Director of Foundation Relations

MARYHURST INC - Louisville, KY (30+ days ago)3.4


Maryhurst provides treatment programs for severely traumatized children who most often are victims of sexual, physical, and/or emotional abuse. Children in our care turn to risk-taking behaviors to cope with their pain. These behaviors can include such actions as running away, truancy, suicidal gesturing, delinquency, and substance abuse. Their issues are further complicated by years of multiple placements in foster care and hospital settings. In fact, prior to their involvement with Maryhurst, any one of our children is likely to have experienced an average of 20 out-of-home placements. We work hard to provide consistency, structure, and love for children. It is because of this philosophy and the hard work of staff and volunteers that our programs are successful. Today Maryhurst provides nine different programs that address the unique needs of more than 600 children and their families.

The Director of Foundation Relations will manage the relationships with private foundation funders as well as the income and expense budget for grants. This will include seeking new funding sources via research and relationship building, writing and submitting grant proposals to private and select public funding sources as well as building strong relationships with institutional and family foundations. Will lead the effort to research, cultivate and steward local, regional and national foundations in coordination with the Vice President of Development and Communications and Senior Leadership. Will be responsible for writing and submitting all institutional and private grant funding requests. Will work closely with program leadership staff to understand current funding needs and build relationships with internal program staff for their assistance in grant writing and reporting.

Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree or equivalent experience preferred. Two to four years’ experience in grant writing or other relevant areas required. Excellent writing and storytelling skills is vital. Excellent project management, organizational and planning skills. Experienced fundraiser with a specific skill set in foundation and institutional fundraising and grant writing. Additional experience in individual, major and corporate giving a plus. Experience working with a donor database, preferably Raiser’s Edge. Knowledge and understanding of fundraising approaches, collaborative work relationships, and volunteer roles.