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Director Of Development - serving a medically supported summer camp for seriously ill children

Roundup River Ranch
Colorado, United States
$106,000.00 - $120,000.00
Closing date
Oct 13, 2021

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Position Type
Executive, Fundraising, Annual Fund, Capital Campaigns, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Direct Marketing, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising, Special Events
Health, Youth
Employment Type
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity to join the executive leadership team at Roundup River Ranch and help shape the future of this much loved and widely respected non-profit that offers life changing summer camp experiences for seriously ill children and their families – always FREE of charge!

Supported by a dynamic and engaged Board of Directors comprising 35 voting members, our well-established and sophisticated fundraising strategy promises continued excellence, sustainability and growth for Roundup River Ranch in all areas of our operation. 

The most qualified candidates must be able to demonstrate a successful track record leading a high performing fundraising team in achieving revenues in excess of $5 million annually.  Experience developing comprehensive philanthropic strategies is essential.  CFRE or Masters in philanthropy / non-profit management is preferred.

Roundup River Ranch is more than just a place to work – you’ll be based in the heart of our spectacular camp setting where you’ll have a front row seat to watch all the fun of camp, from the comfort of our modern and spacious on-site offices.  Campers are number one at Roundup River Ranch and we know that without our team of valued staff, we can’t deliver our important Mission.

Staff receive competitive pay and a generous benefits package that includes full health, vision and dental insurance.  We also offer insurance premium subsidies for spouse and dependent insurance.  Join our 403(b) retirement plan and enjoy up to a 3% match.  We encourage wellness both at work and home and support our staff with free annual access to ‘Calm – the #1 app for meditation and sleep’ in addition to a $1000 benefit to help cover the cost of an active lifestyle.  We offer flexible schedules, paid time off and the option to include remote working as work allows.

To learn more about our organization and to apply on-line, visit:  



Partner and collaborate with the Executive leadership team to develop and achieve annual organizational goals

Develop and manage annual revenue budgets, including periodic forecasting and expense management

Provide strong and inspirational leadership of the Development team to meet organizational and individual goals

Build and cultivate strong working relationships with Board members and Development and Advisory Committees

Leverage all facets of effective fundraising strategies in order to engage donors with a compelling connection to the Roundup River Ranch Mission

Maintain the very highest level of effective working relationships and confidentiality in all aspects of work

Present signature gala events with the capacity to meet substantial $million+ fundraising goals

Partner in the development and implementation a broad marketing and communications strategy that engages a diverse audience through a variety of communications channels and media

Personally steward and cultivate an extensive portfolio of donors at the ‘major gifts’ level

Expand the community of Roundup River Ranch supporters in Denver and surrounding areas

Ensure meticulous fiscal oversight, revenue tracking against budgetary parameters


Successful track record leading an extensive Development team, both on-site and in remote working locations to achieve annual fundraising goals

Direct experience in all facets of fundraising, including annual giving; major gifts; grants, foundations; corporate giving; grass roots; special events; campaigns; social media; planned giving; endowment; peer to peer etc.

Experience as an senior executive leader developing organizational strategies and goals and aligning departmental goals and activities to achieve these

Extensive signature gala event planning knowledge and experience, inclusive of high-level volunteer engagement, and attracting significant participation from donors.

Extensive experience building and maintaining philanthropic relationships with sophisticated donor base.

Intermediate / advanced level MS Office suite competency, including Excel, word, powerpoint, outlook, teams and other virtual platforms.  Competency in and Raisers Edge or similar donor information database

Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and experience, including the ability to deliver engaging and captivating presentations and communicating the impact of the the camper experience

Comprehensive knowledge of current and emerging leading edge and innovative best practice in philanthropy as well as national trends in philanthropy

Passion for supporting a Mission-centric community in achieving their philanthropic objectives

Ability to demonstrate the Roundup River Ranch Guideposts in all aspects of work


At least 2 years experience as Director Of Development at a non-profit with annual revenues exceeding $5 million

Demonstrated  experience in development roles with examples of increasing responsibility and consistent growth in giving

Experience in staffing and managing multi-million $ campaigns

Ability to travel frequently between Eagle County, Denver, Front Range and other locations to support business needs

Willing to work frequent weekends and evenings to support cultivation events and other social engagements




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