February 17, 2023

Job Title: Development Manager

Position Type: Full time

Background: The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) is a high-impact national nonprofit veterans service organization based in Arlington,VA. Established in 1981, NVLSP's mission is to ensure that the government delivers to our nation’s 22 million veterans and active duty personnel the benefits to which they are entitled due to the disabilities that resulted from their military service.  To this end, NVLSP and its attorneys provide free legal representation to veterans and surviving family members before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) and other federal courts, the Board of Veterans' Appeals, and VA regional offices. NVLSP often serves as amicus or lead counsel in impact litigation throughout the United States. NVLSP’s impact litigation alone has resulted in payment of more than $5.4 billion in benefits to more than 100,000 veterans and their survivors. In addition, NVLSP trains hundreds of other lawyer and non-lawyer advocates in veterans/military law and publishes advocacy materials to assist these advocates in their representation of veterans, service members, and their families. NVLSP wrote the book on veterans law, The Veterans Benefits Manual, the nation's first veterans law treatise.

Job Description: The Development Manager reports to and works collaboratively with the Director of Development to implement NVLSP’s Development Plan.  The Development Manager plays an essential role in the strategy and administration of activities towards achieving NVLSP’s fundraising goals.  The Development Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day management of NVLSP’s fundraising calendar, donor communications and tracking. 

Duties will include:

• Manage and track donation processes, including prospect research, cultivation, and stewardship.
• Draft appeal letters, acknowledgment letters, and giving campaign messaging.
• Implement a year-round stewardship plan for donors of all giving levels. 
• Work with Director of Development in creating and implementing the annual fund campaign and special appeals.
• Coordinate production of quarterly Justice for Warriors Newsletter under the guidance of the Director of Development and the communications staff.
• Assist with planning and organizing special events including the annual benefit reception
• Prepare prospect profiles and research to support individual, corporate and firm solicitations. 
• Manage workplace campaigns including annual applications, pledge tracking and state registrations.
• Work with communications staff to ensure any materials needed for appeals, stewardship, and solicitations are donor-centered and compelling.
• Assist with social media activities and updates pertaining to fundraising activities
• Conduct research, analyze data and compile reports on current or prospective donors and maintain a donor prospect list.
• Work collaboratively with the Director of Development to compile grant reports, including gathering project metrics and manage collection of key data for all core programs.
• Assist with institutional and foundation fundraising efforts, including grant research and writing, maintaining a grants calendar and preparing organizational documents for foundation submission.

Qualifications & Experience:
• Bachelor's degree required
• Minimum of two to four years of professional fundraising experience required
• Excellent communication and writing skills
• Must have strong attention to detail and commitment to high quality, professionalism and a timely product
• Strong database experience using Excel.  Proficiency with other Microsoft Office software including Word and Outlook
• Excellent organizational skills and time-management skills
• Analytical skills
• Experience using social media platforms in a professional setting (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, MailChimp, etc.)
• Experience with DonorPerfect or similar databases a plus.

Salary and Benefits: NVLSP offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a generous benefits program, with health insurance provided at no cost to employee. A retirement plan is also offered.

Applications: A cover letter and resume must be e-mailed to: ana@nvlsp.org and the subject line should be: Development Manager.

Opening/Closing Date: Available immediately; closes when filled.

No phone calls please. All applications will be reviewed in confidence. NVLSP is an equal opportunity employer.

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