The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) is looking for it’s next Development Director.
The Development Director will provide visionary, strategic leadership to secure significant gifts
from institutional funders and individual donors to support CIRC and CIRC Action Fund’s current
and future goals. The Development Director leads the implementation of annual fundraising
strategies that support CIRC’s annual budget of $2.1 million and CIRC AF’s annual budget of $800,000 through institutional and individual giving. This position will serve as a member of the Directors Team and will work closely with CIRC/AF’s Communications Teams to create effective marketing and communications materials to highlight the impact of our work through our websites, social media, annual reports, brochures, and other program collateral. This role also works closely with CIRC’s Executive Director and CIRC Action Fund’s Managing Director. The Development Director will be passionate about following a fundraising approach that leans into the tenets of community-centric fundraising and resource mobilization. CIRC/AF’s Development Team hopes to become a leader in developing an effective fundraising model that actively advances equity and justice, and counters white supremacy culture. We see ourselves playing an important role in reforming philanthropy in Colorado by organizing our donors and funders, educating them on how to better resource our movement, and show up for immigrant justice.
Location: Colorado with ability to travel to main office as needed, possibly as much as weekly.
Specific Roles and Responsibilities:
C3/C4 Fund Development
● With the Executive Director, develop and implement fundraising strategies to support
CIRC and CIRC Action Fund’s annual budgets through institutional, corporate, and
● With the ED, build and cultivate relationships with major donors, corporate sponsors, and
philanthropic institutions. Take the lead on securing meetings and with the ED strategize
plans for each conversation.
● With the ED, research new foundation prospects, funding sources, partnerships, and
stakeholder relationships that can lead to CIRC/AF securing larger grants.
● Prepare grant proposals and reports, ensure sound management and implementation of
● Direct fundraising appeals, events, and campaigns, online giving strategies, and oversee
the creation of fundraising materials by the Development Manager and CIRC/AF’s
communications teams, including newsletters and annual reports.
● Ensure donor and grant data is entered in the organizations’ CRMs, mainly Salesforce.
● With the ED and the Board of Directors, ensure continued growth of CIRC’s endowment
fund (launched in 2020) and planned giving program (launched in 2021).
● Continue to develop and maintain fundraising practices and structures that improve
efficiency, clarity, communications, and transparency across the organization (grants
trackers, biweekly meetings with the communications teams, involving relevant staff
members in grant writing and reporting, etc.)
● Develop and maintain CIRC’s Monitoring & Evaluation processes when it comes to
specific grants, including communicating with relevant departments in the proposal
development stage, regular communication with departments responsible for grant
deliverables, ensuring the collection of information on spreadsheets for grants with
specific deliverables, etc.
● Implement community-centric and anti-racist fundraising practices.
● Support the Development Manager in processing and recording income, including
checks from individuals and foundations, and work with CIRC’s bookkeeper to reconcile
donations with deposits on a monthly basis for CIRC and CIRC AF.
● Support capacity building efforts of CIRC’s members by organizing at least one
fundraising training per year for them and sharing relevant funding opportunities via the
Leadership & Management
● Serve on the Directors’ Team and support in the development of organizational practices
and policies, including responding to any requests or issues regarding the union’s
● Support the ED and Directors’ Team in the development of CIRC and CIRCAF’s annual
operating budgets, grant/project budgets, and review financial statements on a monthly
● Work as a thought partner with the Executive Director to establish a long-term
fundraising vision for the organization to ensure sustainability and implementation of our
● Implement quarterly fundraising reviews for CIRC/AF with the Development Manager
and Executive Director to track progress towards goals and adjust fundraising strategies
● Support with CIRC/AF’s annual audits, especially regarding grant letters, grant
receivables, list of in-kind donations, and analysis of donor-restricted net assets, ensure
timely submission of required documentation, and respond in a timely manner to
● Work with development staff to engage board, staff, members, and volunteers in
supporting the fundraising goals of the organization and ensure fundraising goals are
integrated into staff work plans.
● Support the Executive Director by attending presentations, funder convening,
fundraising events, and community engagement meetings as needed.
● Supervise Development Manager, provide leadership and guidance, and support their
continued growth and professional development.
● Serve as a member of the Labor Management Committee or Racial Justice Committee.
● Support in the development and implementation of CIRC/AF’s joint strategic plan,
especially with regards to fundraising goals, objectives, and tactics.
Demonstrated Commitment to Anti-Oppression
● Participate actively in CIRC’s internal anti-oppression and inclusivity efforts to make
progress toward a vision of an organizational culture that reflects the values/principles
that we are fighting for in the community.
● Successful track record in a development role for community based organizations, with
demonstrated success in raising funds from foundations, individuals, and corporate.
Experience in the immigrant justice movement and/or multi-entity organizations
(c3/c4/IEs) is a plus.
● Ability to self-start work, set goals, follow through, and report progress on those goals.
● Ability to make quick and sound decisions, solve problems, and to work collaboratively
with other departments.
● Detail oriented, highly organized, and strong time management skills to juggle competing
priorities and deadlines.
● Up to 15% travel within state and occasional out of state travel. Ability to work evenings
and weekends as fundraising events require.
● Proficiency with Microsoft Office, web browsers, Gmail, Google Calendar and the basics
of spreadsheet, database, and video conferencing software.
● Familiarity with database softwares such as Every Action, Salesforce, etc.
● Proficiency in Spanish and/or other languages of Colorado’s diverse immigrant and
refugee communities preferred, but not required.
Compensation, Benefits and Terms of Employment
1) Hire date and duration:
● This position is a permanent, full-time, position, with an expectation of 36 hours worked
per week. The position is set to start on July 11th, 2022. This position is not eligible for
● The Development Director will report to the Executive Director.
● This position currently supervises the Development Manager and may supervise
contractors as necessary.
● This is a full-time position and has a starting salary of $56,150 annually, subject to
increase as pay-tier revisions allow.
4) Cell Phone & Internet
● CIRC will pay a $75/month stipend to support your use of your cell phone, to be included
in your paycheck. You will also receive a $25 monthly stipend to support with any
5) Reimbursements will be made for expenditures during the normal course of your work at the
● Mileage – 65 cents per mile.
● Food, lodging, supplies or miscellaneous expenses will be reimbursed based on
approval of submitted forms and receipts.
6) Health Insurance
● Pursuant to the CIRC staff handbook, full-time, permanent staff that work above 20
hours are offered 100% employer-sponsored health, vision and dental insurance for
themselves plus two dependents under the age of 18.
7) Additional Benefits
● Permanent, full-time staff are offered paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com describing 1) why you
are interested in this role and in working for CIRC and your relevant experience; 2) what your
connection to the immigrant community is.
“The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified
individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided
reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job
application or interview process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. CIRC is an
equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion,
national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, or any other
category protected by local, state, or federal laws. We are committed to building a diverse,
equitable, and inclusive staff team. We strongly encourage applicants who are people of color,
LGBTQ, women, trans and gender non-conforming people, people with disabilities; and/or
formerly incarcerated people.”