Director of Development

Warrior Scholar Project - Remote

Full-timeEstimated: $54,000 - $71,000 a year
Job Title: Director of Development

Reports to: CEO

FLSA Status: Exempt

Location: Remote - with travel to Portsmouth NH office


Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) runs intensive, immersive, one and two-week college-preparatory academic boot camps hosted at America’s top universities for current and former service members pursuing higher education. These academic boot camps are offered at no cost to the student-veteran participant. During the course, WSP participants are guided by highly successful student-veterans who have transitioned from the military to college and dedicated university faculty. Students in the Warrior-Scholar Project are introduced to analytical reading, writing, and other academic and tactical skills crucial to success in higher education. Students also learn about the many challenges that are experienced by student-veterans during their transition from military service to college.


The Director of Development (Director) will spearhead development and fundraising efforts as WSP continues to grow. A new position in the organization, the Director will have the opportunity to build the development function and team. The Director of Development is responsible for creating, implementing, and executing WSP’s development strategy, fundraising initiatives, and communications strategy. The Director of Development will manage and oversee the maintenance of WSP’s donor database, coordination of annual fundraising efforts, grant writing and administration, and external communications with WSP constituents.

Develop and execute WSP’s annual fundraising plan
Secure financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporations; Meet all fundraising targets on schedule
Manage the maintenance and tracking of stakeholder data and oversee team responsible for data entry and gift processing
Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors and stakeholders
Create and execute a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors
Develop and track proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising
Develop, execute, and manage strategy for management of grant applications, authoring of grant proposals, and processes, including coordinating team members involved and timely reporting to donors
Develop, execute, and manage WSP donor engagement and communication strategy
Oversee organization of special events
Oversee development of marketing material related to fundraising
Manage, oversee, and coordinate the maintenance of WSP website ensuring content is current
Coordinate the development of an alumni portal of WSP website
Manage and coordinate regular newsletters regarding organization’s updates and success
Manage the coordination and distribution of annual reports

Desired Experience and Background:
Significant experience in development and fundraising, proven background in identifying and managing stakeholders and potential donors, and as well as hosting fundraising events
Proven track record of meeting and exceeding development and fundraising targets on schedule
Proven background and expertise with the strategy and management of grant administration, includes identifying, managing, authoring and tracking of grants
Exceptional written and oral communication skills, including the ability to compose and edit new material quickly
Knowledge of effective marketing methods
Knowledge of CRM databases, Salesforce preferred
Knowledge of fundraising technology and methods
Ability to manage multiple tasks and timelines
Bachelor’s degree required; Graduate degree preferred
Due to the nature of the program, additional unforeseeable tasks may arise.

This position is a remote position that can be worked from anywhere in the USA, however travel will be required to our Portsmouth, NH office


To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter indicating your salary requirements and your resume via the career page of

Warrior-Scholar Organization is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.