About USA Swimming Foundation:
The USA Swimming
Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of USA Swimming.
Established in 2004, the Foundation works to strengthen the sport
by saving lives and building champions. Whether equipping children
or adults with the life-saving skill of learn-to-swim or providing
financial support to our member clubs and heroes on the U.S.
National Team, the USA Swimming Foundation aims to strengthen the
sport of swimming by providing the experience of swimming to
individuals at all levels across the country.
the Director of Development, the Major Gifts Officer (MGO) will be
responsible to raise funds from individual donors at the major
gifts level ($50,000+) in support of the organization’s vision and
revenue needs. The MGO will identify, cultivate, solicit, and
steward a portfolio of approximately 100 to 125 major-level and
planned giving donors across a national footprint. The MGO will
also contribute to other strategic fundraising initiatives
including the annual fundraising plan, sponsorships, and events.
- Solicit donations from major donor prospects at the $50,000
level and above.
- Research donor prospects for their affinity to the Foundation
and its mission, and assess their capacity for giving; set
relationship priorities to ensure efficiency in fundraising
- Serve as solicitor and steward of major donors by developing
strong relationships, and cultivating continued interests to the
mission and financial needs of the Foundation.
- Maintain thorough records of interactions with donors and their
contributions in the donor database (Salesforce).
- Regularly provide reports to leadership on visits,
relationships, activities, results, and other key performance
metrics compared to goals.
- Support consistent Foundation messaging through all channels to
engage current and potential donors, inviting them to support the
vision, priorities, and work of the Foundation.
- Support fundraising events including Olympic Trials VIP donor
packages, Golden Goggle Awards, donor cultivation events, etc. that
engage and cultivate donor support for the vision and impact of the
Foundation and provide the opportunity for donors to experience the
work of the Foundation firsthand.
- Support planned giving opportunities helping to grow the
- Responsible for organizing and selling Olympic Trial VIP
Packages prior to and during Olympic years.
- Participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of
the annual fundraising plan, including individual gifts, endowment
and planned gifts, the Trustees Council, special events, corporate
solicitations, and donor stewardship.
- As a team member and representative of the organization,
actively contribute to the improvement of operations of the
- Collaborate effectively with coworkers in a transparent and
supportive fashion, enhancing the Foundation team’s overall
Salary & Benefits:
- Required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 upon hire
- Bachelor’s degree in communications, non-profit administration,
marketing, or related field, or equivalent
- Minimum three years of fundraising experience including at
least one year of successful, face-to-face, major gift
- Willing to relocate to Colorado Springs, CO
- Experience with Salesforce or similar donor database
- Ability to travel 25% of the year
- A proven track record in building strong donor
- An awareness of, affiliation with, and a passion for the
Olympic movement, Olympic Community, and elite athletes, as well as
a passion for swimming and learn to swim programs desirable
- Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including
the ability to share the vision of Foundation through story and
- Experience in fundraising analytics, specifically understanding
how to use data analysis to identify donor prospects and their
capacity and interest to give
- Experience utilizing structured major donor prospecting
approaches, cultivation and stewardship disciplines, and personal
performance-based measurement for fundraising success
- Strong, active listening skills with dynamic presentation
- Ability to contribute at the strategic level by thinking
quickly and creatively
- Ability to act with a high degree of integrity, maintain
flexibility, and emotionally resilient
- Ability to work independently and interact well with all levels
of donors, the Board of Directors, and the Foundation
- Salary range for this position is $58,000 - $68,000 / year
- Benefits available include:
- Medical, dental and vision
- Company paid short-term and long-term disability
- Company paid life insurance
- Parental leave
- 401(k) w/ match after 1 year of service
- Profit sharing and safe harbor match after 2 years of
- 12 paid holidays
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age,
disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any
other protected class.