Bicycle Colorado is a 28-year old, membership-driven 501(c)3 nonprofit that is building a movement to enhance the health and happiness of Colorado communities by making bicycling—be it for recreation or every day trips—accessible and safe for people of all ages and abilities in our state. We are recognized as one of the nation’s most prominent organizations of its kind.
Bicycle Colorado passionately advocates for bicycle-friendly policies (e.g., Complete Streets; Three-Feet to Pass) and infrastructure (e.g., protected bike lanes; ample shoulders), and provides educational support to help kids and adults ride a bicycle safely and with confidence. We also educate drivers to safely operate their vehicles in harmony with bicycles on the road.
Our team strives to fuel a passion for bicycling and bicycle advocacy in communities across the state, and we collaborate with a variety of constituent groups, including elected officials, government agencies, bike industry organizations and other nonprofits.
Bicycle Colorado is also the primary bicycle advocacy group in the city of Denver, and a leader of the Denver Streets Partnership, a coalition of nonprofits that champions people-friendly streets, including efforts to eliminate all traffic fatalities and serious injuries. The Denver Streets Partnership operates as a division of Bicycle Colorado.
This is a unique opportunity for a talented fundraising professional to join a dynamic, passionate, mission-driven team. The Membership & Development Director will be part of a leadership team tasked with guiding the implementation of a three-year strategic plan focused on expanding the organization’s impact. This exciting time in Bicycle Colorado’s history offers a curious, results-oriented, entrepreneurial, values-driven fundraising professional a chance to shape and lead the donation and membership giving programs, as well as the sponsorship and business development opportunities that are essential components to achieving the team’s goals.
The Membership & Development Director will work closely with the Executive Director to build and implement a fundraising strategy that will yield a steady stream of revenue from major donors that includes individuals, foundations, and companies to achieve Bicycle Colorado’s fundraising goals. This person will also directly manage the Membership Manager to grow Bicycle Colorado’s membership revenue.
The Membership & Development Director will also liaise with board members as needed, and will be a public face of Bicycle Colorado at events and community meetings. Finally, with support from a volunteer committee and the team, this person will lead Bicycle Colorado’s annual spring fundraiser, Gear-Up!
Bicycle Colorado is a highly collaborative team. As such, the Membership & Development Director will work closely with the policy, education and communications teams.
The position requires frequent travel across the front range, and occasionally to other parts of the state. Some evening and weekend work is also required.
A base salary commensurate with experience. Health insurance, vision, dental, major holidays, vacation, transit benefit and retirement plan match are included in the compensation package.
Relocation assistance for out-of-state candidates is negotiable.
How to Apply
Email resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Workloads are created with the aim of a 40-hour work week, on average, over the course of a year. The ebb and flow of work may require some longer days or weeks, including some evenings and weekends. We believe everyone’s time is valuable, and we create a flexible work environment that supports every team member’s success.
Our offices are located in vibrant lower downtown Denver near bike paths, light rail lines and Union Station. Indoor bicycle parking is provided.
There is extensive travel in the Denver Metro and front range area with occasional trips (approximately 20% of time) to other parts of the state to participate in prospective and major donor meetings.