Job Summary: Reporting to the Chief Development and Communications Officer, the Director of Foundation and Corporate Support determines funding strategies, develops funder relationships and submits funding requests with a major focus on private, corporate, and family foundations. The Director supervises the Coordinator of Foundations and Corporations, who has grant-writing as a primary responsibility. The Director works closely with program leads to create, refine, and submit LOIs, proposals, and reports.
Essential Generic Job Functions:
- Write, edit, and format letters of inquiry, grant proposals, foundation reports, and other funding correspondence – both independently and in collaboration with program, finance, and development team;
- Conduct proactive research to identify potential grant funding sources from private, corporate, and family foundations;
- Partner with Chief Development and Communications Officer, CEO, and members of the Board of Trustees for cultivation and solicitation of support from foundations and corporations;
- Manage an existing portfolio of foundation donors; steward current relationships, and identify and approach new and lapsed prospects for cultivation and solicitation;
- Lead and collaborate with program staff and finance staff to obtain, coordinate, and verify the accuracy of information needed for written fundraising collateral;
- Attend and present at various meetings with Board of Trustees, current and potential funders, JCCA staff, and others as needed;
- Develop, edit, and proofread projects in order to ensure that grant proposals and reports are compelling, timely, and effective in securing new commitments and renewals;
- Oversee the department’s grant management and tracking program;
- Work with executive and program staff to establish priorities, assist in evaluating program effectiveness, and track projects and deadlines that depend on the participation of multiple stakeholders;
- Manages Coordinator of Foundations and Corporations and others as needed regarding grant tracking, proposal development, and reporting;
- Analyze funded projects in order to track appropriate use of funding and ensure that project goals and evaluative standards are met.
Contacts: All JCCA personnel, external agencies and vendors.
Knowledge, Education and Skills Required:
- Bachelor’s Degree with minimum of 8-10 years of experience with the “full-cycle” grantee process. Masters preferred.
- Proven success in securing six and seven figure private, family and corporate foundation funding.
- Successful working both independently and within a team setting.
- Maintains a general sense of curiosity, stick-to-itiveness and calm under pressure.
- Experience in collaborating with finance and program teams in the preparation of program budgets, budget modifications, financial reports and program concepts.
- Detail-oriented individual with the ability to plan, prioritize and coordinate multiple projects on deadline.
- Advanced knowledge of MS Word and Excel required.
Knowledge, Education and Skills Preferred:
- Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge or other fundraising software.
- Familiarity with the New York City charitable landscape.
- Experience in the child welfare space.
- Ability to travel through NYC and Westchester to various worksites.
- Ability to work some nights and weekends, as work responsibilities require it.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.