Children’s National Medical Center is seeking an experienced relationship manager grant writer to fill its Senior Associate Director Foundation Relations position. Join a top-ten children’s hospital that is moving aggressively to expand and improve services for children in DC, regionally, nationally and internationally.
The Senior Associate Director will be responsible for managing a portfolio of 40-50 prospects, with a goal of soliciting 25+ and raising $2.5 million annually for Children’s National. The core of your portfolio will be foundations that are interested in improving health outcomes for individuals, communities, and populations. This could include seeking funding for mental health, asthma, early childhood intervention and other clinical services and research.
The Senior Associate Director will work closely with other major gift officers, the Corporate Partnerships team, and faculty to identify prospects and develop competitive proposals, often with complex subject matter. Must be creative, collaborative and solution-oriented, with 8+ years of related experience. Strong project management skills required. Please attach a resume, cover letter and brief writing sample.
Grow 1. Encourage and share new ways of making the right work easier to do 2. Recognize and share incremental improvements in operations 3. Promote the success of organizational and department initiatives by clearly aligning programs to the mission
Strategic Planning 1. Assist with creation, implementation, execution and monitoring of the Foundation Relations strategic plan as it relates to the strategic goals of Children's Hospital Foundation and Children's National Health System. 2. Engage with Corporate Partnerships team, MGOs, DODs, center directors, principal investigators, and program/project leaders to increase and expand foundation fundraising opportunities related to their respective areas of responsibility. 3. Research and analyze Children's National programs and projects in order to identify potential prospect matches
Fundraising 1. Prepare grant proposals that persuasively communicate project plans, demonstrate a clear understanding of the subject matter and the audience(s). 2. Identify and qualify new private and corporate foundation prospects. 3. Build and advance a cumulative pipeline of prospects.
Project Management 1. Develop, communicate, and monitor annual proposal planning calendar and project implementation timelines for portfolio. 2. Produce accurate, complete, and prompt grant reporting, work with Business Operations, the Office of Grants and Contracts, and Principal Investigators/program/project leaders. 3. Ensure relevant portfolio activities are recorded in Raiser's Edge, electronic files and work plan spreadsheets.
Organizational Accountabilities Collaboration & Communication 1. Cultivate and steward relationships with foundation donors, ensure timely and effective written and in-person communications. 2. Be highly responsive to funding inquiries and take initiative with Principal Investigators/program/project leaders to shape competitive project ideas. 3. Work closely with CCG colleagues, MGOs, DODs, and other Children's Hospital Foundation team members to grow current funder partnerships, successfully pursue new funding opportunities, and customize recognition benefits for foundation partners.
Primary Location: Maryland - Silver Spring
Work Locations: Roeder Road 801 Roeder Road Suite 500 Silver Spring 20910
Specific Requirements and Preferences Business Administration or related field (Required)
Minimum Work Experience 8 years
Specific Requirements and Preferences Progressive related experience (Required) Administration/team leader experience in related job function (Preferred)
Required Skills/Knowledge Excellent oral, written, interpersonal and project management skills. Financial management skills, attention to detail and the ability to interact effectively with physicians, senior level-executives and program staff required. Must be able to work on several projects simultaneously. Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and to coach principal investigators/project leads and fundraising colleagues essential. Expertise with Microsoft Office.
Internal Number: 190001D3
About Children's National Health System
With a health care experience designed around kids' unique needs, we’re the premier provider of pediatric services in the Washington, D.C., metro area and its only health system specializing in kids. Last year, we saw more than 219,000 children from the nation’s capital, Maryland, and Virginia as well as from across the country and around the world.