Veterans and service members are at 50% higher risk of suicide than their peers who haven’t served. Since 2001, 114,000+ veterans have died by suicide. Without change, by 2030, 60,000 more lives will be lost. The problem is clear: The systems in place aren’t working; the status quo is no longer acceptable.
We’re not your typical nonprofit. We’re the only national, veteran-founded-and-led nonprofit focused solely on military suicide prevention. We use data insights, best-in-class technology, commercial marketing best practices and evidence-based services to find and serve veterans at acute risk for suicide.
What started as three veterans answering a toll-free number in 2010 has grown into an innovative, agile, and data-driven tone-setter that’s leading change, building community and, most importantly, saving lives. Our vision is a nation where veterans and service members have no greater risk for suicide than any other American; our line in the sand is to reduce the military suicide rate by 40% by 2030, saving 2,400+ lives per year. We work tirelessly to make it a reality and we’re growing rapidly (doubling staff, doubling revenue YoY) to meet increased demand and opportunities to save more lives.
Learn more about our vision, theory of change, and our team by visiting https://stopsoldiersuicide.org/.
Stop Soldier Suicide (SSS) is looking for a tech savvy, detailed oriented Development Specialist who wants to go beyond “making a difference”. We want someone who steps up every day to fuel the life-saving work we do with American veterans and service members.
Reporting to the Director of Donor Engagement, the Development Specialist serves as a critical support role to the success of revenue growth for SSS and will focus on supporting the growth and maintenance of the organization’s fundraising programs.
To succeed in this role, you should be mission-driven, not afraid to take risks, and thrive in a fast-paced environment. Successful candidates will model Stop Soldier Suicide’s True North competencies: Impact, Judgement, Innovation, Courage, Agility, and Inclusion.
The Development Specialist shares our passion for saving the lives of veterans, thrives in a fast-paced environment, and will be entrusted with the following key responsibilities:
We’re looking for individuals who are committed to the mission, vision, and values of Stop Soldier Suicide. In addition, the Development Specialist should possess the following key attributes:
OBJECTIVES AND KEY RESULTS (OKRs)
This individual is responsible for meeting the following Objectives and Key Results during the first 90-180 days:
CORE COMPETENCIES (OUR TRUE NORTH)
Impact: Consistently delivers quality results; demonstrates a passion for winning, strong work ethic, a bias for action and commitment to achieving life-saving work with integrity, honesty, and in accordance with our values.
Judgment: Makes data-based decisions with decisiveness, balancing short-term and long-term considerations and ensuring decisions advance the SSS mission.
Innovation: Identifies and champions new ideas, continuous improvements, and transformative solutions that enable us to better achieve our mission of serving service members and veterans.
Courage: Communicates with candor and transparency and demonstrates the confidence to make tough decisions, take smart risks, and question actions that are inconsistent with our values.
Agility: Continuously learns and adapts to obstacles, setbacks or uncertainty with tenacity and resolve; embraces change and challenges as opportunities to learn new skills and grow.
Inclusion: Win as one by demonstrating unwavering respect for teammates, freely sharing information, collaborating with and supporting your colleagues, and leveraging differences that make us stronger.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The majority of the work required is performed in an office environment (a blend of virtual and office in light of COVID-19). The team member must be able to effectively maneuver within the office area and perform essential functions necessary to perform the job duties and meet the OKRs described above.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary is commensurate with experience. Stop Soldier Suicide offers a benefits package for full-time teammates that includes personal time off, parental leave, military leave (as applicable), medical, dental, vision and life insurance, short and long term disability benefit, Employee Assistance Program, and a matching retirement plan.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. A recruiter will be in touch to discuss next steps.
Stop Soldier Suicide is committed to nondiscriminatory employment practices that are fully compliant with all federal, state and local laws and regulations, including making reasonable accommodations for its disabled employees as set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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