Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

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Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations promotes, manages, and expands Food Lifeline’s relationships with many institutional partners across western Washington. The position is responsible for leading a high-performing team and implementing successful strategies to support revenue targets and larger department goals. This is a revenue-generating position that reports to the Chief Development Officer.

End date
Opportunity type
Fundraising / Development
Job responsibilities

Implement ambitious corporate and foundation development strategy (annual and long term); with defined goals, identified risks, and targets for revenue growth.

Directly responsible for building and maintaining a high-level portfolio with an individual fundraising goal

Actively participate in fundraising, strategy, and department development as a member of the Development Leadership Team

Create new partnership development goals that ensure partnership development is a priority for staff, board, and other volunteers.

Serve as liaison to other departments to support the development of strategies and engagement opportunities that will appeal to both public and private funders.

Demonstrate a positive, can-do attitude and a daily commitment to Food Lifeline’s mission of ending hunger in western Washington which is centered in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Research, develop, and implement innovative stewardship and engagement opportunities for corporate and foundation partners.

Actively participate in departmental and organizational strategic planning, budgeting, and professional development of staff.

Support staff, corporate volunteers, and community members interested in activities and creating events that benefit Food Lifeline, i.e., Workplace Giving Programs, 3rd Party Events, Food and Fund Drives, and Corporate Promotions/Cause Marketing.

Lead the recruitment and coordination of volunteer committee members, volunteer ambassadors, and executive leaders for Food Frenzy, as well as other corporate opportunities, e.g., sponsorship, corporate promotions/cause marketing, etc.

Accountable for achieving team revenue targets and activity goals, i.e., in-person meetings and contacts by phone, email, and social media platforms, e.g., Linked-in and Twitter.

Enter action reports add relationships, and research/update biographical/corporate information. Collaborate with Data Services to monitor, analyze and report on targets.

Application qualifications

A personal lived experience of systemic hunger and/or its root causes is preferred.

Minimum five years of professional experience fundraising for a nonprofit with a specific focus on building corporate partnerships and managing grant programs.

Minimum 3 years of supervisory experience preferred.

Experience with fundraising software such as Raiser’s Edge, Greater Giving, and peer-to-peer online tools preferred.


Medical, Dental, and Vision are 100% paid by Food Lifeline.

Salary $83,000 - $90,000.

How to apply

Ready to join Food Lifeline? Apply now!

To join our team as our Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, please read the full job description and qualifications and apply online. Complete applications must include a resume and cover letter, and this posting will remain open until filled.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and seek to bring our values of diversity and inclusion to our hiring process. Beyond our commitment to non-discrimination, we encourage applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our organization and who have lived experience of inequity.

About the organization

Food Lifeline is a Seattle-based nonprofit working to feed people experiencing while working to end hunger for tomorrow. We source and procure over 50M lbs. of food each year from farmers, manufacturers, and retailers, sorted and repacked, warehoused, and shipped at our Hunger Solution Center by a team of talented warehousing professionals and over 17K volunteers each year. Food Lifeline provides this food to more than 300 food pantries, shelters, and meal programs across Western Washington. This work, combined with our advocacy, policy, and community partnerships, creates a sustainable approach to ending hunger in our region.

Additional information

Secondary Functions:

As needed, support major Food Lifeline campaigns and events such as Savor, Dress Down Hunger, and the Taste of the NFL Kick Hunger Challenge, including occasional nights and weekends.

Recruitment and Management of Seasonal Interns for Corporate Team

Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Job Scope:
This position:

Has a high level of work complexity and is comprised of regular and recurring work situations with occasional variances from the norm.

Determines own practices and procedures within overall organizational strategy.

Performs work independently with minimal supervision.

Decisions are made within policy constraints.

Makes recommendations to Chief Development Officer for strategic and annual planning.

Interpersonal Contacts:
- Contacts are internal and external and frequently contain sensitive or confidential content.

Internal 40%
External 60%

In-person 50%
Telephone 10%
Virtual 40%

Specific Job Skills:
Demonstrates a strong understanding of the intersections between hunger, poverty, racial inequity, and social injustice; committed to client dignity and empowerment; fosters an equitable, and inclusive work environment for all team members.

Willingness to innovate and create an establishment of long-term, meaningful partnerships

Ability to actively bring solutions to complex situations

Familiarity with Community-Centric funding models

Ability to project manage and develop short-term and long-term plans.

Ability to develop relationships with leaders of partners and businesses.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office including skill in using computer software designed for the not-for-profit setting, such as Raiser’s Edge.

Ability to handle multiple priorities while meeting multiple deadlines.

Ability to use good judgment to make sound decisions and resolve problems.

Ability to maintain confidential information and use discretion.

Ability to gain the cooperation of others; work effectively as a member of a team, and ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships in a team-oriented environment.

Have exceptional written, oral communication, and interpersonal skills, with proven public speaking experience.

Ability to work independently.