Tri-Lakes Cares Development Manager

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter, resume, references and writing sample of a proposal to, with “Development Manager Posting” I the subject line.

Tri-Lakes Cares Job Description

Job Title: Development Manager

Please note this position is a Full-Time position, but will start at 20 hours a week while the current Development Manager assists with training. Once the new hire has some time in the position it will transition to Full-Time position. Call for more details.

Summary of Function

Full-Time manager responsible for the proposal writing efforts of Tri-Lakes Cares, who also works closely with the Executive Director on development activities.  Responsible for growing the support from individuals, businesses and corporate contributors as well as maintaining the donor database.

Essential Job Functions

  • Develop and maintain fundraising action plan
  • Ensure proposals are written in a professional and timely manner
  • Review all proposals with Executive Director prior to submission
  •  Works closely with staff to gain statistics used in proposals
  •  Responsible for grant income to meet or exceed the budget
  • Become well informed as to the daily operations, needs and challenges of TLC
  • Prospect for new grants that we may apply to
  • Manage all aspects of annual giving campaign, including the creation and production of direct mail and online appeals while meeting budget goals
  • Develop and manage online giving campaigns
  • Ensure excellent stewardship for all donors
  • Observe and recommend new tracking opportunities for TLC to gain additional statistics
  • Oversee and promote employer matching contributions that our volunteers and donors can take advantage of
  • Maintain accurate and updated files of TLC’s granting efforts
  • Prepare all tracking forms and follow up paperwork for all grants
  • Manage the acknowledgment process and oversee the creation of all acknowledgments
  • Present to various organizations and groups about Tri-Lakes Care and attend award ceremonies in which grants are dispersed
  • Fills in for Executive Director or fellow team members as needed

Other Duties

  • Serves on internal committees
  • Submit monthly board reports to the Executive Director the first week of the month for inclusion in the board report
  • Submit invoices for payments when due
  • Performs related work as required by Executive Director

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Knowledge of all Tri-Lakes Cares Programs
  • Knowledge of the Colorado Common Grant Application
  • Self-starter and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team-oriented, capable of working with a wide range of people as well as autonomously
  • Ability to use discretion working with sensitive donor and financial information
  • Strong research and organizational skills
  • Organizational skills to coordinate all grant deadlines
  • Written and oral communication skills to work with all publics
  • Ability to respond appropriately to sudden needs and unexpected emergencies
  • Computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to write in a professional manner


  • Minimum High School Diploma
  • Experience working with a non-profit organization preferred
  • Experience writing federal, state and private foundation grants
  • Minimum of two years of progressive experience and proven record of success in fundraising
  • Good credit score
  • Professional appearance
  • Desire to “give back” to the community
  • Flexible schedule

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to speak and understand Spanish at a conversational level
  • College degree preferred

Position May Include the following

  • Other duties assigned by the Executive Director
  • Attendance at granting seminars and info sessions
  • Occasional work at special events
  • Organizational Relationships
  • Reports to: Executive Director of Tri-Lakes Cares

Physical Demands

The work is mostly sedentary with periods of light physical activity. Typical positions require workers to sit for long periods with occasional walking; lift and carry up to 50 pounds, climb stairs, bend reach, hold, grasp and turn objects; and use fingers to operate computer keyboards or other mechanical devices. The work requires the ability to speak normally and to use normal or aided vision and hearing.

FLSA Status

  • Non-Exempt

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