The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Family Foundations Specialist
is a member of WWP’s fundraising team. The Family Foundations
Specialist will steward a portfolio of foundations – primarily
individuals giving through a family foundation. This position will
identify, cultivate, and steward donors through ongoing personal
contact and building relationships. The Family Foundations
Specialist will share in the financial goal for all foundation
giving and be responsible for generating revenue from a portfolio
of primarily family foundation donors giving above $10,000+
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Drive the growth of their portfolio by working with family
foundation donors to give at their capacity. Stay apprised of donor
priorities and opportunities to pursue funding and maintain
channels of communication.
Move potential family foundation donors in an appropriate and
timely fashion toward solicitation and closure.
Keep track of foundation application deadlines and required
grant report deadlines.
Ensure portfolio is properly balanced for effective moves
management. Track communications within Salesforce CRM to ensure
prioritizing foundations passions through relationship based
Develop appropriate cultivation strategies to maintain and
increase giving to WWP.
Effectively articulate, verbally and in writing, WWP’s history,
mission, vision, and programs to potential funding sources.
Work with WWP’s content specialist to prepare letters of intent,
proposals, stewardship reports and other materials required by
Provide monthly and quarterly revenue projections and
forecasting for portfolio donors and contribute to the overall team
Represent WWP and speak to community audiences, organizations,
and donors. Travel to meet with existing and prospective donors in
support of program objectives.
Establish effective working relationships and work
collaboratively with WWP teammates across the organization, e.g.,
Communications, Marketing, Programs, and other Resource Development
teams, working across channels to garner new donors.
Other related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
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.
Ability to communicate technical information and requirements to
teammates and leadership.
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
Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and
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
Five years of demonstrated achievement identifying, cultivating,
soliciting, and stewarding major donors and/or family
Two years of experience working with Salesforce or similar CRM
Bachelor’s degree. Equivalent combination of education,
experience, training, or certification may be considered in lieu of
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSURE
WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
General office environment; temperature controlled.
May require participation in events under varying weather
Up to 25% travel.
May require lifting/carrying items up to 50 pounds.