Philanthropy Officer

Date Posted: March 11, 2021

Job Description

The Colorado Children’s Campaign is seeking a Philanthropy Officer. The Philanthropy Officer is a key member of the Development Team tasked with developing, implementing and evaluating major gift strategies as included in the organization’s diversified fund development plan.  The Philanthropy Officer is also responsible for cultivating a portfolio of major and mid-level donors and supporting other staff members in the cultivation and stewardship of their major donor portfolios. This position reports to the Development Director.

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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

  • Actively identify and acquire, cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts to the benefit of the Colorado Children’s Campaign;
  • Plan strategies and implement practices that nurture existing and prospective donors capable of giving at the major gift level, whether through a current gift, multiyear pledge, planned or deferred gift or some combination thereof;
  • Serve as a role model and mentor for other staff, particularly regarding relationship building and donor cultivation strategies and activities;
  • Cultivate relationships with individuals, small businesses, and corporations, current or prospective donors in support of the Children’s Campaign‘s special events.
  • Continue to develop knowledge of Colorado Children’s Campaign programs and policies initiatives as well as their impact;
  • Advance the organization’s equity goals by embedding its values in fundraising, diversifying its donor base and specifically seeking to include people of color;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Commitment to the mission and work of the Colorado Children’s Campaign;
  • B.A. or B.S. required; equivalent work experience considered;
  • Deep knowledge of fundraising vehicles and experience in implementing a variety of development strategies, with a demonstrated history of success in managing major gift strategies;
  • At least three years of relevant experience;
  • Demonstrated success in cultivating and stewarding donors;
  • Excellent communication skills required; ability to tailor messages to a variety of audiences;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and high social/emotional intelligence, as well as an ability to build and maintain relationships with people of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives including but not limited to: colleagues, partners, stakeholders, volunteers and supporters;
  • Ability to travel statewide to visit prospects and donors;
  • Familiarity with fundraising databases; detailed cultivation recordkeeping experience and use of data to inform engagement strategies; interest in data mining a plus;
  • Ability to work with colleagues in an inclusive manner that demonstrates openness to differing perspectives and experiences;
  • Flexible, innovative, energetic, and able to work as a member of a larger team;
  • Commitment to supporting a culture of philanthropy.

Compensation and Benefits

  • This is a full-time, exempt position. The salary for this position is $58,000 - $65,000. The position is currently remote/work from home within Colorado (and could remain that way post-pandemic) and includes a strong benefits package including a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, health insurance, paid time off and paid family leave.

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.