Communications and Donor Relations Manager


One Equal Heart, a vibrant, visionary nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting indigenous leaders and communities in Mexico with tools to thrive, seeks a passionate and experienced Communications & Development Manager to contribute to our efforts to support high-impact, community-driven development. Founded in 2006, One Equal Heart works for long-term, lasting change by partnering with Mexican nonprofit organizations to support programs that harness a community’s cultural, spiritual, and environmental resources to alleviate poverty and achieve wellbeing. We do this by supporting leadership training and community education with a focus on:

  • Growing Food and Building Economies
  • Advancing Human Rights of Women and Children
  • Strengthening Language and Culture

Job Summary

The Communications & Development Manager reports directly the Executive Director to coordinate and support One Equal Heart’s resource development, fundraising efforts and program execution.

Reporting Relationships:

Reports to the Executive Director and Board of Directors.

Essential Job Responsibilities

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Fundraising & Donor Relations (40%)

  • Supports the Executive Director and Board of Directors to build relationships with current and prospective donors and funders, through personal contacts, regular communications and other activities.
  • Oversees timely acknowledgment of all gifts and grants.
  • Manages the donor database, hosted on Little Green Light, ensures accuracy, and provides data, lists, analysis and insights.
  • Supports the Executive Director by providing stewardship reports, annual reports, updated donor lists, and support for Board meeting preparation.
  • Organizes and coordinates fundraising campaigns, including GiveBIG and the Annual Appeal.
  • Serves as the Event Coordinator of the Annual Fiesta (fundraising gala) and staffs the Event Committee.
  • Staffs the Local Events & Fundraising Committee of the Board.
  • Organizes and executes a Sustaining Donor Campaign to promote annual pledges.
  • Plans local (Seattle) programming, including donor gatherings and events, such as presentations, donor appreciation parties, public activities with a mission-focus or that celebrate Mexican culture (4-8 per year).

Communications (30%)

  • Manages and creates communications with current and potential donors, including requests for donations and thank-you acknowledgements.
  • Translates materials from Spanish to English (and vice versa), including program reports, for staff and Board use and to generate content for communications.
  • Creates the messaging of the organization, formulates development strategies and develops communication content and materials for maximum impact and engagement, through our printed materials, website, Facebook and Instagram.
  • Manages reviewing, organizing, and tracking program materials, such as funding proposals, reports, testimonies and photos.

Grant Management (20%)

  • Researches grant opportunities and makes recommendations to Executive Director.
  • Drafts and submits LOIs (Letters of Interest) and grant proposals to current and new funding organizations.
  • Manages grant database, deadlines, and follow-up with funders.
  • Creates grant reports for funders with Executive Director.
  • Helps communicate relevant information between One Equal Heart and funders.

Administrative and other responsibilities (10%)

  • Manages administrative tasks at Seattle office, including checking mail, answering phone calls, processing checks, buying stamps, etc.
  • Supervises student internship program and volunteers.
  • Represents One Equal Heart at organizational and community events.

Ideal Skills and Qualifications

The Communications & Development Manager will be committed to One Equal Heart’s mission and have relevant fundraising and communications experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:

Required Qualifications

  • 1-2 years of demonstrated experience and excellence in fundraising, marketing and/or communications, and project management.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to write creatively and persuasively in clear and concise language, and the ability to speak with enthusiasm to diverse audiences.
  • Experience working with data management and reporting features with a Customer Relations Management (CRM) system, such as Little Green Light or SalesForce.
  • Proficiency in oral and written Spanish is required.
  • Ease in using technology tools, such as Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, spreadsheet management, form-building, etc.
  • Must work at One Equal Heart’s Seattle office.
  • Commitment to One Equal Heart’s mission, programs, and theory of change.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus 2-3 years work experience, or commensurate years of nonprofit work experience.
  • Personal energy, vision, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, and drive to continually surpass goals and create opportunities.
  • Significant analytical, critical thinking, and problem recognition and solving skills.
  • Ability to engage with a wide range of stakeholders and cultures, and professional experience with diverse marketing strategies.
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people in a cross-cultural, cross-border context, ideally with international non-governmental organizations and communities.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of donor confidentiality.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary commensurate with experience ($35,000-$40,000), full-time (35 hours per week).
  • 20 days of paid time off (vacation, personal leave, holidays)
  • Monthly direct deposit to a Health Savings Account

Equity Statement

One Equal Heart is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and this includes a commitment to listening and learning and to striving to create a team of Board and staff that reflects this commitment.

How to Apply

Please go to our website to apply.

In your cover letter, please describe your particular interest in One Equal Heart and your qualifications for the Communications & Development Manager position.

All applications will be held confidential within the hiring team and given serious consideration as soon as they are received. This position will be open until filled.


  • 20 days of paid time off (vacation, personal leave, holidays)
  • Monthly direct deposit to a Health Savings Account

Level of Language Proficiency

Candidates must speak Spanish fluently.

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