The Corporate and Foundation Relations Associate is a creative,
entrepreneurial, results-oriented development professional who will
contribute to the overall success of the Corporate and Foundation
Relations team. Coordinates and performs a variety of fundraising,
administrative and operational support duties, which requires a
range of skills. Primary focus will be to undertake corporate and
foundation philanthropy for awards up to $25,000 and provide
operational support for Corporate and Foundation Relations team.
Works independently with moderate supervision.
Provide general project support to the Corporate and Foundation
Relations team with particular focus on corporate and foundation
giving and other operational support.
In collaboration with other members of the Corporate and Foundation
Relations team, will engage and solicit companies and foundations
for awards ranging from in-kind donations (including gifts of
equipment to the Medical Center and silent auction items) up to
$25,000 contributions, processing the gifts and coordinating with
appropriate offices to ensure the gifts are appropriately
recognized. In addition, engage local companies for sponsorships of
Foundation philanthropic events and Medical Center events and
activities. Conduct prospect research of corporations and
Solicit and manage the acceptance and recognition of monetary
donations, in-kind gifts and sponsorships including the completion
of appeal and gift transmittal forms.
Assist with writing or processing correspondence, acknowledgement
letters, briefings, cause marketing contracts, and donor reports in
association with Corporate and Foundations Relations giving.
Provide administrative support to the Corporate and Foundation
Relations Team, including preparing meeting materials, assisting
with mailings, scheduling meetings, data entry and analysis, report
production, and logistical support for check and gift
The Corporate and Foundation Relations Associate will maintain the
highest quality of standards, thus ensuring positive relationships
with past, current and potential corporate and foundation
May be asked to represent Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Foundation in the community (check presentations, events, meetings,
Medical Center tours, etc.) -- adhering to Connecticut Children's
standards of excellence.
Demonstrates support for the mission, values and goals of the
Performs other duties as assigned by leaders in the
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Microsoft Office Suite
- Customer Relationship Management
- Strong communication skills, written and verbal
- Critical thinking
- Data entry and analysis
- Computer literacy and demonstrated intermediate proficiency of
Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work without
- Ability to work occasionally on evenings and weekends.
- Ability to provide own transportation for frequent work-related
events, errands and activities, including community-based
activities and events. Ability to work independently, while
prioritizing and successfully balancing multiple tasks and
projects. Attention to detail and meeting tight deadlines are
critical for success.
- Ability to enter data and run reports on Customer Relationship
- Ability to write grammatically-correct correspondence,
including emails, briefings, memos and letters.
- Ability to work with optimism and enthusiasm in a team
environment, achieving one's personal goals, while supporting
others in their goals and working together on shared goals.
- Ability to develop strong knowledge of departmental and
organizational policies and procedures.
- Creative, organized professional, with flexibility and ability
to work within the context of a team environment.
Work Environment: The position will work inside an office
building environment at a Connecticut Children's location.
Minimum Education and Experience
Bachelor's Degree, with 2 years relevant work experience (may
include internships) preferred.
High School Diploma or equivalent, plus minimum of 4 years
relevant work experience, may be considered in lieu of Bachelor's
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint