The Foundation Relations Specialist is responsible for identifying prospective funders, developing relationships with funding influencers, researching opportunities, managing and implementing a grant application process, tracking and reporting of outcomes and results, and working with Avow teams to collaborate on funding agency needs.
Conducts all foundation business in an ethical and respectful manner in adherence with the Avow Compliance and Ethics Program
Manages donor relationships with all institutional donors with grant processes
Identifies and researches potential foundation/corporate funders
Cultivates and facilitates relationships with foundations through gatekeepers and decision-makers
Cultivates internal relationships with program staff to coordinate information for proposals and reports
Writes grant proposals and seeks input and approval from Executive Leadership ? Manages calendar of all grant activities
Prepares and submits outcome reports to funders in collaboration with leadership of the program or service line being funded
Creates stewardship plan for each funder
Prepares and assists other staff for in-person proposal presentations
Performs all other duties as assigned
Donor research abilities required, preferably foundation research, understanding of IRS 990s, Foundation Center (or similar tool), Guidestar, etc.
Knowledge of basic typing skills, data entry and word processing software. Donor database experience required, Raiser’s Edge preferred.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Competency in creating and reporting logic models to validate funding through robust outcome measurement. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Valid Florida Driver’s License.
(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.) While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Work Environment: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.) While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Internal Number: FRS-01
About Avow Hospice
Avow is a Collier County, Florida-based nonprofit healthcare system that provides hospice care, non-hospice palliative care, and grief and loss support. We serve people of all ages, from infants to the most senior of citizens. Avow has deep roots in Collier County: we were established here in 1983 by volunteers and community members as the county's first hospice. Since then, we have grown to become one of the largest hospices in the US. We also pioneered non-hospice palliative care in Collier County, offering services beginning in 2003. Throughout our history and growth, we have kept our focus squarely on our non-profit mission to serve.