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Director of Development, Parent Giving

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
$99,000.00 - $110,000.00
Closing date
Jun 5, 2024

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The University of Colorado Boulder Advancement encourages applications for the Director of Development, Parent Giving! The Director of Development is a key individual contributor and partner for Parent Giving and Boulder Advancement Programs unit and is an essential part of the Office of Advancement at the University of Colorado Boulder. The Director uses expert knowledge of fundraising techniques to coordinate, direct, and implement development activities for the team. 
This position is responsible for cultivating new and existing donor relationships and growing philanthropic support for the University through planning, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding leadership gifts of $10,000+ and major gifts of $100,000+.    The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.   Responsibilities of the Position:   Portfolio Management & Donor Engagement 
  • Develop and manage a portfolio of 150-175 individual prospects capable of making gifts at the leadership and major gift levels. At this level, a portion of the portfolio is expected to be mature and stable with about 55% of the parent prospects in the portfolio existing in the discovery phase. 
  • In partnership with the Managing Senior Director, establish annual goals around development work (face-to-face meetings, proposals, dollars raised, and collaboration metrics). 
  • Develop strategic plan for cultivating, soliciting and stewarding each donor as appropriate, collaborating with the system gift planning team, colleagues and academic partners when appropriate. 
  • Conduct regular travel to visit with donors in pursuit of achieving established goals and metrics. 
  • Document prospect strategies and contact reports, evaluate new prospects and generate stewardship reports and general correspondence to cultivate major gift prospects. 
Other Development Duties
  • Serve as liaison between several “Boulder Advancement Program” offices, including the Division of Student Affairs, Undergraduate Education, Financial Aid and Pre-collegiate Development. 
  • Grow philanthropic totals by deepening collaboration with advancement and other campus colleagues for enhanced donor engagement. This involves participating in regular internal meetings and engagement opportunities (task forces, frontline fundraiser meetings, etc.). 
  • Work closely with leadership, campus partners and volunteers to develop and implement fundraising strategies to meet established goals and objectives. 
  • Facilitate positive relationships between donors and CU administrators, and staff to ensure efficiency of programs. 
  • Represent the University at events to support CU and cultivate donors. 
  • Serve as a mentor and coach for entry-level development officers. 

What You Should Know:

  • This position will require local, regional, and out-of-state travel to meet with donors and will occasionally be required to work evenings/weekends.
  • This position has the ability to work a hybrid schedule with some days on campus and some days remote.

What We Can Offer:

The salary range for this position is $99,000-$110,000 annually. Relocation assistance may be available within department guidelines. 

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

What We Require:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.
  • 4+ years of professional, job-related experience.

Special Application Instructions:

Please apply by May 20, 2024 for consideration. 

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.


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