Development Manager


The Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with a mission to cultivate community and growth with veterans, service members, military family members, and caregivers through the arts.

We offer classes, workshops, and performances across a variety of art forms, including stand-up comedy, storytelling, creative writing, acting, the visual arts, and more. Across all programs, we focus on building community, fostering self-expression, and promoting well-being for our veteran participants.

In five years, we have served nearly 1,000 veterans through 250 classes and workshops. Our alumni have performed for an estimate of more than 100,000 audience members, including shows at the Warner Theater, Gotham Comedy Club, for Former President Jimmy Carter, and at The White House under President Obama. We have been featured by CNN, ABC, NBC, PBS, NPR, The Washington Post, POLITICO, Forbes, and more.



As Development Manager, you will be responsible for ASAP’s vital revenue streams and donor relationships. You will work closely with our Executive Director to identify, cultivate, and secure funding opportunities from private donors and grantmaking foundations. Central to this process is effectively communicating who we are as a community and why our impact is meaningful. Ultimately, your role is to tell our story.


  • Donor Cultivation: Help our donors achieve their philanthropic goals through investment in our mission; maintain and deepen our relationships with existing, long-term donors; cultivate relationships with new donors at all levels.

  • Stewardship: Oversee and execute all activities related to the stewardship of donations, including thank you letters, reports, meetings and phone calls, website updates, event invitations, and special initiatives.

  • Grantwriting: Identify, write, and review grant applications to fund ASAP’s programs; ensure applications and reports are submitted in a timely manner; support the Executive Director in maintaining major grantor relationships.

  • Fundraising Initiatives: Recommend and implement fundraising initiatives to increase revenue and enable us to serve more veterans through the arts. Lead the project planning and execution of ASAP’s fundraising events and campaigns. This includes sponsor cultivation and outreach, stakeholder communications, venue research, promotion, and crafting on-brand messaging.

  • Development Planning: Assist in developing the fundraising goals outlined in ASAP’s annual Development Plan, and monitor progress towards these goals throughout the year.

  • Systems Maintenance: Keep records of donor engagement using our CRM, maintain development-related SOP’s, and oversee our fundraising management platforms. 


  • You love telling stories, and you’re a great listener. 

  • You’re not afraid to reach out to unreachable people, and you’re not afraid of rejection.

  • You’re excited to share reports of our impact and invite potential donors to contribute to our mission. 

  • You manage your time effectively and remain highly organized while working on multiple tasks and deliverables.

  • You have superior attention to detail and strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • You are intellectually curious, excited by opportunities to develop new skills, and eager to learn.

  • You remain calm and flexible in the face of unexpected changes. 

  • You’re energized by fast-paced start-up environments.

  • You approach your work and colleagues with a positive and enthusiastic attitude.


I. Technology: You must have or be able to quickly develop advanced proficiency in the following:

  • Salesforce CRM

  • G Suite (Gmail, Google Drive, Documents, Forms, and Calendar)

  • Microsoft Office Suite

  • Square, Stripe, and WePay payment processors

  • Classy Fundraising Platform

  • Squarespace

  • MixMax

  • Asana

  • Slack 

II. Workplace: You must have direct or indirect prior experience with the primary responsibilities outlined above: donor cultivation, grantwriting and management, fundraising events and campaigns, development planning, and systems maintenance.

compensation & Benefits

  • Salary $50,000-60,000 based on experience

  • Full healthcare, vision, and dental benefits

  • SIMPLE IRA with annual employer contribution of 2% of salary

  • $1,500 annual leadership development stipend

  • Generous holiday schedule, including paid weeks off the week of July 4th and the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day

To Apply

Ready to join the team? Please email the following application materials along with any questions to to be considered for the role:

  1. Resume

  2. Statement of Interest of no more than 300 words explaining why you would be a fit for this opportunity; please do not send us a cover letter.

Please note that we will be reviewing applications and scheduling interviews on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted through October 20, 2019.