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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 environment

A 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) Family Foundations Specialist is a member of WWP’s fundraising team. The Family Foundations Specialist will steward a portfolio of foundations (primarily family foundations). 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 foundation donors giving above $10,000+ annually.


  • Drive portfolio growth 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.

  • Effectively articulate, verbally and in writing, WWP’s history, mission, vision, and programs to potential funding sources; prepare letters of intent, proposals, stewardship reports, and other materials required by donors.

  • 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 fundraising strategies.

  • Develop appropriate cultivation strategies to maintain and increase giving to WWP.

  • Provide monthly and quarterly revenue projections and forecasting for portfolio donors and contribute to the overall team goal.

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • Effective writing skills for proposals, letters of intent, and grant reports.

  • 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 met.

  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and tact.

  • Demonstrated understanding of WWP 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.

  • Proficiency with 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.



  • Five years of major giving/foundation experience, including preparing grant proposals and reports.

  • Two years of experience working with Salesforce or a similar CRM database.

  • Two years of demonstrated achievement identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding foundations and/or major donors.


  • None.



  • Bachelor’s degree. Equivalent combination of applicable education, training, certification, and experience may be considered in lieu of degree.


  • None.



  • Valid state-issued driver’s license.


  • None.


  • General office environment; temperature controlled.

  • May require participation in events under varying weather conditions.

  • May require lifting/carrying items up to 50 pounds.

  • Up to 25% travel.

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 New York Applicants: The estimated hiring range for this position is between $81,760 - $102,200 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.



Wounded 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."

Job ID: 72565871

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