Director of Development

Job Title: Development Director
Supervisor’s Title: Executive Director
Department: Development
Date Prepared: 10/22/21

General Purpose:

This Full-Time position will drive and lead local and national fundraising efforts with a focus on corporate, individual and fundraising event revenue generation.  The Development Director for No Barriers works to increase revenue by developing a successful strategy for growth, and providing a hands-on approach to revenue generation. The ideal candidate will live in the Colorado Front Range and be willing to work a minimum of 2 days per week in the Fort Collins office.  

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Duty Category 1: Fundraising
● With an annual goal of $2.3M+ in 2022, this position will develop and execute an annual
strategy that drives growth year-over-year.
● Develops and implements a successful strategy, with accompanying tactics, to raise the
monies needed from Corporate, Individual and Fundraising Event initiatives that drive
revenue for the organization.
● Execute on developing and stewarding corporate partnerships, annual donor campaigns,
and major donor initiatives.
● Ensure the successful development and execution of annual fundraising events including
but not limited to What’s Your Everest, an annual team-based mountain hike for people of all
abilities, and the No Barriers Outdoor Classic, an annual golf, hike and gala in North
Carolina.
● Supervise and/or lead Development, Marketing and Program staff to ensure successful
execution of fundraising strategy and revenue generation.
● Create a successful year-over-year growth strategy for the organization that is reflected in
annual operation plans and tactics.

Duty Category 2: Finance, Technology, Data Management and Reporting
● Successfully budget and manage expenses across the department, including
inter-departmental efforts needed to manage corporate sponsorship deliverables.
● Leverage and use all forms of technology designed to make it easier to reach and engage
donors and potential donors including but not limited to: online giving; mobile giving; social
media tools and direct mail.
● In coordination with Admin support, this position will ensure the successful management of
data entry needs; acknowledgment process and reporting needs of the organization in the
management of online giving platforms (including Mobile Cause, Classy, Hand-Bid, etc.)
● Assists in the management and coordination of inventory of swag for the online store and
donor rewards
● Supports strategy for donor communications including management of segmented donor
lists
● Supports activities and organizes thank-you phone calls and mailings by engaging staff and
volunteers.
● Collaborate closely with CFO on cash flow, forecasting and other financial metrics.
● Advise finance on classification of all gifts including restricted vs. unrestricted.

Duty Category 3: Other fundraising duties
● Coordinates/provides support for in-person prospecting events as assigned, such as salon
events held by board members and donors
● Provides on-the-ground support for fundraising special events including the solicitation and
securing of teams and individuals who drive fundraising.
● Help secure in-kind donations as needed to reduce organizational expenses and enhance
the donor experience.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
● Contribute to positive organizational culture through intentional and identifiable actions
● Work effectively across all departments to ensure knowledge and alignment of funding
needs and opportunities
● Support employee engagement, stewardship and recognition efforts for individuals and
donors from across the organization

Supervisory Duties:
● In addition to supervising direct reports, this position does require engagement with
high-level donors, partners, local businesses, and volunteers, and requires successful
communication and relationship skills for managing cross-departmental projects
● Position will support volunteers in executing annual giving fundraising projects including
mailings, thank-you phone calls to donors and other project production
● Position will work closely with the board and staff of No Barriers, creating opportunities for
engagement and directing the work needed from others to generate revenue.

Qualifications:
Knowledge, skills, and ability—
● Proven ability to secure 6 and 7-figure gifts from individuals and/or corporate partners.
● Exceptional communication skills including in-person, written, on video conferencing and via
phone.
● Ability to develop and drive a successful fundraising strategy that results in year-over-year
revenue growth.
● Ability to engage others including local business leaders, volunteers, staff, corporate
partners (local and national) and members of the Board of Directors.
● Strong organizational and administrative skills with astute attention to detail and ability to
manage multiple priorities.
● Enthusiastic approach to the work and a proven desire to work within and across teams
● Proven ability to work both independently and as a part of a dynamic and fast-paced team
● Proven ability to communicate professionally and effectively both in writing and in person
with a variety of constituents
● Ability to manage multiple projects at once with significant attention to detail
● Strategic thinker with the ability to engage in planning discussions and balance both short
term and long term growth goals overall
● Excellent collaboration skills
● Ability to manage within identified budgets and timelines
● Experience working successfully with a variety of constituents, high-level volunteers,
partners, and team members
● Ability to work independently, self-starter who is self-motivated and task-oriented
In addition, the Development Director will demonstrate the following competencies:
● Fast-paced and energetic work style — driven for success with a positive attitude that
energizes others
● Project Management—identifies and thinks through all necessary steps of a project, sets
appropriate deadlines, moves seamlessly between prioritized tasks, identifies required
participants and holds self and others accountable to outcomes and deadlines
● Analytical Thinking—takes into account and analyzes various points of view and data to
form a perspective appropriate for the execution of a plan that is in line with organizational
priorities, including the identifying or anticipating problems and implementing of solutions
●Creative and Innovative Thinking – is able to effectively build partnerships that meet the
needs of the community and of No Barriers

Education or formal training—
● Bachelor’s degree in a field related to public relations; business; events; or nonprofit
management or applicable experience in relevant field
Experience—
● 5-10 years of proven professional experience in non-profit fundraising with a track record of
growth.
● Knowledge of, and experience in managing different revenue streams, i.e. corporate,
individual, grants, and events.
● Experience managing projects where a high degree of organization and attention to detail is
essential
● Superior customer service skills to a variety of constituencies in person, over the phone, in
writing, over email, and in social media
● Experience working in a professional office environment
● Nonprofit fundraising or applicable experience required
● Experience specific to independent work with donors, companies and service organizations.

Work Environment—

● We have a flexible work-from-home environment with a 2 day per week requirement to be in the Fort Collins office.  

COVID-19 No Barriers has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees, including contract staff who have reason to be in contact with program participants. As our goal is to protect the health and safety of our staff and participants, we do allow  staff to apply for an exemption to this vaccination policy. An exemption may be granted  for medical contraindications or sincerely held religious beliefs. However, because of the nature of most program positions it is likely that approval of an exemption will cause an  undue hardship for No Barriers. 

● This position will be able to work with direction and show initiative to work independently to
execute on work plans
● Limited national travel is required
Physical activities–
● Possible moving of boxes that contain program or other materials (not a requirement)
Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or
qualifications associated with the job.

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