The Salvation Army

  • Director of Corporate and foundation Relations

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Director of Corporate and Foundations Relations is responsible for strengthening and expanding The

    Salvation Army of Greater New York’s fund raising and awareness of its mission and services. The Director

    of Corporate and Foundations Relations will implement an advancement plan that will include sports teams,

    corporate, business, and special event efforts.  


    • Identify, cultivate, pursue and retain corporate donor and contributor support. At least 50% of the annual goal requires new donor acquisition.   
    • Design, implement, and manage a comprehensive strategic development plan focused on expanding and enhancing relationships with area businesses, organizations, foundations and sports teams to create new engagements opportunities for funding, partnerships, awareness and volunteerism.
    • Leads in all one-to-one solicitation, gift acknowledgement and stewardship communication, traveling as necessary.
    • Shall develop, consistent with Salvation Army policy, proposals for program development, enhancement and continuity. Responsibility shall include verification of compliance with terms of grant and such reporting as may be required.
    • Facilitate with corps officer’s/director’s donor tours at Army facilities.
    • Receive, acknowledge and track all donor contributions in established database.
    • Maintain updated mailing lists, donor lists and donor profiles. Analyze fundraising data and prepare reports as needed.
    • Organize and manage special events as approved by the DDA.
    • Works in close conjunction with other fund development staff, ensuring collaboration between direct mail, foundation, corporate, major gifts and planned giving efforts.
    • Attend as needed conferences, seminars or events appropriate to promoting the interests of The Salvation Army and remaining current and informed within the fundraising community.
    • Assume other responsibilities as assigned by the Divisional Director of Advancement




    • The DCFR shall refrain from any activity that may be construed as, or lead to, a conflict of interest, i.e., sales of securities, real estate, insurance, etc. Where such training, licensor, and experience may have been acquired from previous employment, she/he shall, under no circumstances use Salvation Army contacts or resources or represent The Salvation Army in any process for personal gain.
    • The DCFR shall refrain from executing any legal documents on behalf of The Salvation Army.
    • The DCFR shall refrain from investing or subordinating funding rightly belonging to The Salvation Army.
    • The DCFR shall refrain from any personal gain because of donor contacts. She/He shall not accept any gratuities or gifts or allow bequests or remainder interests to accrue to any individual affiliated with or representing The Salvation Army.
    • The DCFR shall maintain confidentiality of all information received in view of her/his position and shall not, at time of termination as an employee of The Salvation Army, remove any records, documents, software or other programs that shall be construed to be the property of The Salvation Army.
    • The DCFR shall comply with guidelines relating to budget, expenditures and accountability of same.
    • The DCFR shall comply with guidelines relating to activity and achievement reporting including periodic personnel conferences with supervisory staff.


    • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of eight years of experience in a non-profit fundraising role with a proven record of success. 
    • Ability to network, connect and build new relationships quickly.
    • Comfortable with “cold calls”.
    • Knowledge of the Greater New York area business climate desired.
    • Must be an experienced grant writer and researcher, familiar with foundations and corporations in GNY and knowledgeable regarding various grant writing formats, case statements and presentation packaging of supportive documentation. 
    • Must demonstrate success in obtaining 6-9 figure grants and gifts.
    • Must have experience cultivating and stewarding corporate officers, foundation directors and program officers.
    • Proven creativity in approaching fundraising, along with comprehensive understanding of fundraising essentials and best practices in philanthropy.
    • Solid analytical and strategic thinker with strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to attend to details, prioritize and organize/facilitate projects independently.
    • Superior organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work well under pressure while managing multiple activities.
    • Should enjoy problem solving and should exude energy and initiative. 
    • Team Player. 
    • A proficiency in Word and Excel, as well as experience with donor tracking and/or database software is preferred. 
    • Ability to represent The Salvation Army to a broad range of community constituents.
    • Must have valid Driver’s License and be willing to travel regionally as needed, flexible on scheduling to accommodate corporate relationships and events and other duties as assigned.
    • Commitment to the mission of The Salvation Army.


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