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LAUP Executive Director

LAUP Executive Director

Latin Americans United for Progress (LAUP)

Executive Director

Position Description

Reports to: Board of Directors

Status: Full time

Position Summary: The Executive Director of LAUP is the primary leadership role of the organization charged

with setting and carrying out strategy to achieve the organization’s vision and values. This position is a full time

plus position with paid time off as approved by the President of the Board of Directors.

Financial Management:

  • Keep accurate financial records, create and maintain annual budget, manage cash flow, produce monthly financial reports for Board of Directors, and ensure fiscal responsibility.

Fund Development & Communications:

  • Foster diverse fundraising streams including but not limited to individual and corporate gifts, private and public grants, event revenues, and translation services.
  • Maintain and develop relationships with funders through one-on-one meetings.
  • Expand local revenue generation and fundraising activities.
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications from web presence to external communications
  • including but not limited to monthly newsletters, social media, and other communication avenues.


  • Ensure program excellence, program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration.
  • Actively engage and energize LAUP’s volunteers, board members, event committees, partnering organizations, and funders.
  • Develop a strong partnership with the board of directors to set a strategic direction for the organization.
  • Assist with board development and orientation of new board members.
  • Foster existing and develop new relationships with churches, businesses, and other non-profits.
  • Serve as primary public spokesperson.
  • Provide guidance and leadership for LAUP staff and volunteers.
  • Ensure effective communication and vision which accomplishes the mission of LAUP.


  • Ensure that all LAUP events and initiatives are executed in a timely and organized manner.
  • Ensure all day-to-day functions associated with education and cultural programs, services and office operations are accomplished alongside the Programs Director.
  • Provide oversight and direction to employees as well as foster a culture of excellence and continuous improvement for all staff.


  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • 3+ years of people leadership experience, with some preferred experience leading manager-or-above level talent.
  • Prior non-profit leadership experience strongly preferred; those with for-profit backgrounds, paired with compatible experiences and skills, will be considered.
  • Fundraising or fund development experience strongly preferred. Demonstrated ability to create meaningful relationships with new and existing donor populations.
  • Experience securing grant funding from various sources preferred.
  • Prior experience, expertise or advocacy work with educational and cultural programs or organizations is preferred. Lived commitment to LAUP’s mission and vision is essential.
  • Demonstrated program design and management experience.
  • Strong written, verbal, and public speaking skills are essential.
  • 3+ years of budget management experience.
  • Prior experience working with Boards of Directors or Committees preferred.
  • Experience facilitating strategic planning and developing annual strategic objectives.
    • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred

About LAUP:

  • Mission- LAUP empowers Latinos to participate in creating a better community for all through advocacy, celebration & education.
  • Vision- To be the Center of influence in our Latino community that builds bridges to opportunities and creates pathways to success for all.
  • Programs- Youth and Adult educational programs
  • Services- Translation

Salary: Starting at $50,000


  • LAUP is an at-will employer.
  • This agreement is not a contract.
  • All employees serve for the sole benefit of LAUP.

To apply, please send resume to Board of Directors at

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