Communications & Development Coordinator | Boulder, CO

Access Opportunity’s mission is to create opportunities for high-potential, low-income students to define their individual paths through high school, college, and career, ultimately benefiting the lives of others. We do this by supporting the most talented low-income students who have the power to make great impact, focusing on their individual needs and career dreams.

As a member of our development team, you will take satisfaction in fundraising for an organization where donor dollars make a true and lasting impact. You will work alongside a team that believes there should be equity in opportunity for all students.


This role gives you a chance to advance Access Opportunity’s mission and create meaningful impact in the lives of both donors and AO students.



  • Support the Development Director in strategic planning for Communications, to share the story of our mission, programs, and impact in order to motivate others to engage and invest in us.

  • Write communications and contribute to grant applications, newsletters, packets for donors, direct appeal letters, reports, press releases, and other materials.

  • Manage social media (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn) and other community-building and public relations efforts.

  • Coordinate the production of the Annual Report, and contribute content.

  • Track, create, and ensure regular updates to Communications materials, including website, blog, impact statistics and infographics, information packets, and any other written materials.


  • Support the Development Director to grow and retain individual, corporate, and foundation contributions, including owning the process that tracks and acknowledges giving in a timely manner.

  • Coordinate giving campaigns, such as the annual Colorado Gives drive, including being involved in planning for campaigns and executing logistics.

  • Manage recurring giving platforms, including a process to grow, retain, and acknowledge these givers.

  • Coordinate volunteer engagement program.

  • Help coordinate donor interactions with team and students, including meetings and events.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Manage information systems that support Communications and Development activities, including website builders, email messaging systems, and customer relationship management databases.

  • Monitor and share nonprofit communications and philanthropic trends periodically with team.

  • Carry out any additional assignments required to fulfill the mission of Access Opportunity.



Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree required with at least 2 years of related experience. 

Skills and Abilities 

  • Passion for equity and developing youth to make meaning in their lives.

  • Demonstrated desire to make a positive impact on a community.

  • Strong storyteller; able to make emotional connections to mission and communicate impact and results in a compelling fashion.

  • Excellent verbal and written skills. A writing sample will be required with your application.

  • Self-direction and high degree of organization; able to set clear targets and achieve results.

  • Demonstrated high proficiency and interest in key technologies including, but not limited to, Google, Mac, Adobe, and Microsoft products; databases; website builders; marketing platforms for digital communications.

  • Ability to relate well and work effectively with multiple constituencies and audiences.

  • Excellent people skills and positive, flexible attitude.

  • Committed to developing and working within a collaborative environment; works well with others to listen, solve problems and achieve common goals.



  • This role is full-time and includes occasional evenings and weekends.

  • Benefits include options for health and dental insurance, paid time off, expense reimbursement, and professional development.

Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.


Please send your resume, cover letter, a list of 3 professional references, and writing sample of less than 650 words to Tracey Flower (tflower@accessopportunity.org). Note that we plan to hold virtual interviews due to COVID-19. The position will remain open until filled. Thank you for your interest!