Join the Seabury Team | Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager
POSITION TITLE: Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager
LOCATION: Silver Spring, MD (Virtual position until pandemic restrictions lifted)
REPORTS TO: Director of Development & Communications
Seabury Resources for Aging is a private, not-for-profit corporation registered in the District of Columbia, which provides various services to enhance the quality of life for older adults in the region.
Mission: To provide personalized, affordable services and housing options to help older adults in the greater Washington, DC area live with independence and dignity.
Vision: Seabury strives to continue to be the trusted community leader in aging services.
Overview of the Role
The Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager is a key team member in the Advancement Department, supporting and reporting to the Director of Development & Communications. This position is part of a team that also includes a Communications Manager and a Development Operations Manager and reports up to the COO/CAO. All work together to advance the mission of the organization and raise funds to support Seabury’s programs.
The goal of this position is to steward and cultivate existing and new relationships to grow revenue from foundation and corporate sponsors through grant-writing, direct donations, and events.
This position is located in downtown Silver Spring, MD with remote work accommodations during the pandemic. Seabury offers a competitive benefits package. Salary will be $65,000-70,000 commensurate with experience.
The Advancement Department raises the funds that support Seabury programs. Our donors include individuals, corporations, and foundations. Currently, the team is working virtually. When we return to the office, we will work in an office in an historic house in downtown Silver Spring, MD.
This department works closely with donors, program directors, the finance department and, at times, the Seabury Board of Directors.
The following responsibilities are the key components of the position.
Leads strategy and design for Seabury’s corporate partnerships and foundation grants with guidance from Development Director
Works closely with Development Director to identify corporate partnerships including support for general operations, event sponsors, and in-kind donors
Stewards and cultivates current corporate partnerships
Identifies and solicits potential corporate sponsors that can extend to larger partnerships
Proactively engages and cultivates new corporations
Builds relationships with foundation funders
Actively prospects for new foundation relationships and works with Development Operations Manager to conduct prospect research
Writes all grant applications in a timely manner and manages reporting schedule to meet deadlines and anticipate reporting needs
Leadership in Aging (Event)
Manages outside event planner/logistics vendor (but does not focus significant time on direct management of logistics)
Main point of contact for event committee, sponsors, registrants, and participants
Works closely with Development Director on event design and high-level relationship management
Ensures events are used as acquisition tools by identifying donors, sponsors, and/or participants who are ripe for larger partnerships outside of events and passing relationships to the Development Director
Works with Development Director to manage communication with event attendees and participants throughout the year to grow the relationship outside of the event
Volunteer liaison for Corporate Sponsors
Works with Development Operations Manager to facilitate volunteer needs of corporate sponsors.
Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Certification: None required
Years of Experience: 3-5 years of related experience.
The Corporate and Foundation Relations position requires someone with the following: strong understanding of how to effectively solicit funds from foundations and corporate sponsors with a successful proven track record; grant writing and management of the grant writing process and capital campaigns; critical thinking, consistent follow-through, excellent communication skills (speaking and writing). This position also requires an individual to take initiative, make significant calls to both current and prospective donors, take the lead on event management and be a loyal team player. Understanding the relevance and importance of racial equity and justice is a prerequisite. Awareness of, and sensitivity to, issues that impact older persons is a bonus.
Skills: Excellent knowledge of nonprofit development, foundation and corporate stewardship and cultivation process, tenacity, and a sense of humor.
Essential Physical Functions: Ability to lift 20 pounds and sit for long periods of time. Driving is an asset and may or may not be necessary for donor meetings.
Equipment Used: PC/laptop, computer printer, camera, office copier, telephone, shredder.
Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.
To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to email@example.com.