Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager


Avivo serves more than 11,000 Minnesotans each year, helping them achieve recovery, employment, and economic advancement.

Founded in 1960, Avivo provides chemical and mental health services, career education, and employment services. We specialize in helping individuals and families who face personal or systemic barriers – poverty, homelessness, joblessness, chemical addiction or mental health concerns – achieve recovery and economic stability.

We believe everyone deserves the chance to live well and work well.

Position Details

Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager
Twin Cities Metro
Minneapolis, MN

Do you know, you have the power to change the course of someones life! Avivo employees do this every day, and we want you to join the team. At Avivo, our employees work with utter commitment to their clients, embracing the full person, believing in the dignity of all people.

Under the direction of the Director of Grant Support & Corporate Relations, the Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager serves as a lead team member in the development and submission of grant proposals from private donors. Working alongside program staff and leadership, this position manages the Request for Proposal Process (RFP), reporting, and conducts prospect research to explore new private funding streams. The manager maintains proficient knowledge of the organizations history and programs to effectively draft proposals and identify alignment with funding opportunities


  • Prepare proposals and grant applications. 
  • Research, identify, develop, and respond to private opportunities in areas that support Avivo programs. 
  • Develop narrative proposals based on information from program staff, pertinent information from previously written proposals, and data from publications and research. 
  • Monitor status of all requests and follow up with funders as needed. 
  • Establish a timeline for each proposal with the responsible Avivo program area to ensure ample time for review and revisions. 
  • Write reports and/or assistance to program staff to ensure timely and thorough submission of reports to funders. 
  • Actively participate as a member of the Avivo External Relations team, supporting internal and external events, as well as donor solicitation and stewardship. 
  • Ensure services provided are culturally responsive utilizing best practices.
  • Bachelors Degree in English, Business or other relevant field or 3 years of relevant experience. 
  • Minimum five years professional experience writing grant proposals resulting in significant funding from corporations, foundations, and other private organizations. 
  • Project management experience required. 
  • Able to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination


  • Medica health plan 
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) 
  • Nice Healthcare: offers chat, video visits and in home primary care visits 
  • Dental plan 
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) 
  • Basic Life/AD&D & Voluntary Life/AD&D 
  • Long term disability 
  • Option to purchase critical illness, accident insurance and short-term disability 
  • 401(k) Plan: with matching contributions 
  • 10 Paid holidays & generous PTO 
  • Flexible schedule (hybrid, remote options)

In addition:

  • Mission driven culture that celebrates diversity 
  • Clinical supervision towards licensure 
  • Competitive pay, based on education & experience 
  • Mileage reimbursement

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