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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!

Development Associate

Department: Chartered Center
Location: New York, NY, United States

For over 75 years, the USO has been the nation’s leading organization to serve the men and women in the U.S. military, and their families, throughout their time in uniform. From the moment they join, through their assignments and deployments, and as they transition back to their communities, the USO is always by their side.

Today’s USO continuously adapts to the needs of our men and women in uniform and their families so they can focus on their very important mission. We operate USO centers at or near military installations across the United States and throughout the world, including in combat zones, and even un-staffed USO service sites in places too dangerous for anyone but combat troops to occupy.

The Development Associate, reporting directly to the Chief Development Officer, will be responsible for both In-Kind Outreach, Support and Administration and Community Development Outreach.

In-Kind Outreach, Support and Administration

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Soliciting in-kind gifts – in excess of $6 million – for programs, operations, events and special projects as determined on an ongoing basis via phone, email, formal letters/requests and in-person meetings with specific focus on budget relieving outreach.
  • Administration, recording and tracking of all in-kind donations to the organization.
  • Supporting the leadership and development team in maintaining relationships and identifying and advancing in-kind funding opportunities.
  • Developing and managing in-kind outreach letters, correspondence, proposals and reports.
  • Overseeing and coordinating calendar for in-kind donations, tracking deliverables, and maintaining records and files.
  • Coordinating with operations, programs, and entertainment teams to provide support on respective in-kind outreach, donor stewardship, and tracking.

Community Development Outreach  

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing day to day management of the USO community portal and all associated outreach, follow-up and resource sharing. 
  • Identify, pursue and secure new business in excess of $75,000 annually.
  • Manage existing community development and federated relationships while expanding the department’s client portfolio.
  • Researching prospective community funding opportunities, cultivate prospects, and solicit contacts (current and new prospects).
  • Maintaining status of community pipeline including the management of several ongoing programs including but not limited to TEAM USO, Street Fair Program, and BBQ for the Troops.
  • Expanding relationships with current community partners that may represent growth opportunities.
  • Assisting CDO in management of selected strategic partners.
  • Developing year-end ROI analysis for measurement of sponsorship activation.
  • Participating in and/or leading presentations to potential community sponsors as appropriate.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • One to two years prior experience in fundraising/development/sales.
  • Knowledge and experience in non-profit a plus.
  • Internet savvy—ability to gather research/information online.
  • Basic database management and proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Experience working with donor tracking systems (Raiser’s Edge preferred).
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Pro-active and team-oriented.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented. 


  • This is a full-time position located in New York, NY.
  • Relocation assistance is not provided for this position.
  • Resume and cover letter are required for full consideration.

How to Apply
Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume with Development Associate NYC (In-Kind & Community Development)” in the subject line to


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