• Community Fundraising Specialist II - DIY (Third Party) - Jacksonville, FL

    Job Locations US-FL-Jacksonville
    Job ID
    Resource Development
  • Job Summary

    The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Community Fundraising Specialist works with community fundraisers across the country in their efforts to fundraise in support of WWP. The Community Fundraising Specialist collaborates with community members, volunteers, and vendors and provides advice and resources to ensure these community events are successful and generate revenue in support of WWP programs and services.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities

    • Identify key markets, e.g., golf tournaments, running events, and other third-party community fundraising events.
    • Inspire new and existing supporters and donors to take action and to maximize their support of community fundraising events.
    • Serve as liaison with WWP departments to ensure VIP and other highly visible events are marked and resourced appropriately. Work collaboratively to meet event-related strategic objectives.
    • Travel to specific events as needed and provide onsite presence and resources as appropriate.
    • Work with regional teammates to involve them in and support community fundraisers.
    • Monitor community fundraising events and the participation in those events. Measure key areas of support including demographics and geography by event type.
    • Analyze community fundraising events’ results, and track and report against approved budget. Evaluate events’ success, and the potential for future activities for the various event types and markets. Prepare appropriate reports for management.
    • Establish and maintain relationships with vendors, consultants, and other outside resources to ensure availability of quality resources for ongoing events’ activities.
    • Maintain appropriate tracking system to ensure ongoing communication with community fundraisers.
    • Coordinate event website updates and social media efforts.
    • Other related duties as assigned 

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    • Working knowledge of event management. Demonstrated ability to manage events of varying complexity.
    • Demonstrated understanding social media.
    • Demonstrated understanding of e-fundraising, e.g., email fundraising.
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with community volunteers.
    • Computer proficiency and technical skills with Microsoft Office products, e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
    • Experienced with proprietary and fundraising software and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database.
    • Strong written and verbal presentation skills.
    • Strong organizational skills.
    • Well-developed interpersonal skills.
    • 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.

    Education & Experience Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, event management, marketing, or related field. Equivalent combination of applicable education, training, certification, or experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
    • Three years of experience in fundraising, recruitment, marketing, or sales.


    • Five years of experience managing fundraising events.
    • Two years of experience working in nonprofit event fundraising.
    • One year of experience working with email fundraising.
    • One year of experience working with fundraising software/CRM.

    Certifications & Licensure

    •  NA






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