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Associate Director of Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Company: Serving Seniors
Date Posted: May 5, 2017

Associate Director of Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Job Title:              Associate Director of Development, Corporate & Foundation Relations 

Reports To:           Chief Development and External Affairs Officer 

FLSA Status:        Exempt                   

Department:        Development & External Affairs 



The Associate Director of Development, Corporate & Foundation Relations is primarily responsible for the strategic development, execution and management of a comprehensive grants program, including the coordination and oversight of supporting initiatives in the areas of development services and donor relations.  The Associate Director will manage a portfolio of current and new institutional prospects and will be expected to meet annual fundraising goals.  Responsibilities include leading the identification, strategic cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, grant writing and reporting, and other activities related to seeking corporate, foundation and government investments in Serving Seniors.

In addition, the Associate Director, in collaboration with the Communications and Events Manager and the Director of Activities and Volunteers, will be responsible for securing sponsorships to support Serving Seniors’ annual event and other special events.

The Associate Director must have flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends as necessary to meet department goals. 


Essential Duties:

  1. Develop identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies for new and current corporate, foundation and government prospects.
  2. Write LOI’s, grant proposals, prepare grant submissions, prepare budgets, compile requested information, etc.
  3. Responsible for preparing and submitting grant reporting requirements.
  4. Build productive relationships with programmatic and clinical staff at Serving Seniors to successfully identify work for funding opportunities.
  5. Identify, cultivate, and maintain long-term relationships with local and national corporations, foundations and government funders.
  6. Plan and implement all development activities concerning identified prospects—i.e., cultivation and solicitation efforts, preparation of proposals, arranging for site visits with prospective donors, grant reporting, etc.  Ensure effective and efficient use of CEO time and involvement.
  7. Monitor and evaluate progress toward goals, provide statistical reports on an ongoing basis and as requested for the overall grants program.
  8. Provide guidance and support to Development and Executive teams with all grants.
  9. Lead sponsorship efforts for Experience of a Lifetime and other special events.


*Other duties and tasks may be assigned as needed 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a nonprofit organization with direct grant writing responsibilities and a track record of successfully securing funding 



  • Proficient in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 
  • Experience with fundraising software (Donor Perfect preferred) 
  • Excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills 
  • Ability to use good judgment and maintain confidentiality 
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task, and set priorities to meet deadlines 
  • Strong organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail 
  • Ability to develop and maintain productive working relationships with staff, board members, and prospective and current donors 
  • Team player who can work cooperatively with all staff toward common goals 


Other Skills Include:


  • Oral Communication Skills
  • Written Communication Skills
  • Telephone Etiquette
  • Attention to Detail
  • Diplomacy
  • Professionalism
  • Time Management
  • Computer Literacy
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds


Physical Demands and Work Environment


Physical Demands: 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment: 

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to normal risks of working in an office environment (e.g., risks due to heavy computer use). 


Qualified applicants must email their cover letter and resume to with "Associate Director of Development, Corporate & Foundation Relations" in the subject line.