Colorado Nonprofit Association

Director of Development

 About AATPC: 

Founded in 2010, Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of
Colorado (AATPC) Nonprofit’s mission is to make the benefits of animal-assisted
psychotherapy (AAP) accessible to people of all ages, income levels, insurance
statuses and life circumstances.


We do this by providing low fee and professional fee animal assisted counseling and
psychotherapy to clients at our Arvada Ranch, and by training mental health
professionals throughout the world how to provide AAP to their clients,
has grown quickly. Currently we provide about 530 counseling sessions
each month. As a state licensed community counseling organization, we are
tasked with increasing our service offerings to match the growing need for low
fee services. We are based on a fee-for-service model and our training program
supports the nonprofit but leaves little in the way of development. AATPC needs
to have the financial flexibility to weather changes with Medicaid and other
insurance institutions while providing an increasingly competitive wage to our

For more
information about our program, please visit 



We are seeking a passionate and experienced Development
Director to join our team. The Development Director will play a key role in
advancing the organization’s mission and sustainability by leading fundraising
efforts, developing, and implementing strategies to secure financial support,
and maintaining relationships with donors, sponsors, and community partners.



· Lead and execute
comprehensive fundraising plans to support the organization’s financial
objectives and long-term sustainability.

· Identify, cultivate,
and maintain relationships with major donors, foundations, corporations, and
individuals to secure funding.

· Develop and implement
innovative fundraising campaigns and events to increase donor engagement and

· Create and manage
grant proposals and applications to secure funding from various sources.

· Collaborate with the
executive team to align fundraising goals with the organization’s strategic

· Oversee donor
stewardship efforts, ensuring timely and personalized acknowledgments and
engagement strategies.

· Utilize data and
metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of fundraising strategies and adjust
plans as necessary.

· Engage with and lead
staff, volunteers, and board through fundraising efforts.




· Lead critical
organization communications including the AATPC monthly newsletter and donor

· Plan and manage AATPC
social media presence.

· Create and maintain
community partnerships through networking and participation at Chamber events.

· Provide animal feeding
support as part of the administrative feeding team one (1) evening per week.



· Bachelor’s degree in a
related field; Master’s degree preferred.

· Proven track record in
nonprofit fundraising, with at least 5 years of experience in a leadership
fundraising role.

· Strong understanding
of fundraising techniques, strategies, and donor relations.

· Exceptional
communication, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills.

· Proficiency in grant
writing and fundraising software.

· Ability to work
independently and collaboratively within a team, with strong leadership skills.