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Development Deputy Director

UFW Foundation
Phoenix, AZ
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $80,000 to $85,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time
Job Description

About UFW Foundation: For 16 years, the UFW Foundation has mobilized farm workers and their organizations across the country to advocate for more equitable policies, such as immigration reform, pesticide protections, heat standards, hazard pay and other worker protections. We engage constituents in systemic change to break the cycle of poverty while also providing critical services. In fact, the UFW Foundation is the largest federally accredited immigration legal service provider in the state of California. The organization has staff in California, Arizona, Illinois, Michigan, New Mexico, Georgia, and Washington.


The Development Deputy Director works closely with the Development Director and provides leadership to the rest of the Development team. The Development Deputy Director will lead all aspects of the grants’ lifecycle. The incumbent will also work closely with Executive Team Members to make sure (1) data is effectively managed and reported and (2) relationships with donors, partners, and subcontractors are maintained. The Development Deputy Director must be committed and able to uphold high levels of accountability, work independently, meet deadlines, and handle confidential information with sensitivity and integrity. This position reports to the Development Director.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (This is not an exhaustive list)

Development Functions:

  • Conduct all aspects of grants acquisitions including the drafting and timely submission of proposals, reports, updates, and other relevant communications.
  • Conduct reconciliation of grant/contract deliverables in collaboration with Executive Team members as needed.
  • Coordinate creation and submission of grant reports, with supervision of the Development Director.
  • Cultivates a well-defined culture of philanthropy across the organization.
  • Develop a prospecting plan for institutional funders and conduct prospect research to identify and qualify new institutional funders (including foundations, corporations, and government agencies) that align with the UFW Foundation’s mission and programs.
  • Develop and implement collaborative processes with Development and other team members as appropriate to develop grant materials as needed in support of grant applications.
  • Develop presentations as needed.
  • Develops and executes innovative fundraising strategies to expand and diversify revenue across the organization.
  • Identifies, qualifies, cultivates, and solicits funding from individuals, corporations, and foundations in accordance with Development’s operational plan and funding priorities.
  • Meets or exceeds stated departmental goals.
  • Oversee Senior Grant Writer, Grants & Donor Development Manager, and Individual Donor Specialist.
  • Perform donor and prospect research on individuals, corporations, and foundations.
  • Provide the executive team with regular grant compliance analysis.
  • Working with the Development Director, plan and implement fundraising events.

Business Operations:

  • Work closely with the Executive Director and Finance Team to ensure timely delivery of budgets for grant applications and financial grant reports, narrative.

Data Management and Reporting:

  • Ensure Development staff is entering QuickBase revenue (donations, bequests, grants and membership fees) in a timely fashion to ensure accurate grant fiscal monitoring.
  • In coordination with Development Director, manage physical and electronic grants files.

Other duties as assigned.


  • Supervise the Grants and Donor Development Manager and Senior Grant Writer;
  • May involve the coordination and/or supervision of other administrative or development staff on specific projects and/or assignments.
  • May involve the coordination and supervision of volunteers/interns.


The ideal candidate for this position must have a high level of professionalism and organization. The candidate must demonstrate competency in the following areas:

  • Advanced word processing skills and proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite programs and Acumatica.
  • Collaboration. Ability to work with teammates in a professional and solutions-oriented manner.
  • Dedication to Mission. A genuine interest in immigrant and farm worker rights.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both Spanish and English.
  • Flexibility, Speed, and Precision. Ability to adjust quickly to constantly changing priorities with speed, precision, and accuracy.
  • Si Se Puede (It Can Be Done) Attitude. The embodiment of a personal spirit that promotes confidence, courage and risk-taking.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Requires ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


  • Experience with social media e.g., Facebook, twitter.


  • None.


Bachelor's degree and five years or more of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Class “C” Driver’s License is required. Must be computer literate and have working

knowledge of MS Word, Access and Excel or equivalent applications.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The UFW Foundation requires staff, volunteers, and independent contractors to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment upon hire.

The UFW Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe a strong commitment to equal employment opportunity is more than a legal and moral obligation – it is also a sound business practice to realize the potential of every individual. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all! In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunity to all individuals, employment decisions at the UFW Foundation will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Except where required or

permitted by law, employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, age, or any characteristic protected by law.

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for a position fighting for farm worker and immigrant communities! The UFW Foundation believes in second chances. As an organization, we will rely on individualized assessments in the hiring of those with past criminal convictions. The UFW Foundation will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with qualified disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Persons of color, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, persons with disabilities, persons who have lived in poverty, formerly incarcerated, persons 40 years old or older, and people fluent in more than one language are strongly encouraged to apply for open positions with the UFW Foundation.

This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, counseling, discipline, termination, access to benefits and training. Our commitment to equal opportunity employment applies to all persons involved in our operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee, including supervisors and co-workers.

UFW Foundation


Phoenix, AZ
85003 USA



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