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Help Junior Achievement mobilize the community to inspire young people to own their economic success and believe in the power of their own potential.

About JA-Rocky Mountain

JA-Rocky Mountain is part of the world’s largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, JA-Rocky Mountain provides programs for students that focus on three key content areas: career readiness, entrepreneurship and financial responsibility. JA programs are free to Colorado and Wyoming schools thanks to the generous support of volunteers and donors.

Director of Individual and Foundation Giving

Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA) seeks an experienced fundraiser who is passionate about inspiring youth to embrace free enterprise by learning how to be financially responsible, career ready, and entrepreneurial. This position cultivates and stewards long-term relationships with individuals, as well as private and community foundations so the organization can continue providing valuable programs to schools at no cost.

This position will be an integral part of a team that raises $4.5 + million through corporate contributions, large private foundations, individual donors, and special events. Additionally, this individual will support the President & CEO in completing an $18 million capital campaign to build a new educational facility. This team member will raise unrestricted and restricted annual gifts, funds for capital, and planned estate gifts. This is a full-time position located in Denver, Colorado in a hybrid work environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Cultivate and steward relationships with individuals who already support the organization as volunteers, board members, special event participants, and/ or financial contributors
  • Develop and implement strategies to retain, renew, and increase funding from individuals by creating new approaches, which could include growing the number of multi-year commitments
  • Research new prospects and build prospect pipeline by ascertaining motivations, capacity, and engagement strategies
  • Cultivate and steward relationships with private and community foundations to increase support
  • Work with other staff to craft, review, and edit compelling grant proposals, gathering accurate and relevant information to build the best possible case for each submission
  • Partner with program team to track outreach and outcomes as required by funders
  • Participate in grant interviews with current supporters; attend events to cultivate relationships and identify new sources of funding
  • Partner with events team to support the Colorado Business Hall of Fame to ensure successful event and cultivate laureate relationships
  • Work with communications team to implement large scale annual giving campaigns such as Colorado Gives Day
  • Support President & CEO in securing capital campaign support
  • Develop plan with senior leadership team for donor engagement and recognition through activities, events, and signage at the JA Free Enterprise Center
  • Lead organization-wide stewardship efforts throughout the year to engage JA stakeholders
  • Track prospect pipeline and results on a consistent basis to help organization leadership evaluate the effectiveness of individual giving strategies

Requirements

  • Passion for JA’s mission
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and solicit gifts from individual donors with successful experience closing six-figure commitments including operating, planned gifts, campaign, and endowment gifts
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to organize and manage multiple
    projects/tasks simultaneously; must be able to work independently, collaboratively, and adapt to changing priorities
  • Goal driven self-starter who works at a fast pace in a professional manner
  • Ability to engage board members and key stakeholders in donor visits, and to earn and
    maintain their confidence
  • Superior presentation skills, including the presence to deal effectively with diverse
    constituencies including principal donors and board members
  • Outstanding ability to develop external and internal interpersonal relationships
  • Exemplary writing, editing and verbal communications skills
  • Experience interacting with individuals at all levels of an organization

To apply: Send a cover letter and resume to careers@jacolorado.org by November 18. This is a full-time position located in Denver, Colorado.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions from HR.

Terms of Employment: The above statements are intended to describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.

Compensation: The salary range for this position is $55,000 – $70,000

About Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain

Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain is part of the world’s largest organization dedicated to
inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated
volunteer network, Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain provides programs for students, which focus on three key content areas: career readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain’s programs are free to schools thanks to thousands of volunteers and the generous support of donors. For more information, visit
www.JAColorado.org.

Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. is committed to an inclusive culture that celebrates diversity. We encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds and abilities to apply. In all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

Special Event and Development Coordinator

Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA) is seeking an individual who is passionate
about inspiring youth to embrace free enterprise by learning how to be financially
responsible, career ready, and entrepreneurial. This individual will report to the Director of
Special Events and support the events and development team’s efforts to raise money to
ensure the organization can continue to offer its valuable programs to schools and students
at no cost. This is a full-time position located in Denver, Colorado in a hybrid work
environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate logistics for the JA Bowl-a-thon, which includes building and maintaining
    relationships with a variety of constituents including event sponsors, vendors, volunteers, and participants
  • Manage the JA Bowl-a-thon online registration and fundraising platform (QGiv)
  • Support the development team’s efforts to encourage companies to participate in the JA Bowl-a-thon by providing event collateral including flyers, email templates and
    PowerPoints
  • Track fundraising results, follow up on matching funds, and create invoices
  • Support development team through tracking and reporting processes, including but not limited to board engagement, revenue reports, and donor recognition
  • Maintain internal systems and processes to steward corporate, foundation, and individual supporters, to ensure the organization meets timelines and deliverables as outlined in contracts and agreements
  • Enter and/or update supporter information on JA’s constituent relationship management database (CRM), which includes data entry and running reports to meet requests for data
  • Support President & CEO and development team by managing pledge payment process and gift fulfillment requirements for capital campaign
  • Utilize online platforms such as Pipedrive and Asana to track fundraising and projects
  • Compile and organize resources such as proposal content, appeal letters, testimonials,
    photos, PowerPoints, collateral templates, and appropriate research articles
  • Support fundraising campaigns and other special events including: CO Gives Day, year end appeals, Colorado Business Hall of Fame, JA Stock Market Challenge, JA Golf Tournament, and JA Trivia Bowl
  • Oversee recognition of board members and significant supporters by ordering awards,
    plaques, etc.

Requirements

  • Passion for JA’s mission
  • Project management skills with the ability to organize and manage multiple tasks
    simultaneously; must be able to work independently and collaboratively, and adapt to
    changing priorities
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Exemplary writing, editing and verbal communications skills
  • Experience using Microsoft Office and managing a database
  • Attend meetings and events outside of normal business hours

To apply: Send a cover letter and resume to careers@jacolorado.org by November 18.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions from HR.

Terms of Employment: The above statements are intended to describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.

Compensation: The salary range for this position is $45,000 – $50,000

About Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain

Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain is part of the world’s largest organization dedicated to
inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated
volunteer network, Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain provides programs for students, which focus on three key content areas: career readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain’s programs are free to schools thanks to thousands of volunteers and the generous support of donors. For more information, visit
www.JAColorado.org.

Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. is committed to an inclusive culture that
celebrates diversity. We encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds and abilities to apply.

In all aspects of the employment process, wwe provide employment opportunities to all
qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, religion, disability, age, sexual
orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, national origin, pregnancy,
veteran status, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

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