Development Officer, First Tee (BC) - Golf Canada Foundation - crawfordconnect

Apr 22, 2024
Various Locations, British Columbia

Development Officer, First Tee (BC) - Golf Canada Foundation

Lower Mainland, British Columbia

Hybrid Working Environment


Golf Canada Foundation (GCF) inspires young players to build strong core values and character while living a healthy lifestyle. Since 2013 it has grown significantly and funded junior golf, women’s golf, high performance golf, sustainability, and heritage projects, while developing a national network of passionate donors and partners.

Golf Canada Foundation is seeking a Development Officer to grow it First Tee program – Golf Canada’s flagship program specifically designed for youth. It is new to BC and will begin its third season this spring. As a youth development program, First Tee provides youth with affordable and inclusive access to golf along with life-enhancing experiences through the game. First Tee – Canada offers accessible and inclusive programming at golf courses, schools, and community centres striving to ensure that the sport of golf reflects the diversity of Canadians.

First Tee exists to enable kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges. By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with life skills curriculum, First Tee creates learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids carry to everything they do. Founded in the USA in 1997, the program is now offered in eight countries.


What you bring to the role:

  • 3 to 5 years’ progressive experience in fundraising in a not-for-profit organization ideally with raising 4 figure gifts
  • You are a self-starter and independent worker with strong organizational skills; ability to prioritize and plan work, set and achieve deadlines, establish and maintain monitoring systems, etc.   
  • Experience in any of the following areas: corporate giving, individual giving, grant writing or special events OR sales experience
  • As an outgoing person, you thrive on building new relationships. Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills, with the ability to establish trust and confidence of prospects quickly and effectively.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong budget management
  • Advanced skills in MS Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), SharePoint, Raiser’s Edge or related fundraising database system
  • A valid driver’s license and ability to travel: lower mainland; Vancouver, Surrey, Richmond, Coquitlam, Victoria, Burnaby
  • Flexible work hours: The demands of this position may require hours of work to vary to meet the objectives of employment. Due to the nature of this role, there may also be the need to work some weekends. Head office in Delta, BC.



  • University/college degree preferred with a focus in fundraising, business, marketing, sales or other relevant field or equivalent experience



  • Knowledge of golf
  • Experience in sports philanthropy


Why consider working with Golf Canada Foundation? What GCF offers you?

  • A small, close-knit, welcoming cross departmental BC team, led by a seasoned Director of Development with a coaching leadership style
  • Opportunity to: build the First Tee program from the ground up by building relationships from the front-line with corporate and individual golfers and events; continue your learning in the many facets of the non-profit business; make a positive impact on youth and other underserved communities
  • Work/life balance and flexibility
  • As a large national organization, Golf Canada offers tremendous opportunity for growth and a network across Canada
  • Ideal for someone who likes autonomy, is entrepreneurial and is a driver


Competitive compensation including:

  • A competitive salary of $75,000 - $95,000 (commensurate with experience)
  • Defined contribution of 6% up to a max of $5,000/year (matched by GCF)
  • Vacation: starting at 2 weeks plus additional 2 weeks during “blackout” period in December holiday season
  • Health benefits including: prescription drugs, paramedical services, dental & orthodontal, Employee Assistance Program, and vision care


This search is being conducted on behalf of Golf Canada Foundation by crawfordconnect, a search firm specializing in recruiting non-profit and charitable professionals for Canada’s non-profit sector. If someone you know may be interested in this position, please feel free to forward this information – we would be pleased to connect with them.


Application Process:

To submit your application by April 22, 2024, please visit and click on the APPLY button to upload your cover letter and resume in two separate documents.

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