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7 Aug 2023

Full-Time Development Director

HealthierCO – Posted by HealthierCO Denver, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Position Overview

Healthier Colorado is looking for a talented and entrepreneurial Development Director to join our dynamic and growing team. The Development Director reports to the CEO, and will develop and execute fundraising strategy in coordination with the leaders of each of our family of organizations. This is a salaried position with a hybrid work policy.

About Healthier Colorado

Healthier Colorado is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to raising the voices of Coloradans in the public policy process to improve the health of our state’s residents.

Healthier Colorado believes every Coloradan should have an equal opportunity to live a healthy life. Healthier Colorado aims to make meaningful changes to improve people’s health throughout our state’s diverse communities.

Healthier Colorado is the flagship, 501(c)(4) nonprofit entity in a family of separately branded organizations. The family includes The Fund for a Healthier Colorado, our 501(c)(3) sister organization; Healthy Air and Water Colorado, dedicated to addressing climate change for the sake of public health; Colorado’s Health Capitol, a collaborative workspace that is home to dozens of mission-aligned organizations; and Open Answer, a non-profit providing direct outreach and field strategy for mission-driven efforts in communities across Colorado.

Healthier Colorado runs both legislative and regulatory campaigns at the local, state, and federal levels of government, and engages in political candidate races at the local and state levels. We are the only health advocacy organization in the country that deploys the full range of political activity-from political giving and lobbying to grassroots organizing and running an in-house canvass to further our mission. Healthier Colorado believes informed voters are powerful participants in our democracy and that public policy is crucial to changing the lives of all Coloradans. Mixing politics and health is uncommon work, but we’re comfortable being different.

For more information, visit healthier colorado.org.


Position Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with the CEO and Executive Vice President of Healthier Colorado, the Executive Director of Open Answer, and the Senior Director of Healthy Air & Water Colorado on development goal setting, strategy, and execution.

  • Leads the production of Healthier Colorado’s annual fundraising event, plus all other fundraising events.

  • Identifies grant opportunities and manages the process of grant application for the family of Healthier Colorado organizations, which involves other staff in support.

  • Oversees the process of grant reporting and tracking, which involves other staff in support.

  • Identifies prospective high-level individual donors and develops corresponding approaches, and coordinates with organizational leadership to engage those prospects.

  • Negotiates and manages Healthier Colorado’s contract with Open Answer for fundraising canvassing.

  • Develops and executes strategy for the stewardship and retention of both monthly donors (typically smaller dollar donors recruited through canvassing with recurring credit card draws) and higher-level donors.

  • Works in tandem with the Senior Vice President of Communication to develop and execute an online communication strategy for Healthier Colorado donor cultivation.

  • Maintains our database of past, current, and prospective donors.

  • Utilizes research platforms and manages associated subscriptions for the identification of prospective donors.

  • Participates in activities and networking events appropriately to enhance relationships for the benefit of the Healthier Colorado family of organizations.

  • Participates in activities and events of the Healthier Colorado family of organizations to maintain an understanding of our work and impact.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of non-profit and/or political fundraising experience.

  • Demonstrated success in donor acquisition strategies.

  • Experience with database management to track donations, donors, and follow-up communications.

  • Significant experience with event production.

  • A passion for the mission of Healthier Colorado.

Preferred Competencies

  • An entrepreneurial sensibility that informs the pursuit of new opportunities.

  • Outstanding oral communication and presentation skills.

  • Ability to write clearly and compellingly.

  • Can build trust with co-workers and obtain the best efforts of teammates – this is a highly collaborative role.

  • Excellent organizational, time management, and follow-through skills.

  • Self-directed and results-oriented, handling multiple tasks and deadlines.

  • Proactive and independent problem solver.

  • Ability to handle confidential information, including financial information, professionally.

  • Excellent research skills.

  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of management and staff.


Compensation and Benefits


Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The salary range is $85,000 to $95,000 annually with an opportunity for a performance-based bonus.


Healthier Colorado offers a very generous benefits package. We value the opportunity for our employees to support their physical, mental, and social health as well as practice a work and life balance. Our benefits package includes:

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance;

  • Retirement plan (no match requirement);

  • 20 days of PTO to start;

  • Eight paid holidays;

  • Professional development stipends;

  • Wellness, parking and cell phone benefit reimbursed monthly; and

  • Paid sabbatical after five years of employment


Healthier Colorado Non-Discrimination Policy

Healthier Colorado is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any term, condition or privilege of employment. Healthier Colorado does not discriminate in employment or advancement opportunities on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation (including gender identity and gender expression), disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

We believe that traditional hiring practices have historically and systemically marginalized entire groups of people — including people of color, people from different socio-economic backgrounds, women, and people in the LGBTQIA+ community, to name a few. We believe that we are better as an organization when we work to deconstruct barriers and build a team that has authentic representation from diverse communities, backgrounds and beliefs. Hence, we strongly encourage qualified candidates from those mentioned, as well as other marginalized communities, to apply for roles within our team.

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: development, Fundraising, and non-profit. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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