Development Manager - Corporate and Foundation Relations

  • 50 Milk St, Boston, MA 02110, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

The College Diabetes Network (CDN) is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is singularly focused on providing young adults with T1D the peer connections they value, and expert resources they need, to successfully manage the challenging transition to independence at college and beyond. 

Founded in 2009, CDN works for the day when all young adults with diabetes are motivated and equipped to live a healthy life, so they can pursue their dreams without compromise

Job Description

We are seeking a creative and strategic fundraising professional to join our team and partner with the CEO to help lead the organization into our second decade. You will manage the well-established corporate giving program; develop a new program arm to engage companies outside of the diabetes sector; and manage foundation grant opportunities. We are looking for a fantastic relationship-builder who can communicate CDN’s mission persuasively through proposals, presentations and grant submissions to secure funding.

CDN is at a point of significant growth and launching exciting new initiatives. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to bring their voice to the decision-making table, but also to continue to develop their skills and abilities by seeking out and executing new development strategies for the organization.

Understanding the specific challenges faced by those Type 1 Diabetes is advantageous, but not required. However, a strong candidate would be able to demonstrate empathy for the ongoing challenges facing those with a chronic disease and would develop their own impassioned way to share the CDN mission with partners and donors. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the lead corporate relationship-builder, in partnership with the CEO, to build and retain our corporate/foundation donor base
  • Manage all aspects of corporate and foundation giving, including current Corporate Member stewardship, new partner cultivation, proposal management, forecasting and deliverables tracking
  • Manage our corporate donor portfolio, employing strategic moves management to cultivate and secure annual commitments
  • Work closely with program, communications and other staff to ensure that development messaging is aligned with program delivery and organization branding 
  • Develop new revenue streams through corporate partnerships including fee for service, cause marketing and point of purchase opportunities
  • Engage with corporate and partner representatives in CDN and diabetes sector events 
  • Coordinate and manage the Corporate Member Advisory Council meetings and deliverables
  • Work closely with the Board of Directors Industry Mission Advancement Committee to achieve goals 
  • Work closely with CEO and COO to manage comprehensive corporate development initiatives


  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of fundraising experience (strong business development/marketing/consulting experience in professional services may also be considered)
  • Proven success building a revenue-producing portfolio of corporate and foundation donors (or new business development and account management)
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate, engage and steward relationships across diverse stakeholders
  • Ability to creatively and strategically match program offerings to funding partner goals and objectives
  • Well-honed writing skills and ability to craft proposals, presentations and grants that win funding
  • Proficiency with CRM/donor databases and funding platforms; experience with Salesforce strongly preferred
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment and contribute to a healthy team dynamic 
  • Experience speaking and presenting in public
  • Evenings, weekends and some travel required 

Additional Information

Submit your resume along with a thoughtful cover note explaining your interest in the position and how your skills and experience can help CDN fulfill its mission.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.