Corporate Development Officer

Reference: JOB1004
Employer: The Army War College Foundation

Management Recruiters - Mid Hudson Valley is an executive search firm focused solely in serving the Nonprofit Sector.  We have a national practice and the large majority of our placements are executive leadership and senior fundraising professionals.

Our client is the Army War College Foundation (AWCF – The Foundation is a not-for-profit IRS designated 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) organization supporting the U.S. Army War College and its alumni.  The Army War College was established in 1901 “not to promote war, but to preserve peace… and to study and confer on the great problems of national defense and of responsible command.”  The Foundation is located at the Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, PA, about 120 miles west of Philadelphia.

AWCF has retained us to recruit and place an experienced, skilled Corporate Development Officer with them.

Location of Position

The preference is that this position be based in Carlisle, PA.  Relocation assistance is available. However, this individual can work remotely, with the understanding and agreement that significant time would need to be spent on campus in the early stages of their employment and that frequent trips to Carlisle for events, as well as hosting Corporate and Foundation visitors to the campus, will be necessary.

Position Overview

The Corporate Development Officer is one of three fundraising members of the organization responsible for Fundraising programs generating giving towards operating, restricted, and endowment funds as determined by the Board of Trustees.  The Development revenue goal for FY 2018 is $2.5 million.

Each member of the Foundation staff is deeply engaged in the organization’s twin missions of raising support for the College and providing service to alumni.  The Corporate Development Officer is the Foundation lead for seeking support for the College from corporations and foundations. 

Key Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities include broadening and deepening corporate relationships, introducing corporate & foundation leaders to the College mission, researching corporate and foundation philanthropic processes, and submitting proposals.  The Corporate Development Officer produces fundraising and outreach materials, drafts executive correspondence and annual reports, and prepares and delivers presentations to both individuals and groups.  Additionally, as a team, all members of the Foundation staff support other staff members as required.  Development and fundraising activities are planned and coordinated with the President/CEO, as well as the Director for Development.  This individual will also work closely with the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and the Board’s Development Committee.   He or she will participate in some evening and weekend events and travel occasionally.  The Corporate Development Officer reports to the President/CEO. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5 or more years of development/fundraising experience, some of which must be in Corporate & Foundation giving. This professional should be knowledgeable in fundraising strategies and have demonstrated success in meeting and exceeding targets.
  • Previous military experience and/or working for a Nonprofit organization supporting the military or veterans would be a plus, but is not mandatory so long as the individual can quickly grasp the applicable protocols in military and diplomatic environments.
  • Superb relationship-building skills and must be able to plan and coordinate complex events.
  • Professionally capable of, and motivated to achieve, multi-level relationships with senior executives from multiple sectors, including military, intergovernmental agencies, private industry, and non-profit organizations.
  • Exceptional communication skills – speaking, writing, and interpersonal.
  • Outcome driven with the ability to respond effectively to changing circumstances and priorities.
  • Familiarity with financial and budgeting fundamentals.
  • Proficiency in using the Microsoft Office suite of applications.
  • Ability to travel within the United States.

The Army War College Foundation offers a competitive compensation package.

If you are interested in this excellent career opportunity, please email your resume and cover letter (Word documents, please) to:

Tom Damewood
Owner / Manager
Management Recruiters – Mid Hudson Valley
Email –
Phone – 845-227-3161


Posted February 16, 2018