Senior Director of Development - The Alliance Center

Job Description: Senior Director of Development

The Alliance Center - Denver, CO


Looking to join a dynamic team that works daily to create a sustainable future? Do you value innovation, collaboration, and thrive in a fast paced, team oriented work place? If you yearn to be part of something bigger, part of something that is making a measurable difference in the world, you may have found your dream job.

The Alliance Center is helping to create a world where our communities are inclusive, our democracy is strong, our economy thrives, and our planet is healthy. As the Senior Director of Development you will play a crucial role in creating this world through the strategic advancement of fundraising.

The Senior Director of Development is a leadership team member and an active participant in strategic decision-making for The Alliance Center. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Senior Director of Development is responsible for all fundraising and development activities. This position is responsible for creating and implementing a strategic development plan that will expand and diversify The Alliance Center’s funder base and help to create and maintain a culture of philanthropy.

The Senior Director of Development must have a proven track record of meeting aggressive fundraising goals. Specifically, this position will be responsible for meeting the annual fundraising goal of $2 million by 2020 and helping to identify and create an appropriate fundraising goal for future years that supports the mission and vision of the organization. The successful candidate will help forge new relationships to build The Alliance Center’s visibility, impact, and financial resources. The Senior Director of Development must be an exceptional leader who sets high expectations and is passionate about enabling his/her team to meet those expectations.

Skills & Experience:

  • 7+ years of experience in nonprofit fundraising.
  • Demonstrated success managing and forging relationships with multiple funding sources with a proven track record in corporate, foundation and major gift solicitation and cultivation.
  • Proven ability to effectively develop and steward long-term relationships with high net worth individuals.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; ability to effectively manage development communications related to storytelling and advancing the case for support on behalf of the organization. Ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term and trusting
  • Strategic and innovative thinker with ability to manage short-term and long-term plans and goals, with a record of achieving results.
  • Successful in managing a team of staff
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside The Alliance Center.
  • An understanding of and ability to passionately represent concepts of sustainability that advance Planet, People, and
  • Experience working with the board and board committees.
  • Ability to develop and successfully manage a budget.


  • Belief in the importance of sustainability and the integrated bottom line.
  • Effective team worker and welcomes collaboration.
  • Driven by results.
  • Tenacious problem solver.
  • Compelling conversationalist and active listener.
  • Exceptional level of authenticity and integrity.
  • Values diversity, understands equity and strives to be authentically inclusive
  • Articulate public speaker with the ability to think on his/her feet.
  • High standard of discipline.
  • Oriented by a growth mindset in a lean start-up culture.
  • Comfortable relating to diverse people and personalities.
  • Experience with donor database management best Salesforce experience highly preferred.
  • High level of self-awareness, humility, interpersonal skills, and emotional intelligence.

Compensation & Benefits:

This is a full-time salaried, exempt position. Salary is commensurate with experience. The Alliance Center offers a competitive salary along with comprehensive health and wellness benefits and a progressive host of additional benefits including generous paid holidays and paid time off.

The Alliance Center is committed to building an organization that celebrates diversity and embodies inclusivity. We encourage and desire applicants from all backgrounds, ethnicities and walks of life to join our team and help grow a more inclusive sustainability movement that truly serves all people.

The Alliance Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or genetics.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $90,000.00 to $100,000.00 /year


  • Fundraising: 7 years


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