SOS USA by identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding SOS USA’s corporate and philanthropic foundation donors, cause related-marketing partners and nascent corporate membership program. You are instrumental in hitting a $3M annual revenue target in 2020. Seeking new sources of institutional support and maintaining strong relationships with current partners, this position will provide administrative oversight in the pre-award solicitation and negotiation, post-award management and administration of grants and cooperative agreements.
The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations is also responsible for developing a data driven prospecting methodology that identifies institutional prospects whose giving priorities align with our current programs, as well as coordinating program design and proposal development. For awarded grants, s/he leads program implementation, oversight, and financial and impact reporting in collaboration with in-country field teams, and with the support of select departments within SOS USA and/or SOS Children’s Villages International (SOS CVI). S/he will supervise two staff members on the Corporate and Foundations Team at SOS USA while also overseeing key personnel and sub-grantees directly contracted to support the effective implementation of a donor-funded programs within the SOS USA portfolio.
The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations serves as the voice of SOS USA’s flagship funders to ensure their requirements are executed in program execution while leveraging the success of current programs into investments with new foundations. This role will create and maintain an active pipeline of new corporate foundations that look forward to the opportunity to partner with SOS USA.
You will have an opportunity to dive deep into the work of SOS Children’s Villages and articulate SOS USA’s theory of change to better connect our work with corporate foundations looking to invest and scale our impacts. You will work closely with the Associate Director of Foundations, Program Officer, and the VP of Development and Communications to articulate SOS USA’s theory of change and communicate this broadly to the philanthropic community. You will work with the Associate Director of Foundations and the VP of Development and Communications to report on the KPIs relevant to the work to be shared monthly with leaders of the organization for brainstorming, knowledge transfer and qualitative evaluation for continual improvement.
The ideal candidate will thrive in a high-energy, hands-on, fast-paced and entrepreneurial organization as part of a collaborative and cross-matrixed team. S/he will have a strong work ethic and a spectacular attention to detail while maintaining a solution-oriented approach to getting the job done. S/he will be diplomatic and will explore bigger and better partnerships and “win-win” situations that benefit SOS programs and meets the strategic desires of corporate funders. The ideal candidate will also possess a high degree of initiative, creativity, and urgency to find corporate foundations that want to align their strategic goals to SOS USA.
The position is based in Washington, DC. The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations will report to the VP of Development and Communications and work closely with President & CEO, and supervise the Associate Director of Foundations and the Program Officer.
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