The Assistant Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations will be responsible for developing and securing financial resources from corporations and private foundations. The Assistant Director will work to ensure the highest order of cultivation, institutional interpretation, and communications with these sources. Must be able to work effectively with doctors/faculty, administrators and volunteers in planning approaches to corporations and foundations as well as with corporate and foundation officers in seeking grants and gifts. Comfortable with identifying, cultivating and soliciting gifts in the six-figure range.
- With the Assistant Vice President, develop strategies and solicitations for gifts and grants from private foundations and corporations for the hospital and its faculty/physicians.
- In cooperation with faculty, administrators and other senior officers, assist in writing, editing, and preparing proposals for submission to corporations and foundations.
- Manage the interface with the Office for Interactions with Industry for funding from companies for hospital education programs. Also, manage corporate gifts for research with the Office for Interactions with Industry.
- Establish and maintain personal contact with appropriate corporate contacts and foundations officers. Travel when necessary to ensure the broadest possible level of institutional support.
- Maintain accurate donor and prospect records using Raisers Edge.
- Participate actively in C&F team meetings to assure the greatest benefit of team creativity, cooperation and collaboration to meet shared goals.
- Coordinate activities across development office and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues.
- Work successfully in a highly entrepreneurial, results-oriented, fast paced environment, where the team is proactive and focused on advancing prospects towards closing gifts.
- Appreciation for and an ability to articulate the mission of the hospital.
- The ability to partner with leadership of hospital department(s), other faculty and administrators, as well as volunteers and grateful patients.
- The ability to build bridges and strong collaborative relationships across a complex organization.
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work autonomously under pressure of multiple and sequential deadlines.
- Ability to deal with complex situations and relationships.
- Enthusiasm, ability to take risks, insight, initiative, resilience and the ability to act on his or her own initiative.
- Willingness to travel, (although most patients/prospects/donors reside in the New England region).
- Over 3-5 years’ development or significantly related experience. Experience with medical fundraising either in a hospital or an academic medical center would be strongly preferred.
- Must be able to absorb information about a variety of medical and scientific topics and communicate it to others in lay language.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Comfortable and experienced working with the Raisers Edge Fundraising database.
- BA/BS Degree required.