US Squash

Organization Overview:

US Squash is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which serves as the only national governing body and membership organization for the sport in the United States. Founded in 1904 and headquartered in Philadelphia, it is a member of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, the Pan American Squash Federation and the World Squash Federation.

US Squash continually invests in the development of the sport to sustain growth, broaden access, and embrace innovation. The organization supports teaching professionals and coaches in their effort to engage and mentor players during their lifelong involvement in the sport.

US Squash has recently completed construction of the world’s preeminent squash facility, the new Arlen Specter US Squash Center in Philadelphia. The Headquarters for US Squash, the Specter Center serves as a national center of excellence providing the resources to train the women and men of Team USA.

The Center is the home of National Community Squash Initiative and will be the host site for the sport’s largest junior, collegiate, urban youth and professional squash championships.

Director of Advancement:

Position Overview:

US Squash is seeking a Director of Advancement to help drive the organization’s ambitious goals for the Annual Fund, the National Community Squash Initiative, Women and Girl’s Initiative and to close out the highly successful Arlen Specter US Squash Center capital campaign. US Squash looks to strengthen and establish a culture of philanthropy throughout its national community.

The Director of Advancement will provide strategic and tactical management of annual giving, major gifts, corporate sponsorships and foundation grants.

Location:

The role is based at US Squash’s Headquarters at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center in Philadelphia, PA

Key Relationships:

The Director of Advancement reports to the Executive Director of the Arlen Specter US Squash Center with a close working relationship with the US Squash CEO, CFO and the Board’s Advancement Committee.

Position Description:

  • Lead the organization, focus and effectiveness of US Squash’s highly regarded external facing fundraising staff.
  • Help provide the strategic planning for development priorities.
  • Comfortably interface with the prospect and donor community.
  • Lead all aspects of data management, reporting, and campaign management.
  • Supervise staff in gift processing and receipting, database management.
  • Maximize utility of the organization’s Kindful CRM system.
  • Provide appropriate focus and direction in achieving major campaign goals.
  • Work with the major gift team to develop, maintain and update inventory of dynamic naming opportunities.
  • Ensure the integrity of reporting and efficient automated processes to the highest standards.
  • Partner with the CFO to ensure alignment with financial projections.
  • Prepare and present quarterly reports for US Squash Board presentations
  • Ensure overall accuracy and reliability of donor data, systems and reporting.
  • Remain up-to-date on standards and applicable IRS tax laws and regulations related to charitable giving and gift administration.
  • Ensure efficient, accurate and timely process is in place for thank-yous, gift agreements, and communications to donors and prospects.
  • Manage the process to ensure pledges are fulfilled on a timely basis and when necessary, written off in accordance with accounting standards and audit requirements.

Desired Qualifications and Personal Characteristics:

  • Senior level development officer with at least 8 years of nonprofit development experience.
  • Experience leading an internal development team and external volunteers.
  • Strong and positive communication skills across departments internally.
  • Comfortable managing external facing communications and relationship.
  • Outstanding problem-solving ability and experience in change management.
  • Strong motivational and staff leadership abilities.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • A team-oriented management style.
  • Bachelor’s Degree.

Applications and nominations can be sent to ned.edwards@ussquash.org

US Squash is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to candidates and employees without regard to race, religion, creed, age, sex, marital status, disability, national origin, ancestry, or any other characteristic protected by law.