General Description of the Job
This position is responsible for researching, preparing, and submitting all proposals and grant applications in support of the University's ongoing needs and priorities. H/she assists with strategies in planning and implementing a proactive and effective program of fund development.
The following are the functions essential to performing this job.
1. Writes, reviews, and edits proposals and letters of intent for corporations and foundations following funding guidelines and procedures.
2. Researches potential funding sources through a variety of printed and electronic sources to match funding focus with University projects.
3. Researches and compile pertinent institutional information for potential projects.
4. Assists faculty in the development, editing, and submission of grant proposals.
5. Reviews drafts of proposals, including project narratives, budgets, and other supporting documentation, on time, to meet grant application deadlines.
6. Prepares compliance reports to funding sources and other reporting organizations.
7. Ensures grant reporting requirements are submitted on time.
8. Maintains a database of faculty and staff grants submitted and received.
9. Provides writing support for major donor proposals/letters required by executive leadership and assigned by the vice president for institutional advancement or associate vice president for development.
10. Prepares briefing materials for donor visits.
11. Drafts and completes corporate and foundation correspondence or other information associated with the Office of Development, as required.
12. Assists in serving as a clearinghouse for all philanthropic grant requests.
13. Responsible for managing the Fundraising, Sponsorship, and Non-Monetary Solicitation Guidelines process and monitors compliance by faculty, staff, students, and associated organizations.
14. Manages the implementation of grants as assigned by the associate vice president for development.
Individuals in this job may be assigned one or more of the following tasks on a rotating or as-needed basis.
1. Assists in achieving the goals of the Division of Institutional Advancement.
2. Carries out other duties as assigned by the associate vice president for development.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The individual in this job must possess these skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
1. Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
2. Experience in successfully writing grant proposals.
3. Ability to make superior presentations to both small and large groups.
4. Exceptional interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work with internal and external constituency groups to build synergy toward achieving goals.
5. Proven ability to collaborate with diverse groups
6. Proven ability to lead teams or be an effective member of a team.
7. High personal integrity.
8. Ability to maintain confidential material and records.
9. Ability to meet internal and external deadlines.
10. Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion.
11. Proven ability to manage several projects simultaneously.
1. Minimum of 5 years in fundraising/development or sales/marketing. Specific responsibility with grant writing and management is preferred.
2. Bachelor's degree or equivalent and significant work experience in fundraising with an educational institution or non-profit organization.
3. Strong interpersonal skills, poise, and presence.
4. Some travel is required.
The criteria for evaluation of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Demonstrates knowledge of the DSU Fundamentals.
2. Demonstrates the ability to create, implement, and achieve successful goals and work plans.
3. Attains fundraising and other defined goals.
4. Interacts successfully with a variety of constituents to achieve goals.
5. Demonstrates the ability to perform the functions of the job in the areas outlined with quality and success.
6. Demonstrates reliable attendance and work results.
7. Accurately produces requisite reports on time.
8. Positively interacts with co-workers and clients.
ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES MUST COMPLETE AN ONLINE APPLICATION/ FOR FULL CONSIDERATION. SELECTED CANDIDATES WILL BE SCHEDULED FOR TESTING.
Note: The University reserves the right to change or reassign job duties as provided in policy and negotiated agreements.
Delaware State University is an equal opportunity, Title IX Employer and does not discriminate against persons based on race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age, or disability.