Associate Director, Foundation Relations

Human Rights Campaign
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Aug 20, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Grant Seeking, Programs, Grant Administration, Grant Making
Community Foundations
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Summary

The Associate Director of Foundation Relations will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to further build upon a grants program that has experienced rapid growth in revenue over the past three years. The successful candidate must have exceptional communication skills, substantial experience working with foundations and cultivating and soliciting six- and seven-figure grants. This position will report directly to the Director of Foundation Relations to support the institutional priorities of the HRC Foundation.



Position Responsibilities

● Implement fundraising strategies to secure new and renewed funding - advancing and deepening existing foundation partnerships and significantly growing a portfolio of foundation donors;

● Cultivate and maintain relationships with foundation leaders and program officers, building meaningful collaborations in furtherance of HRC Foundation’s mission and goals;

● Lead the grant application process, including drafting and finalizing grant proposals, letters of Inquiry, and responding to requests for proposals; tracking relevant deadlines; and meeting with staff and members of the HRC Foundation and finance team to gather necessary information to prepare these documents;

● Prepare compelling presentations and other communication materials for prospects and existing funders, articulating the history, structure, objectives, programs and theory of change of the HRC Foundation;

● Collaborate with program staff and the senior leadership team to build partnerships, maintaining accurate and up-to-date knowledge of current organizational goals, activities, and funding requirements;

● Coordinate and collaborate across several departments of the organization including Finance/Accounting, Foundation, Public Policy & Political Affairs, General Counsel, Communications and Development staff.

● Manage special projects as needed.

● Other duties as assigned.



Position Qualifications:


● 5-7+ years of previous experience in foundation management and/or grant-writing

● Excellent communication and presentation skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a rapid pace environment;

● Proven ability to successfully motivate lateral and more senior colleagues to provide necessary support for grant and reporting requirements;

● Direct knowledge of and experience working with private, public and/or corporate foundations and significant proficiency in managing grant budgets

● Problem-solver able to creatively and effectively overcome obstacles;

● Proven organizational and project management skills

● Highly effective oral and written communicator with the ability to adapt to a wide range of communication styles, critical to complete all work with a high level of accuracy.

● Exceptionally motivated, organized and detail-oriented; team player with a willingness to help where required.

● Ability to manage working with supervision as well as independently.

● Professionalism and a demonstrated ability to handle confidential information is a must.

● Personal interest in and commitment to LGBTQ+ equality.


All positions at the Human Rights Campaign may require travel on a regular basis or periodically. Where the need arises for business travel, appropriate compensation as outlined by the Fair Labor Standards Act will apply.


Tier Description:


The HRC Staff Tier Structure is available on the HRC Staff Intranet

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