Posted on February 22, 2013
Matthew Shepard Foundation
Matthew Shepard Foundation - Development Director
The Matthew Shepard Foundation is an LGBT- and Ally-focused 501(c)(3) charitable organization which empowers the individual to embrace human dignity and diversity through outreach, advocacy, and resources. We seek a motivated and experienced fundraising professional to plan and direct development work from our Denver office.
The successful applicant will have a proven track record of establishing and delivering an annual fundraising plan in the $750,000+ range and driving annual growth. He or she will demonstrate proficiency and suitable experience in establishing annual fundraising goals; leading a major-donor program; managing donor database software, various communications and event contractors and/or volunteers, special events and an annual gala; producing regular donor communications, with an emphasis on leveraging social media to drive fundraising initiatives; conducting written and spoken public communications related to fundraising efforts; serving as a liaison for specific vendors and celebrity event talent; researching, initiating and contributing to programmatic and general-support grant requests, and tracking progress on current grants for reporting purposes; and managing and expanding corporate giving plans and partnerships.
The position reports to the Executive Director and will collaborate as directed with other management staff, associates, volunteers and interns. The position will also be supported by contract personnel, and members of the Board of Directors and other volunteers where appropriate.
A typical work week in this position is 40 hours in a downtown office environment, with occasional weekend and evening responsibilities and periodic travel required for national outreach. A four-year post-secondary degree is required and graduate degree(s) preferred.
The position offers a base salary of $50,000+, depending on skills and experience, as well as health and dental insurance coverage and generous paid vacation. Retirement savings deferral with company matching is available beginning January 1, 2014.
The Matthew Shepard Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for employment based on qualifications and experience without regard to sex, national origin, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression, or any other category protected by applicable local, state or federal law.
Applications may be submitted electronically to Employment (at) matthewshepard.org. Please include a cover letter, resumé, and a professional writing sample. Samples demonstrating proficiency in mass communications, grant-writing or marketing are strongly preferred. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 1, 2013.