Central Washington University
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Job ID 1378
Full/Part Time Part-Time
The Director for Foundation Relations is responsible for developing strategies and proposals in close collaboration with University leaders for maximizing support, primarily from private foundations in support of institutional priorities. To achieve this goal, the Director performs a number of related functions, including information gathering, strategy development, prospect research and analysis, project in-take and screening and activities that encourage cross-unit collaboration and facilitate the creation of interdisciplinary proposals. The work will focus on local, national and international foundations capable of providing major gifts and grants (defined as a gift of $25,000 or greater) to support innovative education and research programs across a range of disciplines.
- Manage a portfolio of foundations with major gift capacity ($25,000 or greater) and with broad interest in the university.
- Develop, review and refine proposals to achieve optimum alignment of university needs and funding opportunities with foundation giving priorities.
- Steward proposals through the submission and review process, working with appropriate faculty, deans and other university personnel.
- In consultation with the Associate Vice President & President of University Advancement, develop and implement strategies for obtaining support for university and unit priorities from foundations.
- Consult with and advise university advancement staff in achieving school/college/program goals for enhanced support from foundations.
- Advise faculty and academic administrators in proposal-development strategies with foundations.
- Research and provide responsive and well-informed advice regarding organization funding sources and proposal-development strategies to faculty and staff.
- Initiate and conduct strategy-development meetings with faculty, Deans, and advancement staff.
Program Development and Management:
- Manage the day-to-day activities of the Foundation Relations program.
- Determine and schedule appropriate foundation meetings and create briefing materials in collaboration with the Associate Vice President & President of University Advancement.
- As assigned by the AVP & VP of University Advancement, accompany faculty and academic leaders on visits.
- As needed to facilitate the competitive review process for draft (concept) proposals, prepare and distribute requests for proposals to appropriate academic leaders and advancement staff.
- Coordinate and prioritize faculty and staff research requests (i.e. those to foundation entities) and disseminate prospect research findings in clear and concise way based on achieving maximum strategic outcome.
- Conduct training sessions with faculty and development staff on issues related to foundation relations and fundraising in general.
- Provide regular reports on status and activity to the AVP & VP of University Advancement.
- Assume the management of special projects as assigned by the AVP & VP of University Advancement.
- Attend conferences and meetings and enroll in appropriate training sessions to ensure continued professional development.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree and five years of progressively responsible experience in fundraising, including experience developing complex proposals that focus on private foundation donors.
- Experience working with foundation administrators and other relevant professionals.
- Â¿Demonstrated strong writing skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
- Experience performing foundation research and qualification.
- Or any combination of education and experience which clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the job.
- Experience using Blackbaud's Raisers-Edge software.
- Master's degree.
- Knowledge of alumni relations/development/advancement principles.
- Experience working within a higher education setting.
- Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines and work schedules.
- Judgement: Makes timely, informed decisions. Analyzes options and determines appropriate course of action.
- Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and mutual support to achieve goals. Encourages participation and mutual support.
- Adaptability/Flexibility: Responds positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapts approach and methods to achieve results; recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternatives.
- Commitment to Diversity: Recognizes the value of diversity and helps create environment that supports and embraces diversity.
Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary: Dependent upon qualifications and experience
Schedule/Appointment: M-F, 8-5:00 with occasional evenings, weekend, and travel required
Working Conditions: Work is performed in an indoor office setting with frequent in-person interactions. It is essential to be able to remain at a desk/computer work station for prolonged periods of time, perform extensive data entry and other computer-related tasks and create/maintain filing systems for departmental records. Some evening or weekend work and/or occasional travel may be required.
Benefits: CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance, along with vacation and sick leave plans depending on employment classification. For additional information please visit: http://www.cwu.edu/hr/benefits-0
How To Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach:
- A detailed cover letter clearly demonstrating how your education and experience: (a) meet the required (and, as applicable, preferred) qualifications, and (b) demonstrate the ability to perform the responsibilities as described by the posting;
- Resume including work history, education, training; and
- Contact information for three professional references.
Screening Begins: June 4, 2017
**Priority will be given to applications received by the screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Name: Rick Paradis
Title: Associate Vice President of University Advancement
Phone: (509) 963-2703
Website: University Advancement
Please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.
Conditions of Employment
Prior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to submit to a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access.