Director of Government and Foundation Relations

Beloit, Rock County
Jan 24, 2014

Director of Government and Foundation Relations

  • Description:

    Beloit College seeks a full-time Director of Government and Foundation Relations responsible for fostering and enhancing the college’s private foundation and governmental funding opportunities. Joined by a full-time assistant director and a half-time executive administrator, the director supports a broad variety of campus constituents through pre- and post-award grants processes and assists in the shepherding and writing of institutional proposals.  Reporting to the Provost and working closely with the Development and Alumni Relations Division, the director oversees the office’s success by providing counsel and support to faculty and staff and planning and executing stewardship of current and prospective funders.

    Key responsibilities include:

    • Design and implementation of a comprehensive, proactive development plan focused on expanding and enhancing foundation relationships and government grant opportunities in support of the college’s priorities
    • Creation and execution of a rigorous schedule of communication, including stewardship, with foundation and governmental funding representatives that includes personal meetings, compelling presentations, on-site visits, and related opportunities as needed
    • Encouragement of a culture of coordinated grant-seeking activity through active consultation with faculty and staff, including the development and dissemination of information on grant opportunities and coordination with development professionals on fundraising priorities

    Located in a diverse community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, Beloit College is a highly selective liberal arts college of approximately 1,250 students from 48 states and 40 countries.  The college emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning beyond the traditional classroom, international perspectives, and collaborative research among students and faculty.  Recognized as one of the Colleges that Change Lives, Beloit is committed to the educational benefits of diversity in our learning community and encourages all interested individuals meeting the criteria of the described position to apply.

    The successful applicant will have 3-5 years of experience in grants or sponsored program administration, or related setting.  We especially seek candidates who have demonstrated record of generating resources that support the success of populations currently underrepresented in higher education. Bachelor’s degree required, advance degree preferred. For a complete job description click here.

    Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to  The college will begin to review applications on January 27, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. 

    Beloit College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity and urges all interested individuals to apply.

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