Development & Communications Assistant - Ruther Glen, VA

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



7404 Commerce Way
Unit D
Ruther Glen
United States


Paws for Purple Hearts, a 501(c)(3) organization, is dedicated to improving the lives of America’s Warriors facing mobility challenges and trauma-related conditions such as PTSD, TBI & MST by providing the highest quality service dogs and canine-assisted therapeutic programs. We are seeking a talented candidate to add to our growing fundraising team which is responsible for raising over $5 million annually. This is a full-time position that reports directly to the President/CEO or Director of Development & Communications.

This entry-level position requires an individual who is high-energy, detail oriented, organized, and personable. The Development Assistant will be the first person to greet donors and volunteers when they visit the facility so it is critical that they exude professionalism and friendliness as a key representative of our organization.

The right candidate can manage tight deadlines, handle multiple ongoing projects, and will know how to prioritize and efficiently manage their time. Strong communications skills, both written and oral, are critical. The Development Assistant will regularly call donors to provide updates on our program and to ask for financial contributions. They will also help with researching grant opportunities and writing grant proposals. Familiarity with the entire Microsoft Office Suite is necessary. The Development Assistant will be trained to use and frequently work in a Donor Development Database.

In addition to fundraising duties, the Development Assistant will also be required to help with a variety of activities at the training facility, including but not limited to inventory, occasional clean-up, answering phones, etc. In order to be truly successful in this role they will need to be the kind of person who jumps at the chance to pitch in and help wherever and whenever help is needed. 


Eligible for employee benefits and retirement.

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

2-year degree

How To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to:



Address: 7404 Commerce Way, Unit D, Ruther Glen, VA 22546