Director of Development and Communications

December 12th, 2021
Director of Development and Communications

Director of Development and Communications

  • Full Time
  • Senior Level
  • Applications have closed
Job Category: Development
Location: Brooklyn
Job Sectors: Other



Kings County Tennis League (KCTL) is a 501(c)3 organization that combines tennis and education to spark the potential of children living in and around Brooklyn public housing.  Founded in 2010, KCTL provides free, year-round programs to over 500 students, ages 4-17, using tennis and off-court educational activities as instruments for youth development.  We remove the physical and financial barriers to tennis by renovating and creating courts on underused play spaces and bring our staff, volunteers, equipment and programs directly to where our students reside.  KCTL cultivates each child’s unique strengths while helping develop the skills, values and relationships to inspire and support future success.




KCTL is seeking a full-time Director of Development and Communications who is passionate about youth development and supporting underserved communities.  This senior level position will lead all fundraising activities with a focus on donor stewardship planning and execution, events management, data systems and analysis, marketing and communications and grants management.  




  • Partner with the Executive Director, Board of Directors and Board Development Committee to design and implement a fundraising plan to support an annual budget of $500,000 and a strategic growth plan to reach $1.2M.  

  • Manage part-time Development & Marketing Ops Manager.  Work closely with part-time Director of Foundation & Partner Relations.

  • Coordinate 4 annual fundraising events including Tennis Exhibition, Doubles Open and Annual Benefit. Manage timelines, logistics, donor engagement, promotions, communications budget and Board involvement.  

  • Create and drive organization-wide communications strategy across multiple audiences and platforms.  Coordinate marketing materials for various teams and manage brand identity.  Oversee social media, website, newsletter and public relations/press releases. Draft unique and compelling content to engage existing and new audiences.

  • Support Grants Director to develop proposal strategy, maintain submission calendar, prepare proposals with supporting documents and maintain ongoing correspondences with funders. 

  • Create and implement annual appeal strategy. Coordinate ongoing research to expand individual and institutional funding base, analyze current donor base and identify opportunities for major gifts and new prospects among donors, board members, volunteers, and alumni.

  • Develop creative stewardship plans for major donors. Draft annual report and engaging content to show appreciation and ensure connection to the mission.

  • Develop gift acknowledgement plan and oversee implementation, coordinating with Board members where appropriate.

  • Oversee development department infrastructure, including maintaining and tracking donor records, processing gifts, and acknowledging donors. Supervise the Development Ops Manager to maintain and update databases, process gifts, and generate regular income reports.

  • Work closely with the outsourced bookkeeper to track and report revenue.


Qualifications & Experience


  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in nonprofit fundraising and communications.

  • Strong commitment to KCTL mission.

  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical  and communication/presentation skills.

  • Superior ability to think strategically and manage multiple projects, with keen attention to detail.

  • Proficient with Google Workspace, PowerPoint, Excel and CRM/donor data management systems including Kindful and Classy. 

  • Prior experience with physical and virtual event coordination and planning.

  • Highly self-motivated with strong leadership and management skills.

  • Writing samples will be requested for candidates advancing to final round.

  • Bachelor’s degree


Terms of Employment

Full-time role with benefits package including health insurance and paid vacation.  Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Reports to Executive Director, works closely with Programming Director and Board of Directors.


To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected] – 


Subject:  KCTL Development Director.


Kings County Tennis League

Bringing tennis to the kids

  • 1 Dock 72 Way - 7th Floor
  • Brooklyn, NY 11205
  • USA
  • Phone:
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