Details: Commensurate with non-profit experience
425 W. 47th Street
Job Title: Corporate and Foundation Relations Associate
Reports To: Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Fountain House, a world-renowned community mental health organization, successfully addresses the devastating impact of serious mental illness. Founded in New York City in 1948 with the belief that people living with mental illness can be active participants in their own and each other’s recovery. Each year, over 1,300 members come to Fountain House to contribute their talents, learn new skills, access opportunities and forge new friendships.
Fountain House creates a culture that transforms lives. Our members, in partnership with staff, operate employment, education, housing and wellness programs. They perform all activities, including advocacy, administrative support, building maintenance and food preparation that keep our community going. Members hold jobs, graduate from schools, develop social networks and experience fewer hospitalizations and improved overall health. Increased fulfillment, sense of purpose, and stability inevitably follow.
Fountain House has inspired the creation of hundreds of similar programs in 34 countries that serve more than 100,000 people annually. In 2014, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation recognized our global reach and the efficacy of our evidence-based model with the prestigious Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize.
Fountain House provides professional development opportunities and promotes from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires personal growth and development.
The Corporate and Foundation Relations Associate is an essential part of the Fountain House External Affairs team. They will collaborate with program staff, Fountain House members and the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations to raise vital funding that supports Fountain House’s award-winning recovery model for adults living with a serious mental illness (“SMI”).
The Corporate and Foundation Relations Associate is responsible for managing Fountain House’s portfolio of grant solicitations—including drafting and editing the narrative elements of each proposal and report. In addition, the Corporate and Foundation Relations Associate will produce data-driven grant reports with strict deadlines. The ideal candidate is eager to support a high–producing component of the External Affairs team with an annual goal of raising over $1.1 million in foundation and corporate funding.
- Work with the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations to identify and pursue new prospective funders, maximizing the number of annual submitted grant requests by 25%.
- Track and organize the grant application and reporting calendar and report on progress on a bi-monthly basis.
- Conduct the full range of activities required to prepare and produce effective grant proposals; including research, prospecting, copyediting, and data collection.
- Support the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations to conceptualize and develop grant proposal templates for programs, special projects and capital opportunities.
- Work with the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations to coordinate annual program update meetings.
- Track relevant statistics for current donor stewardship and prospect cultivation.
- Communicate with current and potential funders with clarity, respect, and a positive attitude.
- Assist with additional External Affairs events and projects as needed and participate in the majority of External Affairs staff’s engagement with the greater Fountain House community.
- Develop an understanding of the Fountain House philosophy and model.
- Highly skilled project coordinator with a talent for organized, timely and detailed‑oriented work.
- Possess self-motivation and pride in their work.
- Proven track record of writing and delivering high-quality proposals on time to meet strict deadlines.
- Strong written communication skills with the ability to write clear, concise, and persuasive proposals and reports that align with each respective funder’s mission and application guidelines.
- Entrepreneurial spirit and enjoys working in a fun, fast-paced office environment.
- Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously in a dynamic and unique work environment.
- Tactful communicator who can effectively collaborate with colleagues in fundraising, accounting, finance, research, communications and programs.
- Ability to translate and explain programmatic and budget information and needs of funders.
- Other Requirements:
- Must possess current and valid U.S. work authorization and be eligible to work for any U.S. employer without sponsorship.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Minimum of 2-3 years of experience with nonprofit fundraising or comparable work experience, preferably in grants management.
- Must be proficient in Google Suite and MS Office 365.
- Proficient in Raiser’s Edge or Salesforce.
- Experience with project management tools, preferably in Asana.
- Extreme attention to detail with every component of the work.
- Deep interest in supporting and advocating for services that meet the needs of people living with a serious mental illness and the Fountain House model.
- Comfort with organizing and formatting program and project budgets.
- Ability to establish and maintain respectful, collaborative relationships with colleagues in the department and throughout the Fountain House community.
- Innate ability to maintain a high level of professionalism and decorum in all areas of work.
- Paid Time Off and Ten (10) Paid Holidays
- Paid Bereavement Leave
- Medical, dental and vision plans (contribution towards premium required)
- Life Insurance
- Voluntary Life Insurance
- Whole Life Insurance
- Short-Term Disability
- Long-Term Disability
- Supplemental Disability
- Workers’ Compensation
- Tuition Assistance
- Retirement Plan
- Tax Deferred Annuity
- Flexible Spending Accounts
Minimum Education Required