Development Officer

GRS is an international adolescent health organization that leverages the power of soccer to educate, inspire and mobilize at-risk youth to overcome their greatest health challenges, live healthier, more productive lives, and be agents for change in their communities.

Role Overview

The Development Officer (DO) is a mid-level fundraising position.  The DO will drive major gifts revenue and growth while contributing to the highly collaborative, positive, and action-oriented culture at GRS. Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, the DO is responsible for raising and stewarding individual, unrestricted major gifts critical to the mission, growth, and innovative work of GRS. The DO will develop and execute strategies to manage a portfolio of ~150-200 individual major donors and prospects (5-7 figure); support systems, processes, and reporting and analytics for major gifts; and support key events as they relate to major donors. The successful candidate is someone who is learning agile, relationship-focused, and a self-motivated frontline fundraiser. They have high emotional intelligence and are wired for and comfortable with working with high-net-worth individuals and making the ask.

To Apply

Please submit a Cover Letter and CV to with “Development Officer” in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


  • Using a moves management system, thoughtfully and strategically manage and grow a targeted portfolio of individual major donors (5-7 figure) with annual, campaign, and multi-year goals toward increased increase year-over-year revenue (~$5M revenue with opportunity for growth)
  • Manage ~150-200 major donors and prospects: qualify philanthropic capacity; build and execute donor strategies; prepare meeting briefs and talking points; prepare proposals, solicitations, closure, and stewardship
  • Support and help lead internal campaign strategy and coordination: donor and prospect strategies; case for support development/customized proposals for solicitation; pyramid development; pledge tracking, etc.
  • Please see full job description for additional responsibilities.

Specifications & Competencies

  • Ideally 5-7 years of major gifts experience in a mission-driven non-profit, with a proven track record of portfolio management and raising 5-7 figure gifts from high-net-worth individuals (campaign, annual, multi-year)
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in prospect identification, relationship development and cultivation, proposal development, solicitation, and stewardship
  • Understanding of best development practices, the donor cycle, and working with a commitment to a donor-centric philosophy
  • Please see full job description for additional information and to apply.

Job Overview

Date Posted

January 14, 2022


Full-time remote position based in continental US/East Coast preferred

Job Type

Full Time