Job Openings

Development Manager for Corporate and Foundation Relations

Summary of Position: 

America’s Warrior Partnership currently has an opportunity for an experienced Development Manager for Corporate and Foundation Relations. The Manager is responsible for advancing a robust portfolio of funding partnerships with private foundations, corporate partners, and government agencies. This comprehensive role involves identification, cultivation, evaluation and solicitation of corporate, foundation and organization donors, including developing and implementing strategies to retain existing donors. The Manager will successfully identify and evaluate organization funding needs to create strategic funding options that are of value to the organization and the funder, and will effectively articulate the organization’s mission, goals, objectives, challenges, needs and opportunities to donors and prospects. The manager will ensure the timely development, submission, and management of grant and sponsorship proposals. We are looking for an accomplished grants writer with a proven record of developing winning proposals and compelling reports. The position is also responsible for registration, sponsorship, and exhibitor sales for the Annual Warrior Community Integration Symposium. These responsibilities require event management and planning experience.

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 employee benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, a 403(b) retirement savings plan, life insurance, and short- and long-term disability coverage.

Location: This position is based in our Augusta, Georgia office, but may be eligible for remote work for a highly qualified candidate. Relocation assistance is not provided.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the Director of Development & Marketing, set the vision for corporate and foundation giving
  • Drive strategy and execution of the Corporate Relations Program; serve as primary manager of relationships with identified corporate partners, to include identifying prospective new donors, developing strategies for and cultivating relationships with current and prospective supporters
  • Formulate tactics and identify collateral tools to grow corporate and foundation revenue and meet annual revenue goals
  • Engage with staff across the organization to identify new funding opportunities; engage appropriate board and staff leadership in the solicitation process
  • Work closely with the Development team on corporate solicitation activities and collaborate in the development of effective long-term strategies and plans for revenue growth opportunities from corporate donations
  • Effectively develop and implement annual plans with monthly revenue goals, benchmarks, contingency plans, effective timelines and stakeholders
  • Manage all grant application processes and the full life-cycle of funding (identification, application, reporting, relationship development), leading compliance with appropriate funding bodies
  • Oversee guidelines and agreements between AWP and corporate partners and ensure successful management of corporate recognition protocols
  • Lead corporate recognition programs and all aspects of corporate sponsorship for programs, operations, the Annual Symposium, Friendrasiser events and other areas that may be developed
  • Assist the Director of Development and Marketing with engaging the Development Committee; help prepare committee materials; attend meetings; write summation and recommendation for action reports
  • Research, analyze, and provide data used to establish and recommend overall corporate funding goals and participate in planning and evaluation of corporate relations programs; develop the corporate relations budget and revenue to contribute to the AWP budget process; forecast and monitor revenue and expenses
  • Drive the Annual Warrior Community Integration Symposium to produce a 2 ½ day event that is of value to sponsors and promotes strong stewardship; assume primary responsibility for registration, sponsorship, and exhibitor sales; assisting with overall event and speaker logistics
  • Assume additional related duties and responsibilities as necessary and assigned

 

Required Knowledge & Skills

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in corporate relations/business development or equivalent skills;
  • Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management, business, or related field or equivalent experience;
  • A minimum of 3 years of proven effective grant writing and success in obtaining grants
  • Preference for previous military/veteran or spouse of veteran, 5 or more years of proven effective grant writing and success in obtaining grants, and at least 1 year of experience managing individuals and/or teams;
  • Must be currently legally eligible for employment in the United States;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and proficiency in best practices in nonprofit development and fundraising, prospect research and development, Microsoft Office suite, and customer relationship management databases (Salesforce® preferred);
  • Ability to think strategically and plan work to ensure goals are met, including contingency planning;
  • Highly motivated, demonstrated ability to show initiative, collaborate effectively, and work productively with a minimal amount of supervision
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, organization skills, verbal and written communication and presentation skills;
  • Highly detail oriented; dealing with large volumes of data, simultaneous projects, and varying levels of skill and resources available for projects;
  • Demonstrate commitment to integrity, accountability, professionalism, excellence, innovation, teamwork, and sustainable growth
  • Ability to generate original ideas and use creativity to complete assigned tasks and solve problems;
  • Ability to strategize and execute within a comprehensive resource development team and multi-program revenue structure to identify revenue for a variety of programs and projects;
  • Ability to handle diverse concurrent tasks, meet deadlines, and attend to details;
  • 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.
  • Working for an extended period of time on a computer and/or telephone is required.
  • Intermittent (up to 30%) travel and evening and weekend work is necessary.

How to Apply:

We prefer applicants to apply through Indeed (www.indeed.com)

Alternately, applicants may send a resume and cover letter to efloyd@americaswarriorpartnership.org

Note:

Only qualified candidates need apply. Applicants will not be contacted unless selected for further screening or interview. 

Operation Deep Dive Research Assistant

Summary of Position: America’s Warrior Partnership currently has an opportunity for 7 contract Research Assistant positions for a four-year community-based research study focused on understanding and preventing veteran suicide and deaths by self-harm. For more information on the study, visit http://americaswarriorpartnership.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Operation-Deep-Dive-News-Release-2.pdf

The Research Assistant will work within the community to build and maintain strong community partnerships, collect and collate quantitative data, and conduct qualitative interviews and focus groups.

America’s Warrior Partnership is a national nonprofit organization working to help communities support their hometown veterans, military service members, and their families.

This is a part-time contract, renewable annually for three years contingent on receipt of funding.

Location: One position will be based in each of the following locations: Atlanta, GA; Buffalo, NY; Charleston, SC; Greenville, SC; Orange County, CA; Pensacola, FL; the Twin Cities, MN.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Utilizing data collection tools, databases and protocols provided by America’s Warrior Partnership, the Research Assistant will:

  • Participate in study protocol training that may include travel to the University of Alabama as required
  • Develop and maintain strong community partnerships with government, nonprofit, and other community leadership, including close collaboration for study duties with lead community organization
  • Obtain and collate relevant quantitative data from local, state and federal entities as per study protocol
  • Secure data in database for analysis as per study protocol
  • Organize or assist in the organization of interview schedules; contact potential subjects to introduce and explain study objectives and protocol and to arrange interviews
  • Conduct qualitative interviews with subjects in accordance with predetermined interview protocol, data collection, procedures and documentation standards
  • Sensitively manage grief and loss with study subjects
  • Review and collate data to ensure completeness and accuracy of information, including follow-up with subjects as required
  • Provide regular progress reports utilizing template and schedule provided
  • Assist with preparing and delivering project updates for the community as directed
  • Attend regular community advisory board meetings
  • Demonstrated ability to be attentive to own self-care as Research Assistant will be interviewing and examining details of potentially traumatic events

 

Required Knowledge & Skills

  • Minimum requirement is a Bachelor’s Degree with two or more years of field research experience
  • Master’s Degree preferred in Public Health, Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Anthropology or related fields
  • One or more years of experience in a clinical setting, counseling, social work, or providing other direct human social or health care services
  • One or more years of social science research experience, including detailed management of large volumes of data, maintaining confidentiality and privacy of human subjects, following study protocols, and conducting qualitative interviews
  • Must be currently legally eligible for employment in the United States
  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Passionate about supporting military veterans and their families
  • Must have current driver’s license and access to a vehicle or access to other reliable transportation for local travel
  • Must have regular access to a phone and working laptop with Microsoft Office and reliable internet connection

How to Apply:

We prefer applicants to apply through Indeed (www.indeed.com), where each position is posted individually by location. Alternatively, applicants may send resume and cover letter to efloyd@americaswarriorpartnership.org with the subject line: “Research Assistant Contract for (insert location)

Note:

Only qualified candidates need apply. Applicants will not be contacted unless selected for further screening or interview.