Manager of Foundation Relations

Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
District of Columbia, United States
$80,000.00 - $90,000.00
Closing date
Sep 29, 2023

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

Manager of Foundation Relations

Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.


Washington, D.C.

Organization Background

For over 80 years Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington DC (PPMW) has provided high quality, compassionate healthcare to the Washington DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland geographic area. The organization is committed to combatting health inequities through a wide range of services including primary/preventive care, birth control and vasectomies, breast exams and mammograms, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, screenings for cervical and other cancers, and abortions. PPMW provides high quality, culturally informed educational programs in schools, communities, and online throughout their service area. Additionally, PPMW has a strong public affairs and advocacy program promoting health equity for everyone. In 2022 over 21,500 patients received services at their three facilities. 

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Position Summary

Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington DC is seeking an experienced development professional to advance relationships with private foundations, corporate partners, and government agencies. This position requires excellent writing skills and the ability to handle information of an extremely confidential nature. The Manager of Foundation Relations will have a proven track record of developing winning proposals and compelling reports. Additionally, this position will have responsibility to research, identify, and cultivate new sources of funding from foundations, corporations, and government entities while continuing to cultivate and steward current supporters.

The Manager of Foundation Relations will ensure the timely development, submission, and management of grant and sponsorship proposals and will apply best practices for tracking, acknowledgment, and reporting to institutional partners. This position has the responsibility to provide proactive updates to funders, organize successful site visits, and participate in meetings, calls, and events that advance these key relationships for Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington DC. Along with fundraising acumen, this position requires the ability to be a team player. The Manager of Foundation Relations reports to the Vice President of Development.

The Manager of Foundation Relations must have the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Also necessary is the ability to multi-task and work effectively under pressure due to conflicting demands. The successful candidate must be highly organized, flexible, detail-oriented, with the ability to set and manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines. 

Key Responsibilities

* Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to PPMW’s core values.
* Experienced in the identification, cultivation, proposal preparation, and stewardship of foundation, corporate, and government entities. In collaboration with the Vice President of Development, develops metrics to measure success.
* Team Player – works with organizational leadership and uses expertise to help PPMW increase their impact in the Metropolitan Washington DC area. Plays a significant role in helping the Development Department of PPMW meet its annual and capital campaign goals.
* Ensures that all proposals align funders’ interests with PPMW’s strategic goals.
* Works with all internal departments at PPMW to develop proposals and reports that accurately reflect programmatic priorities and needs.
* Coordinates all PPMW grant management activities including, but not limited to, scheduling meetings, prospect research, scheduling RFP responses in a timely manner, preparing and submitting required reports to funders, and stewardship of donors.
* Provides top quality stewardship to institutional donors who invest in PPMW. Provides personalized outreach and invitations to relevant events and experiences and works with Communications Team to coordinate recognition efforts.
* Ensures timely and accurate processing of all grant-related documents.
* Works across teams to develop systems for internal collection of data as well as acquiring signatures needed for credentialing.
* Proactively builds relationships with new sources of support while strengthening relationships with current donors through personal visits and stewardship activities, to further their loyalty and encourage higher levels of support and involvement.
* In partnership with the Development and Communications team, actively participates in building and successfully executing the organization’s capital campaign.
* Maintains a current knowledge of the tools, techniques, and data points to advance foundation, corporate, and government grant strategies. 

Professional Qualifications and Personal Attributes

The ideal candidate will possess most of the following professional and personal attributes:

(*) Superior writing skills.
(*) Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint. - Proficiency in Raisers Edge NXT preferred.
(*) Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred.
(*) Two to five years of experience in proposal or business writing. 
(*) Preferred experience in grant management.
(*) Believes in and effectively communicates the mission of Planned Parenthood of Washington DC.

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for this position is $80,000-$90,000. Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington DC offers a complete benefits package which includes comprehensive health and dental insurance, life insurance, long and short-term disability, retirement plan, employee assistance program, vacation, sick leave, holidays, and personal days.

PPMW offers a hybrid work environment with required time in the office and the remaining work time off-site.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington DC is an Equal Opportunity and EEO/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity. Employment offers are made based on qualifications and without regard to race, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

Application Process

The search for the Manager of Foundation Relations is being conducted by The Moran Company. To apply for this position, submit a cover letter and resume to Becky Hauk, The Moran Company.  Resume should be chronological and include all professional education and experience, dates of employment (month and year). APPLY NOW

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