Fundraising and Events Coordinator

Colorado Agrivoltaic Learning Center (CALC)

Denver Metro

Organization type:
Nonprofit
Type of role:
Full-time
Job Category:
Education
Hourly:
$25.00 - $25.00

GENERAL:

The Colorado Agrivoltaic Learning Center (CALC) connects community members, students, and policymakers to clean energy, local food and responsible land management through educational agrivoltaic experiences at Jack’s Solar Garden. CALC is a Project of the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center (CNDC) that is dedicated to fostering a healthy and vibrant nonprofit sector in Colorado by enhancing the effective and efficient use of community resources. CNDC values partnerships, respect, accountability, innovation, and letting learning guide our work. CNDC provides comprehensive fiscal sponsor services to emerging and transitioning charitable groups (“Project”) serving their communities in areas as varied as education, arts, human services, and public health. CALC is one of these Projects.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Fundraising and Events Coordinator’s main objective is to implement fundraising campaigns and revenue generating initiatives for CALC. The Coordinator’s responsibilities will involve planning, managing, and executing fundraising campaigns, as well as organizing revenue generating events that engage our community. The ideal candidate for this position will have a demonstrable track record of fundraising experience and a network of individual and corporate donors. They will have experience hosting events designed to engage with the community and showcase the achievements of their organization. The candidate should be able to use new and existing resources to ensure the fundraising goals of CALC are achieved. The Fundraising and Events Coordinator must be committed to CALC’s goals, efforts, and outreach with a wholehearted commitment to jump in. 

A successful Fundraising and Events Coordinator will be focused, motivated, and independent in the development and implementation of fundraising efforts. An exceptional Fundraising and Events Coordinator will possess superb people skills and be confident in engaging with a wide range of individuals and institutions. This position requires a person to be energetic, passionate, and an excellent communicator. This position will be open to interpretation on how to achieve the fundraising and community engagement goals of CALC leading to opportunities to be imaginative in exploring novel methods to achieve these goals. 

This is expected to be a flexible work-schedule position. Work hours are flexible (day/evening; weekday/weekend) and to be agreed upon between the Executive Director and the Fundraising and Events Coordinator. It is expected that a set number of hours of work be accomplished each week and that the Coordinator notify the Executive Director of their work schedule, work activities, and changes to them over time. There will be variable and specific time commitments, including weekends, that will be required, along with regular one-on-ones with the Executive Director, meetings with donors and partner organizations, attending philanthropic networking events, as well as creating, scheduling, hosting, and attending on-site events.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

Anticipated time management for the Coordinator’s annual schedule:

• 50% is dedicated to fundraising initiatives (donor engagement, grant writing, on-site revenue generating events like music, art, food, etc).

• 40% involves community engagement (not necessarily separate from fundraising activities).

• 10% is administrative (email communications, redesigning outreach and marketing materials, team check-ins).

First year target goals:

• Raise $200k for CALC operations through donations, grants, or revenue-generating activities. Measurable benchmarks would be agreed upon with the Executive Director.

• Host at least four events on-site in coordination with the Executive Director and partner organizations to bring at least 500 people to visit Jack’s Solar Garden.

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

• Minimum 2 years of relevant experience.

• Excellent writing and presentation skills.

• The ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

• A self-starer – this is an independent and flexible role in both workload and time.

• The flexibility to attend after hours and weekend meetings/events.

• Demonstrable fundraising track record.

• Demonstrable event hosting record of events upwards of 200 people.

• Experience in an environmental, agricultural, and/or renewable energy domain is preferred.

• Experience in independent study or research – collecting information, citing references, summarizing research.

• Skills in marketing / advertising

• Adept at creating multimedia. advertisements and infographics.

• First-class organizational skills.

• The ability to use tact and diplomacy in interactions with all relevant parties.

• A strong ethical code.

• Maintain a positive attitude and be open to feedback.

 

Benefits

POSITION TYPE/WORK SCHEDULE: • $25 / hour, salaried exempt position. • Hours worked is negotiable. Comprehensive Benefit Plan: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short- and Long-Term Disability, Telehealth, LifeLock, paid time off. Pro-rated for Part-time work. The Colorado Agrivoltaic Learning Center is a project of the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center (CNDC) and all employees are CNDC employees. CNDC is dedicated to equal employment opportunities in any term, condition, or privilege of employment. CNDC prohibits unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex, age 40 and over, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, gender expression or any other characteristic protected by state or local law. This policy applies to all employees. For more information on CNDC, please visit www.cndc.org.

How to Apply

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION: Please send your resume detailing how your previous experiences match with our position requirements along with a detailed response to the following questions in no longer than a 1-pg response to info@coagrivoltaic.org to be considered for this position. Resume submission deadline is December 9, 2022. Questions to answer in a separate written document in addition to your resume: - What drives you to want to learn more about agrivoltaics and work with the CALC? - How do you expect to spend your initial six months working with CALC as our Fundraising and Events Coordinator given you are hired in January/February 2023?