Director of Foundation Relations

April 16, 2024
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  • Full Time
  • Hawthorne, CA
  • $75,000 - $85,000 USD / Year

Website Richstone Family Center

Director of Foundation Relations

Richstone Family Center (RFC) is dedicated to preventing and treating child abuse and trauma; strengthening and educating families; and decreasing violence in families, schools and communities. Since 1974, RFC has established itself to provide comprehensive services that include: trauma focused treatment and therapy, crisis intervention, group support facilitation, parenting and anger management classes, home visits, psycho-educational and self-esteem building workshops, and youth academic support programs.

We are in search of a motivated Director of Foundation Relations to help lead our fundraising efforts, primarily focusing on grants. The ideal candidate will possess a solid track record of successful grant writing, cultivating relationships with diverse foundations, and overseeing efficient grant tracking and management processes. This role involves proactive research to identify viable foundation and corporate grant opportunities that align with our organization’s long-range strategic plan goals and resource requirements. The Director of Foundation Relations will stay informed about policy trends and evolving developments in grant funding for programs, general operating support, and capacity building. This is a hybrid position.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

GRANTS

Develop and execute a comprehensive grants strategy, leveraging expertise in grant writing and relationship building with foundations, corporations, and other funding entities with typical grant amounts ranging from $5,000 – $75,000.

Actively research and assess the feasibility of various foundation and corporate grant opportunities in alignment with our organization’s long-term strategic goals and resource needs.

Oversee the end-to-end grant lifecycle, including prospecting, application development, submission, tracking, and reporting to ensure compliance with grant requirements. Implement and manage a comprehensive grant tracking and management system to streamline prospecting, Letter of Support (LOS), proposal, and reporting processes.

Interface with finance and program staff to guarantee adherence to grant guidelines and achievement of established goals.

RELATIONSHIP BUILDING

Cultivate and maintain strong and strategic relationships with family, corporate, and private foundations to enhance grant opportunities, ensure continuous support, and advance the agency’s mission and goals.

Provide relevant updates and communication to foundations during grant periods to demonstrate program impact.

POLICY AWARENESS AND TRENDS

Stay updated and well-informed about policy trends and developments pertaining to grant funding, including support for programs, services, general operating expenses, and capacity building.

Transform this knowledge into practical insights that can inform our grant strategy and proposal development process.

COMMUNICATIONS & EVENTS

Provide support for Richstone’s fundraising activities in collaboration with the team to enhance fundraising initiatives.

Assist in external communications efforts as needed, ensuring consistency and alignment with Richstone’s mission and messaging.
Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred.
Strong understanding of philanthropy, nonprofit operations, and social impact strategies.
Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to craft compelling narratives and reports.
Ability to work collaboratively in a team and with diverse stakeholders.
Strong strategic thinker that is adept at prioritizing and seeing complex projects with diverse stakeholders to fruition.
Proven expertise in researching and securing grants from foundations and corporations, including a track record of successfully obtaining grants totaling $25,000 or more.
Proven track record of achieving revenue targets of over $750,000 annually.
Prefer knowledge of and previous experience working with diverse populations (language, culture, race, etc.).
Strong time management and coordination skills; enthusiasm for team building; a sense of humor and the ability to juggle multiple goals and priorities.
Flexibility with days and hours as needed to attend certain events and activities.
Additional skills include: excellent planning and time management skills; strong ability to work both independently and collaboratively; strong conceptual, organizational and computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite, Database CRM systems such as Raiser’s Edge, and the ability to develop spreadsheets and graphs highlighting critical data.

Benefits and perks:

100% covered health, dental, and vision insurance (50% covered for dependents)
Employer paid wellness plan
Life insurance
401(k) plan with matching contributions
Paid holidays, sick time, vacation
Holiday closure in December
Technology stipend
Professional development opportunities
Kinecta credit union membership
Parking

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee  is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers; handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; wall sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

NOTE:

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

All applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, national origin, ancestry, physical/mental disability, medical condition, military/veteran status, genetic information, marital status, ethnicity, alienage or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

To apply for this job email your details to rfcjobs@richstonefamily.org

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