Development Associate


FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Classification: Full-time


Crossroads Safehouse seeks a development associate who create and fulfill annual and leadership gift programming, focusing on donor cultivation and stewardship. This position will also create proposals and reports for private foundation fundraising and lead and facilitate Crossroads’ annual fundraising event, The Prohibition Party, held each October. It will also serve as a data standards lead for Crossroads’ donor database. This opportunity is full‐time, non‐exempt, and it will report to the Director of Development and External Relations. The salary range is $34,750 - $37,750.

Supervision Received and Exercised: Reports to the Director of Development and External Relations; supervises interns and part-time employees.

Hours: Standard business hours

Essential Functions

Annual/Leadership Giving and Foundation Grant Responsibilities

  • Develop and executive 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.
  • Apply for and steward new and annual private foundation grants, working collaboratively with program leads to continually advance grant awards.
  • Plan, prepare, and implement The Prohibition Party, Crossroads’ annual fundraiser held each October.
  • Facilitate 3rd party events, building relationships with the event leads and assisting these individuals and groups to promote and follow upon their event.

Fundraising Campaign Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage donor communications as they relates to outreach campaigns, this includes monthly e-newsletters sent via email, published on Facebook and distributed through other social media outlets.
  • Manage regular print mailings, working with volunteers and/or mail houses and potentially external graphic designers.
  • Lead volunteer efforts to help with fundraising.
  • Serve as the Bloomerang expert, to lead the effort to create and sustain data integrity.


Minimum Required Qualifications

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in direct service non-profit environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, development or marketing.

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. No person in the United States shall, on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity (as defined in paragraph 249(c)(4) of Title 18, United States Code, sexual orientation, or disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or employment of Crossroads Safehouse.