Senior Foundations Officer
Department: Perkins Trust
Schedule: Full-time, 40 hours/week
This is an exciting time of growth and innovation at Perkins School for the Blind, and we are building a development team to scale up our fundraising efforts. In particular, Perkins is launching a major initiative to expand educational access for children with multiple disabilities in the developing world. The Senior Foundations Officer will play a leadership role in developing and implementing institutional fundraising strategies for this organizational priority.
Under the direction of the Director of Institutional Giving, the Senior Foundations Officer is responsible for creating, securing, and stewarding six-figure funding opportunities. S/he will partner directly with program and executive leadership to manage high-level donor relationships, lead the development of complex proposals, and serve as a spokesperson for the organization to partners and funders. Initial portfolio priorities include securing new sources of funding for Perkins International work in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. Check out our International work online http://www.perkins.org/international
- Identify and initiate new relationships with institutional prospects. Create opportunities for Perkins leadership to engage with prospects.
- Secure invitations for multi-year proposals that advance strategic priorities.
- Convene and lead multidisciplinary teams to conceptualize and produce proposals.
- Write and edit persuasive requests for funding, such as letters of inquiry, concept papers, proposals, and grant applications, as well as reports and other updates to donors.
- Manage proposal and budget development from early stage to final product.
- Partner with CEO, executive directors, and board in cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activity.
- Conduct analysis of philanthropic trends and donor giving to guide institutional giving and program strategic planning.
- Model and maintain best practices in donor record keeping, acknowledgment, and stewardship.
- Meet annual targets for donor and prospect visits, solicitations, and revenue.
For a more detailed description of the position and to apply, please visit our website http://www.perkins.org/get-involved/careers and submit a resume and cover letter with your application.
Benefits: We provide a complete benefits package which includes tuition reimbursement, medical and dental insurance, LTD and Life insurance, retirement programs and staff development and training.
Perkins School for the Blind, located near Boston, was the first school for the blind chartered in the United States in 1829. Perkins School for the Blind is a national and international leader in blindness education, continually innovating to expand what is possible for children who are blind and visually impaired. We improve educational opportunities for some of the most vulnerable children in the world, empower teachers across the United States, and set the standard for educational services so that students who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind reach their maximum potential.
Perkins School for the Blind embraces diversity in ability, thought, culture and belief. We provide equal education and employment opportunities and value the unique talents and contributions of all of our students and staff.
Perkins seeks to enhance its community of intellectually, culturally, and socially diverse individuals to enrich the educational experience of our students. Applicants from a multicultural background, are bilingual, and/or who have relevant life experience are encouraged to apply.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER