Director, Foundation Relations

United Way of Greater Cleveland

Purpose of Position:

The Director, Foundation Relations is responsible for the creation and management of a well-coordinated, strategic development plan to cultivate and solicit support from foundations, corporate foundations, and government sources. This position works to establish long term partnerships, strengthen existing relationships, and initiate new contacts within the national and local foundation ecosystem and works collaboratively with the Grants Manager and members of United Way’s Community Investment team to develop proposals and reports. The position will have a particular focus on expanding United Way of Greater Cleveland’s portfolio of national six- and seven-figure foundation prospects. The Director, Foundation Relations will also work closely with members of United Way of Greater Cleveland’s corporate philanthropy team on corporate foundation requests. This position reports to the Senior Director, Principal & Leadership Giving.

To be successful in the role, the candidate must be energetic, ambitious, goal-oriented and creative, with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively, with a talent for building strong and productive relationships across constituencies. The successful candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills.

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