Job Opening: Development and Communications Coordinator

Do you:

–          Love meeting new people?
–          Enjoy having some recurring daily, weekly, and monthly tasks?
–          Like to play around with different digital tools?
–          Want flexibility with your work schedule?
–          Look forward to having face-to-face conversations with potential donors?
–          Support the LGBTQ community in Colorado?
–          Have active social media accounts with daily content?
–          Manage multiple tasks and priorities at once?
–          Appreciate connecting people to causes they are passionate about?

One Colorado, the state’s leading advocacy organization for LGBTQ Coloradans and their families, is accepting applications for our Development and Communications Coordinator.  The Development and Communications Coordinator is a new position that will work with the Development Manager as part of the Development Team, and will also provide digital communications support to the organization. 

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Sheena Kadi, Deputy Director, at Please use your cover letter to communicate why you are excited to work at One Colorado and highlight any experience you have working with nonprofits, political or issue campaigns, fundraising or development, or digital communications. Priority will be given to applications received by Friday, August 9th, but applications will be accepted until position is filled. 

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

While these are not requirements for applicants, these are the nice-to-have things that would help fill out our current team. So, if you possess any of these skills or experience, be sure to highlight them in your cover letter as well. 

Photoshop/InDesign experience
Grant Writing experience
Individual donor relations experience
Corporate giving
Donor/Funder prospecting and research
Event planning experience
Understanding of 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 organizations

POSITION TITLE: Development and Communications Coordinator

REPORTING TO: Development Manager

LOCATION: Our office is located at 1490 N Lafayette, Suite 304, Denver, CO 80218.

STARTING DATE: Monday, September 9th, 2019 is the earliest the first day would be. However, we are committed to finding the right person to join our team, and will extend the start date if necessary. 

COMPENSATION: Salary range is low-mid forties with a full benefits package with medical, dental, retirement plan with partial employer match, generous time-off benefits, and cell phone reimbursement.

The One Colorado Development and Communications Coordinator will:

Development (55%)
–        Coordinate the use of our donor and donor prospect database, including entering, tracking, and acknowledging all donations, in Salsa CRM;
–        Assist with planning and execution of donor events;
–        Conduct donor prospect research to support the Development Team, Executive Director and Board;
–        Develop and maintain relationships with prospective donors, community partners, and elected officials;
–        Provide grant writing/reporting support;
–        Manage the production of development collateral, including appeals and print and online communications with donors. Develop, write, and solicit content.

Communications (35%)
–        Track all daily earned media coverage for the organization;
–        Manage all One Colorado social media accounts on multiple platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat;
–        Proofread and schedule all One Colorado external emails using Salsa Engage;
–        Draft press statements, media advisories, and press releases;
–        Create graphics using Snappa, Canva, or other graphic design tools.

Administrative (10%)
–        Provide administrative support to the Executive Director, including scheduling;
–        Meet daily, weekly, and monthly reporting deadlines;
–        Other duties as assigned.

The One Colorado Development and Communications Coordinator must also be self-motivated and outgoing, with strong verbal and writing skills. They must be able to keep composure in a stressful environment and possess the ability to juggle multiple priorities and projects and meet deadlines under pressure. They must have a desire to learn on the job and meet any challenge with a positive attitude with the ability to hold themselves and others accountable for reaching goals. Finally, they must be committed to advancing the rights and protections for LGBTQ Coloradans and their families. 

Applicants must have reliable transportation, with the expectation of in-state travel 5-10 days a month.

One Colorado Education Fund is an aggressive advocate of inclusivity and welcomes applications from all, particularly from people of color, women, LGBTQ people, immigrants or refugees, people with disabilities, veterans, and people from low- or moderate-income backgrounds.

One Colorado Education Fund is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight disability status, veteran status, military obligations, marital status, political party affiliation, or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable federal, state, or local law.