Development Director

Voz is hiring a Development Director! Are you passionate about bringing resources into the movement for immigrant worker rights? Join us!

Mission of Voz

VOZ Workers’ Rights Education Project (“Voz”) is a worker-led organization that empowers diverse day laborers and immigrants to improve their working condition and protecting civil rights through leadership development, organizing, education and economic opportunity. Voz operates the MLK Workers’ Center where day laborers are connected with employers in a safe environment.


The Development Director leads Voz’s fundraising efforts and strategy, supervises the Grassroots Engagement Coordinator, and supports the Executive Director and the Board with financial management. The Development Director is responsible for all foundation grants and government fundraising, Voz’s Annual Dinner fundraising event, and supervising and coaching the Grassroots Engagement Coordinator to lead donor appeals, small events, and co-create donor engagement strategies. Voz is in the planning stages of a Capital Campaign to build a permanent home for day laborers in Portland, and the Development Director will play a key role in developing strategy and fundraising for a capital campaign. Voz’s budget is ~ $700,000.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities Fundraise (60%)

  • Fundraise from private foundations (40% of total revenue), submitting timely applications and reports.
  • Fundraise from government sources (40% of total revenue), maintaining accurate records for reimbursement and reporting.
  • Organize Voz’s yearly fundraising event, the Annual Dinner.
  • Maintain strong relationships with funders, government decision-makers, allied organizations, and donors.
  • Support the Grassroots Engagement Coordinator in grassroots fundraising activities, including: small events, community presentations, donor meetings, appeals.

Manage the fundraising program (20%)

  • Supervise the Grassroots Engagement Coordinator and Development Program Interns (0-2), providing support, direction, and mentorship.
  • Develop program workplans, budgets, reports, evaluations, and long-term strategies
  • Work with the Bookkeeper and Executive Director to prepare reports for the Board of Directors and support with organizational financial management.
  • Support the Board of Directors in maintaining an active Fundraising Committee
  • Participate in Directors meetings to coordinate organizational goals.

Building the Dream - Campaign to Build a Permanent Worker Center (10%)

  • Participate as an active member of the Building the Dream Development Team, attending all meetings and participating in decision-making.
  • Work with Capital Campaign Consultant to develop capital campaign strategy.
  • Attend trainings and build skills to execute a successful capital campaign.
  • Note: this is an area of work that will grow once the capital campaign launches.

Leadership Development (10%)

  • Support staff and Board members in building up fundraising skills - give trainings and bring in outside facilitators.
  • Support day laborers in increasing fundraising skills and engagement - build relationships with day laborers and offer trainings at the Worker Center.
  • Support Voz’s worker-led organizational structure by supporting with Monthly Assemblies, ensuring that decision-making spaces are accessible to day laborers, and supporting with other special day laborer-led projects.



  • Strong writing and oral skills.
  • Must be thoroughly committed to Voz's mission, with an understanding of the role of grassroots community organizing in social change and movement building, and a social justice analysis of fundraising.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to immigrants’ rights, workers' rights and social justice.
  • One year of experience with grant and government fundraising, reporting, and administration.
  • One year of experience with supervision, including volunteers or interns.
  • Experience directing programs or projects at a high level (implementing workplans and evaluations, developing strategies, making multi-year plans, coordinating across multiple stakeholders).
  • Experience managing budgets, producing financial reports, and developing fundraising projections.
  • Experience developing and facilitating fundraising trainings.
  • Confident representing the organization at public events, meetings with elected officials, and in the community.
  • Demonstrated history as a fast learner who is comfortable building new skills to meet the fundraising demands of a growing organization.
  • Attention to detail to maintain accurate and organized fundraising records


  • Fluency in Spanish and English.
  • Lived experience with day laborer community issues.
  • Experience with community organizing.
  • Experience with capital campaign fundraising.
  • Knowledge of local foundations and government funding sources.


SALARY: $47,000, starting salary with yearly Union wage negotiations.

BENEFITS: Union represented position. 100% Health/Dental Coverage, 3 weeks paid vacation (starting), 60 hours of sick time per year, and 6 weeks paid family leave.