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Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

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In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals (no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result in immediate termination of employment.

Position Information

Position Information

Posting Number: STA20110605
Job Title: Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Working Title: Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Position Class:
Department: IA Institutional Advancement
Job Summary:

To develop and write grant proposals; track and report on grants; develop and
implement cultivation and stewardship strategies for corporate and foundation donors.

To manage a portfolio of Lewis & Clark programs/departments and outside funding agencies to develop grants and effectively match external funding opportunities with internal program priorities.

Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the finalist. Lewis & Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex or age. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator or OCR.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree
• At least two years of grant writing and/or nonprofit fundraising experience
• Superior written & spoken communication skills
• Strong sense of initiative
• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office
• Strong skills in Raiser’s Edge or another database
• Ability to work independently and as a team, with minimal supervision.
• Strong interpersonal skills for relationship-building and collaboration
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Strong research skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree
• At least two years of experience in Higher Education
• At least two years of experience in Corporate/Foundation Relations
• Understanding of a wide variety of academic disciplines
• Knowledge of higher education governance & finance

Anticipated Position Start Date: 09/25/2017
Posting Date: 09/08/2017
Closing Date: 09/22/2017
Open Until Filled No
FTE:

1.0

Weekly Hours 37.5
Months Worked Per Year: 12
Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals (no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result in immediate termination of employment.

Pay Rate: $48,000-$54,000
Essential Functions:

The Assistant Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations (CFR) will assist the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (“Director”) with overseeing the successful identification, cultivation, and solicitation of organizational prospects for institutional projects as well as stewardship of donors to such projects. He or she will assist with data collection for proposals and reports and build and maintain a library of boilerplate information of broad relevance to multiple organizational funders. The Assistant Director will partner with faculty and key staff members from other areas of the College, including (but not limited to) Institutional Advancement (IA), the Office of the President, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School for Education and Counseling, the Northwestern Law School, and Common Services to amplify efforts to cultivate and seek funding for institutional priorities from national foundations, staffed family foundations, national and local corporations, and a limited number of state and federal agencies. Working with the staff of various programs around campus, and the leaders of other outreach initiatives at Lewis & Clark (L&C), he or she will explore efforts to enhance corporate support and sponsorship of college programming. Overall, the Assistant Director will work collaboratively with all staff within Institutional Advancement in the development and pursuit of shared goals related to Lewis & Clark operating principles.

Essential Functions

Catalyze the ongoing process of identifying, evaluating, and working with partners on campus to solicit foundation, corporate, and a limited number of public agency prospects to foster and sustain an expanding donor base committed to the College’s current and emerging strategic initiatives; use Foundation Directory Online, GuideStar, Grants.gov, Raiser’s Edge, and other databases or public web sites as necessary.

Assist with proposal development for external support of approved institutional projects and programs by collecting, storing, and regularly updating data; helping to conceptualize proposals; and assisting with the writing process (particularly commenting on and editing drafts).

Assume primary responsibility for the stewardship of organizational investors’ support of institutional priorities through the timely preparation, revision, and submission of high-quality and professionally written reports, prepared in collaboration (as necessary) with other stakeholders within the College.

Assist faculty and staff to arrange revisions in award terms (extensions, reallocation of budget, etc.).

In consultation with the Director, generate preliminary drafts of letters of inquiry and other types of proposals as workflow requires.

Assist in defining creative strategies to expand CFR’s contributions to achieving the College’s comprehensive fundraising goals.

Help to conceptualize and pilot new approaches to enhancing corporate support via outright gifts, grants, or sponsorships.

Additional Functions

With guidance from the Director, support prospect management by communicating information of interest to key organizational prospects.

With the Director, prepare acknowledgment letters in response to gifts from corporations, foundations, and other organizations.

Help to maintain up-to-date electronic records on contacts with key prospects; learn and use the Raiser’s Edge database.

Support shared IA efforts to formalize and revise as necessary policies and procedures related to proposal development and post-award project administration (i.e., compliance).

Schedule/attend meetings as necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.

Cover for the Director on rare occasions by responding to time-sensitive requests for assistance with CFR prospects or supporters in his or her absence.

Maintaining the CFR page on the College’s website.

Scheduling meetings and preparing agendas.

Use relevant skills, knowledge of the College, and experience to advise or assist colleagues within Institutional Advancement, the Office of the President, and the Office of the Provost with donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities as time allows.

Other administrative duties as needed.

Name of Grant(s):

Supplemental Questions

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    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents