Foundation Officer

Hearing Health Foundation

Hearing Health Foundation (HHF) was founded as the Deafness Research Foundation in 1958 by Collette Ransey Baker, who lived with a substantial hearing loss. Since then, HHF has become the largest non-profit funder of hearing research in the US and a leader in driving new innovations and treatments for people with hearing loss. This includes funding research that led to the development of cochlear implants and many of today’s standard treatments for otosclerosis (abnormal bone growth in the ear) and ear infections. They are seeking to fill two roles within their organization, Major Gift Officer and Foundation Officer.

HHF seeks a Foundation Officer to contribute to their effort of preventing and curing hearing loss and tinnitus through groundbreaking research. The Officer reports to the President and CEO and is a vital member of the Development Team, responsible for working with the President to advance relationships with private and family foundations; as a new role for HHF, there are tremendous opportunities to build and expand existing relationships while creating a potentially new pipeline of business. This comprehensive role coordinates HHF’s internal systems to steward and cultivate institutional donors; ensures the timely development, submission, and management of grant and sponsorship proposals; and applies best practices for funder tracking, acknowledgement, and reporting.

Specific qualifications for the role include:

  • 3-5 years of grant solicitation experience, with the knowledge and capacity to work on every aspect of the grant life-cycle.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; a relevant advanced degree is a plus.
  • Technology skills, to include Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google’s suite of services.
  • Excellent writing skills, including the ability to turn programs into compelling value propositions and to edit the writing of others.
  • Demonstrates thoroughness and rigor, displays outstanding project and deadline management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to steward positive relationships with organizational partners who contribute to the proposal and reporting process.
  • Experience identifying the giving priorities of private foundations and of developing successful proposals that align them with organizational needs.
  • Comfort and polish in dealing with senior executives.

Development Resources, inc. is leading this search for Hearing Health Foundation.