The Colorado Water Trust is hiring for a Development Director to focus on individual giving and donor relations. Over the past nine years, the Water Trust has grown from a single staff person to a staff of nine. Our growth has been intentional and planned, through implementation of a strategic plan and with capacity-building funds secured over the growth period.
Continuing to amplify the development needs of the organization is essential for the sustained success of the Water Trust. This is an exciting time for us. For the first time, we are in a position to employ two development team members: one to focus on institutional giving (Grants Specialist, who is already on board) and one to focus on individual giving and donor relations, a Development Director, which is the position we are looking to fill with this search.
The Development Director, in partnership with and reporting to the Executive Director, will spearhead new fundraising strategies and build upon existing efforts to cultivate, acquire, and steward individual, corporate, institutional, and small business donors. S/he will develop programs, events, and communications to engage these groups.
S/he will collaborate with the Executive Director and Grants Specialist, a seasoned fundraiser with two years of experience with Water Trust development activities, to redevelop our comprehensive fundraising program for the organization, helping to integrate all development strategies throughout the organization from the staff to the Board of Directors to our loyal supporters and volunteers.
The ideal candidate will share our passion for Western water and healthy rivers and be particularly good at inspiring others to get involved with and support the Water Trust. We also seek someone who is comfortable with the Water Trust’s highly collaborative approach to flow restoration; in our world, everyone is welcome. While knowledge of Western water issues would be helpful, it is not required for this position.
Salary range: $60,000 – $64,000
Application deadline: March 17, 2017
Start date: May 1, 2017