Director of Development – Corazon Puro Inc. (Bronx, NY)

Fundraising, FT Employee
Corazon Puro Inc. (Bronx, NY)

Director of Development for Corazon Puro INC.

Reports to:
Fr Agustino Torres, President/Executive Director

Corazo n Puro, Inc. is a Catholic non-profit organization that focuses on the formation of Youth and Young Adults in the truth and meaning of human sexuality in the light of Christ through a Theology of the Body. Corazo n Puro is sponsored by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal.

Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director (ED) and the Program Director, the Development Director (Director) will spearhead development efforts as Corazon Puro continues to grow. A new position in the organization, the Director will have the opportunity to build the development function.

The director composes, edits, and manages the production of a full range of material to effectively support the advancement goals of Corazon Puro and to convey the Institution’s mission to diverse constituencies. S/he will be directing a team of volunteers of the Finance Committee guide the direction of Development and Communication.

Corazon Puro is a young organization. The Grant Writer & Communications Coordinator will play an important role in implementing a sustainable funding model to support the organization over the next five years. As part of a dynamic and growing organization, this position will require high level and entrepreneurial communication and strategic planning skills, as well as the flexibility to take on various tasks that contribute toward smooth operations.

Develop and execute Corazon Puro’s annual fundraising plan
Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations
Manage the implementation of Corazon Puro’s donors and oversee staff responsible for data entry and gift processing
Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
Creating and executing a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors
Overseeing organization of special events
Developing and tracking proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising

Responsibilities Include:
Development and Grant Writing
Draft, review and edit compelling grant proposals, funding requests and reports that articulate a mission, programs and impact
Research and recommend new foundations and corporate sponsorship opportunities
Assist with reporting progress to the Board of Directors and Development Subcommittee
Provide monthly reports to the Executive Director on prospects and activities
Fully manage the Corazon Puro’s contact management system for the Development Team including
Ensure detailed proposal and grant management to do lists are maintained to support efficient and timely work completion using database software
Maintain up-to-date contact information and contact records
Document and process all gifts
Draft and document personalized thank you notes for individual and institutional donors
Oversee key components of events including registration, gift processing and event materials (invitations, program books, etc).
Stay well-informed of current program initiatives by observing Corazon Puro in action, attending regular program meetings, and remaining aware of current research in Theology of the Body, Pro-life initiatives, and other relevant topics
Develop written materials (one-pagers, blog posts, etc.) to be used for organizational outreach including new program partner development, foundation grants and reports, and donor communication
Manage CP’s social media presence (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
Prepare and distribute quarterly email newsletters
Update and maintain Corazon Puro website
Lead effort to develop and produce Annual Report
Assist with editing departmental and organizational content as needed
As relevant, assist with organizational strategic planning initiatives

Committed to live, and ability to articulate, the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Some knowledge of Spanish recommended; translation skills preferred.
Marketing and branding abilities. Graphic design skills preferred
Availability to travel both nationally and internationally
Passion for the human formation of inner-city and underprivileged youth.
1-2 years of relevant professional experience in communications and/or development, preferably in a non profit organization
Excellent written and verbal communication skills (candidates selected to interview will be required to submit writing samples) – grant writing experience preferred
Ability to think creatively and critically
Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while managing deadlines
Experience with database management, preferably Salesforce
Bachelor’s degree required
Experience developing and maintaining websites – WordPress preferred
Benefits Package:
Health Care Package after 3 months
Salary commensurate with experience

Please send your resume with cover letter to [email protected] with the title Director of Development in the subject line. (0)

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