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||Director of Foundation Relations
||Corporate Accountability International
||For 35 years, Corporate Accountability International has successfully challenged corporations like NestlE, General Electric, and Philip Morris to halt abusive practices that threaten human rights, public health, the environment and our democracy. The organization is expanding-and leading campaigns challenging some of the world?s most powerful industries in food and agriculture, water and tobacco. Think Outside the Bottle exposes the truth behind bottled water marketing and defends the human right to water in the face of increasing corporate control, while Public Water Works! galvanizes support for public water systems. Value [the] Meal challenges the fast food industry to stop driving an epidemic of diet-related disease and helps build a more sustainable food system. Our campaign to Challenge Big Tobacco protects the first-ever corporate accountability treaty from tobacco industry interference.
The Director of Foundation Relations will work closely with organizational leadership, including the Director of Philanthropic Partnerships, Executive Director and Deputy Director, to develop and lead plans to significantly expand the organization's revenues over the next several years. The Director will steward existing foundation partnerships and cultivate relationships with new funders. The ideal candidate will have a successful fundraising background, be team-oriented, and thrive in a fast-paced, campaign-driven environment.
- Expand the organization's foundation support by identifying new prospects and cultivating and stewarding relationships with program officers at prospective international, national, regional and family foundations.
- Write and edit compelling foundation communications, including letters of interest, proposals and reports.
- Cultivate relationships with new and existing funders through in-person meetings, phone calls and emails.
- Research and identify new prospective funders by working with development unit staff and collaborating with staff across the organization.
- Regularly communicate with campaign staff in order to provide program officers timely updates on campaign and media developments.
- Supervise staff and/ or contract grant writers as needed.
- Develop and facilitate timely and effective planning and budgeting for the foundations program, including collaborating with campaign directors.
- Work with finance staff to prepare and submit budgets and financial reports to foundations.
- Ensure comprehensive, timely and accurate internal reporting and tracking of contacts and activity.
- Participate in organization-wide planning, fundraising and campaign activities.
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice and progressive social change.
- At least eight years of experience writing proposals and reports, with a proven track record in securing funds.
- Demonstrated ability to write quickly, concisely, and in a manner compelling to philanthropic partners.
- Experience successfully building relationships with program officers or donors.
- Ability to effectively orchestrate involvement of senior staff.
- Savvy and persistent cultivation skills. You enjoy reaching out to prospects and developing relationships.
- Strong verbal communication skills. You can develop and create tailored pitches to communicate our story through in-person and phone meetings.
- Ability to juggle multiple tasks and consistently meet deadlines.
- Computer skills: proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint and databases a must.
- Campaign experience a plus.
Accountability: The Director Foundation Relations is accountable to the Director of Philanthropic Partnerships.
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience, with a generous benefits package including health, dental, FSA, 401 (k) and ongoing training and growth opportunities.
Location: Campaign Headquarters, Boston, MA.
To Apply: Email letter of interest, rEsumE, two writing samples and three to five references to Sarah Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please let us know where you heard about the position.
Corporate Accountability International is an equal opportunity employer and an inclusive organization.
People of color, women, and GLBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply.
||Mar 3 2013 12:00AM
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