The Foundation Manager at the American Academy of Audiology Foundation provides staff support for all Foundation activities and serves as the staff liaison to the Foundation Board and its related committees. In conjunction with the Board, s/he develops a strategy for increasing donations and the percentage of members who contribute, as well as develops a strategy to obtain corporate contributions and grants to support the mission of the Foundation. Also, the Foundation Manager maintains the Foundation budget and coordinates Academy resources needed to support the Foundation. S/he is accountable for Board of Trustees member engagement, Board member communications, and technical assistance to Board members.
What you'll get to do:
Fundraising and Program Management
Develop and implement a fundraising strategy, including revenue-generating initiatives and activities.
Maintain or enhance existing grant-making/scholarship programs and develop and implement new ones.
Coordinate the Foundation’s activities related to the Academy’s annual conference; work with Academy staff on logistics and implementation.
Manage and execute core Foundation events including Board of Trustees meetings and committee meetings.
Maintain the Foundation Program Analysis using financial and other data.
Aid in the development of the Foundation annual budget and assist in the reporting of financial data to the Board.
Marketing and Communications
Work with the Academy communications team to help promote the Foundation as the philanthropic arm of the Academy.
Work with the Academy communications to help create, develop, and implement marketing and communications that advance the Foundation’s fundraising efforts, recognize donors, and promote the grant-making programs/scholarships and other AAAF activities.
Help develop and coordinate impactful communication pieces including the Annual Report, news articles, social media posts, press releases, etc.
Work with the Academy’s communications team to help maintain the Foundation’s Web site and contribute to its content.
Speak effectively before groups of members, potential donors, or employees of corporate donors.
Communicate professionally both verbally and in writing with all levels of management, staff, and Board.
Team and Individual Responsibilities
Offer a high level of customer service for internal as well as external stakeholders/donors.
Facilitate effective communication between Foundation Board and Academy Board.
Contribute to a collegial and respectful team spirit.
Coordinate with Business Development activities to optimize Academy corporate partnerships and sponsorships.
Attend the Annual Meeting and other meetings as requested. Serve as the staff liaison for committees/volunteer groups as assigned. Other duties as defined.
Continuous development and a team environment that will help you reach your potential
Medical, dental, and vision benefits
Life and disability insurance
401(k) with a generous match
Dynamic environments that promote collaboration and creativity
What you'll bring to the table:
Bachelor’s degree and three years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Thorough knowledge of fundraising, marketing/communications, and successful track record working with Boards and volunteer leaders are required.
Experience in grant writing and grant administration, preferred.
Familiarity with volunteer and program management is preferred.
Proven track record of raising funds from diverse sources, including major gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations
Excellent relationship-building skills with diverse stakeholders, including funders, organizational leaders, and team members at all levels of the organization.
Demonstrates calm under pressure, capacity to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, required. Intermediate Microsoft Office Suite skills, required.
Database management knowledge preferred.
About American Academy of Audiology
Located in the metropolitan Washington DC area, the American Academy of Audiology is the world’s largest professional organization of, by and for audiologists. Representing the interests of approximately 14,000 audiologists nationwide, the Academy is dedicated to providing quality hearing care services through professional development, education, research, and increased public awareness of hearing and balance disorders. The Academy has an active Board of Directors, including an elected president and president-elect, a strong group of volunteer committee leaders, an active Foundation, and a highly-involved student member population.