Colorado Nonprofit Association

Major Gifts Officer

Who is Colorado Gives Foundation?

Colorado Gives Foundation connects people, ideas, and Colorado nonprofits to make good happen. We are a Jefferson County grantmaker, investing over $9M annually to help Jeffco nonprofits. We also work statewide, to build the capacity of nonprofits and donors through Colorado Gives 365, nonprofit endowments, and donor services. We make it easy for people to donate to the causes they care about, enabling meaningful change to help our neighbors thrive. Our work is rooted in attentive listening and a firm commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Together, we strive to build resilient, connected, and thriving communities. Colorado Gives Foundation is where donors find and discover the community impact that matters most to them, which is good for everyone.

What’s Your Role

The Major Gifts Officer is the in-house expert on individual giving whose primary focus is optimizing and growing the Foundations Individual Giving Program. This position will engage Jeffco-affiliated individuals, families, and Advisors in our efforts to ensure all of Jeffco is thriving. 

Statewide, this position will identify, cultivate, and grow partnerships and opportunities/offerings that grow brand recognition and generate sufficient revenue for our Jeffco efforts. Statewide, they will engage financial institutions and other business affiliates in giving products that produce brand recognition or generate sufficient revenue for our Jeffco efforts.

Do you love helping individual donors make a positive difference in the community? Are you a natural people person who makes connections with just about anyone? Are you skilled at fundraising? Are you an inclusive and collaborative leader? If so, please read on, as this may be just the role for you.

You Should Have:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Education, Experience, and Certificates

Your Duties And Responsibilities as the Major Gifts Officer will include:

Mission Impact & Program Revenue 

Prospecting to Donor Stewardship

Program Development

Data Management & Reporting


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

You are valued, and you belong. We are committed to maintaining the best environment for our employees where people can show up as their authentic selves and grow with the Foundation. We are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive workplace and can only achieve this together. 

In that spirit, we provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetics, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.