CohoUS hiring Fundraising Development Professional
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Date: Mon, 17 May 2021 16:09:04 -0700 (PDT)
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From: Cohousing Association of the US <karincohous [at]>
Date: Tue, May 11, 2021 at 6:00 AM
Subject: CohoUS hiring Fundraising Development Professional
To: <ann [at]>

Join our team!
Dear Cohousing World, we are expanding our team:

Fundraising Development Professional

The Cohousing Association of the United States
(CohoUS) is a national nonprofit supporting cohousing communities in
changing our world. Spreading the word about cohousing shifts the culture
toward a new American dream where people are surrounded by caring,
collaborative neighbors who use less of the earth’s resources while living
an abundant life. We choose cohousing because of what it can do for our
families, our cities, our nation and our world.

Share ~ Health ~ Fun ~ Growth ~ Democracy ~ Impact ~
Choice ~ Giving ~ Savings ~ Green ~ Community

CohoUS is a primarily volunteer-run organization, comprised of a working
board supported by a small, professional staff which administers day-to-day

Mission: CohoUS assists forming and existing communities and educates the
public about the benefits of cohousing, from resource conservation to
healthy families.

Position Summary

The Fundraising Development Professional will provide leadership and
management of CohoUS’s growing fundraising development program. The
Professional reports directly to the Executive Director. We are seeking
someone skilled at working with volunteers who has the ability to move
between the big picture and day-to-day details. The Professional is
responsible for creating the annual outreach and fundraising plan. Using
the development plan as a guide, and understanding this is not a full time
position, they will oversee the planning and implementation of campaigns to:

Review and organize our current fundraising strategy and messaging that
will inspire support for cohousing
Bolster our fledgling major gifts from individuals program
Help start our legacy program
Assist in helping raise operating support from individuals, through current
various individual giving programs, develop these programs as they grow
Maintain and increase CohoUS’ public visibility as one solution to current
housing issues, as time permits

The Fundraising Development Professional will be a key member of CohoUS’
team, providing critically important guidance to the Fundraising Committee
of the Board of Directors.


The ideal candidate is an experienced, creative and resourceful
professional who is well-organized, highly motivated, people-oriented and
excited about working in an expanding housing focused nonprofit. Expertise
in individual donor development and legacy programs is
preferred. Qualifications include:

Bachelor’s Degree or
Five years’ combined experience in fundraising development or related field
Successful track record in fundraising for a nonprofit organization,
including individual donor development, major donor and legacy campaigns
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Preference for Donor Perfect CRM experience
Excellent planning, organizational, care-and-feeding of volunteers skills
Self starter, creative problem solver, ability to work alone but as a team
player in a friendly cooperative and fun environment
Demonstrated commitment to social change and social justice
A commitment to increasing cohousing communities and defining them as a
more equitable and progressive housing solution

Compensation and benefits

Position is part-time (approximately half time) as independent contractor.
Pay negotiable (range $30-$50 hour).
Opportunities to increase hours and grow the position exist.
Work from home.

To apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, writing sample, two references about
your fundraising development skills, and pay requirements either by e-mail
or U.S. mail to karincohous [at] CohoUS 4710 16th St Boulder, CO 80304

CohoUS is an equal opportunity employer; people of color and women and
those on the gender spectrum are encouraged to apply. Those familiar with
cohousing preferred.
Cohousing Association of the US | 4710 16th Street, Boulder, CO 80304
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