Website Valley Settlement

Department: Development and Communications Department

Reports To:  Development and Communications Director

Schedule:  This is a 40-hour week position, 9am – 5pm, Monday through Friday, with some evening and weekend availability required.

Salary Range:  $60,000 – $90,000

Benefits:  Valley Settlement’s benefits include the following:

  • Employer paid health plan that includes medical, vision, dental and life
  • Simple IRA Employer Contribution
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 12 paid holidays annually
  • Professional Development Assistance

Job Description:

The Associate Director of Development (ADOD) is responsible for building and maintaining a strong base of supporters across all funding sources, including individuals, foundations, corporations, government, and event sponsors. In collaboration with the Development & Communications Director, the ADOD will manage cultivation events, program tours, and Foundation site visits, coordinate grant proposals, write grant reports, solicit donor gifts and ensure effective donor stewardship.

Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Serve as a lead or supporting writer on grant proposals and reports to support ongoing and new initiatives
  • Supports activities and strategies to secure funding from individuals, foundations, government and corporate sources to include grants writing, annual and capital campaigns, special campaigns and specific program fundraising
  • Build stewardship plans and manage the proposal/reporting cycle with donors
  • Communicate grant requirements and reporting deadlines to key stakeholders
  • Support cultivation and stewardship of existing and new donor relationships by identifying appropriate touchpoints and engagement strategies, drafting correspondence, and developing meeting prep sheets and follow-up materials
  • Engage in cultivation meetings with prospective donors
  • Engage in stewardship meetings with current donors
  • Writing fundraising appeals, marketing materials and acknowledgment letters
  • Researching and applying for grant opportunities
  • Performing prospect research and analysis
  • Schedule and participate in cross-divisional meetings to build a knowledge base about Valley Settlement as an essential foundation for writing strong fundraising proposals, reports, meeting prep sheets, e-mails and concept papers
  • Collaborate with finance and program staff to prepare and submit fundraising documents and communications to donors and prospects
  • Provide operational support to Valley Settlement stakeholders and groups engaged in joint fundraising efforts through various committees, e.g., the Board’s Outreach Committee, Growth and Sustainability Fund committee
  • In collaboration with the Director of Programs and Innovation, design, facilitate and implement all facets of the Valley Settlement Tour model to inform and cultivate prospective donors and current funders
  • Supports strategies and programs to encourage and increase in-kind donations of materials and services
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years of Fundraising/Development, non-profit management, communications or equivalent successful experience in soliciting support for programs, initiatives or coalitions.
  • Proven ability to build strong relationships with a variety of constituents, including high net worth individuals.
  • Strong creative thinking capability to develop engagement strategies with maximum impact.
  • Exceptional listening skills with the ability to understand the needs and motivations of others.
  • Ability to find common ground and synthesize information into compelling narratives.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Exceptional strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with high attention to detail and discipline in stewarding donor information and Database records.
  • A high level of integrity and a strong work ethic.
  • Professional presentation and demeanor that inspires confidence in prospects, donors, partners and Board members.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive (documents and spreadsheets), and donor management software.
  • Have and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred


Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in human services, leadership & community engagement, Philanthropy, non-profit management, communications, or other Philanthropy-related field.

Anti-Discrimination Practices:

Valley Settlement does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of its activities or operations. Valley Settlement champions inclusiveness in our community. We honor the diverse strengths, needs, voices, and backgrounds of all members of our community.

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