Lahey Health Associate Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations in Burlington, Massachusetts

Responsibilities Position Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Corporate, Foundations & Government Resources, the Associate Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations is responsible for prospecting, researching, writing, and securing foundation grants in support of the entire Lahey Health system for programs and projects that match the strategic priorities of each institution and/or the whole system. Projects/programs include clinical, research, continuing medical education (in cooperation with our affiliate CME offices), clinical trials (in cooperation with Clinical Trial/Research Offices at affiliates) and capital campaigns. Through grant development opportunities, the Associate Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations will create and steward principal investigators/project directors (PI/PD) and support that person throughout the pre-award process. During a grant implementation phase the Associate Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations will steward the PI/PD to ensure timely delivery of all reporting is achieved to the funder. The Associate Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations is also responsible for developing and managing strong relationships with foundations and project officers who manage requests for proposals so he/she can remain 'au current' with upcoming opportunities. Collaborates and cooperates with the Corporate, Foundations, & Government Resources team to: (a) ensure all proposals align with Lahey Healths mission and priorities; (b) develop and implement strategies and appropriate timetables for cultivating, soliciting and stewarding foundation prospects (c) review proposals and/or analyze losses; (d) and strategize ways to meet individual and team monetary goals for the Philanthropy Department at Lahey Health.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  1. Serves as a integral member of the Corporate, Foundations and Government Resources team, within the Philanthropy Office and is actively responsible for meeting annual grant dollar and activity goals

  2. Promotes Laheys mission, programs and activities to prospective and existing foundation donors. Coordinates institutional giving strategies and activities with team members and supervisor to ensure fundraising success.

  3. Maintains, and shares with the team, an active portfolio of proposals and prospects, as worked out with supervisor.

  4. Works closely with Principal Investigators/Project Directors across the Lahey Health system, as approved by his/her team supervisor (Director) to strategize, prospect, and develop grants to fund projects and initiatives, focusing on priorities established by Lahey leadership.

  5. Using the Internet and tools provided within the Philanthropy Department, researches and identifies new foundation grant prospects for projects that align with the mission of Lahey Health.

  6. Solicits private foundations and corporate foundations via personal visits and written proposals. Represents with foundations and other audiences, coordinating with senior staff leaders, to provide strong linkage with foundation program officers.

  7. Prepares letters of inquiry, proposals, reports, budgets, acknowledgments/recognition and other materials (e.g., case statements) needed to secure and advance foundation support.

  8. Develops annual plan and calendar for all foundation target submissions, as well as for reporting deadlines and requirements.

  9. Responsible for communicating with the Director on all work that she/he is involved with and reporting weekly, through one-on-one meetings and weekly reports.

  10. Other duties, as needed or requested by the Director, CF&G Resources

Organizational Requirements:

Maintain strict adherence to the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Confidentiality policy.

Incorporate Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Standards of Behavior and Guiding Principles into daily activities

Comply with all Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Policies.

Comply with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Hospital and Medical Center.

Maintain courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.

Demonstrate an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.

Demonstrate a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards.

Participate in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.

Participate in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.

Perform all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department. Qualifications Education: Masters Degree or Bachelors degree and 8 years of related work experience required


At least five years of progressive work with corporate, foundation grant offices in the healthcare sector or non-profit industry. Experience writing large-scale grants for foundations, corporations and other agencies. Verifiable track record in developing proposals and securing support.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to articulate the case and mission of the institution to potential donors.

Superior editing and proofreading skills.

Ability to define goals, take initiative, and work independently to manage multiple deadlines simultaneously.

Interacts well with colleagues, volunteers and others in a team environment.

Competency with fundraising software (Raisers Edge) and word processing. Shift DAYS

About Lahey Health

At Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, as one of the world's premier health care organizations, we provide superior health care leading to the best possible outcome for every patient. We exceed our patients' high expectations for service each day. We also help advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders

We care for our patients with compassion and openness, unsurpassed expertise, a drive for continuous learning improvement, and with respect, caring, teamwork, excellence and commitment to doing our personal best.

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