Director of Philanthropy
Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas
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Founded in 1994 and serving the states of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas, Accion is a nonprofit organization that increases access to business credit, makes loans and provides training to enable entrepreneurs to realize their dreams and be catalysts for positive economic and social change.
Dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and business owners generate income, build assets, create jobs and achieve financial success, Accion offers business loans from $1,000 to $1 million, along with training, networking and other support services to those who own or want to start a business. To date, the organization has granted about 14,000 loans totaling more than $142 million to nearly 9,300 small businesses across that five states that it serves.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Accion has earned the “Exceptional” four-star rating eight years in a row from Charity Navigator, the independent national nonprofit evaluator -- an achievement shared with only 4 percent of the charities evaluated by Charity. This top designation sets Accion apart in exceeding industry standards and outperforming most charities in its cause, offering donors the confidence they are supporting a model organization that exemplifies financial health, accountability, and transparency.
Under the longtime leadership of its CEO Anne Haines, Accion has embarked on an initiative to spread the word about entrepreneurship as the fastest path to economic mobility in America today. Called the “Moonshot,” this national movement aims to mobilize $1 trillion into the hands of underserved entrepreneurs between now and 2030. To support this transformative journey, Accion is seeking an experienced, mission-driven Director of Philanthropy to help build its philanthropic and development strategies, manage its fundraising engine, and operationalize Accion’s advancement initiatives.
This search is being conducted with assistance from Linh Nguyen and Javier Garcia of NPAG. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, and applications will be reviewed as they are received. Please send nominations and/or applications including cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position to: https://grnh.se/d73818ac2xyz.com.
Accion is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.