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Assistant Director of Corporate Relations

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) is pleased to offer a full-time position of Assistant Director of Corporate Relations.  This position will be responsible for directly raising funds and sponsorships from corporations.  Reporting directly to the Vice President of Development, this position is located in Washington DC and part of a national seven person Development team.

About Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund:   VVMF is a national nonprofit organization that was established to create and maintain the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, also known as The Wall.   The Wall serves to honor the fallen, educate the public, and heal those personally affected by the Vietnam War.   It is one of the most visited National Park Service sites in the nation’s capital, with approximately 4 million visitors each year.  

Today, VVMF is conducting a $115 million campaign to build the Education Center at The Wall – a state-of-the-art interactive facility located adjacent to the Lincoln Memorial and The Wall – that will bring to life the stories of the more than 58,000 names on The Wall plus the veterans who fell in Iraq and Afghanistan.   The Center will honor all those who served in all of America’s wars (“To Those Who Served”), with a digital exhibit of faces and stories of individual veterans (“Faces Never Forgotten”), a two-story display of some of the 400,000 items left at The Wall (“The Collection”), and exhibits about the personal price and impact of war (“Timeline” and “Coming Home”) plus event space and special display areas.  The Education Center will be a place that helps to shape the character of American society - a place where service to our nation and our communities will be elevated and celebrated. 

About the Position: In order to fulfill its commitment to building the Education Center at The Wall and raise the remaining $88 million in a 3-year campaign, VVMF is seeking an energetic, ambitious and highly organized professional who will be responsible for generating funds from new corporate sources and sustaining relationships with selected existing supporters.  Working closely with the Development Team, the position will identify prospects, cultivate relationships, solicit, and steward donors and funders as detailed below. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the Vice President of Development and the Development Team, develop and manage a portfolio of new and existing corporate funders, including cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and recognition.
  • Cultivate relationships and identify corporate interests through research, personal visits, and other forms of communication.
  • Significant responsibility for developing corporate sponsorships for events.
  • Identify and link corporate donor interests with VVMF sponsorship opportunities.
  • Work with VVMF leaders to understand priorities and engage them as needed to build strong corporate relationships.
  • Track prospects and donor contact, status and next steps, coordinating with all team members.
  • Embrace a mission-driven, cohesive, and supportive attitude within the organization.
  • Help meet VVMF weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual goals for fund raising, as part of current VVMF Strategic Development Plan.

Required Experience & Skills:

  • Demonstrated success closing major corporate gifts, preferably in a capital campaign, is required.
  • At least 5- 7 years of nonprofit fundraising experience with a verifiable, successful record of fundraising from corporations.
  • Commitment to the mission of VVMF.
  • Knowledge and experience with successful cultivation and closing strategies.
  • Ambitious, innovative and collaborative approach to development strategies and practices.
  • Ability to communicate confidently and effectively with coworkers, program leaders, donors, prospects, and high-net-worth individuals; must have especially strong written, oral, and listening skills.
  • Strong planning and leadership skills with the ability to prioritize tasks to achieve goals.
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), donor databases, Google products and software.

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to: Karen Bassiri, Vice President of Development at kbassiri@vvmf.org   Please note in subject line: Assistant Director of Corporate Relations.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Development Operations Manager

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) is pleased to offer a full-time position of Development Manager.  Reporting directly to the Vice President of Development, this mid-level position is located in Washington DC and is part of a national seven person Development team.

About Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund:   VVMF is a national nonprofit organization that was established to create and maintain the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, also known as The Wall.   The Wall serves to honor the fallen, educate the public, and heal those personally affected by the Vietnam War.   It is one of the most visited National Park Service sites in the nation’s capital, with approximately 4 million visitors each year.  

Today, VVMF is conducting a $115 million campaign to build the Education Center at The Wall – a state-of-the-art interactive facility located adjacent to the Lincoln Memorial and The Wall – that will bring to life the stories of the more than 58,000 names on The Wall plus the veterans who fell in Iraq and Afghanistan.   The Center will honor all those who served in all of America’s wars (“To Those Who Served”), with a digital exhibit of faces and stories of individual veterans (“Faces Never Forgotten”), a two-story display of some of the 400,000 items left at The Wall (“The Collection”), and exhibits about the personal price and impact of war (“Timeline” and “Coming Home”) plus event space and special display areas.  The Education Center will be a place that helps to shape the character of American society - a place where service to our nation and our communities will be elevated and celebrated. 

About the Position: In order to fulfill its commitment to building the Education Center at The Wall and raise the remaining $88 million of a 3-year campaign, VVMF is seeking an energetic, ambitious and highly organized professional who will be responsible for providing support to the Vice President of Development and the Development Team.  Working closely with the Development Team, the position will keep the department running smoothly, meeting reporting requirements and coordinating development initiatives, as detailed below. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support Vice President of Development and Development Team.
  • Help prepare solicitation packages and support materials.
  • Perform administrative duties such as generating letters and reports, working with spreadsheets and other documents related to fundraising, including gift recognition and acknowledgement, and special events.
  • Liaison with Program and Communications teams to insure coordination with Development Team.
  • Track prospect and donor contact, status, and next steps, utilizing established systems for tracking and promoting donor-related activities.
  • Embrace a mission-driven, cohesive, and supportive attitude within the organization.
  • Maintain professionalism in all departmental activities and outreach, promoting confidentiality of privileged information.
  • Manage paperwork and review process for third-party events and fundraising efforts.
  • Back up responsibility for research functions.
  • Meeting and travel planning.
  • Assist in ensuring targeted communications to segmented donor and prospects lists.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Required Experience & Skills:

At least 2 to 3 years’ experience with proven results in development, preferably in multiple development disciplines.

  • Commitment to the mission of VVMF.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues (including remote teams) through excellent teamwork, flexibility, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong written, oral, and listening skills.
  • Superior time management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate confidently and effectively with coworkers, program leaders, donors and prospects.
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic climate of various responsibilities through excellent self-management and goal-setting.
  • Ability to enhance the VVMF team culture by bringing passion for the mission, a deep desire to support colleagues.
  • Experience in using databases to manage donor information.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required.   
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), donor databases, Google products and software.

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to: Karen Bassiri, Vice President of Development at kbassiri@vvmf.org   Please note in subject line: Development Operations Manager.  

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Spring, Summer, Fall Internships

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) offers a number of office-based internship positions (Washington D.C.) throughout the spring, summer and fall. Interns will be exposed to multiple facets of VVMF and be actively engaged in departmental work such as: grassroots mobilization, field organizing, internet projects, communications, marketing and events.

Our office environment is casual, but we do serious work. It's busy, sometimes noisy and sometimes quiet. There are meetings, get-togethers and other events occurring in the office on a regular basis. You’ll enjoy a great working environment and opportunities for advancement.

Qualifications:  To be eligible for an internship at VVMF, candidates must be (or will be) undergraduate level students or recent graduates within 6 months of completing their undergraduate degree.

Day to day duties may include: research and fact-checking, trip and event preparation, collection of press clips, donor database management, and administrative tasks. Interns are required to work a minimum of 15 hours per week and can work up to 35 hours per week. A small stipend is provided based on the number of hours worked per week or students can receive academic credit consistent with their university's guidelines (Please Note: interns are not eligible to earn both a stipend and academic credit).

To apply for an internship with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund,  click here to apply.