Director of Development - Denver CASA

Director of Development


The Director of Development is responsible for driving revenue, engaging potential and existing donors, and crafting compelling campaign content to support annual fundraising effort. Denver CASA is looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working professional who is passionate about building successful fundraising programs and supporting the Denver CASA brand. This position serves on the senior leadership team and supervises the Development Associate and the Community Engagement Manager.


Child Advocates – Denver CASA advocates for the best interests of children who have experienced abuse or neglect by training diverse volunteers who create opportunities for children, youth and families to thrive. Denver CASA trains and supervises Court Appointed Special Advocate Volunteers who work with children and youth who have been abused and neglected and have a child welfare case open.

Denver CASA continues to build a diverse and inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the distinct voices of our employees, volunteers, board members and children served. We want every employee to feel valued and appreciated and bring their fully authentic selves to work. Child Advocates-Denver CASA is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin or any other protected characteristic. We seek a broad and diverse pool of candidates.

Job Description:

Job Description:

  • Develop and implement a strategic development plan along with the Board and Executive Director that includes individual donors, foundations and corporations.
  • Drive revenue development to increase the overall organizational budget to support growth under established strategic plan.
  • Lead and support the Development Committee to assist with achieving organizational revenue goals.
  • Supervise and coach two direct reports, including the Community Engagement Manager and the Development Associate.
  • Oversee all marketing efforts, including general and donor-specific communication via Annual Report, newsletters, social media, press releases, direct mail, event promotions, development of collateral, etc.
  • Oversee community engagement and volunteer recruitment, working with the Community Engagement Manager to identify engagement opportunities, collaborate on volunteer recruitment strategy, and plan two annual gift-in-kind donation drives.
  • Work in concert with the program staff to deliver authentic and compelling storytelling content to donors, supporters and potential supporters.
  • Furnish timelines, presentation materials, training and other support as needed to the Executive Director and Board for fundraising purposes.
  • Develop and implement a major gift program, including identifying prospects, researching existing donors, and developing outreach plans.
  • Maintain a portfolio of individual donors and corporate partners to cultivate, solicit and steward.
  • Manage and implement a planned giving program, including generating educational materials for planned gifts, identifying prospects, and stewarding identified donors who have included the organization in their estate.
  • Oversee annual giving campaign and manage the donor database software, working with the Development Associate to ensure proper data entry, acknowledgements and reporting.
  • Provide professional expertise and direction to staff and Board of Directors on all aspects of fundraising.
  • Participate on leadership team by establishing organizational, and fundraising strategies, policies, procedures, plans, goals and budget.
  • Work in concert with Executive Director and Director of Operations to collect and organize documentation required for financial administration and reporting.
  • Analyze effectiveness of development and outreach efforts and report to Board of Directors and Executive Director on progress.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to Child Advocates – Denver CASA’s mission and the children and families we serve.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in fundraising with a track record of creating strategic fundraising plans and meeting or exceeding revenue targets.
  • Proven experience in prospecting, soliciting and stewarding individual major gifts and corporate partnerships.
  • Proven experience with social media, e-news platforms, mail house procedures and other tools to promote fundraising and marketing campaigns.
  • Excellent leadership, management and decision-making skills.
  • Proven experience planning successful in-person events.
  • Proven record of increasing revenue year over year from diversified funding sources.
  • Comfort working with Denver community and people from diverse backgrounds; ability to network and advance mission of Denver CASA.
  • Ability to work to deadlines and prioritize workloads. Ability to take initiative in completing assigned projects independently.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including copy writing and correspondence.
  • Familiarity with basic design software, including Canva and Adobe Photoshop.
  • High level of competence with technology and experience managing donor software.
  • Must be available for flexible day, evening and week-end work hours, sometimes off-site.
  • Enjoys collaboration and working as a team.
  • Ability to maintain and honor confidential information.
  • Valid Colorado driver’s license and own transportation

Position may require transporting donated items, event materials, and other items up to 40 lbs for community engagement and fundraising events. Event-related work involves long hours standing and interacting with donors, guests, and prospective volunteers.

Salary Range: $70,000 – 85,000 depending on experience. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, short term disability and life insurance, a retirement plan and generous paid time off.

To apply: Send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with subject line “Director of Development Application.”


Director of Development

Reports To:

Executive Director


Exempt, Full Time

Denver CASA is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization. Tax ID #84-1300565

1325 S. Colorado Blvd.
Ste B402

Denver, CO 80222

[email protected]

P: 303.832.4592

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