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Vice President of Donor Development

Employment Requirement: Colorado Public Radio (CPR) strives to maintain a workplace that keeps employees mentally and physically safe. CPR requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious accommodation is timely requested and approved. All candidates offered a position at Colorado Public Radio will be required to comply with the COVID vaccine mandate and procedures prior to their first day of employment. 

Who We Are:

Colorado Public Radio is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that produces meaningful news, music, and cultural experiences to everyone in Colorado using the power of the human voice in all its forms. Roughly 95 percent of CPR’s funds come from the private support of listeners, businesses and foundations. For more information, visit www.cpr.org.

  • CPR News delivers in-depth, insightful and impartial news and information from around the world, across the nation and throughout Colorado, examining its relevance to our state and connecting it to our community.
  • CPR Classical takes audiences on an in-depth exploration of thoughtfully curated music – with an emphasis on Colorado’s classical community – providing context to a broad range of meaningful and compelling works from past to present.
  • Indie 102.3 takes audiences inside the world of new and independent music – exposing them to up-and-coming artists and highlighting Colorado’s local music scene.
  • Denverite is an online news source dedicated to Denver's curious and concerned.
  • KRCC is a public radio station in Colorado Springs, Colorado, serving Southern Colorado. KRCC is operated by Colorado Public Radio in partnership with Colorado College.

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At Colorado Public Radio we are committed to cultivating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workplace that helps us better represent the voices of the communities within Colorado. We highly encourage individuals 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.

Colorado Public Radio (CPR) is seeking a Vice President of Donor Development.

This is not a remote position. Our VP of Donor Development is expected to reside in the Denver Metro area upon starting. 

About the Position:

The Vice President of Donor Development reports to the SVP, Audience & Development, and leads all audience and philanthropic fundraising for Colorado Public Radio - including membership and leadership giving, vehicle donations, foundation support, legacy giving, special project campaigns and CPR’s current Capital Campaign - to achieve annual revenue goals and long-term sustainability to support CPR’s mission and strategic priorities. This role has responsibility for the majority of CPR’s revenue and oversees the development group, which consists of three teams and will have three direct reports (Executive Director of Leadership Giving, Membership Director, and Director of Development Services). The role also serves as a senior member of the Audience & Development division which consists of Development, Marketing and Digital Platforms - and the overall CPR Leadership Team of department and division leaders. 

This is a new role developed as part of the strategic combining of CPR’s development and audience divisions with a vision to create an integrated and comprehensive audience to donor journey. In addition to leading the development group this role will collaborate with division and cross division departments and roles.

About You:

You are an empathetic and ethical leader with strong interpersonal skills who has experience inspiring fundraising teams. You enjoy collaborating with cross-functional teams. You’re resilient, curious, and handle setbacks with a positive attitude. You have a respect and passion for supporting an organization committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. You have a proactive approach and are motivated by identifying new fundraising opportunities, fostering innovation and driving continuous improvement. You have excellent negotiation and persuasion skills with the ability to articulate an organization’s mission, impact and fundraising needs to various audiences. You’re adaptable and have flexibility in navigating an ever evolving fundraising landscape. You enjoy analyzing challenges and addressing issues. To do so, you rely on your top-notch time management skills to prioritize multiple initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 - 7  years of progressively responsible senior management experience and a proven ability to provide leadership and direction to others. This experience should include the following -
    • Comprehensive knowledge of fundraising principles, strategies and best practices, including major gifts, grants, individual giving, planned giving and digital fundraising. This should include a demonstrated ability to take ownership of fundraising outcomes, being responsible for meeting targets and transparently reporting progress.  
    • Experience cultivating, soliciting, stewarding and engaging donors to build strong relationships. This should include experience with personally asking individuals for gifts and familiarity with proposal and grant writing processes. This should also include working with cross-functional teams on fundraising initiatives. 
    • Knowledge of the non-profit landscape, including challenges, regulations and opportunities within the sector.  
    • Financial acumen, including experience budgeting, producing and analyzing financial reports, and managing resources to effectively plan and execute fundraising initiatives. 
    • Experience with data management, including data analysis, interpreting metrics and trends to make informed decisions and to optimize fundraising strategies. This experience should include familiarity with fundraising software, CRMs, and data analysis tools to track and manage donor information effectively. 
    • Familiarity with ethical fundraising practices and legal requirements related to fundraising and donor data management. 
  • While not required, it’s preferable if you have experience with public speaking at organization events and conferences. 

Education Equivalency

  • A related bachelor’s or master’s degree is not required, but might assist in adding to the experience needed for this position.  

Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Colorado Public Radio, we are committed to building a diverse, inclusive, equitable and authentic workplace. If you're excited about this role, but your past experience doesn't perfectly or exactly align with every qualification in the job posting, we encourage you to apply. You may be the right candidate for this or other roles with us. 

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 with no waiting or vesting periods; flexible schedules; engagement and development opportunities; and a casual atmosphere.

Position Information:

Position Type: Full Time

Hiring Range: Grade 23, $113,200 - $150,900

Structure Title: Vice President, Donor Development

Starting Pay: based on education and experience.

Application Requirements:

Click here to apply (https://secure.entertimeonline.com/ta/MOPBC0031.careers?ApplyToJob=654460489). Upload a resume, cover letter and ensure you answer all application questions. The cover letter must express your interest in the role, interest in CPR, and what previous experience of yours makes you a match for the role. Please address it to our Senior VP of Audience and Development, Jodi Gersh. If you have any issues uploading the cover letter, please email it to our Senior Recruiter at [email protected].

Incomplete Applications will not be considered.

Application Deadline: By 10 am on July 25th, 2024

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.