Associate Director of Development for Foundation & Corporate Relations - Doheny Eye Institute, Los

California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jun 30, 2021
Jul 29, 2021
Health, Research
Employment Type
Full Time


Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the position will be responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage 75 – 100 grant proposals per year for foundation and corporate support.  The individual will manage all aspects of Doheny Eye Institute’s (“DEI”) foundation and corporate grant program.  As a key member of the Development team, she or he is responsible for securing funding to realize the mission and vision of the Institute.  She or he will work with leadership, faculty, and staff to develop and produce proposals and reports to ensure timely cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of grants.  This individual is also responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with foundation and corporate representatives.  She or he will create a compliance tracking system and compile reports to demonstrate DEI’s results and impact.

Doheny Eye Institute‘s mission remains “to further the conservation, improvement and restoration of human eyesight.”  That unifying purpose rooted in Carrie Estelle Doheny’s own vision loss has made us a global leader in vision science research.  For more than 20 years, US News & World Report has ranked us among the top ophthalmology programs, and today we remain among the top five in the nation.  This distinction is based on the advanced research and clinical expertise of DEI scientists and physicians.  Doheny scientists are changing how people see—and how they think about the future of vision.

The affiliation between Doheny Eye Institute and UCLA Stein Eye Institute combines the strength, reputation, and distinction of two of the nation’s top eye institutions to advance vision research, education, and patient care in Southern California.

To apply, please submit a resume and one-page cover letter to


Foundation & Corporate Relations (Percent of time: 100%)

  • Manages an annual portfolio of 100 foundation and corporate (non-governmental) prospects for DEI priority projects and programs.
  • Performs prospect research to identify approximately 10 new potential funding partners per year, as well as setting and executing qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for the portfolio.
  • In concert with CDO, establishes goals, metrics, and objectives that support the achievement of institutional goals.
  • In collaboration with the Development team, effectively stewards relationships with grantors, ensuring they receive regular written updates and event invitations, etc.
  • Establishes regular communication with key individuals from DEI to identify specific operational, capital, and endowment programs requiring private support.
  • Understand budgets and creates requisite budget documents, with Finance staff input, in prescribed formats provided by funders.
  • Tracks and ensures compliance with all grant reporting requirements as outlined by grantors.  Maintains documents and records, including grant tracking and reporting, in Raiser’s Edge database, google docs, and physical files.


  • High School degree or GED required.
  • Bachelor’s degree required*
  • Master’s Degree or higher preferred
  • *Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education. 


  • 3-5 years’ progressive experience writing grants and managing foundation/corporate relationships preferred.
  • Non-profit program management experience preferred.
  • Familiarity and experience working with Raiser’s Edge or other donor management software.

Location: Transitioning to working back on site

Doheny Eye Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


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