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Posted: 04/11/2016


HistoriCorps® is a nationally recognized leader in mobilizing citizen volunteers to save and protect places that matter all across America. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to save and sustain historic places and structures for public benefit through partnerships that foster public involvement, engage volunteers, and provide training and education. We partner with federal, state and local land management agencies to provide educational and outdoor opportunities, fostering in our participants a lifelong commitment to the stewardship of our historic resources and public lands. As a nonprofit organization founded in 2013, the position we seek to fill will be a new addition to our staff. We are headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Our projects and programs span the country, this year alone in over 12 states.

Development Officer
Professional Opportunity
Denver, CO

The Development Officer is a key team member responsible for all fundraising and development activities. The successful candidate will help forge new relationships to build HistoriCorps visibility, impact, and financial resources. S/he will be responsible for assessing our short and long-term funding needs, developing an annual fund raising plan and near-term strategies, integrating the plan into our operations and budget, raising funds through direct appeals, preparing proposals and grants, creating corporate sponsorships, and coordinating all fundraising operations on behalf of HistoriCorps.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Officer will be expected to maintain continuous communications with the finance and communications/marketing staff.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

1. Establish a cohesive, proactive and lively culture of philanthropy within HistoriCorps among administrative staff, field crew, and board members.
2. Support and mentor the Executive Director and board members on development and fund raising protocol. Engage board members as necessary to develop prospects and raise funds.
3. Actively work with the Management team to identify and prioritize short- and longterm funding needs, identify and rate fund raising prospects, plan and initiate strategy through personal meetings, proposals, and other fund development opportunities such as direct mail, Colorado Gives Day, volunteer appeals.
4. In concert with the Manager of Communications, work to increase awareness of HistoriCorps nationally and within Denver and Colorado with a goal of further developing and increasing donations.
5. Research and develop prospects, maintain donor contact records and database.
6. Contribute to the content and design of printed collateral, publications, and website

Bachelors degree required, preferably in NonProfit Management, Historic Preservation,fund development/marketing or related experience.
3-5 years of demonstrable success in management and leadership of a nonprofit fundraising effort in a similar-sized organization.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Proficient in MS-Office suite of programs; comfortable using Outlook and Dropbox.
Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
Flexible and adaptable style; ability to work both independently, but also a team player who will productively engage with others.
Ability to construct, articulate, and implement strategic development plans.
High energy and ability to convey HistoriCorps mission to friends, prospects, and donors.
Keen aptitude for analysis, organization and problem-solving;
Create effective processes within the organization to identify, cultivate, close and subsequently steward donors.
Tact and discretion, particularly in sensitive matters related to employees, donors and stakeholders, is essential.
A strong work ethic and unwavering standards of personal and professional integrity.
AFP membership and CFRE designation preferred.


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Until Filled

How to apply
This is a part-time, non-benefited position with the potential to grow into full-time. To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and summary of fundraising history to Lori Mellon, Manager of Finance, finance@historicorps.org. No phone calls please. HistoriCorps is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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