Philanthropy Officer for Grants and Corporate Giving in Denver, CO at Mental Health Center of Denver

Date Posted: 7/10/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Philanthropy Officer for Grants and Corporate Giving:

The Mental Health Center of Denver is seeking a fundraising professional attuned to philanthropic giving and grant development.  .  Bring your creative energy to crafting successful proposals that engage philanthropists to support our mission to advance well-being across our community.Join our dynamic development team committed to a culture of philanthropy building on our reputation as the national leader in how mental health care is designed and delivered.

A top workplace for six years in a row, Mental Health Center of Denver promotes personal and professional growth focusing on well-being. MHCD provides an exceptional benefits package including health, vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, and employer paid life, short & long-term disability, EAP, RTD-EcoPass, and paid time off. Excellent Benefits.

Job Requirements

Position Summary:

Mental Health Center of Denver is seeking an experienced not-for-profit professional who will flourish in a work environment where strengths and well-being are celebrated. Collaborating with diverse staff from throughout the organization and the community, the Philanthropy Officer will advance the Mental Health Center of Denver’s culture of philanthropy by coordinating a strategic approach to grant development and corporate giving opportunities for program and infrastructure needs. The Philanthropy Officer will create and facilitate opportunities for foundations, corporations and governmental entities to invest in the mission of the Mental Health Center of Denver.

Salary Range: $65,000/yr - $75,000/yr.

Essential Job Functions:

Grants Development and Grants Management

    • Develop and manage local and national foundation relationships.
    • Coordinate search for Federal, State, local, corporate and foundation grant funding opportunities that are consistent with the organization’s mission and funding priorities identified by program managers and executive staff.
    • Oversee and/or coordinate the development of grant proposals consistent with the guidelines established by the grantor and organization.
    • Establish and manage project timelines for development and submission of grant applications and progress reports to ensure timely submission.
    • Utilize, enhance and maintain SharePoint to track all new awards, renewal cycles, and progress reporting deadlines.

Corporate Outreach and Stewardship

    • Cultivate, manage and track relationships with businesses, corporations, key internal and community stakeholders.
    • Secure and steward sponsorships and grant opportunities with entities interested in investing in our mission.
    • Promote community impact investing through relationship building with organizations that are interested in investing and yielding a return in areas that improve the Denver community and the lives of the people we serve.
    • Oversee and grow community relationship building and staff ambassador programs (e.g. Rotary International, Chambers of Commerce) engaging in participation and promotion of the Mental Health Center of Denver
    • Promote and coordinate integration of Mental Health First Aid programs within corporate, civic and faith-based organizations.

Education:      Minimum BA / BS in not-for-profit management, business administration, behavioral health, human services, social sciences, public health or healthcare-related discipline. Master’s degree strongly preferred.

Minimum of 5 years’ experience in:

    • Proposal writing in not for profit or human services setting
    • Collaborative project planning and implementation efforts
    • Electronic submission of grant applications
    • Leading the design, development and delivery of training programs preferred
    • Coordinating or providing technical assistance preferred


    • Strong project management skills
    • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills including grammar, punctuation and spelling
    • Ability to identify with and engage diverse groups of people in a multi-cultural setting
    • Demonstrated ability to build partnerships within and between organizations
    • Demonstrated expertise with SharePoint, MSWord, Adobe Acrobat, MSExcel, and technologies for document management

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for coordinating and supervising grant writing consultants, AmeriCorps volunteers, and project management with other MHCD managers and staff

MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT TO BE USED:  Computers; calculators, fax machines, copiers, scanners, and telephone equipment.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching.  May require lifting up to 50 pounds.   Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, the telephone and other office and/or clinical equipment.

TYPICAL MENTAL DEMANDS: Ability to give, receive and analyze information, formulate work plans, prepare written materials and articulate goals and action plans. Must understand people from all walks of life and be able to communicate effectively with them.

WORKING CONDITIONS: May require occasional evening, weekend or on-call hours.