Vice President, Campaign and Special Projects

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Position Description 

The Vice President of Campaign and Special Projects is a strategic and innovative leader, who will be responsible for planning, executing, and guiding philanthropic strategy of a $500MM+ comprehensive campaign. They will work closely with the Chief Advancement Officer, CEO, executive leadership, stakeholders, and broader advancement team to carry out a holistic and national fundraising plan to support the campaign. They will be a natural and intuitive relationship builder with strong interpersonal skills, with a strong background in major gifts fundraising. The person will report into the Chief Advancement Officer and will oversee a Manager, Campaign.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead, devise, and oversee all campaign philanthropic planning, strategy, and activity, in partnership with Chief Advancement Officer (CAO)
  • Develop comprehensive campaign cultivation and solicitation strategies, often in collaboration with CAO and major gifts fundraisers regarding portfolios and prospects, and with support of Manager, Campaign
  • Organize and pursue philanthropic strategy for campaign committees
  • Grow soccer ecosystem of campaign donors, through identification of new prospects for engagement, evaluation of pipeline, and qualification of prospects
  • Develop and maintain campaign prospect list and timeline, and produce campaign reports, lists, and materials with support from department staff and using Salesforce
  • Build and manage a personal portfolio of 50-100 multi-million figure donors and prospects, fundraising towards a campaign goals
  • Lead planning and production of campaign events
  • Liaise with third parties and agencies in support of campaign-related initiatives
  • Collaborate and coordinate across departments on available assets
  • Develop and produce campaign communication, collateral, and materials
  • Prepare and support staff, committee members, and stakeholders through campaign solicitation efforts
  • Promote a culture of philanthropy across federation staff, stakeholders, and across entire organization
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in related field required
  • Minimum 10+ years of significant experience in comprehensive campaign and front-line, leadership fundraising
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience managing a team of fundraisers, in particular for a comprehensive campaign
  • Experience scaling fundraising activity preferred
  • Proven ability to motivate, engage, and work collaboratively at all levels with prospects, donors, leadership, stakeholders, and members of fundraising staff
  • CFRE Certification valued
  • Experience in Salesforce valued
  • Experience in sports nonprofit environment valued
  • General knowledge of soccer
  • Capable of working in fast-paced and demanding environments
  • Must be able to connect “micro” details to the “macro” vision and mission
  • Proficient experience with Microsoft Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook)

U.S. Soccer is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, military status, political belief, or any other characteristic protected under the law. This policy applies to all our employment practices within our organization. 

We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQIA, veterans, parents, and persons with disabilities to apply.