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CAREERS AT THE USO

Welcome to the USO, where we believe that our greatest asset are our people. Every opportunity at the USO, is critical to accomplishing our mission and will be rewarding in ways that are unique and personally fulfilling.

Across all of our locations around the globe you will find USO employees who personify our core values: 
  • Mission First
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Respect
  • Excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Accountability
  • Gratitude
  • Innovation

Each team member becomes an integral part of our success and plays an active role in discovering better and innovative ways to help us be by the side of our active service members and their families while they are away from home.

So take your first step in joining our organization by exploring our current career opportunities, we look forward to meeting you!


 

 

 

Grant and Stewardship Manager

Department: Development
Location: Arlington, VA, United States

Why join our team?

USO mission and exceptional team, around the world, make this a great place to work. We offer generous paid time off, including volunteer days and military leave. We have an exceptional 401k match, great benefits including training/education reimbursement and really fun team members that put the mission first. Working for the USO is more than a job. Itís a calling. (Do what you like, like what you do)!

Here is what an independent external survey told us:

  • 97% agree they like the work they do
  • 90% are satisfied with the pay and benefits
  • 95% would recommend working here to friends and family
  • 95% would recommend the USO services to a friend

The Grand and Stewardship Manager is responsible for writing major gift proposals, stewardship reports and grant applications.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (*Essential Duties)

  • In coordination with the USO Development and Marketing teams, design framework, research data points, develop and compose high quality concept documents, narratives, proposals, reports and other media that leverage USO assets, optimize storytelling and create customized donor reports that aid in reaching fundraising goals. *
  • Serve as a liaison with external grant funding vendors as appropriate to help secure grant funding opportunities.
  • Design, establish and maintain stewardship related documents and media records for the development team including but not limited to a calendar of proposal deadlines and reporting requirements, current and historical proposals and backup documentation. *
  • Proactively manage projects and resolve obstacles to effective and timely completion. Coordinates with multiple teams, departments, and vendors to meet deadlines and successfully accomplish project goals on time and within budgetary parameters. *
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Specifications

  • Bachelorís Degree in English or related field.
  • 5+ years work experience in a grant-writing or creative writing role. Relevant experience in a sales/revenue process environment at a not-for-profit, military, multicultural and/or global organization preferred.
  • Working knowledge of full-cycle grant writing process. Ability to read, comprehend, interpret and apply grant regulations and proposal guides. Ability to maintain high levels of writing standards and integrity.
  • Strong interpersonal, customer service and problem-solving skills. Ability to interact with USO Leadership, the general public and military audiences at a variety of levels with integrity and professionalism.
  • Proficiency using computers and electronics equipment. General knowledge of various software, applications, and programs including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite and Raiserís Edge. General Knowledge of various photo and video editing software a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment related to controversial and/or culturally sensitive subjects. Ability to handle confidential information with tact and poise.
  • Must show initiative, self-motivation, and attention to detail with the ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities. Ability to quickly and easily adapt to changing organizational needs.
  • Ability to achieve desired results while working collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability to perform basic business/accounting functions including project management and budget reconciliation.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain proper credentials necessary to access USO Center locations and facilities including but not limited to security, credit and/or background screening, SOFA status, valid driverís license.
  • Must be a strong advocate of the USOís mission.

Details

  • This position is located in Arlington, VA. Preference will be given to local candidates within commuting distance to the location.  Relocation assistance or remote working arrangements may be considered for highly qualified candidates.
  • USO locations will adhere to local area and DOD guidelines regarding COVID vaccination/testing requirements. Employees may be required to be vaccinated or tested regularly per local requirements.
  • Resume and cover letter are required for full consideration.
  • Background check Ė education, criminal and driving required.
  • The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibility and essential functions of this position but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other areas to cover absences or relief to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.

If thatís not enough to convince you, here are some direct quotes from employees:

  • The organization truly cares about the people who work here.
  • I have been with the USO for 4 years and have consistently been able to grow in my knowledge and position. It is a fun place to work and my work/life balance is manageable. The way the organization has handled COVID has been top notch - I never felt fearful that I would lose my job or be put in a situation where I did not feel safe. The benefits are great - PTO and 401k matching are top level.
  • There is great consideration given and extended in the following areas: organizational core values for all, work-life balance, impact we can actually see (and even experience as a staff member- the feeling of making an impact is priceless), autonomy with respect to current position within the organization.
  • Everyone is friendly and easy to talk to. We collaborate well together and share ideas and interests to create fun activities for our overall goal in the community. I couldn't think of a better organization to work for.
  • The mission alone provides a positive and meaningful purpose, where people should want to work and be a part of. Most of the people who work for the USO and volunteer for the USO have giving hearts and want to make a difference. This also makes the organization a place where people would want to work.
  • The mission and opportunities to make a Difference are amazing. There is no doubt that the USO is one of the most forward-facing, frontline serving nonprofits that I know of.

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