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23 May 2018

Operations Vice President of Strategy & Development


Job Description

Denver Public Schools Foundation believes our city is strengthened by every student who graduates ready to lead a successful life. As the strategic fundraising partner to DPS, we work alongside district leaders and educators to advocate for the highest impact investments and galvanize the philanthropic and community support necessary to ensure Every Child Succeeds. Every day, DPS Foundation invests in accelerating progress for our schools and students; connects the community to our classrooms; and inspires confidence in the promise of public education for DPS’s more than 92,000 students and nearly 200 schools.

The Vice President of Strategy & Development reports 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. He/She 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 Strategy & Development 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 record of accomplishment 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.

How to Apply

Please send cover letter, resume and salary expectations to To ensure your submission is considered, please include Vice President of Strategy & Development in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Position is open for immediate hire and will be open until filled. DPS Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages qualified, diverse candidates to apply.

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

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