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Development Officer, Remote, for Grassroot Soccer, a rapidly growing adolescent health organization

Grassroot Soccer, Inc.
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Feb 18, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Donor Relations, Major Gifts
Employment Type
Full Time
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Role Overview

The Development Officer (DO) will drive major gifts revenue and growth while contributing to the highly collaborative, positive, and action-oriented culture at GRS. Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, the DO is responsible for raising and stewarding individual, unrestricted major gifts critical to the mission, growth, and innovative work of GRS. The DO will develop and execute strategies to manage a portfolio of ~150-200 individual major donors and prospects (5-7 figure); support systems, processes, and reporting and analytics for major gifts; and support key events as they relate to major donors. The successful candidate is someone who is learning agile, relationship-focused, and a self-motivated frontline fundraiser. They have high emotional intelligence and are wired for and comfortable with working with high-net-worth individuals and making the ask.

Qualification, Skills, and Knowledge Requirements:

  • Ideally 3-5 years of major gifts experience in a mission-driven non-profit, with a proven track record of portfolio management and raising 5-7 figure gifts from high-net-worth individuals (campaign, annual, multi-year) 
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in prospect identification, relationship development and cultivation, proposal development, solicitation, and stewardship 
  • Understanding of best development practices, the donor cycle, and working with a commitment to a donor-centric philosophy 
  • Demonstrated experience planning and executing fundraising and cultivation events as they relate to major donors and high-net-worth individuals  
  • Preferred:  
    • Experience working with field teams across multiple time zones and contexts
    • Campaign or capital campaign experience  
    • A passion for sport and youth development is a plus!

Ideal candidate should be exceptional at: 

  • Relationship management with high emotional intelligence, exceptional judgment, and professionalism 
  • Working in teams where collaboration, communication (written and verbal), accountability, and low ego are essential 
  • Not just producing results and executing with excellence, but using team systems and processes to produce those results 
  • Being proactive, resourceful, and doing what it takes to get the job done
  • Managing multiple projects efficiently, hitting deadlines, and maintaining a high level of organization 
  • Working in a growing organization where ambiguity equals opportunity  

Location & Travel: 

  • Approximately 30% domestic travel, 5% international travel 
  • GRS supports a flexible work schedule and ability to work remotely 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Portfolio Management (65%)
  • Development Strategy & Operations 25%
  • Other 10%

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To Apply:  Please submit a Cover Letter and CV to   with “DO” on the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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