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.