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8 May 2017

Operations Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

Denver Public Schools Foundation

Job Description


Denver Public Schools Foundation (DPS Foundation) generates resources, builds relationships and champions Denver Public Schools (DPS) and public education to impact system-wide achievement in support of DPS’ bold and ambitious goal to ensure Every Child Succeeds. Building on our strong history and close alignment with DPS, DPS Foundation is aggressively accelerating our role in service to DPS and the more than 90,000 students served. DPS Foundation facilitates support from individuals, corporations and foundations to advance the five priority goals of the Denver Plan 2020. In partnership with the Superintendent, DPS leadership and the broader community, DPS Foundation is guided by our own strategic plan aligned to DPS. For more information, please visit


The Vice President of Strategic Initiatives is a new position, reporting directly to the President/CEO. This exciting opportunity is intended to strengthen DPS Foundation’s position as a strategic funding partner to Denver Public Schools. The Vice President of Strategic Initiatives will work closely between DPS and DPS Foundation to identify and cultivate funding initiatives aligned to the highest priorities of each organization. As a key member of Denver Public Schools Foundation’s executive team, this individual will actively participate in strategic decision-making.

The Vice President of Strategic Initiatives will design and execute comprehensive development programs to support the long-term vision and annual fundraising goals of DPS Foundation. This skilled and visionary leader must be highly adept in fund development and have a proven track record of balancing a holistic fundraising strategy with tactical execution. This leader must develop new and creative funding initiatives while building on DPS Foundation’s past success.

He/she thrives as an energetic, positive and organized multi-tasker who is able to strategically manage and lead a development team as well as manage a myriad of initiatives in a fast-paced and collaborative environment.

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Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Operations.

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