Colorado Nonprofit Association

Development Associate

Tri-Lakes Cares is celebrating 40 years of improving the lives of our neighbors through programs that provide relief from suffering and help in times of need. As we look ahead, we are eager and enthusiastic to expand on our rich history of helping to strengthen our network of support and services to ensure our community is resilient and healthy for generations to come. 

Because community is at the center of everything we do, we are seeking a motivated development professional to join our team of dedicated and passionate people collectively working to improve lives in northern El Paso County. Our future invites us to be bold, to build and nurture community, and to continually learn and improve our practices so that thriving is available to everyone. We accomplish this through keeping our values at the forefront of the important work we do.  

Transparency, Inclusivity, Integrity, Collaborative and Community Centric  

The Development Associate position is one of two parallel positions which collectively are responsible for the day-to-day fundraising efforts of the TLC Development Department. This could include execution of special events, supporting the donor lifecycle through cultivation and stewardship activities, managing a robust grant portfolio, executing fundraising campaigns and managing the donor database.  

Grant Writing and Management – 30% 

Donor Relations – 20%

 Events – 20%

Campaigns and Fundraising – 15% 

 Donor Database Management– 15%

 Other Responsibilities


We recognize that some candidates may not have all the relevant experience listed below. Our assessment includes consideration of transferable skills and
experience, growth mindset, an eagerness to learn, and a holistic view of candidates’ professional backgrounds.



We strive to be a highly respected, deeply committed organization leading people to a better tomorrow. We care deeply about our work and a passion for helping
others is the foundation of who we are. We embrace courageous, energetic conversations across diverse perspectives and challenge one another respectfully to lead to positive transformation. Our supportive and empowering Board of Directors sets the tone for continuous improvement for our clients through our mission, vision, and values. Professional development is encouraged to ensure our staff and the organization can perform to our fullest potential. If you are looking for a job with purpose in a family-friendly environment where you can make a direct impact on the lives of people, then you have found us!


The work is mostly sedentary with periods of light physical activity. Typical positions require workers to sit for long periods with occasional walking; lift and carry up to 50 pounds, climb stairs, bend, reach, hold, grasp and turn objects; and use fingers to operate computer keyboards or other mechanical devices. The work requires the ability to speak normally and to use normal or aided vision and hearing.   

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt, Part-Time  

TLC is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. TriLakes Cares does not discriminate in any aspect of our mission on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, gender expression, family composition, veteran status, or any other category
protected under local, state, or federal law. This protection applies to employees, volunteers, donors, clients, vendors, and anyone else with whom we interact in the course of carrying out our mission.