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Deputy Executive Director – Must be fluent in Spanish

Position: Deputy Executive Director

Reports To : Executive Director

Job Description: The Deputy Executive Director assists in overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising and development, external affairs and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Executive Director and it is authorized to serve as the organization’s executive officer when the Executive Director is absent or otherwise unable to serve.

The Deputy ED will have both internal and external facing responsibilities, ranging from building partnering relationships among member organizations, staff and stakeholders. This position also has project management responsibilities for special initiatives and is expected to play a key role in framing, developing and pursuing key approaches for program development, policy, advocacy and to represent the organization with members and in speaking opportunities. 

The Deputy Director will partner closely with the ED and the Director of Programs and Administration to chart LCF Georgia’s future growth and strategic response to an ever-increasing demand for the organization’s services

Deputy Executive Director Duties & Responsibilities  .

Board Governance: 

  • Works with the board and Executive Director in order to fulfill the organization mission.

Project Development, Management, and Stakeholder Relations/Management

  • Responsible for the enhancement of the LCF Georgia’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations and attending events on behalf of the organization
  • Co-lead advocacy efforts with ED, working with Programs team and member organizations
  • Build and maintain strong member and funder relationships; exceptional relationship-builder.
  • Work with ED to identify and pursue funding opportunities including grants and sponsorships
  • Develop thought leadership around specific topics/emerging practice areas.
  • Lead the planning, development and execution of special events and projects
  • Support member organizations with direct education, coaching and technical assistance
  • Share in knowledge dissemination, reporting, and communications.

Infrastructure Building

  • Partner with the ED and Director of Programs in essential internal organizational leadership activities (organizational planning, programmatic work, strategic development and fundraising).
  • Mentoring, coaching; visible, approachable sounding board/resource to staff members
  • Assist with planning, budgeting and reporting
  • Leads on grants reporting working closely with the Director of Programs for ensuring numbers and program deliverables and outcomes are aligned.

Required Skills & Qualifications  

  • At least 3 years of experience in a senior management position in a nonprofit organization, foundation, or government agency.
  • Experienced in handling high profile external communications
  • Fully bilingual (Spanish)
  • Experience with understanding and using data to inform and drive decision making and shape policies
  • A track record as an effective communicator; highly developed skills in writing and speaking;  the ability to communicate the organization’s mission and interests to a broad audience
  • Transparent and high-integrity leadership 
  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
  • Ability to convey a vision of the organization’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers and donors
  • Proven ability to lead and work in coalitions
  • Familiarity with fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to nonprofit sector
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to interface and engage diverse government officials, community leaders and donor groups
  • Experience with grants management
  • Operates with excellence in mind in all matters, managing for outcomes
  • Self-starter, self disciplined
  • Spark, imagination, creativity
  • Access to a dependable vehicle (and drivers’ license)  
  • Flexible to work and drive around Georgia and travel within the country (travel to visit partners is expected 40% of the time)
  • Commitment to LCF Georgia mission, social justice and Latinx communities  

Location, Duration & Compensation  

The Deputy Executive Director  is a full-time exempt work position based from our downtown office.

Monthly parking at a nearby deck will be covered as part of the benefits and compensation.

A Health Reimbursement Account is offered to the maximum allowance by Federal Law,  Other benefits and generous paid time off are documented in the Employee Handbook. 

The position is expected to travel 30% of the time across the state or within the US including weekends.

Annual compensation is $90,000 with the potential for a performance bonus.

For out of Metro or State candidates, willing to discuss a sign up bonus to help underwrite relocation.