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Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations (Flexible Location)

The Mission Continues
Missouri, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Planned Giving, Programs, Grant Administration, Administrative, Other Administrative
Advocacy, Community Development, Community Foundations, Environment, Other Fields, Social Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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At The Mission Continues, we empower veterans to continue their service and empower communities with veteran talent, skills and preparedness to generate visible impact. We’re investing in veterans, equipping them with the tools and resources to lead a growing veteran volunteer movement. Through networks, training, and pathways, veterans can continue to serve while creating meaningful impact in under-resourced communities.    THE OPPORTUNITY The Mission Continues is looking for a dynamic leader to serve as our Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations. This person will develop and implement the strategy of a growing corporate and foundation relationship program. He/she/they will oversee and implement the prospecting, cultivation, solicitation and growth strategy of a diverse portfolio of top tier corporate and foundation funding partners. The Director will develop new existing funding partnerships that ensure alignment between our mission and corporate social responsibility priorities and foundation goals.     This position will have one direct report. He/she/they will oversee the Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager who will be responsible for managing and growing the exiting mid-tier giving program and supporting new business.     The ideal candidate for this position is someone who is a strategic thinker, creative problem solver and strong relationship builder with the ability to navigate complex internal and external relationships. This person has a passion for respecting and empowering our nation’s veterans, and is comfortable working in a fast-paced, innovative, start-up environment.  The location is flexible within the 40 cities where we have an active platoon presence.   WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING: - Create and direct strategy to acquire and grow and top tier corporate and foundation relationships through best-in-class prospecting, stewardship and cultivation. - Supervise manager that will oversee growth strategy of mid-tier corporate and foundation relationships. - Implement new business plan by conducting research and proactive outreach. - Manage diverse portfolio of funders and regularly connect via phone, video conference and in-person meetings and events. - Actively support collaboration within and between departments and with key stakeholders. - Oversee funder proposal process, stewardship and reporting for portfolio of funders. - Maintain accurate records of donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities through organizations CRM. - Support Chief Development Officer and Senior Leadership team on donor stewardship to maximize the results of their meetings with potential and current partners. - Create presentations, proposals, decks and reports for funder solicitation and stewardship.   WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR: - Confident and creative leader who is comfortable with soliciting new relationships and cultivating existing relationships. - Knowledge of corporate and/or foundation philanthropy landscape— particularly those interested in veterans and/or community impact. - Excellent written and verbal communication skills; comfortable presenting and public speaking. - Strong organizational, prioritization and project/time management skills. - Familiarity with non-profit organizations and fundraising principles and practices. - Ability to successfully exercise discretion and independent judgement to reach goals. - Detail-oriented, highly organized, self-starter, capable of taking direction but working independently and collaboratively with a team. - A passion and commitment to empowering veterans and communities.  - Must be flexible and able to work some evenings and weekends including up to 25% travel to various locations around the country.   PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: - Account management experience - Nonprofit management experience preferred - Familiarity with Salesforce CRM - 9 to 12 years of related work experience   TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: (Outside of global pandemic). Must have the ability to travel to multiple cities throughout the United States. Multi-day and/or weekend travel will be required on program event dates for in-person events, and online for virtual events. Flex time is available. There may be long days with virtual programming continuing into the evening hours. Some longer sessions may be held over the weekend.   PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 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; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. 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. If you require a reasonable accommodation in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to Caitlin Zbikowski, Manager of Talent Acquisition & Onboarding at   If the above speaks to you, we’re excited to learn more about you! The Mission Continues recognizes that diverse employees, veterans and supporters are critical to our workforce and mission. We are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where all team members are valued and have the opportunity to reach theirfull potential. We want a team that reflects our diversity, so that we can approach every mission with integrity, compassion and authenticity. Compensation is competitive and is commensurate with experience. The Mission Continues offers exceptional medical, dental, vision, life andlong termdisability benefits for all team members. All successful candidates for this position will be required to submit to a criminal background check.
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