Director of Philanthropy
The First Tee of the Triangle is one chapter of a national non-profit youth initiative called The First Tee. The First Tee was created in 1997 by the World Golf Foundation to provide young people of all ethnic and economic backgrounds an opportunity to develop, through golf and character education, life-enhancing values such as honesty, integrity and sportsmanship. By engaging young people in a combination of life skills, leadership and golf activities, they also are exposed to positive traits that will help them achieve success in life. In the process, participants become valuable assets to their community. The First Tee Life Skills Experience is the unique component that sets The First Tee apart from many other successful junior golf programs. The First Tee of the Triangle was founded in 2004 and has served over 7,500 kids during that time.
Our mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
The Director of Philanthropy reports to the Executive Director.
The Director of Philanthropy is responsible for planning, implementing, and executing annual support activities for The First Tee of the Triangle. These activities include but are not limited to our annual fund program and a variety of special events throughout the year. The Director of Philanthropy is also directly responsible for managing and executing all philanthropy related communications for the organization.
Roles and Responsibilities
Develop and implement a comprehensive annual giving plan including strategies for effective donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
Lead all of The First Tee of the Triangle’s philanthropy-related events to include correspondence, promotion, logistics with event site staff, etc.
Identify, evaluate and pursue grant opportunities. Prepare and submit grants, monitor their approval process, and generate necessary follow up reports
Lead stewardship efforts to board members, donors, and event participants
Develop and oversee the implementation of the marketing strategy for the annual gift campaign each year including all printed materials, e-communications, social media, etc.
Evaluate the annual giving program on a regular basis and provide updates to the Executive Director and Board of Directors
Actively support The First Tee of the Triangle’s Capital Campaign by attending meetings and providing information and resources as needed
Lead the development and implementation of a Legacy Giving program for the organization
Oversee the management of the organization’s donor database and ensure that all information is updated and available in real-time
Make periodic contact with established donors (email, note, phone call) to nurture relationships for future donations.
Attend all fundraising efforts as well as appropriate programming events.
Work in coordination with the Philanthropy Associate to achieve the organization’s philanthropic goals
At least five years of experience in a philanthropy-related field
Strong oral and written communications skills
Charismatic and personable when working with stakeholders of all ages and backgrounds
Excellent critical thinking skills
Able to work evenings and weekends as needed
Experience with eTapestry
Experience with youth-serving organizations is a plus
Knowledge or interest in the game of golf is preferred but not required
Please submit your cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and three references to email@example.com.
Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience