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🔗Development Manager

  • Full Time
  • Morrison, CO, USA (preferable; work from home some days)
  • $55,000 - $65,000 USD / Year
  • August 31, 2022
  • Department: Administrative: Development and Fundraising
  • Job Summary: The Development Manager will work alongside the Executive Director to build a sustainable, robust fundraising program supporting HistoriCorps’ education-based mission throughout the country.
  • Job Qualifications:

    Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Nonprofit Management, Marketing, Communications, or closely related field, or equivalent professional experience;
    • Minimum three years of experience in development/fundraising for small- to medium-sized nonprofits;
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication, interpersonal and management skills;
    • Experience with email creation software and/or electronic mass communication platforms;
    • Experience with WordPress or similar CMS platforms;
    • Experience with Salesforce or similar CRM systems;
    • Skilled with Microsoft Office, especially Word, Teams, and Excel;
    • Ability to work to deadlines and handle multiple priorities;
    • Compliance with HistoriCorps vaccine requirement which states that all staff are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, unless an approved religious or medical exemption has been provided.

    Desired Qualifications: 

    • Ability to work out of HistoriCorps’ headquarters at the historic Red Rocks CCC Camp in Morrison, Colorado, though remote work is an option;
    • Previous experience with nonprofits and/or service organizations, especially those that perform work on public lands, as a volunteer or staff member;
    • Experience being a nonprofit Board member, and/or experience working closely with nonprofit Boards;
    • Experience managing vendors, contractors, and clients;
    • Personal interest and enthusiasm for both teaching and learning from colleagues in different departments. Team-oriented work style with initiative, determination, flexibility, resiliency, and a sense of humor;
    • Willingness and ability to travel nationwide (valid driver’s license and insurance required);
    • Experience traveling and camping in remote locations.
  • How to Apply:

    Please submit a cover letter (one-page maximum) that describes the reasons for your interest in the Development Manager position and a descriptive resume tailored to the position description and requirements.

    Submit all materials via email to: Liz Rice, Director of Workforce Engagement at, Subject line: Development Manager Position.

  • Job benefits: In addition to salary listed above, this position offers benefits such as access to health insurance, a flexible work schedule, disability, access to a 403(b), and PTO. The office closes in recognition of most Federal holidays.
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: See above
  • Contact Name: Liz Rice
  • Application Email:

Website HistoriCorps

HistoriCorps® is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster a preservation ethic by engaging volunteers in saving historic places. We partner with federal, state, and local land management agencies to provide educational and outdoor opportunities, inspiring in our participants a lifelong commitment to the stewardship of our historic resources and public lands. From our Morrison, CO headquarters, we coordinate and instruct projects across every region of the United States.

The Development Manager’s role is vital to HistoriCorps’ mission and our ability to meet continuing financial obligations. This position will develop and implement fundraising strategies that strengthen the connection between HistoriCorps and its stakeholders, donors, and supporters while building new partnerships and programs to expand awareness of the organization and reach new audiences.

As a member of HistoriCorps’ administrative team, the Development Manager will work closely with the Executive Director, Chair of the Board of Directors, and the Director of Workforce Engagement and Communications to develop and provide strategic direction for HistoriCorps’ development efforts as outlined in the 2020 Strategic Plan, while responding to opportunities and changing needs among partners and target audiences. It is hoped the Development Manager can start by October 2022.


The Development Manager’s duties include but are not limited to:

Donor Management and Stewardship:

  • Work with Executive Director to develop short-term and long-term fundraising strategies to meet organizational needs in line with HistoriCorps’ strategic plan identifying 1 year, 5 year, and 10-year goals;
  • Set annual monetary fundraising goals to be included in yearly HistoriCorps budget approved by Board of Directors;
  • Manage traditional donor engagement methods such as quarterly appeals, year-end giving campaigns, and special fundraising events
  • Utilize existing CRM system to identify, cultivate, and build community of individual donors and corporate sponsors, as well as identify new partnerships for future development growth;
  • Collaborate with the Communications team to ensure consistent development messaging across HistoriCorps’s marketing and communications channels.

Leadership and Culture:

  • Contribute to building a cooperative culture of fundraising within the organization, including the Board of Directors;
  • Develop innovative ways to increase outreach to prospective donors by collaborating with staff, participating in related community events and initiatives, and building relevant partnerships;
  • Prepare leadership and staff members for donor interactions and meetings;
  • Provide support for HistoriCorps’ initiatives and events, including hands-on projects, and be an excellent brand ambassador;
  • Dedication to equity and inclusion, appreciating others for the value their unique experiences and perspectives bring to the organization.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Willingness to step out of one’s position description to support organizational functions, such as Field Staff Training, including the ability to work occasional nights, weekends, and off-site as required.
  • Presenting or speaking at events related to development, as necessary
  • A willingness to get the job done and help where needed. This might include filling out organizational paperwork or participating in hands-on preservation projects in remote locations – which we think is the best perk of the job!
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