Reports to: Chief Advancement Officer
FSLA Status: Exempt
Hours: 40 hours/week
At the Dempsey Center, our mission is to make life better for people impacted by cancer. Our core focus is on meeting our clients where they are and offering care and community that supports them in every part of their journey. We are seeking candidates who are passionate about our mission, eager to support our clients, and who live and model our core values of compassion, teamwork, humility, resilience, and commitment.
The Corporate + Foundation Relations Director creates and implements the strategy for all major foundation and corporate prospects/donors, partnering closely with the Chief Advancement Officer. This position will manage a portfolio of foundation and corporate prospects through the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship cycles. The Corporate + Foundation Relations Director will craft and submit proposals for corporate/foundation prospects ranging from $100,000 – $10M+, and will manage a part-time Grants Lead. This position will establish and oversee clearly defined and measurable goals for the Dempsey Center’s CFR work, and establish appropriate metrics to assess their individual and team performance.
Critical qualities for this position include a demonstrated career track record in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and closing five- and six-figure gifts from foundations and/or corporations, and an entrepreneurial spirit in developing new relationships and funding opportunities. This individual must be self-motivated, goal-driven, and able to work with a high degree of independence.
Key aspects of the role include:
The Dempsey Center promotes a culture of inclusion and seeks talented staff from diverse backgrounds. The Dempsey Center encourages applications from qualified candidates of every age, race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, and veteran status.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to effectively communicate with employees, clients, Board members, donors and potential donors, volunteers, consultants, advisors, and members of the community.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide into all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret graphs.
Requires intermediate or better proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook, or equivalent.
Works regularly with highly confidential information. Must comply with confidentiality policies and procedures. Utmost discretion and integrity are required for the job.
Regularly represents the Dempsey Center and interprets its policies and practices to all types of people within and outside the organization. Assumes responsibility for harmonious relationships. Treats everyone with dignity and respect.
Receives very general guidance based on broad objectives for the job. Work is conducted in collaboration with others while maintaining alignment with organizational directives and guidelines. Independent judgment is used to achieve assigned objectives.
This is a supervisory position. The incumbent is granted authority to take “tangible employment action” (i.e., hire, fire, promote, demote, reassign with significantly different responsibilities, or cause a significant change in employment benefits). The incumbent is required to adhere to established personnel policies and procedures when performing the supervisory duties of this role.
The job requires some motor ability such as the handling or operation of a telephone, personal computer, copy machine, etc.; such operations are not a primary component of the job, nor is speed a basic requirement.