Basic Function & Responsibility
The University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) has an immediate opening for an Advancement Officer, Corporate and Foundation Relations. Reporting to the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, the Advancement Officer for Corporate and Foundation Relations will assist with strategizing, planning, and implementing a proactive and effective fund development program and will be responsible for researching, preparing, and submitting proposals, grant applications, and grant reports in support the university’s ongoing needs and priorities.
- Write, review, and edit proposals and letters of intent for corporations and foundations following funding guidelines and procedures to deliver a compelling message about opportunities for and impact of philanthropic support at UMSL.
- Research corporate and foundation prospects to identify potential funders for university priorities.
- Work with internal stakeholders to understand programmatic goals for new and existing funding priorities.
- Develop case statements and other related materials for effective corporate and foundation engagement.
- Prepare stewardship reports and monitor tracking system to ensure reporting requirements are met.
- Organize and maintain electronic and hard copy files.
- Assist in serving as a clearing house for all philanthropic grant requests.
- Provide writing support for major donor proposals or letters and assist in preparing briefing materials for donor visits for the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor of Advancement, Associate Vice Chancellor for Development, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, volunteers, and university representatives.
- Other responsibilities and tasks as assigned by the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations.
- A bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
- At least 3 years of experience required. Prior experience in a higher education setting is preferred.
- Exceptional writing and editing skills with the ability to use words to motivate and persuade.
- Understanding of corporate and foundation grant making process.
- Ability to develop effective partnerships with internal and external constituencies.
- High motivation and inclination to work in an intensely goal-oriented environment, with the ability to manage multiple priorities
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and database familiarity required.
- Passion for UMSL’s mission.
- Proven grant writing experience with focus on private support from corporations and foundations.
- Solid understanding of budgets as related to proposals/grants.
- Ability to work with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
- Effective communication skills including ability to write and speak persuasively about the institution.
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
June 1, 2017
Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
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