Development Team Member

The Retired Racehorse Project has an immediate opening for a member of the development team, which is a full-time position that reports to the Development Director. The RRP offers health insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, and unlimited paid time off. Candidates who are able to report to the RRP’s Edgewater, Maryland office are preferred, but remote work may be considered for the right candidate.

The primary duties of this position are:

  • Under the supervision of the Development Director, execute a comprehensive fundraising strategy which includes cultivating, retaining, and growing:

Corporate sponsorships and advertisers



Major gifts, planned giving, and endowments

In-kind donations

Makeover vendors

  • Take part in outreach, networking, and relationship building functions
  • Work across departments to coordinate sponsor servicing, donor administration, ad fulfillment, and fundraising campaigns
  • Participate in programmatic activities as needed
  • Other tasks as assigned by senior staff

Necessary Skills

  • Experience in any combination of the following areas: nonprofit development, sales, and customer service.
  • Strong computer knowledge. This position heavily utilizes a web-based CRM and task management platform, Microsoft Office suite (particularly Excel), Adobe Acrobat, and other web-based applications.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills and attention to detail
  • Experience in either sport horse or Thoroughbred racing industries whether as a professional or amateur.
  • Occasional event attendance requires long days with prolonged periods of standing and walking as well as lifting and carrying objects up to 50 pounds.
  • Available to travel (<10%) for events as needed with adequate notice. Must be available to attend the Thoroughbred Makeover, held annually in Kentucky in October.
  • Must have driver’s license and own transportation.

This position is best suited for a driven professional who is looking to refine their skill set in the non-profit sector with emphasis on nonprofit development and Thoroughbred Aftercare. High school diploma or equivalent plus a minimum of two years of full-time experience in the workforce is required. The salary range for this position is $35,000 (assistant level) to $55,000 (manager level) annually, dependent on experience.

The application can be found at this link.

About the Retired Racehorse Project: The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) is a 501(c)3 charitable organization working to increase demand for off-track Thoroughbreds in the equestrian world. In addition to producing the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, the world’s largest and most lucrative retraining competition for recently-retired racehorses, the organization also publishes Off-Track Thoroughbred Magazine, produces the Master Class retraining clinic series, and presents programming at major horse expos and events around the country. The RRP maintains an educational library of content to empower more equestrians to ride a Thoroughbred.

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