The Director of Foundation Relations will work closely with the Senior Development team to ensure an efficient and successful foundation and competitive government grants giving program. This seasoned professional will have demonstrated success in corporate or foundation fundraising at a university or large non-profit organization.
The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation is a private, non-profit, 501c3 entity that supports the programs and activities of the Free Library of Philadelphia at its 54 locations throughout the City. Through the generosity of individuals, foundations, corporations and competitive government grants, the Foundation supports and enhances the work of the Library.
Actively cultivate and identify foundations and competitive government granters;
Conduct the foundation and competitive grant application process from start to finish, researching and cultivating grant sources; researching and writing grant applications, stewarding completed applications; and helping to implement and close out all grants;
Write programmatic and campaign grant proposals, including budgets and auxiliary materials.
Manage and supervise staff of grant writers, providing training, assistance with delegation of tasks and support.
Lead multi-disciplinary teams of high level professionals to develop and produce sophisticated grants;
Assist in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data used for tracking the submission of grant proposals;
Provide technical assistance, research and guidance to Corporate development staff in identifying potential opportunities for grant preparation and funding sources to support program initiatives;
Create, monitor and refine systems to track submission of grant proposals, maintain donor/prospect information;
Manage collection and reporting systems for grants received; prepare timelines and status reports for distribution;
Oversee integration of research information into the donor/prospect database, assist in creation and updating of profiles and serve as a resource; and
Interact with senior level internal and external professionals.
Other duties as assigned.
This position has a Full Benefit Package: Health, dental, life, and disability insurances; flex benefits and retirement plan; generous leave time allowance.
The mission of the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation is to develop resources in order to expand, enhance and support the services, collections, building programs and other activities of the Free Library of Philadelphia.