GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: The Foundations Relations Associate is helps track and manage Public Citizen's multimillion-dollar portfolio of foundation donors and prospects, including basic foundation research, help write grant proposals, and manage the grant process, which involves coordinating and drafting progress reports, tracking awards and grants, and scheduling meetings with foundations for our Directors and President.
Help identify and in some cases assist in the solicitation of new foundation donors.
Assist program directors with stewardship strategies for new and existing foundation donors.
Assist with generating proposals, acknowledgement letters, and interim and final reports.
Assist with developing a foundation grant strategy in collaboration with the President, EVP, Program Directors, and Development Director.
Thoroughly understand Public Citizen- its mission and policies, culture, values, history, programs, and finances.
Track the distribution of awards and grants in collaboration with the Chief Financial Officer and the Director of Development.
Help develop and maintain written materials for dissemination to foundations.
Assist in additional responsibilities as needed.
Education: College degree required.
Knowledge: Knowledge of foundation research techniques and giving methods. Knowledge of tracking, recording, and reporting on existing grants.
Work Experience: One to three years of foundation relations or related development work, preferably at a public interest advocacy organization. Some experience writing grant proposals, letters of inquiry, and reports.
Skills: Some research, project management and presentation skills. Strong oral and written communication skills.
Capabilities: Highly motivated and innovative thinker as well as problem-solver. Ability to handle multiple assignments under deadlines and changing circumstances. Ability to work well with others. Attention to detail and accuracy, ability to work independently, a strong knowledge of how to use research to identify potential grants. Strong interest in and commitment to the public interest.
Make a difference
Join us at Public Citizen, and help us represent the public interest in the halls of power. Founded in 1971, we are a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization that advocates for good government, a strong regulatory system, a clean and sustainable environment, affordable and safe health care, citizen access to the courts, corporate accountability in the trade arena and more.
Corporations have lobbyists. We are the people’s lobbyists. We have fought — and won — countless battles on behalf of the public. Because of Public Citizen, vehicles are safer, the prescription drugs on the market are safer, more government documents are available, representatives in Congress must adhere to more ethical practices and people’s ability to go to court is more secure. And that’s just a few of our achievements.
We are an equal opportunity employer and promote a smoke-free environment. Women, people of color and LBGT candidates are encouraged to apply. Generous Benefits. Positions are open until filled.