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OrganizationFirst Tee - Virginia Blue Ridge
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineMarch 15, 2017
College Degree Required?No
Salary Range$55,000-$60,000


The First Tee was created in 1997 by the World Golf Foundation to provide young people of all ethnic and economic backgrounds an opportunity to develop, through golf and character education, life-enhancing values such as honesty, integrity and sportsmanship. By engaging young people in a combination of life skills, leadership and golf activities, they also are exposed to positive traits that will help them achieve success in life.

Founded in April 2016, The First Tee of the Virginia Blue Ridge services Charlottesville Albemarle, and its six surrounding counties. In the first full year of operation, the organization reached 5,947 children thanks to successful partnerships with 14 elementary schools, 3 Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs and the local golf community.  Additionally, The First Tee of the Virginia Blue Ridge launched several signature events and established a robust Board of Directors.  This chapter is poised for significant growth and ambitious goals moving forward!

Mission Statement

To impact the lives of all young people, with a focus on those who otherwise would not have access, by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

Job Summary

The Executive Director works with the Board of Directors and other staff to develop, implement, and evaluate programs, services and activities that fulfill the mission and goals of The First Tee. The Executive Director is accountable for the successful management and operation of the business of the Chapter.

Job Duties

Board Interaction:

  • Develop the fundraising strategy and oversee its implementation
  • Assist in the development of the Governance Plan
  • Develop the business plan and oversee its implementation
  • Co-develop the agenda for all board and committee meetings, and prepare and present items as required
  • Attend board and committee meetings


  • Develop strategic direction of the program plan and oversee its implementation
  • Oversee the development of key elements of the program plan, i.e. class schedule, training plan, instruction and reporting requirements
  • Track and report on Chapter’s success reaching target population of at-risk youth


  • Develop the fundraising strategy and oversee its implementation
  • Execute the fundraising strategy, including identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major donors and businesses
  • Manage and write grant applications
  • Manage donor database
  • Oversee planning and execution of fundraising events

Public Relations/Communication/Events

  • Serve as Chapter ambassador
  • Develop and oversee all communication activities, policies and material
  • Convey the Chapter’s brand image to the public
  • Establish and nurture critical relationships i.e. donors, community leaders, partners, other chapters and parents
  • Manage relationship with The First Tee National, including reporting requirements, metric tracking and meeting attendance

Financial, Administrative and Staffing

  • Develop, manage and report on the financial performance of the chapter
  • Prepare and deliver accurate and timely financial reporting to the Board of Directors
  • Maintain legal and accounting compliance according to 501(c)3 requirements
  • Build, manage and motivate a high performance team

Skills Required

  • Knowledge of and passion for the goals and philosophy of The First Tee
  • Passion for working with children, especially at-risk youth
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Proven ability to effectively manage a team, organization or business
  • Proven ability to build and nurture a world class team
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Capable of establishing, building and nurturing critical relationships, i.e. community leaders, donors and partners
  • Experience in program development, management and execution
  • Demonstrated fundraising capability
  • Ability to work occasional nights and/or weekends

Additional Info

Please submit a resume, cover letter and 3 references to by March 15, 2017.