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Foundation Relations Officer

Cambridge, MA 02142

Posted: 05/04/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 560635 Is job remote?: Yes Country: United States

Job Description

Foundation Relations Officer  


Contract – 6-12 months 

Must Haves: 

*Bachelor’s Degree 
*Basic Excel 
*Foundations relations experience 
*Pre and post award experience  


*Raiser’s Edge 
*Google Suite  
*Scientific background (ex. degree in Biology)

  • Work in collaboration with faculty and Whitehead Fellows on grants in progress at all stages, from cultivation to solicitation via grant proposals and reporting. 

  • Oversee all aspects of grants management including drafting letters of inquiry, drafting cover letters, coordinating the submission of materials, and drafting stewardship reports. 

  • Take primary responsibility for tracking communications with donors and prospects via Raisers Edge (donor management software). 

Minimum qualifications: 

• Bachelor’s degree required; Advanced degree preferred. 

• Excellent written and oral communications skills; preferably experience in communicating complex 

scientific information to a lay audience. 

• Must be highly organized, self-motivated, flexible, and able to prioritize. 

• Must be able to interact comfortably and productively with internal staff, principal investigators, 

postdoctoral fellows, and external constituents at all levels. 

• Ability to innovate and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to think strategically as well 

as operationally. 

• Ability to function effectively in a close-knit team environment. 

• Computer proficiency in Word, Excel, and Power Point. 
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