Director of Development

  • Blue Sky Bridge
  • Oct 04, 2022
Full time Communications Marketing Communications Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Blue Sky Bridge is a non-profit organization located in Boulder, Colorado working in prevention and intervention of child abuse. We use the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) model to create a child-focused approach to abuse investigations in partnership with law enforcement, social services and the District Attorney’s office.  Blue Sky Bridge provides skilled forensic interviews and medical exams of children as well as crisis counseling and support to non-offending caregivers, therapy for children and families, and education programs to increase community awareness and to empower the community to prevent sexual abuse of children.


Blue Sky Bridge is searching for a full time Director of Development. The Director of Development is a member of the leadership team, and reports directly to the Executive Director.


Blue Sky Bridge is a well-established organization in Boulder County with a strong base of financial support. There is significant opportunity to build upon this role. The Director of Development is responsible for leading the execution, analysis, planning, control, and evaluation of all fundraising and marketing efforts, while contributing to the overall mission of the organization through leadership activities.


Principal Responsibilities:


Working with the Executive Director, Grant Writing team, Development Associate, Administrative Assistant, and Accountant to:

  • Update and manage an established fundraising plan that is aligned with the strategic plan.
  • Oversee and support staff and contractors.
  • Direct a program for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual donors.
    • Oversee the writing, designing and disseminating of annual campaigns and appeals.
    • Personally direct the cultivation and growth of major donors including face-to-face solicitations.
    • Oversee the management and strategic use of our donor acknowledgment system.
    • Implement an annual stewardship plan for all donations.
  • Implement a corporate partnership program, targeting large and small businesses.
  • Collaborate with contract grant writing firm and accountant on written proposals, grant applications, and grant reporting. Ensure that all grant-writing is aligned with the strategic goals of the organization.
  • Lead special events initiatives and assists with third-party opportunities.
  • Report on goals and results in all revenue lines in the fundraising plan.
  • Support staff, board of directors, and other volunteer committees.


Marketing/Communications/Public Relations

Working with the Development Associate, Executive Director and Board of Directors to:

  • Support the creation and implementation of public relations and marketing programs.
  • Update and manage an established communications plan that is aligned with the strategic plan.
  • Respond to press inquiries on behalf of the organization, including offering interviews to the media.
  • Oversee the creation of informational packets for community engagement, agency tours and event sponsorships.
  • Oversee the maintenance of the website and social media.
  • Ensure that the organization’s brand is consistently and appropriately represented both internally and externally.



In partnership with the Program Director and Executive Director

  • Participate in and drive organizational strategy through EOS, the Entrepreneurial Operating System.
  • Lean into organizational values and initiatives that support inclusion, equity, belonging and diversity.


Blue Sky Bridge Values

Kids first - The center of our work is the core value of serving children first.


Strive for Excellence in personal work performance, ability to collaborate across departments and agencies, providing the best care for our clients.  Learning, growing, and taking healthy risks.


Honor Wellness - A vibrant, resilient staff that enjoys coming to work and actively demonstrates their personal wellness strategies. Actively seeking ways to deal with the trauma that enters the building every day.


Healthy Human Interactions - Respect and dignity in action.


All are welcome and Included - A full spectrum of demographic differences, as well as perspectives, personality, and opinions will make us stronger and more effective as an organization.   


Required Qualifications & Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills – written and presentation.
  • Experience in building and growing effective and collaborative teams.
  • Outgoing and engaging personality, demonstrating confidence in face-to-face interactions with donors.
  • Expertise and willingness to learn about and reach out to the funding community.
  • Experience with grant-writing and grant reporting.
  • Detail orientation with strong organizational, analytical, computer and donor database skills.
  • Successful experience in working with volunteers and board members in fundraising activities.
  • Experience with non-profit marketing and communications.


Preferred Skills:

  • 5–7 years nonprofit fundraising experience with demonstrated experience in meeting goals.
  • Knowledge of and experience with social media platforms.
  • Experience with Education and Outreach models a plus.
  • Proficiency in Donor Perfect, Constant Contact and Adobe Creative Suite.


Compensation and Benefits:

Salary for this role is based on experience with an estimated range of total compensation between $95,000 and $125,000. Blue Sky Bridge offers generous PTO plans to a robust benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability insurance programs, 401k, wellness benefits, access to mental health practitioners, and more.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

Blue Sky Bridge is an inclusive culture embracing the value of a diverse workforce in all roles, at all levels of the organization. We work to give all qualified applicants equal opportunity and to make decisions based on job-related factors alone. We ask that you do not disclose any information on the application which could indicate your race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law or regulation and we encourage applicants who meet some but not all qualifications to apply.


To apply, please visit this website.


No phone calls, please.


$95000 - $125000