Organization: Step 13Title: Director of Development
Categories: Nonprofit Jobs
Region: Denver Metro Area
Org Type: 501(c)(3)
Step 13 Director of Development
Director of Development
This is an exciting opportunity with Step 13, a nationally-recognized residential recovery program that men who have lost everything to an alcohol and/or drug addiction the opportunity to address the disease of addiction and move on to a self-sufficient, productive life.
The Director of Development reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for aspects of creating and overseeing the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising which may include major gifts, corporate donations, grant solicitation, and in-kind resources.
· Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure that the fundraising goals are being achieved.
· Develop and manage timelines for various fundraising activities to ensure strategic plans and critical fund raising processes are carried out in a timely manner.
· Prepare and submit grant applications as outlined in the fund development plan to generate funds for the organization.
· Oversee the planning and execution of special fundraising events as specified in the fund development plan to generate funds for the organization.
· Identify and develop corporate, community and individual prospects for the organization’s fundraising priorities.
· Develop, manage and utilize the Salesforce Database to maximize relationship management with all past, current and prospective donation sources while respecting the privacy and confidentiality of donor information.
· Develop and gain approval for an annual income and expenditure budget for the fund development program.
· Prepare regular reports on progress, budgets, receipts and expenditure related to fundraising and the management of the fund development activities.
· Monitor expenses and analyze budget reports on fund development and recommend changes as necessary.
· Foster an understanding of philanthropy within the organization.
· Build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organization.
· Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve the finances of the organization and to create new opportunities.
· Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behavior and business practices and ensure own behavior and the behavior of others are consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
· Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
· Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
· Focus on Donor Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of donors to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters.
· Foster Teamwork: Works cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problem, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
· Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
· Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.
· Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities.
· Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.
· Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
· Knowledge of SalesForce not absolutely required, but the proven ability to quickly learn the system is absolutely required.
· Knowledge of fundraising management.
· Knowledge of special events planning and management.
· Knowledge of the management of volunteer resources.
· Word processing, Databases, Spreadsheets.
· Maintain all necessary files.
· Use effective written and verbal communication skills.
· Use effective interpersonal skills and treat everyone with dignity and respect.
· Propose new ideas for programmatic improvements to management.
· Return phone calls, e-mails, and correspondence in a timely manner.
· Immediately advise supervisor of significant and unexpected problems.
· Promote and demonstrate teamwork and cooperation.
· Complete assignments, projects, reports, and paperwork accurately and timely.
· Safeguard all Step 13 property.
· Follow and enforce all of Step 13’s policies and procedures. Act in a safe manner at all times.
· Act as a good steward of program funds & resources.
· Work flexible schedules, overtime, weekends and holidays if required with the compensation of additional time off to maintain a healthy life balance.
· Drive safely and maintain all necessary personal insurance while on company business.
· Perform other duties as assigned.
· This position requires an undergraduate degree in Development, Marketing, or a related field.
· This position requires a proven track-record in Development
· This position requires familiarity and competency in SalesForce or other Customer Relations Management software tools.
· Candidate must be able to pass a criminal background check.
· Step 13 is an alcohol and drug-free environment. All staff are required to do periodic drug screens. No illegal drug use is allowed.
Should be capable of lifting objects of up to 25 pounds.
We believe this is a truly exciting and unique opportunity for a highly skilled development professional to join a truly impactful nonprofit that has plans to eventually take its program nationwide. Salary range is $60K to $70K. We offer a fun and exciting workplace and a deeply meaningful program that helps amazing men reclaim their lives from addiction.
We posted this position in December but decided to bring in an amazing fundraisng consultant who did not want a fulltime position, but who was willing to build a robust development plan for the organization. The right candidate will work with the consultant for a month and then take all responsibilities.
Please provide a cover letter and resume to
2029 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205
Please copy our development consultant, Aaron Cohen, at email@example.com
We respectfully request that candidates not stop by to request a meeting.
This is a posting on Colorado Nonprofit Association’s Career Center.