Employment Opportunity

Director of Development & Communications

Job Description

WorldDenver is a non-profit community organization dedicated to advancing a deep understanding of global affairs and cultures in the Denver metropolitan area. We are seeking a Director of Development & Communications to lead fundraising activities, external communications, marketing, and membership outreach. The Director of Development & Communications oversees and is responsible for meeting or exceeding WorldDenver’s annual revenue targets pertaining to fundraising and membership as determined by the Board of Directors and Executive Director.

Areas of Responsibility

Supervises one staff member and interns


  1. Meets annual goals for donor cultivation, revenue and stewardship in alignment with WorldDenver’s strategic goals and revenue targets.
  2. Supports the Executive Director to identify and strategize about prospective donors for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
  3. Plans and implements donor and membership programs and events with the goal to inspire donations and membership retention.
  4. Works in conjunction with the Director of Programs and Administration to develop strategies that reflect synergy between program delivery and resource development in order to ensure revenue targets and program objectives are met or exceeded.
  5. Actively works with leadership to develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy to satisfy the annual operating needs and meet cash reserve goals.
  6. Expands and diversifies WorldDenver’s revenue streams in individual and major giving, planned giving, and corporate and institutional giving.
  7. Support, track, and report board efforts to fundraise including corporate membership, foundations, individual membership, and individual donors.
  8. Manages and leverages data to track and report progress in areas related to development such as membership retention, membership behavior, and donor relations.


  1. Manages communications and marketing to potential and existing members and donors.
  2. Directs external communication initiatives, including community relations and outreach campaigns to maximize impact and reach.
  3. Manages Membership Engagement Coordinator’s efforts to execute events and membership outreach that align with and meet strategic goals and revenue targets for the organization.
  4. Leads efforts to develop and implement initiatives to package and deliver substantive content outside of events to members and the community at large.
  5. Liaises with marketing contractor to evaluate ROI of marketing initiatives and establish and curate marketing and communications strategies that drive messaging for press releases, social media posts, website content, mass emails, and direct mail.
  6. Creates and maintains collateral materials such as annual reports, brochures, newsletters, etc. for membership and donors.
  7. Strategizes with the marketing chair/committee and marketing contractor to establish communication initiatives and campaigns that align with the organization’s strategic goals and delineate tasks that the staff can execute to reach and exceed these goals.



  • Commitment to WorldDenver’s international mission
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Five years of experience in development and communications, with at least three years in fundraising, required
  • Supervisory experience required
  • Hands-on knowledge of donor and membership database systems
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to make persuasive appeals
  • High ethical standards and confidentiality
  • Professional and courteous
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple, overlapping deadlines
  • Ability to work both independently and effectively as a team member
  • Experience cultivating and maintaining a strong donor base



This is an exempt, full-time position with a generous benefits package. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

How to Apply

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to kaylanden@mindspring.com by October 15, 2018.