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Director, Foundation and Individual Giving

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education
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Denver Metro
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The Foundation and Individual Development Officer is an integral member of the Development team. The position, in partnership with the Vice President-Business Partnerships and Development, helps manage specific components of the organization’s fundraising plan, including foundation grants and individual giving.

Areas of Responsibility

•    With the Vice President, develop and manage the annual development plan for foundations (private and corporate) and individual donors (large and small), which becomes part of the budget submitted to the Boards of Directors for approval.  
o    Identify new and increased funding sources for organization operations, programs and special projects, providing regular updates on progress made towards goal.
o    Provide timely and exceptional customer service. 
•    Direct the private foundation and corporate foundation grants program 
o    In response to organizational priorities and needs, develop and execute the development plan for the research, prospecting, relationship-building, proposal, stewardship, recognition and benefit fulfillment, and report writing for private and corporate foundations.  
o    Identify, nurture and steward relationships with the goal of acquiring, retaining and upgrading donors. Ensure relationships progress through timely, donor-centered communications and meetings as well as the fulfillment of grant requirements including reports and determined recognition rights and benefits.  
o    Maintain comprehensive records including Salesforce grant calendar (contact information, LOIs, proposals, report due dates, etc.), communications (thank you notes, impact reports, audits and other communications), and document files. 
•    Direct the individual giving program for the organization.
o    In response to organizational priorities and needs, develop and execute the development plan for research, prospecting, relationship-building, cultivation, acquisition and retention of individual donors. 
o    Develop and execute the large individual donor program (>$1,000) including research, relationship building, proposal, fulfillment of donor benefits and report writing.  
o    Develop and execute the small individual donor program (>$1,000) including research and communications/outreach plans (email, mail, social media, etc.)
o    Define recognition benefits at various levels of contributions and verify individuals receive promised benefits.  
o    Develop and execute the planned giving program including objectives, strategy and tactics and materials (email, direct mail, website, etc.). 
o    Oversee the organization’s presence on ColoradoGives website as well as the Colorado Gives Day campaign for the organization. 
•    Coordinate special events. 
o    Work in conjunction with the Vice President to schedule, plan and implement successful fundraising and donor cultivation events throughout the course of the year, including organizing guest lists, handling invitations, arranging event logistics, attending and communicating with prospects and attendees. 
o    Serve as part of internal event committee for Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars with emphasis on solicitation of individuals for table sponsorships and event tickets, and day of event execution. 

  • Knowledge of principles and practices associated with fundraising. Bachelor Degree or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Based on experience, position range will be between $45,000 and $52,000.  Excellent benefits and 401(k) plan.

How To Apply

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