Foundation Relations Manager

Nov 22, 2019 Massachusetts

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking a Foundation Relations Manager to support the mission of the organization by working within the Development Team to manage and expand a portfolio of foundations and help to grow the total grant support for the organization. This is a full-time, exempt position located in Boston.

What you’ll do:

Working with the Director of Foundation Relations, the Foundation Relations Manager will:

  • Manage portfolio of existing foundation funders and seek and cultivate new sources of foundation support to meet identified program needs;
  • Manage the grant process from prospect research to preparation of letters of inquiry, proposals, reports, and budgets for timely submission as well as ongoing stewardship of foundations;
  • Prepare briefing memos and background documents for foundation meetings and visits;
  • Coordinate with finance and program staff on grant budgeting, financial reporting, and tracking.

What you’ll need:

  • BA/BS and 3-5 years of fundraising experience;
  • Believe passionately in CLF mission;
  • Excellent professional writing, editing, and communication skills;
  • Excellent coordination, organization, and project management skills, including collaborating with colleagues in remote offices;
  • Attention to detail and timeliness in responding to requests from prospective donors, partners, and colleagues;
  • High-level computer literacy with MS Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) web-based research, and donor databases (Raiser’s Edge preferred);
  • Willingness to travel within New England.


CLF offers a competitive salary, an extensive benefits plan, and an open and accepting work environment where differences are highly respected.

You might like to know:

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) protects New England’s environment for the benefit of all people. A non-profit, member-supported organization, CLF uses the law, science and the market to solve the region’s most challenging environmental problems from climate change to water pollution to community problems like childhood lead poisoning. Every day, CLF advocates stand up for New Englanders—in state houses, court houses and board rooms, regulatory hearings and community gatherings—to forge innovative paths to environmental progress and economic prosperity for all in our region. To that end, CLF works with communities of color, and those that are economically or otherwise disadvantaged, which often suffer disproportionately the impacts of environmental degradation.

To apply:

If this exciting opportunity appeals to you, please send your resume titled “your last name-first initial-resume” (e.g. “SMITH J RESUME”) and a thoughtful cover letter titled “your last name-first initial-cover” (e.g. “SMITH J COVER”) to Please make “CLF Foundation Relations Manager” the subject of your e-mail. The position is opened until filled. No phone calls please.

CLF embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are dedicated to forming a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.