Director of Development & External Relations


FLSA Status: Exempt

Classification: Full-time


The Director of Development & External Relations is responsible for securing funding resources via government grants, individuals, annual sponsors, an annual fundraiser, and 3rd party events. This position also develops and executes on marketing initiatives that promote additional funding and development communications. Works under the direction of the Executive Director and supervises resource development staff.

Supervision Received and Exercised: Reports to Executive Director; Supervises 2.5 FTE including Development Associate (1.0 FTE), Volunteer Coordinator (1.0 FTE), and Grants Coordinator (0.5 FTE)

Hours, Wages, and Benefits: $60,000 - $66,000 Salary Range

Essential Functions

Resource Development & Fundraising

  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, prepares an annual fundraising and resource development program plan to define goals, objectives, and tactics to achieve annual revenue targets through government grants, individuals, foundations, corporations, sponsors, and other constituents.
  • Supervisors the resource development and volunteer coordinator team (an additional 2.5 FTE) and mobilizes this team to prioritize and achieve goals identified in the program plan.
  • Meets and exceeds fundraising and resource development goals and targets.
  • Identifies new and sustains existing donors and prospects, including governmental entities/opportunities, donors, sponsors, 3rd party event constituents, who are key targets to fulfill annual revenue goals.
  • Leads the fundraising and resource development effort in a collaborative and team-oriented manner, including the resource development team and Crossroads’ leadership.
  • Understands agency implications of resource development decisions.
  • Handles fiscal accountability for targeted income requirements. Provides timely and accurate projections to the Executive Director.


Marketing & Communications

  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, works with the resource development team to prepare a marketing and communications plan to define goals and objectives to achieve annual revenue and constituent engagement targets.
  • Establishes and maintains constituent relationships and collaborative relationships with sponsors.
  • Communicates clearly and persuasively, including public speaking; listens and seeks clarifications; participates in meetings; writes clearly and with high professional standards.
  • Coordinates all speaking engagements across the agency.
  • Provides the Executive Director with a review of all funding requests and progress reports prior to submitting them to constituents.
  • Performs other duties or special projects as needed.


Volunteers and Community Engagement

  • Develops and implements a plan to recruit and deploy volunteers and facilitates community engagement.
  • Oversees the efforts with which Crossroads provides Core Training to staff and volunteers.



  • Bachelor’s degree (Business or Non-Profit Management preferred) and/or two+ years’ experience in sales, business development, or fundraising or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to travel for constituent visits as necessary.
  • Ability and willingness to work irregular hours including evenings and weekends to attend meetings beyond the framework of the normal working schedule.
  • Strong computer skills and ability to use existing technology to achieve desired results.


Benefits/Company Culture

A full-time employee (32 hours or more weekly) is eligible for insurance and vacation benefits on the first of the month following 60 days of employment. Benefits include:

  • Health, Dental & Vision insurance 50% company paid
  • Short-term Disability, Life, AD&D; 100% company paid
  • Vacation: 3 weeks/year (for up to 5 years of service)
  • Sick Leave: 80 hours per year (waiting period does not apply)
  • Holidays: 14 per year


Additional Notes

  • Candidate will be required to attend paid 20 hours of core competency training in order to work with individuals impacted by domestic violence.

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.