Development Director



Posting Date:  September 20, 2021

Pay Rate: $70,000- $80,000

About Us

Wasatch Adaptive Sports (WAS) strives to create a community where people of all abilities can experience the power of outdoor recreation whenever and wherever they choose.  A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supported by Snowbird Resort, WAS serves children, adults, and veterans with adaptive needs through recreational, educational, and social programs that promote active living and independence.  Visit to learn more.

What You’ll Do

As the Development Director at WAS, you will lead the organization’s fundraising efforts.  You will play a vital role in helping WAS’s constituents, individuals with adaptive needs, to achieve their recreational goals by bringing the broader community together in support of the organization’s mission.  As a key team lead for WAS, you will connect directly with new and existing individual and institutional donors and help build a broad base of support that is dedicated to our mission. You will join a team that is deeply committed to serving the community and sharing their passion for skiing, biking, snowboarding, paddling, and more. 

Under the direction of the Executive Director and in collaboration with WAS’s board and staff, the Development Director is responsible for the vision, strategy, and execution of the organization’s fundraising efforts according to established annual revenue goals. You will:

Resource Development 

  • Develop and execute a fundraising plan that focuses on multiple revenue sources.
  • Research and develop key relationships through new and existing funding opportunities including: major donors, local and national grantmakers, corporate giving, public funds, and other emerging charitable opportunities.
  • Cultivate, solicit, and steward donors in collaboration with Executive Director with an emphasis on building authentic, long-term relationships.

Major Donors

  • Manage and increase WAS’s major donor portfolio and implement strategies focused on improving donor retention and increasing engagement. 
  • Engage in regular in-person relationship development and solicitations (as is safe to do so) with donors and prospects.  


  • Write and report on grants with new and ongoing grant-making partners. 
  • Maintain an annual calendar of grant activity and deadlines.

Events / Campaigns

  • Direct planning and execution of fundraising events and campaigns. 

Data Management

  • Oversee gift acceptance, acknowledgement, and recording. 
  • Develop, maintain, and execute cultivation calendar. 
  • Oversee a well-organized, informative fundraising database. 
  • Prepare regular reports on progress, budgets, receipts, and expenditures related to fundraising and the management of fund development activities, and evaluate outcomes. 


  • Manage and supervise assigned staff which includes the Community Relations Manager (full-time) and Special Events Coordinator (part-time, seasonal). 
  • Lead Fundraising Committee including setting and achieving committee goals, creating meeting agendas in collaboration with chair/executive director, facilitating meetings, and managing committee member follow through on action items. 
  • Organize and direct board engagement in fundraising in collaboration with the Fundraising Committee.

Marketing / Communications 

  • Oversee the writing, design, production, and distribution of communications materials as it pertains to fundraising. 
  • Establish a strong organizational presence within the community. 


  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.

What You Need to Get the Job Done 

  • A passion for making outdoor recreation more inclusive and accessible.
  • A minimum of three years professional experience in nonprofit sector fundraising with demonstrated competence. 
  • Bachelor’s degree (in related field preferred)
  • Highly developed organizational and time management skills including the ability to successfully manage multiple prospects, requests, and meet competing deadlines. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills required. 
  • Strong ability to think strategically, develop plans, and execute and evaluate them successfully. 
  • Experience planning and executing development initiatives including events, campaigns, and major donor programs.  Knowledge of capital campaigns, planned giving, and/or public funding is a plus.
  • Experience managing a CRM database.
  • Ability to travel to meetings.
  • Must be competent in Word, Excel, Adobe Document Cloud and Acrobat, and Google Drive. Experience with Bloomerang, GreaterGiving, and Salesforce or other donor and event databases a plus. 
  • Strong commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
  • Commitment to lifelong learning with an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.

Work Schedule:

  • 40 hours per week Monday- Friday, some evenings and weekends necessary.
  • Office locations vary between a Murray, UT office location and Snowbird Resort. 
  • Occasional local travel required. 


  • 401k plan with employer contribution 
  • Medical, vision, and dental plans available 
  • Snowbird season pass 
  • Paid time-off, paid vacation, and more as detailed in the employee handbook 

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the role. All job opportunities at Snowbird Resort require the ability to comply with our Professional Appearance, Drug & Alcohol, and Employee Conduct Policies.

Specific details

Organization Wasatch Adaptive Sports
Contact Person Elizabeth Kimball
Phone 801 834 0476
Closing Date ---
Salary Range $70,000-$80,000 DOE