The NATA Research & Education Foundation is the 501(c)3 fundraising arm of the National Athletic Trainers' Association, a professional society with more than 43,000 individual members. The NATA Foundation exists to champion research, support education and enhance knowledge to optimize the clinical athletic trainer’s experience and improve outcomes within the diverse populations served by the athletic training profession. This is primarily accomplished through grant and scholarship programs that have awarded more than $4.5 million in research grants and $3 million in scholarships since the Foundation’s inception in 1991. The organization's annual operating budget is approximately $900,000.
The NATA Foundation seeks an experienced non-profit professional to serve as its chief staff executive (NATA Foundation director), working with the organization’s 20 member Board of Directors toward achieving its strategic goals. Due to an extremely successful endowment campaign, there is a substantial need to raise unrestricted funds to support the Foundation's current programs, develop new initiatives and build a healthy reserve to ensure the organization's continued success.The Foundation director will provide both long-range strategic leadership and day-to-day administration of the Foundation.
This position provides a unique opportunity for a development professional who is interested in assuming a larger role with a 501(c)3 organization.
Primary responsibilities: •Supervise of one full-time NATA Foundation employee •Identify and cultivate potential donors at the individual and corporate levels •Oversee of all aspects of NATA Foundation governance •Provide leadership and oversight in creating and reaching the NATA Foundation’s development goals •Provide fundraising training to the Foundation’s Board of Directors •Participate on Board of Directors conference calls •Serve as a resource for the Board of Directors to ensure they have the knowledge and tools necessary to meet their fiduciary responsibilities •Create and implement an annual Development Plan •Develop, implement and monitor the annual budget, including all aspects of fiscal management •Maintain compliance and state registrations to enable the NATA Foundation to solicit funds at the state and national levels •Oversee all NATA Foundation program committee liaisons •Plan, execute, manage and achieve revenue goals for multiple special events hosted at the annual NATA convention •Ensure compliance with all appropriate regulations governing a 501(c)3 organization •Oversee marketing, media relations, public relations, social media, issues management and related activities
For more information on the NATA Foundation, including its leadership, programs and activities, please visit www.natafoundation.org.
We provide a full complement of benefits including generous leave policies and funds to be utilized toward a benefit package that makes sense for each individual employee. We also offer a 401(k) and pension plan, wellness and fitness benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional development and flextime.
If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume with cover letter and salary requirements to HR@nata.org.
The ideal candidate should have at least eight years of demonstrated development success and hold (at minimum) a bachelor’s degree in a business-related field. Her/His background will include experience in donor acquisition, cultivation and stewardship (individual and corporate); strategic planning; C-suite level sales; major gift acquisition; event planning; volunteer recruitment; marketing; and board recruitment and development. A CFRE designation is a plus.
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) is the professional membership association for certified athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession. Founded in 1950, the NATA has grown to more than 40,000 members worldwide today. The majority of certified athletic trainers choose to be members of the NATA – to support their profession, and to receive a broad array... of membership benefits.
By joining forces as a group, NATA members can accomplish more for the athletic training profession than they can individually.