Careers

United by our belief in economic empowerment as a sustainable solution to poverty alleviation, our team uses their diverse backgrounds and experiences to serve our Associates and each other. We collaborate to identify solutions, encourage and celebrate one another in our giftings, and pursue results that impact this earth and in the Kingdom to come.

What you gain from a career with Esperanza?

A career with Esperanza gives you professional enrichment, direct exposure to economic development initiatives, and access to community that is fervently committed to the disenfranchised and underserved. Our mind and actions are set to “spur one another towards love and good deed”, and with Esperanza you join a community which places high esteem on excellence and heart in all that we do.

Spiritual
Growth

Jesus said “I am the vine and you are the branches; if you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit. Apart from me, you can do nothing.” Gain spiritual development through our monthly team devotional and annual offsite spiritual retreat.

professional development

We desire human flourishing for our Associates and employees alike. Deepen your professional skills and capabilities through relevant conferences, materials, and development resources.

Microfinance Proficiency

Best practices in international development make up the core of our work. Become a leader in the microfinance sector and proficient in holistic approaches which empower the poor.

paid time off

We desire leisure and rest for your mind, body, and soul. Enjoy 15 days paid vacation and national holidays to enjoy personal time for rest and recuperation.

Benefits

A generous monthly allowance is offered to employees to cover monthly premiums and health care expenses. We offer guidance in choosing the right plan for you and discounts on services through Take Command Health.

christmas week off

The birth of our Savior Jesus Christ is a treasured marker in our Christian faith. Celebrate the Christmas holiday through a week of remembrance with family and friends.

what we believe

We believe in equipping humans for flourishing. We believe that with access to capital and holistic services dreams can be made reality. We believe God is on mission to restore His people back to Himself and restore them for flourishing.

We Invest in You

We care about your professional, personal, and spiritual development. We stand by your in our commitment to build one another up in word and deep, honoring the faith by which we hold firm. As a member of Christ’s body, we dedicate our time, energy, and support to you.

jobs

Development Director

The development director serves as an extension and ambassador of Esperanza International in the United States. S/he will be responsible to increase, strengthen, and diversify Esperanza’s funding sources through various strategies and will be expected to meet annual fundraising goals. This is an entrepreneurial position. To succeed, the candidate must be an internally-compelled self-starter who is willing and able to take initiative in establishing a long-term, vibrant and engaged constituency of Esperanza supporters throughout the country. Additionally, the candidate will be expected to assist in providing marketing strategy and execution as well as oversight of the current development team and its expansion both in the US and the Dominican Republic in future years. Apply here: https://www.hopeinternational.org/take-action/opportunity/development-director-esperanza-international 

Responsibilities


  • To recruit resources to promote and fulfill the mission and vision of Esperanza International
  • Engage and develop growth strategy with Esperanza’s Executive Board
  • Actively work with the CEO and senior staff to develop and implement a comprehensive development strategy to include corporate, foundation, government grants, etc. in order to support the organization’s growth
  • Retain 85%+ of major donors and 70% of other relationships in the US
  • Achieve 20% increase in funds raised year over year from new and inherited donors
  • Achieve 20% increase in funds raised year over year from new and inherited donors
  • Hold at least 30 face-to-face meetings on a monthly basis and document in Esperanza’s database
  • Plan or coordinate at least 1 national fundraising event annually
  • Facilitate meetings and introductions of high-impact supporters with Esperanza’s President
  • Manage and develop current development staff in US and DR
  • Recruit staff, interns and volunteers to work with Esperanza domestically and abroad
  • Mobilize and accompany donors to visit Esperanza’s programs in the DR
  • 15% of time will be travel to areas where Esperanza has strong support to deepen relationships: Orlando, Seattle, Dallas, and New York

Qualifications


  • Location: Orlando, Charlotte/Raleigh, Birmingham, Atlanta, or Dallas
  • Personal confession of Christian faith and commitment to the mission and vision of HOPE
  • Personal confession of faith in Jesus Christ and commitment to the mission and vision of Esperanza International
  • Passionate commitment to Esperanza’s mission of Christ-centered microfinance
  • Demonstrated lifestyle of Christ-like humility, compassion and generosity with time, talents and treasure
  • Passionate about bringing hope to “the least and the lost”
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Demonstrated success in providing strategic direction for programmatic growth
  • 5-7 years of fundraising, sales, or other relevant professional experience strongly preferred
  • Established track record of taking initiative
  • Exhibits warmth and charm that immediately puts others at ease
  • Excellent networking ability
  • Willing and able to travel; some overnight and international travel required
  • Excellent oral, written, and public communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills including effective time management
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required; master’s degree is a plus
  • International experience and cross-cultural skills preferred
  • Moderate to fluent Spanish speaking ability preferred
  • Ability to make a 3-year commitment to this position
  • Open to receiving training and mentorship from Esperanza's partner, HOPE International

Student Ambassador

The Esperanza Ambassador Program is a leadership development opportunity that equips future leaders in the nonprofit sector through the work of microfinance in an emerging economy. This program is intended for undergraduate students interested in raising awareness and support for economic development and poverty alleviation efforts in the Dominican Republic. Our ambassadors are passionate, driven, and world-changing individuals ready to engage their University to seeing an end to poverty.