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Director of Foundation, Corporate, and Government Relations

Director of Foundation, Corporate, and Government Relations
Organization Name: 
The Foundation for Delaware County
Position Description/Overview: 

JOB SUMMARY: Reporting to the VP for Advancement and Philanthropic Services, the Director of Foundation, Corporate, and Government Relations is responsible for managing and building the foundation’s portfolio of institutional funders and works in close coordination and communication with the Chief Impact Officer, Vice President of Programs, and program staff to develop and secure all foundation, corporate and government grants associated with the Foundation’s in-house community health programs. Other primary responsibilities include maternal health research in anticipation of future fundraising, working with staff to establish relationships with potential funders, tracking implementation of awarded grants, and maintaining knowledge of federal grant award requirements and agency grants management requirements and policies.

Key Responsibilities: 

Prospect Development:

  1. Develop relationships with potential funders and identify funding opportunities for foundation programs and organizational priorities.
  2. Summarize funding opportunities to inform staff of the parameters of each funding opportunity (eligibility, programmatic requirements, and budget) and assist in deciding whether to apply to funding opportunities.


Proposal Development:

  1. Review RFPs, periodicals, government announcements, and other literature to help identify potential sources of support and allow for prompt responses to announcements and requests for proposals.
  2. With the grants team, develop a work plan that outlines opportunities and deliverables for the year.  
  3. In partnership with appropriate program staff, write and edit federal, state, and regional foundation grants and submit them by the deadline, including securing all data and information needed for a full proposal.


Grants Management:

  1. Inform all program, PR, and finance staff about reporting requirements and deadlines to accurately track funding commitments, program expenditures, drawdowns of funds, and reporting back to funders.
  2. Maintain a system for tracking grant application deadlines and reporting deadlines for all prospective and awarded grants.
  3. Write thank you letters, progress, and final reports for regional foundation grants; submit other deliverables to funders.
  4. Convene monthly grants management meetings to review upcoming deadlines and other issues.
  5. Maintain accurate and timely records of all contacts with grant sources and ensures that grant files are accurate and complete.



  1. Follow the latest Census releases and maintain Census data for areas served by the programs.
  2. Maintain and update the Delco Data website with information on Delaware County health and opportunity equity indicators.
  3. Monitor, develop and update health data sets regarding community health needs assessments, particularly public health problems.
  • Minimum five years of grant writing and fundraising experience, with a strong performance track record.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Master’s degree a plus.
  • Comprehensive mastery of best practices in grant writing, including excellent project and time management skills.
  • Proven superior writing and editing skills, with strong attention to detail.
  • Proven experience with online and government grant applications
  • Excellent strategic, analytic, and data management skills.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize work, and meet deadlines.
  • Evidence of and experience with constructive participation in a team environment.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality, tact, and professionalism in representing the Foundation.
  • Demonstrated experience with computer software: Microsoft Word, Excel, and database management.
  • Familiarity with Delaware County and its various communities preferred.


Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods are sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.


How to Apply: 

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to

Contact for Additional information: 

Monika Collins
Vice President for Advancement and Philanthropic Services
The Foundation for Delaware County
200 East State Street, Suite 304
Media, PA 19063
610-744-1015 (work)