The Museum of Boulder

Donor Engagement Manager

Organization: The Museum of Boulder

Position: Donor Engagement Manager

Pay Range: $75,000-$83,000/yr.

The Position:

The Museum of Boulder is seeking a Donor Engagement Manager. This person’s highest priority and responsibility will be achieving a significant annual fundraising goal developed collaboratively with the Museum’s leadership. This Manager will engage individuals, corporations, regional businesses, and other entities on behalf of the Museum.

We are looking for a seasoned professional with a demonstrated history of successfully developing relationships and raising major gifts from the Boulder and metro Denver community. The Donor Engagement Manager will play a critical role in increasing donor support and will act as an ambassador for the Museum of Boulder across the region. Museum or other cultural organization experience is ideal, but not required.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities will include:

Cultivate and steward relationships with existing donors to increase overall retention and giving levels
Identify new, potentially significant individual, corporate, and foundation donors
Initiate face-to-face solicitations with donors and other funders in coordination with the Executive Director
Work with the Executive Director and Board members to refine the Museum’s development strategy
Manage relationships between donors and others on the Board and Staff
Oversee the annual appeal campaign
Work with the Executive Director and select Board members to create the Museum’s first planned giving program
Create and maintain a portfolio of major gift prospects and current donors capable of increased giving
Collaborate with Staff to relaunch the sustaining gift campaign
Meet frequently with the Board, Executive, and Finance Committees

The Museum has a small staff, drive full time and seven part time members. Administrative support is limited and team collaboration is essential.


  • Six or more years of proven professional nonprofit experience developing and implementing a major gifts program as part of broader successful fundraising efforts
  • Established record of networking with community stakeholders, businesses and leaders in the Boulder and metro Denver region
  • Demonstrated success in creating, managing, and strengthening relationships with multiple donor sources
  • Knowledge of a broad base of fundraising principles and best practices for ethical fundraising
  • Excellent writing, speaking, organizational, and presentation skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a team, as projects require
  • Positive attitude and enjoyment of working with a range of stakeholders, including community leaders, high-level corporate, and government officials
  • Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends, as events and deadlines require
  • Valid driver’s license/identification and the use of a personal vehicle
    Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree or fundraising certification preferred

Work Environment:

The Museum of Boulder strives to provide a work environment that encourages professional excellence, fosters productive and cooperative working relationships, and is conducive to the personal and professional growth of its employees.

  • Each employee demonstrates a commitment to the mission, vision, and values of the Museum.
  • Each employee is a valued member of a team that works together to provide quality products, services and commits to abide by the Museum’s Team Value and Expectations.
  • This position operates both in a large museum and gallery space, as well as in a professional office environment. The Museum follows all current recommended public health guidance regarding COVID-19 and encourages, but does not require the public to mask. All current staff are fully vaccinated.
  • Travel to other sites in the Boulder or Denver Metro region may be required.
  • The Museum is a smoke and drug free environment.
  • The Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Decisions and criteria governing the employment relation with all employees and contractors are made in a non-discriminatory manner, without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, citizenship status, military service, marital status, handicap, disability, or other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state or local statues.

Job Classification and Compensation:

The Donor Engagement Manager will serve as a full time employee reporting to the Executive Director. Competitive salary will be commensurate with experience (range of $75,000 – $83,000 for full time). Benefits include: paid vacation and sick leave, monthly contribution towards health care coverage and a monthly retirement contribution after one year of service.


Please send a cover letter and resume to At least four references will be requested following an interview.