Colorado Nonprofit Association

Senior Development Writer

Salary Range: $65,000.00 To 90,000.00 Annually 

Position Summary

Western Resource Advocates (WRA) is hiring a Senior Development Writer to join our team. This position will play a pivotal role in advancing our mission by leading the creation and execution of innovative and strategic donor communication efforts. This position will be responsible for developing a donor communications strategy, persuasive content and pieces that articulate the impact of philanthropy and our organizational goals to engage donors and prospects. The Senior Development Writer will lead our storytelling to enhance donor understanding and support, crafting messages that connect emotionally and intellectually with diverse audiences. 

This role will be responsible for creating and managing a vibrant donor communications program, integrated with the organization’s overall marketing and communication strategies. This role will identify, plan, and implement storytelling strategies, and will write, edit, and design a variety of materials, including principal gift solicitations, donor reports, fact sheets, annual reports, website copy, acknowledgment letters, event talking points, and other collateral. This role will be a senior position designed for a flexible, dynamic individual who is adept at identifying unique and engaging story ideas and managing complex projects under tight deadlines. Additionally the Senior Development Writer will be skilled in both independent and collaborative work settings, and committed to leading communication strategies to impact change and drive philanthropy.

About Western Resource Advocates

WRA fights climate change and its impacts to sustain the environment, economy, and people of the West. We respect the different needs of diverse people and partner with them to develop a shared vision for progress—one that advances communities while protecting biodiversity.

Our team of policy experts, scientists, economists, and attorneys has a 30-year history of working where decisions are made, sweating the details, creating evidence-based solutions, and holding decision makers accountable. This on the ground work with policymakers and other advocates advances clean energy, protects air, land, water, and wildlife—and sustains the lives and livelihoods of the West.


This position may work remotely in our seven-state region, in one of our six offices, or a hybrid of the two. Our seven-state region includes Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. WRA has offices located in Boulder, CO; Carson City, NV; Denver, CO; Phoenix, AZ; Salt Lake City, UT; and Santa Fe, NM. 







Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of this position, will be considered.  For example, the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities would include:

Physical Requirements

Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Some travel is required.

Deadline To Apply: Open Until Filled with priority review beginning on Monday, July 22, 2024.