Posted on November 20, 2012
Director of Development
Mile High Youth Corps
Mile High Youth Corps - Director of Development
Mile High Youth Corps helps youth make a difference in themselves and in their communities through meaningful service opportunities and educational experiences.
Summary: The Director of Development is the primary staff for fund development and a senior management position responsible for securing the financial resources for the philanthropic portion of the agency’s operations and programs.
Develop and execute a comprehensive fund development plan to achieve the agency’s goals, including annual fund, special events, planned gifts and capital campaign pledges.
Provide leadership for individual, foundation, government, board and corporate fundraising.
Oversee the maintenance of detailed, accurate donor and prospect records in an electronic database and produce financial reports and donor histories/profiles as needed.
Provide board members, Development staff members, the Chief Executive Officer and volunteers with plans, information and support services that they need to be effective fund raisers. Furnish with time-lines, structures, presentation materials, orientation, training and other support as needed.
Together with board members/volunteers and/or appropriate staff, directly participate in the solicitation process.
Provide staff support to assigned volunteer and Board committees.
Manage a donor acknowledgment and prospect cultivation program, including direct mail and online fundraising appeals.
Collaborate with the Grants Coordinator to prepare grant applications to government funders, corporations and foundations and ensure that proposals are submitted on time and in a high-quality manner. Ensure accurate and timely reporting to grantors.
Together with the Development Associate, organize and implement special events.
Other duties as necessary.
Supervision and Staff Development
Supervise Development staff to ensure professionalism, consistency and effectiveness.
Establish performance objectives and evaluations of direct reports.
Supervise volunteers as related to resource development.
Collaborate with the management team to ensure that all departments and sites contribute to the mission of the Corps.
Contribute to strategic planning and implementation.
Demonstrate accountability and the values of the Corps.
Represent MHYC in the community.
Facilitate linkages with various community representatives and entities that could support Corps activities.
- Provide the information necessary to set resource development goals and to assist with the development of the agency’s annual budget.
- Ensure completion of reporting related to grants including database management.
- Ensure complete and accurate records and files are maintained for funding sources.
- Participate in agency activities, including staff and board meetings.
- Create appropriate measurements and metrics to ensure productivity.
- Other duties may be assigned.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required.
Must have a minimum of five year’s experience in fund development for a nonprofit organization.
Demonstrated successful fundraising track record.
Demonstrated experience and excellent skills in managing staff to accomplish development goals.
Experience working with a diverse group of people in a team atmosphere.
Familiarity with Colorado’s philanthropic community.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Knowledge of fund development strategies, best practices and ethics.
- Knowledge of youth development programs, conservation practices and community service.
- Superior presentation ability and interpersonal skills, including excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports and documents.
- Demonstrated ability to manage budgets and control expenses.
- Strong planning, monitoring, time management and strategic thinking skills.
- Must be organized and detail-oriented.
- Ability to complete tasks in a detailed and timely manner.
- Proficient with word processing software, database management, and presentation software.
- Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
- Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
- Ability to work well with others in a team atmosphere.
- Ability to pass a pre-employment background check, which may include a FBI fingerprint check.
- Ability to legally work in the United States, which will be confirmed through the Federal E-Verify system.
Hours & Compensation
This is a full-time regular, exempt position with benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience and comparable to mid-size nonprofits. Hours are Monday -Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Some evenings and weekend hours are required for Corps-related functions. To learn more about us please visit www.milehighyouthcorps.org.
To Apply Send Resume, Cover Letter and Salary Requirements to:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (include “Development Director” in the subject line)
Fax: # 720-407-7286
Mail: Attn: Human Resources, 6740 E. Colfax, Denver CO 80220
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