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Director, Development

About USA Football:

USA Football is the governing body of American football in the United States, the sole US member of the International Federation of American Football, and a recognized sports

organization of the US Olympic & Paralympic Committee. Its non-profit mission includes designing and delivering premier educational, development, and competitive programs for American football, including tackle and flag football. USA Football is the only organization that selects and organizes men’s and women’s US National Teams in federation-sanctioned international competition.


The Director, Development will support the development and administration of USA Football philanthropic efforts.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Builds, leads and executes USAFB’s annual fundraising plan to accelerate philanthropy over the next five years and beyond

  • Identifies and cultivates financial support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government.

  • Develops and maintains a portfolio of ongoing relationships with major individual and institutional donors

  • Stewards donor relationships through donor recognition and follow-up communications

  • Provides support to CEO in establishing and expanding major gift portfolios

  • Creates and executes donor cultivation and stewardship opportunities

  • Produces, in conjunction with USAFB Communication and Brand staff, marketing & communication activities such as annual report, website solicitation, social media outreach, and email campaigns.

  • Completes relationship mapping with Board Directors

  • Develops and tracks performance metrics tied to corporate fundraising goals in Salesforce CRM

  • Develops budget, in conjunction with CEO and Sr Director, Finance, for reaching fundraising goals

  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Experience in Nonprofit Organizations, Development and/or Sales

  • 10 years of Development Experience with direct, proven experience securing major gifts and seeking grants

  • 20-25% travel

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Football knowledge and experience

As required by the Equal Pay Transparency Act, USA Football provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, education, etc. The pay range for this position is as follows: Min $95,608; Mid $129,200; Max $162,792.


This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program. Must meet requirements.


USA Football is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.

Work Environment

This job primarily operates in a remote office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers and phones.

Physical Demands

Requires the ability to sit for more than four hours per day, reading, listening, stooping, bending, and manual dexterity.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time remote position. This position requires standard work hours and some weekend work.


Approximately 15% of travel is required for this position.


We offer a competitive salary and benefits.

Salary range for this position is $95,608 - $162,792, commensurate with experience, education, and skills.

EEO Statement

USA Football provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

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