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Foundation Relations Specialist
Post Date: 06/22/20   Company: Avow Hospice Inc.

Job Description:

Responsible for identifying prospective funders, developing relationships with funding influencers, researching opportunities, managing and implementing a grant application process, tracking and reporting of outcomes and results, and working with Avow teams to collaborate on funding agency needs

Avow is a Tobacco Free Organization which includes but is not limited to cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, vaping, cigars, cigarillos, pipes, chewing tobacco, snuff, dip, and loose tobacco smoked via pipe or hookah.And due to the above, Avow will only hire Nicotine Free individuals.

This Position is Full Time. M-F 8:30 to 5pm.

Job Duties

  • Conducts all foundation business in an ethical and respectful manner in adherence with the Avow Compliance and Ethics Program.
  • Manages donor relationships with all institutional donors with grant processes
  • Identifies and researches potential Foundation funders
  • Cultivates and facilitates relationships with Foundations through gatekeepers and decision-makers
  • Cultivates internal relationships with program staff to coordinate information for proposals and reports
  • Writes grant proposals and seeks input and approval from Executive Leadership
  • Manages calendar of all grant activities
  • Writes grant reports
  • Creates stewardship plan for each funder
  • Prepares and assists other staff for in-person proposal presentations
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Core Values:


We embrace change and are always looking at creative ways to solve problems and serve new populations.


We are honest, hardworking, fiscally responsible professionals driven solely by the well-being of our patients, their loved ones, and the communities we serve.


We know we cannot achieve everything we want without working hand-in-hand with each other, with our healthcare partners, and with the community.


We believe in the importance of celebrating life and relationships.


We believe it is important not only to serve the community but to educate community members about our services and the role we can play at the end of life.


Donor research abilities required, preferably foundation research, understanding of IRS 990s, Foundation Center (or similar tool), Guidestar, etc.

Bachelor’s degree required. Three or more years of professional experience in a nonprofit fundraising environment. Two or more years of successful foundation relations experience preferred

Computer Skills:

Knowledge of basic typing skills, data entry and word processing software. Donor database experience required, Raiser’s Edge preferred.

Supervisory Responsibilities:


Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports,

and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers,

regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and

articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present

information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and

fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as

fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to

interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal

with several abstract and concrete variables.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Valid Florida Driver’s License.

Physical Demands:

(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to

successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to

enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.) While performing the duties of this

job, the employee may be required to sit, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms, use hands to finger,

handle, or feel. The employee may be required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may need

to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Employee may also be required to see, hear, and talk.

Work Environment:

(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters

while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable

individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.) While performing the duties of this job, the

employee may be exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually

moderate. Field evaluations involve driving to patient homes.

Compensation and Benefits:

This is only a summary of our employee benefits; it is subject to change.

  • Medical insurance  HDHP w/HSA
  • Supplemental Benefits (hospital confinement, accident and/or cancer) 
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life and accidental death/dismemberment insurance (company paid)
  • Long term care insurance (company paid)
  • Retirement savings plan (TSA/403(b) matching program)
  • Short and long term disability insurance (company paid)
  • LegalShield (identity protection and more)
  • Bereavement leave for family and pets
  • Direct deposit
  • Credit union availability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid time off
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • In-house continuing education opportunities
  • Discounted membership at local area Fitness Center
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Other employer-sponsored activities