Become our next Development Manager

November 26, 2018
Title Development Manager
Location Denver, CO
Program area(s) and general summary The Development Manager is responsible for implementing the annual fundraising plans
Reports to Development Director
Posting Date November 26th 2018 at 5PM MST – Closing December 10th at 5pm

Organizational Summaries

The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) is a statewide membership-based coalition of immigrant, labor, interfaith, youth and ally organizations founded in 2002 to build a unified statewide voice to improve the lives of immigrants and refugees in Colorado and the United States. CIRC is a 501(c)(3) organization under the Internal Revenue Code and achieves its mission through non-partisan civic engagement, public education and advocacy to win fair, humane and workable public policies.

Job Description

The Development Manager will manage and implement growth and sustainability by meeting our annual goal of raising at least $180,000  through individual giving in Fiscal Year 2019. This position will work closely with the Development Director to manage the execution of the annual fundraising plan which will include events, individual giving, sponsorships, organization contributions, and online fundraising campaigns.

Specific Roles and Responsibilities:

Development Planning and Implementation

  • Manage fundraising campaigns, events and activities in support of the annual fundraising calendar.
  • Build relationships with donors, sponsors, and philanthropic institutions.
  • Manage donor database and ensure timely and accurate donor acknowledgement processes.
  • Develop  fundraising appeals, online giving strategies, and work with the communications team to oversee the creation of fundraising collateral.
  • Coordinate all fundraising efforts with the Communications Team to ensure  website, email and social media communications integration of fundraising campaigns.
  • Develop sponsorship materials and event outreach strategy.
  • Manage the successful planning and execution of fundraising events including house parties, receptions, the annual celebration and other events.
  • Serve as a CIRC Development Team liaison at  community presentations, events, and meetings as needed.

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrated success achieving ambitious goals in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to set goals and objectives and evaluate progress on those goals.
  • Ability to work independently, problem solve, and as a member of a collaborative team.
  • Excellent writing, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with donor cultivation activities
  • Experience developing materials, program materials, and with annual reports.
  • Proficiency in planning and executing events.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Working knowledge of fundraising software, Every Action, Salsa CRM, Salesforce.
  • A commitment to anti-oppression and inclusivity efforts within the organization


  • Knowledge of, and relationships within, local and state immigrant rights movement
  • A passion for electoral politics and strategy
  • Self‐motivated, independent, and ability to problem-solve
  • Grant writing, budgeting, and administrative skills
  • Strong team player, familiar with team dynamics, willing to work in a team environment
  • Strong commitment to social justice and social change
  • Up to 15% travel within state and occasional out of state travel
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Proficiency in Spanish and/or other languages of Colorado’s diverse immigrant and refugee communities preferred but not required

Salary & Benefits: Full time position starting salary of $41,000 with full medical benefits, and a generous PTO policy.

Date of Posting/Closing: Open until filled

To Apply: Submit resume, cover letter, writing samples, and contact for three references in Word or PDF to: