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Foundation Director in the United States

How much does a Foundation Director earn in the United States? The average Foundation Director salary in the United States is $141,561 as of March 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $116,046 and $175,571. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

Directs and oversees all policies, objectives, and initiatives regarding foundation activities for an association. Develops policies designed to maximize foundation funding and develops goals and strategies for all fundraising campaigns. Meets with donors and prospective donors to create and foster relationships. Develops policies for the grant review and approval process. Typically requires a bachelor's degree. Demonstrates expertise in a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Typically reports to a board of directors/trustees. Manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. Typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience.

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