Associate Director of Foundation Relations


When you join Baylor College of Medicine, you become part of a dynamic team that continues to shape the healthcare landscape after more than 120 years. Baylor is a key driver of the explosive growth and sustained excellence of the Texas Medical Center (TMC), the largest group of biomedical institutions on Earth. Our world-renowned faculty educate the next generation of health professionals, research tomorrow's cures and treat patients at our co-owned CHI Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center and at numerous affiliate hospitals and health centers across the TMC and Texas. We are committed to serving diverse communities in our region and around the world through a wide range of healthcare and educational outreach programs.

Home to the No. 1-ranked medical school in Texas, according to U.S. News & World Report, Baylor is the largest recipient of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding in the state. Our Department of Molecular and Human Genetics pioneered the field and is ranked first in the nation based on NIH support.
Baylor is an open and welcoming environment that values inclusion, collaboration and entrepreneurial thinking. A career at Baylor will provide you with an exciting opportunity to apply and grow your unique talents and skills toward our vision of improving health through science, scholarship and innovation.

The Associate Director of Foundation Relations reports directly to the Senior Director of Foundation Relations and is responsible for supporting the development, evaluation, implementation and reporting for a portfolio consisting of regional, national, and international foundations. Will help implement strategies in identification, cultivation and solicitations of foundations, conduct prospect research, and prepare and deliver timely stewardship reporting. The Associate Director of Foundation Relations will assist the Senior Director of Foundation Relations in maintaining a dynamic working relationship with the Office of the Senior Vice President and Dean of Research leadership.

Will serve as a liaison between the two departments with guidance from leadership in each area and will oversee the critical relationships between philanthropic vs. grants and contracts activity. The Associate Director of Foundation Relations will also support and assist major gift officers in their work with foundations and will provide all supporting materials required for evaluation, solicitation and stewardship of these vital relationships. This department is metric driven.

Job Duties
  • Submit 15 primary solicitations per year of $50,000 or more.
  • Perform Foundation Grant program targeting through the identification of private sector grant funding prospects and the development and preparation of grant submissions.
  • Meet with appropriate faculty as identified by leadership.
  • Perform detailed foundation prospect research on a variety of industry topics, as directed by the Sr. Director of Foundation Relations and Principal, Business Strategy and Development through the Office of the Senior Vice President and Dean of Research.
  • Participate in off-site/in-person external foundation conversations as appropriate.
  • Document all donor related activities using Raiser’s Edge donor system. This includes a detailed action plan for each prospect.
  • Review Foundation materials for adherence to organizational voice and standards; ensure polish and professional products. Work with writing team to ensure items are proofed and designed as needed.
  • Work with Senior Director of Foundation Relations to ensure compliance with grant submissions, restrictions, and reporting requirements.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Four years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree
  • At least 3 years of experience in foundation relations or similar experience, with proven results in securing grants
  • Healthcare fundraising experience
  • Skill in composing letters, memos, articles, proposals, and other written communications
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience communicating with community stakeholders
  • Technical proficiency and knowledge (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Raiser’s Edge, InDesign, Photoshop)
  • Ability to work with highly confidential materials and have familiarity with financial information, including ability to understand and review complex grant budgets
  • Demonstrated personal initiative and team player with a positive attitude and professional demeanor

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.



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