NMFA Careers

Together We’re Stronger®

The National Military Family Association is a fast-paced environment balancing a strong mission focus with a commitment to work-life flexibility. Join our team of dedicated, innovative, and collaborative individuals and be inspired by the work we do to strengthen our nation’s military families each day. Together, we are stronger!

Serving military families isn’t just our mission, it is our passion. Our commitment to the word “family” runs deep in our culture—from the world class advocacy and programming we deliver to the relationships we build within the organization.

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Our Values

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Family-Focused: We understand the unique challenge of military life and respond with a flexible work environment, a teamwork mentality, and a unified approach that advances the mission of NMFA.

Innovative: We lean into challenges with dynamic, creative solutions that improve the lives of both our team and the military families we serve.

Responsive: We react with timely and effective action in all aspects of our work without compromising our ethics, accuracy, or thoroughness.

Empowering: We give our team the tools to support and enable the military families we serve to be the best advocates for themselves and their communities.

 

Open Positions

Corporate Giving Officer

Overview

NMFA has an immediate opening for a Corporate Giving Officer. This individual will support the National Military Family Association (Association) Development Department in the development and implementation of a comprehensive individual fundraising program.

Responsibilities include:

  • Fundraise towards target goals for corporate and foundation (and government?) funding in support of NMFA’s budgeted revenue goals.
  • Serve as primary staff lead for the ongoing cultivation and stewardship of foundation and corporate donors.
  • Build and maintain a portfolio of foundation and corporate donors with a goal of securing multiple major gifts of $50,000 or above.
  • Create and oversee a foundation and corporate budget cycle calendar and maintain up-to-date database records for all institutional donors.
  • Create giving and cause marketing campaigns and manage relationships for businesses and corporations.
  • Develop and manage foundation and corporate volunteer projects and corporate responsibility initiatives.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with the CEO, Leadership Team, Board, and other key staff to foster their involvement in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding corporate and foundation prospects.
  • Solicit sponsors to fulfill event fundraising goals.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years fundraising, corporate donor relationships, donor stewardship
  • Track record of securing gifts of $50,000+
  • Clear, precise, and compelling writing, editing, and communication skills are required.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently with purpose and accuracy in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Compensation

NMFA was named one of NonProfit Times “Top 50 NonProfits to Work For” in 2023. Along with a competitive salary, NMFA offers a flexible work schedule, a commitment to work-life balance, and comprehensive health and wellness benefits. We also offer generous leave, including vacation, sick leave, personal days, and parental leave.  In addition, we are closed all federal holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

At NMFA we are committed to fostering a workplace where all employees feel valued and empowered.

TO APPLY:  Please send a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to r@militaryfamily.org. Please note resumes received without a cover letter will not be considered.

Grant Relations Officer

Position Summary

The Grant Relations Officer is a key member of the Development team and is responsible for researching, identifying, and generating grant proposals to secure funding. The Grant Relations Officer writes grant/stewardship reports and assists the Development department in tracking commitments to current grantors. This position works closely with the Development Director and NMFA leadership to identify potential grant opportunities in support of an overall organizational fundraising goal of $5M-$6M annually.

Essential Job Functions

  • Develop an annual foundation and corporate grants strategy and serve as the primary staff lead for cultivation and stewardship of foundations and other institutional donors.
  • Build and maintain a portfolio of grants with a goal of securing multiple major gifts of $50,000 or above.
  • Write compelling, persuasive proposal narratives, applications, and stewardship reports.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with the CEO, Leadership Team, Board, and other key staff.
  • Develop a deep understanding of program content through cross-functional working relationships.
  • Gather necessary financial documents and data to measure and report on grant impact.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently
  • Track record of securing foundation and corporate grants
  • Clear, precise, and compelling writing, editing, and communications skills
  • Demonstrated experience in grant revenue budgeting and forecasting
  • Detail-oriented, organized, deadline-driven, high degree of professionalism
  • Demonstrated experience managing projects and meeting deadlines
  • Ability to research and document potential grant prospects
  • Strong commitment to AFP Code of Ethics
  • Knowledge of government grants is a plus

Job Qualifications and Competencies

  • 2+ years grant writing experience, including corporate donor relationships and stewardship
  • Customer Relationship Management proficiency in Raisers Edge or similar, familiarity with MS Office
  • Knowledge of or experience with the families of the uniformed services preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

About NMFA

The National Military Family Association (NMFA) is the leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to serving all military families. Since 1969, NMFA has worked with families to identify and solve the unique challenges of military life through advocacy and programs. NMFA provides scholarships for military spouses, camps for military kids, and programs for military teens. The Association’s research creates a better understanding of the experience of today’s military families. NMFA serves the families of the currently serving, veteran, retired, wounded or fallen members of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, Coast Guard, and Commissioned Corps of the USPHS and NOAA.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to r@militaryfamily.org.

Our Benefits

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Intern Corner

If you are a college student interested in supporting military families through an internship, please send your resume and area of interest to info@militaryfamily.org.

Bloom leaders

“I loved my time interning at NMFA. You will never find a more supportive, collaborative, or engaging work environment than the one at NMFA. I learned so much from the amazing people at the organization and made connections that will last a lifetime, all while making a visible impact on the military community. If I could go back and do it all over again, I would start at NMFA sooner!” — Elena Ashburn

A NMFA, I’ve been fortunate to work alongside some of the fiercest advocates for military families and learn from their wealth of knowledge and expertise. From executing programs to promoting the organization on social media, I have had hands-on experience in making tangible change for my community as an integral part of NMFA’s work, not merely as a supporting figure. Throughout my entire internship, I not only felt supported as a worker and learner but valued as a person. — Mathew Oh

Maeve Slik
“It has been a great experience, and it allowed me to further confirm my interest in pursuing a career in nonprofit work. I enjoyed researching and working on designing the young adult leadership program, and I learned a lot about developing a project over the course of the internship. Everyone I worked with at NMFA was incredibly supportive, and their advice and experience have been very helpful. As a student, I also really appreciated the flexible structure of the internship. I would definitely recommend this experience!” — Maeve Silk
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