Job Openings

Director of Development

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), and in partnership with the ED and the Board of Directors,the Development Director (Director) will effectively implement existing funding plans to ensure organizational health, and will spearhead development efforts as BorderLinks continues to grow. A new position in the organization, the Director will have the opportunity to build on current development procedures, and to expand and execute a fundraising strategy to broaden organizational capacity according to strategic plan goals.


The desired candidate will have demonstrated skills in the following:

  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills to solicit donors, help in branding the organization, and engage the public on Borderlinks mission and value to the community locally and nationally

  • High level communication skills to effectively work with staff members, leadership within the organization and volunteers for the organization in a management capacity.

  • Consistent attention to detail and an ability to execute tasks, short-term plans and long-term goals

  • BA (required), MA (a plus), especially in business, finance or program administration

  • Knowledgeable and experienced in fundraising techniques, including community outreach, relationship building with donors, staff, volunteers, and past program beneficiaries, and grant writing and major gift fundraising

  • Experience in fund development, preferably in the nonprofit field

  • Knowledge of donor databases and other fundraising technology to use in daily job duties. Knowledge of and experience with Little Green Light a plus


  • Develop and execute an annual development/fundraising plan for BorderLinks, to include

    • Growing a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of donors

    • Securing financial support from foundations and allied institutions

    • Cultivating and maintaining relationships with all major donors

    • Creating and executing a strategy for a large and sustained base of individual donors

    • Developing and nurturing relationships with past program beneficiaries

    • Overseeing creation and promotion of organizational publications

    • Securing speaking opportunities to share information about the organization with the community

    • Planning and executing fundraising activities for the organization

    • Plan and implement a planned giving program

  • Oversee fundraising database, including data entry and gift processing

  • Overseeing organization of fundraising research, events and activities

  • Developing and tracking proposals and reports for all foundation, institutional and individual fundraising

  • Produce materials geared towards fundraising and train volunteers in fundraising efforts

  • Work closely with staff, volunteers and Executive Director and Board of Directors

  • Perform other related duties as requested


Competitive/commensurate with experience and other qualifications.


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Program Organizer

With the supervision of the Education Director, the Program Organizer plans and leads delegations, serving a wide range of constituents, including members of congregations, seminarians, community activists, and university and high school students.  The Program Organizer also develops curricula, facilitates workshops, maintains relationships with community partners, and builds new relationships in the community.

BorderLinks seeks applicants for this position who have experience in popular education, have a deep understanding of migration and border-related issues, are bilingual (Spanish and English), and are able to work long hours when leading a delegation.

Past applicants and people who have worked BorderLinks will be prioritized in the selection.

BorderLinks is an equal opportunity employer and we highly encourage people with the following background to apply:

  • Local to Tucson and/or strong community ties to Tucson migrant justice organizations

  • People directly-impacted by border enforcement and immigration policies (i.e. DACA recipients or people who hold a non-citizenship status.)


  • People of Color

  • Women

  • People who have worked with BorderLinks in the past (i.e. community partners or delegation leaders)


The desired candidate will have demonstrated skills in the following:

  • BA in Latin American Studies, the social sciences, humanities, or related field, or equivalent education and experience.

  • Spanish language fluency required; ability or desire to learn to interpret/translate during trip visit.

  • Demonstrated ability to live and work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic, ecumenical environment.

  • Positive attitude and good people skills.

  • Ability to drive a 15 passenger van.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong commitment to the mission and organizational culture of BorderLinks.

  • Must be:

    • Flexible, organized and able to multitask;

    • Able to analyze and present data clearly and accurately;

    • Able to work collaboratively with colleagues;

    • Able to lift 20 pounds and walk approximately 5 miles a day.


  • Delegation planning and leading:

    • In collaboration with group leaders, plan itineraries for upcoming delegations.

    • Schedule community partner presentations and activities for delegations.

    • Lead approximately one delegation per month. This includes preparing reflection activities, facilitating workshops, and driving a 15 passenger van.

    • Support delegation leaders with their delegations when need.

    • Interpret presentations, conversations, and group discussions from Spanish to English and English to Spanish.

    • Remain attentive to and conscious of trip participants’ needs, including safety/health concerns and emotional responses to delegation experiences.

    • Manage delegation-related finances: create budget, deliver payments, reconcile expenses.

  • Community Partners:

    • Build and maintain positive relationships with community partners – the organizations and individuals who meet with delegations.

    • Support the work of our community partners as appropriate.

  • Curriculum and Staff Development:

    • Participate in program evaluations.

    • Help design new curricula.

    • Assist with training other staff, both full-time and contract employees.

  • Workshop Co-Coordinator:

    • Manage and respond to workshop inquires.

    • With the education team, schedule workshops and assign facilitators.


Full-time, exempt, 40+ hours/week Salary: $32,500 (annual basis)


To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to Position is open until filled.


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