Position Summary:The League exists to improve student achievement by expanding quality choices for students, parents and educators statewide. The Vice President of Development is responsible for managing all aspects of fundraising to ensure that the League has adequate resources to fulfill its mission and achieve its desired impact. The Vice President will be responsible for establishing an individual giving program, managing institutional grant-seeking, and promoting the League’s visibility, accomplishments and contributions in accordance with the 2018-2022 strategic business plan. The Vice President will work closely alongside the President and the other four members of the League’s management team.
Essential Job Duties:
Partner closely with the president, vice presidents and program directors to build a robust, diversified development program that can garner resources towards key strategic priorities.
Identify, approach and generate commitments from individual and institutional prospects with an affinity for the League’s mission and vision as well as the capacity to make significant annual gifts.
Work alongside the League’s event coordinator to convene events where interested business executives, public officials, grant-makers and education leaders can learn about the life-changing work being done by Colorado public charter schools and the League’s important sector leadership role.
Develop and expand a prospect identification program to locate and use publicly available resources for sourcing prospective donors specific to various program initiatives.
Engage prospects with a thoughtfully designed, individualized outreach and education approach.
Cultivate prospects through the development of professional relationships to understand and deepen their interest in our statewide impact, schools, sector and organization.
Grow major donor gifts by continuing to identify new or increasing opportunities to further impact through additional gifts and other forms of support.
Expand the promotional and fundraising capabilities of the League by soliciting volunteer assistance and seeking out major grant opportunities.
Oversee grant receipts and expenditures, and ensure timely reporting.
Write and coordinate preparation and submission funding proposals.
Strong track record of fundraising for one or more non-profit organization with a presence in multiple states that serve children and youth from underserved communities.
Extensive background in major gift development including prospecting, engaging, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding high-net-worth donors.
Strong institutional and individual philanthropic network in Colorado and nationally.
Well researched knowledge of education including public charter schools and charter management organizations.
Outstanding communication and presentation skills – written and verbal – with a practiced ability to adapt to meet the needs of a diverse range of individuals and families.
Unquestionable mission-commitment, professionalism, ethics and integrity.
Availability to attend evening and weekend events, as needed.
Minimum 3-5 years development experience preferred.
Bachelor’s or master’s degree, and relevant certification.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation/Benefits: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The League is seeking a senior level executive with a proven track record to assume management of a group, which may grow over time to include additional dedicated team members. This full-time position will include salary, opportunity to earn an annual performance bonus, generous paid time off, attractive health, retirement and life insurance benefits.
About Colorado League of Charter Schools
The Colorado League of Charter Schools has 18 staff members, a statewide membership of 250 schools with 120,000 students, a distinguished 24-year history, a prominent 13 member board of directors, and a strong fiscal position. The League’s mission is to improve student achievement by supporting Colorado’s charter public schools, positively reshaping the public school landscape, and advancing opportunities for innovation and expanded high-quality public school choice. The League’s vision is for all Colorado students to have access to high-quality, publicly-funded school options. The League’s expectation is that all employees of the organization will champion its mission and vision with passion and dedication. Over the past 10 months, the League has raised $1.3M in grant commitments to support its 2018-2022 strategic plan under the incoming president, who began his tenure on June 1, 2017.