Nov 30, 2022

Development Director - First Tee Greater Philadelphia

$90,000 - $125,000 yearly
  • Capacity for Change, LLC
  • Hybrid (Philadelphia, PA, USA)
Full-Time Fundraising/Development

Job Description

First Tee Greater Philadelphia is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to impact the lives of young people in Philadelphia by creating affordable and accessible golf facilities primarily to serve those who have not previously had exposure to the game and its positive values. First Tee Greater Philadelphia enables kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges. By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with life skills curriculum, First Tee Greater Philadelphia creates learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids carry to everything they do.

The Development Director is responsible for increasing and diversifying all of First Tee Greater Philadelphia’s revenue streams, which allow us to achieve our mission and maximize our community impact. In collaboration with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors, the Development Director is responsible for creating and implementing fundraising plans and strategies, managing the development budget, and cultivating a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization. The Development Director reports directly to the Executive Director.

Key responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
● Developing and executing an annual fundraising plan with the goal of raising at least $3,000,000 annually by cultivating individual and major donors, writing and managing foundation grants, securing corporate sponsorships, coordinating fundraising events and campaigns, and developing a robust digital giving platform.
● Engaging and creating stronger ties with donors through timely acknowledgments and continual communications to increase donor retention and cultivate higher levels of giving (including planned giving).
● Conducting wealth and philanthropy screening to identify potential donors and funders.
● Growing the organization’s newly established Endowment.
● Overseeing the organization’s development budget and ensuring that
development-related expenses are cost-effective and impactful.
● Managing the organization’s Blackbaud eTapestry nonprofit cloud fundraising
and donor database software.
● In partnership with other staff and vendors, develop all digital and print
fundraising collateral and content marketing materials, including optimization of
the organization’s website and SEO tools.
● Continually generating innovative ideas to increase revenue and donor loyalty
(e.g., giving circles, virtual and hybrid events, crowdsourcing, etc.).
● Forging relationships with youth development agencies and schools.
● Recruiting, training, and supporting the Board and volunteers in fundraising
 ● Recommending ways to build the organization’s development staffing capacity over time, and, with Executive Director approval, recruit, hire, and onboard new development staff.

Hiring Organization

First Tee Greater Philadelphia


Development Director Candidate Requirements and Qualifications
● Bachelor’s degree and at least five (5) years of experience in nonprofit development.
● Experience in grant writing and management, major gift solicitation and stewardship, membership campaigns and appeals, corporate outreach and giving, fundraising events, and planned giving.
● Exceptional written and verbal communication and organizational skills.
● Strong time and fiscal management skills.
● Proficiency with CRM, fundraising, and donor database software (preferably
● Proficiency with electronic mail, word processing, spreadsheet, and slide
presentation software.
● Proficiency with the use of social media and content marketing for development.
● Knowledge and expertise in emerging development trends, including but not
limited to digital fundraising and engaging racially and culturally diverse donors.
● Light physical demands (i.e., spending hours listening and talking; working on
the computer and phone; driving to appointments and events; lifting light pieces of equipment and materials; and occasionally working long days, nights, or weekends).
● Reliable transportation for travel to meetings and events throughout the Greater Philadelphia region.
● Passion for the organization’s mission.

Industry/Service Area

Youth Development




Salary, Benefits, and Terms
● The Development Director is a full-time, permanent, salaried position (40 hours per week).
● The Development Director works in a hybrid environment that includes the organization’s office at 800 Walnut Lane, Philadelphia, PA, 19128 with flexibility to work remotely/virtually. The Development Director frequently attends events and meetings with donors and funders throughout the Greater Philadelphia
● Annual compensation ranges from $90,000 - $125,000 commensurate with
● Merit bonuses and compensation increases may be awarded after each annual
performance review by the Executive Director.
● First Tee Greater Philadelphia offers a competitive and comprehensive set of
benefits including medical and dental insurance, as well as paid holidays, paid
time off, and a retirement plan with company match.
● The successful candidate either lives in the Greater Philadelphia region or is
willing to relocate within twelve (12) months of their start date.

Application Instructions

First Tee Greater Philadelphia has retained Capacity for Change, LLC to facilitate the search. Please submit your application online via this link:

First Tee Greater Philadelphia is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a policy of non-discrimination with regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and any other class protected by applicable state or federal law. This position is not open to any third-party recruiters, consultants, and/or staffing vendors.

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