River Network seeks an exceptional and proactive philanthropic strategist and resource development professional, capable of aligning River Network’s goals and aspirations as explained on our website and current strategic plan with the interests of institutional partners (foundations, corporations, and government funding sources). The Institutional Relations Director has lead responsibility for helping River Network achieve and surpass specific annual revenue goals with foundations, corporations, and government agencies ($3.7-$5m+ / year currently). Establishing new opportunities for River Network will be fundamental to the success of this position, as well as maintaining strong relations with existing institutional partners. This position will also lead our event-focused fundraising efforts (e.g. sponsorships, scholarships, etc.) which provide unique opportunities to partner with the business community. We are looking for a smart, energetic, organized, positive and determined leader with exceptional writing abilities, an appetite for impact, a proven ability to excite interest and investment to join our dynamic and dispersed team. The right candidate will also enjoy the challenges inherent with this position, have an uncanny ability to build trust and report with staff and institutional partners, and bring experience demonstrative of a close working relationship with finance and on distributed teams where everyone is not in the same location. They must be a collaborative team player, ready to work shoulder to shoulder with River Network’s President / CEO and other relevant staff.