Dare2tri positively impacts the health, quality of life and community integration of athletes with physical disabilities or visual impairments by providing opportunities in the sports of swimming, cycling, running and triathlon.

Development Director

Dare2tri positively impacts the health, quality of life and community integration of athletes with physical disabilities or visual impairments by providing opportunities in the sports of swimming, cycling, running and triathlon.

Dare2tri is seeking an effective communicator who can share the mission and vision of the organization with the goal of raising funds. The Development Director will combine a variety of skill sets and work across several different fronts to assist Dare2tri in developing and communicating engagement opportunities. Responsibilities will include: creating and implementing a fundraising strategy, including identification, cultivation, solicitation and acknowledgement of prospects, donors, sponsors and grantors. As a member of a small team, the Development Director will support all efforts to sustain and grow the mission and financial stability of the organization.  

The Development Director will report to Dare2tri’s Executive Director. This is a full-time position.



  • Create and implement an annual development plan, including strategies and tactics for individual donors, foundations, corporations, sponsors and in-kind gifts

  • Prepare annual development budgets and income projections and track progress toward goals

  • Work closely with funders and donors to build relationships and foster growth 

  • Lead fundraising efforts including identification, cultivation, solicitation, acknowledgement, and stewardship of prospects, donors and sponsors 

  •  Work with the Content Marketing Manager to create development-related marketing materials including brochures, emails, newsletters, social media posts, and content for Dare2tri’s website

  • Research, track, schedule and prepare materials for visits with potential donors and/or supporters

  • Conduct prospect research and develop relationships with potential sponsors, individuals, corporations, and foundations that will lead to long-term financial contributions

  •  Coordinate and lead annual appeal 

  • Coordinate all aspects of Dare2tri’s annual gala, Evening2Inspire, including donor solicitation, sponsorship and event execution

  • Oversee Dare2tri’s peer to peer fundraising campaigns such as Race2Raise and Sponsor an Athlete including promotion, solicitation, tracking, communication and follow up 

  •  Management of the donor database (Neon Z2 System CRM) including data entry, gift processing, acknowledgement generating and reporting

  • Work with Executive Director to provide leadership and a strategic direction to the board of directors, effectively developing the board and leveraging it as a resource

  • Monitor the external environment, keep board members abreast of fundraising factors influencing the organization


Key Qualifications:

  • Minimum BA/BS in a related field required

  • 5-7 years of relevant work experience in Development/Fundraising

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Experience managing various aspects of fundraising events and campaigns

  • Effective leadership and organizational skills

  • Excellent prioritization skills, follow-through, and a keen attention to detail

  • Ability to be organized, self-motivated, and wear multiple hats 

  • Be a team player

  • Comfortable being the lead ambassador for the organization to outside constituencies

  • Extremely strong project management skills with the ability to think strategically and operationally, proven track records of implementation and delivery 


To Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to Keri Serota ( with "Development Director" in the subject line. Applications received will be evaluated on a rolling basis, so early submission is recommended. Please understand that Dare2tri will be unable to notify all applicants of their submission, but will contact those applicants shortlisted for interview.

Content marketing manager 

Dare2tri is looking to hire a Content Marketing Manager to join the team and help elevate the digital, print and social presence of the organization. The Content Marketing Manager should be a design-oriented, creative thinker with exceptional writing skills and the ability to represent mission through storytelling.

This role will work closely with the Executive Director and Development Director to create a marketing strategy and plan, as well as execute all of the day-to day tasks required to grow the Dare2tri brand and further the mission through digital channels and social media.  


  1. Marketing & Communications Strategy – Plan and implement all aspects of marketing for a small nonprofit. Align marketing materials across channels, preserve and promote Dare2tri brand. Develop communications calendar and create all communications

  2. Content Development – Create written content and visuals for Dare2tri’s website, marketing emails and campaigns, print brochures, donor emails and cultivation materials, press releases, and community outreach

  3. Email Marketing – Develop email campaigns in MailChimp, create and edit visuals in photoshop, segment audience lists, import contacts, and analyze open and click through rates

  4. Website Management – Update and maintain website content. Develop strategy for refreshing content, improving navigation, implementing accessibility standards, increasing traffic to the site and SEO

  5. Development/Fundraising Communications – Create content for sponsorship presentations, emails and collateral used to solicit sponsors. Write donor thank yous, develop sponsor recognition signage and emails, and author the annual report

  6. Program & Event Promotion – Creatively promote Dare2tri events, services, programs, and community opportunities. Develop print materials in InDesign, including flyers, posters, and invites

  7. Social Media – Develop and implement social media strategy across all channels

  8. Track data – Monitor, evaluate, and utilize data to determine strategy. Identify trends and provide recommendations for new ways to promote Dare2tri’s brand and mission


  •  2-5 years in the marketing and communications field

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • Passionate about digital media and the marketing landscape

  • Mission driven and excited to use skills to help grow a small nonprofit

  • Ability to perform routine analyses of data to drive marketing decisions

  • Effective communicator, strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop/InDesign/Illustrator and ability to create original content

  • Experience with MailChimp, Neon CRM, Squarespace a plus

  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and make decisions without oversight

Application deadline is December 31, 2018. Please send a resume and cover letter to Keri Serota at with the subject line - Content Marketing Manager Position.