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Current job opportunities:

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Position: Board Members

The Board will support the work of Adoption Options and provide missed-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by Adoption Options' executive director (ED), the Board-ED relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Specific Board Member responsibilities include:

Leadership, governance and oversight

Fundraising
Adoption Options Board Members will consider Adoption Options a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority. So that Adoption Options can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, Adoption Options expects to have 100 percent of Board Members make an annual contribution that is stated in the commitment letter.

Board terms/participation
Adoption Options Board Members will serve a three-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. Board meetings will be held at least every other month and could be monthly and committee meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings.

Qualifications
This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about Adoption Options mission and who has a track record of board leadership. Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. His/her accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other well-qualified, high-performing Board Members.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

Service on Adoption Options Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to Board Members’ duties.

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Job Category: Fundraising/Development Executive

Location: Front Range

Employment Status: Full Time, Exempt

Reports to: The Executive Director

Effective Date: We will be accepting applications until the position is filled. Preferred start date will be on or before October 15, 2017

About Adoption Options

Adoption Options is an inclusive, non-profit adoption agency dedicated to enriching the lives of children, youth and families. We provide education, placement services, counseling and support for all members of the adoption community.

Since 1981, Adoption Options' philosophy of “Embracing Choices, Enriching Lives” has brought together families of all races, religions and orientations.  We are Colorado's leading non-profit, non-sectarian child placement agency offering an unprecedented range of vital services that benefit adoptive parents, birth parents, community partners and child welfare professionals. 

Position Summary

Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with the Board of Directors, the Director of Fundraising and Development serves in an executive leadership role and has strategic and operational accountability for all developmental and fundraising initiatives. The Director of Fundraising and Development is responsible for securing financial resources through events, sponsorships and donations which support Adoption Options programs and services. The Director of Fundraising and Development serves as the face of Adoption Options in furtherance of strategic goals and engages constituents, as appropriate. Bachelor's degree required with at least 5 years’ experience in fundraising and development. Master's degree or Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) accreditation preferred.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities