Working closely with the Executive Director and Director of Development, he/she will develop and manage a multi-year plan related to foundation and corporate grant funding including cultivation, stewardship and retention strategies. Responsibilities include researching and identifying prospective sources of support, proactively seeking opportunities, generating presentations and proposals, and reporting on outcomes.
The position is responsible for the entire process of submitting proposals — from initial outreach, letters of inquiry, producing (including coordinating, writing, and compiling) proposal request submissions, ensuring stewardship, and submitting required interim and final reports.
In addition, he/she is responsible for all oversight and management of the Foundation’s Corporate Advisory Council, comprised of 20+ member companies that meet twice annually at APA Headquarters for APA Leadership and programmatic updates.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Lead the identification, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship and reporting of a portfolio of corporate and foundation prospects/donors.
Develop presentations and proposals to win programmatic funding
Execute and manage the grant application process
Provide consistent reporting/metrics to funders and APA/APAF leadership regarding programmatic outcomes
Maintain strong relationships with APA leadership and key external stakeholders, including the Corporate Advisory Council
Leverage prospect research tools (WealthEngine, Foundation Directory Online, etc.) to create appropriately targeted solicitations
Facilitate high touch relationships with donors and prospects including in-person presentations and solicitation (some travel required).
Develop briefing reports and presentations for internal and external meetings.
Stay abreast of the corporate/foundation giving landscape, trends and opportunities to utilize connections and best practices.
Identify and grow a portfolio of private foundations and corporations.
Determine priorities and develop multi-year plan to achieve.
Develop prospectus to promote and secure sponsorships for annual benefit and special events.
Develop and implement moves management strategy to increase giving level of current donors.
Working with APAF’s Program Directors, identify new opportunities to support and expand the Foundation’s programs, fellowships, awards, professional education, public outreach and related work.
Including Manage Data Analytic, including track prospects at all stages of the giving cycle, providing regular analysis and metrics on programs; and identify strengths and opportunities for growth.
Other Duties as Assigned
Bachelors required; At least 7 years of fundraising and/or corporate business development experience, preferably with a national charity or association, higher education institution, or health care organization.
Proven success in securing corporate and foundation gifts through personal solicitation and prospect management. He/she should be able to demonstrate successful experience and effectiveness in prospect identification, relationship building, solicitation, stewardship, and data analytics.
Demonstrated success securing gifts from local, regional, and national foundations and corporations.
Strong relational and interpersonal skills, poise and ability to work with C-level business and community leaders, board members, major corporate/foundation leaders.
Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal and organizational skills; strong attention to detail; goal and results-oriented; self-motivated; and the ability to make independent decisions. Writing samples required.
Collaborative and team-oriented individual; demonstrate sound judgment when dealing with a wide range of relationships and situations; possess the ability to maintain enthusiasm for hard work, changing priorities, and multiple deadlines; and have the ability to interact well with a diverse community of constituents.
A demonstrated commitment to the Foundation’s core values and mission.
A demonstrated ability to work in team-oriented environment.
Experience with Salesforce Non Profit Success Pack (NPSP), and Foundation Directory Online.
Strong PowerPoint and other presentation software skills.
About American Psychiatric Association
American Psychiatric Association (APA) is the world's largest psychiatric organization, with its 38,500 U.S. and international member physicians and over 200 employees. Its vision is a society that has available, accessible quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. APA has excellent benefits, including medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement and flexible spending accounts to name a few.