Foundation Program Associate


To apply for this position, please email your resume and cover letter to


Position Overview:

The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) finds, funds and shapes programs that work to solve the myriad of issues facing wounded, ill, and injured post-9/11 service members, veterans, caregivers and families. The Foundation Program Associate will work to shape and record the overarching impact of Bob Woodruff Foundation’s strategic priorities, investments and mission. This will involve collaborating with current grantees, recording their impact, identifying and scrutinizing prospective grantees, maintaining the pulse of BWF’s investments, and helping measure the overall impact of the foundation. The Foundation Program Associate must have an understanding of and commitment to BWF’s mission and core values and demonstrated experience working with our nation’s service members, veterans and their families.


Essential Job Responsibilities

The primary functions of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Evaluate and respond to internal and external referrals and requests for funding and partnership via email or phone calls
  • Serve as liaison between BWF prospective grantees and the Charitable Investments (CI) team
  • Assess the volume and outcome of queries and report on status weekly
  • Participate as appropriate in proposal/review process: review LOIs and funding proposals with the team, make suggestions for project/program enhancement, 
and participate in recommendations for funding
  • Assist with grantee tracking and follow up as needed
  • Process grant/LOI declination letters; track in Salesforce
  • Monitor ongoing research; government-provided, non-profit, and for-profit services for the post-9/11 population; and policy pertaining to the post-9/11 population
  • Brainstorm ways to add innovation, technology and collaboration into all proposed projects; identify and report on redundancies as they correlate with changes in policy, emerging trends, competitors, for-profit 
services from civilian organizations, and government-provided benefits
  • Routinely meet (remotely and in person) with the Director of Programs and Partnerships and the entire BWF team
  • Determine need for, organize and participate in site visits, and keep records and record notes in grantee files and make subsequent recommendations in coordination with the Charitable Investments Program Team
  • Maintain interview notes from interactions with current and prospective grantees and other external stakeholders
  • Track the impact of grants and programs; review and analyze grantee reports as needed
  • Research and analyze conditions and trends in program areas as they relate to BWF’s goals and assist BWF in becoming an innovative grant maker
  • Identify areas of need and emerging trends in the veteran service space and report to BWF team annually, quarterly and monthly; track whether or not the current pipeline is meeting these needs
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree (with concentration in Communications, English, Government, Business or other related field preferred)
  • Experience with post-9/11 military or veteran community
  • Experience working with a grant data management system
  • Proficiency in spreadsheet and word processing applications
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to organize and perform efficiently under pressure, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines
  • Ethical and trustworthy with confidential and sensitive materials and information
  • Willingness and ability to travel
  • Ability to work creatively and effectively as a member of a team
  • Good listening skills and willingness to serve others


Additional Beneficial Characteristics

  • Prior military service
  • Development experience
  • Communications experience


Work Environment

  • Flexible schedule required to meet the needs of the Foundation
  • Work predominantly on a computer in an office setting
  • Periodic local travel to fundraising events is required. Travel to one of these sites may require the use of a personal or rental car
  • Moderate to low level of extended days required throughout the year. High frequency of extended days and work on weekends may be required during critical points in the grant or program cycles or for major planned events