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Assistant Vice President, Corporate and Foundation Relations and Government Grants

Huntsman Mental Health Foundation
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Dec 21, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Employment Type
Full Time

The Huntsman Mental Health Foundation seeks a qualified candidate to be the Assistant Vice President for Corporate & Foundation Relations and Government Grants.

The Huntsman Mental Health Foundation (HMHF) is a separate 501(c)(3) organization that raises funds from individuals, corporations, private foundations and public sources to support the mission of the Huntsman Mental Health Institute and other organizations committed to supporting educators, researchers and clinicians to shine a light on mental health, bringing dignity and quality care to the children, adolescents and adults and families we serve every day.

Reporting directly to the CEO, the Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Corporate & Foundation Relations and Government Grants initiates, fosters and manages philanthropic efforts with corporate and foundation donors having multiple giving/partnership interests or requiring strategic, high-level coordination with HMHI, while also seeking support from public entities.

This is a high impact position for an institutionally ambitious and creative professional. HMHF is working to change the way we view and treat mental illness. HMHF aims to eliminate stigma, develop new ways to treat young people and provide care for the disenfranchised. This AVP will play a critical role in major undertakings and capitalize on the remarkable efforts already underway. Appreciation for the distinctive mission of HMHF is essential.

The AVP is responsible for planning and leading the Grants Team and program towards strengthening existing relationships and establishing long-term partnerships with corporations, foundations and public entities that will result in funding for the immediate and long-term goals and priorities of HMHI and our partner organizations.

The ideal candidate will be a professional with high integrity who has an eye toward new possibilities, brings a record of success in innovative and creative problem-solving, and is a team player with the capacity to provide leadership and build strategic vision for HMHF. A collaborative, transparent, energetic and data-informed approach will be assets for this role. In addition, s/he will work in close partnership with HMHF's major gifts team, as well as collaborate with University of Utah Advancement, UHealth Advancement, as well as the Office of Sponsored Programs team members.

WittKieffer is assisting Huntsman Mental Health Foundation in this search, which will remain open until an appointment is made. All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile found at Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer's candidate portal:

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Mercedes Chacón Vance and Jevon Walton at

The Huntsman Mental Health Foundation is committed to principals of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI); differences in identity and experience are embraced and included in how things get done. Systems, projects, and programs are created with the needs and talents of a diversity of people and groups in mind, so that people feel welcomed, valued, and affirmed.


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