Fundraising Manager, Latin America & the Caribbean

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HIAS seeks a Fundraising Manager, LAC to help diversify HIAS funding sources and networks, with a particular emphasis on new regional and country donors and partners. The Fundraising Manager, LAC will cultivate relationships with regional funders and prospects and support country and regional proposals and initiatives. They will report to the Deputy Regional Director, LAC and will support HIAS’ fundraising, partnerships and program development in Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Aruba, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. They will act as a representative for HIAS with funders and other external stakeholders.

The LAC displacement and humanitarian context is complex and requires robust partnerships, quality interventions and effective coordination to meet the needs of diverse migrant populations, primarily Venezuelans, Nicaraguans, Colombians and those from Northern Central America. HIAS’ humanitarian assistance programming in the region consists of gender-based violence prevention and response (GBV), community-based mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), economic inclusion, legal protection, WASH and urgent protection needs.

HIAS is experiencing a big expansion of its programs in the region and expanding its grant portfolio. HIAS seeks consolidating and retaining present donors and diversifying and seeking new funding opportunities. The Fundraising Manager, LAC role will be key to consolidate this strategy.


  • Acts as a key representative for HIAS at donor and other philanthropic forums, at both regional and CO level.
  • Designs and implements creative and comprehensive outreach, solicitation and management strategies for new donors in LAC.
  • In collaboration with the Institutional Development department, Country Directors and Regional team, coordinates appropriate representation and stewardship with HIAS LAC donors and partners.
  • Cultivates and deepens relationships with public and private regional donors and other major funding prospects to diversify HIAS revenue streams in LAC.
  • In close collaboration with Institutional Development and following the programmatic and LAC fundraising strategy, conducts research to identify new potential funders for LAC and develops fundraising strategies for HIAS’ LAC programs.
  • Maintains high knowledge of donor and philanthropic trends across LAC and the humanitarian field; ensures regional team is kept updated on these trends and acts/advocates as needed.
  • Coordinates high quality proposals for institutional funders, with a specific focus on proposals in Spanish, for new initiatives and for multi-country programs that may require more regional input.
  • Ensures a high-quality grants management cycle; responsible for overseeing the efficiency, quality and smooth running of the entire grants cycle management, harmonizing approaches and ensuring adequate feedback is provided for the continued development of grants function in close coordination with country offices, regional teams and relevant HQ departments.
  • Works closely with country program and finance teams on project design, ensuring clarity, consistency and compelling case for funding, and adhering to donor/HIAS guidelines and policies.
  • Acts an internal helpdesk on donor-related issues and delivers trainings on donor rules and regulations, as well as donor proposal development and cycles in close coordination with relevant HQ departments.
  • Contributes to continuously improving internal grant management systems.
  • Regularly interfaces with different departments at HIAS to ensure consistency and coordination throughout writing and submission processes.


  • Undergraduate degree in Social Sciences, International Development or related field required; related graduate degree strongly preferred.
  • 4-6 years of relevant experience in program development, management, fundraising and design in the humanitarian sector, preferably with refugee/IDP and protection field.
  • English and Spanish fluency required.
  • Relevant project management experience in the humanitarian sector and working with humanitarian and development donors.
  • Good understanding of donor rules and regulations with skills and experience in report and proposal writing.
  • A team player, with strong communication, coordination and interpersonal skills; aware of the importance of being service-minded in your support to the field.
  • Persistent and firm in the commitment to strengthen quality, ensure compliance and manage risks.
  • Strong analytical skills (data and financial).
  • Ability to mediate in high-stress scenarios with competing interest; flexible and team-oriented, able to handle intense work pressure, tight deadlines and ad hoc demands.
  • Knowledge of the context in Latin America and the Caribbean and the trends of human mobility in the region.


We are committed to a fair and respectful hiring process, and we do our absolute best to respond to every applicant. We prioritize communication and transparency with all candidates, even those who are not moving forward. Here’s a snapshot of our hiring process:

Step 1: Submit your application!

Step 2: Phone screen with a HIAS recruiter.

Step 3: Video interview with the hiring manager.

Step 4: Video interview with a panel of HIAS employees.

Step 5: Online reference check with SkillSurvey.

Step 6: Offer and background check with Shield Screening.

Step 7: Start your professional journey with HIAS!

Note: Some of our hiring processes may vary, and not all candidates will advance to each step.


Over one hundred years ago, the Jewish community founded HIAS (originally the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) in New York City, the immigrant gateway to America. Supporting Jews fleeing persecution and poverty in Eastern Europe, our founders were guided by the traditions, texts, and history of the Jewish people – a history of oppression, displacement, and diaspora. HIAS has since helped generations of Jews facing violence because of who they were, and HIAS remains committed to helping Jewish refugees anywhere in the world. Today, our clients at HIAS come from diverse faiths, ethnicities, and backgrounds, as do our staff. We bring our experience, history, and values to our work across five continents, ensuring that refugees today receive the vital services and opportunities they need to thrive.

HIAS is a learning community, committed to diversity and inclusion. We do our work with integrity, accountability, transparency, and a commitment to the highest ethical standards. We seek employees from diverse backgrounds and life experiences to join our teams located in the United States and across the globe. People who identify as BIPOC, people with disabilities, people from the LGBTQ+ community, and people with lived experiences of forced displacement or immigration are all encouraged to apply. We are committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects our vision, mission, and values.


HIAS stands for a world in which refugees find welcome, safety, and opportunity.


Drawing on our Jewish values and history, HIAS provides vital services to refugees and asylum seekers around the world and advocates for their fundamental rights so they can rebuild their lives.


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We Welcome the Stranger

Justice • Justicia • Justice • Tzedek

We Pursue Justice

Empathy • Empatía • Empathie • Chesed

We Approach our Clients with Empathy

Partnership • Compañerismo • Coopération • Chevruta

We Believe in Changing the World through Partnership

Courage • Coraje • Courage • Ometz

We Act with Courage to Build a Better World

Resilience • Resiliencia • Résilience • Ruach

We Adapt and Thrive, Continuously Demonstrating our Resilience


HIAS is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnic background, ancestry, citizenship status, religious creed, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, familial status, pregnancy, childbirth, military status, protected veteran status, political orientation, or other legally protected status.

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