The American Alpine Club
Fund Development Coordinator
The American Alpine Club is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides knowledge and inspiration, conservation and advocacy, and logistical support for the climbing community. The AAC advocates for American climbers domestically and around the world; provides grants and volunteer opportunities to protect and conserve the places we climb; hosts local and national climbing festivals and events; publishes two of the world’s most sought-after climbing annuals, the American Alpine Journal and Accidents in North American Mountaineering; cares for the world’s leading climbing library and country’s leading mountaineering museum; manages the Grand Teton Climbers’ Ranch and Hueco Rock Ranch as part of a larger lodging network for climbers; and annually gives about $100,000 toward climbing, conservation, and research grants to adventurers who travel the world.
The AAC unites climbers to advance the climbing way of life
We provide knowledge and inspiration, conservation and advocacy, and logistical support for the climbing community
• Chronicling climbing achievement and preserving climbing’s history
• Promoting standards for education and equipment
• Enhancing scientific knowledge about the climbing world
• Protecting the places we climb
• Advocating for American climbers around the world
• Providing logistical support
• Bringing together and welcoming all climbers
WEB SITE: www.americanalpineclub.org
The Fund Development Coordinator supports the Fund Development Department in all activities related to fundraising, donor cultivation, and event planning.
- Plans, manages, and executes a successful Annual Benefit Dinner. This includes working directly with a volunteer host committee responsible for fundraising support, staff, and the Fund Development Committee of the AAC Board.
- Works directly with the Development Director to conduct research and implement strategic plans to identify and cultivate major donor prospects.
- Manages two or more direct mail fundraising appeals to the membership including list management, writing, gift acknowledgement, and general administration.
- Works directly with the Executive Director and Development Director to support them as the external fundraising leaders of the organization.
The Fund Development Coordinator reports to Development Director and works closely with all staff as appropriate to meeting department objectives.
CANDIDATE COMPETENCIES/ QUALIFICATIONS:
We seek candidates with drive, ambition, a detail-oriented personality and who are interested in joining a dynamic development operation with much untapped potential. We require extraordinary written and interpersonal communication skills, experience in complex event planning and volunteer management, as well as the ability and interest in efficiently managing the department’s overall administration tasks.
Candidates should include a description of any climbing experience as part of their cover letter and/or resume.
Commensurate with experience
SEND COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO:
American Alpine Club
710 Tenth St., Suite 100
Golden, CO 80401