Peak Vista Director of Development in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Title:Director of Development


Locations:3205 N. Academy

Category:Manager / Professional


Peak Vista Community Health Centers is a non-profit healthcare organization whose mission is to provide exceptional healthcare to people facing access barriers. We provide primary care services (medical, dental and behavioral healthcare) through 27 outpatient health centers in El Paso, Teller, Lincoln, Adams, Elbert and Kit Carson counties. We deliver care with our strong “Hospitality” culture. Our organization has over 850 employees and serves over 92,000 patients in the Pikes Peak and East Central Plains region. Peak Vista is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC).

Job Summary (Essential Functions)

The Director of Development is a seasoned, professional fund raiser who can move the hearts of donors to contribute to Peak Vista’s annual campaigns and appeals for philanthropic support.

The Director of Development builds, engages, and retains a growing individual donor base that provides annual support to advance Peak Vista’s mission, and work in the various communities Peak Vista serves. The position requires exceptional planning, organizational, and management skills. Technical skills include the ability to manage a robust constituent database; track, analyze, and plan around various giving trends; and chart courses for Peak Vista based on those trends and the principles of donor development. The position requires strong writing, internet and social media skills. The Director of Development leads a comprehensive fund development program, develops and implements plans, and makes quick, on-the-ground adjustments to capitalize on unique opportunities as circumstances warrant. Strong interpersonal and public speaking skills are required. The Director of Development secures gifts from individuals and businesses through direct, in-person solicitations.

This Director of Development is responsible for:

  • Developing, implementing, and managing strategies, plans, and programs for raising charitable contributions for Peak Vista.

  • Developing and conducting capital fund drives.

  • Coordinating the Breakfast of Champions Annual Signature Event, to include, but not limited to, planning and arranging for keynote speakers, the agenda, pre-event mailings, and kickoff events; soliciting and procuring event sponsors; procuring table sponsors; creating promotional and event materials, and selling individual tickets.

  • Promoting and advancing the Legacy of Care Circle Deferred Giving Program by recruiting new Legacy of Care Circle Members.

  • Coordinating and managing the donor stewardship program.

  • Preparing quarterly newsletters.

  • Developing specific fundraising campaigns and appeals for special projects.

  • Creating effective campaign cases, messages and appeals.

  • Performing related and ‘other duties’ as assigned.

  • Community networking and relationship building with potential donors.

  • Working collaboratively and effectively with the Director of Public Affairs, the Director of Communication, and the senior executive team of Peak Vista.\

Oversight Responsibilities:

The position reports to the Executive Vice President, and exercises oversight of the assigned Administrative Program Coordinator.

Key Internal Relationships:

Finance, Public Affairs, Communications, Logistics, Community Relations, Eteam.

Experience Required/Preferred:

  • Minimum 3 years of demonstrated experience developing and conducting successful fundraising campaigns for not for profit organizations, and/or sales and marketing campaigns in the business sector required. Ten years of stated experience preferred.

  • Ability to express ideas clearly, effectively, and persuasively, both orally and in writing.

  • Demonstrated ability to quickly build and maintain strong community relationships and/or business and professional networks.

  • Strong research, analysis and critical thinking skills.

  • Ability to prepare and present effective public communications (written and verbal).

  • Ability to cold call upon prospective donors and ask for contributions with a track record of doing same.

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Business, or equivalent experience in grant writing, fundraising, research and/or non-profit administration.

  • Ability to work within the Microsoft Office Suite is required.

  • Experience with Donor Perfect software preferred.

  • An established network of local business and community relationships is highly desirable.

  • Knowledge of basic deferred giving and charitable planning strategies.

Other Qualifications:

  • Strong project management skills

  • Demonstrated ability with innovative process development.

  • Highly organized with an ability to effectively maneuver between multiple program planning demands.

  • Ability to remain controlled and effective during fast-paced, stressful situations

  • Ability to portray a positive example to employees

  • Executive level presence and a professional demeanor.

Supervision Received: Executive Vice President

Supervision Exercised: Direct supervision to the Development Assistant and Development Coordinator.

*Successful candidates will need to complete pre-employment screening; which includes, but is not limited to a Criminal Background check.