This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.
The University of Denver Prison Arts Initiative (DU PAI) promotes access to high-quality therapeutic arts programs to incarcerated people in Colorado with the goal of empowering individuals to improve the quality of their lives and prepare to make positive changes in their communities upon release. DU PAI sees this work as part of DU's commitment to be "a great private university dedicated to the public good.” DU PAI's mission is to provide therapeutic, educational creative arts programming to incarcerated men and women in Colorado state prisons. DU PAI programming is offered in every prison in the state of Colorado, with robust programming in 12 Colorado Department of Correction prisons.
Development Management Tasks
Cultivating Donors and Fundraising
- Research funding sources and identifying prospects
- Oversee the development of fundraising plans
- Write and apply for grants
- Stewardship of Donors (thank yous, etc)
- Managing and acting as liaison between DU central and CAHSS Advancement for funding purposes
- Working with DU Central and CAHSS Advancement on funding plans
- Work in partnership with staff, educators, partner organizations, incarcerated participants, and Director of Research to gather stories and statistics that demonstrate the organization’s work to funders and the general public
- Sharing the narrative of DU PAI to all external stakeholders
Other support to DU PAI as needed
- Fielding meetings from outside organizations/partners -- if needed
- Manages work studies and interns as needed
- Supports on general DU PAI projects as needed
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to read and interpret documents such as procedure manuals, reports and other pertinent information.
- Ability to interact with CAHSS faculty, employees, and students
- Ability to interact with Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) staff and participants
- Ability to do basic math and accounting
- Ability to work with spreadsheets
- Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
- Ability to be adaptable and flexible.
- Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships.
- Ability to take initiative in performing duties and work reliably without constant direct supervision
- Solid computer skills.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Strong attention to detail
- 1-3 years’ experience working with community partners
- 1-3 years’ experience working in administration or office management
- Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field
- Master’s Degree in a relevant field
- 3-5 years’ experience working with community partners
- 3-5 years’ experience working in administration or office management
10 hours per week / 20 hrs per pay period, exact schedule to be determined with hiring manager.
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) September 5, 2022.
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
The hourly rate for the position is $17.00-$20.00.
The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.
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Please include the following documents with your application:
2. Cover Letter
The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.
All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.