Full-time Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations - Northern Essex Community College
Northern Essex Community College
Location: Haverhill, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 147101
Location: Haverhill, MA Category: Professional Posted On: Tue May 3 2022 Job Description:
POSITION: Full-time Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations: Department of Institutional Advancement. This is a full-time, benefited, non-unit professional position, 37.5 hours/ week.
SUMMARY: The Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations will report directly to the Director of Grants Development. This individual will be responsible for all aspects of the college's solicitation of philanthropic support from corporations and foundations with a core objective of growing revenue, corporate sponsorship, grants, and other innovative forms of development.
In carrying out this objective, the individual will be responsible for developing and implementing a solicitation strategy that includes prospect identification, cultivation, proposal writing, and stewardship. The individual will also support the writing of proposals in response to state and federal sponsor solicitations. The Associate Director must have excellent writing, communication, and presentation skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Experience in grants development for an educational institution or a track record of philanthropic program building would be preferred.
While an integral part of the Development team, this individual must be self-motivated, goal-driven, and able to work with a high degree of independence. The Associate Director must be comfortable and confident in dealing with all levels of college leadership (including volunteer leadership), corporate and foundation executives, and high-capacity donors.
Corporate and Foundation Relations 65%
Set and achieve the annual fund-raising goal for corporate and foundation giving, as agreed upon in strategic planning with the Director of Grants Development and the Vice President for Institutional Advancement.
Build the corporate and foundation solicitation program to achieve ongoing growth in both cash and future commitments of support. This includes developing long-term solicitation strategies and an effective stewardship effort to maintain support from existing donors.
Coordinate with the Institutional Advancement team and academic departments to manage the college's opportunities with corporate and foundation funders. Coordinates with other staff and volunteer leadership on solicitations for events and special projects.
Identify prospects for funding of the college's highest priorities and plan the solicitation of those prospects. This includes working with faculty as well as senior management and volunteer leadership.
Identify other projects and programs at the college that fit the funding interests of specific corporations and foundations and plan the solicitation of those prospects.
Work with other staff to develop funding proposals and carry out all of the documentation required by prospective funders. Develop proposal budgets and review them with Finance and Operations and other relevant stakeholders.
Develop and maintain professional relationships with corporate and foundation program officers before, during, and after grant cycles. Manage the timely reporting of progress and evaluation of all grant-funded programs. Plan and conduct routine visits to the college by program officers.
Develop a networking and communication process for keeping volunteer leadership informed of corporate and foundation activity. Engage volunteer leadership in that activity whenever appropriate.
Maintain collaborative team relationships with peers and colleagues to effectively contribute to the working group's achievement of goals, and to help foster a positive work environment.
Perform other similar and related duties as required or directed.
State and Federal Grant Development 35%
Work with the Director of Grants Development on State and Federal Grants with duties including:
Assist in the review and preparation of all proposal components being submitted to state and federal sponsors. Gather supporting data and documentation for grant proposals, write drafts and edit narratives, and ensure application packages are complete and compliant.
Participate in the preparation, coordination, and submission of required reports and responses to sponsor requests for data and project information during the award period, including but not limited to demographic/statistical data, flow charts, maps, and technical material.
The incumbent will also take part in Prospect Priority Management meetings with other IA staff and will also track all grants in Raiser's Edge.
Bachelor's degree and five or more years of related experience with evidence of progressive success and responsibilities in corporate and foundation relations and grant writing. Or, comparable experience in a corporate sales, marketing, or public relations environment. Or, comparable experience at a major grant-making foundation.
An equivalent combination of education and experience which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed above may be substituted for the above education and experience requirements.
Experience working with and sensitivity to diverse constituencies of various social identities (ethnic, racial, religious, economic, educational backgrounds and abilities, sexual orientation, and gender expression).
Demonstrated experience working with diverse student populations including low-income, first-generation, and disabled students in need of academic assistance.
Ability to positively interact with a diverse population and uphold inclusive excellence.
Excellent writing, communication, organization, and presentation skills. Demonstrated interpersonal skills necessary to establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship/environment.
Familiarity with Microsoft Office software. Familiarity with Internet search techniques. Confidence in the ability to learn new software as necessary (e.g., the department's donor records software, Raiser's Edge).
Proven ability to work independently and take initiative in carrying out assigned tasks reliably and accurately with only general direction.
Ability to maintain the confidentiality of financial, personnel, and payroll information.
Ability to work in a dynamic environment of rapidly changing priorities, handle multiple tasks, and consistently meet deadlines while maintaining keen attention to detail.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Ability to travel locally and out of state as needed and in adherence to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance.
Experience in collaborating with academic and administrative units to define strategic projects and initiatives and drafting strong cases for support.
Experience and familiarity with state and/or federal proposal and award policies and procedures.
Experience and familiarity with MA community colleges.
Bilingual or Bicultural (Spanish and English);
Experience working with and supporting a culturally diverse population
BACKGROUND CHECK: Candidates will be required to pass a CORI and SORI check as a condition of employment.
COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT:
Candidates for employment should be aware that all Northern Essex Community College students, faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated by January 3, 2022. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status records; details of how to fulfill vaccine record verification requirements will be provided during the hire and onboarding process.
SALARY: Anticipated salary range is $70,000.00 - $75,000.00 annually with complete fringe benefit package including competitive health insurance, dental insurance, basic life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid sick, vacation and personal leave, educational benefits for employee/spouse/dependents, and excellent retirement benefits
NECC is a public, two-year college that offers comprehensive academic programs of study leading to the Associate in Arts degree, the Associate in Science degree and Certificates of program completion.Our dedicated teaching faculty accept with enthusiasm the challenge of responding properly to the differing backgrounds of their students and, at the same time, directing and leading them toward broader understandings. Our faculty are deeply involved in the planning of each class and in the achievement of each student, and are equally dedicated to personal achievement. As well as the specialized academic opportunities and tutoring that the college provides for our students, our faculty have the time and the commitment to advise as well as instruct students, and to provide support and encouragement.