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U.S.VETS—Development & Communications Manager

Location: Kapolei, HI


Work directly with Site Executive Director to oversee site fundraising, communications and volunteer efforts; increase private revenue annually to meet projected goals. Current revenue exceeds 1.1 million  annually.

Partner with National Development staff to execute and expand fundraising and communications activities; participate in national development calls, teleconferences and meetings.

Manage all signature events, including administration, fundraising logistics and execution, secure and manage 3rd party, donor-hosted and other events as needed, working with Executive Director, Advisory Council, Committee.

Lead growth of corporate fundraising through identification and direct solicitation of prospects for event sponsorships, in-kind and capital investments, and implementation of Businesses That Care initiative.

Oversee all donor engagement; increase individual giving through donor solicitation and stewardship, and independent coordination of direct mail and e-appeals.

Identify prospects for individual and corporate support, conduct prospect research, initiate and conduct direct outreach and solicitation, independently and/or in partnership with senior leadership.

Serve as community representative, facilitate presentations for the Executive Director and program leadership, deliver presentations to local businesses, faith-based groups and community associations.

Secure in-kind contributions for events, programs and facilities, including identifying and partnering with local community groups, business and others to increase donations.

Engage community and corporate volunteers, develop and oversee individual and group volunteer projects, manage and steward volunteers on-site and at events.

Manage site communications, public relations and marketing; secure client success stories, develop all social media engagement, website updates, coordinate media and advertising.

Maintain site development and communications calendar; report on site fundraising efforts to the National office.

Develop and manage branded collateral, presentations, marketing materials and communications; ensure consistent use of organization brand, mission and messaging.

Utilize eTapestry database to create records, record cash/in-kind contributions, send acknowledgments, and track actions and contacts.

Other duties as assigned



Bachelor’s degree required.

2-5 years fundraising experience, particularly including special events, individual and corporate giving.

Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in managing donor and community relationships.

Initiative to personally request and secure investments from individuals, corporations and community groups.

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 (U.S.VETS) is the nation’s largest nonprofit provider of services to veterans, with 21 sites and 9 service centers across the country. Our mission is the successful transition of military veterans and their families through the provision of housing, counseling, career development and comprehensive support.

Contact Information

Email: mramirez@usvetsinc.org
Phone: 8082644363
University of Hawai‘i Alumni