Mar 31, 2021

Director of Development

  • Christ in the City
  • Denver, CO, USA
Full time Fundraising

Job Description



The Director of Development is responsible for coordinating and implementing all fundraising initiatives for Christ in the City, including: cultivating and maintaining relationships with the current donor base; connecting with the community to cultivate additional new donors; planning the largest yearly fundraiser; annual giving; major gifts; creating and implementing a strategic plan for Development; and grant writing. The Director of Development reports to the Program Director, works closely with the Communications Director, and oversees the Grant Writer.


  • Bachelor's Degree in related field preferred
  • 4+ years of experience in development
  • Experience with CRMs is helpful
  • Proven track record of reaching fundraising goals is helpful
  • Proven track record of reaching touch point goals is helpful


  • Strong interpersonal/human relations skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Event Planning
  • Attention to detail
  • Strategic planning
  • Organization
  • Professional appearance and attitude
  • Highly collaborative and team-oriented while also having the ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Excellent computer skills: MS Office and solid knowledge of Gmail and all Google apps
  • Management and delegation of both long-term projects and day-of event preparation
  • Understanding of database management concepts
  • Knowledge of development/fundraising concepts and appropriate solicitation techniques
  • Excellent time management skills – ability to handle interruptions, meet deadlines, maintain focus on tasks, produce accurate work and manage multiple projects with attention to detail
  • Ability to adapt and respond to various situations
  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality
  • Passion for and ability to articulate the mission of Christ in the City
  • Understanding of fundraising as ministry
  • Willingness to join weekly Lunches in the Park to serve the poor (unless work does not allow)
  • Ability to travel within the US
  • Special events and other projects may require evening and/or weekend work




  • Cultivate relationships with current donors, new major donors, event sponsors, and grant funders through communications and in-person meetings
  • Lead, manage, and execute all fundraising and donor appreciation initiatives
  • Event planning: Annual Celebration fundraising event (first Saturday of October- Oct. 2, 2021), donor appreciation event (summer), and other donor-related events
  • Maintain and grow monthly giving community, Known & Loved, including a yearly campaign and regular communications
  • Oversee Grant Writer by providing guidance and oversight to ensure grant applications are appropriate, relevant, complete, and submitted timely
  • Support Program Coordinator in missionary fundraising, including touch points with missionary donors and yearly campaign
  • Lead a team of about four missionaries who serve a cumulative 22 hours/week as development interns
  • Maintain donor database and donor reports with NeonCRM
  • Create and maintain budgets and forecasts for all development activities, including special events, grants, monthly giving community, major gifts, and other development activities.
  • Achieve fundraising goals and manage development expenses
  • Provide innovative ideas and strategic thinking to the entire organization for growth in Development
  • Meet on a regular basis and collaborate with the Director of Communications on development and communications initiatives


This is a full-time exempt salaried position that includes paid-time off, partially-paid medical insurance, options for vision and dental insurance, and various other benefits specific to Christ in the City.

To apply for this position, please:
1) Email your resume and a cover letter to
2) In the body of the e-mail, share how you heard about this position

Start Date: This position's start date is May to early June 2021.

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