Director of Development VISTA, Kensington Soccer Club

Posted by Kensington Soccer Club on November 3, 2020

Kensington Soccer Club is dedicated to uniting and advancing the Kensington community with high quality soccer and youth development programs for everyone, regardless of ability to pay. Founded in 2010, the Kensington Soccer Club combines aspects of traditional soccer clubs with broad-based community betterment and youth development initiatives. We serve more than 1,000 Philadelphia youth ages 3-19. Most of our players are Hispanic and African American; the vast majority are low-income. KSC strives to: Provide a safe, welcoming setting where large numbers of low-income children can learn soccer, teamwork, the value of exercise, and of working hard to achieve their goals; Foster competitive opportunities for children who want to play soccer at a higher level; Connect low-income players and their parents to services and opportunities that they might otherwise not be aware of and be able to access; Focus on giving teens and young adults a safe, encouraging setting where they can develop positive mindsets and behaviors while getting the benefits of participating in sports. Since the Pandemic shutdown, we have mobilized to face a new set of challenges. We have: Held online sessions with teams; Recorded training videos; Started a teen online group to engage them in positive activities; Connected more than 1,000 families with resources and information they need; Conducted fundraising to help the neediest families, many of whom are not eligible for government aid. The Director of Development will oversee our fundraising program, position the organization for further growth, and create strategies to raise funds from individuals, foundations, corporations, and the government sector.

Member Duties : The Director of Development will oversee: Planning and Strategy-Drive the work of the development department including long-term, annual, and day-to-day planning, prioritizing, and management of Kensington Soccer Club’s development work. Donor Relations-Find, cultivate, and solicit new major donors. Grant Writing and Grants Management-Maintain and expand our grants program. Marketing and Communications-Develop content for online and offline fundraising campaigns and newsletters. Information Management-Develop a system to ensure ongoing communication with donors, timely gift acknowledgement, accurate record keeping, tracking, and reporting. Technology-Help transition to a new data system to help KSC improve operations and have information needed for grant-writing. Partnerships-Support the Executive Director in strengthening relationships with our current partners and cultivating new strategic partnerships. Volunteer Recruitment-Enhance our ability to engage and train volunteers

Program Benefits : Health Coverage* , Living Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Childcare assistance if eligible , Relocation Allowance.

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