Organization: Casa Esperanza

Location: Boston, MA

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About Casa Esperanza

Casa Esperanza, Inc. is a bilingual/bicultural behavioral health treatment provider serving Boston and the Merrimack Valley. Our mission is to empower individuals and families to recover from addiction, trauma, mental illness and other chronic medical conditions; overcome homelessness; and achieve health and wellness through comprehensive, integrated care. Casa Esperanza’s vision of the future is that all affected by addiction and mental illness are empowered to lead healthy and purposeful lives. Casa Esperanza has an operating budget of $7.2 million and more than $9 million in assets.

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The Opportunity:

Casa seeks a detail-oriented individual with excellent writing skills to create compelling grant applications to foundation, government and corporate funders, manage capital campaigns, and organize fundraising and other public events.  The Grants and Development Director will work closely with Casa Esperanza’s Executive Leadership and Board of Directors to expand services and strengthen sustainability through strategic revenue generation and diversification. The Grants and Development Director must develop a holistic understanding of Casa’s model and assets to tell the organizational story and meet development objectives.  S/he will work closely with Casa Esperanza’s Executive Leadership and Board of Directors to identify and address both short and long-term fundraising needs and to enhance and promote the Agency’s profile through targeted messaging directed to a range of constituencies including: the Greater Boston Latino community; federal, state, and local government; private and corporate funders; and community partners. The Director will have impeccable writing, editing and verbal communication skills.  The Director will work collaboratively with Development staff to build a sustainability plan that supports expanding programs and increasing revenue.

The Grants and Development Director responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Collaborate with Executive Leadership to conduct funding research and develop both annual and long-term sustainability plans
  • Write, edit and/or coordinate preparation of proposals for local, state, federal, contracts including Massachusetts Departments of Public Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Department of Labor, and HRSA among others.
  • Research and write proposals for submissions to private and corporate foundations
  • Develop all individual giving appeals and related materials
  • Collaborate with Executive Leadership to develop and maintain contracts with Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)/Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), including completing credentialing applications, participating in contract negotiations, and ensuring contract compliance.
  • Work closely with Executive Leadership on annual budget development and monthly reporting of contract, grant, and fundraising revenue
  • Establish timelines to complete the collection of relevant data/information for proposal content, internal routing and approvals, and submission to funding sources.
  • Maintain accurate and timely records of research activities, funding logs and reporting deadlines, grant funding resource materials and publications, acknowledgment letters, and funder follow up.
  • Responsible for drafting a wide range of development communication vehicles including fund raising materials and marketing correspondences, proposals, presentations and speeches for Executive Leadership.
  • Represent the agency with trade organizations, associations, and funders as directed
  • Developing assigned strategic deliverables: presentations, research reports, survey reports and documents for lobbying and other efforts to secure new funding.
  • Meet budget goals and other Development benchmarks as assigned by supervisor
  • Work with the Project Directors to ensure that reporting requirements are met for all funders

Candidate Profile:

The ideal candidate will bring the following skills, experiences, and characteristics:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Journalism, Business or similar degree focus.
  • Impeccable writing, editing and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail, tact, and understanding of complex systems and relationships
  • Self-starter with a strong work ethic and a sense of humor
  • Ability to work independently within an active treatment environment
  • Proven fundraising track record and 3-5 years experience in grant writing and major donor development within a behavioral health or medical health care environment
  • Flexibility to handle multiple tasks and operate on tight deadlines
  • Understanding of addictions recovery, mental health services, and/or primary medical care business models
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Database experience a plus; experience conducting web research and internet proficiency required
  • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred
  • Flexibility to handle multiple tasks and operate on tight deadlines
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • Ability to meet the physical and training requirements of the position


To express your interest in this role, please submit your materials here. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

About Koya Leadership Partners:

Koya Leadership Partners is a national retained executive search and human capital consulting firm that works exclusively with mission-driven organizations, institutions of higher education and social enterprises. We deliver measurable results, finding exceptionally talented people who truly fit the unique culture of our client organizations and ensuring that organizations have the resources and strategies to support them. For more information, visit