Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for an assistant director of foundation and government relations in the office of college advancement.
Under the direction of the director of development, the associate director of foundation and government relations helps to strategically plan and implement a comprehensive program for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of institutional and faculty grants to the College from foundation and government sources. In addition, this position will provide critical sponsored research and professional development support to faculty seeking grants to advance their teaching and scholarship, thereby elevating the profile of the college and its unique pedagogy. This grant writer position holds supervisory responsibilities.
A bachelor’s degree with three years of job related experience is required; previous experience with higher education administration and the liberal arts environment is preferred. Ideal candidate will have experience in higher-level conceptual development, proposal development and grants management, project management, budget development and monitoring, and prospect research and stewardship. Successful candidate must have excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills, and the experience of providing expert editorial feedback on grant narratives. Candidate must have demonstrated higher-level organizational, planning and time management skills; knowledge of Microsoft Office programs; and ability to meet internal and external deadlines. Familiarity with federal grants submissions is a plus. A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds is essential.
This is a full time, benefited position. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu/
Internal Number: 699
About Hampshire College
Education at Hampshire College prepares students to understand and participate responsibly in a complex world. Through its actions and policies, the college sets an example of the responsible and creative behavior it expects of its students. As a liberal arts college, Hampshire helps students develop confidence in their intellect, creativity, and values. It encourages their desire to be lifelong learners and their capacity to advance the cause of social justice and the well-being of others. The college fosters these attitudes through a multidisciplinary, multicultural curriculum; self-initiated, individual programs of study negotiated with faculty mentors; students' active participation in original research; and the diverse communities, on campus and off, in which learning takes place. Within the college's residential community, students encounter and learn to respect difference and appreciate diversity, thereby enhancing their capacity to live together well. Through commitment to testing and evaluating new ideas and new approaches to learning, national efforts to promote inquiry-based learning and teaching, and constructive civic and social engagement, Hampshire's actions serve as models for those of its students.