Director of Corporate & Foundation Engagement


The Director of Corporate and Foundation Engagement is responsible for generating

fundraising income from corporate, foundation and government sources. Under the supervision

and with guidance from the Chief Development Officer, this position builds relationships with

corporate and foundation partners to increase funding levels, and identifies and secures new

funding partners. This position is also responsible for identifying and securing government


This position manages a Grants Coordinator who is responsible for the writing, submission and

reporting of grant funding. Budgeted starting salary for this position is approximately $50,000.

A full benefits package is provided, including health, vision, and dental insurance, short-term

and long-term disability insurance, a 401k plan and match, and unlimited paid time off.



  • Lead the development of funding plans and strategy to engage government, corporate and foundation stakeholders on a year-round basis, and to secure additional financial support for the organization.
  • Steward relationships with current corporate and foundation donors, while identifying and establishing ties to new donors.
  • Identify and secure local, state and federal government funding.
  • Maintain regular communication and conduct face to face visits with corporate and foundation partners. Facilitate and lead Club tours with partners and prospects to further demonstrate organizational impact.
  • Manage, facilitate and supervise activities related to proposal generation, renewals, prospecting, reporting and stewardship.
  • Perform prospect research to identify new prospective donors and grant opportunities.
  • Support organization’s advocacy plans and goals through communication and face to face visits with elected officials.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date donor and prospect information in the Donor Perfect database.
  • Understand how to store, manipulate, and retrieve data from Donor Perfect database. Generate contribution reports, reminders and various ad hoc reports as needed by the Development and Finance teams.

General/Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Promote high ethical and professional standards in all activities and with all agency staff.
  • Maintain ethical standards established for fundraising professionals.
  • Maintain confidentiality of donor information.
  • Ensure that supervisor is informed of any recurring or significant problems in a timely manner.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required or as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.


At least two years of fundraising experience in the nonprofit sector with an emphasis on corporate and foundation relations, grant writing, and government grants. Knowledge of Boys & Girls Clubs preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to write and speak persuasively.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to work with multiple projects concurrently, prioritize workload, and consistently meet deadlines.
  • Data driven, with the ability to make a case for support and illustrate impact.
  • Ability to create detailed budgets and financial reports.
  • Proficient in Donor Perfect or comparable donor database.
  • Goal-oriented with ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Creative, team player with the ability to work in a fast paced, quickly changing environment.
  • Self-starter with a high degree of initiative.
  • Ability to work well independently and as a member of teams.
  • Able to interact well at various levels of the organization, as well as work with a wide variety of people and personality types.
  • Passion for communicating BGCCI’s mission.
  • Positive and professional attitude and demeanor.
  • Valid Iowa State Driver’s License and a clean driving record.
  • Ability to pass a background check and pre-employment drug screen.