Foundations Relations Officer

Job description

Job location: San Antonio TAMUSA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-05-06
Req: R-037358
Job Title

Foundations Relations Officer


Texas A&M University - San Antonio


Office Of University Advancement and External Relations

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

San Antonio, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

The Foundations Relations Officer, under direction, researches, prepares, and submits proposals and grant applications in support of the University ongoing needs and priorities. Provides administrative oversight for grant processes, while executing a stewardship plan for current grant funders to continue positive, ongoing relationships, and communication.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares and conducts the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources.

  • Monitors and tracks reports of submitted proposals and donor activity within departments.

  • Provides writing support for major donor proposals/letters required and assigned by executive leadership.

  • Researches institutional information for projects requiring funding, including meeting with or contacting various departments within the university or agency.

  • The information is incorporated into case statements, letters of intent, proposals, and reports.

  • Investigates potential funding sources through a variety of printed and electronic sources to match funding focus with projects.

  • Develops and maintains case statements, letters of intent, and other related materials allowing for prioritization of projects which keeps multiple projects moving in a timely manner in order to meet deadlines.

  • Assists with other fundraising projects as requested.

  • Drafts and completes corporate and foundation correspondence or other information associated with offices as required, including schedule reports as required by corporate and foundation funders.

  • Works cooperatively with Institutional Research to secure necessary data to support grant applications, maintain and update stats and data on national trends.

  • Provides work leadership for the development office to meet the overall operational goals of continual giving and development relations

  • Maintains up to date template data on the university, its programs, and community for grant seekers to adapt to specific opportunities.

  • Assists in serving as a clearinghouse for philanthropic grant requests.

  • Organizes and maintains electronic and hard copy files.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in applicable field.

  • Four years of related experience in development.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of database and spreadsheet applications. Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.

Registrations, Certifications, and Licenses:
May require a valid driver’s license and good driving record.

Other Requirements:
Work beyond normal office hours and/or work on weekends. Travel required.

Application Instructions:

Please make sure to provide the following documents:

  • Application

  • Cover Letter to include two professional references

  • Resume

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Summary of Employee Benefits:

Please ensure that all required documents are uploaded prior to submitting the application. Once application is submitted, no changes or revisions can be made. If you have issues with adding documents with your application, please contact HR at 210-784-2058.

In compliance with ADA, if accommodations are needed for the application process, please contact HR at (210) 784-2058.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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Job No:
Posted: 5/7/2021
Application Due: 6/18/2021
Work Type: Full Time