NPH USA seeks an experienced fundraiser to target, cultivate and solicit individual, business and foundation major gifts prospects in support of orphaned and abandoned children in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Regional Director will head a team of three fundraising staff situated in Scottsdale, Arizona who will work together to achieve their annual regional fundraising goal.
NPH USA supports Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH, Spanish for “Our Little Brothers and Sisters”), which is raising more than 3,200 orphaned, abandoned, and disadvantaged boys and girls in Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Peru. An additional 2,300 children who live outside the homes receive scholarships, meals, and healthcare. NPH community outreach programs provided over 100,000 services in 2016.
We support NPH through fundraising and volunteer programs. In addition to our national office, we have six regional offices, each working in tandem to build support for our mission.
The organization’s 2017 objective is to raise $2.1 million in the Southwest Region, while positioning the region for significant expansion. To this end, systematic targeting and solicitation of major gift donors will be essential, as will strengthening the corps of engaged volunteers to serve as advocates for NPH in and beyond the Southwest Region
Reporting to the Chief Development Officer of NPH USA, the Southwest Regional Director will be located at NPH USA’s office in Scottsdale, AZ and be responsible for raising funds in the 8 states in the region. There will be a strong focus on donors in major cities across the region. Primary responsibility for defining fundraising targets and success metrics will rest with NPH USA’s Chief Development Officer and the national board, with goals developed with strong input from each Regional Director. The Chicago headquarters will contribute its fundraising support infrastructure to the efforts of the Southwest Region, providing a common donor database and support systems, assistance in the development and distribution of web and conventional marketing materials, donor research, grant writing, and direct support during principal gift solicitations.
The Southwest Regional Director will be accountable for the region’s fundraising success, and will view all NPH International and NPH USA activities, programs, group homes, programs events, contacts, and relationships as opportunities to market and raise funds for NPH through:
- Major gifts from individuals, and business and corporate sponsorships
- Grants from local and national foundations
- Contributions associated with NPH USA events or NPH International projects
- Restricted giving campaign
- Planned giving
- Matching gifts
- Direct mail and web-based giving
Building relationships with individuals and an abiding interest in children, particularly children in the countries and regions served by NPH.
Graceful communication, an ability to understand the needs and motives of donor-investors, and experience in structuring agreements that simultaneously fulfill the requirements of NPH and donors, are key elements of this position.
Long term cultivation of individual and institutional donors, and very strong collaboration with regional board members, will be particularly critical to the overall success of the fundraising effort.