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Development Director   -   Membership and Political Coordinator


THE ORGANIZATION

 

CTLA is one of the largest specialty bar associations in Colorado.  The CTLA mission is “To protect rights of the individual, advance trial advocacy skill, and promote high ethical standards and professionalism in the ongoing effort to preserve and improve the American system of jurisprudence.”  CTLA provides professional resources to its nearly 1400 members including continuing legal education, litigation support, networking, government relations and amicus representation.  CTLA actively monitors and proposes legislation that affects Colorado consumers, injured people and CTLA members.

 

CTLA accomplishes this mission through continuing legal education programs, an annual convention, a vigorous lobbying effort, a bimonthly journal, a heavily-used email listserv, litigation specialty committees, opportunities to socialize and network, a public relations program and various membership benefits.

 


Position:              Development Director

Status:                 Full-time, salaried; some evenings and weekends required

Location:             Denver, CO

Apply:                  Applications should include a cover letter, resume, and response to the question listed below,

                            and be sent to execdir@ctlanet.org by November 17, 2017. No calls please.

 

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JOB DESCRIPTION

 

The Development Director leads all aspects of development for CTLA, chiefly the EAGLE program which funds legislative and lobbying activities.  As a member of the senior staff team, he/she is responsible for setting the strategic direction and executing the fundraising plan for the organization. Additionally, he/she develops and maintains relationships in the community, especially the legal community, on behalf of CTLA.

 

Responsibilities include:

- Develop new EAGLE donors and maintain current relationships.

- Create and implement goals for the EAGLE program for the coming year.

- Develop new methods for raising funds.

- Track payments, pledges delinquencies, renewal dates, activities, etc., and keep database current.

- Handle all correspondence: acknowledgement/thank-you letters to those who renewed their pledge

  or fulfilled their current pledge.

- Produce monthly reports with EAGLE data and financials, and keep recognition lists current.

- Acknowledge EAGLEs on CTLA email list; give proper recognition at the CTLA convention and other major events,

  and ensure that prospects are aware of the opportunities for recognition.

- Develop and maintain EAGLE prospect phone-a-thon sheets.

- Assist/train and encourage volunteers before and during fundraisers.

- Manage follow-up (thank you letters for pledges, thank volunteers, follow-up appropriately with those who did not pledge)

- Assist CTLA leadership and lobbyists with CTLA's political fundraising programs.

- Develop small donor committee and other aspects of political operation; manage cash flow and assure spending

  remains within budget and/or financial capabilities. 

- Help with independent fund-raising events hosted by members. 

- Track contributions to political candidates by members.

- CTLA committee work as assigned.

- Assist in budget development.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

 

- A bachelor’s degree.

     Three to five years development experience, including:

     Creation and implementation of annual and long-range development plans.

- Annual appeals and donor cultivation.

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

- Proven experience in designing and managing development plans.

- Proven experience in creating and maintaining productive working relationships with donors.

- Proven experience with database management without support staff.

- Ability to work independently while understanding the necessity for communication and coordinating

  work efforts with other employees.

- Excellent oral and written communication skills.

 

ADDITIONAL PREFFERED QUALIFICATIONS

 

- Experience working for a membership organization.

- Experience in political fundraising.

- Experience in creating and maintaining working relationships with a board of directors.

- Ability to work with and motivate diverse personalities.

 

COMPENSATION

 

Commensurate with experience.

 

TO APPLY

 

Along with your resume, please send a cover letter that describes how your experience prepares you to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of this position, and a one-page response to the question listed below, by November 17, 2017 to execdir@ctlanet.org.

 

Please provide a one-page response to the following question: Describe a fundraising challenge, other than grant writing, that you faced in a previous development position and how you resolved it.

 

 


Position:              Membership and Political Coordinator

Status:                  Full-time, salaried; some evenings and weekends required

Location:             Denver, CO

Apply:                   Applications should include a cover letter and resume, and be sent to execdir@ctlanet.org

                            by November 17, 2017.  No calls please.

 

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JOB DESCRIPTION

 

The Membership and Political Coordinator leads all aspects of membership recruitment and retention, and is the volunteer and political organizer for CTLA.  Together with the Executive Director he/she is responsible for setting the strategic direction for the membership and political activities for the organization. Additionally, he/she develops and maintains relationships in the community on behalf of CTLA.

 

Membership

- Staff the CTLA Membership Committee;

     Create and implement plans for the membership recruitment and retention.

     Create and implement membership benefits.

- Handle dues billing, track payments, pledges delinquencies and renewal dates, keep database current,

  and provide end-of-month reports with membership data and financials.

- Handle communications with members and potential members concerning membership.

- Follow up with lapsed members.

- Work with appropriate law schools to attract students.

- Assist/train and encourage volunteers during membership drives; create incentive programs for volunteers

  and potential new members.

- Schedule, plan and manage phone-a-thons.

- Coordinate membership networking and recognition events.

- Manage mentor program matching and follow-up.

 

Legislative

- Staff the CTLA Legislative Committee:

     Research actual and potential legislative issues and distribute to volunteers.

     Coordinate volunteers’ efforts.

     Track bills and amendments during legislative process.

     Together with executive director provide preliminary review of legislation for committee and lobby team,

     and identify reviewers for specialized legislation in areas.

- Develop fact sheets and other information.

- Write content for weekly legislative update to CTLA members.

- Plan, recruit and maintain system of volunteers for Colorado legislature and Congress.

- Involve CTLA member in the legislative process, including working with lobbyists and director of communications

  to find and prepare witnesses for testimony.

- Develop relationships with allied organizations to assist with legislative and political agenda.

- Provide AAJ and other state TLA members with information on Colorado legislation and law.

- Monitor regulatory notices for hearings that may impact members.

- Assist director of communications with legislative and political social media.

 

General

- Develop and maintain relationships with members.

- Assist in budget development.

- Other CTLA committee work as assigned.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

 

- A bachelor’s degree.

- At least three to five years development experience, with proven experience in designing

  and executing membership or political organizing plans.

- Proven experience with database management without support staff.

- Ability to work independently while understanding the necessity to coordinate efforts with other employees.

- Excellent oral and written communication skills.

 

ADDITIONAL PREFFERED QUALIFICATIONS

 

- Law degree.

- Experience in creating and maintaining productive relationships with coalition partners.

- Experience with NGP VAN

- Experience drafting legislation.

- Ability to work with and motivate diverse personalities.

 

COMPENSATION

 

Commensurate with experience.

 

TO APPLY

 

Along with your resume, please send a cover letter that describes how your experience prepares you to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of this position by November 17, 2017 to execdir@ctlanet.org.