Director of Advancement – Accion Arizona Colorado Nevada New Mexico Texas – Denver, CO

Accion is a premier place to build on a career in philanthropy, public relations, and nonprofit management. An award-winning nonprofit leader in the globally-recognized, high-impact fields of community development and microfinance, Accion’s mission of equipping entrepreneurs for success propels increased economic opportunity across a five-state region (Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas). To expand on our track record of advancement success, we are looking for an individual who is an effective team leader, a strategic and innovative thinker, a conscientious steward of stakeholder relations, and a passionate champion of philanthropy and mission fulfillment to be our Director of Advancement.

Our team members serve as stewards of Accion’s values-driven, high-performance culture. They embody Accion’s brand of warm and exceptional customer service, seek excellence in all they do and demonstrate the highest degree of integrity and professionalism. Based in Albuquerque, the Director of Advancement contributes to organizational success through performance that includes the realization of Accion’s fundraising goals, the execution of related fundraising campaigns, and the ongoing cultivation of effective public relations.

Key Responsibilities:

Manages and supervises advancement staff and departmental budget;
Successfully develops and manages fundraising strategies and tactics to meet organizational goals;
Oversees fundraising campaigns (including annual and capital), prospect identification, donor development, donor stewardship, communications, and public relations; and
Enthusiastically upholds Accion’s organizational values of passion, pioneering spirit, integrity, excellence and accountability.


Seven years experience in fundraising or advancement with three years in a management capacity;
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, marketing, administration, public relations, communications, or a related field;
Success in driving fundraising campaigns and goal fulfillment;
Experience with donor development and stewardship;
Must have a passion for increasing economic opportunity and access to capital;
Bilingual ability in English and Spanish preferred;
MBA or equivalent advanced degree preferred.

Accion offers an excellent total compensation package, including competitive base salary, the opportunity for exciting incentive pay, and an attractive benefits package.

How to apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to Grace Lerner at and to Please visit our website to learn more about our mission and organization.

Priority will be given to applications received by November 30, 2015.

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