Think you have what it takes to lead the charge on our events and fundraising? Always wanted to join the dream team at New Era? Check out the job posting below to be part of the New Era family in 2013 and beyond…
Development Director/Associate Job Description
Position start date: as soon as possible
New Era Colorado Foundation seeks a Development Director or Development Associate to work with the Executive Director and Board of Directors on all fundraising and event efforts. New Era’s fund development relies on a combination of grant-writing and foundation support, major gifts of $1,000 and up, a robust monthly membership program, numerous events throughout the year, corporate sponsorship cultivation, and an end of the year fundraising campaign.
The ideal candidate will have fundraising and event experience, but also able to contribute to the dynamic work environment at New Era. Strong candidates without development experience will still be considered for the position.
The Development Director or Associate will work closely with and report directly to the Executive Director. The position will be based out of New Era’s Denver Office but will also include travel to New Era’s Boulder office. Title and salary are contingent upon experience.
Planning & Management
-Work closely with the Executive Director to strategically develop, manage, and implement an annual fundraising plan and organizational budget
-Manage fundraising and event efforts of the New Era Board of Directors
-Support the Executive Director and Board on fundraising needs and special projects
-Track and maintain detailed records of all former, current, and prospective major donors
-Meet with current and prospective donors to cultivate major gifts
Foundations & Grants
-Assist in all grant-writing efforts, including the development of grants, materials, and reports
-Maintain relationships with current foundation grantors while cultivating relationships with prospective foundations and program directors
-Direct all aspects of a robust monthly member program, including maintenance and communication with current members and the accrual of new members
-Manage staff and board work plans for monthly membership goals
-Plan and manage New Era events, including but not limited to an annual fundraising event, major donor house parties, legislative and holiday happy hours, and corporate events
-Manage staff in the development and execution of New Era events
-Provide annual fundraising training to 75 interns and fellows
-Assist with fundraising for 501(c)4 efforts (in which case, staff time will be shared/paid by New Era’s 501(c)4 organization)
-Establish solid relationships on behalf of New Era with community leaders, elected officials, and various other stakeholders
-Assist with development of the annual report and other program materials
-Plan and execute an end of year fundraising campaign
-Assist and support New Era’s general programs at times, including communications, voter engagement, and policy work
-Experience in non-profit fundraising and/or campaign finance preferred
-Event coordination & planning experience preferred
-Strong affinity for networking and building strategic relationships
-A high energy and contagiously fun(ny) personality
-A self-starter that shows strong initiative
-Strong track record of setting and meeting goals
-Committed to the organizational mission in order to effectively promote and advance the goals of New Era Colorado Foundation
-Familiarity with nonprofit legal structures of 501(c)3s and 501(c)4s
About New Era Colorado
New Era Colorado Foundation is a multi-issue organization committed to engaging, educating, and training a new generation of active citizens and young leaders in Colorado. NECF is a full-spectrum civic engagement organization; we provide the resources and tools for young people to gain collective power in all levels of the democratic process, including issue organizing, electoral mobilization, and the legislative process.
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three references to the attention of Steve Fenberg to Jobs@NewEraColorado.org. New Era Colorado Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.