Equis is a set of organizations (including Equis Research, Equis Institute, and EquisLabs) working to create a better understanding of Latinos, innovate new approaches to reach and engage them, and invest in the leadership and infrastructure for long-term change and increased engagement.

Since 2019, we have served as a hub for Latino research and innovation, leaning into the complexities of Latino voters in the United States, ensuring they get the sophistication of treatment and level of attention that matches their critical role in the electorate. Equis is also committed to developing Latino leaders across the progressive space, serving as a convener of organizations and individuals leading Hispanic-focused programs. The scope of our work is designed to engage Latinos in multiple arenas because we believe that this moment requires a complete rethinking of how we engage Latinos.


Reporting to and in partnership with the Vice President of Development, the Development Director for Research & Data leads development efforts for the organization’s renowned research program on Latino voters. The ideal candidate is a highly motivated and results-driven individual, as well as a great storyteller who can bring clarity, inspiration, and persuasion to our development work.

Candidates should have demonstrated success in developing and maintaining relationships with a variety of audiences, have a knowledge of and interest in Latino civic engagement, and be eager to bring both of these to Equis.


  • 5+ years of relevant experience.
  • Develop and execute a fundraising plan to reach Research & Data’s’ annual fundraising goals, securing financial support from individuals, foundations, partners, and corporations as appropriate
  • Develop new and maintain existing relationships with major donors, helping them accomplish their philanthropic goals and ambitions through a deep relationship with Equis
  • Work collaboratively, under the direction of the Vice President of Development, with Equis’ Executive Leadership Team, Research & Data Team, and Finance Team to reach organization-wide fundraising goals.
  • Oversee the organization of fundraising travel and special events featuring senior leadership and key stakeholders
  • Develop and track funder communications, including collateral materials, grant proposals/reports, and annual reports
  • Experience working with and managing others as a project owner: includes project planning, workload tracking, time management, and organization.
  • Experience working in a remote environment


The ideal candidate possesses the following professional and personal qualities, skills, and characteristics:

  • 6-8 years of fundraising experience, with deep experience in strategically cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major donors, including direct donor asks.
  • Demonstrated understanding of legal compliance of funding streams and experience working for a network of organizations or a blended organization, such as a 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4)
  • Proven track record of success in project management, with a keen attention to detail, comfort and confidence in managing up, and strong sense of ownership and responsibility in driving activity and results
  • An adept writer with the ability to synthesize complex ideas into digestible donor-facing content, including but not limited to grant proposals and reports
  • A high degree of professionalism and the ability to maintain client and donor confidentiality


  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer


Equis is a national remote office environment with team members located across all continental U.S. time zones. Candidates should be prepared to either work from home or at a location of their choosing that is located within the continental United States. Equis has implemented a pro-vaccination policy, subject to exemptions. Candidates must be willing to follow the established policy to prevent and limit the exposure of COVID-19.

This position requires the ability to work core hours Monday through Friday in your local time. This position may require occasional nights and weekend work and regular travel for donor-facing events and meetings.


This is a fully remote (USA only), full-time exempt position with occasional domestic travel and a competitive salary range of $94,000 - $135,000 p/year. This salary range represents a good-faith estimate of what Equis may pay for this position at the time of posting. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as budget availability and commensurate with the selected candidates’ experience. This position is currently funded through 2025.

Our generous Benefits Package includes 100% Medical, Dental, Vision at no premium for employees, Company Paid Life Insurance, Health Reimbursement Account with employer contribution, Unlimited PTO, generous paid holidays, 4% Employer Match 401(k), Annual Professional Development Stipend, Work-from-home Stipend, Paid Parental Leave, Short-term disability, Long-term disability, wellness stipend, and Emergency Relief Fund. Equis observes office-wide holiday closures in accordance with the federal government alongside additional summer and winter breaks.


Please send your resume and cover letter via our career page. For your application to receive full consideration, please explain in your cover letter why you are interested in working at Equis and how your background and/or experience demonstrate your commitment to Equis’s core goal of enhancing the well-being and power of the Latino community. In applying, your consent is provided to share your resume with partnering organizations.


Equis believes in an open and inclusive work environment that encourages respect and is free from all forms of discrimination, and harassment, including but not limited to sexual harassment. We embrace our differences as we prohibit unlawful discrimination based on race, color, genetics, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, or military status in any of our operations. We prioritize not just equality, but equity in our practices and policies. Given who our employees are and the community we serve, we pay special attention to equity in the arenas of racial justice, gender justice, educational access, citizenship status, and language justice.


Equis is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, gender identity (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, predisposing genetic characteristic, domestic violence victim status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Equis is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the recruitment process, please email PTC @equislabs.us.