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Peer to Peer Fundraising Specialist - Jacksonville, FL

at Wounded Warrior Project

Posted: 6/7/2019
Job Reference #: 5245

Job Description

  • Job LocationsUS-FL-Jacksonville
  • Job Summary

    The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Peer to Peer Fundraising Specialist is responsible for the WWP signature peer to peer events on the fundraising team. This role will help in the design, planning, and execution of peer to peer events across the country. This includes working cross channels within the organization and working with external supporters, events, volunteers and vendors to ensure events are successful and generate revenue to support WWP programs and services.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities

    • Identify and develop concepts for WWP Sponsored peer to peer fundraising
    • Motivate donors to maximize participation and fundraising in their communities and throughout their channels
    • Work with the Corporate Partnership team to identify, cultivate and steward event series sponsors
    • Inspire new supporters, while maintaining and cultivating existing supporters
    • Manage event process, develop project plans, and identify venues, potential vendors, and other resources; determine target groups to ensure success of activity
    • Interact with and work as a liaison with other WWP departments to ensure each event is successfully marketed and communicated to its target market and ensure the correct corporate messages are communicated in order to achieve the greatest return on investment
    • Monitor participation and fundraising results, track and report against approved budget to evaluate event success and determine future potential for a repeat activity
    • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with vendors, consultants, and other outside resources to ensure availability of quality resources for ongoing events activities
    • Travel as needed to specific events to provide an onsite presence and resources
    • Work collaboratively and interdepartmentally to fulfill event related strategic objectives
    • Work with regional teammates to support WWP’s peer to peer events
    • Assist in standing up appropriate level of volunteer support for events in specific geographies
    • Other related duties as assigned

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    • Highly motivated, passionate and creative team player with demonstrated commitment to the organization
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, team environment and ability to self-motivate and work independently
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills with ability to prioritize and complete assignments accurately and in a timely manner
    • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office programs, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and internet
    • Understanding and proven success in a sales role
    • Capable of learning proprietary and fundraising software/CRM
    • Professional presence and demeanor
    • Ability to provide high level of service to targeted client/customer base
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
    • Team player, with ability to communicate with diverse personalities in a tactful and mature manner
    • Ability to troubleshoot, identify viable options and problem-solve and quickly make decisions
    • Ability to influence others, inside and outside of the organization, without having direct authority
    • Strong fundraising, relationship building, and negotiation skills

    Education & Experience Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree required. Equivalent combination of education and/or experience will be considered in lieu of degree
    • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in fundraising or sales required, with nonprofit event fundraising highly preferred
    • Event planning experience preferred

    Certifications & Licensure

    • NA


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