Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
December 20, 2021
Boston, Massachusetts
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Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer

Department Description: BILH PhilanthropyJob Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Req ID: 43362BR

Job Summary: The Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer will collaborate with the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, development staff, physicians, and researchers to identify, cultivate and steward prospective funders with gift capacity up to $100,000 for Medical Center priorities. An advocate for the mission and programs of the network and institution; represents the institution as a frontline fundraiser.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Serves as a member of the department's staff with responsibility for advancing the institution's Corporate and Foundation (C&F) program to successfully: identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward C&F prospects under $100,000. Particular attention will be given to prospects with the capacity to grow to 7-figure gifts.
  2. Manages a personal portfolio of 100+ C&F prospects and donors, working in consultation with the Director of C&F Relations and other development staff to create individually tailored gift strategies. Works with donor relations staff to devise and execute appropriate stewardship strategies for donors making gifts up to $100,000.
  3. Researches and qualifies corporations and foundations as prospects, including re-qualifying the current philanthropic interests and gift potential of lapsed C&F donors.
  4. Writes letters of intent, concept papers, proposals and reports for assigned corporations and foundations, with some support from the primary investigators (BIDMC project leaders) and development staff writers.
  5. Establishes and maintains high quality relationships with the institutions' department chairs, division chiefs, physicians and researchers, and other key staff by establishing a personal rapport and acquiring and demonstrating a firm grasp of a wide range of medically related terms and critical issues facing the health care profession.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree required.
  2. 3-5 years related work experience required in corporate or foundation fundraising, preferably in a medical, scientific, or other complex organization; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  3. Excellent written and oral communication skills with an ability to comprehend medical concepts and translate them into laymens terms
  4. Comfortable working in a highly collaborative environment, but able to work independently with minimal supervision
  5. Ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion with sensitive information.
  6. Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.


  1. Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by general instructions and practices requiring some interpretation. May make recommendations for solving problems of moderate complexity and importance.
  2. Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.
  3. Independence of Action: Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.
  4. Written Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.
  5. Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
  6. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.
  7. Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.
  8. Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Physical Nature of the Job:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Some elements of the job are sedentary, but the employee will be required to stand for periods of time or move through out the hospital campus


VaccinesAs a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. BILH requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more about this requirement


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