- Full time / Exempt
- Starting salary range: $65,000-$85,000 / year, with Benefits
- Location: Denver Metro (preferred), SF Bay Area, Portland, OR, Minneapolis, MN, Boston, MA
- Anticipated Start Date: August 23, 2021
About Big City Mountaineers
At Big City Mountaineers, we work alongside the transformative powers of nature to leave a lasting impact on the lives of youth from disinvested communities. By providing free, fully-outfitted, and professionally-led backcountry trips, we’re able to give young people ages 8-18 the opportunity to connect with nature and more fully develop their strengths, skills, and resilience. A powerful experience and education that is rooted in nature challenges the students to go beyond what they thought possible and explore different parts of themselves. Big City Mountaineers engages youth in 7 cities across the country including Boston, Denver, Minneapolis, Portland (OR), San Francisco, and Seattle. We operate on the ancestral territories of the Ute, Cheyenne, Arapaho & Shoshone (Colorado/Wyoming), the Sioux and Anishinibawaki (Minnesota), the Ohlone, Ramaytush, Chochenyo, and Muwekma (San Francisco Bay Area), the Duwamish (Seattle), the Cowlitz and Chinook (Portland), and the Massachusett and Pawtucket (Boston).
Over thirty years young, the BCM idea and organization has shown staying power beyond the norm, and has a stable operating budget to match. Headquartered in Golden, CO, Big City Mountaineers is an organization with a dedicated team of full-time staff, seasonal trip instructors, and volunteers.
For more, you can visit our website, www.bigcitymountaineers.org.
The Director of Development is responsible for designing and executing BCM’s individual donor, foundation, and corporate fundraising strategy. This includes cultivating and maintaining strong relationships with funders and supporters, prospecting new funding opportunities, maintaining the organization’s gift table and grants calendar, managing the organization’s grant application and reporting processes, developing and executing plans to steward individual donors, ensuring the continued success of corporate and outdoor brand partner giving, managing in person and virtual fundraising events and campaigns, and communicating the status of all development work to the Executive Director and Board.
This role reports directly to the Executive Director. The Director of Development will have ample opportunity to think creatively and expansively about their work, and in so doing, impact the creation and codification of the organization’s fundraising structures and systems. The Director of Development will also frequently represent BCM to the external community and hold many outward-facing relationships.
As part of the organization’s leadership team, the Director of Development will collaborate closely with the Executive Director, the Director of Strategic Partnerships, and the National Program Director. The Director of Development can also expect to collaborate with all program staff in order to best understand and financially support each region’s work.
Above all else, The Director of Development must believe wholeheartedly that students – and especially students who come from historically marginalized communities - can benefit immeasurably from experiences in nature such as the ones that Big City Mountaineers provides.