Heifer International is seeking an exceptional foundation relations professional with experience managing global partnerships and strategies and closing significant commitments and investments from foundations for an international humanitarian organization. The ability to work cooperatively and diplomatically within a culturally diverse group of people is essential. This position will work remotely from a home office and travel frequently within the United States and internationally on occasion. Visits to Heifer HQ (Little Rock, AR) will occur at least two times per year.
Specific Requirements Include:
A minimum of five (5) years of experience in a leadership role with an emphasis on foundation relations. Demonstrated ability in building a robust portfolio.
Demonstrated record of success in generating seven- and eight-figure foundation gifts.
Proven interpersonal and communication skills. Constant telephone, face-to-face and electronic communication with colleagues and the public is required.
Willingness and capability to travel frequently nationwide (20-25%) and, on occasion, internationally; equal willingness and capability to work effectively from a home office.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field required; Master’s degree highly preferred.
Design, implement and manage a comprehensive and proactive development plan focused on expanding US foundation relationships to reach an annual revenue target and future goals.
Establish long-term partnerships to expand domestic and international funding relationships and strengthen existing relationships.
Manage a portfolio of high-value foundation relationships.
Travel both domestically and internationally to establish and strengthen relationships with current and prospective foundation donors.
Maintain records and data related to the management of accounts in the organization’s CRM and document management systems.
Manage the proposal development process for foundation donors. Serve as lead writer for proposals in the portfolio of accounts.
Develop and review proposal budgets, logical frameworks, work plans, etc.
Coordinate with program staff to develop and review the tracking and monitoring of reporting deadlines, implementation, and grant expenditure. Work with country offices and Practice Area teams to coordinate reporting for foundation accounts.
Manage systems and protocols for knowledge management, including tracking systems, donor relations database, document retention and filing systems.
This position offers a competitive salary with strong benefits. The Senior Director may be located anywhere in the continental United States.
Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
To assure confidential tracking of all applicants, no applications will be accepted via email. ALL INQUIRIES WILL BE HELD IN STRICT CONFIDENCE.
This search is being managed by Heather Eddy, President and CEO, and Sue Bultman, Senior Consultant of KEES. Questions may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
KEES is a retained executive search and consulting firm that builds transformative teams and leaders in the nonprofit sector. KEES was founded in 2013 as an expansion of Alford Executive Search. For more information, please visit www.kees2success.com.
Heifer International works in 25 countries to attain sustainable livelihoods through community-owned interventions and has provided more than 32 million families with the tools and training to lift themselves from poverty. Recognizing the different ways in which each region of the world supports the people who live there, Heifer has developed their 12 Cornerstones for Just and Sustainable Development to serve as the foundation for community growth. By organizing their work into large-scale programs consisting of strategic initiatives that aim to meet the long-term needs of communities in many parts of the globe, Heifer creates deeper impact in the lives of their project partners by improving access to income, education, sanitation, water sources, health care and infrastructure. For more information please visit https://www.heifer.org.
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