Associate Director, Central America and Mexico Migration Alliance

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Reports to: Director of Programs and Strategy
Position Type: 100% FTE

Organization Overview:

Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) is a transnational network of grantmakers committed to strengthening Latino communities across the Americas. HIP connects and convenes funders, nonprofits, researchers, and other leaders to identify emerging needs among Latinos as well as best practices for responsive and effective funding of social change. HIP pioneers new philanthropic models by leading collaborative initiatives and has provided grants and training to help build the capacity of more than 600 organizations and leaders.

In Mexico and Central America, HIP’s current programs include a range of funder engagement, research and grant making activities. Issues around immigration and human rights have been central to HIP’s core values since it was founded. The Central America and Mexico Migration Alliance (CAMMINA), established in 2010 and issuing over $15 million USD in grants, was incorporated into HIP’s transnational Migration and Forced Displacement Program in 2018. The goal of HIP’s Migration and Forced Displacement Program is to achieve a more enabling environment for human mobility in Central America, Mexico, and the United States: one where those who don’t wish to migrate have the right to stay in their countries of origin, and where those who do migrate count on a safe transit and are welcomed in their new countries and have the resources to succeed. This program supports organizations leading across the Americas through strategic grantmaking (primarily to support Latino-led grassroots nonprofits providing direct services and advocacy), nonprofit capacity building, funder education, and strategic communications.

Position Summary:

The Associate Director of HIP’s CAMMINA will be responsible for the co-design and implementation of HIP’s strategy on migration in Central America and Mexico, crafting impactful grantmaking strategies, coordinating effective technical assistance and capacity building for grantee partners, and facilitating funder engagement and education in coordination with the Migration and Forced Displacement Program’s transnational staff. The Associate Director supervises local program interns and program consultants. They will report to the Director of Programs and Strategy, who is based in the Oakland, CA office. 

The Associate Director is responsible for overseeing the grantmaking, research, monitoring and evaluation, strategic communications, fundraising and all othering programming related to the successful execution of the HIP-CAMMINA program. This includes working in close collaboration with the Programs, Communications, Finance, and Development teams at HIP. 

The selected candidate will have a proven track record of managing multi-stakeholder collaborations, building consensus while working toward results, and maintaining priorities while managing multiple projects. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to develop nuanced strategic messaging, are essential.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Co-design and manage program strategies, work plans, and financials 
  • Identify and manage relationships with potential partners, in consultation with Executive VP and external colleagues, such as local funders, consultants, technical assistance providers, government officials, and local leaders
  • Lead research efforts to publish and disseminate timely information, reports and other types of digital communication to funders and other stakeholders, using methods such as webinars, issue briefs, and consultations to increase visibility, awareness and funding for migration and forced displacement issues in Mexico and Central America
  • Supervise development, execution, and evaluation of programming and projects, including re-granting, monitoring and evaluation, reporting and communications to funder, member, and broad stakeholder audience
  • Manage grantee partner capacity building and technical assistance projects to increase impact of HIP/ CAMMINA 
  • Represent HIP at meetings, conferences, and other high level speaking engagements
  • Work with HIP’s fundraising and leadership team to spearhead fundraising for Central America and Mexico efforts
  • Manage all aspects of CAMMINA program financials and budget, in collaboration with the Finance team and Supervisor

Qualifications and Skills:

  • 5-10 plus years of experience in human mobility/migration in the Central America – Mexico – U.S. corridor
  • Ability to set and achieve goals
  • Ability to work with remote teams
  • Track record of successfully managing multi-stakeholder collaboratives
  • Demonstrated strengths in facilitation and capacity building
  • Strategic thinker, with solid judgment and demonstrated integrity
  • Fundraising and donor engagement experience
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience
  • High level of verbal and written communication skills
  • Bilingual English/Spanish fluency
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, detail oriented, with ability to consistently meet deadlines

Desired Skills

  • Expertise in grantmaking
  • Experience in nonprofit management
  • Experience in budget planning, management, and oversight
  • Masters’ degree desired
  • Budget literacy

Compensation

Commensurate with experience, with possibility for growth based on performance results.

Benefits

Hispanics in Philanthropy offers a range of benefits for full time employees including medical, dental, vision, 401K matching, commuter check benefits, discounts on services, as well as sick, vacation, and paid holiday time.

Hispanics in Philanthropy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with preference to applications received before July 22, 2019. Please submit the following documents for your application to this position:

  1. Prepare a curriculum vitae (CV);
  2. Submit a letter describing your interest and matched abilities for this role and your salary requirements;
  3. Brief writing sample demonstrating analytical and/or persuasive  writing skills (no more than 5 pages); 
  4. Three references (we will contact only with previous consent)

Please send materials to Mónica Fallas, Migration Program Coordinator at migration@hiponline.org