The Development Director is a senior position that is responsible for meeting the development goals of the organization and contributes to the leadership of the organization. The position reports to the Chief Executive Officer. The Development Director will be a highly organized team player and self-starter, with the ability to follow through on several projects simultaneously. The ideal candidate will have superior attention to detail, strong writing skills, and excellent people skills. Raiser’s Edge experience highly preferred.
Required Skills & Duties:
• Provide leadership for individual, foundation, government, board, and corporate fundraising.
• Develop and implement, with assistance from other department directors, an annual fund development plan that provides vision for the Development Dept., sets overarching goals, and articulates objectives and activities.
• Develop workplans and department revenue budgets. Supervise one full-time Events & Corporate Sponsorships Manager. Encourage board member and volunteer participation in fundraising.
• Solicit individual donations, foundation and corporate grants, and corporate in-kind contributions, for operational growth and maintenance.
• Manage grant research, proposals, and reporting in coordination with departments.
• Manage all aspects of major donor fundraising. Identify, develop, solicit, and acknowledge supporter contributions that qualify as “major gifts”. Organize donor appreciation events. Proven success and previous work history with Major Gifts required.
• Manage all aspects of individual donor program, including annual appeals, e-appeals, monthly donor program and incentives, Colorado Gives Day, and Community Shares.
• Manage all aspects of planned giving program, including social events, marketing, and cultivation.
• Produce Annual Report.
• Oversee the maintenance of detailed and accurate donor records in Raisers Edge database and produce financial reports and donor profiles as needed. Oversee gift acknowledgement process. Complete monthly financial reconciliations.
• Oversee corporate giving program, including corporate memberships, corporate grants, and in-kind donations.
• Oversee events fundraising, including the Backcountry Bash event, film festivals, and speakers.
• Provide board members, staff members, the CEO, and volunteers with plans, information, and support services that they need to be effective fund raisers. Furnish with time-lines, presentation materials, orientation, training, and other support as needed.
• Other duties as necessary.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required. Master’s degree in a related field preferred.
Experience: Must have a minimum of five years experience in fund development for a nonprofit organization with extensive experience in major gifts cultivation and writing and managing grants.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Knowledge of fund development strategies, best practices, and ethics.
• Passion for the work of the Colorado Mountain Club.
• Superior presentation ability and interpersonal skills, including excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Must be organized and detail-oriented.
• Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner. Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
Hours & Compensation:
This is a full-time regular, exempt position with benefits. Salary is dependent on experience.
Send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Sarah Gorecki at email@example.com.
PLEASE, NO TELEPHONE INQUIRIES.
Founded in 1912, the CMC serves a membership of 6,000, and is the premier nonprofit organization in Colorado focusing on outdoor recreation, education, and conservation. More information can be found at www.cmc.org.
The CMC provides equal employment opportunities to all people regardless of race, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or any other basis protected by law.
Fundraising & Event Planning Intern (Summer 2014)
Type: College Credit or Volunteer
Reports to: Events & Corporate Sponsorships Manager
Purpose: The Fundraising intern will work in cooperation with the Events and Corporate Sponsorships Manager to meet the event fundraising goals of the Colorado Mountain Club. The focus will be on assisting with event planning for the CMC’s fundraising events, including the Backcountry Film Festival, Banff Mountain Film Festival, Speaker Series, Backyard Benefit, ect. Internship with also include administrative duties related to events and donor management, including data entry in Raiser’s Edge.
Critical Duties and Responsibilities:
• Help plan and prepare for the Backcountry Film Festival Spring Tour, Banff Mountain Film Festival, Speakers, ect.
• Provide marketing support for events, including calendar postings, posting flyers, sending emails to media contacts
• Provide administrative support for development activities associated with foundation, individual, and corporate fundraising
• Ensure proper and timely entry of contributions and in-kind gifts into the Raiser’s Edge system
• Create and distribute timely, accurate, and thoughtful gift-acknowledgement letters
Additional Duties May Include:
• Assist in the marketing efforts for special events
• Communicate with donors, corporations and foundations via email, postal mail and phone calls
• Assist in designing and implementing email campaigns and social media posts
• Solicit and track donations and sponsorship agreements with outdoor industry partners
• Material preparation and assembly related to events and fundraising
• Complete special projects as assigned
• Minimum of college level Junior classification; at least 1 year of previous work experience
• Experience with PC Microsoft Windows and the software programs associated with Windows, particularly but not limited to Word, Excel, and Outlook
• Database-entry skills, is a plus (not required)
Hours & Compensation:
• The development intern works between 8-36 hours per week depending on desired hours; hours and schedule is very flexible. Starting and ending dates are also flexible.
• Preferred start date April 15, 2014 and end date is negotiable (4 month commitment preferred)
• Occasional evening or weekend work may be requested for special events, including film festivals and fundraisers.
• This is an unpaid internship, offering the right candidate program credit and invaluable experience in fundraising, event planning and management, and donor communication using Raiser’s Edge.
• Benefits include access to some pro-deals on outdoor industry gear
How to Apply:
Send a cover letter and resume to Kristin Vanderver at firstname.lastname@example.org. The position is open until filled.
CMC provides equal employment opportunities to all people regardless of race, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or any other basis protected by law.