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Wounded Warrior Project

Fundraising Specialist

San Diego, CA

Great benefits. Competitive pay. We know these are some of the things people look for in a job.

But if you're the kind of person who also cares about making an impact and serving our nation's wounded warriors and their families, then you're exactly the kind of person we're looking for. When you join Wounded Warrior Project, you're committing to making a difference. We make a commitment to you too - helping you to find that spark, ignite your passion to serve, and embark on a career with meaning and purpose.

At Wounded Warrior Project we recognize our mission cannot be accomplished without our talented teammates, which is why we're proud to offer benefits such as:

  • A flexible hybrid work schedule (3 days in office, 2 days' work from home)
  • Full medical, dental and vision coverage for both teammates AND family members
  • Competitive pay and performance incentives
  • A fun, mission focused and collaborative team environment

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The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Peer to Peer Fundraising Specialist is responsible for the WWP signature 5K series, Carry Forward. This role will help in the design, planning, and execution of these 5K events across the country and virtually. These responsibilities includes working cross channels within the organization and working with external supporters, events, volunteers, and vendors to ensure events are successful and generate revenue to support WWP programs and services.


  • Motivate supporters to maximize participation and fundraising in their communities and throughout their network.
  • Work with the Corporate Partnership team to identify, cultivate and steward event series sponsors.
  • Identify and secure community level sponsorships for the city and virtual Carry Forward events.
  • Inspire new supporters, while maintaining and cultivating existing supporters.
  • Manage event process from start to finish. Develop project plans, identify venues, research, recommend, and secure vendors.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to ensure their roles and required participation is clearly defined to provide a successful event, e.g., marketing, social, and programs.
  • Work as a liaison with internal WWP departments to ensure each event is successfully marketed to its target market and audience and ensure the correct corporate messages are communicated in order to achieve the greatest return on investment.
  • Monitor participation and fundraising results, track, and report against approved budget to evaluate event success and determine future potential for a repeat activity.
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with vendors, consultants, and other outside resources to ensure availability of quality resources for ongoing events activities.
  • Travel as needed to specific events to provide an onsite presence and resources.
  • Work collaboratively and interdepartmentally to fulfill event related strategic objectives.
  • Work with regional teammates to support WWP's Carry Forward 5K series.
  • Work within technical platforms, e.g., Donor Drive, Monday.
  • Assist with standing up appropriate level of volunteer support for events in specific geographies.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


  • Highly motivated, passionate, and creative team player with demonstrated commitment to the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, team environment with the ability to self-motivate and work independently.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with ability to prioritize and complete assignments accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office programs, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and internet.
  • Understanding and proven success in a sales role.
  • Capable of learning proprietary and fundraising software customer relationship management (CRM) systems.
  • Professional presence and demeanor.
  • Ability to provide high level of service to targeted client and customer base.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Team player, with ability to communicate with diverse personalities in a tactful and mature manner.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, identify viable options. problem-solve, and make timely decisions.
  • Ability to influence others, inside and outside of the organization, with indirect authority.
  • Strong fundraising, relationship building, and negotiation skills.



  • Three years of experience in fundraising or sales.


  • Three years of experience with nonprofit event fundraising.
  • Three years of peer-to-peer fundraising experience.
  • Three years of event planning experience.



  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, event management, marketing, or related field. Equivalent combination of applicable education, training, certification, and experience may be considered in lieu of degree.



  • Valid state-issued driver's license.


  • General office environment: temperature controlled.
  • 35% travel.
  • May require lifting and carrying items up to 20 pounds.

We recognize the success of our mission depends on the efforts of our passionate, hard-working teammates. To help teammates remain focused on the warriors and families we serve, WWP offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: Medical/Prescription drug, Dental, Vision, Life/AD&D, Short-term Disability, Long-term Disability, and an Employee Assistance Program. WWP also offers a 401(k)-retirement plan, a competitive PTO package, Sick Leave, Family Care Leave, Paid Holidays, Birthday Holiday, Education Assistance, and Bereavement Leave.

For San Diego, California Applicants: The estimated hiring range for this position is between $65,945 - $98,918 annual base salary, subject to a candidate's combination of experience, qualifications, and credentials. This position may also be eligible for an annual performance incentive.



Wounded Warrior Project® is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, age, veteran or military status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please note:
Wounded Warrior Project is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms without a written search agreement in place. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Wounded Warrior Project via email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at Wounded Warrior Project in any form without a valid written search agreement in place will be deemed the sole property of Wounded Warrior Project, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Wounded Warrior Project as a result of the referral or through other means."

Client-provided location(s): San Diego, CA, USA; Nashville, TN, USA
Job ID: Wounded-R13475
Employment Type: Full Time

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Casual Dress
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Leave of Absence
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Vacation
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K) With Company Matching
  • Professional Development

    • Promote From Within
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Leadership Training Program

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