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Director of Development Services

Colorado Public Radio
Colorado, United States
$90,200.00 - $120,200.00
Closing date
Dec 14, 2022

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Colorado Public Radio (CPR) is seeking a Director of Development Services.

About the Position:

The Director of Development Services ensures the business operations of our fundraising team. They will provide accurate gift processing, data hygiene, timely and relevant reporting, skilled analysis, and identify opportunities for revenue growth. The Director of Development Services will support our fundraising team and work with Development Department heads to establish  business rules, systems and best practices. They will also work with our Salesforce and operational teams to identify and implement improvements and solutions to our fundraising systems and outputs. 

This role is located from the Denver metro area and our new hire must be located in this area upon starting the role.

About You:

Our ideal candidate will have the following qualities:

You are an innovative, experienced fundraising systems leader with the proven ability to analyze complex fundraising data. You’re able to plan strategically with a global vision that is in alignment with the organization’s development and strategic goals. You’re a dedicated and effective manager of people. You’re a skilled collaborator, talented problem solver, and a clear and concise communicator. You have an inquisitive nature and are skilled at examining how systems impact big picture goals. You are able to lead change, improve processes, and work with a team of professionals, always maintaining the highest level of data integrity.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible management experience and a proven ability to provide leadership and direction to managers and supervisors. 
  • A minimum of 7 years of fundraising and development experience, including experience overseeing the preparation of and control of department annual budgets. 
  • A minimum of 3 years of systems management experience, understanding organizational systems and guiding staff through systems change management. 
  • Experience working cross-functionally with other departments to address fundraising challenges and implement changes. 
  • Proven analytical skills to uncover opportunities and greater efficiencies is required. This includes fundraising systems analysis and the ability to adapt and execute functional or departmental business plans in response to these analyses.  
  • Proven ability to plan strategically with a global vision that is in alignment with the goals of the Development Department and overall strategic goals of the organization is required.
  • Experience working in Salesforce or similar CRM and an in-depth understanding of donor data systems is required. Pardot experience is highly desirable.

Education Equivalency

  • If a candidate does not have a fully relevant Bachelor’s degree for this role, we would like to see at least 9 years of fundraising experience. Relatable bachelor’s degrees may include non-profit management, new media, information technology, systems management, information management, accounting or finance, or similar. 

Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Colorado Public Radio, we are committed to building a diverse, inclusive, equitable and authentic workplace. If you're excited about this role, but your past experience doesn't perfectly align with every qualification in the job posting, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles with us.


Colorado Public Radio is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package that reflects our culture of caring. Our employees have access to: 100 percent employer paid individual health, dental, life, and disability coverage; an outstanding paid family medical leave policy plus paid holidays and a very generous sick, vacation, and personal time off plan; voluntary offerings such as vision; a competitive retirement plan match with no waiting or vesting periods; flexible schedules; engagement and development opportunities; and a casual atmosphere.

Position Information:

Position Type: Full Time

Hiring Range: Grade 21, $90,200 - $120,200

Structure Title: Director, Development Services

Starting Pay: based on education and experience.

Application Requirements:

Click here to apply. Please upload a cover letter expressing your interest in the role and what previous experience of yours makes you a good fit for the role, a resumethree professional references.

Incomplete Applications will not be considered.

Application deadline is December 8, 2022. 

At Colorado Public Radio we are committed to cultivating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workplace that helps us represent the voices of the communities within Colorado. We highly encourage candidates with unique contributions such as ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity, nation of origin, age, language, veteran status, color, religion, disability and sexual orientation to apply to our openings. CPR is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to our team. If you need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.

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