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Bilingual Fundraiser for immigrant entrepreneurs in Mexico

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How to Apply

Please send a brief cover letter explaining how your experience fulfills or exceeds our requirements. Attach a CV in English or Spanish and a writing sample in English of a grant proposal to [email protected]  (We can guarantee the confidentiality of any information in the sample proposal.) Any questions should be sent by email.

 

The Institute for Development, Evaluation, Assistance & Solutions (IDEAS) invites passionate individuals to become our Fundraising Specialist. This role focuses on crafting compelling proposals, directly reaching out to foundations and donors, and achieving an effective fundraising strategy. Join our international team and make a tangible difference to the financial sustainability of IDEAS’ projects on the economic and financial inclusion of low-income people.

The ideal candidate will have a flair for persuasive bilingual writing, the ability to foster relationships with foundations and potential donors, and the strategic mindset to design and implement successful fundraising campaigns. The candidate will supervise a team of Mexican fundraisers in Spanish.

IDEAS is an innovative international NGO that has worked for 45 years across four continents in sustainable economic and enterprise development. For over three and a half decades, it has provided consultancy services in 13 Latin American countries. While based in Puebla and Mexico City, our virtual and hybrid strategy reaches entrepreneurs across Mexico and beyond.

The focus of the IDEAS team in Mexico is to assist migrant microentrepreneurs.

Our first population: migrants from Latin American countries who have official permanent residency status and are growing their microenterprises in Mexico.

Our second population: Mexicans who have been working in the US and have returned after many years to create a business or the families that are that are supporting their now bi-national families. Both these populations have significant difficulties in obtaining full economic and financial inclusion in the Mexican economy. IDEAS has significant skills in training and technical assistance that are improving their abilities to succeed. Most entrepreneurs are women who face even greater challenges.

IDEAS has many formal and informal organizational allies that are assisting us with this important, innovative, and precedent setting work. IDEAS works with financial institutions to learn how to help the populations to achieve economic inclusion and financial inclusion.

Hiring Organization: The Institute for Development, Evaluation, Assistance, and Solutions   (IDEAS) is a very creative international non-profit. We approach problems in an entrepreneurial manner. We have created 15 social enterprises and 5 inclusive financial institutions focused on community economic development. Our services include training, technical assistance, publications, and evaluation. https://ideasnet.org/ or https://ideasnet.org/es/ 

Our financial inclusion program in Mexico: https://bit.ly/ideasmicro  

Training in Mexico: https://bit.ly/ideasactions

 

Areas of Responsibility: 

Objectives of this Fundraising Role

  • Implement and develop a comprehensive international fundraising strategy.
  • Write impactful proposals to garner support from a variety of potential donors.
  • Supervise other fundraising consultants focusing on Mexican and US donors.
  • Ensure alignment of fundraising activities with the training, technical assistance, writing other projects of the IDEAS team in Mexico.

Responsibilities

  • Craft compelling fundraising proposals for a variety of potential donors.
  • Strategize and execute successful fundraising that highlights our significantly different approach to the challenges of financial stability of businesses of immigrant and Mexican families in Mexico.
  • Respond to fundraising opportunities in Mexico, USA, Canada, and the European Union.
  • Multiply the number of proposals that IDEAS has been creating with organizational partners to apply jointly to funding sources.
  • Supervise a team of Mexican fundraising consultants.
  • Directly engage with individuals and businesses to achieve contributions and partnerships.
  • Collaborate with our team doing training and technical assistance to the two populations in Mexico as well as with our international HQ to ensure messaging consistency and effectiveness.

 

 

Educational Background: 
Masters (or equivilant in experience)
Skills/Experience: 

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Proven experience in creating successful proposals and direct outreach.
  • Exceptional writing and speaking communication skills in Spanish and English.
  • Strong abilities in strategic adaptation of proposals in constantly changing Mexican and international environments.
  • Passion for the entrepreneurial mission of IDEAS in Mexico and internationally
  • Creation of new approaches and ability to lead a team of other fundraising consultants.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and inspire a team of Mexican consultants and volunteers to get achieve resource development to meet objectives.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent in experience) in communications, marketing, enterprise development, international relations, or a related field.
  • Experience in donor relations and fundraising strategy development.
  • Familiarity with donor management systems.
  • Experience with social media to stimulate interest and support fundraising work.
  • Having worked with populations that are migrants or disadvantaged financially.
  • Familiarity with economic and financial inclusion, including microfinance.
  • Familiarity with refugee issues and Mexico.
Compensation/Benefits: 

Based on relevant experience and commensurate with your previous compensation. The flexible part-time will be negotiated based on the amount of time the individual has available and our needs.

 

How to Apply: 

Please send a brief cover letter explaining how your experience fulfills or exceeds our requirements. Attach a CV in English or Spanish and a writing sample in English of a grant proposal to [email protected]  (We can guarantee the confidentiality of any information in the sample proposal.) Any questions should be sent by email.

 

Additional Information: 

Remote consultant work within Mexico or US

Flexible hours from own remote office in Mexico or the US. Approximately 20 hours/week with flexibility. Responsibilities and time could grow when fundraising is successful.

Join us and play a pivotal role changing the lives and businesses of immigrants in Mexico, while in ensuring the financial health of IDEAS to continue this innovative work.

 

Organization Info

IDEAS (Institute for Development, Evaluation, Assistance and Solutions)

Overview
Headquarters: 
Puebla, Mexico
Annual Budget : 
$500,000-1M
Size: 
1-10 employees
Founded: 
1981
About Us
Areas of Focus: 
Mission: 

IDEAS (Institute for Development, Evaluation, Assistance and Solutions) is a 45-year-old international entrepreneurial non-profit. It has done consulting, projects, economic development, training, evaluations, and academic courses in Latin America, Asia, Africa and the US. IDEAS has launched 15 social enterprises and 5 financial institutions. We support either non-profit or for-profit organizations that seek to accomplish the triple bottom line (financial sustainability, social change, and environmental improvement). For more on our organization and its services, see https://ideasnet.org/ For Spanish, see https://ideasnet.org/es

We have worked in 13 countries in Latin America during the last 35 years. We now are focused on the Latin American migrants who have had to flee from violence, gangs, climate change, corruption, and increasingly difficult conditions causing them to flee northward. We are investing our time assisting those who not interested in coming to the US. Half a million Latin Americans over the last 4 years have achieved their permanent resident status in Mexico.

Very few other organizations are helping these new entrepreneurs. IDEAS with its decades old experience in microenterprises, economic development and financial services is well positioned to help them create and grow their businesses.

Programs: 

In Mexico, we work with two types of immigrant populations. Our first population of participants are migrants from Latin American countries who have made efforts to gain their official permanent residency status. We are working to help them achieve economic inclusion as they start and grow their microenterprises in Mexico. The second population is Mexicans who have been working in the US, have sent back remittances and many have returned after many years away to create businesses. An important part of this binational population is those in the US who are sending remittances to support their families. We are helping families with remittances to grow their own businesses. Both these populations have significant difficulties in obtaining full economic and financial inclusion in the Mexican economy. IDEAS has significant skills in training and technical assistance that are improving their abilities to succeed. Most entrepreneurs that we work with are women who face even greater challenges.

We are working to encourage more financial institutions to open their doors to lend to these important populations.

IDEAS has many formal and informal organizational allies that are assisting us with this important, innovative, and precedent setting work. While based in Puebla and Mexico City, our virtual and hybrid strategy reaches entrepreneurs across Mexico and beyond. Our recent trainings have reached participants in almost half of the 32 Mexican states.

The demand is growing for our training and assistance to microentrepreneurs. This means that we are seeking additional funding through opening another position for a bilingual fundraising consultant who will work with our current Mexican consultants.

 

Our web pages https://bit.ly/ideasmicro and https://bit.ly/ideasactions describes our innovative program in helping refugees to get training, technical assistance and access to a variety of financial services.

IDEAS operates with a core team complemented by associate consultants in a variety of countries. We are pioneers in impact investing. IDEAS has created and advised entities in each part of the impact investment value chain. We been consultants to investors, investment funds, social enterprises and those grassroots organizations that are generating impact in their communities. We are experts in a diversity of evaluation methodologies and have taught on 4 continents. https://ideasnet.org/impact-investing-evaluation/

We carried out a wide variety of consulting services, including solar energy, microfranchising, market research, microfinance, rural economic development, business development services, organizational development, and strategic planning. https://ideasnet.org/consulting/

We have done many types of training for practitioners and professionals. We have had a strong emphasis in capacity building for women and youth around the world. Our team has taught graduate students in universities on three continents. https://ideasnet.org/training/

Why Work For Us?: 

This is a unique opportunity to develop as a bilingual professional (Spanish and English). This you can do part time from Mexico or the US. The organizational cultural is very innovative. It is team work with people from different countries and ethnicities.

You will have the satisfaction of working with an organization that is working with migrants in a way that very few organizations do. We have not found other organizations that are helping migrants in economic inclusion and financial inclusion.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
May 4 2024
Active Until: 
Jun 3 2024
Hiring Organization: 
IDEAS (Institute for Development, Evaluation, Assistance and Solutions)
industry: 
Nonprofit