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Development and Fundraising

Development Officer

Hope House Colorado
Posted: 04/19/2022
Salary/Range: $66,000-$72,000
Arvada, CO

Mission Statement: Hope House Colorado (“HHC”) empowers parenting teenage moms to achieve personal and economic self-sufficiency and to understand their significance in God’s sight, resulting in a healthy future for them and for their children.


Position Title:  Development Officer

Exemption Status: Salaried, Exempt

Reports To:  Director of Development

Salary Range: $66,000-$72,000

Department: Development

Benefits Eligibility: Eligible


Work Environment: This role is expected to work 40 hours/week on the HHC campus, except when offsite for HHC work-related purposes. Existing schedule is 8 hours per day Monday-Friday; however, this role will be required to work some scheduled evenings and weekends related to the role, including required development events.

Position Summary: The Development Officer (“DO”) works with the Director of Development (DOD) to develop and implement fundraising activities in the following areas: annual giving, mid-level gifts and fundraising events. The DO builds and maintains relationships with individual Champions (donors), and groups of Champions, and is responsible for individual giving from middle Champions. The DO is responsible for our monthly giving program, Bedrock Builders, as well as bringing in event sponsorships. The DO is the lead for our annual Gala and various outreach activities. The DO represents Hope House publicly through speaking opportunities and attending community events. Above all, the DO has the opportunity to share with Champions the grace of God shown through His work at Hope House Colorado, and to give Champions an opportunity to experience relationship with God through their giving.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:


Champion Philosophy: Utilizing Mission Increase’s “Transformational Giving” principles, our goal is to move prospective Champions from initial interaction with the organization to engagement with our cause through volunteer opportunities, activities and other events, eventually becoming champions of our cause. The key to our success is relationship with our champions and their willingness to engage their own networks.

Champion Responsibilities:

  • Assist Director of Development (DOD) in developing the annual development plan to meet income goals.
  • Strategically utilize the Champion database (Raiser’s Edge) to drive Champion and revenue growth.
  • Develop prospect pool to generate revenue. Individual solicitation goal will be set annually with the DOD. Goal increases annually.
  • Move Champions thru the “PEO” process (Participation/ Engagement/ Ownership) through engagement steps such as in-kind gift requests, tours, volunteer opportunities.
  • Build relationship with Champions through individual meetings, coffee dates, etc.
  • Oversee the Hope House young professional group (GenHope) and manage quarterly events, activities, and communications for the group.
  • Develop and implement tactical plans for individual giving projects such as Champion Small Events as defined by the Development Plan or assigned by the DOD.
  • Oversee monthly giving program, Bedrock Builders, driving increased giving of current Bedrock Builders and income growth through new monthly champions.


Event Philosophy: Hope House Colorado views events as an opportunity to engage potential donors to become involved with our mission through what they experience at our events. Every event is an opportunity to expand our reach with those around us.

Event Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for the HHC annual fall Gala, our largest event of the year (500-600 guests, raising up to 20% of our annual income).
  • Maintain Program of Events (POE) for Gala, develop and track budget, work directly with venue, vendors and AV crew, and supervise any hired event consultants.
  • Responsible for bringing in a percentage of silent auction items for Gala auction.
  • Work with Volunteer Manager (VM) to assemble and supervise volunteer committees for key aspects of Gala
  • Work with the Marketing Associate (MA) to develop webpage logo, invitations, program, signage and all event materials for Gala.
  • Represent Hope House at various small events as invited by churches, individuals, etc.
  • Build relationships with businesses in order to drive event sponsorship revenue.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promote the values of HHC throughout the organization and external relationships.
  • Comply with all organizational policies and procedures.
  • Attend team and organizational meetings, activities, and events.
  • Manage volunteers, including appreciation and building relationships, and report volunteer use to the Volunteer Manager.
  • Coordinate with Development Associate on communication to donors.
  • Maintain and update Development Officer Handbook and Development Department Handbook Sections as directed by DOD.
  • Potentially assist with knowledge transfer to support HHC expansion goals.


  1. Influencing Others: Influences others to be excited and committed to furthering the organization’s objectives. Genuinely enjoys being around people.
  2. Relationship Building: Builds constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect.
  3. Creative and Innovative Thinking: Develops fresh ideas that provide solutions to all types of workplace challenges.
  4. Results Focus & Initiative: Focuses on results and desired outcomes and how best to achieve them. Gets the job done.
  5. Decision Making: Makes timely, informed decisions that take into account the facts, goals, constraints, and risks.
  6. Development and Continual Learning: Displays an ongoing commitment to learning and self-improvement.
  7. Fiscal Accountability: Follows fiscal guidelines, regulations, principles, and standards when committing fiscal resources or processing financial transactions.
  8. Manages Projects and Details: Structures and directs others’ work on events, projects or programs.
  9. Stress Tolerance: Maintains composure in highly stressful or adverse situations.
  10. Problem Solving: Partners with clients to identify and resolve complex or sensitive issues; resolves difficult or complicated challenge.

Work Environment:

This role is expected to work 40 hours/week on the HHC campus, except when offsite for scheduled HHC meetings and appointments. Existing schedule is 8 hours per day Monday – Friday, except when events mandate hours outside of that schedule.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, and walk as well as bend, squat, and climb stairs. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Note:  This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with this position. At HHC, we are a team and support each other in all ways necessary to continue working toward our mission.

Benefits: HHC benefits are available to employees who consistently work a minimum of 24 hours a week. Benefits offered are subject to change at HHC’s sole discretion.

  • Health Benefits: Employees may elect medical, dental, vision & life insurance plans.
  • Simple IRA: Employees may choose to make salary reduction contributions through HHC’s Simple IRA plan and HHC will match the employee’s contribution up to a maximum of 3% of the employee’s annual salary.

Paid Time Off (PTO):

  • Vacation: Upon hire, employees earn 6 hours of vacation per paycheck up to 120 hours (3 weeks) in a year. Accruals are adjusted to increase vacation earned per hours worked based on length of employment with HHC.
  • Holidays: HHC observes eleven (11) holidays throughout the year. Salaried employees are paid for these holidays according to the nationally recognized observation day for each holiday.
  • Sick Leave: HHC provides eligible employees with Paid Sick and Safe Leave (PSSL) and Public Health Emergency Leave (PHEL) in accordance with the requirements of Colorado’s Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (HFWA).


  • Must be committed to Hope House Colorado’s Guiding Principles and continually working towards the HHC mission.
  • Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance.
  • Must pass rigorous background and motor-vehicle record checks.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with others.
  • Exercises good judgement in a variety of situations.
  • Must speak fluent English.
  • Attend some evening & weekend activities in the course of Development work.

Desired Skills and Attributes:

  • 3-5 years of experience in nonprofit Development work (or the equivalent, i.e., sales).
  • Demonstrated fundraising or sales abilities.
  • Demonstrated relationship-building skills.
  • Demonstrated event planning capabilities.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications, Raiser’s Edge database experience a plus.
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