Development Officer – Annual Support

Salary: $57,000-$63,000
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Vail Valley, CO
Publish Date: Posted May 9, 2024
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Title: Development Officer – Annual Support
Department: Advancement
Location: Office Based, Occasional Remote Work, Frequent Travel
Reports To: Director of Annual Support
Status: Full-time, Year-round
Classification: Exempt
Schedule: Weekdays, Weekends, Evenings, Holidays
Hours: 40

The Development Officer – Annual Support will further the mission of Roundup River Ranch by implementing diverse strategies of stewardship, cultivation, and solicitation. Working closely with the Director of Annual Support, this individual will create strategies for retention and attrition with both the grassroots and annual giving portfolios. The Development Officer – Annual Support is responsible for a fundraising portfolio. These strategies include special events, sponsorships, individual giving, and other fundraising opportunities that meet the philanthropic goals of our community of supporters.


  • Develop fundraising strategies that target annual gift giving commitments through management of two portfolios: grassroots and annual giving.
  • Achieve annual revenue targets through developing and supporting Annual Giving strategies which include but are not limited to appeals, cultivation events and third-party events. Engagement with individual donors is also expected.
  • Collaborate with other Development team members to ensure appropriate donor giving category placement.
  • Maintain timely and detailed records of donor and prospect activity in Raisers Edge database.
  • Grow annual giving and grassroots portfolios by engaging in extensive donor solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship activities.
  • Support on-site preparation and execution of stewardship, cultivation, and signature events, including support with our Raise A Little Hell Club events.
  • Follow a moves management process to steward donors, cultivate relationships, and solicit to reach revenue goals.
  • Demonstrate consistent weekly donor contacts and touch points activity.
  • Develop strategies for mailings, ‘thank you’ phone calls, appeals and other direct support of donors.
  • Work in collaboration with Marketing to fulfill of donor partnerships.
  • Actively participate and contribute towards development team meetings and discussions.
  • Act as an ambassador for the organization to identify, cultivate and steward new prospective donors and individuals to support the Roundup River Ranch mission by giving, volunteerism, or in-kind donations.
  • Follow stewardship plan and continue to evolve a communication plan for grassroots in partnership with Marketing.
  • Support on-site preparation and execution of stewardship, cultivation, and signature events.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to cultivate relationships through articulating the mission and vision of Roundup River Ranch and engaging donors in a philanthropic process.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills required.
    Focuses on the highest level of attention to detail in all aspects of work and communications.
  • Flexibility and willingness to assume new tasks and special projects.
    Ability to work independently, prioritize, adhere to deadlines, and follow through on completion of tasks.
  • Ability to be successful in a collaborative environment and adhere to an appropriate degree of poise, diplomacy and tact when interacting with internal and external constituents.
  • Demonstrates the Guideposts in all aspects of work.


  • At least 2 years intermediate level administrative, sales or fundraising experience
  • Intermediate to advanced experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) and exposure to relational databases. Experience with Raiser’s Edge NXT, donor database, is highly desirable
  • Ability and willingness to travel periodically between Eagle County, Denver, Front Range and other locations to support business needs
  • Ability and willingness to work occasional weekends and evenings to support cultivation events and other social engagements
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required

The scope of the job and responsibilities outlined in this document are not exhaustive and may change based upon the needs of the business. This job description is not intended to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. This is a general outline of duties, responsibilities, and activities, which may change at any time with or without notice and at the sole discretion of Roundup River Ranch.

RRR1M: At Roundup River Ranch, we believe in fostering a mission-centered culture. To demonstrate that we are all supporting the incredible, and purposeful mission of Roundup River Ranch, every employee participates in organization-wide efforts. Included in all position job description responsibilities is the agreement of “other duties as assigned”; we agree to partner in being our mission’s greatest contributors by completing tasks or assignments that may fall outside the typical job description. Examples of this include but are not limited to community ambassadorship, camp program and donor cultivation event engagement and support, supporting annual opening and closing of our campsite, supporting present operational needs, and/or being a positive role model for stakeholders by exemplifying care and investment in organizational outcomes and successes. Not only is this engagement supportive of achieving and contributing to organizational goals, it provides an essential opportunity for meaningful, personal connection with our Mission and helps define what it means to be “All In” as a Roundup River Ranch employee.

This job description indicates the minimum qualifications and level of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities deemed necessary to perform the job competently. Completing and signing this acknowledgement indicates your understanding of the requirements, essential functions, and expectations set forth in the job description provided for the position.

Job Benefits

  • Education / Training
  • Employee Recognition Program
  • Health Insurance
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Retirement
  • Ski Pass
  • Wellness

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