Grassroot Soccer (GRS), which was founded in 2002, is an adolescent health organization that uses the power of soccer to educate, inspire and mobilize youth in developing countries. GRS trains and empowers youth to become role models and “changemakers” in their communities and has provided youth-targeted interventions using sport in risk reduction efforts in 50 countries. It currently operates 3 flagships: GRS South Africa, GRS Zambia, and GRS Zimbabwe.
Young people are connected with local mentors who use soccer to engage, reduce cultural barriers, provide information and access to health services, and encourage healthy behaviors.
Grassroot Soccer is seeking a Major Gifts Officer to identify new prospects, solicit gifts and provide stewardship for donors. Working closely with the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Development, this strategic, sophisticated fundraising professional should be a creative thinker, articulate communicator, adaptable team player, and possess an appreciation for the benefits of athletics with at least 7 years of experience. Familiarity with individual donor strategies and experience with major gifts, international fundraising and government grants is preferred. Experience with donor relations is a plus for this exciting opportunity, which can be based in New York City or Norwich, Vermont.