Job Openings

Position Title: Development Manager (Affiliate Consulting)

Posted on: March 22, 2016

Application Deadline: April 19, 2017 or when 75 applications are received

Employment Type: Full-time

Summary of Position: America’s Warrior Partnership currently has an exciting opportunity in our Development and Marketing Department for an experienced, dynamic, go-getting fundraising and development professional. The Development Manager (Affiliate Consulting) will have primary responsibility for offering consultation-type services to affiliate organizations, helping them craft and execute a development plan to meet fundraising goals. This position is also responsible for cultivating national level funders to further support the operations and programs of America’s Warrior Partnership. The Development Manager (Affiliate Consulting) will support the development, marketing, and event initiatives of the Development Director, President/CEO, and members of the Board of Directors.

America’s Warrior Partnership’s mission is Empowering Communities to Empower Veterans. We are a national nonprofit organization working to help communities support their hometown veterans, military service members, and their families.

America’s Warrior Partnership observes 10 paid holidays and employees accrue paid time off leave totaling 23 days each year. We offer optional employee benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance and a 403(b) retirement savings plan. The company provides life insurance and short-term disability coverage for all employees.

Location: Home office is Augusta, Georgia; however, candidates within a 2-hour drive from Augusta will be considered. This position is eligible for remote work. Relocation assistance is not provided.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Affiliate Relations – Offer Development training and guidance to staff, board and volunteers of affiliate organizations.
Campaign Plan – Identify affiliate funding needs and related potential; assist with crafting of a detailed Development Plan designed to meet agreed upon goals.
Prospect Identification and Cultivation – Support affiliate Development Plans by engaging in prospect identification and offering guidance to affiliates on appropriate engagement and cultivation strategies and prospect target amounts.
Proposals – Help to identify the most likely prospects for underwriting and sponsorship opportunities based on giving history, contribution guidelines, giving priorities and engagement requirements, and support proposal development.
Documents and Messaging – Review and offer guidance in the creation of affiliates’ organizational, planning, and marketing documents.
Offer ongoing Development training, counsel, and direction to affiliates as needed.
Identify and cultivate national level funders to further support the operations and programs of America’s Warrior Partnership.
Assist the Director of Development & Marketing to provide support to the Board for fundraising initiatives and support to the annual Symposium.
Maintain accurate and complete records of communications with affiliates and donors. Prepare regular reports on all campaign activities.
Monitor revenue and expenses related to work with affiliates; support Director of Development & Marketing in areas of development reporting.
Assume other tasks and responsibilities as needed.

Required Knowledge and Skills:
Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 5 years of fundraising experience; or an equivalent combination of education/experience;
Demonstrated knowledge of and proficiency in nonprofit development best practices, Microsoft Office suite, and fundraising databases (Salesforce preferred);
Ability to serve as a leader and expert in Development, including demonstrated success in prospect research and analysis, campaign planning, proposal development, cultivation, making the ask, and closing the gift;
Ability to successfully teach, train, mentor, and motivate others;
Outgoing personality and ability to initiate and enjoy direct communication with affiliate staff/volunteers and potential donors; customer-service orientation;
Highly motivated and energetic, ability to show initiative and work independently;
Outstanding interpersonal skills, project coordination experience, and the ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as outside clients and vendors;
Highly detail oriented; dealing with large volumes of data, simultaneous projects, and varying levels of skill and resources available for projects;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Experience in the areas of organizational planning and management, budgeting, and project administration;
Ability to handle diverse, concurrent tasks, meet deadlines, and attend to follow through;
Ability to maintain confidentiality when dealing with private or sensitive information;
Passion for the mission of our organization and supporting military veterans
Working Conditions:
Regular working conditions are in an office: climate controlled, majority of time sitting at a desk, some lifting is required.
Frequent (up to 75%) travel and evening and weekend work is necessary.
How to Apply:
Send a resume and cover letter to
Only qualified candidates need apply.
Applicants will not be contacted unless selected for further screening or an interview.