Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Location
Boston
Posted
Aug 03, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Emerson College

Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Description:
The Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations will be a critical member of the Corporate and Foundation Relations team. This is a perfect opportunity for someone who has experience with grant and proposal writing, is collaborative and creative, hardworking, personable, and enthusiastic to partner with faculty and staff at Emerson College to identify and secure institutional funding in support of College priorities.
Reporting to the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, the Associate Director will work closely with the Director to grow the College's corporate and foundation support. The Associate Director's primary responsibility will be to optimize philanthropic relationships for the College in order to secure private funding.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
(Other duties may be assigned)
Writing / Proposal Development:
Manage the development of strategic, clear and compelling written materials to support existing and planned program activities at the College; prepare, coordinate, and submit timely grant submissions and supporting documents in response to invitations to generate philanthropic revenue.
Research:
Research, identify, and qualify local, regional, and national foundation prospects that match the needs of the College with the goals of the funder.
Prospect Portfolio, Cultivation and Solicitation:
Engage program officers in order to solicit invitations to submit proposals; manage a portfolio of foundation prospects to champion specific projects for funding, and cultivate relationships with these prospects when applicable; host corporate and foundation program officers on visits to campus; and meet the annual metrics provided with personal visits.
Stewardship:
Assist with post-award grant deliverables and stewardship reporting; manage stewardship reporting calendar.
Data Management:
Coordinate with Advancement Services to ensure accurate entering of gifts and development of reports upon request; administers the entry of contacts, approaches, proposals, award letters, acknowledgements, receipting and other documentation into the database.
Assists:
Assist the Director providing administrative management and support of daily operations and special projects related to the department; coordinate with the Director on the editing, development, and strategy of proposals.
Other:
Develop and maintain a grant calendar which houses proposal deadlines, periodic reports, and other stewardship information; draft and edit acknowledgement letters, proposals, reports, briefings as needed.

Campus Location: Boston Campus

Required Knowledge:
Qualifications: Successful candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years of experience in a related area with demonstrated track record in grant writing and proposal development, in addition to possessing the following: • Strong written and interpersonal skills with the ability to make phone calls, visits, and build relationships with external and internal constituencies.
• Knowledge of the principals that are specific to the preparation and submission of grants - researching and qualifying prospects, persuasive writing skills, project development, budgeting preparations.
• Ability to multi-task, organize and prioritize work with attention to detail.
• Capable of understanding new and complex concepts and subjects across a spectrum of disciplines.
• Helpful self-starter who is able to work independently, as well as collaboratively in support of the Director.
• Strong work ethic and enthusiasm for the job.
• Experience working in higher education and/or fast-paced, deadline-driven development office is preferred.
• Experience with Microsoft Office/Word, Raisers Edge, Banner is preferred. Please submit three writing samples.

Preferred/Desirable Knowledge:
Raisers Edge, Foundation Directory, Ellucian Banner, IBM Cognos.

Required Prior Work Experience:
Minimum of three years experience in a related area with demonstrated track record in grant writing and proposal development.

Diversity Statement:
Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.

Open Date: 07/31/2017

Classification Title: Expert IC

Salary Grade: 18

Job Family: Individual Contributor

Job Duties:
  • Writing / Proposal Development: Manage the development of strategic, clear and compelling written materials to support existing and planned program activities at the College; prepare, coordinate, and submit timely grant submissions and supporting documents in response to invitations to generate philanthropic revenue. Research: Research, identify, and qualify local, regional, and national foundation prospects that match the needs of the College with the goals of the funder. Prospect Portfolio, Cultivation and Solicitation: Engage program officers in order to solicit invitations to submit proposals; manage a portfolio of foundation prospects to champion specific projects for funding, and cultivate relationships with these prospects when applicable; host corporate and foundation program officers on visits to campus; and meet the annual metrics provided with personal visits.
  • Project Development: Identify projects in coordination with Director and members of faulty/staff to pursue funding opportunities with foundation prospects; Work collaboratively across campus and within foundation sector.
  • Stewardship: Assist with post-award grant deliverables and stewardship reporting; manage stewardship reporting calendar. Other: Develop and maintain a grant calendar which houses proposal deadlines, periodic reports, and other stewardship information; draft and edit acknowledgement letters, proposals, reports, briefings as needed.
  • Assists: Assist the Director providing administrative management and support of daily operations and special projects related to the department; coordinate with the Director on the editing, development, and strategy of proposals.
  • Data Management: Coordinate with Advancement Services to ensure accurate entering of gifts and development of reports upon request; administers the entry of contacts, approaches, proposals, award letters, acknowledgements, receipting and other documentation into the database.

    To apply, please visit: www.emerson.edu






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