Senior Foundation Officer for Grant Development

Job title: Senior Foundation Officer for Grant Development
Organization: Bethesda Foundation, Inc.
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Job Description

The Senior Foundation Officer for Grant Development joins a highly engaged and motivated team that fundraises for Bethesda North Hospital projects, for Hospice of Cincinnati, and for Fernside: A Center for Grieving Children. This position requires a seasoned professional responsible for planning, organization, and implementation of all grant development activities including research, cultivation, application, stewardship, and compliance. The position also administers the grant-making activities for Bethesda Foundation grant programs.

Reporting to the President of the Foundation, the specific responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Securing funds for Bethesda and TriHealth entities by:
    • Preparing and submitting 50-60 proposals or LOIs per year
    • Cultivating new and established funder relationships
    • Providing editing support to and coordination with others within TriHealth who develop grant applications
    • Completing compliance and stewardship reports for funders
    • Advising on project management, as needed, to ensure proper grant fund utilization
    • Maintaining files for all funders, and logging information into The Raiser’s Edge
  • Administering grant awards made by the Bethesda Foundation by:
    • Collaborating with the Hatton Research Institute to promote research and clinical improvement projects at all Bethesda facilities
    • Setting and communicating grant making schedules
    • Maintaining grant administration software to submit and review grant applications
    • Assisting and communicating with review committee members
    • Assisting and communicating with applicants
    • Maintaining files of applications and follow-up reports
    • Communicating results of Bethesda grant making program

Preferred but not required:

  • Experience working with health and human services non-profits
  • Experience using The Raiser’s Edge
  • Experience working with a grantee organization
  • Experience teaching grant development

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (Masters preferred)
  • At least 5 years’ experience in grant development with a track record of success in winning awards and identifying new funding sources
  • Ability to develop clear budgets and to define goals, objectives, and evaluation strategies
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, analytical, and time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills which support working with leaders of multiple projects, programs, and agencies in TriHealth’s family including staff, medical personnel, board members, and TriHealth administrators
  • Independent working capacity with a team-member mentality
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm and professionalism, and a desire to excel in a not-for-profit environment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint

This is a full-time position offering a competitive salary and full benefits package.  The Bethesda Foundation Team is recognized as a top team for engagement in 2017 as cited by Press Ganey survey results.

Please submit a cover letter addressing how your experience meets the requirements of the position, a resume, two writing samples (including a needs statement) of no more than three pages total along with salary requirements to Diane Perlaki,

Application deadline is October 20, 2017.