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American Cancer Society Foundation Relations Manager - Remote in New York City, New York

Foundation Relations Manager - Remote

  • Job ID: 28567

  • Functional Area: Fundraising

  • Position Type: Full-Time Exempt

  • Experience Required: 3 - 5 Years

  • Location:

    New York - New York City

    Maryland - Baltimore

    Illinois - Chicago

  • Department: Philanthropy

  • Education Required: Bachelors Degree

  • Relocation Provided:

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    Position Description:

    This is a remote position which will be permanently "work from home" and can be home based anywhere in the U.S. Save lives. Fulfill yours.

At the American Cancer Society, we're leading the fight for a world without cancer. Our employees and 1.5 million volunteers are raising the bar every single day. The people who work at the American Cancer Society focus their diverse talents on our singular mission: to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. We achieve our mission by drawing on our core values of integrity, compassion, courage, determination, and diversity. It is a calling. And the people who answer it are fulfilled.

Reporting to the Director of Foundation Relations, the Manager of Foundation Relations is responsible for the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of a portfolio of Major Gift Foundation donors in an effort to strengthen these relationships and allow the team to significantly grow its roster of foundations across the country. With increasing responsibility, the Manager is responsible for the management of between 85 -100 foundations totaling approximately $1.5 million in annual revenue. S/He is responsible for writing solicitation proposals, grant reports, and acknowledgements to these donors and making in person asks when appropriate. The Manager will also update and track annual goals and deadlines, conduct prospect research, and other activities. S/He will collect information and statistics needed from program staff related to budgets, proposals, and reports.


  • Write proposals, reports, and acknowledgements to portfolio of 85+ new and existing Foundations that will contribute between $1 and $1.5 million to the Society

  • Identify and execute other stewardship opportunities to these donors to encourage sustained support and ongoing trust

  • Write acknowledgements to and determine future stewardship plan for new donors

  • Editing/proofreading of new proposals and material as needed

  • Prospect research when time permits

  • Build and maintaining effective relationships with staff across all verticals

  • Support the needs of team members with regard to proposal and resource sharing and information

  • Collaborate with Major Gifts, Distinguished Partners, Community Development, Cancer Control, Business Planning & Operations, Communications/Marketing and ACS CAN to ensure coordinated and interdependent achievement of regional goals

    Position Requirements:


Bachelor’s degree and a 3+ year experience working in a development office and familiarity with and interest in foundation fundraising


Demonstrates the following Major Gifts Competencies: Customer focus, Strategic mindset, Action oriented, Drives results, Interpersonal savvy, Builds networks, Persuades, Being resilient

Other Skills:

  • Strong interest in and understanding of institutional/foundation support

  • Strong writing and editing ability

  • Ability to work independently, prioritize projects, and adhere to deadlines

  • Ability and willingness to see projects through to completion

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required

  • Strong working knowledge of fundraising – generally and in one or more specific markets

  • Established ability to build and cultivate relationships with a variety of constituents

  • Experience in writing professional donor-centric content. Proposals, Reports, and Budget experience preferred

  • The ability to be an ambassador for the American Cancer Society

  • Ability to adapt to the benefits and challenges of work within a large and complex organizational structure


Experience with Fundraising software – Salesforce preferred.

Microsoft Office

Some infrequent travel will be required.

ACS provides staff a generous paid time off policy; medical, dental, retirement benefits, wellness programs, and professional development programs to enhance staff skills. Further details on our benefits can be found on our careers site at: We are a proud equal opportunity employer. The compensation range established for this position begins at a minimum of $61,100 annually. *This rate is specific to Colorado. *Actual starting pay may differ based on non-discriminatory factors including, but not limited to, geographic location, experience, skills, specialty, and education.