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Philanthropic Services Specialist

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Philanthropic Services Specialist
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ARVADA,  CO 80003-5459
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  Philanthropic Services Specialist

Since 1975, Community First Foundation has been helping generous donors and innovative nonprofits come together to improve the quality of life and create positive change in Jefferson County, the Denver metropolitan area and beyond. We serve as a connector, partner, collaborator, and resource to fuel the power of community for the greater good. We are proud to use our energy, leadership and trusted stewardship of financial resources to energize giving across our state, strengthen nonprofits, support donors and find new ways to address community needs. For more information, visit

Philanthropic Services Specialist

The Philanthropic Services Specialist’s primary function is to support the organization’s

development functions.


  • Function as part of the Philanthropic Services team that supports the processes and data needs of donor information moves management and other development strategies.
  • Accurately enter and maintain donor, prospect, gift, fund and other associated data and information in the Raiser’s Edge (RE) donor database.
  • Administer gift processing, acknowledgment and reporting based on Foundation policies.
  • Responsible for mapping and documenting internal processes and procedures as they relate to development functions and the RE database.
  • Develop and analyze data, creating written reports for decision-making using RE and prospect software.
  • Provide research on prospective donors, board members and nonprofits using a variety of databases and other online tools.
  • Serve as administrator of National Center for Family Philanthropy, onboard and train new staff and donors, coordinate with departments on incorporating family philanthropy.
  • Responds to donors and other constituent inquiries as appropriate and assists as needed with their philanthropic giving, and in utilizing the Foundation’s online donor platform.
  • Produce mailing lists, gift and other reports for both internal and external uses.
  • Work with the finance team to ensure gift information is entered accurately across systems and any gift reporting requirements are met
  • Train and assist new and existing staff in use of Raiser’s Edge.
  • Generate mailing lists for Foundation staff, and create donor, fund, and grant listings for Community Benefit Report as well as other external publications.
  • Review and troubleshoot processes, offer recommendations for improvement, and implement changes.
  • Participate in the annual budget process and utilize resources in a manner that supports good stewardship.
  • Promote Community First Foundation’s mission and vision and serves as an ambassador in the community.
  • Participate in internal and external meetings as necessary.
  • Participate in duties and functions beyond those described in this role summary as needed.
  • Support Vice President of Philanthropic Services and Director of Philanthropic Services with projects/duties as assigned
  • Assists with special projects and other duties beyond those described above, as needed.


  • Demonstrated proficiency in Raiser’s Edge. Experience in moves management strategies preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree or will consider experience in lieu of a Bachelor's degree.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Possess highly accurate data entry skills.
  • Comfort level with public speaking, training 1:1 and in groups, and presentations.

Technical Competencies:

  • Advanced problem solving skills and abilities.
  • Excellent planning and execution skills.
  • Ability to organize work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with customers/clients.
  • Ability to take personal responsibility for results.
  • Works well in a team environment and committed to shared success.
  • Flexible and adaptable work style.
  • Skills in proofreading, editing, composing, rewriting and reformatting.
  • Excellent grammar skills.

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Support Community First Foundation’s Vision and Mission.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all business/work information.
  • Demonstrate the ability to meet and exceed the reasonable expectations of all constituents and coworkers as defined and communicated by the Foundation.
  • Demonstrate the ability to function successfully in a team environment.
  • Accept responsibility for continuous quality improvement and cost management.
  • Remain flexible in all aspects of work-related actions.
  • Promote and adhere to all Foundation policies and practices.

Community First Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer