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Corporate Relations Specialist

American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP)
Maryland, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Sep 19, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Membership, Planned Giving, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising, Programs, Grant Administration
Advocacy, Community Foundations, Philanthropic Advisors
Employment Type
Full Time
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About ASHP - Do you thrive on innovation and change?  Join our collective voice on issues related to medication use and public health.  Engage with colleagues in an environment where we value different backgrounds and perspectives of all employees and strongly believe in the principles of inclusion.  We are seeking a talented, detail-oriented Corporate Relations Specialist to join our dynamic Foundation.  As the philanthropic arm of ASHP, the Foundation supports ASHP by advancing the professional practice of pharmacists and the pharmacy workforce by funding research and education that improves health outcomes through optimal, safe and effective medication use.  In this important role, you will be a part of an award winning, collaborative and mission-driven organization.  Our generous benefits, competitive wages and meaningful work are what makes ASHP an exciting and rewarding place to be!  

Job Title: Corporate Relations Specialist

Reports to: Vice President for Development

Job Summary: The Corporate Relations Specialist is responsible for supporting all aspects of the ASHP Foundation’s corporate relations and fundraising initiatives, including the Corporate Partners Program, corporate prospect research, corporate proposals, corporate prospecting email campaigns, corporate grants, and grant applications on corporate and philanthropic organization websites.

Major Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Demonstrated experience writing and editing successful corporate proposals, correspondence, and compelling case materials for corporate proposals and grants.
  2. Identifies and pursues grant/funding sources through web-based grant and philanthropic portals. Develop leads and conducts background research data gathering. Prepares grant proposals and assumes responsibility for timely transmission to granting organization. Manages the ASHP Foundation database to protect and update online password/access system for these philanthropic portals.  Prepares grant reconciliations and final reports as needed for submission to corporate supporters.
  3. Assumes the primary responsibility for coordinating all corporate membership program donation requests through corporate/philanthropic organization's web-based grant portals and works with the program staff to submit online program grant applications.
  4. Tracks and reports corporate fundraising metrics through detailed weekly and monthly reports.
  5. Manages the activities of the Corporate Partners Program, including in-person meetings, webinars, Corporate eNewletters, and Corporate eAlerts.
  6. Creates collateral and briefing materials to assist CEO, Vice President for Development, Vice President for Research & Education, and Board members in their face-to-face asks when meeting with potential corporate supporters.
  7. Become well-versed in email distribution system and website content management system.
  8. Periodic travel may be required.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Minimum of three years of professional work experience in corporate relations and/or corporate fundraising.
  • Corporate relations experience in developing and managing corporate relationships, fundraising campaigns, and successful grant submissions, including grant reconciliations.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written. Strong persuasive writing and creative thinking skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally, with individual donors.
  • Experienced project management skills, with demonstrated success in organizing work, meeting strict deadlines, and setting priorities.
  • Strong data analysis skills and experience working with donor databases. Demonstrated analytical and strategic thinking capabilities.
  • Ability to maintain highly sensitive and confidential donor information.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Computer literacy, including experience and proficiency with database and office productivity software. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and donor databases.
  • Ability to synthesize and produce reports, issue briefs, background papers, etc.
  • Knowledge of healthcare or pharmacy a plus.
  • ASHP has adopted many policies to keep staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic including a mandatory vaccination policy. 
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