Foundation Relations Officer
Overview: The Foundation Relations Officer will support a proactive and high-paced foundation relations department, supporting the Director of Institutional Grants in management of a $25 million portfolio of active grants, securing annual income of $10 million. He or she will be responsible for preparing and editing grant proposals and reports, monitoring grant deliverables and award agreements, as well as leading new foundation research and initiating new foundation relationships. The position requires excellent written and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to critically evaluate project budgets and be committed to accurate record-keeping.
- Assist in setting revenue goals and income projections.
- Work with project staff to articulate goals, objectives, and program strategies, and develop and submit the highest quality written materials.
- Write, review, and edit high quality and accurate grant proposals and reports that meet funder guidelines and deadlines.
- Build program budgets and prepare financial reports in cooperation with the Finance Office.
- Maintain and develop a portfolio of foundations and grants in coordination with the Director. Cultivate professional relationships with foundation staff as appropriate.
- Research potential funding sources, and monitor developments at relevant foundations for emerging opportunities.
- Identify and develop opportunities for cultivation of foundation relationships, such as meetings, invitations to events, program update briefings, and letters.
- Support communication about grants and grant-funded programs within JTS and externally in coordination with the Communications Office.
- Help maintain accurate records in the department database and files.
- Additional duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree required.
- Three to five years successful experience in foundation relations or development, particularly with experience with proposal writing.
- Excellent writing/editing skills including ability to synthesize complex material.
- Outstanding verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
- Experience in Jewish philanthropy and higher education philanthropy a plus.
- Ability to prioritize, take initiative, and manage work independently.
- Ability to work under pressure of multiple deadlines.
- Commitment to transparency and team work.
Application Instructions: Please e-mail your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.