As the Nation’s premier nonprofit organization, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. envisions a community where all participants can heal.  We hold the following core values as central to our success:

Compassion – Our organization enables the physical and emotional recovery of our participants as it restores the bond of trust that they built while serving this great Nation

Accountability – Our organization remains accountable to our participants, to our volunteers, to our sponsors, and to our donors

Excellence – Our organization reliably provides high-quality programs for all volunteers and participants based-upon well-understood standards of excellence.

Community – Our organization creates a sense of family by mentoring and supporting one another with dignity, passion, respect, and humility

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to:  resume@projecthealingwaters.org.  Your resume should include relevant experience, educational background, as well as two to three references.

Thank you for your interest in Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing!

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/VETERANS/DISABLED

CURRENT OPENING: Digital Marketing & Community Consultant

Background:  

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. (PHWFF), a nation-wide non-profit 50l (c)(3)  organization incorporated in Maryland in 2007, is seeking Digital Marketing and Community  Consultant (20-25 hours per week). PHWFF’s  mission is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active duty military  service personnel and disabled veterans, through fly fishing and associated activities, including  education and outings. Headquarters is in La Plata, Maryland, within commuting distance of  Washington D.C.   

PHWFF’s first program was established at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2005, in  collaboration with the National Capital Chapter of Trout Unlimited (TU) and Fly Fishing  International (FFI). Since that time, PHWFF has grown across 19 Regions, encompassing 225 Programs, serving disabled veterans nationwide. It maintains a small Headquarters staff of fourteen full-time personnel assisted by Volunteers, to support the organization’s  mission.   

PHWFF programs are sponsored by local fly fishing clubs, primarily through TU and FFI, who  sign a Memorandum of Agreement describing the operational and administrative parameters and  responsibilities. Essential to the organization’s success is the ability of Headquarters Staff to  work effectively with these sponsoring organizations, as well as the Staffs of Military and  Veterans healthcare facilities; the fly fishing community; PHWFF Volunteer Regions and  Programs located throughout the country; and PHWFF Donor Base.   

To Apply:   

Interested parties should submit their resume and cover letter to:  resume@projecthealingwaters.org. Your resume should include relevant experience, educational  background, and two to three references. The closing date for receipt of applications is March 1, 2021. Thank you for your interest in Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/VETERANS/DISABLED  

 

Digital Marketing and Community Consultant 

Services Required: 

PHWFF’s Digital Marketing and Community Consultant represents an independent contractor that supports the administration of online marketing initiatives and online community development across all aspects of the organization’s social media and web-based platformsThe Digital Marketing and Community Consultant would be expected to perform a wide range of services (expected weekly hours of 20-25 hours):  

Compliance & Customer Service 

  • Ensure that program, community and marketing activities operate within the brand policies and guidelines of the organization. 
  • Identify and evaluate community and brand risks and take appropriate action to control the risks. 
  • Monitor the company’s social media accounts and offer constructive interaction with users. 
  • Develop a program and platform evaluation framework to assess the strengths of communities, platforms, and training mechanisms to identify areas of improvement. 
  • Ensure editorial and brand consistency across all platforms. 
  • Collaborates with internal teams to optimize user experiences and community growth at large. 

Marketing Initiatives & Content Development 

  • Curate, source and schedule content across PHWFF’s online platforms. 
  • Develop and implement long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of marketing initiatives. 
  • Plans, executes, and measures experiments and conversion tests for marketing initiatives. 
  • Monitor and evaluate online media campaigns for effectiveness 
  • Oversee the collection, archiving and maintenance of content such as, but not limited to: images, videos, press hits, testimonials, and additional stories. 
  • Other special projects as agreed upon 

Training  

  • Ensure all volunteer leadership and staff receive appropriate orientation and training on the organization, digital communities and platforms, brand guidelines and legal compliance to ensure effective and compliant community growth and program delivery online. 
  • Serve as a resource for volunteer leadership by providing training and customer support for digital community initiatives, social media, and marketing initiatives. 

Technical Requirements 

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills  
  • Understands website metrics and best practices  
  • Well-versed in the use of social media as a marketing tool  
  • Experience with search engine optimization, lead generation, and email marketing 
  • WordPress and other CMS software skills preferred  
  • Customer Relationship Management systems experience preferred  
  • Provide administrative support for fundraising events  
  • Minimum Associates degree or 2+ years of relevant experience preferred  
  • Fly Fishing experience preferred  

Professional Skills 

  • Excellent attention to detail and problem-solving skills  
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work as part of a widely distributed team  
  • Able to manage multiple projects  
  • Promote and maintain a high level of fiscal responsibility throughout the organization  
  • Operate in accordance with established standards, procedures, and applicable laws  
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills, a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent public speaking skills  
  • Possess passion, humility, integrity, patience, and a positive attitude.  Must be mission-driven and self-directed  
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational skills with the ability to multitask and meet deadlines  
  • Ensure accuracy and attention to detail 
  • Maintain high ethical standards and professionalism 

This consultant works directly with the Chief Marketing and Media Officer. 

The contract will be monitored by the Chief Marketing and Media Officer and the Chief Executive Officer reviews all contracts annually

 

CURRENT OPENING: Donor & Prospect Relations Manager

Background:  

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. (PHWFF), a nation-wide non-profit 50l (c)(3)  organization incorporated in Maryland in 2007, is seeking a Donor & Prospect Relations Manager. PHWFF’s  mission is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active duty military  service personnel and disabled veterans, through fly fishing and associated activities, including  education and outings. Headquarters is in La Plata, Maryland, within commuting distance of  Washington D.C.   

PHWFF’s first program was established at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2005, in  collaboration with the National Capital Chapter of Trout Unlimited (TU) and Fly Fishing  International (FFI). Since that time, PHWFF has grown across 19 Regions, encompassing 225 Programs, serving disabled veterans nationwide. It maintains a small Headquarters staff of fourteen full-time personnel assisted by Volunteers, to support the organization’s  mission.   

PHWFF programs are sponsored by local fly fishing clubs, primarily through TU and FFI, who  sign a Memorandum of Agreement describing the operational and administrative parameters and  responsibilities. Essential to the organization’s success is the ability of Headquarters Staff to  work effectively with these sponsoring organizations, as well as the Staffs of Military and  Veterans healthcare facilities; the fly fishing community; PHWFF Volunteer Regions and  Programs located throughout the country; and PHWFF Donor Base.   

To Apply:   

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to:  resume@projecthealingwaters.org. Your resume should include relevant experience, educational  background, and two to three references. The closing date for receipt of applications is March 1, 2021. Thank you for your interest in Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. 

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/VETERANS/DISABLED 

Donor & Prospect Relations Manager 

Mission 

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings. 

 

Authority and Responsibility 

The Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) Donor & Prospect Relations Manager represents a full-time exempt position located at PHWFF HeadquartersThe Donor & Prospect Relations Manager reports to the Chief Development Officer and serves as a key management team member. In partnership with the Chief Development Officer, the Donor & Prospect Relations Manager is responsible to assist in all aspects of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing’s Regional and National Program leadership, development, implementation, administration, and management. 

Education and Experience 

  • Paramount to this position is the ability to work with a high degree of independence, communication, and multi-task, while maintaining a clear view of how the position supports the organization’s overall mission.  
  • Minimum Associates degree or 2+ years of relevant experience 
  • Excellent project management skills.  
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience using Donor Perfect, Network for Good, and Salesforce CRM databases. 
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator. 
  • Entrepreneurial, flexible, and innovative approach to community management. 
  • Task-oriented with ability to work remotely 
  • Passion, humility, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed. 
  • Fly Fishing experience preferred. 
  • U.S. Military veteran preferred. 

Job Requirements 

The Donor & Prospect Relations Manager is a member of the Fundraising and Development Team and is responsible for creating and implementing engagement and fundraising strategies to enhance and grow revenue as well as current and prospective donors. The Donor & Prospect Relations Manager role represents a hybrid position – providing comprehensive administrative assistance within the Fundraising and Development team.  The Donor & Prospect Relations Manager will focus on administrative donor and prospect and database management combined with some direct fundraising support, fundraising and development reporting, event logistics support, donor stewardship records and sponsorship management, collateral material inventory, and administrative support for donor meetings to ensure the organization’s fundraising success. As necessary, the Donor & Prospect Relations Manager will recruit and supervise volunteers to help with fundraising and development efforts.  

Donor Database, Development, & Fundraising Administration & Management

  • Design, document, and implement a systematic and integrated donor relations program. 
  • Establish and manage information tracking processes regarding acknowledgement, recognition, on-going communications, and continued cultivation of past and current donors to enhance their relationship with PHWFF and increase the likelihood of continued contributions. 
  • Manage donor recognition and thank you letters. 
  • Manage corporate & foundation giving status & recognition. 
  • Manage Century Club membership & recognition. 
  • Design a program to solicit and manage in-kind donations for auction at HQ fundraising events. 
  • Set an annual fundraising goal for each HQ fundraiser auction 
  • Support regional virtual auctions to include auction setups and event reports. 
  • Maintain, submit, and update annual state solicitation registrations to include the tracking spreadsheet. 
  • Manage and update the Donor Perfect donor database. 
  • Maintain online profiles, including Charity Navigator and Guidestar.  
  • Discover donor corporate social responsibility and/or workplace giving objectives, identify opportunities that align with the PHWFF mission statement, and work with staff to create engagement initiatives and opportunities.  
  • Collaborate with the Chief Development Officer to create solicitation and year-round engagement strategies to retain current donors and attract new donors. 
  • Maintain physical donor communication materials and inventory of general fundraising and development team supplies.  
  • Answer general fundraising and development phone inquiries. 
  • Provide donor reports to PHWFF Programs. 
  • Provide professional assistance and interaction with donors (via phone, computer, and face-to-face).  
  • Provide support to acknowledge revenue and in-kind donations by correspondence and/or e-mail 
  • Support the PHWFF team to generate fundraising and development reports from various database records.  
  • Assist with prospect research for CEO and CDO.  
  • Convey a high degree of commitment and passion for the PHWFF mission, vision, and core values. Provide general clerical support to the fundraising and development department. 
  • Provide excellent written and oral communication skills that are effective with a diverse range of audiences including board members, volunteers, internal staff, donors, executives, potential funding partners and all constituencies.  
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality. 
  • Provide an exceptional understanding of philanthropy as it relates to the organization and a wide and deep knowledge of fundamental disciplines of resource development. 
  • Work independently and as part of a team; detail oriented, well organized, focused and goal-oriented, with a high level of initiative and energy, as well as problem solving skills.  
  • Provide prior experience in a database management as well as detailed knowledge of Salesforce CRM and Donor Perfect database management. 
  • Provide the knowledge and ability to create, execute and/or support, and oversee a comprehensive donor acknowledgement and recognition plan, including advising on complex and carefully orchestrated cultivation events and programs for major donors.  
  • Various other duties as assigned.  
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