Job Description

National Jewish Health/National Jewish Health - Galleria Office Towers/Foundation Relations

Denver, CO

Full Time (40 hours per week)

Work Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Req # 12909


Some call it a career. For us it’s a calling.  

National Jewish Health is currently seeking an Associate Director, National Corporate and Foundation Relations to join our dynamic, dedicated and goal-oriented Development team. Working with the Director, National Corporate and Foundation Relations, this position is integral in developing philanthropic partnerships with national corporations and foundations to further the institution’s mission to to heal, to discover and to educate as a preeminent health care institution.

The ideal candidate will display excellent communication skills, strong attention to detail, experience in writing high-level and high-quality proposals and the ability to develop strategic internal and external relationships. 

As the leading respiratory hospital in the nation, National Jewish Health is pioneering a new era of preventive and personalized medicine. By combining our efforts in comprehensive care, academic education and ground-breaking research, we're able to develop treatments that help our patients live more productive lives. If you believe in Breathing Science is Life, we invite you to join our team!


Position Summary    

Responsible for the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of fundraising from foundations and corporations. Identifies, cultivates and solicits prospects and donors in support of National Jewish Health, and shares responsibility for an assigned share of the Development Office annual fundraising goal.

Essential Duties    

  1. Works with Director, National Corporate/Foundation Support, as well as other members of development and leadership within the institution to develop strategies for corporate and foundation fund development nationwide.
  2. Researches and identifies prospective corporate and foundation donors locally and nationally and preferred areas of interest for each, and matches funding needs with opportunities. Cultivates, solicits and stewards corporate and foundation prospects and donors. 
  3. Works with the Director of National Corporate/Foundation Support, and acts as a liaison with the physicians, researchers and other staff to identify specific program funding needs and potential sources of support. Within established timelines, gathers information regarding National Jewish Health’s funding needs and develops proposals and requests for funds from corporations and foundations.
  4. Utilizes the Development department’s database to provide proper documentation. 
  5. Meets with National Jewish Health staff to understand institutional activities, priorities, budgets and develops annual strategies for local and national corporate and foundation fundraising for these priorities.
  6. Organizes site visits and provides proposals and reports for corporations and foundations locally and nationally requiring in-depth program knowledge or specific outcome evaluations, including preparations of budgets and attachments. 
  7. Works with Regional Office fundraising staff to identify and evaluate corporate and foundation prospects.

Other Duties    

  1. Leads the planning and execution of events as needed.
  2. Coordinates and submits the National Jewish Health forms, documentation and marketing materials for Colorado Gives Day and other giving campaigns as needed.


  1. Accountability: Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to National Jewish Health.
  2. Attention to Detail: Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time. Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
  3. Building Strategic Relationships: Identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, departments, units or organizations to help achieve business goals.
  4. Collaboration/Teamwork: Cooperates with others to accomplish common goals; works with employees within and across his/her department to achieve shared goals; treats others with dignity and respect and maintains a friendly demeanor; values the contribution of others.
  5. Drive for Results: Setting high goals for personal and group accomplishment; using measurement methods to monitor progress toward goals; tenaciously working to meet or exceed goals while deriving satisfaction from that achievement and continuous improvement.
  6. Initiative: Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.

Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility    



Local and out of state travel may be required. 

Core Values    

  1. Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
  2. Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
  3. Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
  4. Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
  5. Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
  6. Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures. 
  7. Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
  8. Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree required.

Work Experience    

Five (5) years recent and related experience in the application, acquisition and management of corporate and foundation funds required.

Special Training, Certification or Licensure    


Application Instructions

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