Who We Are
AmPhil is a leading provider of integrated professional services with a mission to strengthen civil society by helping mission-driven enterprises flourish. Since 2009, AmPhil has served over 750 nonprofits, philanthropists, charitable foundations, and other missional initiatives, helping them succeed and grow through practical guidance, strategic analysis, and a full suite of professional services.
As a firm, we value true partnership with our clients and our colleagues; encourage large-heartedness and conviviality; honor the virtues and traditions that have made American society prosperous and free; and employ practical wisdom and deep thinking. Learn more about AmPhil and our philosophy here.
What You’ll Do
As a senior member within a consulting group at AmPhil, a Managing Consultant at AmPhil is responsible for leading strategy and execution on multiple client engagements, engaging in regular business development outreach and activity, and helping to mentor and train other AmPhil employees. This position works closely with members of the AmPhil staff to ensure that the firm continues to meet a high standard of excellence in serving its clients and fulfilling its obligations. Primary activities and responsibilities include the following.
Engagement Leadership and Consulting
- Communicating regularly with clients and providing valuable guidance—both in person and via e-mail, Zoom/conference calls, etc.—on a wide range of management, development, institutional-advancement programs, and communication projects and issues;
- Guiding strategy and execution on multiple high-value client engagements with excellence, expertise, and efficiency;
- Managing the work and capacity of other staff in the context of shared client engagements, ensuring each person has clarity of purpose and role and that services are of high quality and aligned with client priorities and scope of contract;
- Leading client engagements and owning client cultivation efforts with the goal of building strong relationships of trust with clients across multiple levels of the client’s organization;
- Responding in a prompt and professional manner to client and colleague communications and needs;
- Leading and overseeing development-related audits, analysis, and research;
- Leading and overseeing strategic organizational, development, and communication planning projects;
- Advising on client messaging and assisting with the creation of client collateral materials;
- Managing and/or advising on client direct-mail and donor-cultivation programs;
- Advising on major donor moves management strategies and managing up to clients on key priorities and tasks as needed;
- Providing final review on key client deliverables such as grant proposals, solicitation letters, reports, and other documents;
- Ensuring successful coordination of competing priorities and deadlines; and
- Addressing and resolving client issues in a positive and professional manner.
Business Development and Other
- Helping to build the respect and recognition of AmPhil by publishing articles, leading trainings, and representing the firm at client meetings, conferences, seminars, and other events;
- Actively engaging in the business development process at AmPhil by helping to build strong relationships with current clients, manage contract renewals, and identify and bring in new clients;
- Supporting the management, training, and growth of other employees by giving thoughtful and thorough feedback on their work and supporting onboarding and ongoing training efforts of other employees as requested;
- Building relationships of trust with key members of the philanthropic community, especially those in Denver; and
- Assisting with the performance of other executive, managerial, and administrative tasks, as needed.
What We’re Looking For
- Experienced: The ideal candidate will have:
- At least seven years of professional experience, including at least five years in a fundraising-related role;
- Familiarity with the nonprofit landscape in the Denver area;
- Experience managing a small team;
- Strong analytical skills;
- Well-honed written and verbal communication skills;
- A liberal arts background;
- Ability to spend time in AmPhil’s Denver-area office in Littleton on a regular basis; and
- Ability to travel 3-6 days/month depending on client and company needs.
- Principled:We look for colleagues who are excited about our mission to strengthen civil society; understand and honor the Western tradition; value truth, faith, and self-governance; and understand that humans need virtue to flourish in community.
- Bright: We want to work with people who are intelligent, logical, self-directed, and curious; able to create order from ambiguity and translate theory and strategy into practical action.
- Convivial: We put a premium on humor and good cheer and seek unpretentious, genuine, generous people who are fun to be around.
- Forthright: We value clear, intelligent, engaging communicators who balance warmth and candor as they earn respect and build honest and trusting relationships.
- Diligent: We search for conscientious colleagues who possess the prudence and discipline to work hard, strive for excellence, complete tasks with minimal supervision, and go above and beyond when necessary to help our clients, partners, and firm succeed and grow.
What You’ll Love About AmPhil
Mission: Everything we do is guided by our mission to strengthen civil society and we’re passionate about building strong partnerships with clients engaged in work that supports strong families, virtuous citizens, vibrant communities, durable institutions, and a flourishing nation. Our employees have the opportunity to work in a company that’s in the trenches with its clients in the service of their incredible missions, helping them refine and grow their work and achieve more.
Culture: We genuinely respect, trust, and enjoy working with our colleagues—and it shows. On any given day, you might find us engaged in healthy debate about the principles of a healthy democracy over happy hour, swapping book recommendations, or challenging one another to a salsa-making competition. We strive to model the “art of association” through our culture of vibrant communitarianism and prioritize courtesy, clarity, warmth, and humor in our interactions and decisions. We take our work seriously, but not ourselves.
Growth: Our employees are given a high degree of ownership over their work and have significant freedom to execute responsibilities in line with their interests and talents. They have the opportunity to learn continually, stand out quickly, do work they’re proud of, and earn the respect and appreciation of their clients and colleagues. It’s hard work and sometimes chaotic, but exciting and rewarding.
Flexibility: We are a hybrid remote/in-person company and have been from the start. Depending on their roles and preferences, many of our employees have remote flexibility. There are also regular opportunities for in-person interaction. We also understand our staff have lives outside of work. We work hard and expect our colleagues to do the same, but we recognize that while a strong work ethic is supremely important, so also is maintaining a healthy life that does justice to other goods, including those of family, faith, and community.
Competitive Compensation and Benefits: We will pay competitive market rates and have a generous benefits package and holiday/PTO schedule that reflect our commitment to our employees and their families. Benefits and perks include health insurance for employees and their dependents, employer contributions to health savings accounts, a 401(k) retirement program with employer matching, paid parental leave, dependent care spending accounts, a yearly stipend for books and print publications, support for employees’ volunteer service, and more.