Director of Strategic Partnerships and Development

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Job Overview:

As the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Development for the Veteran Project Manager Mentor Alliance (VPMMA), you will drive the organization's growth and impact through strategic partnerships and fundraising efforts. Your role includes developing and nurturing relationships with external stakeholders, securing funding opportunities, and creating mutually beneficial partnerships to support our mission of advancing the careers of service members, veterans, and military spouses in project management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements strategic plans for partnership cultivation and fundraising aligned with organizational goals.

  • Negotiates and manages partnership agreements for mutual benefit and effectiveness.

  • Coordinates partnership activities with internal teams to integrate them with strategic objectives.

  • Monitors and evaluates partnership effectiveness, adjusting strategies for maximum impact.

  • Represents the organization at events, building and maintaining strategic relationships.

  • Creates joint marketing initiatives with partners to enhance engagement.

  • Ensures compliance with legal and ethical standards in partnership activities.

  • Reports partnership progress to executive team and board, detailing successes and challenges.

  • Collaborates with Marketing Director on sponsorships and promotions.

  • Works with the Treasurer on donor management for maximum engagement.

  • Identifies and cultivates strategic partnerships with aligned organizations.

  • Engages and maintains relationships with partners through communication and collaboration.

  • Creates compelling sponsorship proposals with the Marketing team.

  • Manages fundraising efforts, including donor cultivation and grant writing.

  • Secures sponsorship opportunities for events and programs.

  • Maintains a database of potential funders, sponsors, and partners.

  • Collaborates on long-term strategic partnership development with stakeholders.

  • Performs other assigned duties.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong experience and track record in partnership, fundraising, and business development.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with diverse stakeholders.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the nonprofit sector, fundraising strategies, and grant writing.

  • Strategic thinking and ability to identify and pursue opportunities that align with VPMMA's mission and goals.

  • Strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a remote team.

  • Knowledge of or experience in project management is a plus.

Position Overview:

Position Type: Volunteer
Location: Remote

Board Commitment:

  • Dedicate at least 16 hours per month to VPMMA activities.

  • Respond to communications within 24 hours, unless on a scheduled break.

  • Actively engage in constructive collaboration.

  • Fully participate in committee and directorate activities.

  • Attend all meetings and provide timely notice of any absences.

Term Limits:

Directors serve for two-year terms, beginning January 1 following their election, or until the end of the current board term on December 31, 2025.

Reports To:

President and Vice President

About VPMMA:

The Veteran Project Manager Mentor Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and advancing veterans' careers in project management. Our mission centers on building a supportive community through mentorship, networking, and professional development opportunities. By connecting veterans with industry resources and providing support throughout their career journey, we aim to empower them to thrive in project management.

Training and Support:

You will receive training on VPMMA's mission, programs, and communication strategies as a volunteer. The Executive Officers will provide ongoing support, ensuring you have the resources and guidance needed to excel as the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Development.

Together, we strive to make a lasting impact on veterans' career success and contribute to a vibrant project management community.


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Mission Statement

​VPMMA is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization that provides industry-based project management career mentorship and networking opportunities for our great Nation’s Service-Members, Veterans, and Military Spouses. Empower and equip military service members, veterans, and spouses to achieve project management career greatness through mentoring and professional development.


In December 2017 Eric "Doc" Wright and Joe Pusz, PMO Joe started a proof of concept which eventually became VPMMA. ​A select few Veterans and Mentors connected to try to concept, pairing a Veteran seeking a career in Project Management with an experienced PM. The results were immediate and VPMMA was born.

The goal for VPMMA is to leverage the generous project management community to find Mentors willing to volunteer time to benefit Veterans, Servicemembers and Military Spouses. In short order, the support was overwhelming. Mentors from across the United States stepped up to serve those who have served us. Now is your turn to join us and give back some of your time to help a Veteran, Servicemember and Military Spouse.


Veterans & Military Families
Employment, Veterans & Military Families


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Business Development
  • Market Research / Analysis
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 24
  • Dedicate at least 16 hours per month to VPMMA activities
  • Directors serve for two-year terms, beginning January 1 following their election, or until the end of the current board term on December 31, 2025.

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