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Director, Development with USA Baseball in Durham, NC

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USA Baseball is seeking a full-time Director of Development.  The Director of Development will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer (COO).  This new position will develop and execute an alumni engagement plan for the nearly 2,500 players who have played on a USA Baseball national team and is responsible for securing financial support for USA Baseball’s national team programs and other initiatives.
About You:
The ideal candidate is a creative self-starter who desires to constantly learn and grow professionally.  He or she develops new strategies to positively impact people and support USA Baseball’s mission.  The Director of Development should be an excellent communicator, open to constructive criticism, detail-oriented, able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.  
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director/CEO, COO and national team program directors to create a development plan to increase revenues to support the strategic direction of the organization
  • Advise the organization on software and other information technology (IT) needs to maximize the development department’s efficiencies
  • Aggressively lead and direct the implementation of the organization’s development plan from alumni, individuals and foundations with a focus on multi-year gifts of $25,000+
  • Key initiatives include increased identification and cultivation of individual donors, with a focus on major gift development
  • Develop a USA Baseball alumni outreach strategy to foster long-term engagement with the organization
  • Prepare regular progress reports, monitoring budgets, receipts and expenditures related to fundraising including reporting at Board of Directors meetings each year
  • Develop and manage timelines for fundraising activities to ensure critical fundraising benchmarks are met in a timely fashion
  • Cross-functionally collaborate with other departments including marketing, finance, baseball operations and sport development on key projects and reports throughout the year
  • Coordinate the design, printing and distribution of marketing and communication materials for development efforts
  • Establish and build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organization

Desired Skills & Experience:
  • 5-7 years of fundraising experience with proven results
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint, 
  • Basic knowledge of social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, among others
  • Must have an excellent attitude and work well in a team setting
  • Flexible and adaptable work schedule for changing organizational needs
  • Willingness to travel to events throughout the U.S. and international competitions 
  • Mentor seasonal coordinators on working in sports and for a non-profit organization
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in fundraising for a NCAA Division I athletic department
  • Passionate about baseball with an understanding of the amateur baseball landscape
  • Ability to work in both a Mac and PC environment
  • Proficiency in the budgeting process and profit and loss statements
Required Education:
A bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Salary commensurate on experience
  • Benefits package includes medical and dental, 401(K) retirement plan and a company-issued cell phone
General Information:
  • A Skype account is strongly encouraged for all candidates as USA Baseball may conduct initial interviews via Skype 
  • Candidates are encouraged to have a passport
  • A background check is required prior to employment
  • For up-to-date information on USA Baseball, all candidates are encouraged to follow @USABaseball on Instagram and Twitter, and like USA Baseball on Facebook at

 USA Baseball will contact candidates for interviews directly by phone or email.
About USA Baseball:
USA Baseball is the National Governing Body for the sport of baseball in the United States and is a member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC).  The organization selects and trains the Olympic, Pan Am, Premier 12 and World Baseball Classic teams (and all other USA Baseball Professional Teams); the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team; the USA Baseball 18U, 15U and 12U National Teams; and the USA Baseball Women’s National Team, all of which participate in various international competitions each year.  
The organization is responsible for the proliferation and health of the sport, and leads a number of amateur initiatives including PLAYBALL and Pitch Smart.  USA Baseball also presents the Golden Spikes Award annually to the top amateur baseball player in the country. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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