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Chief Development Officer



Job Title: Chief Development Officer
Reports To: Assistant Executive Director, Development
Basic Function: Cultivate, solicit and secure gifts from high level prospects and donors for The USA Hockey Foundation

Essential Functions and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Work with the development team to implement a strategic gift solicitation plan for generating major gifts from high-level prospects and donors.
• Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major and planned gifts including initiating and making personal visits and sending written solicitations.
• Cultivate major donors through appropriate moves management strategy.
• Coordinate and conduct donor visits as necessary.
• Managing a portfolio of approximately 125 to 150 prospects and donors.
• Plan cultivation and stewardship events for major and planned gift donors and donor prospects.
• Conduct prospect research to estimate financial capacity and organization/mission affinity.
• Generate contact call reports, status updates and metrics to provide leadership with an accurate portrayal of activity and financial  projections.
• Develop and maintain strong collaborative working relationships with other members of the development team.


• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
• At least five years’ experience in frontline fundraising position preferred.
• Direct responsibility for cultivating, soliciting and stewarding gifts of $10,000 or greater.
• Demonstrated success in securing five- and six-figure major gifts from individual donors.
• Superior oral, written and interpersonal communication skills required.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; experience with fundraising software a plus.
• Excellent negotiation and closing skills. Effective and compassionate listening skills. Exceptional presentation skills.
• Hockey knowledge and experience preferred.
• Extensive travel may be required.
• Candidates with transferable skills acquired in other professional settings (i.e sales, account and relationship management) may be considered.
• Ability to positively engage with all USA Hockey constituent groups.

Salary: Commensurate with experience. This is a full-time position with an excellent benefit package.
Availability: Position available immediately at USA Hockey’s national headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Application Procedure: To apply, email a letter of application, current resume, and list of three references with contact information in one .pdf file to: