Senior Director of Engaged Philanthropy

Position: 
Senior Director of Engaged Philanthropy
Employment: 
Full time
Location: 
Denver, CO
Organization Name: 
The Denver Foundation
Job Description: 

The Denver Foundation seeks an equity-focused Senior Director of Engaged Philanthropy who centers on mission-based work supporting the foundation’s vision, mission, and purpose. Our Senior Director of Engaged Philanthropy focuses on fundraising and community grantmaking while leading a team of relationship managers responsible for annual revenue development, ongoing fundholder relationships, and the foundation’s Community Grants Program.

The Senior Director of Engaged Philanthropy reports to the Chief Impact Officer and requires experience in fundraising and/or donor service, including major gifts, as well as working with nonprofits.

This is a full-time position in Denver, Colorado. We work on a hybrid schedule of at least two days in the office (Monday and Thursday required). The starting salary for this position is $115,000 to $130,000 per year. This position is salaried, exempt, and eligible for all the foundation’s benefits. Benefits include paid time off, retirement (403b) contribution, tuition assistance, and medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. The starting salary will be based on experience.

For nearly 100 years, people in Metro Denver and across Colorado have trusted The Denver Foundation to steward charitable funds to meet today’s needs and tomorrow’s opportunities. In partnership with generous donors and community partners, we lead a community-wide effort to build a better future for everyone. The foundation's vision is a Metro Denver that is racially equitable in its leadership, prosperity, and culture, and we are a catalytic leader that engages in critical issues and accelerates systems change. To achieve this, all staff must intentionally apply Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity to their practice. The ideal candidates for this position are committed to racial equity.

The Senior Director of Engaged Philanthropy will manage a portfolio of donors and grantees and lead relationship managers to implement new strategic directives for personalized, high-touch donor and fundholder engagement. The Senior Director will also lead the Foundation’s flagship community grantmaking program to further the foundation’s strategic framework.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated expertise in the following key areas:

  • Fundraising
  • Project management
  • Grantmaking
  • Managing high-performing teams
  • Facilitating groups or committees
  • Building a continuous improvement and learning culture through assessment of outcomes and promoting organizational change
  • Collaboration and effectively working across different teams
  • Implementing strategy

Candidates must possess the following:

  • At least seven years of director-level work experience in fundraising and/or donor service, including major gifts (though there is also a major gifts officer)
  • At least five years of experience supervising/managing high-performing teams
  • Experience with leadership and/or participation in grantmaking efforts to nonprofit organizations
  • An unwavering commitment to racial equity
  • Ability to build relationships with people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and cultures
  • Belief in the model of community foundations
  • Experience with committee facilitation and management
  • A learning orientation that’s focused on building a continuous improvement and learning culture through assessment of outcomes and promoting organizational change
  • Strong interpersonal and relational skills

A full job description and application link are available on our careers page at http://www.denverfoundation.org/About/Careers. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Denver Foundation practices and champions inclusiveness in our community. We honor all community members' diverse strengths, needs, voices, and backgrounds. Candidates from traditionally marginalized communities are especially encouraged to apply.