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Foundation Relations Director Salary

Foundation Relations Directors in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and slightly more than half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $72K per year, but may range from $46K to $113K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Foundation Relations Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$45,892 - $110,971
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$46K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,350
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$46,077 - $112,738  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 111
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Job Description for Foundation Relations Director

A director of foundation relations usually works for a university or other educational institution and helps to secure funding, grants, and gifts from private foundations and corporations. This director must carry out research in order to find new donors. It is also important to maintain good relationships with current donors in order to encourage their donations in the future.

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Foundation Relations Director Tasks

  • Research institutions and grant making organizations to establish contacts and strategies for attaining funding.
  • Cultivate relationships with possible donors and grant making organizations such as foundations, corporations and other institutions, and solicit grants.
  • Develop and implement strategies to increase grants and corporate philanthropy.

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Typical Foundation Relations Directors report a focused set of job skills. Grant Writing and Proposal Writing are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Proposal Writing.

Pay by Experience Level for Foundation Relations Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Foundation Relations Directors with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $58K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $71K. Foundation Relations Directors bring in $78K after working for 10 to 20 years. Deeply experienced professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience haul in an ample $100K on average.

Foundation Relations Director Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Foundation Relations Director in Holland:
"Diverse Experiences."
Treat every job experience as a resume builder while adding character to your portfolio.

Foundation Relations Director in Burlington:
"Personal Finance."
Wish I knew more about personal finance when I started, especially for retirement and investing. When I came to this realization at about age 29, I switched careers. Advice: keep learning new skills sets; be willing to switch careers; make sure your job is intellectually stimulating.

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Experience Affects Foundation Relations Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$72,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Foundation Relations Director Salaries

Grant Writing
up arrow 4%

National Average
$72,000

Proposal Writing
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 5%