Foundation Director of Programs

Alexandria, Alexandria City, Virginia
Jul 22, 2014
Oct 21, 2014
Full Time
Since its inception in 2001, the PenFed Foundation has served more than 6,500 service members and has granted over $6 million in financial support through three main programs: The Military Heroes Fund, Asset Recovery Kit (ARK) program, and Dream Makers. The Foundation is also the main sponsor of a new free hotel for service members and veterans in Palo Alto, CA, called the Lee & Penny Anderson Defenders Lodge, a public-private partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
We have an immediate opening for an full time Director of Programs  at our Alexandria, Virginia office location.  

Essential Duties:

• Plan the delivery of PenFed Foundation programs and related activities in accordance with the mission and the goals of the organization. Develop new initiatives to support the strategic direction of the organization.
• Develop and implement long-term goals and objectives to achieve successful outcomes in accordance with the Foundation’s strategic plan. Develop and manage a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the program and to identify areas for improvement.
• Grow and manage a council of program partners and advisors, including preparing for and managing meetings, communications, and special events.
• Develop an annual budget and operating plan to support the programs; monitor and manage expenses per the approved budget.
• Develop funding strategies for the programs to ensure the continuous delivery of services. Prepare proposals, stewardship reports, correspondence, and special acknowledgements to donors in coordination with the appropriate members of the development team.
• Participate in development of program and marketing materials in coordination with the appropriate members of the communications team to ensure consistent messaging and branding.
• Source and manage the use of external vendors when required (e.g., credit counselors, financial educators, advertisers, etc.)
• Ensure that program activities operate within the policies and procedures of the organization.
• Ensure that program activities comply with all relevant legislation and professional standards.
• Develop forms and records to document and manage program activities. Oversee the collection and maintenance of records on clients and partners for statistical purposes.
• Represent the PenFed Foundation at internal and external events as appropriate. This may include but not be limited to cultivation events, dinners and galas, donor and prospect meetings, professional industry gatherings, and speaking engagements.
• Work with fellow staff to ensure a program-centered and effective approach to our work and workplace culture.
• Develop professional relationships with staff throughout the organization.
• Understand and endorse the mission and values of the PenFed Foundation.

Experience / Requirements: 

• Bachelor’s Degree required, with 5+ years of experience managing programs, preferably in the areas of financial education, credit building, home ownership and/or assistance for military and veterans.
• Experience planning and executing successful workshops and events.
• Experience with fundraising databases, Salesforce experience preferred.
• Attention to detail and the ability to efficiently coordinate and work on multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Experience managing and supporting staff and volunteers to achieve goals.
• Ability to travel, as needed. Valid driver’s license required.
• Ability to work nights and weekends.
• Personal military experience or experience working with military and/or veteran’s organizations preferred.

We can offer you:

• Health, dental, prescription drug, and vision coverage
• Flexible spending accounts (FSA) for qualified medical and dependent care out-of-pocket expenses
• Tuition assistance - Company paid short- and long-term disability coverage
• Company paid life insurance
• Fitness room
• Business casual attire
• Immediate enrollment in 401(k) plan with employer match after 6 months

You do not need a security clearance but you must pass a credit and criminal background check.

PenFed Foundation values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. m/f/v/d