Colorado Nonprofit Association

Vice President of Donor Development

Colorado Public Radio (CPR) is seeking a Vice President of Donor Development.

This is not a remote position. Our VP of Donor Development is expected to reside in the Denver Metro area upon starting. 

About the Position:

The Vice President of Donor Development reports to the SVP, Audience & Development, and leads all audience and philanthropic fundraising for Colorado Public Radio – including membership and leadership giving, vehicle donations, foundation support, legacy giving, special project campaigns and CPR’s current Capital Campaign – to achieve annual revenue goals and long-term sustainability to support CPR’s mission and strategic priorities. This role has responsibility for the majority of CPR’s revenue and oversees the development group, which consists of three teams and will have three direct reports (Executive Director of Leadership Giving, Membership Director, and Director of Development Services). The role also serves as a senior member of the Audience & Development division which consists of Development, Marketing and Digital Platforms – and the overall CPR Leadership Team of department and division leaders. 

This is a new role developed as part of the strategic combining of CPR’s development and audience divisions with a vision to create an integrated and comprehensive audience to donor journey. In addition to leading the development group this role will collaborate with division and cross division departments and roles.

About You:

You are an empathetic and ethical leader with strong interpersonal skills who has experience inspiring fundraising teams. You enjoy collaborating with cross-functional teams. You’re resilient, curious, and handle setbacks with a positive attitude. You have a respect and passion for supporting an organization committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. You have a proactive approach and are motivated by identifying new fundraising opportunities, fostering innovation and driving continuous improvement. You have excellent negotiation and persuasion skills with the ability to articulate an organization’s mission, impact and fundraising needs to various audiences. You’re adaptable and have flexibility in navigating an ever evolving fundraising landscape. You enjoy analyzing challenges and addressing issues. To do so, you rely on your top-notch time management skills to prioritize multiple initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education Equivalency

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Colorado Public Radio, we are committed to building a diverse, inclusive, equitable and authentic workplace. If you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t perfectly or exactly align with every qualification in the job posting, we encourage you to apply. You may be the right candidate for this or other roles with us. 

Position Information:

Position Type: Full Time

Hiring Range: Grade 23, $113,200 – $150,900

Structure Title: Vice President, Donor Development

Starting Pay: based on education and experience.