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Non-profit Foundation Director
New Orleans, LA

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Job Title:                         Director of Foundation

Reports to:                      Chairman of Board

Direct Reports:                None

FLSA Status:                  Exempt 



Summary /Job Purpose


The Director of Foundation is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the Foundation establishing long-range goals, strategies, and plans in the effort to build, promote, and further the awareness and support of the Foundation mission and financial objectives.


Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities


Planning, Management, & Growth:

  • Serve as the key point person & spokesperson for the Foundation in collaboration with the Board of Directors.
  • Develop a strategic plan to advance the foundation’s mission and objectives to build, promote, and further the awareness and support of cancer research, education and patient programs.
  • Plan, develop, and implement strategies for generating support and resources for the foundation, including but not limited to grants, fundraising events, etc.
  • Establish & maintain relationships with various organizations throughout the community and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance the foundations visibility & efforts in achieving our mission & goals. This includes:
    •  becoming actively involved in networking groups/non-profit business organizations.
    • positioning the organization as a key cause marketing partner and beneficiary of funds for other organizations and charity events.
  • Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating with the approved budget, ensuring maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
  • Develop & oversee ongoing fundraising strategies and implementation, including sustaining & enhancing a current funding base and identifying new funding sources & non-traditional revenue sources while establishing other creative funding strategies to increase awareness overall.
  • Manage the implementation of comprehensive reporting for tracking donor, volunteer, and donation recipient related information.
  • Manage and update social media outlets as it pertains to the foundation & the foundation website.
  • Manage the implementation of co-operative efforts with the company and its entities through the development of plans to create synergy & foster a culture of passion & generosity for the mission of the foundation.
  • Upholds a strong contact & communication line with the Board of Directors for ongoing updates of the condition of the organization.
  • Maintain official records and documents to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.




Fundraising Events & Execution:

  • Develop & manage the events’ campaign from start to finish. This includes event planning, managing the budget, soliciting, acquisition & management of volunteers, vendors, entertainment, meeting sponsorship goals, & post event analysis.
  • Plan, develop, and implement the events & sponsorship strategy in line with the organization’s mission & goals.
  • Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs, and goals.
  • Recruit and manage monetary and in-kind donations.
  • Secure event location, supplies, & coordination of vendors, volunteers, & entertainment.
  • Identify & cultivate sponsorships through solicitation, networking, & ongoing correspondence.
  • Identify and assist in coordinating any PR opportunities with the Marketing Department, and outside PR firms in the production of press, as well as promotional and branding material.
  • Attend & work all fundraising events, including the support of coordinating all items before, during, and after each event.
  • Provide post event analysis, including budget recap and participant feedback to incorporate learning for future events and activities.
  • Manage organization and security of all foundation owned assets.
  • Manage outside sponsorship solicitation support members while tracking and maintaining records of their contributions.


Outputs & Person Specifications:

  • Experience in strategic planning, managing, & execution of a non-profit organization
  • Timely development, planning, and execution of campaigns/events
  • Solicitation of sponsorship support and cultivation of ongoing relationships
  • Organizational presence via networking (online and in-person attendance to other local fundraising and organizational events), promotional materials, & relationships
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation, and research skills
  • Excellent organizational skills: ability to adapt to change and high attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities while meeting deadlines


Working Conditions

Works primarily in a climate-controlled setting. The incumbent will be required to work in a corporate office environment.

Physical Requirements

Please list all physical requirement, including sitting, standing, climbing, reaching, etc.

Normal corporate office physical requirements of sitting/standing at desk.  Physical requirements of onsite/offsite events include standing, lifting items up to 35 lbs., loading and unloading items to and from event site.  

Example: Position requires prolonged standing, bending, stooping, twisting, and repetitive hand, and wrist motion. The incumbent may have to lift items up to 45 lbs.







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