CAF Careers

The CAF has the below positions available:

These job descriptions in no way state or imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employees occupying these positions. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor. These job descriptions may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities. All employees must agree to a background check.

The CAF offers a generous benefit package that includes health, vision, dental, life and disability at a cost of $50 per month for the employee, and a retirement plan that is matched up to 3%. The value of this package is over $13,000.00.

The Commemorative Air Force is the world’s largest WWII Flying Museum with over 170 WWII aircraft and 80 units in 28 states and 4 international locations. The CAF has a volunteer membership of approximately 10,000. Information concerning our organization can be obtained at www.commemorativeairforce.org.


Philanthropy Manager

Department: Philanthropy Location: Commemorative Air Force Headquarters, Dallas, Texas

The National Headquarters of the Commemorative Air Force, located at the Dallas Executive Airport in Dallas, Texas, is seeking a full-time Philanthropy Manager.

Job Summary:

As the Philanthropy Manager, you will oversee and manage the back-office functions of the development team and oversee several fundraising programs for the CAF, including the grant, direct mail and planned giving programs. You will collaborate with the Chief Relationship Officer and other leadership in setting team goals and planning and managing budgets. Working across the organization, you will gather appropriate information to prepare and edit materials to ensure they are clear, accurate and concise. The ability to write persuasively and to clearly communicate our organization’s programs and mission that results in funding, is key. You will manage and direct external contractors and vendors that support several of our fundraising programs.

This individual is a member of the Development Office, reports to the Chief Relationship Officer and has two to three direct reports.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Working collaboratively with the Chief Relationship Officer, develops and executes comprehensive plans for our national direct mail program, grants program, planned giving program, and other fundraising initiatives as assigned.
• Has the primary responsibility for ensuring grant submissions and required reporting to foundations and corporations is accomplished on-time and in compliance with guidelines.
• Has the primary responsibility for collaborating and coordinating with the national direct mail vendor to ensure direct mail packages are developed and deployed on-time.
• Has the primary responsibility for collaborating and coordinating with internal staff, vendors and consultants in developing, writing and deploying materials used in the CAF’s planned giving program.
• Using persuasive communication skills, creates proposals to secure funding, and coordinates internal staff and volunteer review and approval as needed.
• Ensures all formal grant-related materials are documented and retained in an organized manner.

• Using the available tools such as Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge, Blackbaud Research Point, internet search programs, other research programs, research and identify potential foundations, corporations and individuals who can become prospects/donors. Creates Research Profiles that are shared with Executive Staff and volunteers.
• Tracks interactions with prospects/donors/funders in Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge and other tools to build an electronic history of information related to prospects/donors/funders.
• Operates collaboratively with a high attention to detail to provide excellent service and develop strong working relationships based on trust and confidence with funders, prospects, donors, volunteers and staff.
• Using fundraising metrics, regularly reports on the status and progress of several major fundraising programs to the Chief Relationship Officer.
• Oversees support staff in the accomplishment of their responsibilities. Manages 3 support staff.
• Guides CAF member volunteers from across the country on local fundraising endeavors. Maintains and updates the unit fundraising tools provided to CAF volunteers across the country.
• Working with the Chief Relationship Officer, Marketing and other staff, collaboratively writes, proofs, and edits various organizational material, such as Annual Report, monthly Dispatch Magazine and social media posts.
• Identifies ways to increase efficiency and manage costs.
• Provides support for CAF activities and events, such as the Legends of the Skies Luncheon, CAF Wings Over Dallas WWII Airshow and others.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Employment Type:

Full-time On-Site

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree required.
• Minimum 3 years’ experience in a fundraising role.
• Experience with grant writing.
• Demonstrated ability to write persuasive, clear and concise fundraising proposals.
• Demonstrated interest or experience in aviation and/or WWII history a plus.
• Supervisory experience a plus.
• Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential in process or achieved preferred.
• Experience with planned giving a plus.

Required Skills & Abilities:

• Excellent persuasive writing skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• High level of enthusiasm, initiative, motivation and self-direction.
• Problem solver.
• Team oriented; works well within group situations.
• Must be very organized, analytical and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
• Proficient user of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and donor databases, preferably Raiser’s Edge.
• Strong computer literacy.
• Must be knowledgeable about, and capable of articulating verbally and in writing, the CAF’s mission, vision, and priorities.


Donor Engagement Officer

Department: Development
Location: Commemorative Air Force Headquarters, Dallas, Texas

Job Summary:
As Donor Engagement Officer, you will help donors accomplish their philanthropic goals and ambitions through a relationship with our organization. You will cultivate, solicit and steward prospects and supporters for major gifts (capacity of $10,000 and above). Working in close partnership with other members of the Development Office, you will have a key responsibility to build a portfolio of potential major gift donors by identifying/developing a pipeline of prospects and will play a key role in building and nurturing donor relationships. An ability to empathize with donors and prospects, and clearly communicate our organization’s mission is key. You’ll be expected to persuade prospects and persevere to the end. This position is a front-line fundraising role focused primarily on individuals nationwide, with an emphasis outside of Texas. This individual is a member of the Development Office and reports to the Chief Relationship Officer.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Working collaboratively with the Chief Relationship Officer, develop and execute a plan for major gifts that includes identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship processes that results in major gifts from individual donors.
• Develop tailored prospect and donor-specific strategies and tactics to advance the philanthropic relationship and giving potential.
• Using the available tools such as Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge and Altru, Blackbaud Research Point, internet search programs, other research programs and personal relationship networks, research and create a list of potential qualified prospects/donors.

• Create proposals and marketing materials, as necessary, to solicit major gifts.
• Track interactions with prospects/donors in Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge/Altru and other tools to build an electronic history of information related to prospects/donors.
• Operate collaboratively with a high attention to detail to provide excellent service and develop strong working relationships based on trust and confidence with prospects, donors and staff.
• Using fundraising metrics, regularly report on the status and progress of major gifts to the Chief Relationship Officer.
• Work collaboratively with other staff to complete grant applications related to major gifts.
• Provide support for CAF activities and events, such as Fireside Chats, the Legends of the Skies Luncheon, CAF Wings Over Dallas WWII Airshow and others.
• Conducts regular travel for one-on-one meetings and selected events, estimated for up to 50% of the time.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Employment Type:
Full-time

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree required.
• Minimum 3 years’ experience in a fundraising role, preferably with at least 1 year experience in a role with a proven track record of cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors resulting in gifts of $10,000+.
• Demonstrated ability to develop and sustain positive relationships with donors, as well as other internal and external constituencies.
• Must be able to travel as necessary; some nights and weekends required.
• Demonstrated interest or experience in aviation and/or WWII history a plus.
• Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential a plus.
• Experience with planned giving a plus.

Required Skills & Abilities:
• Excellent interpersonal skills, written communication and presentation skills and the ability to work with many different people such as donors, volunteers and staff. Ability to listen is essential.
• Team oriented; works well within group situations.
• Must be very organized, analytical and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
• Proficient user of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and donor databases, preferably Raiser’s Edge Altru.
• Computer literacy.
• High level of enthusiasm, initiative, motivation and self-direction.
• Must be knowledgeable about, and capable of articulating verbally and in writing, the CAF’s mission, vision, and priorities.
• Must meet training and background check qualifications and comply with the Protection of Minors policy. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

If interested, please send a cover letter, résumé and salary requirements to rbeck@cafhq.org. No phone calls please.


Marketing Specialist

Department: Marketing
Location: Commemorative Air Force Headquarters, Dallas, Texas

Job Summary:
The Marketing Assistant serves all areas of marketing, providing support in the creation, content acquisition and management of the CAF Headquarters online media and print publications. This position works with departments and member volunteers to identify and implement promotions, campaigns, stories, advertising and other communications to support the Commemorative Air Force. The Marketing Assistant sees projects through from concept through completion by leading creative sessions, determining best means to complete, finalizing details, proofing, obtaining approvals, and executing the distribution or printing. Ensuring CAF marketing standards are being met and paying special attention to and making accuracy a priority, this includes, facts, grammar and spelling. Manages multiple projects and contractors or staff to ensure that the quality, timelines, professionalism, and financial boundaries are maintained throughout each project. All projects are required to meet the business objectives of the organization and that advance CAF’s brand strategy. Continually expands knowledge of current software and hardware. Maintains awareness of marketplace. Performs special projects as required and other duties as assigned. This position is supervised by the Vice President of Marketing.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Support all areas of marketing
• Manage multiple projects
• Maintain the CAF’s brand strategy
• Have a collaborative approach to teamwork
• Demonstrate an ability to operate independently, exercise sound judgment, and maintain confidentiality.
• Have a customer service approach and the ability to demonstrate flexibility and problem-solving skills to resolve situations in a professional and calm manner.
• Provide support for CAF activities and events, such as the CAF Wings Over Dallas WWII Airshow, CAF Conference and other events.

Qualifications: • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university in marketing, communications or related field required
• Minimum three years’ experience in digital marketing design, social media or relevant field preferred
• Strong attention to detail and ability to manage concurrent projects required
• Excellent communication skills both orally and written required
• Experience managing marketing promotions using various techniques preferred
• Advance experience using MS Office, Adobe, G-Suite and video editing preferred
• Ability to analyze performance results and take appropriate action required
• Ability to deliver creative web content (text, image, and video) required
• Must possess strong leadership and people skills to work well in team and communicate effectively
• High level of enthusiasm, initiative, motivation, and self-direction.
• Must meet training and background check qualifications and comply with the Protection of Minors policy. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: This position is based in Dallas, Texas. Some travel may be required. Applicants are subject to a background check and may need to complete a youth protection course.

To be considered for this posted position, ALL applicants are required to submit ALL items listed below to lblock@cafhq.org:

  1. Attach a letter of interest and résumé
  2. Attach or send link to a digital portfolio and/or writing sample

Experience Coordinator

Location: Commemorative Air Force Dallas, TX On-site

What it’s Like to Work Here

Our small, but growing team, is comprised of individuals with unique backgrounds and experiences that make them “unicorns’ in their roles. Our employees say working at the NAEC is “dynamic, interesting, freeing, exciting, FUN!” Our team is cohesive and adept, giving us the ability to be responsive to the developing operations required to progress this start-up, non-profit organization to become an integral part of the community. Team members bring positive, problem-solving attitudes to the table. We foster an environment of employee empowerment.
Job Description

As Experience Coordinator, you are a self-directed, proactive problem solver with a service mindset. You are adaptable, optimistic, and constructive. You are obsessed with details and love working with people in a fun, fast-paced environment with changing priorities. Varying levels of responsibilities and exciting objectives allows your true strengths to shine. You rely on your developed organizational prowess, so you are not bound to a desk. You communicate professionally and effectively both in writing and verbally. You work well with diverse populations exhibiting decorum, discretion, and confidentiality. You are proficient in handling matters expeditiously, proactively, and follow-through on projects to successful completion and follow-up afterwards.

A Day in the Life of the NAEC Experience Coordinator

You will collaborate with a fun and close-knit, agile team furthering the mission of the NAEC. You will serve in a supportive role working directly with the Director of Visitor Experience & Venue Sales to facilitate the revenue generating aspects of the NAEC mission. Including but not limited to:

• Coordinates with Director of Venue Sales to address inquiries, tours, venue scheduling, and venue preparation logistics.
• Serves as the point of contact for clients, members, visitors, and team members.
• Schedules, confirms, and provides tours with knowledge of the CAF/NAEC mission.
• Tracks progress, follows-up and files project related documents.
• Enters, retrieves, reconciles, and verifies information (e.g., leads, third parties, etc.).
• Enters proposals and client information in database.
• Coordinates and confirms accurate contract labor, vendors for venue rentals.
• Uses database to maintain inventory/assets used for venue rentals.
• Typically works M-F but also shares weekday, weekend, and holiday venue representation responsibilities with varying hours depending on event.
• Prepares, proofs and provides reporting as required.
• Follows all company policies and procedures; demonstrates a professionalism; maintains confidentiality of proprietary information; protects company assets.
• Moves, lifts, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing less than or equal to 50 pounds without assistance.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time.

Qualifications to be an NAEC Experience Coordinator:
• Bachelor’s degree preferred and/or at least three years’ experience in the hospitality industry business, sales and marketing, management operations, administrative or related professional area.
• Fluent typing skills and expert written and verbal communication skills.
• Proficient with Adobe and Microsoft Office: Word, Access, PowerPoint, especially Excel.

This is a full-time on-site position. Interested parties should send their résumé to rhammond@cafhq.org. No calls please.

The CAF offers a generous benefit package that includes health, vision, dental, life and disability at a cost of $50 per month for the employee, and a retirement plan that is matched up to 3%. The value of this package is over $13,000.00.

Other Information:
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor. This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.

The Commemorative Air Force is the world’s largest WWII Flying Museum with over 175 WWII aircraft and 80 units in 28 states and 4 international locations. The CAF has a volunteer membership of approximately 12,000. Information concerning our organization can be obtained at www.commemorativeairforce.org.


Thank you for your interest in working for the Commemorative Air Force. We are always looking for volunteers and accepting resumes should a position open up. Please send your resume to the Director of Human Resources and Administration.

The Commemorative Air Force is an equal opportunity employer.

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