Foundation Relations Gift Officer

June 8, 2022

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Incumbent is expected to reside in Colorado.

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Colorado Public Radio (CPR) is seeking a Foundation Relations Gift Officer.

About the Position:

The Foundation Relations Gift Officer serves as a front line fundraiser specifically working with foundation and organization donors. The primary focus will be on identifying funding partners as well as writing, submitting, and securing grants from foundation sources. It is expected to implement strategies for foundation prospects, including solicitations, proposals, stewardship, and required reporting.  This position is responsible for meeting funding goals, guiding and overseeing donor-focused relations and communication.

About You:

Our ideal candidate will have the following qualities:

You are a strong relationship builder who is persuasive, persistent and innovative in how you connect with foundations, community leaders and strategic partners. You are a detail oriented person with excellent communication skills. You prioritize well, handling multiple projects in an organized and timely manner. You are an effective, eloquent writer who enjoys collaborating with others to help ensure an organization’s financial success. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least 3 - 5 years experience in fundraising, sales or a comparable field
  • Experience in building relationships and a strong customer focus 
  • Strong writing experience
  • Familiarity with financial or budgetary management 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize expertly, meet deadlines, and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong critical thinking, decision making, and problem solving skills
  • Experience securing awards from foundations is preferred
  • Experience with Salesforce or another CRM is preferred
  • Experience with writing grants is preferred

Education Equivalency

  • Bachelor’s degree OR a combination of 4 years education and/or experience.

Benefits:

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: $80,500 - $107,300

Structure Title: Gift Officer, Foundations

Starting Pay: based on education and experience.

Application Requirements:

Click here to apply. Please upload a resume, cover letter, writing sample (any writing sample that demonstrates your persuasive sales writing abilities, but ideally is a fundraising related piece of writing) and answer both application questions.

Incomplete Applications will not be considered.

Application Deadline: July 9th, 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.