Job Summary

Colorado Nonprofit Association’s (the Association) mission is to strengthen Colorado’s nonprofit organizations through education, connection, and advocacy. The Association cultivates and connects a community of nonprofits, individuals, students, and businesses. Member organizations represent all budget sizes, with diverse missions, locations and populations served. Educational programs increase the sustainability of the nonprofit sector by providing virtual-live, recorded, and in-person training and professional development. The Association connects nonprofit professionals through peer-to-peer learning, and fosters collaborations and partnerships between the three sectors, and connects members to resources, best practice knowledge, and current trend information to increase the overall capacity of the sector. Through advocacy, the Association leads the adoption and implementation of public policies that affect the entire sector and strengthen nonprofits and the communities where they work, and actively supports statewide advocacy efforts of collaborations and networks of nonprofit focus areas.

Reporting to the President & CEO, the Senior Director of Development is responsible for development and execution of comprehensive corporate and foundation fundraising and membership sales & retention efforts aligned with the Association’s mission.

Organization type: Nonprofit
Type of role: Full-time
Work Environment: Hybrid
Job Category: Development
Salary: $95,000 – $120,000

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Ensure effective hiring, training, and supervision of Development and Membership staff, interns, and volunteers.
  • Provide constructive and timely performance evaluations and handle disciplinary action of employees in accordance with company policy.



  • Serve as a member of the Association’s Leadership Team.
  • Help guide the Association’s collaborative, accountable, and results-oriented culture that emphasizes diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusivity.

Financial and Budget Management

  • Collaborate with the President/CEO to develop annual Development and Membership plans and budgets.
  • Work with the finance team to ensure accurate financial reporting and transparency.

Fund Development

  • Responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation of foundation and corporate donors.
  • Develop a stewardship program to ensure donor engagement and retention.
  • Work with the development team to ensure donor recognition and sponsor benefit fulfillment.
  • Continuously assess and adapt fundraising strategies to meet revenue targets.

Grant Writing and Management

  • Lead the development of grant proposals, ensuring they are well-researched, persuasive, and aligned with funder priorities.
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting to grant-making organizations, meeting all grant compliance requirements.
  • Manage and support the membership team focused on new member acquisition and retention efforts.

Marketing and Communications

  • Collaborate with the communications team to create compelling sponsorship materials and campaigns.
  • Work with the membership and communications teams to create membership acquisition and retention materials.
  • Ensure consistent messaging and branding across fundraising initiatives.

Data & Systems

  • Ensure donor management and CRM systems are maintained to track donor interactions and contributions.
  • Ensure metrics are in place to measure performance and progress, analyze data, and create reports pertaining to donors and members to highlight strengths and challenges of efforts.

Board Engagement

  • Collaborate with the board of directors to engage them in fundraising efforts, including identifying potential donors and participating in donor meetings.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills (ability to handle multiple priorities and deadlines) and attention to detail.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced environment.
  • Public speaking and presentation abilities required.
  • Understanding of sensitive nature of work and the ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Demonstrated experience working with databases.
  • Proficient with Google Suite. Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint & Excel), or related software.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or a minimum of 5-7 years of related senior management experience
  • Strong understanding of the nonprofit sector and a passion for Colorado Nonprofit Association’s mission

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Some travel across Colorado is required

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Health, dental, vision, 403(b), life, short & long-term disability, vacation & health leave and paid holidays.

How to Apply
Resumes and cover letters should be sent to htanner@Coloradononprofits.org (no phone calls, please)     Colorado Nonprofit Association’s Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: Colorado Nonprofit Association is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity to all individuals based on job related qualifications and ability to perform a job, without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, marital status, genetic information or any other applicable status protected by state or local law. It is our policy to maintain a non-discriminatory environment free from intimidation, harassment or bias based upon these grounds. This includes unlawful harassment based on any of these protected classes. Unlawful harassment includes verbal or physical conduct which has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment. This policy applies to all employees, including managers, supervisors, co-workers, and non-employees such as customers, clients, vendors, consultants, etc.

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