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Assistant Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

The Huntington Library, Art Museum & Botanical Gardens
California, United States
$80,000.00 - $85,000.00
Closing date
Dec 23, 2023
About the Role

The Assistant Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) is a key member of a dynamic Advancement team who last year raised over $110M in operating, programmatic, capital, and endowment funds. Reporting to the Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, this position plays a critical role in cultivation and solicitation of The Huntington’s corporate, foundation and government funders. Major responsibilities for this position include managing relationships with key funders, researching and developing grant proposals and reports, tracking and monitoring grants, and messaging the organization’s vision and impact to current and prospective donors.


Essential Duties

  • Identifies, cultivates, and solicits corporate, foundation, and government funders in order to achieve annual fundraising goals

  • Prepares, writes, and submits grant proposals, reports, and other programmatic materials

  • Maintains a detailed calendar of application and reporting deadlines and ensures timely submissions of all materials

  • Collaborates cross-divisionally with program staff to compile grant project information including outcomes and deliverables, timelines, and metrics for evaluation

  • Independently manages a portfolio of CFR donors and identifies new prospects to grow this portfolio

  • Collaborates with Finance department to develop proposal budgets, monitor grant spending, and create financial reports

  • Stewards members of the Corporate Partners Program and seeks opportunities to engage new and lapsed members

  • Spearheads efforts to secure corporate sponsorships for exhibitions, events, and programs

  • Assists in developing strategies for fundraising initiatives and participates in divisional prospect meetings

  • Prepares exhibition and special initiative prospectuses for presentation to funders

  • Initiates and sustains relationships with institutional donors through meetings, on-site tours, and events

  • Researches and identifies prospects with the assistance of a Prospect Research Analyst

  • Maintains solid working knowledge of key corporate and foundation relationships

  • Prepares and maintains internal records related to funded grants and monitors progress toward goals

Other Functions

  • Assists in managing CFR events, including coordinating with corporate volunteers and sponsors as well as administrative duties

  • Other duties as assigned



  • B.A. Degree (Master’s preferred)

  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), donor databases including Raiser’s Edge, and web-based research.

  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite preferred.

  • Outstanding writing skills, with the ability to organize and synthesize complex information succinctly.

  • Extreme facility with budget management, analysis, and planning Exceptional command of English grammar, proofreading, and editing.

  • Knowledge of corporate, foundation, and government fundraising strategies and methods for obtaining information about relevant giving programs.

  • Excellent project management skills, including the ability to establish and monitor priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced setting.

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team, with a track record of collaborating successfully with program staff


  • 3-5 years of fundraising experience (focus on grants management and proposal writing strongly preferred) with a record of success in generating significant commitments from funders

  • Experience at a cultural or academic institution preferred

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