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Sr Director, Foundation Relations

Rady Chidrens Hospital San Diego
San Diego, CA 92101


The Senior Director of Foundation Relations (SDFR) will plan, build and manage a high-level grants program focused on developing funding relationships with major national foundations. In collaboration with Foundation and Hospital staff, the SDFR will strengthen existing foundation relationships and develop new prospects amongst the nation’s leading funders. Managing a portfolio of 80-100 local, regional, and national grant prospects, the SDFR will serve as a frontline fundraiser, responsible for soliciting private foundations with significant grant making capacity. They will be actively engaged in prospecting potential funders, with a keen awareness of the various stages of identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Working closely with both the Vice President of Philanthropy and Deputy Executive Director, the SDFR will enhance the RCHSD Foundation’s grants program in all areas including, research, prospecting, writing, submissions, stewardship and financial reporting.


Bachelor's Degree in area related to the position

Minimum 7 years of nonprofit fundraising experience, with a strong understanding of relationship development strategies and tactics.

Experience creating and implementing a comprehensive foundation relations program, and successfully establishing new funding models and partnerships

Strong understanding of and experience guiding data flow, work processes, and project management

Ability to listen to, connect with, and inspire a wide range of stakeholders such as donors, sponsors, volunteers, and program partners

High attention to detail, with organization skills

Ability to work efficiently under pressure, prioritizing tasks and responsibilities accordingly

Knowledgeable of Blackbaud nonprofit applications

Ability make trips by personal vehicle as external meetings may require, and willing to travel to meet with local and national foundations

Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed for donor meetings and events


Master's Degree in area related to the position

Prior fundraising work in the fields of healthcare and/or academia ",


Posted: 2020-09-24 Expires: 2020-12-24

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Sr Director, Foundation Relations

Rady Chidrens Hospital San Diego
San Diego, CA 92101

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