Reporting to the Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations, this position will provide strategic support to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) efforts to secure funding from private foundations and other organizations to secure unrestricted and restricted grants, sponsorships, and gifts in the five-seven figure range; communicate AAP goals, mission, and programs to potential partners in a compelling and strategic manner; and work collaboratively with AAP staff to ensure grant and contract deliverables are achieved.
Must have excellent writing, grant prospecting, presentation, organizational, negotiating, and interpersonal skills, Bachelor’s degree in business, communications, non-profit management or a related discipline, or an equivalent combination of related education and work experience required, and 3 years’ experience writing grants for a nonprofit organization and shepherd grant proposals through to completion required. Experience identifying, cultivating and securing new funding, particularly from large grantmakers and managing complex and competing projects and deadlines. Occasional evening and weekend work, and some travel required. Must be able to independently conduct donor/prospect visits, including air travel.
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers an excellent work environment, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package. As a reaffirmation to our employee-focused culture, since 2005 the AAP has been named one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Chicagoland area. Additionally, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans that values the strength diversity brings to our workplace.
About American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a membership organization of 67,000 pediatricians and approximately 475 staff committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. The AAP promotes pediatrics and advances child health priorities by developing policy, conducting research, building coalitions, raising public awareness, funding community-based projects, and supporting training and professional education for our membership.
Mission: The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. To accomplish this mission, the AAP shall support the professional needs of its members.
Our comprehensive benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, LTD/STD, Vacation, Sick, Holiday pay, 401K/403B, Health and Wellness Reimbursement Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Life Insurance and AD&D Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts.