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Director of Development

Living Hope International dba Living Hope for Honduras
Greater Atlanta Area; Honduras
Closing date
Nov 20, 2021

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Focus Areas
Human Services, International / Foreign Affairs, Religion / Faith-based
Job Function
Development / Fundraising, Executive / Senior Management
Salary Range
$70,000 - $99,999
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
25 - 50%
Experience Level
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The Director of Development is responsible for crafting, implementing, overseeing, and evaluating the development plan for Living Hope for Honduras and achieving its fundraising goals. The Director of Development is a full-time position reporting to the Board of Directors. The Director of Development works closely with the Board, standing committees, and the Honduran staff. The Director is headquartered in the US but travels to Honduras and domestically as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities


  1. Serve as a primary fundraiser and "face" of Living Hope for Honduras, personally managing a portfolio of current and prospective donors, including individuals, churches, and foundations.
  2. Work with the Board of Directors to develop an annual fundraising goal exceeding the current annual budget and be responsible for meeting or surpassing that goal.
  3. Plan and execute a fundraising plan and strategies to meet fundraising goals. This includes but is not limited to personal correspondence, phone calls, newsletters, website management, social media, events, campaigns, foundation proposals, individual/corporate contacts, and speaking engagements.
  4. Coordinate with the Honduran Directors to collect and record data for Board reports and fundraising purposes.
  5. Create monthly progress reports which document fundraising activities, log contacts, etc., for the Board of Directors.
  6. Manage the preparation of financial and fundraising reports to be distributed to the Board and funders as requested.

Promotion and Marketing

  1. Serve as the Living Hope for Honduras's primary spokesperson to the organization's stakeholders, funders, media, and the general public.
  2. Maintain good relations with all organization visitors, especially Mission Trip sponsors and participants.
  3. Develop and enhance positive relationships and communication, both written and verbal, with existing and potential donors.
  4. Create cohesively branded materials that represent the organization, its programs and can be shared with all stakeholders.
  5. Manage and update the content of digital materials such as website, social media, electronic newsletters, and any printed materials such as brochures, flyers, postcards, etc.


  1. Work within the operational budget as approved by the Board of Directors.
  2. Work in partnership with the Honduran Directors to ensure successful programming outcomes.
  3. Supervise and direct the processing of donations, pledges and earned revenue.  Record all donations in the donor management system, write thank you notes/letters, and acknowledge donors appropriately in all media (newsletters, social media, website, phone calls, etc.).
  4. Attend regular Board of Director meetings as a non-voting member and other committee meetings as requested by the Board.


  1. Supervise and provide leadership and evaluation of the Administrative Assistant, and any future    

US-based staff.

  1. Serve as liaison between the Living Hope Honduran staff and mission/volunteer teams visiting Honduras. Recruit, organize, coordinate, and supervise Mission/volunteer teams in Honduras at least 3 to 5 times a year. Perform other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.

Core Competencies and Traits

  1. Christ-focused – committed to serving others in the name of Christ.
  2. Relationship-oriented – understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal. Able to attract and engage volunteers.
  3. Outward-turning – understands the dynamics of local, regional, and national environments in the US and Honduras and works on a plan rooted in the communities' perceptions of its needs and aspirations.
  4. Ethically and morally grounded –makes decisions grounded in the teachings of Christ and has a reputation for integrity.
  5. Results-oriented –committed to positive results, "can-do" mindset; self-starter, can delegate, motivate, coordinate effectively, and manage time well.
  6. Business Acumen possesses a high-level of broad business and management skills and effectively generates and monitors financial support.

Qualifications and Experience

  1. Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred)
  2. Proven track record in growing fund development revenue from a variety of sources.  Three to five years' experience preferred.
  3. Experience working with a nonprofit, a faith-based organization, or a church ministry. Three to five years preferred.
  4. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.  Must have effective presentation and public speaking skills.
  5. Experience and above-average skills in using Office suite products, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Experience with graphic design platforms is a plus.
  6. Experience in effectively using social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn for fundraising and engaging stakeholders.
  7. Must have a US passport or obtain one, and travel internationally at least 10% of the time.
  8. Must be able to travel within the US 15-25% of the time (currently Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana, Alabama, and Georgia).
  9. Must be able to work remotely and maintain productivity and communication.
  10. English fluency is a must, and Spanish fluency, written and verbal, is a plus.
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