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The Mount Sinai Health System Senior Director Development- Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) Partial Remote Work in New York, New York

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Development and Fundraising (Partial Remote Work)

Senior Director - Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR ) Req # 2733092

This is a partial remote work position, and must be within commutable distance from the midtown office (42 nd Street)

A seasoned foundations professional, the Senior Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) will be a leader in building outreach and expanding the portfolio for corporate and foundation giving as part of the Mount Sinai Health System’s $2 billion capital campaign. The successful candidate will manage a portfolio of independent and corporate foundations and will staff select faculty and leadership in meetings and proposal submission with corporate and foundation donors and prospects. The Senior Director will be an exceptional development professional who utilizes their proven track record with foundation and corporate funders to strategically build out Mount Sinai's dynamic CFR programs. The Senior Director will be expected to take an active role in building relationships with external funders and to secure an increasing level of support for Mount Sinai Health System's institutional priorities in our current $2 billion campaign.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The Senior Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations will

  • Manage a portfolio of independent and corporate foundations;

  • Cultivate and solicit major and principal level gifts from foundation funders, leading the comprehensive process, including arranging strategic meetings with stakeholders, concept and proposal development in collaboration with senior leadership, and stewardship;

  • Engage new grant makers in healthcare and science, and generate new money from current funders;

  • Foster long-term institutional relationships with foundation funders;

  • Collaborate with Health System senior leaders to identify funding priorities, execute strategic plans, and identify significant funding opportunities that align with the strategic priorities of the Health System;

  • Successfully communicate these needs and opportunities to institutional donors and prospective institutional donors;

  • Secure high-level cultivation and outreach meetings at priority foundations for President, Dean, Research Dean, Hospital Presidents, as well as key physicians and scientists as appropriate;

  • prepare briefings and presentation materials for meetings with prospective private and corporate foundation donors and staff these meetings as appropriate;

  • Identify and leverage trustee and donor connections with highest levels at priority prospects;

  • Partner closely with development colleagues in key content areas to advance strategy and identify additional opportunities as appropriate;

  • Advise faculty, administrative leaders, and staff on foundation and corporate foundation areas of interest, identifying new opportunities for support and responding to queries as an expert on private and corporate foundation funding priorities;

  • Identify best practices across academic medicine, recommend and implement ways to strengthen operations, find innovative ways of engaging private and corporate foundations, and foster collaborations with major gifts officers;

  • Maintain an effective stewardship program with corporate and foundation partners, including initiating and writing timely and accurate stewardship reports;

  • Identify and research new foundation opportunities in collaboration with colleagues on the research team

  • Develop strategies to respond to new collaborative initiatives among foundations and new initiatives from individual foundations


  • Bachelor’s Degree; advanced degree preferred.

  • Education in science and/or medicine a plus.

  • Ideal Candidates will have a minimum of eight years of direct fundraising experience in sophisticated and complex organizations; twelve years of fundraising experience is preferred. He/she will have demonstrated success in raising six and seven figure gifts, show evidence of setting and achieving goals, and will have a successful track record of working with internal and external constituents.

  • Preference will be given to candidates who have worked in academic medical setting and /or complex nonprofit fundraising environment and have experience with capital campaigns.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products and

  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge Fundraising Database

General Skills:

  • Experience in the successful discovery, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of six- and seven-figure institutional and corporate donors;

  • Experience in an academic medical setting and/or complex nonprofit fundraising environment;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to clearly present strategic plans and funding priorities to myriad audiences, both internal and external;

  • An ability to thrive in a collaborative, accountable, and high achieving environment;

  • Strong organizational and time management skills, the ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects;

  • A track record of building long-term relationships with donors, physicians, administrative leadership, and external constituents;

  • A strong interest in the advancement of science and medicine and an authentic commitment to Mount Sinai’s research, clinical, and educational mission;

  • A focused, intentional approach to moves management; and

  • Drive and persuasiveness – a self-starter who leads by example and measures success by results; and a high degree of integrity

Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are key drivers for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education, and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together. We invite you to participate actively as a part of the Mount Sinai Health System team by:

We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care.

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Who We Are

Over 42,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.

Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

The Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) provides equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, disability, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, veteran, immigration, citizenship, or other protected status.

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