Associate Director, Foundations Relations, Development
Council on Foreign Relations - New York, NY

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The Council relies on charitable contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations to help support its programs. Fund raising initiatives include an $8+ million annual fund campaign, individual giving, foundation and corporate grants, corporate sponsorship, a planned giving program, and various endowment programs. The Associate Director, Foundations Relations serves as the Development department's primary point person on foundation and corporate giving. Working closely with the Vice President and Director of Development, the Associate Director, Foundation Relations will manage the process for all foundation grants, strategize and implement new approaches, provide leadership and coordination for proposal development, and cultivate collaborative working relationships with staff throughout the organization.

The principal responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):
  • Research and develop comprehensive proposals and budgets for Council-wide initiatives, as well as specific projects
  • Conduct and present foundation research and strategize approaches
  • Manage grants, including assisting program staff in navigating the grant seeking and proposal development process
  • Develop strategies to broaden existing foundation funding opportunities and identify new sources of support
  • Monitor grant timelines while working with program staff to ensure that deadlines and other requirements are met
  • Prepare internal reports, including individual grant summary memos, grants calendar of deadlines, and prospect profiles
  • Oversee staff working on foundation and corporate related tasks as needed
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities to support the Development Office as assigned, including but not limited to creating, reviewing, and editing a range of communications
  • BA in related field with high academic credentials and interest in current foreign policy issues
  • 3 to 5 years of grant management and proposal writing experience, preferably in a policy environment
  • Prior supervisory experience
  • Excellent research and analytical skills with significant experience creating budgets
  • Proven communication, writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and comfortable working with all levels of staff and management
  • Detail-oriented self-starter with the ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team
Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, .

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