Senior Director for Corporate and Foundation Giving
Mental Health America
Location: Alexandria, Virginia
Type: Full Time
Salary: $100,000 to $110,000
Advocacy / Non-Profit
MHA’s benefits include health insurance with generous employer contribution, 401(K) match of up to 5% of salary, dental, disability, generous PTO, flexible work arrangements, professional development fund, and a fund to improve mental well-being.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: SDCFG06202023
Mental Health America (MHA) is seeking an experienced Senior Director for Corporate and Foundation Giving who will be responsible for managing relationships with foundations, think tanks, and certain major or corporate individual donors with an interest in funding scientific or policy-related work in mental health. This position focuses on philanthropists who want to engage in advancing public health and population health, prevention, research, and public policy. This position requires a higher degree of sophistication and subject matter knowledge related to mental health and/or health, as the position will be expected to liaise between program/policy/research staff and potential donors. In addition to managing current relationships, the position should also identify and steward major giving prospects. Written grant proposals are scientific and technical in nature rather than emotionally persuasive.
The Senior Director for Corporate and Foundation Giving reports to the Chief Strategy and Finance Officer and works closely with the Vice President of Alliance, the Chief Social Impact Officer, and the Chief Marketing and Advancement Officer on a comprehensive sustainability plan.
Strategic corporate and foundation partner relationship management: Maintain ongoing stewardship with current donors by identifying areas of mutual interest and developing relationships that meet MHA fundraising goals
Promotes existing and planned program work to funders
Meets regularly with philanthropy contacts at businesses and foundations to keep them aware of developments at MHA and garner interest
Develops and writes grant proposals to corporate and foundation partners
Strategic major individual donor management: Manages a portfolio of major donors (capable of gifts over $100K per year) with a specific interest in funding research or public policy; manages only those relationships that require advanced and engaged knowledge of mental health
To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter/letter of interest and resume via our career center at mhanational.org. No phone calls, please. EOE.
Founded in 1909 by Clifford W. Beers, Mental Health America (MHA) ’s work is driven by its commitment to promoting mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and support for those who need them; with recovery as the goal. MHA’s programs and initiatives fulfill its mission of promoting mental health and preventing mental illness through advocacy, education, research, and services. MHA’s national office and its 140+ affiliates and associates around the country work every day to protect the rights and dignity of individuals with lived experience and ensure that peers and their voices are integrated into all areas of the organization.