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Associate Director, Giving Circle

Associate Director, Giving Circle

Nonprofit Jobs

Colorado Springs, CO (This is a hybrid role that will regularly work from both our Colorado Springs Downtown Headquarters and remotely)

Are you mission-driven and passionate about helping others succeed?

Do you strive to lead, follow, and act with integrity?

Are you the one who honors your commitments?

Is building trusting relationships an integral part of why you do what you do?

Do you push limits and challenge the status quo?

If you answered YES, keep reading to find out how you can contribute to the success of Team USA!

Here's a summary of responsibilities:

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) is a nonprofit organization and is one of the only only National Olympic & Paralympic Committees in the world that does not receive government funding for its Olympic and Paralympic programs, instead relying on the generosity of a committed community of sponsors and donors. Increasing philanthropic support for U.S. athletes is one of the USOPC’s highest strategic priorities.

The Associate Director, Giving Circle is an employee of the USOPC’s Development Division, and as such, also works for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation (USOPF), the organization charged with raising philanthropic support for the USOPC and Team USA.

Reporting to the Vice President, Annual Giving and Digital Fundraising (VPAGDF), the Associate Director provides strategic oversight and direction for the organization’s mid-level giving programs and membership initiatives associated with the Team USA Giving Circle. 

Working closely with the Major Giving Team, the Associate Director facilitates the strategic direction for the mid-level program, overseeing stewardship and fulfillment.  The Associate Director develops and executes a data-driven strategic plan for mid-level giving, serving as a strategic partner for the existing annual fund and major gift programs.  

Here's how you'll have an impact:

  • In consultation with the VPAGDF and the VP, Major Gifts, evaluate and refine existing mid-level giving initiatives using a data-driven approach, facilitating a program that serves as a strong bridge between the annual fund and major gift efforts.
  • In consultation with the VPAGDF, create and execute an annual operating plan for mid-level giving with measurable performance objectives and specific goals, integrally linked to the USOPF annual operating budget and fundraising priorities. Participate in assessing progress toward these goals.
  • Work closely with the Annual Fund and Stewardship departments to provide targeted stewardship and communication to top annual fund donors with the goal of transitioning those contributors to mid-level program management, providing an entry point for more high-touch donor engagement, cultivation, and stewardship.
  • Assist with the qualification of new major gift prospects, ensuring proper moves management expectations are met to help feed the major gift pipeline and officer portfolios.
  • Support the fundraising efforts of the Major Gift Team by serving as the operational lead for all annual giving membership programs, including the Sixth Ring and Giving Circles (Women’s Circle, Paralympic Circle, etc.)
  • Support and execute on a national ambassador network that drives philanthropic support within the mid-level giving program. Engage these volunteers to achieve programmatic goals.
  • In collaboration with the Director, Experiential Engagement, Director, Hospitality Operations and regional major gift teams, coordinate and plan special events with the purpose of broadening the mid-level prospect pool, cultivating mid-level prospects, supporting circle engagement and stewarding current donors.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for all giving circle engagements, including VIP weekend, virtual engagements and in-person cultivation and membership related events.
  • Oversee and maintain the annual operating budget for the Giving Circle in partnership with the VPAGDF and Director, Experiential Engagement.
  • Ensure that all activities are entered in the division’s constituent database to guarantee quality of communication and donor records.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Here are the skills and experience you'll need to be effective:

  •  Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • 4+ years of fundraising experience, with an emphasis on cultivating and soliciting mid-level and/or major gifts
  • General knowledge of gift planning vehicles desired
  • Proven ability for strategic thought, planning and analysis
  • Resourceful and independent, yet able to work creatively, effectively, and collaboratively in an integrated, team-oriented fundraising environment

Here are some things that will make you super competitive for this role: 

  • Prior budget management experience preferred
  • Knowledge and experience in a large Development operation is preferred

Here's where you'll work:

  • This is a hybrid role that will regularly work from both our Colorado Springs Downtown Headquarters and remotely.

Here's some more information you need to know:

  • Hiring Pay Range: $67,542 to $85,778 
  • Domestic travel and the possibility of limited international travel
  • This is a full-time, exempt, position intended to work 40 hours per week.
  • Bonus:  This position will be eligible for the Annual Incentive Award Program at a 15% target. This program is subject to change or elimination by the USOPC at any time at its sole discretion.
  • Benefits: The full-time position will be eligible for USOPC benefits. You can view a summary here or download a pdf here. 

To apply, please click HERE

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Mid Level

Job Focus : Donors/Donations, Fundraising, Planned Giving

Location : Colorado Springs, CO (This is a hybrid role that will regularly work from both our Colorado Springs Downtown Headquarters and remotely)

Salary Range : $67,542 to $85,778

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