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DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT

Special Olympics Colorado (SOCO) is seeking a development professional who will support SOCO’s fundraising efforts through the use and maintenance of the donor database (Raiser’s Edge), correspondence with donors and prospective donors, assistance with grant reporting and event logistics.

Reports to: Vice President of Development

Position Responsibilities:

  • Research and analyze information about individuals and funders to identify potential sources of funding.
  • Database management
  • Record gifts and contact notes
  • Generate receipts
  • Generate reports/queries
  • Analyze data
  • Review and merge duplicate constituents
  • Ensure that donor soft credits, relationship information and solicit code information is included and all is accurate for all gifts
  • Research and work with Blackbaud support to stay up to date on how to utilize database best and serve as SOCO’s main point of contact
  • Update newsletter list with monthly import from Raiser’s Edge
  • Import new contacts from Constant Contact into Raiser’s Edge
  • Coordinate athlete and board member donor stewardship (calls, thank you notes, etc.)
  • Assist with implementation of communication plan for Colorado Gives Day (recruit athletes, pull list of donors to call, facilitate staff calls, scripts, updating correspondence in Raiser’s Edge)
  • Manage the donor stewardship process (mailed thank you letters, athlete correspondence, etc.)
  • Mailing lists: Build, maintain and generate for various projects
  • Work with the SOCO Development Team to coordinate donor cultivation and VIP events
  • Track RSVP’s for donor reception, keep track of guests, titles, and organizations attendees are affiliated with, print out nametags with attendee information
  • Identify opportunities to recognize and steward donors generally, as well as facilitate specific personalized recognition and stewardship as needed.
  • Assist with all aspects of fundraising events including participant recruitment, logistics, etc.
  • Solicit in-kind donations from local businesses to be used as fundraising incentives for Polar Plunge and Plane Pull events
  • Attend and support SOCOs athletic competitions and fundraising events
  • Draft and send invoices and follow-up on unpaid invoices
  • Assist with grant reporting
  • Assist development department with various projects and tasks as they arise

Position Requirements:

  • Strong self-motivation and the ability to work independently
  • Strong computer skills are essential, including being able to manage data related to individual contacts and donation history (Experience using Raiser’s Edge is preferred)
  • One to two years of donor relations experience
  • Experience with/knowledge of Mail Merge
  • Professional and friendly demeanor
  • A passion for improving the lives of those with intellectual disabilities
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency in computer applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Experience and interest in event logistics
  • Sense of humor
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings as needed
  • Ability to travel independently throughout the state
  • Ability to be cleared to work for SOCO through background screening process
  • Support other departments contributing to team spirit and sharing of responsibilities
  • Position requires working both standing and sitting. Must be able to lift and carry loads (30+ pounds) for short distances (approximately one block)
  • All other duties as assigned

We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive compensation and benefits package. We work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees where people can learn and grow. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume and salary history to HR@specialolympicsco.org.

                                                                      

DONOR RELATIONS MANAGER

Special Olympics Colorado (SOCO) is seeking an experienced development professional to develop and implement engagement and fundraising strategies to enhance and grow revenue with assigned donors. This position will also manage SOCO’s Young Professionals Board, ensuring the sustainability and success of the group.

Reports to: Vice President of Development

Position Responsibilities:

  • Research and analyze information about individuals to identify potential sources of funding for operating support and new initiatives and invite them to become philanthropic partners.
  • Manage a portfolio of donors, develop and implement plans to cultivate relationships with those donors to further engage them with SOCO’s mission.
  • Developing moves management plans for key donors and prospects within portfolio.
  • Manage monthly giving program including stewarding current monthly donors and creating a plan to convert one-time donors into monthly donors.
  • Work with the SOCO Development Team to create points of entry and other events to steward current donors and introduce new individuals to SOCO and cultivate their interest and involvement.
  • Identify opportunities to recognize and steward donors generally, as well as facilitate specific personalized recognition and stewardship as needed.
  • Increase funding from current donors, which includes setting and achieving goals, managing touchpoints, and tracking in Raiser’s Edge.
  • Coordinate closely with the Development Department and the Marketing Manager to calendar activity and deliver donor-centric collateral and communications.
  • Create and manage philanthropy event plan and calendar.
  • Oversee the efforts of the Young Professionals Board (YPB), which includes helping them reach their annual fundraising goal, working with the executive team, coordinating meetings and fundraising events and serving as a liaison between the YPB and SOCO.
  • Attend and support SOCOs athletic competitions and fundraising events.

Position Requirements:

  • Professional and friendly demeanor
  • Strong self-motivation and the ability to work independently
  • Strong computer skills are essential, including being able to manage data related to individual contacts and donation history (Experience using Raiser’s Edge is preferred)
  • Three to five years of donor relations experience
  • A passion for improving the lives of those with intellectual disabilities
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • The ability to plan and administer a variety of fundraising and donor cultivation events
  • Proficiency in computer applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Sense of humor
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings as needed
  • Ability to travel independently throughout the state
  • Ability to be cleared to work for SOCO through background screening process
  • Support other departments contributing to team spirit and sharing of responsibilities
  • Position requires working both standing and sitting. Must be able to lift and carry loads (30+ pounds) for short distances (approximately one block)
  • All other duties as assigned

We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive compensation and benefits package. We work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees where people can learn and grow. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume and salary history to HR@specialolympicsco.org.