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Development & Communications Manager

Development & Communications Manager

Development & Communications Manager

Houston, TX 77002

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Looking for a rewarding position? How would you like to serve those who served?

If you are looking for an opportunity to work for a great organization & make a difference, this is the job for you!

Come & join our winning team!

Benefits include Paid Vacation, Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Medical, Dental, Vision and Company matching 401K

U.S.VETS—Development & Communications Manager

U.S.VETS-Houston works to ensure the successful transition of military veterans and their families through the provision of housing, counseling, career development and comprehensive support. The U.S.VETS—Houston Development & Communications Manager role reports directly to the Executive Director of U.S.VETS–Houston, and is responsible for the expansion of U.S.VETS’ regional fundraising, communications and volunteer programs.


  • Work directly with Site Executive Director to oversee site fundraising, communications and volunteer efforts; increase private revenue annually to meet projected fundraising goal of $518,000.

  • Work within matrix reporting structure to 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, Committees. This includes Guitars ‘N Cars, a signature event held every fall with a fundraising goal of $130,000+
  • Lead growth of corporate fundraising through identification and direct solicitation of prospects for event sponsorship, in-kind and capital investments, and corporate partnerships..
  • 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 database to create records, record 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.

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