Jolt is a non-profit organization founded in 2016 to increase the civic participation of Latinos in Texas to build a stronger democracy and ensure that everyone’s voice is heard. Jolt knows that our democracy works best when everyone gets a seat at the table. That’s why Jolt builds the leadership capacity of Latinos to mobilize their peers to action. Jolt lifts up the voices of young Latinos in Texas to tell their own stories through creative arts and acts, development institutes, and student leadership.
Jolt believes that Texas is poised for change, with a growing and disaffected Latino population. Today, 1 in 3 eligible voters in Texas is Latino and projections indicate that by 2030, Latinos will make up the majority of the state’s population. But demographics alone aren’t destiny. Winning change requires building a homegrown movement and a smart, focused, long-term strategy that can deliver equality and power to those who are most excluded and often first impacted.
ABOUT THE POSITION
Jolt seeks an experienced Individual Giving Manager to help the organization grow its development program with combined budgets of $4.2 million. The Individual Giving Manager plays an integral role in the successful planning and implementation of ongoing development efforts of the organization with an emphasis on managing and growing a portfolio of major gift donors to ensure a major gifts pipeline. The position reports to and works closely with the Executive Director to coordinate the annual fundraising plan providing short-term and long-term vision to this development function.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
The essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Core responsibilities include the implementation of fundraising campaigns, cultivation opportunities with current and prospective donors, the execution of special events, and coordination of a communications strategy that increases awareness of Jolt’s work in the Latino community and its reach to a broader pool of potential donors and supporters.
- Works collaboratively with the communications team to develop and execute fundraising and stewardship materials to be used in targeted campaigns and events that will grow the organization’s reach.
- Design and implement organization-wide comprehensive donor relations and stewardship programs that appropriately and consistently promotes interaction with and recognition of donors throughout the year.
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Bilingual, Spanish language preferred
- Commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Jolt
- Minimum of 2 years of nonprofit experience with demonstrated success in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding new and existing relationships
- Strong analytical abilities and commitment to problem-solving
- Excellent written, presentation, verbal, organizational, and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to relate well to individuals from diverse backgrounds
- Efficient initiative and time management skills including the ability to meet deadlines and prioritize deadlines to achieve goals
- Knowledge of Every Action preferred
This position is based in Austin, TX, Dallas, TX, or Houston, TX, and reports to the Executive Director. Jolt is reviewing resumes on a rolling basis with preference given to applicants who apply by April 30, 2022.
Salary commensurate with education and experience. Jolt’s benefit package includes full employer-covered health care, employer match retirement contribution up to 4%, employer-provided life insurance policy, monthly cell phone reimbursement, and 23 paid days off, plus additional benefits.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your resume and a cover explaining your qualifications and interest in the position to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and the job title in the subject line. Position is open until filled.
Jolt Initiative 501(c)3 and Jolt Action 501(c)4 are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status.