UI / Check UI / Close Bear / Coral bear-404 Bear / Blue Bear / Chartreuse Bear / Green Bear / Hero Bear / Lime Bear / Magenta Bear / Maroon Bear / Orange Bear / Yellow plus Bear / Blue Bear / Chartreuse Bear / Green Bear / Hero Bear / Lime Bear / Magenta Bear / Maroon Bear / Orange Bear / Yellow Hero hero-home-10 hero-home-11 hero-home-12 hero-home-13 hero-home-14 hero-home-15 hero-home-16 hero-home-17 hero-home-18 hero-home-19 hero-home-2 hero-home-20 hero-home-3 hero-home-4 hero-home-5 hero-home-6 hero-home-7 hero-home-8 hero-home-9 Bear / Hero Bear / Hero nobg Shape UI / Time Rectangle plus icon-date UI / Full-Part-Volunteer Copy EPS Icon icon-external Bear / eye icon-facebook Grid View Shape icon-link-external Fill-2 List View icon-paw icon-paw-down icon-pin Combined Shape icon-pin-pink Combined Shape Combined Shape Combined Shape Combined Shape Print icon-search icon-search-tribe_event icon-search-job icon-search-organization icon-search-page icon-search-post icon-search-tribe_event icon-twitter icon-type Group Folder LigatureCreative-Logo-FINAL-WhiteReverse SCFD Horizontal Logo Group sidebear sidebear-body sidebear-paws testi-bear-blue testi-bear-coral testi-bear-gold testi-bear-green testi-bear-green-emerald testi-bear-orange-red testi-bear-orange-tang testi-bear-pink

Job Board

Marketing & Development Manager

Growing Gardens of Boulder County

Full Time
Posted February 13, 2020

Over the last 21 years, Growing Gardens has brought gardening, nutrition education and produce donations to over 162,000 Boulder County residents.


We offer a variety of programs to get people of all ages, backgrounds, income levels, and abilities involved in growing and cooking their own food. These educational opportunities are paired with seed, plant start, and produce donations, as well as gardening space, to impart greater food security and hunger relief in our community.


The Growing Gardens Marketing & Development Manager plays an important role in supporting various aspects of our marketing, events, outreach and development efforts.


Job Title: Marketing & Development Manager

Job Status: Salaried position is an average of 40 hours a week (hours do change seasonally and can go up to 45+ hours before events)

Reports to: Executive Director

Pay: $45,000- $52,000 annually, depending on experience


Benefits: Generous benefits policy (health insurance, PTO and retirement benefits available)

The experience we offer:

  • The opportunity to pair your work with your passion and to have a real impact in affecting positive change in our community.
  • Professional development opportunities, including the ability to move into a director level position in 3-5 years.
  • Supportive organizational culture where you have independence and room be creative.
  • The chance to be part of a thriving team culture where successes are celebrated together and coworkers enthusiastically share knowledge and support.
  • A beautiful location: our office is on the last urban farm in Boulder, Colorado.

Preferred Weekly Schedule: Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm, weekends and evenings as needed based on events


Preferred Start Date:  March 4th, 2020

Qualified applicants will be interviewed immediately until the position is filled.



No phone calls please. Email your resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references with “Marketing & Development Manager Application” in the email subject line to:  info@GrowingGardens.org.  You are encouraged to also submit any relevant writing, design and work samples along with your application.


Overview of Marketing & Development Manager Responsibilities:


  • Manage all Advertising, Communication & PR (including print and digital) to meet Growing Gardens event, class and program participation goals.
  • Plan and execute the annual winter appeal; both mail and online campaigns
  • Coordinate and enhance corporate sponsorships and individual donor relationships with support of the Executive Director.
  • Seasonal support for Growing Gardens community outreach events
  • Represent Growing Gardens at community networking events and receptions
  • Manage 1 staff member (Farm Chef and Events Coordinator) and seasonal marketing interns
  • Provide support to the Farm Chef and Event Coordinator in planning and executing events
    • Plant Sales
    • Farm Gala
    • Community Harvest Festival
    • Barn Rental Events



Required Qualifications:

  • Degree in Marketing/ Communications or 3 years marketing experience in both print and digital media
  • 1 year experience managing a team
  • 1 year experience graphic design in a professional setting or relevant coursework
  • Excellent verbal, written and communication skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly, persuasively and accurately
  • Excellent computer skills especially with graphic design programs (latest versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google docs)
  • Excellent understanding of modern marketing tools and technology
  • Excellent accuracy and attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to organize and prioritize short and long term tasks and projects in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a small staff
  • Experience in event management, specifically planning and executing fundraising events
  • Gardening or farming experience preferred

Marketing and Development Manager Detailed Job Functions:



  • Develop and implement an annual organization communication plan with Board Marketing Committee and staff, including creating and distributing content through e-newsletters and social media channels
  • Develop and Manage Winter Appeal fundraising campaign, both online and mail to meet organization goals
  • Develop and manage media relations and advertising plan to meet program and event attendance goals
  • Manage all website content updates
  • Perform analysis of marketing data and prepare reports for Executive Director and Board of Directors
  • Organize & manage special projects in alignment with Strategic Plan (signage projects, merchandise sales targets, PR campaigns, etc.)




  • Develop and Manage Winter Appeal fundraising campaign, both online and mail to meet organization goals
  • Assist Executive Director in developing individual donor relationships and execute individual donor cultivation plan
  • Assist Executive Director in soliciting corporate partnerships through presentations, meetings and events
  • Execute marketing commitments for corporate supporters


Outreach and Communications

  • Represent Growing Gardens at community engagements and outreach events
  • Manage Outreach Calendar, schedule outreach staffing and package outreach material for events
  • Design and update outreach materials (flyers, handouts, promo materials, etc.)
  • Attend Board Meetings
  • Attend Board Marketing Committee meetings as the GG staff representative
  • Support Event Coordinator with marketing, graphic design of materials and other projects for Growing Gardens events



This position offers many great rewards and is a wonderful opportunity to put your heart into your work. Growing Gardens is an enjoyable place to work filled with much humor and laughter as we dedicate our time into positively impacting our community.

Apply Here