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Job Title:                     Development Coordinator

FLSA:                         Non-Exempt  

Position Type:             Full-time

Reports To:                 Assistant Director of Major Gifts

Location:                     Denver, CO                            

Date Modified:           March 15, 2017





The primary purpose of this position is to support the identification and cultivation of high potential donors.  This position collaborates with major gift officers in the management of major donor relationships and in raising more than $10+ million annually. Additionally, this position helps expand College Fund capacity by garnering resources and implementing its strategic initiatives to increase revenue and raise awareness of the organization.


Incumbent must share the College Fund’s core guiding principles: To be appropriately inclusive and supportive; to consider and communicate thoughtfully; to trust and respect the diverse expertise and knowledge of team members to empower accountability and productivity; to support problem-solving, creativity, and innovation to effectively achieve goals; and to embrace the College Fund’s diversity and ability to work as a united team.  This position works closely with Resource Development team members and across department lines in its fundraising efforts to achieve team and organization objectives.  As such, a commitment to these principles is critical to successfully executing the duties of this role.


Essential Job Functions


  1. Facilitates donor identification and transition from annual giving and vendor partner programs to major gift portfolios
    1. Qualify high level donors through research and personal outreach
    2. Cultivates and transitions identified donors


  1. Assists major gift officers in the management of major donor relationships
    1. Supports creation and execution of strategic donor action plans
    2. Tracks progress of donor action plans and makes cultivation recommendations to major gift officers
    3. Conducts on-going strategic research and outreach for current and prospective major donors


  1. Consistently enters all activities into Raiser’s Edge


  1. Develops innovative solutions and ideas to optimize fundraising potential


  1. Other duties as assigned



Job Requirements



×          Familiarity with philanthropic sector and understanding of concepts and trends within fundraising

×          Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

×          Solid knowledge of donor relational database software is essential, with Raiser’s Edge experience preferred

×          Ability to work well within a diverse team and across departments

×          Flexibility to adapt to a fast-paced and dynamic work environment

×          Ability to multi-task, organize and meet deadlines

×          Excellent verbal and written communication skills

×          Successful experience “managing up”

×          Understanding of the principles of donor prospect research

×          Personal characteristics sought include initiative, discretion, mature judgment, positive behavior and performance

×          Knowledge of and/or interest in learning about American Indian Alaska Native education



Education/ Experience

×          Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

×          2+ years of experience in fundraising or sales.  Experience in the following areas strongly preferred:

  • Donor research
  • Donor cultivation and stewardship
  • Extensive verbal and written donor communications


Work Environment and Physical Activities


×                      Professional office environment

×                      Frequent keyboarding

×                      Lifting from 10 – 20 pounds

×                      Some travel



Note:   The intent is not to provide an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with this position.  Incumbent may perform other duties as assigned.





To Apply:

Qualified applicants: please send a letter of interest, salary requirements and a current resume by email (with Word or PDF documents, combined in one attachment, and in the subject line, list your name and Development Coordinator), to Human Resources at  All requested information and documents required.  Open until filled.


The American Indian College Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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