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Manager of Development

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Hope Communities
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Denver Metro
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We are looking for a collaborative, value-driven individual to be the Manager of Development at Hope Communities. The Manager will be responsible for advancing the mission of the organization, which is a vibrant and impactful nonprofit in the Denver Metro Region, by leading fundraising efforts. The Manager will work closely with the CEO and staff to raise funds via grants, individual donations and other sources to support programs and services. The Manager will take the lead but work closely with key staff to develop an annual fundraising event. 

Areas of Responsibility
  • Leads fundraising efforts to secure money to supplement an approximate $1 million dollar program budget. While growing, the development function raises 50% that amount at this time. Secures funding through grants (foundation, corporate, government and faith-based), fundraising events and individual donations.  
  • Engages with key staff to develop a strategy and calendar for grant submissions and to ensure accurate program scope, budgeting and  reporting for grants. Works with the Manager of Programs and program staff to compile and include outcome data in grant reports.
  • Takes the lead to design and implement one signature fundraising event annually. Works in tandem with the volunteer coordinator to host a donor/volunteer appreciation reception once per year.
  • Researches individual donors who might have interest in supporting the mission and values of Hope Communities. Cultivates relationships with donors and funders.
  • Completes, in coordination with the CEO, an annual appeal each year with a broad constituency of donors.
  • Defines and executes a donor stewardship plan, in coordination with the CEO and Manager of Programs.
  • Develops key messaging for use by the board to support community awareness and fundraising.
  • Ability to write professionally and persuasively, and to articulate the mission and vision of Hope Communities to a diverse constituency.
  • Experience with a broad array of communications mediums, including print, graphic, social media and web-based communications. Will work with Communications Manager to inform messaging in these formats.
  • A minimum of three years of proven development experience, including explicit work history with individual giving, corporate engagement and grant-writing.
  • Knowledge of foundations and funders throughout the State of Colorado highly preferred.
  • Experience with fundraising databases and Microsoft Office software required. Experience managing web site content (development and placement) preferred. Experience with Adobe design software highly preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively with foundations, funding organizations, businesses, volunteers and staff.
  • Ability to work in an environment of innovation and growth. As Hope is in a growth mode, successful candidates will be comfortable with the responsibility to design and grow department systems, protocol, schedules and templates.

Salary range: $67,000 - $80,000.


Hope offers fully paid health insurance and monthly stipend for family health insurance plan. The organization also offers fully paid dental, life, short-term and long-term disability plans. Employees receive accrued vacation and sick time, ten holidays and eight hours of paid volunteer time annually.

How To Apply

Interest applicants should send a cover letter and resume to [email protected], marking the subject line of the email as: Manager of Development position. Please email questions about the job to the same email and we will reach back out to you.

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