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Development Officer, Corporate and Foundation Relations



The Development Officer for Corporate and Foundation Relations serves as a vital member of New America’s Development Team to help advance a portfolio of funding partnerships with private foundations and corporate partners. This role involves coordinating across programs within New America to cultivate and steward New America’s donors, ensuring the timely development, submission, and management of grant and sponsorship proposals, and applying best practices for tracking, acknowledgment, and reporting to our organization’s partners. We are looking for an accomplished grant writer with a proven record of developing winning proposals and compelling reports. In line with our high standards for donor stewardship, this individual must also provide proactive updates to institutional supporters, organize successful site visits, and participate in meetings, calls, and events that advance these vital relationships.



  • Responsible for supporting a $5M general operating fundraising goal and priority programmatic fundraising goals from foundations/corporate partners 
  • Coordinate foundations/corporate management activities with the Senior Managers for Corporate Partnerships and Foundation Relations, including prospect research, RFP reviews and submissions, proposal development, deadline management, reporting requirements, and communication.
  • Assist with stewardship efforts to New America donors, including providing personalized outreach and invitations to relevant events and experiences, scheduling prospect meetings, coordinating sponsor recognition efforts with the Development and Communications teams, and ensuring timely and accurate processing of all gift-related paperwork.
  • Identify and cultivate new organizational supporters, create timely and compelling ‘asks,’ and ensure proposals align with New America’s strategic priorities and goals.
  • Work with the Development department to proactively identify fundraising opportunities and research new prospects for support; assess the potential and capacity of existing and prospective donors.
  • Work with Program and Finance departments to develop proposals and reports that accurately reflect New America’s principles and programmatic priorities.
  • Effective use of Salesforce for donor management, for data tracking, relationship planning and maintaining historical analysis of donor relationships.
  • Other duties as required to ensure the team and New America’s success.



  • 3 - 5 years of corporate partnership, institutional fundraising, grant management, and external relations experience. 
  • Graduate of a college or university or possessing relevant professional experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Strong research and data analysis skills.
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills.
  • High integrity and emotional intelligence.
  • Self-starter and strategic thinker with predisposition to executing plans efficiently.
  • Adept using a donor database/CRM software specifically Salesforce.
  • S/he must have a good sense of humor. 
  • Thrives as a team member in a fast-paced, high-energy environment
  • Occasional evening and weekend work required and must be capable of planning and managing independent travel.


  • Submit a cover letter and resume.
  • Please, no phone calls or emails.

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