Associate Director, Development

Full Time
Senior Manager/Supervisor


Reporting to the Director of Development, the Associate Director of Development is an integral contributor to the Development team and is responsible for aspects of the organization’s foundation and government grant programs. This role manages the full funding lifecycle for institutional donors, from prospecting to stewardship, and ensures that both the grant calendar and tracking information is accurate and updated in the company database.

With the Director of Development and the Chief Development Officer, the Associate Director of Development helps craft the institutional giving strategy, and works with internal departments to understand organizational program priorities and funding needs. 

**This is a REMOTE position**


Key areas: prospect research, grant cultivation, grant applications, reports, acknowledgements, and donor stewardship. 

  • Support the Director in developing and executing annual development plan
  • Build and cultivate year-round relationships with organization points of contact, key volunteers, and decision-makers within an assigned portfolio of accounts
  • Manage and grow a portfolio of institutional and corporate prospects and donors with the capacity to make grants at $25,000 or more and/or support multiple programmatic areas
  • Manage key personnel & oversee revenue-generating systems and processes
  • Develop and collaborate on grant strategy, assist in identifying relevant grant funding opportunities, grant writing, tracking and management/reporting and maintain proposal calendar 
  • Engage in stewardship and cultivation tasks via multiple systems and platforms; conduct relevant research
  • Participate in departmental briefings and similar activities
  • Work collaboratively in consultative engagement with other team members and Director of Development.
  • Collaborate across teams to assist in the development of  marketing and communications strategies to promote Hire Heroes USA’s image for donor cultivation and new solicitations
  • Work with Executive Leadership Team to produce routine and customized reports and communications for various audiences
  • Maintain awareness of program execution and milestones, and generate communications highlighting their strategic impacts for current and potential stakeholders


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of fundraising and development experience.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills
  • Strong Preference for Federal Grant Management experience, including Federal grant reporting.
  • Possess commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, with an entrepreneurial spirit and with a high degree of dependability and quality
  • Ability to work in a dynamic team environment, taking on roles and responsibilities as needs and opportunities arise
  • Evidence of creative thinking, supporting problem resolution
  • Strong desire to learn and innovate
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and multiple projects and initiatives simultaneously
  • Passion for Hire Heroes USA’s mission
  • Knowledge of database is preferred

Work Environment/Physical Demands

  • General office environment; temperature controlled
  • Routinely uses standard office equipment, e.g. copiers, phones, computers
  • Travel Required: Up to 10%
  • Sitting for extended periods of time

Estimated New Hire Salary: $85,000 - $95,000 annually

Hire Heroes USA may offer additional compensation to include annual bonuses, merit increases, cost of living, special or extra assignments outside scope of the role, cell phone stipend, internet stipend, relocation, awards, compensatory time off, overtime, and gaining knowledge and proficiency through certifications and licensing.

Benefits Offered:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
  • 100% company-sponsored Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance
  • Free Tele-Health Appointments
  • Medical Flexible Spending Account 
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • 17 Paid Holidays 
  • Paid Time Off 
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Paid Medical Leave and Family Care after one year of employment
  • Paid Short Term Military Leave
  • Paid Bereavement Leave
  • 401K with company match and immediate vesting
  • Employee Assistance Program


All applicants must upload both a cover letter and resume.

About this Company:

Hire Heroes USA empowers US military members, veterans and military spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce.
As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, Hire Heroes' services are provided at no cost to clients.

Be the Nation’s preferred veteran employment service organization through a relentless focus on personalized career coaching that improves clients’ quality of life and strengthens the US economy.

Integrity, Passion, Effectiveness and Collaboration

Hire Heroes USA empowers service members, veterans and their spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce. As the nation’s leading veteran employment organization, Hire Heroes USA offers personalized one-on-one coaching, professionally revised resumes, mentoring, workshops, a job board, career fairs and more, to tens of thousands of job-seeking veterans annually. We are their partner in success.

Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, Hire Heroes USA has built a national reputation of excellence. Prioritizing transparency, Hire Heroes USA earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and the GuideStar Platinum Seal. Funded exclusively through public donations and private grants, we provide our services at no cost to clients.

For more information about our mission, our services and how to get involved as a corporate partner, employer, donor or volunteer, please visit our website.

Hire Heroes USA is an equal opportunity employer with a diverse workforce. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, domestic violence victim status, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other protected factor. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to recruitment, hiring, assignment, promotion, compensation, training, leaves of absence and termination. Sexual harassment or harassment based on other protected group status, as defined by law is also prohibited.


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