Initiates, plans, organizes, and implements strategies to
solicit funding from foundations and corporations designed to help
achieve organization goals. Works under general supervision.
- Initiates, plans and implements creative/innovative approaches
to solicit/attract foundations and corporations to funding
opportunities at VNS Health; identifies/matches VNS Health projects
and programs in need of funding with funder interests; and
collaborates with program team members as appropriate in funding
- Manages all aspects of philanthropic support from foundations
and corporations with a core objective of growing revenue,
corporate sponsorships, grants, and other innovative forms of
- Researches, develops, and writes grant proposals, interim and
final reports, and other materials for prospective and existing
- Identifies, cultivates, and maintains relationships with
potential and existing funders through communications via phone,
e-mail, ZOOM, and in-person meetings.
- Plans, schedules and coordinates meetings with funders,
prospective funders and/or VNS Health program teams. Prepares and
distributes meeting materials (e.g., background and profile
material on the funder and target goals for such meetings).
Education: Bachelor’s degree in
English, Journalism, Communications, Business, Marketing, Social
Sciences, Education or other related discipline is required.
Experience: Minimum of five years
of experience in foundation or grant proposal writing and donor
relations, preferably in a not-for-profit environment, required.
Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal
communication skills required. Proficient in online grant
submissions as well as Microsoft Word, Excel and Foundation
Directory Online (FDO) required. Strong prospect researching skills
required. Strong understanding of and contacts within NYC
Metropolitan fund-raising community required. Experience
using Raiser’s Edge software preferred.