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Development and Fundraising

Development Officer

Hope House Colorado
Posted: 01/28/2022
Salary/Range: $56,000 - $62,000
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: $56,000 – $62,000
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”) is responsible for all aspects of assigned events, outreach activities, various aspects of individual giving, and utilizes the Champion data base, Raiser’s Edge, to drive revenue. The DO builds and maintains relationships with individual Champions (donors), and groups of Champions. 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.


  • Committed to continually working towards the mission and guiding principles of Hope House Colorado.
  • 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, specifically with individual donors.
  • 2-3 years of experience in event planning.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications, Raiser’s Edge database experience a plus.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:


Champion Philosophy: Our goal is to move key volunteers and Champions from participation with the organization through speaking engagements, volunteer opportunities, activities and other events to becoming champions for our cause. The key to our success is to tap into our Champions’ network. We follow the principles of Mission Increase’s “Transformational Giving”.  We do not believe transactional giving will further our mission or engage future Champions.

Champion Responsibilities:

  • Work with the DOD to strategically utilize the Champion database (Raiser’s Edge) to help drive Champion and revenue growth. Individual solicitation goal will be set annually with the DOD. Goal increases annually.
    • Develop prospect pool to generate revenue.
    • Engage new donors by providing next steps of engagement.
    • Move Champions thru the “PEO” process (Participation/ Engagement/ Ownership).
    • Set up meetings and coffees with new Champions.
    • Make asks of Champions for Inkind needs, financial gifts, auction items and volunteer opportunities.
  • Oversee the Hope House Young Professional Group (HHYP) and manage quarterly events, activities, and communications for the group.
  • Speak and connect with businesses, groups, churches on outreach opportunities.
  • Understand the strategy of income growth, develop and implement tactical plans for individual giving projects, like Champion Small Events, Monthly Giving as defined by the Development Plan or assigned by the DOD.
  • Nurture, develop and maintain relationships with current champions, (Es & Os) and help drive growth in the number of new champions (Ps) by creating opportunities to engage.
  • Maintain and updates Development Officer Handbook and Development Department Handbook Sections as directed by DOD.


Event Philosophy: Hope House Colorado uses events to engage and move new people and potential donors to become involved with our mission. We hope they become engaged and are inspired by what they see, experience, and hear at our events. Every event is an opportunity to expand our reach with those around us.

Event Responsibilities: The DO is responsible for the HHC annual fall gala, our largest event of the year. The event hosts 500-600 donors and raises over 20% of our annual income.

  • Maintain Program of Events (POE) with up-to-date information on all aspects of the event.
  • Create budget and track expenditures.
  • Supervise/work with any hired event consultants.
  • Work with Director of Development (“DOD”) and Volunteer Coordinator (“VC”) to assemble committees to cover all key aspects of events and act as liaison between committees and HHC.
  • Serve as liaison with vendors on event-related matters, work with DOD on booking event space, arrange food and beverage, order supplies and audiovisual equipment, make travel arrangements, and ensure appropriate décor (florals, linens, color schemes, etc.)
  • Review event contracts with the DOD.
  • Work with the Marketing Associate (“MA”) to develop webpage logo, invitations, program, signage and all event materials.
  • Coordinate volunteer staffing with VC – training before event and supervision during event
  • Coordinate “Day of” setup, during event and cleanup.
  • Incorporate Transformational Giving Philosophy into every event.
  • Work with Finance and accountant to reconcile expenses before, during, and after event.
  • Coordinate sending thank you notes and plaques for all sponsors, donors, volunteers and committee members.
  • Work with DOD to gather needed event reports.
  • Work with Communications Manager (CM) for all marketing/communication needs, including copy needs.
  • Recruit and work with fundraising volunteers/committees to reach revenue goals.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promote the values of HHC throughout the organization and external relationships.
  • Attend team and organizational meetings, activities, and events.
  • Speak on behalf of the organization and help with outreach assignments as directed by the DOD.
  • Collaborate with HHC staff and perform job duties to advance the organization’s mission and vision.
  • Manage volunteers, including appreciation and building relationships, and report volunteer use to the Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Recruit new monthly donors, coordinate with Development Associate on communication to donors.
  • Comply with all organizational policies and procedures.
  • 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.

Supervisory Duties: None

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. We are a team and support each other in all ways necessary to continue working toward the HHC 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 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).
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