Careers

Are you interested in a rewarding career with ACEing Autism?

We have a great story to tell, serving wonderful families and children coast to coast, and we are continually expanding both our programs and team. We would love you to be a part of our success story, and be an important part of supporting children on and off the court. Consider joining the ACEing Autism team!

Current Openings

On Court Support

As an expert in providing support to children with autism, the On Court Support specialist’s goal is to teach the assigned program’s volunteers and Program Director(s) on how to best work with, communicate with, and relate to the children in our program. The goal is not to work directly with participants, but to consult on strategies and basic principles of behavior to our volunteers who work directly with the participants.

 

Role Type: Part time, seasonal

Location: On-site, location varies

Reports to: Director of Program Operations & Quality Control Manager

Requirements:
Formal education and experience working with children with autism and other developmental disabilities in a professional or adaptive recreation setting

Understanding of basic principles of behavior and ability to communicate them to laymen in a clear and concise manner

Tennis experience is a plus, but not required

Job Duties (including but not limited to):
Work directly with, and provide feedback to, Program Directors and volunteers on best practices for working with children on the autism spectrum.

Focus on the following primary goals during clinics:

  • Have fun (task analysis to meet them where they’re at so they can be engaged)
  • Socialization (ideally with other participants, but volunteers too)
  • Exercise (keep them moving, minimal standing around)

Director, Development, Marketing & Communications

The Director of Development, Marketing & Communications is responsible for contributing to and implementing ACEing’s fundraising strategy, with a particular position focus on foundation partnerships, mid-level giving, recurring giving, and major gifts. Director also guides marketing and communications strategies and plans designed to attract more donors, volunteers, Program Directors and participating families, as well as partner organizations.  Both areas of responsibility are tied to very specific annual fundraising and program growth goals. This role is backed by two Manager positions and talented individuals.

 

Role Type: Full time

Location: Remote

Some Facts:

  • ACEing programs are in 130+ communities and schools, and 20-40 programs are being added each year with a goal to serve 10,000 participants by the end of 2026.
  • ACEing is a very healthy organization, culturally, financially, programmatically.
  • There are more than 1.5MM children diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum, and their families are actively seeking programming like ACEing Autism.
  • ACEing measures and reports outcomes of its programming through partnerships with leading research institutions.

 

The Perks:

  • Special opportunity to blend professional and lifestyle interests.
  • Opportunity to lead impactful work in a mission-critical role!
  • Remote/work from home opportunity!
  • A competitive starting salary depending on experience with room to grow professionally!
  • Amazing benefits including but not limited to; medical/dental/vision insurance, paid time off and holidays, 401K program!
  • An inspiring, fun, caring, creative team that values collaboration and connectedness.

 

Employment Type: Full Time

 

Reports to: President, and collaborates with the Executive Director/Founder, members of the Board and committees, and personnel in the field across the country

 

Team: Supervises and coaches one Marketing & Communications Manager and one Development Manager

 

What you will be doing:

  • Support the President in developing and managing a portfolio of major and principal donors, e.g. developing proposals, designing stewardship activities, developing cultivation opportunities and relationships, and more.
  • Design and guide annual fundraising plans, activities and efforts which span acquisition, mid-level and sustainer/recurring donor campaigns, motivate local volunteers to plan and execute local fundraising events, design and implement special fundraising events in various markets featuring ACEing’s national story, guide foundation prospecting, relations and grant management, explore and pursue new public funding opportunities as well as in-kind opportunities. Contribute your creative side in designing development campaign themes, compelling donor reports.
  • Oversee development operations, systems, gift processing, accountability, constituency contact records, and other aspects of a high-quality development program.
  • Leverage ideas and opportunities to create interest in ACEing from within the market of 1.5MM plus families with a child on the spectrum. Design multi-channel communication strategies that acquire prospective program leaders, volunteers and participating families, and external partners all well-informed and engaged with our activities and opportunities. Email marketing and social media marketing are of particular importance in ACEing’s success.
  • Bring your sharp and proven writing skills to ensure ACEing’s voice is magnetic, effective and consistent.
  • Track and analyze results and efficacy of various campaigns.
  • Drive earned media opportunities, both national and local.
  • Explore and strategically develop partnerships with external organizations that help ACEing expand its reach.
  • Develop creative opportunities to convey ACEing’s efficacy based on world-class research that its research partners conduct annually.
  • Support preparation of, and management of, annual development and marketing budgets, income and expenditures.
  • Across all of these exciting opportunities, you’ll collaborate with ACEing’s Program team, members of the Board and a Strategic Partnerships Committee, and local Program Directors. Relationships are at the heart of ACEing’s culture.

 

What you have to offer:

Candidates should be passionate about serving a nonprofit organization and its variety of constituents, being results-oriented, mature, ethical, and demonstrating impressive organizational skills.

  • Familiarity with sports/adaptive sports and autism is a plus!
  • 10+ years development experience that includes managing a portfolio of major donors that contribute $5K+/year, foundations grants of $10K+, recurring giving programs, direct marketing, and small to mid-size special fundraising/cultivation events for 20-100 people. Experience supporting an annual budget of $2.5MM+ minimum and track record growing multiple revenue streams over time.
  • 7+ years experience managing marketing and communications across multiply channels for a national organization with varied constituencies.
  • 3+ years team management experience and cross-functional collaboration.
  • Graphic design and video editing capabilities are a plus.
  • Proficiency in Google Suite, Canva, Mailchimp Google Analytics, WordPress and other tools is required.
  • Experience managing a development CRM platform, annual budgeting, expense management.
  • Proven track record serving major donors, personally soliciting and stewarding gifts, designing and implementing successful direct fundraising campaigns.
  • College degree is required. Fundraising professional training and/or certification is a plus.
  • You are willing to go the extra mile; we are a small and growing organization! You appreciate and would be able to occasionally travel.
  • You are a service-minded, critical-thinker, and systematic individual with an entrepreneurial spirit and solution-oriented approach to everything! You strive to build-up and inspire your team and others.

 

Compensation & Benefits

This position offers a remote work setting and the opportunity to lead impactful work on behalf of a really important mission! Being offered is a competitive salary depending on experience plus benefits including but not limited to; Medical/Dental/Vision insurance, Paid Time Off and Holidays!