The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Children’s Diabetes Foundation in the search for a Director of Development.
As it enters its fifth decade, the CDF now seeks to hire its first Director of Development who will increase CDF’s ability to raise more funds to support its mission. The Foundation and Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes rely solely on fundraising and its endowments to provide unique facilities and resources for clinicians, clinical researchers, and scientists working to help patients with type 1 diabetes. The Director of Development will play a leadership role in articulating and implementing strategies that will enhance the Center’s ability to provide state-of-the-art clinical diabetes care to 80% of children with diabetes in Colorado as well as 2,000 adults within the Rocky Mountain Region. The Children’s Diabetes Foundation is dedicated solely to the support of research in diabetes and to provide the best possible clinical and educational programs for the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes at the University of Colorado.
The Director of Development will be a strategic thinker, able to develop and implement the Children's Diabetes Foundation’s first comprehensive advancement plan. Partnering with CDF’s Executive Director as well as colleagues at the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, the Director will increase private support for research in diabetes as well as clinical and educational programs for people with the disease. This is an extraordinary opportunity to enhance the Foundation's fundraising efforts and one that has great potential for growth with a nationally and internationally-recognized diabetes organization.
The Children’s Diabetes Foundation was established by Barbara and Marvin Davis in 1977 in Denver, Colorado as a non-profit organization dedicated solely to the support of research in diabetes and to provide the best possible clinical and educational programs for people with the disease. The Foundation’s mission is to raise funds to support the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, where thousands of patients of all ages from all over the world receive the finest diabetes care available. Since 1978, the Children’s Diabetes Foundation has contributed $100 million dollars to the Center.
The Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes provides a clinical service for children, adolescents, and young adults with type 1 diabetes (also known as childhood, juvenile or insulin-dependent diabetes). Additionally, the Center supports substantial clinical and basic science research programs to prevent and ultimately cure this chronic, life-threatening disease.
A bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of five years of demonstrated success in non-profit fundraising is required for this position; a master’s degree is preferred. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.