Goodwill of Denver

  • Director of Development - Metro Denver and Surrounding Area - Goodwill Industries

    Posted Date 1 month ago(1/17/2019 1:04 PM)
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    We have an exciting opportunity for a Seasoned Director of Development to join our team at Goodwill Industries of Denver.


    Join our team and make a difference every day in the work we do! An exciting opportunity to utilize your expertise, network and strong relationship-building skills to help us drive and achieve our business development goals. 


    In this key role, you will work closely with the Vice President of Marketing and Communications and the Denver Development team to plan, develop, and implement long and short-term strategic objectives for optimum and continued growth.  You must be results-driven and enjoy the challenge of attracting and retaining new donors while continuously engaging current patrons.  Your ability to secure major gifts for agency capital and annual campaigns is of the utmost importance. You must have the ability to be self-directed and prioritize multiple tasks while working with competing demands.

    If you are seeking a rewarding and challenging new role, this could be the right fit for you!


    Responsibilities include:

    • Planning and budgeting to identify long and short-range strategic fund development goals through researching and developing ongoing foundation and corporate grant requests and opportunities.
    • Strategic planning to ensure philanthropic needs in the community are met through engaging community organizations, leaders, groups, and the general public. 
    • Obtaining major gifts, grants, bequests, in-kind gifts and sponsorships.
    • Assisting with organizing and implementation of annual giving campaigns.
    • Supporting the planning and implementation of special events.
    • Cultivating and maintaining relationships with individuals, foundations, corporations and community organizations for development purposes, including internal fundraising.
    • Soliciting funds and pledges for all identified programs through applications, answering inquiries, mailing literature, making personal visits, speeches, promotions, and presentations.


    • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in liberal arts, communications, marketing, or related field. 
    • CFRE preferred. 
    • Minimum of seven years demonstrated accomplishments in the development field with at least five years of experience in events, major gift development, and/or capital campaigns. 
    • Experience in planned giving a plus.
    • The successful candidate must have:
      • Excellent interpersonal skills
      • Demonstrated superior relationship building skills
      • Excellent oral and written communication skills and public speaking abilities
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database experience

    Employee Benefits: Health, dental, life insurance, as well as short-term disability. Vacation, holiday, personal time, sick leave and 403b retirement plans.


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