Director of Grant Programs

Mount Vernon, Linn County
Mar 31, 2014
Applications are being accepted for the position of director of grant programs. This position is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding corporations, corporate foundations, and private foundations. This position will actively establish long-term partnerships and strengthen existing relationships with the corporate and foundation sector that will result in funding for the immediate and long-term goals of the College. Will provide expertise to advance Cornell’s interests by recognizing the College’s strategic needs and interests, researching and identifying appropriate sources of support, proactively seek opportunities to generate new proposals based on corporate giving guidelines and interests, and by maintaining strong communication ties with donors and prospects. Cornell College: Cornell College is a nationally ranked, highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college of 1,200 students distinguished by its One Course At A Time (OCAAT) curriculum. OCAAT offers unparalleled academic rigor and focus, flexibility for experiential study, and highly personalized mentoring—attracting a diverse student body that is intellectually curious, academically motivated, adventurous, and passionate. Cornell is one of 40 colleges featured in Colleges That Change Lives, was identified by The New York Times as one of 20 "stealth powerhouse" colleges, and is one of only 270 colleges in the United States to host an active chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Founded in 1853, Cornell was the first campus named entirely to the National Historic Register. It is located in the picturesque town of Mount Vernon, Iowa– a town distinguished by its vibrant local art scene and recognized by Frommer’s as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns.” Qualifications: Bachelors degree required, and minimum of three to five years of demonstrated successful corporate and/or foundation fundraising experience, preferably in higher education or a complex organization. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, submit cover letter, resume and names and contact information of five references to: Cornell College Attn: Human Resources 600 First Street SW Mount Vernon, IA 52314-1098 Cornell is an AA/EO employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. Cornell complies with Iowa’s Smoke Free Air Act. Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check.