Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate

Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations 

Boston, MA

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Website: Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate

Executive Summary

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate (the Institute) seeks a Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations.  The Institute is dedicated to educating the public about the important role of the Senate in our government, encouraging participatory democracy, invigorating civil discourse, and inspiring the next generation of citizens and leaders to engage in the civic life of their communities. It brings Senator Kennedy’s vision for a dynamic hub of civic engagement to life through public forums, digital exhibits and educational programs.

The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations will be externally facing, and have responsibility for identifying corporate and foundation prospects, cultivating relationships, developing funding proposals, soliciting, and following up in securing philanthropic support for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. The Director will be responsible for both identifying work of the Institute that might attract external support as well as responding to external opportunities for support (RFPs, foundation guidelines, etc.). It is anticipated that this will include building a program that results in underwriting and sponsorship of new exhibits, educational programs and public programs. The position will also support the Annual Dinner in managing corporate sponsors, invoicing and following up. The Director will work strategically with the Chief Development Officer (CDO) to set goals, priorities and direction for the corporate and foundation program.

To Apply

Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position should be sent to: EMKI-DCFR@nonprofitprofessionals.com .  To expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.


The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for The United States Senate is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.



Tamar Datan

Tamar brings 30 years of nonprofit experience in the fields of conservation, education, economic development, social justice and philanthropy to our mission-driven clients.

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