Position Title: Assistant Director, Foundation
Reports to: Chief Development Officer
Location: Development Office, 5100 Wisconsin
Hours: 40 hours per week, during agreed upon
hours, some evenings and weekends
The Assistant Director of Foundation Relations has overall
responsibility for leading and directing activities associated with
securing funding from organizational entities including private and
corporate foundations, faith-based organizations and other
non-profits, and workplace giving campaigns.
This position also collaborates with other members of the
Development team in the production of communications and direct
marketing materials (newsletters, annual reports, appeals, etc.);
and supports the organization’s leadership in preparing government
Essential Duties and
Foundations and Institutional
- Plan, manage and implement comprehensive institutional
fundraising strategies, goals and activities for Friendship Place.
FY2019 Goals are:
- $525,000 in Private and Corporate Foundations (Corporate
Foundation efforts will be done in collaboration with the Direct of
- $200,000 in Family Foundations (in collaboration with the
department’s Director of Lead Gifts)
- $130,000 in Faith-Based organizations and other
- $115,000 in workplace giving campaigns.
- Writing, preparing, and submitting grant proposals, letters of
intent, and reports, and in crafting participant stories for
- Cultivate and steward effective relationships between the
various institutions and Friendship Place through face-to-face
meetings, site visits and regular communications
- Work closely with the President/ CEO, Chief Development
Officer, Development Staff, program directors, Development
Committee members, Board of Directors, and other volunteers, to
generate new funding prospects in the above categories for
Friendship Place. This is to include prospecting, cultivation, and
solicitation activities, with a focus on expanding the
- Work closely with program staff to understand successes and
challenges of programs so as to be able to explain them to
- Edit and/or write other written materials produced by the
- Project manage institutional grants at a high level, to ensure
deliverables are being met and budgets spent according to funder
expectations; manage narrative and financial report preparation and
- Represent Friendship Place and advocate for the organization
within the institutional donor community and beyond.
- Support organizational leadership in developing the narrative
for government proposals, as needed.
- Edit externally produced direct mail language as needed.
Publicity and Publication
- Assist in writing participant stories
- Provide insights and input for event programs.
- 7-10 years of experience in non-profit development, with
foundation and/or corporate fundraising required
- Proven track record of success in achieving significant
philanthropic revenue growth and an expanded constituency base
- Computer literacy, including word-processing and database and
- Bachelor's degree preferred
- Impeccable writing skills with a demonstrated ability to
present a strong and compelling case of support for a wide variety
of audiences—from experts in the field to the general public.
- Experience adapting proposals and reports to the priorities,
guidelines and requirements of the particular funder.
- Excellent time management and organizational skills with the
ability to work well under deadlines.
- Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple
- Attention to detail, with the ability to meet deadlines, work
under pressure, prioritize, and handle multiple, complex
- Strong problem-solving mindset, with the ability to find
solutions to challenges and present them clearly to leadership for
- Strategic and agile leader.
- Excellent communication skills to effectively support the Chief
Development Officer President/CEO, and Board of Directors, and
engage prospects, donors, and other diverse constituencies
- Strong research capacity; ability to interpret, analyze, and
represent complex humanitarian issues in donor-friendly
- Strong interpersonal skills - possessing energy, initiative,
flexibility and talent as a team player.
- Strong commitment to Friendship Place’s mission, including
racial equity and social justice.
- Familiarity with the Foundation Center’s online database.
- Experience writing direct marketing appeals.
- Experience writing client stories.
- Basic design/layout abilities.
Inquiries and nominations are invited. This search will be
conducted with respect to the confidentiality of candidates.
- Application Deadline:This job is open until
filled, or the hiring manager determines that they can no longer
- Start Date:Flexible, sometime in Mid
- Compensation:Competitive, based on
- Benefits: We offer an excellent benefits
package including low cost health insurance, employer paid dental,
vision, short and long term disability, life insurance, 403B
matching, 15 days of vacation during 1st year of employment, sick
leave, and much more!
Timing: We hope to begin the process in mid to late
- Interview Process: Phone screening, Panel
style interview, Final interview
- How to Apply: Qualified candidates may apply
by sending the following:
- A cover letter that explains why you're interested in this
position and how your experience and skills qualify you to
successfully fulfill the responsibilities listed in the job
- Three writing samples, preferably geared toward
different audiences. Application without this
information may not be considered.
The application packet should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the Subject Line: AD-IG.
Friendship Place is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Location/Region: Washington, DC (US - 20016)