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JOB LOCATION: Washington, DC
TITLE: Director of Sports & Recreation
DEPARTMENT: Sports & Recreation Program
SUPERVISOR: Executive Director
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Responsible for planning, coordinating and managing the PVA Sports and Recreation Program; supervises PVA's involvement in the National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG), PVA Boating and Fishing Program, PVA Shooting Sports Program, PVA Billiards Program, PVA Bowling Program and PVA Adapted Cycling Program; represents PVA with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), United States Olympic Committee, federal agencies, and national organizations; assists with corporate sponsor development, and manages PVA’s national event sponsorship program; supervises ongoing educational services; conducts interviews with media regarding sports and recreation; staffs the Chapter Sports and Recreation Advisory Committee; prepares annual budget proposal and manages expenditures; supervises department staff and staff from other agencies and organizations; assists in gaining publicity for PVA and its objectives by providing ongoing input to the Communication Program.
REQUIREMENTS: Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience; five years experience managing sports and recreation programs, preferably in wheelchair sports and preferably on the national level; extensive familiarity with the programs, services and operations of federal agencies and national organizations providing or influencing wheelchair sports and recreation activities; PVA member or other individual with spinal cord injury/disease strongly preferred; experience in the production of educational materials; ability to lead and to work effectively with a diversity of people for program management and committee assignments; must possess excellent written and oral communication skills and prior supervisory experience; must have familiarity with budgeting process and management; computer literacy desired.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

 

JOB LOCATION: WASHINGTON, DC
TITLE: Chief Marketing and Development Officer
DEPARTMENT: Development
SUPERVISOR: Executive Director
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Chief Marketing and Development Officer provides overall strategy, coordination, and implementation of the organization’s fundraising, development and marketing operations. This leader is a strategic thinker, innovative, flexible, and collaborative. The CMDO works in partnership with Executive leadership and leads the Development & Marketing team to formulate and implement the fundraising strategy for Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA). The individual in this position is responsible for overseeing fundraising initiatives to include, but not limited to;  direct and digital marketing strategy, major and planned gifts, corporate and foundation giving, corporate cause marketing, special events, and other funding sources. This individual will be tasked with raising more than $40,000,000 net revenue annually while mitigating expenses through a combination of direct mail and marketing, individual and planned giving, and strategic and corporate philanthropy, to support Paralyzed Veterans of America's mission-centered work around the U.S.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Assist with development of strategic plans to meet fundraising goals
  • Design, implement, manage and monitor all aspects of the organization's fundraising operation
  • Provide oversight, guidance and support to team through the integration of fundraising strategies
  • Coordinate communications and marketing strategies to increase visibility and ensure quality of messaging and collateral are based on the mission of PVA
  • Lead the organization in strategizing, planning and overseeing development and fundraising approaches toward the goal of attaining $40,000,000 in net revenue
  • Cross functional collaboration with all PVA departments including core programs, communications, and others on strategies to secure funding for national priorities
  • Lead Development & Marketing staff by relying on team expertise and providing clear goals, appropriate guidance and transparency to build trust and ensure individual and team excellence 
  • Evaluate on an ongoing basis the effectiveness of fundraising strategies and setting new goals each year to build out a donor-centered and segmented fundraising approach
  • Other duties as assigned
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Minimum requirements include:  Bachelor’s degree with at least 15-20 years of progressive experience in a similar role, and at least five to seven years of experience in a leadership role managing a team; an advanced degree is preferred
  • Excellent analytical, marketing and presentation abilities in conjunction with great communication, verbal and written skills
  • Ability to lead and develop a team, foster positive and meaningful relationships, and lead by example
  • Experience with grant writing desired; fundraising skills a must
  • Must have strong project-management skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects
  • Proficient in organizational development, strong business acumen, entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to creatively problem solve
  • Must possess: Development and marketing expertise; strategic thinking, planning, and implementation skills; leadership and management acumen, skill in relationship building and collaborating, and a passion for PVA’s mission.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

 

 
JOB LOCATION: WASHINGTON, DC
TITLE: Deputy Executive Director
DEPARTMENT: Executive Offices
SUPERVISOR: Executive Director
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The organization’s Deputy Executive Director acts as the second most senior employee of the corporation and is responsible for advising and assisting the Executive Director in the overall operation and management of the corporation’s programs and activities. In addition, the Deputy serves as the Executive Director during the absence or incapacity of the Executive Director.
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in business/management or equivalent experience required. The candidate must have excellent communication skills, have the ability to motivate/lead, and be an effective public speaker. The incumbent should have direct experience in management, budgeting, forecasting, and problem solving. Must be able to maintain diplomatic, cordial and cooperative relations with staff, officers, directors and members of the corporation. Previous work experience within PVA, at either the National or Chapter level is preferred. The candidate must be able to travel within and outside of Washington, DC and must be a member of PVA. 

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THIS POSITION YOU MUST SUBMIT:

  • cover letter which includes the following:
    • Membership status with the Paralyzed Veterans of America or a statement regarding your eligibility and Chapter affiliation if applicable;
    • Please make sure to include the reason for your interest in the position, your management style, and how you plan to fulfill your management responsibilities.
  • resume detailing your education, experience and accomplishments;
  • Contact information for at least 3 references that we can contact regarding your qualifications for this position;
  • Two writing samples that were created within the past six (6) months, and
  • Your salary requirements.

Interested candidates may send their packet to the Office of Human Resource Management via email to: careers@pva.org.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

 

JOB LOCATION: MULTIPLE LOCATIONS - Philadephia, Wilmington, DE, Winston Salem, NC
TITLE: National Service Officer
DEPARTMENT: Veterans Benefits
SUPERVISOR: Region Director
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Responsibilities entail the selected individual to represent veterans and their dependents with claims processing/development before the Department of Veterans Affairs. The position includes familiarity with a full range of laws and regulations dealing with Veterans Benefits.
REQUIREMENTS: The selected candidate will have excellent written/oral communication skills, interpersonal skills and good computer skills.  Prior management experience desirable.   Prior experience as a National Service Officer in a veterans’ service organization is preferred.  The candidate must also obtain and maintain VA accreditation.   Honorably discharged veteran preferred but not required.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

 

JOB LOCATION: WASHINGTON, DC
TITLE: Associate Director of Digital Marketing & Development
DEPARTMENT: Development & Marketing
SUPERVISOR: Senior Director of Direct Marketing & Digital
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Develops, plans, manages, implements, tracks and optimizes data-driven digital marketing fundraising campaigns across multiple channels, including e-mail marketing, direct mail, fundraising diversification and corporate development.

Responsibilities include: Working closely with outside agencies to plan, execute and evaluate data-driven Search Engine Optimization (SEO)/Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and e-mail campaigns; overseeing email marketing efforts, fundraising solicitations and general content rich newsletters; creating and managing social media posts, landing pages, report analysis, and digital assets for fundraising diversification and corporate development initiatives; maintaining a digital fundraising schedule and coordinating with PVA’s digital marketing calendar; acting as a liaison between fundraising teams and other departments/outside; assisting fundraising diversification and corporate development programs with peer-to-peer fundraising online tools and online program/event promotion; collaborating with external corporate and fundraising diversification stakeholders; and managing all programs effectively to meet PVA’s revenue goals.
 
REQUIREMENTS: A bachelor’s degree preferred with at least 5 years experience managing complex websites and social media; must have experience in news gathering and planning, as well as delivering non-profit digital fundraising campaigns; knowledge of Charity Engine a plus; must possess: sophisticated knowledge of eCRM systems as well as associated content strategy and implementation; good working knowledge of HTML, Photoshop, search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), Google Analytics and project management software, good project management skills and the ability to work with staff on all levels of the organization.  
 
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.
 

 

JOB LOCATION: Boston, MA
TITLE: Veterans Health & Benefit Specialist
DEPARTMENT: Veterans Benefits
SUPERVISOR: Region Director
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Responsibilities entail the selected individual to represent, counsel and provide support to veterans and their dependents on all aspects of benefits and health care before the Department of Veterans Affairs.   This includes claim development, clinical appeals, and medical monitoring.  The position includes familiarity with a full range of laws and regulations dealing with Veterans Benefits.    
REQUIREMENTS: The selected candidate will have excellent written/oral communication skills, interpersonal skills and good computer skills.  Prior experience as a National Service Officer in a veterans’ service organization is preferred.  Candidates with experience in health care advocacy and/or direct delivery of health services (e.g. nurse, medic, corpsman, social worker) will receive priority consideration.  The candidate must also obtain and maintain VA accreditation.   Honorably discharged veteran preferred but not required. 

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.


Interested candidates may send their resume and cover letter to the Office of Human Resources Management via email to: careers@pva.org.  EOE

 

 

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