, and inspired to increase their support. 
  • Develop and maintain project calendar of grant-related deadlines, track necessary actions, and coordinate timelines with Executive Director. 
  • Draft and coordinate the development of grant requests by establishing timelines that outline tasks, assignments, and deadlines; meet all deadlines; facilitate timely communications with leadership and staff; and collect grant submission materials from program and finance teams.  
  • Write and submit all required grant reports and sponsorship reports to demonstrate impact to our funders, donors, investors, and stakeholders. 
  • Research foundation and public opportunities that align with the organization’s mission. This includes monitoring local, state, federal, and private announcements. 
  • Coordinate and track grant milestones including proposals in development, proposals submitted to funders, deliverable deadlines, communication and awards, ensuring that all content is always complete and up to date 
  • Oversee our membership program, including processing memberships, and donor payments. 
  • Oversee gift processing and donor support services in DonorPerfect, including but not limited to: mailings, gift tracking, pledge reminders, and acknowledgments; 
  • Manage development calendar and implementation of fundraising campaigns (ex. Giving Tuesday, Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, Historic Preservation Month, etc.). 
  • Plan, coordinate and execute fundraising events (virtual, in-person), organize and oversee event logistics including preparing printed materials, tracking donations, working with vendors, and supporting day-of-event needs 
  • Coordinate creation of all promotional materials for development services, programs, and campaigns. Work with staff to ensure key materials are bilingual.  
  • Create and update research profiles on current donors and prospects in response to requests from the Executive Director. 
  • Assist in the development of the annual impact report. 
  • Represent the organization at community meetings and events.  
  • Perform other organizational and grant administrative priorities as may be required.

You love to bring order out of chaos and build systems that increase efficiency. You are always looking for a good problem to solve – particularly if you can solve it alongside other people. You are eager to ask questions that help you understand how you can better contribute to others’ success. You are highly organized and can manage multiple projects at one time, while remaining flexible. You know how to simplify processes without losing sight of the big picture. You love fundraising and data. You are naturally empathetic and always seek to understand how others see a particular problem. You are curious about fundraising and how the practice is evolving.  



  • Bachelor’s degree (preferred) and/or 2-3 years of development and grants management experience. Preference will be given to applicants with some experience and/or understanding of advocacy-based organizations.   
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to think both creatively and strategically.  
  • Excellent written and verbal communications, problem-solving and creative thinking skills 
  • Ability to work independently, remotely, responsibly, and as part of a team, collaborate with colleagues, prioritize competing tasks, and follow through on assignments 
  • Social Media/digital marketing is a plus. 
  • Proficient in DonorPerfect, GrantStation, and familiarity with and Mailchimp 
  • Maintain donor trust, integrity, and confidentiality at all times 
  • Experience that lends itself to work in a fast-paced, start-up environment, with flexibility and willingness to jump in at all levels of a project to help get work done 
  • Commitment to promoting and supporting an environment of racial equity, diversity, and inclusion 
  • Comfortable coordinating multiple deadlines and managing shifting priorities 
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout the U.S. and work evenings and weekends as needed. 
  • Must be enthusiastic about our mission and committed to equity and inclusion in every aspect of your work. Must be able to discuss racial equity, have experience working with BIPOC organizations, and most importantly, have cultural competency for Latinx communities.  
  • Ability to speak, read, and/or write in Spanish is a plus. 
  • Exceptionally proficient in MS Word, Outlook, Teams, Excel, SharePoint, PowerPoint, and internet research skills, with the ability to learn new applications quickly. Prior CRM or donor database experience. 
  • Excels in working independently. Remote work experience is a plus. 

You’ll Be Successful If:

  • You are passionate about raising funds for preserving Latinx heritage.  
  • You are excited to share in the successes of others and actively look for opportunities to get others a win. 
  • You are familiar with industry standards in fundraising, stay on top of new trends, and are open to new ways of doing things. 
  • You are committed to succeeding in a team environment. 
  • You know how to foster meaningful collaboration and connection with a remote team. 
  • You are resilient and push to find solutions to challenges. 
  • You love data, but know that numbers aren’t the full picture. 
  • You are humble enough to learn and confident enough to lead. 
  • You are oriented by a growth mindset.


Join Our Team 

Annual Salary: Salary: $50,000 – $60,000

The Development and Grant Manager is a full-time salaried, exempt position. This position will receive a competitive benefits package including employer-paid Medical/Dental/Vision, generous Paid Time Off, cell phone and internet stipend, friendly work/life balance, and professional development. 


About Us 

Founded in 2014, Latinos in Heritage Conservation (LHC) is celebrated as the leading organization preserving Latinx places, stories, and cultural heritage in the United States. We are a diverse network of intergenerational advocates conserving Latinx sites and living cultures in the fabric of American society, affirming the value of our history in the hemispheric struggle for social justice.  LHC is transforming the preservation movement at a national scale through innovative projects and capacity-building efforts to amplify Latinx communities and heritage.

LHC Mission: To build a movement that affirms Latinx heritage through education, conservation, and leadership development. 

LHC Vision: A just world that values Latinx heritage, people, and places. 

Our commitment to DEAIB: LHC is deeply devoted to diversity, equity, and inclusion, both within the organization and with the communities that we serve. The LHC is committed to building a team that represents and supports a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, by fostering a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment, whether based on race, national origin, gender, gender expression, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our team is critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

Latinos in Heritage Conservation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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