Development Associate


FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Classification: Full-time


With the primary purpose of donor retention and acquisition, this position handles donor cultivation and stewardship, and annual and leadership gift programming. This position will lead the effort to apply for and steward new and annual private foundation grants that support Crossroads’ programs. The Development Associate will plan, prepare, and implement Crossroads’ annual fundraiser, The Prohibition Party, and it will facilitate 3rd party fundraising events. This position will also lead and manage the Bloomerang donor database, ensuring data standards and system protocols are maintained.

Supervision Received and Exercised: Reports to the Director of Development and External Relations. Exercises no supervision.

Hours, Wages, and Benefits: $17.50-$19.00, Normal business hours 8:30 AM - 5 PM, with some flexibility

Essential Functions

Annual/Leadership Giving and Foundation Grant Responsibilities

  • Develops and executes an annual program plan to retain and acquire annual and leadership gifts through regular solicitations, stewardship campaigns, and annual programs such as ColoradoGives and Giving Tuesday.
  • Applies for and stewards new and annual private foundation grants, working collaboratively with program leads to continually advance grant awards.
  • Plans, prepares, and implements fundraising gala, Crossroads’ annual fundraiser held each October.
  • Facilitates 3rd party events, building relationships with the event leads, and assists these individuals and groups to promote and follow up on their events.

Fundraising Campaign Responsibilities

  • Develops and manages donor communications as they relate to outreach campaigns, including monthly e-newsletters via email, Facebook, and other social media outlets.
  • Manages regular print mailings, working with volunteers and/or mail houses and potentially external graphic designers.
  • Leads volunteer efforts to help with fundraising.
  • Serves as the Bloomerang expert, to lead the effort to create and sustain data integrity.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain meaningful relationships with donors and other Crossroads’ constituents.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and organize programs and projects.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to lead and guide volunteers and interns and to foster cross-organization collaboration.


  • Experience in direct service non-profit environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, development or marketing.
  • Knowledge of local community and human service resources.

Crossroads Safehouse is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and complies with all applicable Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations and executive orders in the provision of programs and services. Crossroads Safehouse does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring or firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors.