Development Communications Associate

Date Posted: December 12, 2018

Job Description

The Development Communications Associate is a member of the Development Team and is an integral part of the organization, raising more than $2 million annually to support the programs and operations of the Colorado Children’s Campaign through a diversified fund development plan.

Under the direction of the Development Director, the Development Communications Associate is responsible for the implementation of, and content development for, a monthly donor communications plan; a mid-level donor newsletter; two annual appeals and associated stewardship of each donor segment. In addition, the Development Communications Associate will be responsible for some grant writing and will assist in funder stewardship as directed. Finally, the Development Communications Associate will assist with special events, as needed, primarily in the areas of drafting promotional materials and solicitations, as well as post-event stewardship.

The Development Communications Associate is a creative, persuasive and strong writer, as well as a team player committed to improving the well-being of Colorado’s kids.

Our Story

The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child well-being in health, K-12 education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child well-being and organizing an extensive statewide network of dedicated child advocates.

As the leading voice for Colorado’s children at the State Capitol and in communities across the state, the Children’s Campaign has been at the forefront of hundreds of policy wins for kids. Among the numerous laws and programs we’ve helped establish are the Colorado Preschool Program, Child Health Plan Plus, and the Reading to Ensure Academic Development (READ) Act. The Children’s Campaign is committed to integrating values of diversity, equity and inclusion into daily work with intention, action and humility in order to advance racial and economic equity within our organization, our networks and partnerships.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist in drafting content for monthly donor solicitations, mid-level donor newsletters; written and on-line appeals; and stewardship communications to each donor segment;
  • Assist in the development and production of written fundraising materials such as event promotional pieces, sponsorship proposals, etc.;
  • Assist with grant writing and reporting, particularly Common Grant and Corporate Grant opportunities;
  • Process gifts and pledges according office protocols;
  • Enter/track gifts in fundraising database;
  • Pull reports and create mailing lists for appeals, events and other fundraising campaigns;
  • Provide support for the organization’s overall fundraising and development operations, including donor and funder prospecting

Job Requirements

  • B.A. or B.S. required; equivalent work experience considered;
  • Excellent written communication skills required; persuasive and creative writing skills preferred;
  • Background in fund development/fundraising, communications or marketing preferred;
  • Familiarity with fundraising databases helpful; interest in data mining a plus;
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to manage competing priorities and multi-task;
  • Flexible, innovative, energetic, and able to work as a member of a larger team;
  • Commitment to the mission and work of the Colorado Children’s Campaign;
  • Commitment to supporting a culture of continuous improvement;
  • Ability to work with colleagues in an inclusive manner that demonstrates openness to differing perspectives and experiences.

Compensation and Benefits

  • This is a full-time position.  The salary for this position is $43,000 - $48,000 based on experience and includes a strong benefits package including a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, health insurance and paid time.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Colorado Children’s Campaign is an equal opportunity employer that values workplace diversity. The Children’s Campaign strives to create an inclusive work place that embraces diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and perspectives. The Children’s Campaign prohibits discrimination of employees or applicants on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual identity, sexual orientation, religious or political affiliation, disability, or any other classification considered discriminatory under applicable law.