Manager, Foundations and Corporate Relationships

Reports to: Vice President, Partnerships and Development

Organization Summary

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the leading peer-focused mental health organization on a mission to provide hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people living with mood disorders. DBSA, at the national level, supports more than 500 support groups and over 120 local affiliate chapters. Each year, DBSA reaches more than a million individuals with support, educational resources, and tools to help individuals living with mood disorders lead productive and fulfilling lives. Additionally, through our advocacy efforts, we amplify peers’ voices and work toward systemic change in the delivery of mental health care.

DBSA offers peer-based, wellness-oriented support, empowering services, and resources. These are available when people need them, where they need them, and how they need to receive them. DBSA is available online 24/7, in local support groups, in audio and videocasts, in printed materials, our chapters, and in mental health care facilities across America. DBSA is led by and created for individuals living with a mood disorder, and that experience informs everything that we do.

Our Values

Integrity, Openness, Mindfulness and Collaboration.

Scope of Role

DBSA is seeking candidates for a Foundations and Corporate Relationship Manager with proven success in writing and securing foundation and corporate grants and sponsorships. Reporting to the Vice President, the Manager initiates, cultivates, and sustains relationships in an effort to secure $600,000+ in annual funding from a diverse portfolio including foundation grants and corporate sponsorships.

Success will be measured using metrics such as the number of:

  1. Prospect visits
  2. LOIs and proposals submitted, grants and sponsorships secured,
  3. Revenue secured, and
  4. Reports submitted on time.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identifies and qualifies funding opportunities provided by public, private, and corporate
    foundations.
  • Independently initiates cultivation and solicitation strategies for new and previously identified
    foundation and corporate prospects that result in new and renewed revenue.
  • Writes letters of inquiry and full grant and sponsorship proposals, including budgets, program
    work plans, outputs, and outcomes in partnerships with other departments, to ensure that the
    proposals align with the mission of DBSA.
  • Creates and maintains a timeline of submission windows for institutional investors to ensure
    maximum opportunity for acceptance.
  • Leads DBSA’s Well at Work partnership program.
  • Works in collaboration with the Sr. Manager, Mental Health Equity & External Partnerships to
    submit sponsorship proposals to industry partners.
  • Assumes all reporting responsibilities as required by funders: industry, corporate, foundation,
    and government.
  • Works with Finance to ensure timely and complete release of restricted funds.
  • Monitors progress toward revenue goals and provides statistical reports on an ongoing basis.
  • Envisions and executes quarterly engagement activities showcasing DBSA priorities to existing
    and prospective foundations, corporations and high-capacity contributors.
  • Manage and serve as staff liaison to DBSA Associate Board

Qualifications

These recommended qualifications and related work experience are suggestive in nature only. They are not intended to limit or restrict association employees or applicants in any way. They are guidelines for selection purposes; alternative qualifications may be substituted if sufficient to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. The requirements of this position are subject to change with or without prior notice.

This position requires prior demonstrated success in securing grants from public and private foundations. The ideal candidate will have secured state and federal grants.

Education and Professional Work Experience

  • Minimum of three years of successful fundraising experience, specifically working with foundations
    and corporation
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work public health,
    social work, communications, or related field (ideal, not required)
  • Demonstrated experience in securing grants and sponsorships ($100,000 or more preferred)
  • Ability to work in teams in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to multi-task and provide support to team members with diverse work styles
  • Familiarity with donor tracking software such as Raiser’s Edge

Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent listening skills
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to relate to and establish trust with a diverse constituent base
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required
  • Personal experience (self, family, or friend) with mental health is a strong plus

Internal/External Relationships

Internal: Coordinates with all internal staff. Reports to the VP – Partnerships and Development.
External: Works with all key stakeholder groups, funders, mental health thought leaders, researchers,
DBSA constituents, and other nonprofits.

Benefits

Additional Salary Information: $55,000 – $58,000 annually

This is a full-time position with generous benefits including health, dental, vision, disability, 401K, and life insurance. The position will primarily work standard hours of 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, with flexible start/end times possible. Periodic evening or weekend hours may be required. Currently, this position will require 2 days (Monday & Wednesdays) in the office. The candidate may work the remaining days remotely.*

* This policy may be reviewed and revised.

Dedication to an Equitable Workplace

DBSA is committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees, and to providing employees with a work environment free of any form of discrimination and harassment. DBSA is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through our equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

At DBSA, we make a point to celebrate our differences and respect each other’s unique perspectives. In fact, it is core to the work we do. DBSA encourages our employees to bring their authentic selves to work, where they receive a wholehearted welcome.

Condition of Employment

DBSA employees are required to provide proof of vaccination within 45 days of the acceptance of the employment offer unless the employee is granted accommodation in accordance with applicable laws.

How to Apply

Please direct a resume and cover letter to jobs@dbsalliance.org.


Outreach & Partnerships Manager

Reports to: Vice President, Partnerships and Development

Organization Summary

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the leading peer-focused mental health organization on a mission to provide hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people living with mood disorders. DBSA, at the national level, supports more than 500 support groups and over 120 local affiliate chapters. Each year, DBSA reaches more than a million individuals with support, educational resources, and tools to help individuals living with mood disorders lead productive and fulfilling lives. Additionally, through our advocacy efforts, we amplify peers’ voices and work toward systemic change in the delivery of mental health care.

DBSA offers peer-based, wellness-oriented support, empowering services, and resources. These are available when people need them, where they need them, and how they need to receive them. DBSA is available online 24/7, in local support groups, in audio and videocasts, in printed materials, our chapters, and in mental health care facilities across America. DBSA is led by and created for individuals living with a mood disorder, and that experience informs everything that we do.

Our Values

Integrity, Openness, Mindfulness and Collaboration.

Scope of Role

Reporting to the Vice President – Development & Partnerships, the Partnerships and Outreach Manager will be responsible to build and strengthen relationships on a national, state, and local level with organizations with mutually beneficial interests related to offering mental health and peer support resources to their audiences. This newly created position will specifically focus on cultivating relationships with organizations serving communities of color and other marginalized groups who seek to connect their members with education and support related to depression and bipolar disorder. They will work closely with staff across the organization to execute solutions.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assess the mental health needs of different marginalized communities, and make recommendations on prioritization of communities and/or types of resources to offer
  • Engage members from said communities individually and in groups to inform the development of new national online support groups and culturally competent resources
  • Work to establish formal partnerships with state and national organizations to help advance mutual mission to increase mental health support for those living with mood disorders who are systemically underserved
  • Establish a national diversity council to help interpret findings from community surveys and focus groups and advise on solutions
  • Develop a coalition of mental health providers, including PCPS, NPs, LCSW, school psychologist, etc., to help us better reach their clients
  • Collaborate with DBSA’s communications team to develop and implement plans, such as interviews, surveys and focus groups, to better understand the mental health and support needs of various marginalized communities
  • Work across the organization to inform future decisions to address unmet needs with culturally competent content and outreach methods
  • Oversee grant deliverables related to partnerships and outreach programs
  • All other duties as assigned

Qualifications

These recommended qualifications and related work experience are suggestive in nature only. They are not intended to limit or restrict employees or applicants in any way. They are guidelines for selection purposes; alternative qualifications may be substituted if sufficient to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. The requirements of this position are subject to change with or without prior notice.

This position requires prior demonstrated success in creating and facilitating groups and establishing partnerships. The ideal candidate will have knowledge related to mental health equity and ways to address access to care barriers.

Education and Professional Work Experience

  • Minimum of three years of professional experience in community or coalition building, communications, or health care education with communities of color or other marginalized communities
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work public health, social work, communications, or related field

Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent listening and facilitation skills
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to relate to and establish trust with a diverse constituent base
  • Recruiting, training, and engaging volunteers and nonprofit leaders
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.
  • Fundraising knowledge and experience
  • Personal experience (self, family, or friend) with depression or bipolar disorder a strong plus.

Internal/External Relationships

Internal: Coordinates with all internal staff. Reports to the VP – Development & Partnerships

External: Works with all key stakeholder groups, DBSA constituents, national and local nonprofits, funders, mental health thought leaders, and researchers

Benefits

Additional Salary Information: $50,000 – $55,000 annually

This is a full-time position with generous benefits including health, dental, vision, disability, 401K and life insurance. Position will primarily work standard hours of 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, flexible start/end times possible. Periodic evening or weekend hours may be required.

Currently, this position will require 2 days (Monday & Wednesdays) in office. The candidate may work the remaining days remotely.*

* This policy may be reviewed and revised.

Dedication to an Equitable Workplace

DBSA is committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees, and to providing employees with a work environment free of any form of discrimination and harassment. DBSA is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through our equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

At DBSA, we make a point to celebrate our differences and respect each other’s unique perspectives. In fact, it is core to the work we do. DBSA encourages our employees to bring their authentic selves to work, where they receive a wholehearted welcome.

Condition of Employment

DBSA employees are required to provide proof of vaccination within 45 days of the acceptance of the employment offer unless the employee is granted accommodation in accordance with applicable laws.

How to Apply

Please direct a resume and cover letter to jobs@dbsalliance.org.