Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

  • Cardinal Stritch University, Inc.
  • Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • Jun 29, 2021
Full time Deans & Directors

Job Description

Overview:

Cardinal Stritch University is currently seeking a qualified candidate for our Institutional Advancement & External Relations department. The Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations is responsible for maximizing philanthropic support from corporations and foundations, as well as appropriate government sources through grants and contracts. The Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations will work in partnership with Institutional Advancement & External Relations colleagues. Through close collaboration with the Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA), College Deans, and Center leaders, the Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations is expected to identify academic priorities appropriate for external funding; determine potential corporate or foundation sources for funding these priorities; and lead the cultivation and solicitation of these prospects to meet or exceed the annual goals of the University. In addition, the Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations will identify, cultivate and solicit new funding prospects to increase the level of support for these priorities. The Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations serves as the primary point of contact for McAllister & Quinn, the University's external grant writing partner for federal grants and contracts as well as for all grant initiation, application submissions and post-award grant reporting requirements.

 

Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

  • Manage relationships with a portfolio of corporate and foundation funders.
  • Represent the University among its various external and internal constituents by building relationships and credibility with regional and national corporations and foundations.
  • Identify and cultivate new relationships with prospective corporate and foundation funding sources.
  • Coordinate priorities for University proposals with the VPAE.
  • Oversee faculty proposal/award processing for adherence to budgeting policies for all corporate and foundation grant applications.
  • Coordinate with the Business Office on proposal and pre-award issues.
  • Oversee the documentation of all activity with corporate and foundation funders within the Raiser's Edge database.
  • Represent the University among its various external and internal constituencies by building relationships and credibility with state and federal granting agencies.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for McAllister & Quinn, the University's external grant writing partner.
  • Manage the grant application process from pre-proposal concept to post-award grant management.
  • Engage in all aspects of proposal development, research, writing, editing, budget development, and submission, in collaboration with grant writing teams consisting of faculty and staff.
  • Assist faculty and staff in determining appropriate alignment between strategic goals and funder requirements.
  • Manage all grant deadlines to ensure exemplary and timely grant application submissions.
  • Oversee stewardship of government funders and their grants to the University and ensure the submission of timely and accurate reports.
  • Oversee faculty proposal/award processing for adherence to University budgeting policies for federal grant applications.
  • Coordinate with the Business Office on federal grant proposals and pre-award issues.
  • Recommend and update (as needed) University Federal Grant Policies and Procedures, including various forms, processes, and systems to the VPAE and VPAA.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervise student interns and volunteers as needed.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Two to three years of professional experience in program development and/or grant research/grant writing, preferably in a higher education setting.
  • Experience with corporate and foundation fundraising strategy, procedures and program management is essential.
  • Intermediate understanding of fundraising principals.

 

To apply for this position, please visit https://stritchedu.applicantpro.com/jobs/.

Cardinal Stritch University is a Catholic, Franciscan university rooted in four key Franciscan values: creating a caring community, sharing compassion, reverencing creation and peacemaking. Our mission is to transform lives through value-centered education.

 

A criminal background check is required prior to employment.

 

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In compliance with the amendments to Title IX which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex and gender in education programs, all potential job applicants are free to view Cardinal Stritch University's Title IX policies here.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)



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