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Foundations Officer

Community Catalyst
Job Title: Foundations Officer
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June 17th, 2022
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Join an organization at the forefront of health justice.

Community Catalyst is a leading non-profit national health advocacy organization dedicated to advancing a movement for health equity and justice. We partner with local, state and national advocates to leverage and build power so all people can influence decisions that affect their health. Health systems will not be accountable to people without a fully engaged and organized community voice. That’s why we work every day to ensure people’s interests are represented wherever important decisions about health and health care are made: in communities, state houses and on Capitol Hill. For more information, visithttp://www.communitycatalyst.org.  Follow us on Twitter @CommCatHealth. 



This is an exciting time for Community Catalyst with a new strategic plan and a new multi-year plan to grow the organization’s donor community in support of health justice goals. Community Catalyst has strong partnerships with leading national foundations and is recognized in the philanthropic community for its leadership of national, state and local health advocacy collaborations. As part of a growing development team, the Foundations Officer will manage a portfolio of foundation donors and implement donor stewardship strategies to help grow and diversify foundation revenue in support of strategic plan priorities. In partnership with the Senior Foundations Officer and the Director of Development, the Foundations Officer will work collaboratively to write timely, compelling concept papers and proposals, organize and participate in foundation meetings, and implement stewardship strategies.


This position is included in a collective bargaining unit represented by a staff union, Community Catalyst United, and specific employment terms may be subject to a future Collective Bargaining Agreement.




The Foundations Officer reports to the Senior Foundations Officer.



  • Cultivate and solicit an assigned portfolio of foundation donors and prospects, identifying opportunities to increase revenue and grow relationships.
  • Write and edit proposals, concept papers and other documents with teams of internal and external collaborators.
  • Serve as the development point person for foundation reporting and stewardship across portfolios. Manage the grant reporting process to meet funder deadlines and maximize cultivation opportunities in collaboration with programs, finance and other members of the development team.
  • Write timely and persuasive grant reports and informal stewardship updates to donors.
  • Facilitate and participate in meetings between funders/prospects and program leadership.
  • Develop and manage the development department’s grant launch process to document and communicate donor expectations and requirements at the beginning of each grant.
  • Collaborate with programs and finance on the development of proposal budgets and other required documents. Manage confidential information with discretion and follow strict protocols for maintaining confidentiality.
  • With Development Operations Manager, ensure timely and accurate documentation of grant agreements and donor requirements and timely acknowledgements. Maintain thorough and accurate donor records.
  • Provide support for scoping of select federal grants opportunities
  • Perform other duties as necessary to achieve the organization’s fundraising goals




  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 4 years of fundraising experience or 8 years of equivalent work experience.
  • Track record of securing foundation grants and managing foundation relationships.
  • Excellent persuasive writing and analytical skills to communicate complex issues in ways that are compelling to donors.
  • Experience evaluating funding opportunities and prospects
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, engage diverse collaborators and maintain project timelines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce or a related system.
  • Commitment to social justice and racial equity.


Salary & Benefits

  • Salary Range: $72,000-77,000
  • Generous paid time off policy
  • Robust benefits package
  • If Boston based, hybrid in office and work at home. If outside of Boston, possibility of fully remote with some travel to Boston office and other locations.


Applicants should submit a resume as a document with a one page cover letter briefly summarizing their interest in and qualifications for the position to: jobs@communitycatalyst.org. Please put “Foundations Officer” in the subject line.


Community Catalyst is strongly committed to building a work environment that recognizes, respects, and encourages the unique contributions of a broad spectrum of qualified employees. We strive to make employment decisions that support inclusion to maintain a work atmosphere that is diverse, equitable and promotes family-friendly practices and work-life benefits so that people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles may grow personally and professionally.


We do not discriminate in hiring based on age, color, ethnicity, race, national origin, primary language, religion, socio-economic status, family status, mental and physical disabilities, veteran status, gender identity characteristics and/or expression, sex, medical condition, sexual orientation or any other classification that is protected by federal, state, or local law.


Through all of our programs, Community Catalyst works to build a better future for all individuals by advancing health equity, focusing on people of color, immigrants, as well as disability, gender, sexual identity and socio-economic status.   It is important for our staff to reflect the diverse communities with which we work. People of color, LGBTQ identified people, gender-nonconforming people, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people who speak a language in addition to English are encouraged to apply.


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