The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations is a key member of a productive team of fundraising professionals working together to raise significant dollars to support the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s mission and operations. Reporting to the Vice President of Marketing and Development, the Director will work in partnership to set and implement annual fundraising strategies, specially surrounding corporate and foundation relations work. The Director will oversee all corporate and foundation relation activities, including management of a portfolio of existing relationships and the research and engagement strategy for new funders. This position also oversees the application process and compliance with charity watchdog groups.
The successful candidate will be analytical and creative, collaborate well with a passionate and fun staff, and coordinate and manage multiple projects on deadlines.
Primary responsibility for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding corporations and foundations.
Designing, implementing and managing a comprehensive proactive development plan focused on expanding and enhancing corporate and foundation giving including corporate sponsorship for Foundation events and signature programs.
Proactively seeking opportunities to generate new proposals based upon foundation and corporate guidelines and interests. Taking the lead with key staff to develop new approaches to foundations and corporations and coordinate these contacts to initiate the cultivation/fundraising process.
Identifying, researching, and developing cultivation and partnership strategies for emerging corporate and foundation prospects.
Cultivating and maintaining relations and strong communication ties with existing donors and prospects.
Managing foundation and corporate giving including grant writing and grant reporting. Write grant proposals and/or online grant submissions, and letters of intent to identified corporate and foundation prospects to secure funding for Foundation programs and special events. Responsibility shall include verification of compliance with terms of grant and such reporting as may be required.
Overseeing the application process and compliance with Charity Watchdog groups.
Oversight and management of ASCO meetings and strategies.
Analyzing fundraising data and prepare reports as needed.
Developing a comprehensive understanding of the Foundation’s research, educational and community outreach programs to effectively relate Foundations mission and funding needs. Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with program staff in order to obtain information to craft funding proposals, updates, and compliance reports.
Development and creation of cause marketing.
Providing input to project and create annual revenue forecast. Closely track revenue budget.
Working within the donor database to record actions, update records, and track grants. Compiling and maintaining current, accurate information about corporate and foundation donors and prospects utilizing the Raiser’s Edge software. Maintaining a rigorous schedule of contacts with corporate and foundation representatives, creating moves management plans, monitoring proposal deadlines, submissions and reporting due dates.
Representing the foundation to outside groups at speaking engagements.
Oversight and management of workplace giving programs.
Other development activities as directed.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s or master’s degree.
Minimum of 3-5 years related experience in research and grant writing.
Prior experience in the health care field preferred.
Strong organizational and analytical skills.
Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to exercise sound judgment and decision-making skills.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Familiarity with Raisers Edge a plus.
Excellent time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to relate to and motivate a diverse range of people, exercise cultural competence and inclusion, and accept direction and constructive feedback.
Motivated self-starter able to work independently in the execution of his or her responsibilities while collaborating with other people and organizations with the ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
Please send your resume with a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications as well as salary requirements to Jennifer.Niyangoda@preventcancer.org. Emails should include “Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations” in the subject line.
Additional Salary Information: Conveniently located near the King Street Metro Stop, the Prevent Cancer Foundation offers a generous benefits package that includes healthcare, 401(k) participation, paid vacation, sick leave and federal holidays.
About Prevent Cancer Foundation
About the Prevent Cancer Foundation®
The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is celebrating 35 years as the only U.S. nonprofit organization focused solely on saving lives across all populations through cancer prevention and early detection. Through research, education, outreach and advocacy, we have helped countless people avoid a cancer diagnosis or detect their cancer early enough to be successfully treated.
The Foundation is rising to meet the challenge of reducing cancer deaths by 40% by 2035. To achieve this, we are committed to investing $20 million for innovative technologies to detect cancer early and advance multi-site cancer screening, $10 million to expand cancer screening and vaccination access to medically underserved communities, and $10 million to educate the public about screening and vaccination options. For more information, please visit www.preventcancer.org.