The U.S. Soccer Foundation’s programs are the national model for sports-based youth development in underserved communities. Since its founding in 1994, the Foundation has established programs proven to help children embrace an active and healthy lifestyle while nurturing their personal growth beyond sports. Our cost-effective, high-impact initiatives offer safe environments where kids and communities thrive.
The Director of Major & Individual Giving (henceforth, Director) plays a critical role in our fundraising program by directing all aspects of the individual giving program, including the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospective and current donors. They also hold primary responsibility for donors in the $10K - $500K range. The Director will work closely with the executive team, Board Members, and a national network of volunteers to achieve the organization's fundraising goals. Travel is required.
The Director reports to the Chief Revenue Officer. They will supervise a manager-level position and they will have the support of a multi-faceted development team. They will also collaborate with the President & CEO and high‐level volunteers.
The Director will build/manage all aspects of individual and major giving and be responsible for stewarding the current portfolio of major donors, including doing annual donor visits and programming. The Director will have a proven track record of developing a robust pool of major donors. This includes identifying, cultivating, and securing prospects; making direct, face-to-face solicitations, creating and implementing moves management plans, and maintaining a donor retention rate of at least 80 percent.
mission, programs, and other initiatives that may arise.
and senior team in securing new and renewed gifts—and include them in efforts to secure
larger gifts, as necessary.