Assistant Director of Development


About the Organization
Ballet Hispánico, America's leading Latino dance organization, has been bringing people together to celebrate the joy and diversity of Latino cultures for 50 years. Over the past five decades, Ballet Hispánico’s mission-driven ethos has been a catalyst of change for communities throughout our nation. By bringing the richness of the Latinx culture to the forefront of performance, education and social advocacy, Ballet Hispánico is a cultural ambassador.
The organization’s founder, National Medal of Arts recipient Tina Ramirez, sought to give voice to the Hispanic experience and break through stereotypes. Today, Ballet Hispánico is led by Eduardo Vilaro, an acclaimed choreographer and former member of the Company whose artistic vision responds to the need for social equity, cultural identity, and quality arts education for all.

Position Summary
Ballet Hispánico is looking for a dynamic individual to join our team as Assistant Director of Development. We seek a candidate who brings relevant skills and interest to the role, maturity, and ownership of their work. This is an opportunity to grow in a fast-paced, culturally and artistically significant organization. Reporting to the Chief Development Officer and supported by the Development Assistant, the Assistant Director is a key member of the External Affairs team and works closely with senior leadership to cultivate prospects and donors to increase annual contributed income and meet the ambitious goals of a five-year 50th anniversary campaign.


  • Support and partner with the Chief Development Officer and Board of Directors on fundraising initiatives and support Board members as they take on a more active fundraising role.
  • Build and manage a portfolio of new and existing relationships with donors.
  • Develop strategies for identifying potential prospects and growing the donor base.
  • Conceptualize, plan, and execute annual campaigns.
  • Lead fundraising for annual $1million+ Gala.
  • Manage the major donor Nuestro Futuro Scholarship program.
  • Represent Ballet Hispánico at donor meetings and other events as needed.
  • Provide statistical analysis on giving trends and progress toward goals.
  • Supervise the administration of Salesforce, Classy, and wealth screening tool to ensure that best practices are being implemented by all users.
  • Instill sense of shared responsibility for fundraising throughout Ballet Hispánico.
  • Inspire the respect and confidence of stakeholders and our Board members.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

Attributes and Qualities

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum of 4 years of nonprofit fundraising experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including flexibility, sense of humor and ability to communicate professionally and diplomatically with a wide variety of constituencies.
  • Skill at fostering and nurturing relationships with colleagues, volunteers, and donors.
  • Able to be a creative and resourceful problem-solver who can deal with some level of ambiguity and strive to build consensus and execute strategy.
  • Ability to manage day-to-day department operations as a stand-in for the Chief Development Officer.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Strong knowledge of principles, ethics and best practices of successful fundraising.
  • Ability to inspire the confidence of colleagues and volunteer leaders through integrity, competence, reliability, dependability.
  • Availability to work nights and a few weekends a year to staff events.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and donor database required.
  • Fluency in Spanish desirable, though not required.
  • Genuine appreciation for and commitment to Ballet Hispánico’s mission.

Compensation and Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience and skills. Ballet Hispánico is committed to a competitive salary and benefits plan that provides opportunities for professional development and supports work-life balance.

How to Apply
If you wish to be considered, please send a cover letter describing your interest in the position and your resume to No phone calls, please.

Ballet Hispánico is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assistant Director of Development

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