The Phoenix
  • Denver, CO, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

403(b) retirement plan; paid time off (vacation/ sick days/ skill enhancement days); medical, dental, and vision plans


The Phoenix is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster a supportive, physically active community for individuals who are recovering from a substance use disorder and for those who choose to live sober. By participating in our physical, social and educational programs, participants build confidence, self-respect, and community. Activities offered include CrossFit, climbing, hiking, boxing, running, yoga, road & mountain biking, and strength training. Through traditional fundraising strategies and revenue generating ventures, Phoenix is able to provide free programs for anyone with 48 hours of sobriety. The Phoenix currently operates in 19 states.



This Colorado Development Coordinator will work with the National Director of Development to implement a strategic growth strategy that expands and ensures sustainability of Phoenix programs in Colorado. Priority will be given to individuals who have a track record of raising funds through relationships with high net worth donors. This position is based in either Colorado Springs or Denver, CO. A personal connection to The Phoenix Mission is preferred but not required.



  • Develop a comprehensive fundraising strategy including private donations, government and foundation grants, corporate sponsorships, and revenue-generating models to ensure sustainability and targeted growth within the region
  • Work closely with the Colorado Director of Programs & Partnerships and the Development Team to identify local development goals
  • Identify and cultivate relationships with local foundation representatives
  • Plan and coordinate local fundraising events and campaigns
  • Cultivate and maintain positive relationships with high-value donors, elected officials, and media outlets
  • Research and pursue mutually beneficial arrangements with the business community, including corporate sponsorships
  • Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to identify new funders
  • Develop, submit and oversee all aspects of local grant tracking, timelines, and reports
  • Manage all donor relations, including maintaining accurate donation data and acknowledging gifts
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Evening and weekend hours required as needed
  • Must be able to travel for meetings as necessary



  • 1-2 years experience with non-profit development, fundraising and/or-grant-writing
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Possess excellent organizational and communication skills, professionalism, and the ability to quickly adapt to change
  • Ability to use standard office equipment, computer equipment, and proficient with software including word processing, spreadsheet applications and email
  • Salesforce or other CRM experience is preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to people from all walks of life
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, humility, and integrity
  • Lived experience as a peer in recovery preferred
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