Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Robert Morris University
September 7, 2018
Moon Township, Pennsylvania
Higher Education Institution
Directs grant seeking strategies and activities for the academic schools, centers, and administrative and institutional areas of the University. Develops and implements the strategic plan for university foundation efforts and ultimately prepares proposals for submission. Assists the Vice President of Institutional Advancement in planning for and implementing government relations. Successful candidate will have a strong track record of writing winning proposals.
Plans grant seeking strategies University-wide. Advises School Deans, faculty, and administrators on funding opportunities as well as the design and fundability of programs and projects. Manages the grant seeking process and establishes quality procedures and standards for prospect research, prospect cultivation, proposal development, and grant stewardship.
Writes grant proposals for submission to foundations, corporations, and government agencies. Contributes to the conceptualization and design of proposed programs and projects, including budget development. Reviews and approves final drafts of proposal documents.
Establishes and enforces procedures for grant management, including review and approval of checklists and selected grant progress reports. Writes progress reports for selected grant-funded projects. Advises on Institutional Advancement (IA) procedures for grant processing and on business office procedures for grant accounting.
Assists the Vice President for Development and Senior Vice President for Institutional Advancement in government relations activity; includes relating School-specific needs and capabilities with potential government funding opportunities at the state, federal, and local level and preparing materials to promote institutional projects to funding agencies.
Develops and conducts workshops and other opportunities for grant seeking awareness among faculty, administrators and other IA staff.
Represents the University as a main contact with grant makers.
Provides support for other Institutional Advancement efforts, as requested by the Vice President. Assists with special events as needed.
On occasion may need to drive on behalf of the University. Must be available by phone and email after typical business hours.
All other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree is required.
Master’s Degree is preferred.
Seven years of experience in grant seeking, including at least five years of experience in institutional advancement for higher education with primary responsibility in grant seeking.
Much of the responsibility and day-to-day work in this position is time sensitive involving the pressure of frequent deadlines.
Strong professional communication interpersonal/organizational skills are required.
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks is essential.
Ability to work with confidential information and materials is required.
On occasion travel may be required.
Valid driver's license is required.
Exemption Status: Exempt
Act 153 Clearance Required: No
Required To Pass a Motor Vehicle Report Check: Yes
Required to Pass a Credit Check: Yes
Additional Posting Information: None
Special Applicant Instructions: None
Commitment to Diversity:
Robert Morris University is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, RMU complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin.
About Robert Morris University
Approximately 5,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 42 states and 32 nations are enrolled at Robert Morris University, which is located in Moon Township approximately 20 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh.
Robert Morris University offers 60 undergraduate degree programs and 20 graduate degree programs in five academic schools: the School of Business, the School of Communications and Information Systems, the School of Education and Social Science, the School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science, and the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.
RMU’s mission is to change our students’ lives so that they can go out and change the lives of others for the better. We do this through professional experiences, service learning, global experiences, undergraduate research, campus leadership, and cultural experiences. These activities are documented on RMU’s unique Student Engagement Transcript.
More than 100 clubs and organizations help students to develop leadership skills, network professionally and meet friends. Student organizations include varsity, club and intramural sports, sororities, fraternities and student government. RMU has 23 NCAA Division I athletic programs,... including football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s hockey, and men's and women's lacrosse.
The university has 571 employees, which includes 200 full-time faculty members.