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Development Director

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Silverthorne, CO, USA

Position Title: Development Director 

Department: Development 

Reports To: Executive Director 

Start Date:  Until position filled

Employment Class: Full-time, Year-round 

Pay Status: Exempt 

Hours Per Week: 40 

Location: Summit County, CO  

Pay: Starting Range: $75,000 - $85,000/year  


Job summary: 

The Development Director leads the Development team in four key areas: 1) directing the organization’s current individual donor fundraising activities, 2) cultivating relationships with donors, 3) overseeing marketing and public relations to tell FIRC’s story to the community, donors, and clients, and 4) developing new fundraising strategies and objectives. The Development Manager works closely with FIRC's leadership team, Development Committee, and donors.  

Areas of Responsibility: 

The person we are looking for will: 

  • Have a strong work ethic and be self-motivated 
  • Be flexible and responsive to changing needs 
  • Communicate clearly and be confident in connecting with a variety of groups and individuals 

Primary duties: 

  • Supervise Development staff, providing leadership and direction 
  • In partnership with the Development staff and the Executive Director, coordinate the FIRC’s individual donor campaigns, special campaigns, and annual campaign, including providing input on strategy, developing materials, and implementing each campaign 
  • Oversee the maintenance of FIRC’s donor records in the organization’s Raiser’s Edge database, including data entry, keeping donor notes up to date, running reports as needed, and providing acknowledgement letters/tax receipts to donors 
  • Work with the  Board of Directors, Executive Director, Development Committee, and volunteers to develop and fulfill annual fundraising budget for operating and endowment funds 
  • Tell FIRC’s story, the stories of our clients, and the impact of our programs Develop and support fundraising events, house parties, and donor meet-ups 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Develop and execute strategies and processes for obtaining individual and business donations and major donor gifts. 
  • Oversee the maintenance of FIRC’s website (using WordPress) and social media accounts with accurate and relevant information for clients and donors in regard to: programs, events, and advocacy information, in both English and Spanish 
  • Write persuasive fundraising campaign appeal letters and provide appropriate follow-up 
  • Develop and coordinate deferred giving, major and endowment fund gifts 
  • Oversee the implementation of and maintenance of donor recognition programs and publications 
  • In partnership with the Grants & Evaluation Manager, identify gaps in funding and collaborate to create solutions 

General requirements of the position include: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or related field preferred 
  • Three to five years of experience in one or more of the areas of: marketing, public relations, fundraising, or brand development preferred 
  • Experience with donor prospecting and cultivation, with the proven ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with donors of all types 
  • Experience with fundraising and donor management software; Raiser’s Edge/Financial Edge specific experience preferred 
  • Effectively demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills, ideally in English and Spanish 
  • Experience in working with diverse communities and programs advocating for equity 
  • Experience with WordPress, social media platforms, Adobe Creative Suite and design 
  • Valid Driver’s License and reliable year-round transportation is required 
  • Pass a background check and E-verify 

Physical requirements of the position include: 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Use of hands to handle, feel, grasp, and operate objects and tools, and reach and lift with hands and arms  
  • Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of equipment 
  • The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and twist 
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds 

Our benefits include: 

  • A generous paid time off (PTO) package 
  • Paid holidays 
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance with employer contribution for employees and eligible dependents 
  • 403(b) Retirement plan with employer match up to 3% 
  • State and federally mandated emergency paid sick leave benefits if criteria are met 
  • Paid training and professional development opportunities

Salary Description

Additional Information: 

Our work environment:  

The work environment described here is representative of what must be met by an employee while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position requires the employee to work in a temporary remote work environment during the COVID-19 pandemic.  This position may be required to work in a hybrid remote work environment, which can include close contact with their teammates and clients, while adhering to dynamic health guidance and policy set forth by FIRC. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but varies due to programs and staffing on site. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may work in other meeting spaces where variable conditions could exist. 

About us: 

Serving its community since 1993, the Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) is a non-profit organization that aims to enhance the quality of life in Summit County by providing information, assistance and education to families, immigrants and refugees. The FIRC operates Summit Thrift & Treasure (STT), a non-profit thrift store from which all proceeds benefit FIRC programming. The FIRC fosters collaboration among community agencies and businesses and advocates for family and cultural competence. 


FIRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

FIRC is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a wide variety of backgrounds. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, religion, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. 

Organization Info

Family & Intercultural Resource Center

Silverthorne, CO, USA
Annual Budget : 
11-50 employees
About Us

Located in Summit County, Colorado, FIRC works to strengthen local families through education and financial resources. We believe strong sustainable families are the key to a strong and healthy community.

  • Supportive Services: Includes housing assistance, family goal setting, energy & utility assistance, medical & dental assistance 
  • Health & Wellness: Includes health insurance enrollment, mental health navigation, ALMA peer support for Women
  • Food & Thrift: Includes our Food Markets, Food Donations, Thrift Store, and Volunteer work
  • Parenting: Includes virtual home visits, parenting support & resources, and parenting events & groups
Why Work For Us?: 

At the Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC), you can transform a passion for helping others into a rewarding career. Our mission to strengthen local families is only possible because of our amazing team of individuals who are closely connected with this community. If investing into the lives of your Summit County neighbors is appealing to you, apply today for an opportunity to join our team!

We offer competitive wages, paid training, professional development, and generous benefits. Benefits vary, depending on whether you are hired on in a Part Time, Seasonal, or Full Time role. We know that flexibility is key and for most jobs we offer a balance of in person work with remote work from home hours.

As a member of our team, you will make an important difference for families in our community.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jun 27 2022
Active Until: 
Jul 27 2022
Hiring Organization: 
Family & Intercultural Resource Center