BVA is Looking for a Full-Time Communications/Development Assistant

For Immediate release:


Posted on February 6th, 2019


BVA currently has an immediate opening for a full-time, Communications/Development Assistant at the BVA National Headquarters in Alexandria, VA. Resume with contact information, 1-page writing sample and cover letter must be received by February 18th, 2019.


The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) is a congressionally chartered organization of blinded veterans serving blinded veterans. Through our service programs, regional groups, resources, public education and advocacy before the legislative and executive branches of government, we strive to make life better for blinded veterans.




The Communications/Development Assistant will provide high-level writing, proofreading, and editing support to the integrated Blinded Veteran’s Association (“BVA”) Development and Communications Team.  This position will provide hands-on creative content support for educational, fundraising, and informational campaigns in all mediums, and will assist with prospect research, tracking donor databases, and coordinating donor recognition activities. The Communications/Development Assistant will also assist with functions related to fundraising, including development invoice processing, cultivating and soliciting donors, coordinating stewardship and other special fundraising events, and regularly communicating with donors and sponsors.


Required Skills and Experience:


Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications, or a related field with two years internship or related professional experience. Excellent oral and written communications skills. Excellent time management, organizational and interpersonal skills. Effective and accurate data analysis and interpretation skills. Accurate and proficient keyboard skills along with print design/production experience. Ability to work and solve problems independently with little supervision. A creative and investigative thinker


Preferred Skills and Experience:


  1. Veteran of U.S. Military Service with a discharge, time-in-service or medical retirement characterized on a DD-214 as Honorable with a V.A. disability rating of 70% or higher.


  2. Be a Veteran or dependent of a Veteran of U.S. Military Service with a discharge, time-in-service or medical retirement characterized on a DD-214 as Honorable.


Job Type: Full-time position working 37.5 hours/week.


Classification: Non-Exempt – Can earn overtime


Salary: $17.00 /hour


Work Station Location:


The position of Communications/Development Assistant is located in the BVA National Office.  Some local and national travel may be required; otherwise, the Communications/Development Assistant is expected to work in the National Office Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.


Administrative Notes:


This job description does not list all duties of the job.  You may be asked by supervisors or managers to perform other instructions and duties.  You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description.


Management has the right to revise this job description at any time.  The job description is not a contract for employment.


This position is at-will.  Either you or BVA may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.


BVA background check will be performed.




To be considered for this position, please submit resume with contact information included, cover letter and 1-page writing sample in Microsoft Word format by email to:


Blinded Veterans Association

Attention: Mr. Chester Curtis

Chief of Public Relations

125 N. West St, 3rd Floor

Alexandria, VA 22314



The Blinded Veterans Association Is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

See Below for Job Description PDF