The Foundations Relations Director will be responsible for proactively identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding foundation donors and prospects.
Reporting to the TGen Foundation Chief Development Officer in coordination with the Senior Executive Director of Foundation Relations (City of Hope). The Foundations Relations Director will be responsible for proactively identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding foundation donors and prospects. Under the guidance of the TGen Foundation Chief Development Officer, the Director will manage a portfolio of small- to mid-size foundations to secure funding for designated TGen/City of Hope research, clinical, capital, and endowment priorities. This will include developing strategic plans for approaching foundations that align institutional and donor priorities. Further, the Director will support the entire team in coordinating, implementing and enhancing donor stewardship activities, including reporting, donor visits and scientific writing for foundation proposals. The Director will serve as a resource for TGen faculty and staff in sharing best practices in stewardship and fundraising. The Director will partner with colleagues in the City of Hope Office of Philanthropy, Foundation Relations, to seek opportunities to support intra-institutional research projects.
The Director must have a strong grasp of foundation fundraising and the relevant administrative, legal, and financial regulations. The position requires strong organizational, analytical, writing and editing skills, as well as the ability to work in a collaborative and consultative manner with donors, philanthropy colleagues, faculty, administrators, and staff. The Director is expected to demonstrate tact, considerable attention to detail, and independent judgment in the preparation and development of foundation proposals and reports.
Strategically develops annual and multi-year donor stewardship plans in consultation with the TGen Foundation Chief Development Officer and the Associate Vice President of Philanthropy and Foundations. Strives to identify new opportunities to engage foundation donors. Manages the donor stewardship process for a portfolio of foundation donors, submits progress reports and handles other scientific writing associated with donor stewardship. Works in coordination with the Prospect Development and Operations Manager, the Office of Sponsored Research and the Director of Foundation Relations and Donor Engagement to ensure progress report deadlines are met.
Manages a portfolio of foundation donors, identifies new foundation prospects, develops strategic plans to approach donors, and prepares and presents proposals to prospective donors and/or their advisors. Ensures deadlines for proposals and letters of intent are met.
Arranges and participates in visits for TGen prospects and donors in collaboration with faculty and colleagues, including briefing senior leadership and faculty in preparation for visits.
Maintains an understanding and knowledge of foundation fundraising techniques. Stays abreast of developments in biomedical research and medicine. Pursues professional development opportunities in consultation with the Chief Development Officer.
Attends meetings as required, and participates on committees as directed. Participates and supports the overall culture of philanthropy.
Bachelor's Degree. Experience may substitute
At least 5 years of experience in foundation fundraising, stewardship and/or grants administration. Relevant education or related experience in biomedical sciences or health care may be substituted for part of this requirement.
Must be able to inspire confidence, cooperation and work well with others in a team environment. Overnight travel may be required; hours may include weekends and/or evenings.