Job Description: 

Association Mission and Values

The Colorado Chautauqua Association (CCA) is a 501(c)3 Colorado non-profit corporation dedicated to preserving, perpetuating and improving the site and spirit of the historic Chautauqua by enhancing its community and values through cultural, educational, social and recreational experiences.   The Chautauqua experience is based on lifelong learning, love of nature, voluntary simplicity, and music, oration and the arts. Historic significance, traditions, cultural relevance, respite and enrichment are among the community benefits provided by the Colorado Chautauqua.

Position Overview

The Development Coordinator is a year-round, part-time (20 hours per week), non-exempt position.  The Development Coordinator reports to the Marketing and Development Manager and is responsible for providing support in the administration of all membership and development efforts on behalf of the Colorado Chautauqua Association (CCA).  Some evening and weekend work will be required in meeting position responsibilities.  For emergency and inclement weather reporting purposes this position is non-essential.

Areas of Responsibility

Below is a sample of duties and responsibilities assumed by the Development Coordinator (please see full position description at, “career” page):

  • Assists Marketing and Development Manager with all fundraising strategies and tactics regarding individual and major donors, planned giving, membership, etc.
  • Assists with the preparation of sponsorship benefits packages and sponsorship solicitation in coordination with the Marketing and Development Manager
  • Responsible for maintaining the integrity of CCA’s member, donor and VIP records, receipts, acknowledgement and other member and donor communication templates within CRM software
  • Responsible for coordinating the member and donor renewal and recruitment processes and delivering exceptional customer satisfaction.
  • Processes incoming monetary gifts with proper designations, restrictions, cross-references, etc.
  • Ensures donor gift fulfillment and tracking
  • Creates and provides donor reports as required
  • Work with team to develop and write grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations
  • Communicate CCA’s mission and programs to potentials funders
  • Coordinate communications and maintain relationships with foundation contacts and program officers

Evening and weekend work is required in meeting position responsibilities. For emergency and inclement weather reporting purposes as it relates to public programs, this position is essential.

  • Minimum 2+years previous experience in general marketing and development, database management, inside sales and/or customer service experience preferred.
  • Experience assisting in grant writing process, e.g. developing, organizing, writing and submitting of grants, Non-profit a plus.
  • Project management experience
  • Experienced researcher
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • AudienceView ticketing software experience a plus
  • Associate and/or bachelor's degree preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with strong attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen well
  • Strong decision-making skills
  • Works effectively with team members
  • Ability to function efficiently and amiably in a fast paced, complex and demanding customer service environment
  • Comfortable with a fast-moving, dynamic environment
  • Desire and ability to learn quickly
  • Possess strong service, support and detail orientation
  • Ability to work in an open workspace environment
How To Apply

Please visit CCA’s career page at for full position description and complete list of requirements.

To Apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to:

Marah Bradley

Payroll & Human Resources Assistant

No Phone calls please.

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