Director of Development



The Director of Development is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of Homeward Pikes Peak’s fundraising, including grant writing, individual donor giving, corporate solicitations, and special event coordination.  The director works closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Director in all development and fundraising efforts.


 Grant Support and Corporate Sponsorship

  • Research private, public, and corporate grant and sponsorship possibilities
  • Coordinate all internal activities and prepare applications (write applications) to private foundations, public institutions and corporations.
  • Track incoming grants and sponsorships and coordinate with finance on proper recording and program staff for proper documentation and reporting timelines.
  • Track grant awards and reports and coordinate and write reports to funders.

 Individual Donor Stewardship

  • Manage the donor/contacts database and compile and maintain mailing lists related to fundraising.
  • Support fundraising research activities and generate development reports from database (sponsors, major donors, individuals, lapsed donor, etc.)
  • Prepare for individual and corporate donor meetings, including donor profile, donor research and meeting preparation.
  • Coordinate gift acknowledgement letters, Thank You notes, New Donor letters, Anniversary Cards and make Thank You calls, etc.

Special Events Management and Donor Engagement

  • Oversee coordination of special events (approximately one per year with multiple small engagement events per year) including event planning, logistics, budgeting, marketing, execution, and communication.
  • Solicit sponsorship and revenue generating aspects of events.
  • Solicit vendor discounts and in-kind donations across all departments for various needs.
  • Coordinate with internal leaders on donor cultivation and donor experience at special events.


  • Provide professional assistance and interaction with donors (via phone, computer and face-to-face)
  • Maintain print and digital donor communication materials and inventory of general Development team supplies.
  • Maintain the data entry and use, reporting from a donor database.
  • Answer general Development phone inquiries.
  • Oversee Social Media for HPP and maintain consistent messaging and voice.
  • Answer and coordinate all gift in-kind donation inquiries to ensure proper delivery and appropriate recognition.
  • Assist with generation of marketing materials, newsletters, etc.


  • Must embrace the mission of Homeward Pikes Peak
  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills.
  • Have knowledge and experience in fund raising techniques, particularly major gift fundraising.
  • Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members and other volunteers.
  • Have the desire to get out of the office and build external relationships.
  • Be a “self-starter” and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls.
  • Be organized and exhibit “follow through” on tasks and goals.
  • Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability.
  • Flexibility to work longer hours, evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Ability to lift30 lbs. and perform physical activities which are common with event management.
  • A bachelor’s degree.
  • 5 years minimum experience in professional fundraising.
  • Moderate to high level of expertise with Microsoft Office products
  • A valid drivers’ license and proof of auto insurance and clean driving record


Competitive salary commensurate with experience ranges from $60,000-$70,000. All fulltime employees are offered health benefits along with regular paid vacation and sick leave.  HPP offers paid vacation, and sick leave for part-time, regular employees.  Other benefits may include medical, vision and dental insurance that the employee may select at one-half the cost of the monthly premium. Additionally, short term disability, accidental death and dismemberment and life insurance, and EAP is provided at no cost to the employee. Participation in 401K is also offered.

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Homeward Pikes Peak is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Homeward Pikes Peak makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.