The Foundation and Corporate Relations Officer will report to the Chief Development Officer and will take primary responsibility for managing the Foundation and Corporate Relations program to capitalize on the longstanding history of service and success of the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home and to ensure continued development in this area to sustain and grow the ministry. In addition, the Foundation and Corporate Relations Officer will also support the Development Department through the development and implementation of strategies for the solicitation of gifts from foundations and corporations to support the Children’s Home goals and objectives. This includes the preparation and presentation of proposals and other materials to generate interest on the part of these important constituent groups.
The Foundation and Corporate Relations Officer will maintain an active pool of current and potential Foundation and Corporate donors utilizing face-to-face, phone, mail, electronic and social media mediums to engage them.
The Foundation and Corporate Relations Officer will be the primary manager of the grants program and corporate relations. This includes research, collaboration with internal stakeholders to determine appropriate grants and corporate entities for solicitation, preparing written grant proposals, grant reports, and appropriate record keeping associated with grants program and other investments. Foundation and Corporate Relations Officer will be responsible for developing and maintaining a positive working relationship with grant funders and corporate giving staff.
Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university.
Preference given to CFRE.
Minimum of three years of related experience in similar position that includes a heavy emphasis on relationship building and writing assignments.
Outstanding written communication skills, including experience in proposal writing and organization of reports and budgets.
Ability to work independently while planning and organizing multiple tasks within a team setting.
Familiarity with Raiser's Edge is a plus.
Broad based experience with prospect research is a plus.
Additional Salary Information: Please include salary requirements in cover letter.
About Florida United Methodist Children's Home
The Florida United Methodist Children's Home provides a home for children who have been abused, abandoned or neglected. It has been serving children and families in distress since 1908. It provides a great opportunity for a development officer to excel. This position will be located in the northern part of Florida, based on applicant's location. It is an ecumenical position, so non-Methodists are encouraged to also apply.