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OrganizationAmanda Barden
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineApril 25, 2017
College Degree Required?Yes
Phone(434) 984-9862


The Thomas Jefferson Foundation seeks a Foundation and Corporate Relations Officer to join its development team in a role focused on identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding regional and national foundations and corporations. Reporting to the Director of Strategic Communications, this position will establish and strengthen partnerships with a portfolio of state, regional, and national foundations, including federal grant-making agencies such as the National Endowment for the Humanities; research and identify new sources of corporate and foundation support; and ensure that reporting requirements are met as part of a broader stewardship strategy.

Successful candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of proven experience in corporate and/or foundation fundraising (or equivalent experience). Knowledge of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship techniques and demonstrated ability in grant and proposal writing are essential. Must be highly organized with excellent written and verbal communication skills, and able to work effectively and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required; understanding of Raiser’s Edge or another fundraising database is preferred.

Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation is the private nonprofit organization that owns and operates Monticello, the home and plantation of Thomas Jefferson, as well as a museum and visitor center, library and academic center, and conference/education center – all to advance its mission of preservation and education.  Monticello annually attracts nearly 450,000 visitors onsite and more than 2 million web visitors. Applicants for this position must submit a cover letter, resume, and salary history by email to