United States Veterans Initiative Inc.

U.S.vets is a private non-profit organization providing housing, employment and counseling services to our nation’s veterans, the men and women from all branches of the armed forces who have served their country from World War II to the current conflict in Afghanistan.

Jul 08, 2019
The Director of Individual Giving is an exciting, new opportunity to create and manage a robust individual philanthropy program that supports the expansion of housing and services for homeless and at-risk veterans across the nation. The Director serves as a member of U.S.VETS’ national development team, and works directly with the Vice President, Development & Communications to support and expand the philanthropic engagement of individuals across the country. Successful candidates will be experienced in building new fundraising programs, metrics-driven, and eager to lead and mentor colleagues and volunteer leadership. The position works in close collaboration with national development and communications team, as well as regional Executive Directors, Development Managers and other U.S.VETS staff to expand individual giving for annual operations, new capital campaigns and endowment, at both the national and local level.   Specific responsibilities: Builds, oversees and develops strategies to achieve individual philanthropy goals across U.S.VETS, including at regional sites, through major gifts, annual fund and planned giving programs. Develop and maintain a portfolio of high-level donors and prospects, which currently totals $800K+; directly solicit major gifts from $5K-$100K+; support regional development staff and executive directors in gift solicitation. Manage national direct marketing campaign, develop print and digital solicitation materials, write quarterly appeals; responsible for creation, production, mailing, analytics and acquisition strategy. Actively produce written proposals, requests, appeals, case development, campaign materials and others donor-centric communications, in close partnership with Communications staff. Develop and implement a planned giving program: identify and cultivate prospects, initiate gift discussions, create marketing and stewardship plan, engage allied professionals, facilitate necessary administration for structured gift options including bequests, donor advised funds, charitable trusts. Participate in capital campaign development, coordination and solicitation for extensive new building and renovation projects nationally; support site staff in securing $50K-$1M capital gifts. Partner with senior leadership, Advisory Council, and Board, deploying them as necessary to cultivate and solicit gifts, steward current donors, host major donor events and other such activities. Lead donor cultivation and stewardship to promote a culture of gratitude among internal and external constituents, develop process, templates for stewardship, engagement, acknowledgment. Work with national development team, site leadership and development staff to develop and support regional fundraising plans, revenue goals and strategies for individual philanthropy. Develops and implements systems to track performance metrics and increase pipeline development, including strategic use of research, database and tools. Utilize donor research tools to support meeting preparation and strategic solicitation. Effectively communicate regional needs, build strong relationships with site Executive Directors, Development & Communications Managers, and other staff to understand and meet site needs. Develop and manage relationships with key stakeholders, including national executives and development team, and staff at each site by providing responsive, high-quality customer service. Maintain relevant information on prospects and donors including deadlines, contact information, action steps and other relevant data in U.S.VETS constituent management database.     Other duties as assigned                    Please send cover letter and resume to:  lkapgan@usvetsinc.org  Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.   Qualifications Education/Experience/Skills: Bachelor’s degree required.  The ideal candidate will have: 5-7 years of relevant experience in fundraising, major gifts, membership or alumni management. Demonstrated success in soliciting and acquiring five and six-figure gifts in a nonprofit setting. Proven skills in moves management, and creation of strategies to sustain and increase investment. Excellent communication, project management, customer service, and interpersonal skills; persuasive writing and presentation style. Ability to manage multiple priorities, work in a deadline- driven environment and manage complex projects while maintaining attention to detail. Ability to work effectively with and build consensus among diverse internal stakeholders. Comfort working independently and as a team, ability to lead both direct and indirect reports. Proficiency in Microsoft Office required. Raiser’s Edge experience preferred. Flexibility to work some evenings as well as occasional travel. High levels of integrity, flexibility, strategic thinking and humor are necessary, along with the creativity and persistence required to elicit new thinking and change.
United States Veterans Initiative Inc. Los Angeles, CA, USA Development
Jul 08, 2019
Provide high-level administrative support to Vice President, Development & Communications and development division. Serve as initial point of contact for internal and external constituents, ranging from U.S.VETS staff, partners, supporters and media, to veterans and clients across the country; respond to inquiries, calls and emails. Expedite flow of work through VP’s office by proactively scheduling and managing calendar, prioritizing correspondence, maintaining deadlines, and facilitating communications with staff, Board and donors. Effectively liaise with U.S.VETS Senior Staff, Executive Directors, Board of Directors, Advisory Boards and donors, maintain positive working relationships with internal and external constituents. Actively coordinate and manage VP’s highly scheduled, and frequently changing calendar of calls, meetings, tours, and visits nationally. Coordinate development division activities including team calls, meetings, roundtables, conferences with regular participants in various offices and time zones. Manage meeting planning, communicate with participants, ensure timely response, confirmation and coordination; reserve facilities, develop agendas, track attendance, coordinate supplies, set up, A/V and associated needs. Prepare and/or disseminate meeting materials, reports, presentations, press kits. Attend and record meetings, generate minutes, support dissemination of follow up and action items to staff. Generate correspondence and acknowledgments, support execution of stewardship activities. Enter Raiser’s Edge record updates for tours, meetings, calls, stewardship and other related actions. Division administration including travel and expense reports, credit card reconciliation and coding; order supplies, maintain development inventory. Provide front desk support; answer phone, direct calls and take messages; greet visitors, route to staff; direct and connect potential clients to nearest sites for intake, record contacts. Distribute daily mail; arrange for shipments for development department as needed. Perform duties as assigned Qualifications Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required. 2-5 years experience, particularly supporting executive leadership. Demonstrated Microsoft Office, database, administration skills; meeting and project coordination experience, including frequent tele- and video-conferences across regions. Must be a self-starter, organized, detail-oriented, able to multi-task and manage competing priorities. Strong verbal and written communication. Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment. Excellent interpersonal skills, flexible and collaborative, ability to work effectively with all levels of staff, supporters and community members.   United States Veterans Initiative is a non-profit organization whose mission is the successful transition of military veterans and their families through the provision of housing, counseling, career development and comprehensive support.   Please send your cover letter and resume to:  lkapgan@usvetsinc.org  Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.  
United States Veterans Initiative Inc. Los Angeles, CA, USA Administration / Clerical
Jul 08, 2019
Coordinates a comprehensive annual fund program designed to broaden U.S.VETS’ donor base and increase financial support for U.S.VETS’ site and national operations, including producing national and site-specific direct mail appeals. Analyzes data regarding annual giving programs and past giving trends to provide analyses of program results and plan for future solicitation. Writes proposals and develops presentations and collateral for individual and corporate prospect and donor outreach, annual giving appeals, and other solicitations. Coordinates annual giving, including tracking donor acquisition and renewals, assisting with stewardship activities; supports regional staff in expanding local annual giving programs. Conducts proactive outreach to current, lapsed and prospective donors as assigned. Identifies and engages new individual and corporate prospects through research and direct outreach. Supports development of corporate engagement program targeting local businesses, including collateral and recognition program development and execution. Implements plans to increase the percentage of donors who take advantage of corporate matching gift programs. Maintains relevant information on prospects and donors including deadlines, contact information, next and last steps and relevant details in U.S.VETS’ constituent management system. Manages all relevant stewardship touchpoints, including implementing recognition benefits for campaign supporters. Works with communications team to develop print and digital appeals, solicitations, brochures, campaign promotional materials. Support the VP of Development & Communications in prioritizing capital campaign action items, including tracking key deliverables and ushering deliverables through various departments in the organization.  Oversees project timelines for capital campaigns including donor communications and collateral development. Conducts research and prepares materials for donor meetings, including drafting solicitation copy. Other duties as assigned.   Qualifications Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required.  Three to five years of relevant experience in nonprofit fundraising, annual fund, business development, membership or alumni management. Demonstrated success in soliciting and acquiring gifts and managing philanthropic partnerships in a non-profit setting. Excellent project management, customer service, interpersonal, writing, and presentation skills. Ability to manage multiple priorities, work in a deadline driven environment and manage complex projects while maintaining attention to detail. Comfort working independently and as a team. Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office and fundraising management software. Demonstrated proficiency with numbers and financial information and the ability to create reports and spreadsheets using information from the database. High levels of integrity, trustworthiness, flexibility, compassion, and humor are necessary to address the practicalities of a growing development program, along with the creativity and persistence required to elicit new thinking and change.   United States Veterans Initiative is a non-profit organization whose mission is the successful transition of military veterans and their families through the provision of housing, counseling, career development and comprehensive support.   To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to resume@usvetsinc.org. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.  
United States Veterans Initiative Inc. Los Angeles, CA, USA Development
Jul 08, 2019
The U.S.VETS – Grants Associate reports directly to the Director of Foundation Relations and is primarily responsible for managing and conducting resource development activities associated with private foundations; assisting with the management of private and government funding submissions; providing support in planning and managing the monthly grants submission calendar; and overseeing prospect research.   Responsibilities: The Grants Associate is responsible for securing funding for U.S.VETS’ national and regional operations, and capital needs through prospect research, writing and timely submission of high-quality, compelling letters of inquiry, proposals and grant reports to new and existing private foundations and government funders. The Grants Associate will maintain a portfolio of funders and work as a lead role as part of grants team that raises more than $3 million annually. The position takes a lead role working closely with U.S.VETS fundraising, communications, operations, and program staff in regards to grants management, as well as private funders and government contacts.   Requirements:   Manage, research, write, proofread and submit high-quality letters of inquiry, proposals and reports for current and new programs and capital campaign grants. Perform appropriate follow-up related to funded proposals, e.g. thank you letters, contracts or letters of agreement, report deadlines, grant information sheets, and press releases.  Manage and conduct prospect and program research to identify and analyze potential funding sources, deadlines and application requirements (sources include publications, Internet, and internal reports). Maintain complete, accurate and timely records of grants, letters, reports and other work products; including updating grant tracking systems in donor database.  Work with operations and program staff to manage and conduct the collection and analysis of financial information and in-depth programmatic goals, deliverables and analysis of outcomes. Manage and conduct donor cultivation including development of relationships with existing and potential funders, partner organizations or community agencies. Attend meetings, workshops clinic tours to engage donors, prospects and U.S.VETS partners. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor, including grants administration, communications, development department meetings and activities.     Qualifications:   Bachelor’s degree required. 2-5 years grant writing experience. Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in managing donor, community, and government relationships. Initiative to request and secure investments from private foundations. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work independently and manage competing priorities; strong time management skills. Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to listen to and effectively communicate with colleagues and donors. Flexibility, creativity and initiative required to create new opportunities. Strong Microsoft Office, database and administration skills.   United States Veterans Initiative is a non-profit organization whose mission is the successful transition of military veterans and their families through the provision of housing, counseling, career development, and comprehensive support.          resume@usvetsinc.org Please send resume and cover letter to resume@usvetsinc.org Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.
United States Veterans Initiative Inc. Los Angeles, CA, USA Programs