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Senior Foundation Relationship Manager

Greater Chicago Food Depository
Illinois, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Feb 22, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Planned Giving
For-Profit Companies
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Senior Foundation Relationship Manager is a critical role on the Corporation, Foundations and Organizations (CFO) team. This person will primarily focus on institutional relationships, balancing a portfolio of existing and new foundation and organization donors. This role will steward partners through a moves management process and deepen connections to the mission of the Greater Chicago Food Depository. A successful candidate will be familiar with Chicagos philanthropic landscape, possess strong networking skills, and have experience managing and advancing institutional partnerships, especially foundations. The Senior Foundation Relationship Manager will work closely with the Director of Foundation Relations and Grants to significantly increase foundation and organization revenue to support the expansion of key programs and new initiatives.



· Cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of approximately 50-100 current foundation/organization donors and new prospects on the CFO team

· Proactively coordinate activities and high-level communications to meet partner needs

· Coordinate internal teams to drive and inform prospecting and partnership design

· Write and/or collaborate on select presentations, proposals and reports

· Establish and maintain strong relationships with Food Depository program team members to ensure strong working relationships to foster a collaborative work environment

· Organize and participate in tours and site visits; prepare pre-meeting briefs for the team

· Assist with planning and budgeting activities for the CFO team and participate in planning with the development team

· Track portfolio management activities in Raisers Edge

· Participate in weekend and evening events as needed to advance the organization's philanthropic objectives


· Minimum 10 years of experience and demonstrated success in development with an emphasis on cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major foundation support


Knowledge & Skills

· Committed to organizational mission of providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community

· Working knowledge and understanding of poverty-related issues and a thoughtfulness to the impact of hunger on Cook County

· Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive relationships, take initiative, set priorities and handle multiple relationships efficiently and effectively

· Excellent communication skills including writing

· Proficiency with MS Office- Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

· Experience with database management, Raisers Edge a plus

· Proof of covid vaccination required for employment.

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