Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations will report to the VP/COO matching Bright Beginnings’ needs, strengths, and strategic direction with funding opportunities that translate program developments into compelling, persuasive fundable concepts and applications.

TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and write effective grant materials, proposals, case statements, conceptual plans, letters of inquiry, support and acknowledgement letters, progress reports, and other related communications
  • Ensure compliance and timely submission of materials internally and externally
  • Research, compile and disseminate information about federal/state, local and private funding opportunities
  • Develop appropriate systems for tracking grant applications, success rates, implementation and outcomes
  • Articulate measurable goals and objectives, report on key performance indicators
  • Collaborate with VP/COO and other team members to determine best approach for Foundation/Grant solicitations to increase revenue
  • Create customized budgets, develop project summaries and final reports
  • Maintains a rigorous schedule of contacts with corporate and foundation representatives, creating moves management plans
  • Collaborate with the Finance and Administration team on budgets, spending, pre- and post-award activities
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Knowledge of fundraising concepts and appropriate solicitation techniques
  • Knowledge of grant writing process
  • Knowledge of budget process
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to use database management system
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years related work experience

BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION

This is a salaried, full time position eligible for benefits including: health, vision, dental, life insurance and 403b retirement plan.

ABOUT BRIGHT BEGINNINGS

Bright Beginnings began as a vision in 1995 to make Colorado the best place for a child to be born and raised with a focus on children birth to three and their parents. Today, more than 20,000 families annually receive comprehensive educational materials to promote early nurturing, health, and learning experiences that lead to success in school and in life, breaking cycles of disadvantage among children.

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