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Fundraising Manager - Carry Forward

Company: Wounded Warrior Project
Location: Fayetteville
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Great benefits. Competitive pay. We know these are some of the things people look for in a job.But if you're the kind of person who also cares about making an impact and serving our nation's wounded warriors and their families, then you're exactly the kind of person we're looking for. When you join Wounded Warrior Project, you're committing to making a difference. We make a commitment to you too - helping you to find that spark, ignite your passion to serve, and embark on a career with meaning and purpose.At Wounded Warrior Project we recognize our mission cannot be accomplished without our talented teammates, which is why we're proud to offer benefits such as:

  • A flexible hybrid work schedule (3 days in office, 2 days' work from home)
  • Full medical, dental and vision coverage for both teammates AND family members
  • Competitive pay and performance incentives
  • A fun, mission focused and collaborative team environmentA mission that matters is just the beginning, so if you're ready to get started, we're ready for you.The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Fundraising Events Manager is responsible for driving revenue growth by leading and managing the Carry Forward 5K team. This is accomplished by implementing best practices and strategies to build strong relationships with event hosts, segment/channel leads, sponsors, and donors. The position provides expertise and technical leadership and support to the fundraising team to maximize the return on investment for WWP. The manager will advise the director of fundraising events on development goals for long term strategy that supports the strategic plan and annual operating plan for program growth.
    DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Drive the growth of gross and net revenues for the signature Carry Forward 5K city series, virtual and corporate team programs.
    • Drive increased participation, retention, and fundraising across the city series as well as the host your own events and corporate Carry Forward events.
    • Provide leadership and management to the Carry Forward team members including identifying, developing, managing, and coaching a highly functional team and ensuring high performance.
    • Effectively articulate, verbally and in writing, WWP's history, mission, vision, and programs to potential funding sources (e.g., event hosts, sponsors, companies, organizations, and the public).
    • Represent WWP and speak with community stakeholders/audiences, organizations, corporations, sponsors, and donors. Travel to events as needed.
    • Ensure event/program portfolios are properly balanced among team members for effective coaching, support, and evaluation of events and portfolio and for each to reach fundraising potential.
    • Manage the tracking of systems, communications, resources, and tools to optimize relationship based fundraising strategies.
    • Establish effective working relationships and work collaboratively with WWP teammates and interdependencies across the organization, e.g., Marketing, Communications, Donor Experience, Programs, Legal, as well as other Resource Development teams, working cross channels to support existing channels and launch new ones as directed.
    • Continually evaluate the Carry Forward 5K program to identify continuous improvement opportunities and efficiencies to save donor dollars.
    • Stay apprised of the fundraising landscape and make recommendations relating to current and new Carry Forward 5K events/channels.
    • Provide monthly and quarterly revenue projections and forecasting, and other reporting as requested.
    • Identify and manage trends in current portfolio and segments utilizing WWP database, systems, forecasting for ROI reporting and strategic planning.
    • Regularly communicate status of the team, projects, reporting, trend analysis and observations to director of fundraising events.
    • Travel to events as needed - city, host your own or corporate.
    • Other related duties as assigned.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
      • Extensive peer-to-peer fundraising experience including special event execution and management, sponsorship solicitation, participant and donor recruitment, vendor negotiations, and industry best practices.
      • Strong business acumen with the ability to monitor, compile, and analyze data to guide decision making.
      • Strong interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain professional relationships and build successful and effective relationships.
      • Demonstrated ability to motivate, coach and educate the Carry Forward 5K team.
      • Ability to communicate technical information and requirements externally, and to teammates and leadership.
      • Demonstrated ability to effectively delegate, monitor workload and analyze work processes and metrics.
      • Strong organizational and time management skills. Demonstrated ability to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities and meet deadlines. Strong attention to detail and ability to prioritize, delegate, and ensure that deadlines are met.
      • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and tact.
      • Demonstrated understanding of Wounded Warrior Project and its mission, values, programs, and services, and the impact of these programs and services on wounded warriors and their families.
      • Demonstrated understanding of military service organizations (MSOs) and veteran service organizations (VSOs).
      • High energy level. Self-starter; willing to take initiative.
      • Demonstrated computer proficiency using Microsoft Office, e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
      • Unequivocal commitment to the highest standards of personal and business ethics and conduct.
      • Mission-driven, guided by core values, and a pleasure to work with.EXPERIENCERequirements
        • Five years of fundraising or sales experience.
        • Three years of team management.
        • Three years experience working in a fundraising platform and/or similar platform.Preferences
          • Five years of experience working in a non-profit organization.
          • Two years experience leading remote, geographically dispersed teams.
          • Five years of demonstrated achievement identifying, soliciting, and cultivating event participants, teams, sponsors, donors, and volunteer committees.EDUCATIONRequirements
            • Bachelor's degree. Equivalent combination of education, experience, training, or certification may be considered in lieu of degree.Preferences
              • NoneCERTIFICATIONS & LICENSURERequirements
                • None.Preferences
                  • None.WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
                    • General office environment; temperature controlled.
                    • May require participation in events under varying weather conditions.
                    • Up to 30% travel.
                    • May require lifting/carrying items up to 5 pounds.We recognize the success of our mission depends on the efforts of our passionate, hard-working teammates. To help teammates remain focused on the warriors and families we serve, WWP offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: Medical/Prescription drug, Dental, Vision, Life/AD&D, Short-term Disability, Long-term Disability, and an Employee Assistance Program. WWP also offers a 401(k) retirement plan, a competitive PTO package, Sick Leave, Family Care Leave, Paid Holidays, Birthday Holiday, Education Assistance, and Bereavement Leave. For Colorado Applicants: The estimated hiring range for this position is between 70,400 - $105,600 annual base salary,subject to a candidate's combination of experience, qualifications, and credentials. This position may also be eligible for an annual performance incentive.For California, New York and Washington Applicants:The estimated hiring range for this position is between $80,960 - $121,440 annual base salary,subject to a candidate's combination of experience, qualifications, and credentials. This position may also be eligible for an annual performance incentive.
                      *ca-djWounded Warrior Project is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, age, veteran or military status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.Please note:
                      Wounded Warrior Project is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms without a written search agreement in place. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Wounded Warrior Project via email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at Wounded Warrior Project in any form without a valid written search agreement in place will be deemed the sole property of Wounded Warrior Project, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Wounded Warrior Project as a result of the referral or through other means."

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