The Foundation and Corporate Relations Manager is a new position that will become a vital member of the Development Team and will be responsible for balancing and advancing a portfolio of funding relationships with foundation and corporate partners. This position will report to the Director of Development and work closely with the Chapter Development and Walk team as well as Finance to help ensure the timely development, submission, and management of grant and sponsorship proposals. This is a unique opportunity for an experienced grant writer with a proven track record of developing winning proposals and compelling reports to help guide the organization into utilizing best practices for tracking, acknowledging, and reporting to institutional partners. The position, which will be located in our Arlington, VA office, will:
• Be responsible for raising at least $100K in foundation grants and corporate contributions annually • Secure additional sponsorship for SBA events and initiatives such as Education Days, Teal on the Hill advocacy day, Clinical Care Meeting, the SB-YOU webinar series, etc. • Coordinate all of SBA’s grant/foundation management activities, which include prospect research, proposal development, deadline management, submission, and reporting requirements • Cultivate new relationships with potential corporate and foundation partners as well as provide quality stewardship to longtime supporters • Ensure that all recognition opportunities are met for corporate sponsors • Work with the Director of Development, Director of Communications, and CEO to develop compelling “asks” and ensure proposals align with the strategic priorities and goals of SBA • Effectively use of Salesforce for grant management and data tracking • Successfully represent SBA in public settings, which include meetings with current and potential funders. • Complete other duties as required or assigned
Candidates should have:
3–5 years of grant management, institutional fundraising, and corporate partnership experience
A bachelor's degree (relevant advanced degree is a plus)
Strong writing, research, and data analysis skills
Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
Strong understanding of fundraising operations and accounting principles
A demonstrated ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, work independently and under pressure
Meaningful prior experience with a donor database and/or CRM software (Salesforce preferred) as well as an excellent proficiency with MS Office, especially Word and Excel
Desire to be part of a fast-paced, mission-focused, and collaborative team of high-performing nonprofit professionals
Commitment to working with people affected by Spina Bifida
Applicants should submit a cover letter outlining their reason for applying for the position as well as a summary of qualifications and resume. Writing samples are also welcomed.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be commensurate with experience
About Spina Bifida Association
The Spina Bifida Association (SBA) is a nonprofit organization that promotes the prevention of Spina Bifida and enhances the lives of all affected through research, advocacy, education, and support efforts. Spina Bifida is a gap or lesion on the spinal column that develops in the first month of pregnancy, which can result in a child being born with full or partial paralysis, neurological complications, bowel and bladder incontinence, and learning issues. Although the gap can be closed or lesion removed, Spina Bifida is a lifelong birth defect. There are currently around 177,000 individuals in the United States living with the condition.