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Stronger families, today & tomorrow.

Parent Possible equips parents with the tools and information to be their child’s most valuable teacher, trainer and mentor in life. We promote and oversee delivery of three proven parent engagement programs, providing access and support, ensuring efficacy and impact, advocating, and collaborating with partners across the state.

In the last several years, Parent Possible has achieved significant growth, both as an organization and in partnerships across the state. Our current budget has a robust portfolio that includes federal grants, foundation funds, and major donations that total $3.2M. We are well-positioned to continue to expand this portfolio through active solicitation, planned giving, and engaging partnerships across the early childhood space in Colorado. At the same time, we as an organization are committed to building a positive work environment that supports our team as whole people. This includes flexibility in work schedules, a learning-mindset culture, and a commitment to staff engagement.

We’re seeking a Development Director to join our team, oversee the organization’s ongoing expansion, and continue to grow our fundraising program. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in grants management, experience with targeted giving campaigns and board engagement, and enthusiasm for telling the story of our successes with partner sites and families all across Colorado.

Overall Fund Development 

  • Support organizational growth and development through the identification and cultivation of funders at both the state and national level.
  • Create, implement, and execute annual fundraising plan to meet fundraising goals.
  • Develop, grow, and support relationships with individual donors, foundations, and government funding partners.
  • Provide vision for an organization-wide development strategy to correspond with grant opportunities and organizational priorities.

Funding Prospecting and Grants Management 

  • Identify new funding opportunities based on program expansion and ongoing organizational need.
  • Produce materials for submission, including drafting LOIs and application materials.
  • Direct the process of grant submissions and reporting, including proactively tracking deadlines.
  • Ensure accurate donor database management and timely donor acknowledgements.
  • Work with the program teams to make sure program updates, required reporting materials, and evaluation insights are communicated to funders in a timely fashion.

Funder Relationship Building 

  • Cultivate relationships with existing funders and develop robust understanding of funding in the early childhood space.
  • Develop and grow relationships with corporate sponsors, both local and national.
  • Coordinate communications and marketing for Parent Possible’s participation in Colorado Gives Day.
  • Follow up with donors through thank yous,  organizational updates, and direct contact.
  • In conjunction with the Executive Director, meet with potential donors to discuss Parent Possible’s work and values.
  • Grow and develop sponsorship opportunities to support Parent Possible’s annual conference.

Leadership & Collaboration 

  • Assist Executive Director and Sr. Director of Operations in the development of the annual budget and annual revenue projections.
  • In partnership with the Executive Director, facilitate the Board of Directors’ Fundraising Committee, including preparing agendas and meeting materials, participating in committee meetings, and following up on next steps with the Board.
  • Measure and analyze results of fundraising initiatives to ensure fundraising goals are accomplished and fundraising campaigns are optimized on an ongoing basis; provide regular reports to Leadership Team and Board.
  • Support Board fundraising efforts, including participation in Colorado Gives Day and corporate donor efforts.


  • 5-7 years’ experience with fundraising, donor development, marketing, or grant writing.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including experience translating program successes for a range of audiences.
  • Experience in grant writing or grants management required; experience with government grants programs preferred.
  • Demonstrated success in growing funding portfolios.
  • Experience with a range of funding types, including foundation funds, corporate sponsorship, and direct solicitation.
  • Ability to articulate the mission and vision of an organization and its successes.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and to assess and change priorities based upon organizational needs.
  • Strategic thinker who communicates professionally and effectively with diverse staff, volunteers, donors, prospects, and community stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and with a high degree of autonomy and a willingness to be proactive in suggesting new directions or perspectives.
  • Experience working with governing boards and committees as development partners.
  • Experience with Salesforce or similar CRM for managing grant applications preferred.
  • Experience in early childhood or familiarity with the needs of early childhood organizations preferred.


  • Starting salary range is $80,000 – $85,000, commensurate with experience.
  • This is a salaried, full-time position with an excellent benefits package, including employer-paid health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, short- and long-term disability coverage, and IRA with 3% employer match from date of hire. Parent Possible also offers paid time off and paid parental leave, paid alternating Fridays off June-August, and a paid holiday office closure from December 24th to January 1st.
  • Parent Possible is committed to professional development for all staff, including a dedicated professional development budget for each staff member and regular opportunities for training and coaching.
    Parent Possible is a hybrid work environment, with staff working predominately remotely. Generally, there are 1-2 required days per month in the office for staff meetings, staff retreats, or other critical team-based work. All staff are awarded a remote work stipend on hire to support the setup of their home office.
  • A fully remote option may be considered for qualified candidates.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until filled. Finalists for the position will be asked to complete a brief performance-related task. All Parent Possible employees must be able to pass a comprehensive background check.
  • Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Candidates may be requested to provide a writing sample as part of the interview process.

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