1) Manage the Universityâ™s process for Limited Opportunity Foundation submissions -- approximately 20 annual or biannual submissions to foundations that require the university to conduct an internal competition to select nominees to represent the University.
2) Coordinate information and meetings among interested faculty, the Provostâ™s office, internal review panels, and the foundation funders for the purpose of developing Limited Opportunity Submissions.
3) Develop relationships with faculty, administration, and fundraisers in the sciences for the purposes of increasing funding from foundations and corporations.
4) Maintain a broad understanding of current and emerging priorities and programs at the University in order to determine alignment with foundation and corporation funding interests.
5) Assist faculty in the sciences seeking foundation support for projects by identifying foundation prospects and providing guidance on approaches to potential funders.
6) Identify foundation and corporate opportunities proactively for assigned faculty/academic units; cultivate relationships between the academic units and the relevant foundation and corporate program officers.
7) Maintain an extensive understanding of the science foundation and corporate giving landscape to identify current and emerging funding opportunities and to provide insight for University partners.
8) Research science foundation priorities, program areas and trends in their philanthropy.
9) Distill complex research projects into short summaries for both academic and non-academic audiences; draft non-routine correspondence regularly.
10) Draft and/or edit proposal narratives, assemble proposal packets, and manage submissions for institutional funding.
11) Liaise with ARD Communications to disseminate messaging to institutional audiences on university news.
12) Maintain accurate, up-to-date information on prospects and donors in ARD development system database.
13) Seek opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance, including building networks within the University and with colleagues at peer institutions.
1) Strong verbal and writing skills, high attention to detail and follow-up, and excellent organizational skills.
2) Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to quickly learn, the internal workings of the University as well as the technology tools available to the Office of Alumni Relations and Development, including Griffin (the University's Donor Relationship Management System), Microsoft Windows computer environment, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
3) Work collegially and collaboratively in a team setting.
4) Willing and able to travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business.
5) Willing and able to work evenings and weekends.
6) Dress code of business or business casual attire.
7) Familiarity with the principles and practices of development and alumni relations.
1)Â Standard office environment
1) Self-motivation and the ability to take initiative.
2) Prioritize multiple projects and independently follow through with detail.
1) Experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, sales or similar professional work experience.
2) Cover Letter (optional)
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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