Organization: Tourette Association of America

Location: Bayside, Queens, NY

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About Tourette Association of America:

Founded in 1972, the Tourette Association of America (TAA) is dedicated to making life better for all people affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders by:

  • Raising public awareness and fostering social acceptance.
  • Working to advance scientific understanding, treatment options, and care.
  • Educating professionals to better serve the needs of children, adults, and families challenged by Tourette and Tic Disorders.
  • Advocating for public policies and services that promote positive school, work, and social environments.
  • Providing help, hope, and a supportive community across the nation.
  • Empowering our community to deal with the complexities of this spectrum of disorders.

The Opportunity:

The Tourette Association of America, based in Bayside, Queens, NY, is seeking a new Vice President, Development to join its leadership team. This position is empowered to refresh and define a new strategic direction for the organization’s fundraising efforts and is responsible for all fundraising and development activities.

Reporting to the CEO, the VP, Development serves as a key leadership team member and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting TAA. The VP, Development manages the development team with four direct reports, including Event Managers and a Database Manager.

The VP, Development will have primary oversight in establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to grow a $7+ million revenue budget through the solicitation of major gifts, special events, corporate partnerships, and foundation support.


Development Leadership

  • Lead, support, and partner with the CEO, Board Members, and Chapters on all major fundraising initiatives in order to expand and diversify TAA’s donor base and pipeline.
  • Actively work with the CEO and senior staff to develop and implement a comprehensive diversified fundraising strategy to include individual giving, corporate partnerships, and foundation and government grants.
  • Develop and execute a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with new, existing and lapsed individual donors, including a plan to engage millennial donors.
  • Initiate collaborative fundraising initiatives with our Centers of Excellence for our shared success.
  • Grow the Development Department via sustainable best practices, with particular focus on leading the implementation of systems and procedures related to a new donor database (Raiser’s Edge).
  • Research, recommend, and implement new technology and best practices that will support TAA’s development strategy and initiatives.
  • Promote an atmosphere of fundraising professionalism in line with the Association of Fundraising Professional Code of Ethical Principles and Standards and Donor Bill of Rights.

Management and Implementation

  • Have primary responsibility for development and execution of all proposals; write and archive all proposals with a long-term relationship-management approach.
  • Engage other members of the senior leadership team and Board of Directors in participating in development opportunities, stewardship, events and program growth.
  • Monitor all donor information; provide and present statistical analysis to the Board and senior leaders to identify gaps and opportunities and ensure growth against targets.
  • Provide written communications, appeals, annual reports, and talking points as needed.
  • Identify, develop, mentor, and supervise the Development team.


  • Bachelor’s degree (Masters preferred) and 10+ years of professional experience in a nonprofit organization; demonstrated success in a development function.
  • At least 3 years as the head of a development department with revenue goals over $5M annually.
  • Experience utilizing new media to engage support.
  • Tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated existing donor relationships.
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build longterm relationships.
  • Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives.
  • Ability to construct, articulate, and implement annual strategic development plans.
  • High energy and passion for TAA’s mission.
  • Personal qualities of integrity and credibility.

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

The Tourette Association of America has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to Melissa Madzel at

The Tourette Association of America provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the Tourette Association of America complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

About Tourette Association of America:

Founded in 1972, the Tourette Association of America is dedicated to making life better for all individuals affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders. The only nationwide organization serving this community, the Association works to raise awareness, fund research and provide on-going support. The Tourette Association directs a network of 32 Chapters and support groups across the country. For more information on Tourette and Tic Disorders, call 1-888-4-TOURET, visit, and on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.

About Koya Leadership Partners:

Koya Leadership Partners is a national retained executive search and human capital consulting firm that works exclusively with nonprofits and social enterprises. We deliver measurable results, finding exceptionally talented people who truly fit the unique culture of our client organizations and ensuring that organizations have the resources and strategies to support them. For more information about Koya Leadership Partners, visit: