Manages foundation fundraising and stewardship and cultivates select corporate donors and prospects to expand The Inn’s funding pipeline. Researches and writes grant proposals and reports to develop funding sources for a wide variety of Inn programs and initiatives. Cultivates strong relationships with funders. This position reports to the Director, Development Operations and Strategic Partnerships.
Steward current foundation donors and segments of corporate donors to move them up the pipeline
Create strategies to increase funding from applicable sources
Identify new corporate and foundation prospects
Contribute to the successful engagement and retention of existing and new funders
Write grant proposals and reports in accordance with grantor standards and requirements within the requested timeframe.
Support development and communications activities and events. Attend meetings and other community events as assigned.
Implement and manage annual corporate donor retention and stewardship procedures
Coordinate communications with previous funders who have not contributed in recent years or whose guidelines have changed.
Coordinate with the database assistant on the gift-processing and acknowledgement procedures. Assist in the maintenance and accuracy of the donor database.
Work with the communications staff to update and maintain corporate and foundation content in brochures, newsletters, reports and on the website
Assist in generation of the donor listings for publications and website
Provide grant documentation for the finance department
Oversee management of restricted grants
Assist Director of Development Operations with creation and implementation of a corporate fulfillment report process
Bachelor’s Degree required.
Minimum of five to nine years’ experience in corporate fundraising, donor stewardship and grant writing. Knowledge of corporate funding and foundation grant process and successful track record required. Experience with Raiser’s Edge or other donor database desirable. Knowledge of local foundations helpful.
Demonstrates maturity, creativity and self-motivation. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Attention to detail and follow-through are essential. Should have a positive attitude and work well in a team-oriented environment.
Must be in good general health with no history of chronic diseases that could be hazardous to the residents of The Children’s Inn.
Official schedule is Monday through Friday. Must be willing to participate in evening and weekend fundraising and public relations activities.
About The Children's Inn at NIH
The Children’s Inn will fully and consistently meet the needs of children and families participating in groundbreaking research at the National Institutes of Health. We will:
-Respond to evolving family support needs for pediatric research and clinical care
-Provide a free, family-centered “place like home”
-Reduce the burden of illness through therapeutic, educational, and recreational programming