Colorado Nonprofit Association

Philanthropic Advancement Manager

You have a talent for building connections and are always
looking for creative ways to expand your network. You’re a self-starter with a
knack for expanding donor portfolios even when you don’t have a playbook or
when you receive minimal guidance. You are invested in recovery from substance
use disorder and believe in the power of community. You care about helping to
reduce the stigmas around living sober. If this sounds like you, keep reading.  

This role can be located anywhere in the US, with ideal
locations being major cities where there is a Phoenix presence and significant
fundraising opportunities (e.g. Boston, New York, Los Angeles, San Diego). This
role will be crucial in supporting the organization by maximizing the
cultivation and stewardship of our current portfolio of mid-sized and major
donors, as well as growing this portfolio through a variety of channels. The
ideal candidate will be adept at writing in multiple voices, comfortable navigating
fundraising software platforms, and well-versed in logistics coordination. If
you’re excited about working in a dynamic and creative environment that
promotes personal and professional growth, we want to talk to you! 


Stewardship & Cultivation

Develop and implement strategies to cultivate and steward
mid-level donors, ensuring they feel valued and engaged with our organization 

Regularly communicate with donors through personalized
thank-you notes, emails, calls, and other forms of recognition 

Collaborate with the development team to create tailored
stewardship plans for key major donors, including recognition opportunities and
impact reports 

Pipeline Management & Operations

Manage the donor pipeline from identification to
solicitation, tracking donor interactions and ensuring timely follow-up 

Utilize donor management software and CRM to maintain
accurate donor records, track interactions, and analyze giving trends 

Identify and prioritize prospective donors based on
capacity, interest, and affinity for our organization’s mission 

Donor Prospecting

Conduct comprehensive research on prospective donors to
assess their philanthropic interests, giving capacity, and connection to our

Utilize various research tools and databases to gather
information on donor backgrounds, wealth indicators, and giving history 

Prepare detailed donor profiles and briefings for frontline
fundraisers and leadership team members 

Scheduling and Coordination 

Manage the scheduling, planning and execution process for
major donor meetings, calls, and events, coordinating logistics and ensuring
all parties are well-prepared 

Serve as the primary point of contact for donors, responding
promptly to inquiries, requests, and invitations 

Collaborate with colleagues across departments to ensure
seamless coordination of donor-related activities and events 



At least 5 years of experience in development or
fundraising, with a focus on donor stewardship and pipeline management  

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build
relationships with donors, colleagues, and stakeholders 

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail,
with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously 

Proficiency in using Salesforce (or comparable CRM) and
Microsoft Office Suite 

Knowledge of fundraising best practices, donor research
techniques, and ethical standards in philanthropy 

Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends for
donor events and meetings 

Availability to work 1-2 days per week onsite if located
near a Phoenix facility 

Ability to travel ~6-8 times per year and occasionally work
evenings and weekends 



We welcome all great applicants to apply even if you don’t
have all these preferred attributes

Lived experience as a peer in recovery 

Desire to apply anti-racism and anti-oppression principles
and practices 

Fluency in two or more languages 



The Phoenix’s mission is to build a sober active community
that fuels resilience and harnesses the transformational power of connection so
that together we rise, recover, and live. Through activities such as CrossFit,
book clubs, rock climbing, art socials, yoga, and meditation, participants
build confidence, self-respect, and community. The Phoenix offers free
programs, both in person and online, for anyone with 48 hours of sobriety.
Since 2006, we have served hundreds of thousands of individuals with the help
of thousands of volunteers across the country. 

At The Phoenix, we welcome people from all backgrounds and
strive to create a healing-centered environment that allows everyone to bring
their authentic selves to the workplace. We seek to create a workplace
environment that accurately reflects the diverse communities we serve. We
understand that voices of varied experiences and perspectives are central to
our mission and our impact. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
religion, creed, gender, gender expression, pregnancy, genetic information,
age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation,
or military status.