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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!




Specialist, Development Projects & Administration

Department: Development
Location: Arlington, VA, United States

Since 1941, the USO has been the nationís 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.

Todayís 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 Specialist, Development Projects & Administration is responsible for establishing and managing key processes and projects to track and drive progress of the priorities for USOís Development team.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (*Essential Duties)

  • Develop, organize and maintain project lifecycle-related documentation including scope of work, functional specifications, requirement specifications, project timelines and deliverable acceptance documents related to current and prospective projects. *
  • Coordinate with team members to identify requirements, scope, cost, resources, and schedule and quality objectives related to current and prospective Development projects. *
  • Manage the department budget (Major, Planned &,Corporate Giving) and other departmental financial projects and approvals. Track all financial data and serve as lead for preparation and submission of annual department budget.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for Regional leadership and staff with regard to all fundraising and development initiatives, including but not limited to collaboration opportunities, advice and guidance on fundraising activations, best practices, donation platforms and campaigns.
  • Manage the Major Gift portfolio and relationships on behalf of VP, Development. Create a strategic plan of outreach and relationship management. Update relationship data in the donor and prospect database, and coordinate donor retreats and prospect trips.
  • Schedule and arrange staff participation in meetings, conference calls, events and other activities. Coordinate and prepare materials for meetings and events. Manage logistics for various events and activities. Prepare and process travel arrangements, credit card approval process, and attend meetings as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Specifications

  • Bachelorís Degree in Business Administration, Marketing or related field. Masterís degree and/or PMP credential preferred.
  • 3-5 years work experience in business development or organizational management role. Relevant project management experience in a not-for-profit, military, multicultural and/or global organization preferred.
  • Advanced understanding of fundraising and development best practices and policies. Strong organization and analytical skills.
  • 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, Raiserís Edge and IDMI.
  • 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.


  • This position is located in Arlington, VA. Preference will be given to local candidates within commuting distance to the location.  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.





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