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Executive Director – Disabled Sports USA

Disabled Sports USA (a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization) is a national leader in adaptive sports.  We have been at the forefront of adaptive sports and recreation in the U.S. for more than fifty years. Through sports, we help individuals with disabilities prosper and thrive.

Today, our industry-leading expertise and expanding network of 125 chapters in 40 states reach more than 60,000 youth and adults with disabilities annually.  Our commitment is for every person, regardless of ability, to have an equal opportunity to participate in sports and recreation in their community.

DSUSA has a 50-year track record for accomplishing ambitious goals by managing programs efficiently. This year, DSUSA achieved an overall, combined administrative and fundraising expense rate of 11.7%, a fraction of the amount deemed outstanding by Charity Navigator. DSUSA undergoes multiple financial and compliance audits each year and consistently receives unqualified reports.

At Disabled Sports USA, we create the environment and opportunities that each year lead to tens of thousands of life-changing, transformative experiences expressed in our motto: “If I can do this, I can do anything!”


The Disabled Sports USA Board of Directors is seeking a new Executive Director with dynamic attributes and skills to lead the organization into the future and insure its ongoing success as a national leader.

The Executive Director’s responsibility is to collaborate with the Board to set the strategic plan and vision of the organization; to develop tactics for achieving DSUSA’s mission, goals and objectives, and to carry out the same. The Executive Director reports to the Board, which delegates responsibility for management and day-to-day operations to the Executive Director, who has the authority to carry out these responsibilities, in accordance with the direction and policies established by the Board.

The Executive Director provides management and leadership to DSUSA staff in a cooperative, unified and open environment. The Executive Director will have full operational authority of the DSUSA.

This position will be based in Rockville, Maryland.


  • Responsible for effective administration and implementation of Disabled Sports USA operations, programs, mission and vision.
  • Serve as DSUSA’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media and the public.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with various professional, civic and private organizations to present DSUSA, its vision and services through public presentations and by attending relevant business events, conferences and gatherings.
  • Responsible for fundraising, including identifying and cultivating corporate, governmental, individual, foundation sponsors and resources necessary to support the organization’s mission.
  • Responsible for leading strategic planning and implementation objectives to ensure that DSUSA has a long-range strategy to successfully fulfill its mission into the future.
  • Provide leadership in developing program, communication, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board.
  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
  • Oversee employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions.
  • Review and approve contracts.
  • Responsible for working with the CFO to ensure the fiscal integrity of DSUSA.
  • Work with the CFO to ensure that DSUSA is compliant with all relevant state and federal laws, regulations and with standard accounting procedures.
  • Build a high-performing senior leadership team and maintain a climate which attracts, motivates, develops and retains a diverse best-in-class staff.
  • Identify and implement cost-effective ways to deliver state-of-the-art programs to clients.
  • Cultivate excellent relationships with local and national media; provide oversight for DSUSA’s presence in social media.
  • Regularly inform the Board of internal organization matters, including relevant staffing, funding and program success and priorities.
  • Keep DSUSA current and at the forefront of state, regional and national adaptive sports organizations.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.


  • Ten or more years of senior nonprofit management and leadership experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Postgraduate degree in Nonprofit Management, Business Administration, Finance, Economics or equivalent is a plus.
  • Background in recreation and sports program management is a plus.
  • Passion for and ability to convey the mission and vision of Disabled Sports USA to a diverse group of volunteers, participants and donors.
  • Expertise in fundraising, managing fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to the nonprofit sector with proven results.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Ability to lead a high-performing senior leadership team and play an active role in attracting, retaining and developing a best-in-class staff.
  • Transparent, high integrity leader possessing strong organizational, motivational, collaboration and innovation skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with and motivate board and staff members and volunteers.
  • Impeccable work ethic.

Salary commensurate with experience and other qualifications. Quality benefits package includes health, 403b retirement plan and paid time off. Disabled Sports USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Qualified candidates should apply online at No phone calls please.

For any additional questions, please email


Senior Director of Sales and Service – USA Football

USA Football designs and delivers premier educational, developmental and competitive programs to advance and grow the sport. As the sport’s national governing body, member of the U.S. Olympic Committee and organizer of the U.S. National Team for international competition, USA Football partners with leaders in medicine, child advocacy and athletics to support positive football experiences for youth, high school and other amateur players.

USA Football provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The Senior Director of Sales and Service is an experienced strategic, entrepreneurial, innovative and results driven individual that has experience working in a grassroots environment. Responsible for building, managing and expanding relationships across the football marketplace including youth (flag, tackle) and high school markets. This individual must have a knowledge and passion for football.

This position is based in Indianapolis, Indiana.


  • Develop and implement a comprehensive strategic plan to achieve established sales and engagement goals.
  • Recruit and mentor top talent to optimize regional and national penetration and performance.
  • Direct sales forecasting activities and sets performance goals accordingly.
  • Effectively manage sales budget.
  • Create and implement a cohesive sales promotion strategy to drive sales including but not limited to; account strategies, territory planning, and assigning administrative responsibilities and meet sales goals.
  • Actively participate in pipeline reviews and discussions of sales strategy and tactics to win new business.
  • Generate and maintain daily, weekly and monthly sales reports.
  • Secure customer feedback that drives product improvements and new products that meet market trends, needs and our brand.
  • Lead the team to build out, iterate and refine product training.
  • Troubleshoot problems regarding products.
  • Internally cultivate relationships, remove barriers and participate in problem solving to deliver goals.
  • Develop and deliver sales presentations in a creative, professional and effective manner.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, sales and marketing or related field.


  • Must have at least 5-7 years professional sales or sales management experience (at least 4 years sales management experience preferred).
  • Must be able to display success in increasing sales, preferably sports, membership organizations or similar industries.
  • Expert in building life-cycle sales plans and delivering results.
  • Must have the ability to successfully train and manage sales staff (inside and outside sales).
  • Skilled in CRM, project management and office software.


  • A minimum of 4 years sales management experience.


Qualified candidates should apply online via our website at

For any additional questions, please email


Director of Partnership Sales – Charlotte Hornets (OPEN)


The Charlotte Hornets are seeking a Director of Partnership Sales who is a smart, dynamic, creative and experienced sales leader with knowledge of the sports sponsorship landscape. The successful incumbent will secure new marketing partnerships with leading local, regional, national and international brands that serve as a critical revenue stream for the Charlotte Hornets, Spectrum Center and Greensboro Swarm, collectively Hornets Sports & Entertainment (HSE).

The Director of Partnership Sales plays a senior role within the department and collaborates with the team to meet sales goals by cultivating new multi-year and fully integrated marketing partnership programs that provide innovative and compelling solutions to the partner’s unique objectives. You will create high-value proposals that are customized, relevant, integrated, flexible, and serve to change the behaviors and perceptions of the client’s target markets leading to brand awareness, loyalty, and advocacy. The ideal candidate is a competitive, passionate, high-energy, self-starter that has the wherewithal to identify, connect with and successfully secure meetings with top-level decision makers. Read More