Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine
February 27, 2018
Washington D.C., D.C.
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
This is an exciting moment to join an extraordinary institution. In anticipation of the most ambitious fund-raising campaign in our organization’s history, we are looking for an experienced development professional to grow our base of support from foundations and corporations. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are embarking on their first comprehensive campaign in nearly 20 years. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to play a role in one of today’s most distinctive fundraising campaigns and work closely with some of the world’s most prominent figures in science, health, medicine, business, and technology.
The Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations will work with the Director to plan, implement, and coordinate effective strategies and approaches to corporations/foundations to support programs and activities across the National Academies. This individual should be comfortable with identifying, cultivating and soliciting gifts and grants in the six and seven figure range. The incumbent must be able to work effectively with internal stakeholders in planning and implementing approaches as well as external stakeholders in seeking grants and gifts.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine represent three of the world’s most influential scientific bodies, offering the successful candidate the opportunity to profoundly impact the future of science, engineering, health and medicine. The National Academies’ primary mission is to provide expert advice on the most pressing challenges facing the nation and the world. Their work helps shape sound policies, inform public opinion, and advance the pursuit of science, engineering, and medicine. Academy members are among the world's most distinguished scientists, engineers, physicians, and researchers and include more than 300 Nobel laureates.
The Associate Director – Corporate and Foundation Relations will:
Work with executive leadership, volunteers, council members, and staff to seek gifts and grants, including making initial inquiries with corporate and foundation prospects, and writing, editing and preparing proposals and other correspondence for submission to corporations, foundations, and other organizational funders.
Manage a portfolio of corporate and foundation prospects and travel to meet with prospects.
Research prospects and identify matches for programs and projects needing support. Compiles research information, shares information with program staff, and provides guidance and advice to program staff on approaches.
Prepare briefing materials for calls on corporate and foundation prospects by National Academies’ leadership.
Oversee stewardship of corporate, foundation, and other organizational funders including acknowledgement of gifts and grants, and work with the stewardship unit of the development office as appropriate.
Compile a digest of news worthy information regarding corporate and foundation funders and disseminate to staff throughout the National Academies to help keep them informed of trends and news-related information regarding specific funders who are relevant to the work of the National Academies.
Maintain an intra-Academy website of pertinent information that would be helpful to staff across the National Academies who are seeking grants and train staff across the National Academies to identify funding opportunities and make approaches.
Utilize the Raiser’s Edge database to record project and prospect activity and maintain leadership connections with those corporations and foundations of importance/relevance to the National Academies.
Assist in the recommendation and implementation of new ideas and opportunities for fund raising growth, particularly as it relates to corporate and foundation sources.
The Successful candidate for the position of Associate Director – Corporate and Foundation Relations should have:
Bachelor’s Degree in related field, or equivalent knowledge
Five years of successful foundation and corporate fundraising or related experience, ideally for a science, health or engineering nonprofit enterprise.
Ability to conceptualize, plan, and implement a programmatic approach to building relationships and securing six and seven figure philanthropic support including: setting realistic goals, developing strategies for prospects, prioritizing activities, asking for gifts and grants, and orchestrating the involvement of volunteers and organization leadership.
Superior written and verbal communications skills with specific knowledge and experience in preparing and presenting persuasive letters and proposals.
Ability to successfully interact with donors, program staff, other development officers, and institutional leaders to advance the philanthropic goals of the National Academies.
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About National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine
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