Collaborate with the Executive Director to create a fund development plan and coordinate efforts with staff in order to generate and increase philanthropic revenue to support the strategic direction of the organization.
Acquire and cultivate prospects and cultivate existing donors, resulting in new gifts, increased donor retention rates and higher average gifts from existing donors.
Develop and manage timelines for various fundraising activities such as direct mail and digital strategies to ensure fundraising processes are carried out in a consolidated communications calendar.
Oversee the administration of the donor database by tracking donor giving, managing individual donor profiles, donor analysis, gift reporting and accounting.
Create content and activation opportunities for USABA’s individual donor program.
Oversee the planning and execution of special fundraising events/receptions, etc. to create opportunities for acquiring new donors and increasing donor giving.
Build relationships with donors through consistent activity and personalized communication to further enhance donor giving.
Manage acknowledgments for all donors ensuring that all gifts are acknowledged in a timely manner.
Coordinate communication efforts with the USABA Marketing & Public Relations Manager to promote the organization to its donors and maximize public awareness of the fundraising activities of the organization.
Manage the production, design, printing and distribution of marketing materials for development efforts, which includes donor communications, donor newsletters, mail appeals, event invitations, donor recognition and stewardship, donor acquisition materials to achieve fundraising goals.
Monitor trends in the community and nationally to adapt fundraising strategies as necessary.
Coordinate in-kind donations and make decisions regarding the issuing of receipts.
Engage volunteers for special fund development projects.
Prepare regular reports on progress, budgets related to fundraising and the management of the fund development activities.
Develop and expand planned giving program.
Foster an understanding and culture of philanthropy within the organization.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Bachelor’s degree preferred in nonprofit management or related field
Certified Funding Raising Executive preferred
Five or more years of demonstrated and measurable successful fundraising experience with proven track record of prospecting, cultivating and managing donor relationships
Demonstrated ability and experience with various aspects of fundraising and budgeting including monthly projections
Marketing and communications experience
Planned giving knowledge and experience
Knowledge of philanthropic communities
Events planning and management experience
Demonstrated ability to work in teams
OR a combined equivalency of education and experience
Analytical skills and attention to detail
Ability to make decisions independently
Tools, Equipment & Conditions
Standard Office Equipment
Traditional & Non-traditional work hours and weekends
Travel is expected
Competence in Office, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and associated programs
Successfully pass a background check
Within two weeks of hire; completion of online Safe Sport class
Additional Salary Information: Good Benefits
About United States Association of Blind Athletes
Mission & Vision
The United States Association of Blind Athletes empowers Americans who are blind and visually impaired to experience life-changing opportunities in sports, recreation and physical activities, thereby educating and inspiring the nation.
Every American who is blind or visually impaired will lead a healthy lifestyle by actively participating in sports, recreation and physical activity.
Respect: We respect and honor the inherent value and the contributions of people who are blind and visually impaired.
Integrity: We conduct our business transparently, honestly, and ethically.
Empowerment: We are deeply dedicated to the potential of each person who is blind or visually impaired involved with USABA to realize his or her aspirations.
Diversity: We are committed to welcoming individuals from various cultural backgrounds and life experiences, regardless of disability, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion and age.
Inclusion: We foster an environment of acceptance through education and seek ways to broaden the integration of athletes who are blind and visually impaired into community-based sports pr...ograms and competitions.
USABA was founded by Dr. Charles Buell in 1976 with the purpose of improving the lives of people who are blind and visually impaired. That year, 27 young men and women were selected to represent the United States in the first Olympiad for the Disabled in Toronto, Canada. As a result of this Olympic involvement, a group of national leaders, educators and coaches of the visually impaired met to discuss the need for an organization to structure, promote and sponsor competitions for people who are blind and visually impaired throughout the United States.
Today, USABA has evolved into a national organization that provides sports opportunities to thousands of children, youth, adults and veterans who are blind and visually impaired. USABA programs serve athletes of all ages and abilities from local grassroots programs to the elite Paralympic level.
USABA is a Colorado-based 501(c) (3) organization that provides life-enriching sports opportunities for every individual with a visual impairment. A member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, USABA provides athletic opportunities in various sports including, but not limited to track and field, Nordic and alpine skiing, biathlon, judo, wrestling, swimming, tandem cycling, powerlifting and goalball (a team sport for the blind and visually impaired).
Sports opportunities allow people who are blind and visually impaired to develop independence through competition, without unnecessary restrictions. Like sighted people, the blind can share in the thrill of victory and the reality of defeat.
In addition to providing people who are blind and visually impaired with athletic opportunities, the second part of USABA’s mission is to change society’s negative stereotypes concerning the abilities of blind people as well as other disabled individuals. Combating stereotypes is achieved by both educating the public through various media avenues as well as by training athletes to enter schools and community organizations to directly address disability issues.