Job ID 125833
The Director of Foundation Relations gathers information about prospective foundation benefactors, qualifies, cultivates and develops relationships to pursue and procure gifts and grants that align with Mayo Clinic funding priorities. The Director of Foundation Relations manages a portfolio of prospects with a focus on identifying and prioritizing foundation prospects with the capacity to make, gifts and grants of $1,000,000 and above. The Director of Foundation Relations develops and cultivates relationships with internal personnel, such as clinicians and researchers, research administration, principal investigators, and clinical administration, as well as collaborates with CFR colleagues to share relevant information. The Director of Foundation Relations writes grants proposals maintains accurate and current CRM information about potential benefactors, serves on workstreams, as needed, and performs other duties as assigned. Development professionals at Mayo Clinic must adhere to the “Donor Bill of Rights” and ethical standards set forth for the department and institution.
Bachelor’s Degree Required. Master’s and/or fundraising certification is preferred. Requires 7 years of CFR and grant-writing experience with a demonstrated track record of securing foundation gifts and grants at $1,000,000+. Foundation relations in healthcare preferred. Incumbent must be a self-motivated, self-directed, and highly organized individual who will promote a productive and collegial workplace and be a professional ambassador for Mayo Clinic at the highest levels. Belief in the mission and strong, ethical conduct is essential.
Requires extensive knowledge of principles and methods of foundation fundraising and grant writing. The incumbent must be able to work in a complex environment with multi-dimensional points of view and priorities, possessing organizational agility, political savviness and perseverance and be comfortable with ambiguity. The incumbent must be able to work effectively in a consensus-style operation that expects and promotes teamwork. He or she must have the ability to inspire trust and confidence and communicate effectively; must be able to network and build relationships and to lead the creation of compelling proposal for funding purposes. The incumbent must be able to work under the pressure of deadlines with minimal supervision; take the lead on projects and take initiative when needed, as well as be organized and able to balance multiple relationships and priorities. The incumbent must maintain a high degree of professionalism; confidentiality is essential. Finally, must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Suites, other information technology and management of database systems.
$138,237 – $200,408 / year
M-F, business hours. This position may work remotely from any location within the U.S. Up to 20% national travel required.
- Rochester, MN
- Full Time
Location: US (Remote)