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Position Announcement

Development Fellow
The Fellowship:
This Fall, the Posner Center for International Development is launching our first Fellowship program. As a Fellow, youll work
in a team right alongside Posner staff, helping us meet our loftiest goals and also address our most basic needsafter all,
when the coffee machine breaks, so does everything else. A Posner Fellowship is a longer commitment, lasting at least eight
months (or the course of your school year) where youll be at the center of the hub of development activity in the Rocky
Mountain region. A fellowship provides a tremendous opportunity to connect with our Tenants and Members and a unique
chance to be a part of our team working to be the leader of collaborative international development.

We Are:
A community of innovators who grow lasting solutions to global poverty through collaborative international
development;

A dynamic network that brings together 60+ Tenants and another 100+ Members, working in over 100 countries
worldwide on issues across a wide spectrum of international development issues;

Located in one gorgeous 25,000 square-foot shared space in downtown Denver;


An organization continually striving to live out our values (collaboration, entrepreneurship, impact, education,
diversity, and innovation) in all that we do, including our staffing decisions; and,

Determined to create sustainable change by being the leader in collaborative international development.
You Are:
A dynamic, hard-working and talented individual that is interested in helping to support our Development team.
Someone with previous fundraising experience;
Proactive, detail-oriented and able to manage time and work effectively without close supervision;
Someone with excellent organizational, writing, verbal, and presentation skills;
An individual with experience in international development, and an interest in shared spaces and social enterprise.
The responsibilities of our Development Fellow will include, but are not limited to:

Developing a donor outreach and stewardship plan to locate new individual and corporate donors and sponsors;
and cultivate and retain long-term relationships;

Managing our individual donor database in Salesforce;


Assisting with Posner Center fundraising events;
Presenting about the Posner Centers work to potential new partners and supporters;
Working with the marketing team to strategize and implement a variety of communications to elicit new
supporters and community partners; and,

Supporting grant-writing activities of the Posner Center and Posner Center Tenants.
Anticipated Start Date:
October 1, 2015

Length of Engagement and Time Commitment:


A commitment through May 2015 is required. Fellows are expected to spend a minimum of 10 hours per week at the
Posner Center.
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Benefits:
Fellows are not financially compensated. However, here are some of the benefits you can expect from this position:

Gain experience and new skills in international non-profit outreach and fundraising;
Get one free year of Membership (Annual + Monthly Student) at the end of your fellowship, worth $350 in value;
Get free access to most trainings hosted by the Posner Center;
Build relationships with Tenants, staff, volunteers, Board members, and partners;
Build your rsum and gain references for future employment opportunities; and
Course credit can be provided depending on the requirements of your university program.

How to Apply:
Applicants should send a rsum and short cover letter addressing the following questions no later than September 14,
2015 to fellows@posnercenter.org. Please include Your Name Development Fellow in the subject line, and address all
materials to Doug Vilsack (Pronouns or Titles: He/Him/His/Mr.).

Cover Letter Questions:


Please answer the following questions in your cover letter. Were less concerned about a formal cover letter and more
concerned that you provide responses to these questions, along with any additional information you feel directly speaks
to the experience you have thats relevant to this fellowship. For convenience, feel free to just list the questions, and
respond below each one when you type up your letter, rather than integrating them into the whole.
Q1: What do you think makes the Posner Center unique? Why should a wealthy individual donate $10,000 to
support our work?
Q2: What is it about our model of working at the center of many international development organizations and
inspiring collaborative solutions to povertyrather than working at a single development organization
thats compelling to you?
Q3: Pick one of the Posner Centers six core values posnercenter.org/about/values and tell us in your own words
why you think it is important.
Q4: What makes you unique? Why should our awesome, fun-loving staff want to hang out with you for the next
eight months?
Q5: How would an experience as a Posner Center Fellow fit with your future career plans/goals?