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19 May 2022

Full-Time Development Manager

Sandra – Posted by Sandra Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Unlimited Vacation, Mental Health Days, 100% paid medical benefits for employee and so much more!


At USA Triathlon, we believe that life is better when you swim, bike and run.


USA Triathlon is the Olympic and Paralympic National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of triathlon and all things multisport and is the largest multisport organization in the world. We spend every day thinking about ways to grow and support the sport. We’re building the most innovative service organization in sports and transforming lives by inspiring participation to help communities become healthier. We also represent our country at the highest levels of international competition, striving to win medals with class and integrity.


We are defining the modern-day NGB, with innovation as a cornerstone of our strategy. We are guided by principles of service leadership, performance excellence, collaboration, and diversity and inclusion at all levels of the organization. Our focus on listening, collaborating and adapting our existing model has allowed us to create step function changes in our business model, governance and constituent support, and play a leadership role throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Movement.


We are all about going above and beyond to serve the triathlon community, and we work equally hard to serve our teammates. We are committed to being the best place to work in the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic movement by focusing on hiring, training and promoting talented, dedicated, passionate individuals who want to get better every day. We have unlimited vacation, 100% paid medical benefits,  access to the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center and more.


Come to Colorado Springs, ranked No. 4 as a Best Place to Live by U.S. News & World Report in its 2020-2021 survey! USA Triathlon was selected as one of Front Office Sports Best Employers in Sports in 2020
and 2021! USA Triathlon was also selected as an honorable mention in Outside Magazine’s 2020 and
2021 Best Places to Work. ( USA
Triathlon has been nationally recognized for its commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access,
having been awarded the USOPC’s Advancements in Diversity and Inclusion Award in 2017 and the
USOPC’s National Governing Bodies’ Diversity & Inclusion Choice Award in 2018, 2019 and 2021. Be part
of the Olympic & Paralympic movement. Hone your skills and expertise while creating opportunities for
triathletes to live their best lives.


The USA Triathlon Foundation is a fast-growing non-profit that is dedicated to raising resources in support of USA Triathlon’s mission to transform lives through multisport. Your work for the USA Triathlon Foundation will positively impact individuals and organizations in all 50 states and range from work with youth, adaptive athletes, Olympians and Paralympians, underrepresented communities and others. Create opportunities for both kids and adults to get active and healthy, build communities of like-minded people who are actively working to improve our country’s well-being and help inspire a nation by funding the athletes and programs that will bring home Olympic and Paralympic medals.


We hope you are ready for a fulfilling challenge.


Position Summary

The Development Manager is a key member of USA Triathlon’s revenue team reporting directly to the Executive Director of the USA Triathlon Foundation. This position is responsible for maximizing the revenue potential for USA Triathlon Foundation through programs, events, annual fund, and major gift fundraising.


This role will be responsible for driving the growth of our annual fund and cultivating and soliciting major gifts in Colorado. The ideal candidate has a proven track record in development with the desire to grow donor count and fundraising numbers.


General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maximize revenue-generating programs throughout the year and be responsible for selling annual events: Hall of Fame Gala tables/tickets, Fantasy Camp spots, and VIP areas at Multisport Festival, Legacy and Age Group Nationals
  • Construct and execute a robust plan for the Tri-Club Challenge Initiative
  • Manage a portfolio of major gift prospects in Colorado
  • Enhance annual giving programs to increase overall donor count, unrestricted donations, and donor engagement
  • Cultivate annual fund donors and move them to major gift prospects
  • Qualify major gift prospects on behalf of other major gift officers
  • Work with Foundation Development and Program Coordinator on daily needs of the Foundation, including benefit fulfillment, stewardship, event support and engagement
  • Work collaboratively with alle departments to identify key partnership opportunities that benefit their department and the organization overall




  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3+ years of development experience
  • Experience with a national governing body for sport, collegiate athletics department, professional sports team, league, agency or major property is preferred but not a requirement
  • Experience in the endurance space will be helpful in the success of this position but not a requirement


Please provide a resume and a cover letter in which you briefly describe why you are the ideal candidate for this position.


Additional Job Information:


Location: Colorado Springs, CO in a hybrid work environment


Pay range: $55,000 – $70,000


This is a full time, exempt position



We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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