Director – Corporate & Foundation Relations
Posted on 9/21/2023
World Relief

1,001-5,000 employees

Christian humanitarian organization serving the vulnerable
Company Overview
World Relief stands out as a compassionate employer, fostering a culture of empowerment and service through its mission to aid the most vulnerable. With a proven track record of over 75 years, it has demonstrated industry leadership in humanitarian efforts across 100 countries, leveraging partnerships with local churches and communities to develop sustainable solutions to global issues. The organization's commitment to advocacy and influencing policy makers further underscores its competitive edge in effecting meaningful change.
Social Impact

Company Stage


Total Funding





Baltimore, Maryland

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Baltimore, MD, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Sales & Account Management
  • Demonstrated ability to close and steward seven and eight figure partnerships
  • Prior fundraising, business development, and/or sales experience
  • Knowledge of international development and/or humanitarian space
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of foundations, and, ideally, an existing network of contacts in the field
  • Experience communicating international program operations to external audiences in a clear, concise, and compelling manner
  • Ability to articulate World Relief's mission and position persuasively to diverse audiences
  • Ability to work effectively both as a team member and independently
  • Ability to capture and organize complex information
  • Excellent analytical/problem-solving skills and detail orientation
  • Experience finding creative ways to optimize limited resources
  • Flexibility and ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects
  • Ability to use Raiser's Edge donor tracking system or equivalent
  • Good understanding of World Relief and/or integral (holistic) mission
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Mature team player with strong interpersonal skills and high “emotional quotient.”
  • Ability to clearly articulate personal walk with Christ
  • Mature and personal Christian faith
  • Committed to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief
  • Desire to serve and empower the Church to impact vulnerable communities
  • Able to affirm and/or acknowledge World Reliefs Core Beliefs, Statement of Faith, Christian Identity and National Evangelicals For the Health of The Nation document
  • Minimum of 7-10 years' direct experience in sales, foundation work, fundraising, or philanthropy. 10-15+ ideal
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills; attention to detail and ability to execute well
  • Comfort with travel to rural areas to the developing world; flexibility to travel and host partners in international locations at times
  • Ability to conduct long or irregular hours during periods of preparation for events, crisis response situations, or proposal submissions
  • Based in the United States
  • Travel may be up to 20% and may include rural areas in developing world at times
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations
  • The ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10-15 pounds
  • Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read application information
  • The employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • Cultivate and build “best in class” partnerships with corporations and private foundations, in support of World Relief International Programs
  • Identify and develop new strategic and collaborative international funding opportunities/initiatives with current and potential partners
  • Develop and submit proposals, drawing on input and expertise from program staff
  • Proactively pursue relationships with foundations and companies whose mission aligns with our vision, and build deep relationships to the point of a grant award-creative thinking, persistence and entrepreneurialism needed
  • Equip leadership with the tools they need to lead our biggest foundation relationships with excellence
  • Coordinate necessary internal and external resources to ensure international grant programs are effectively executed and partners' needs are fully met
  • Ensure timely receipt of project deliverables and required reports; partner with colleagues to prepare and submit consolidated reports to funders and other internal and external stakeholders on the progress of partnerships with funders
  • Deliver world-class written and verbal communications that demonstrate the impact of giving to World Relief
  • Travel and represent World Relief at meetings with prospects, conferences, and events
  • Navigate a complex relationship map of internal and external players
  • Function as part of a team environment with key leaders in the organization, including at the S/VP, President and CEO level
  • General office setting. World Relief also offers hybrid and remote schedules for limited positions
  • Great lengths of time working on computer, reading from computer screen, entering information, standing at copier or fax machine, and some time on the phone or in virtual meetings may be required
  • Year-end archiving activities involve repeated lifting and bending
  • Physical, emotional and intellectual demands
  • Equipment used: Employee computer (desktop or laptop), printer, and copier
  • All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. This position description is not all-inclusive and is always under review