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Development Coordinator

Development Coordinator 


About the Colorado Mountain Club

The Colorado Mountain Club is the state’s leading organization dedicated to adventure, recreation, conservation and education. Founded in 1912, the CMC acts as a gateway to the mountains for novices and experts alike, offering an array of year-round activities, events and schools centered on outdoor recreation. To ensure the continued enjoyment of Colorado’s pristine places, the CMC also leads efforts to protect wild and public lands with its conservation and stewardship programs. CMC’s award-winning Youth Education Program “brings the mountains” to nearly 7,000 young people each year in the classroom and on the trail. No other organization in the Intermountain West employs such a broad approach to connecting people with the Rocky Mountain landscape.


Essential Functions:

CMC is seeking an energetic, full-time Development Coordinator to join our team in Golden, Colorado. Reporting to the Development Director, the Development Coordinator will provide critical support for all of CMC’s fundraising activities. This position will assist with donor relations, grant writing, event management and community relationships and will play a key role in meeting the Development Department’s revenue and strategic goals. The ideal candidate will have excellent writing, research, and an understanding of core fundraising principals.

  1. Assist with the creation and implementation of the Development Plan: annual appeals, major donors, grants, corporate and individual appeals, social media and special events.
  2. Assist with the planning and execution of CMC’s fundraising events
  3. Prospect research and tracking
  4. Administrative Support
  5. Complete special projects to support CMC’s Development goals as assigned



Highly organized and self-motivated with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. Attention to detail and the ability to prioritize workload, meet deadlines and perform gracefully under pressure is a must. Professional attitude with the ability to effectively convey the organization’s mission to supporters. Team player able to work independently with minimal supervision and be personally accountable for decisions. Able to collaborate with individuals and departments across the organization.

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least three years experience in Development-related fields, including work in the non-profit sector, or equivalent experience
  • Experience securing grant funding from private and corporate foundations
  • Experience with CRM/donor databases (The Raiser’s Edge and/or Salesforce highly preferred)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Proven track record of success in meeting revenue goals for events and sponsorships
  • Professional experience in the outdoor recreation industry preferred
  • Experience with workplace giving programs and online fundraising campaigns a plus
  • A passion for the mountains and outdoor recreation, such as climbing, skiing, mountain biking or other activities


Salary & Benefits

The salary range for this position is $32,000 - $35,000 depending on experience and qualifications. In addition to an exciting work atmosphere, the Colorado Mountain Club offers generous employee benefits, including:

  • Offices in the historic American Mountaineering Center, within walking distance of downtown Golden restaurants and amenities
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation, sick leave and 12 paid holidays plus the week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
  • Paid volunteer time off
  • Group health/dental/vision/life/disability insurance
  • Retirement plan with a percentage matched by employer
  • Employee discounts on outdoor gear, climbing gym pass and CMC outdoor technical schools

The Colorado Mountain Club is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law.


To Apply

Please send resume, cover letter and a short writing sample to with “Development Coordinator” in the subject line.  Deadline to apply is March 31, 2017. No phone calls, please.