Pitch In For Baseball & Softball (PIFBS) is seeking an exceptional and seasoned fundraising professional for its position of Director of Development. Working closely with the CEO, a motivated and knowledgeable team of staff, and a motivated and engaged Board of Directors and Advisory Council, the Director of Development will be a catalytic leader who helps Pitch In For Baseball & Softball reach new heights in terms of creating a solid donor base and overall fund development in support of its programs and the organization as a whole. This work requires someone who shares PIFBS’ vision, appreciation for sport as a vehicle for youth development, and commitment to underprivileged children.

The ideal candidate must be a skilled and effective communicator and relationship builder capable of integrating smoothly into the organizational culture of Pitch In For Baseball & Softball.  The PIFBS team is extremely supportive of one another in a relaxed environment yet with high expectations and commitment to quality. As a small grassroots organization, this is a great opportunity to make a huge impact while getting to have unique and memorable baseball/softball experiences including travel both internationally and domestically and interact with a vast array of industry leaders. This work requires someone who shares PIFBS’ vision, appreciation for sport as a vehicle for youth development, and commitment to underprivileged children.


Working closely with the leadership and staff of Pitch In For Baseball & Softball, the Director of Development will:

  • Provide vision and leadership for all aspects of PIFBS’ fundraising program, and will integrate and elevate fundraising best practices across all levels and types of giving
  • Work with the CEO and Board of Trustees to develop and implement an augmented fundraising plan that will advance PIFBS’ fundraising growth, strengthen the pipeline, and increase donor engagement
  • Support the Board in meaningful participation that will boost a culture of fundraising, support, and engagement
  • Create and execute a strategies for winning back donors, reducing donor churn, and increasing donor engagement
  • Manage an effective development infrastructure by augmenting efficient systems and procedures, including the database, those that track fundraising goals, acknowledgements, and enable real-time reporting to key program leads
  • Create briefing memos, presentations, and other materials for leadership and donor meetings and reports
  • Represent PIFBS when appropriate at distribution events and partner meetings
  • Identify areas for increased efficiency and cost effectiveness when appropriate
  • Other duties as assigned by the CEO
  • Oversee fundraising special events (Topgolf, annual on-site Board & Staff meeting)
  • Supervising a Development and Marketing intern (when appropriate)


  • Bachelors degree required and more than 5 years of nonprofit development experience with proven track record of scaling small grassroots nonprofit organizations
  • Track record of success in developing and implementing fundraising plans, preferably in the youth sports space
  • Ability to interact professionally with internal and external stakeholders who have diverse backgrounds, professional skills, and perspectives
  • High level of attention to detail and commitment to quality
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining excellence.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Creative, strategic thinker with excellent project management and cross-functional fundraising skills
  • Strong follow-through with the proven ability to set and meet deadlines and benchmarks


  • International and domestic travel for partnership development and stewardship
  • Interact with PIFBS partners which includes a vast array of industry leaders (MLB, Little League, Players Trust, Wilson Sporting Goods, MLB clubs teams, etc.)
  • 5 weeks (25 days) of PTO
  • PIFBS pays 50% of health insurance
  • PIFBS pays for Aflac accident coverage for each employee
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Opportunity to work remotely/hybrid after introductory period

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