The Manager of Grants and Foundation Relations serves as the principal liaison between the college and a variety of philanthropic organizations making grants to support the college. Reporting to the Director of Development, the manager stewards existing relationships, cultivates new foundations, develops proposals, writes and submits grants, and tracks the requirements of various funding partners. Strong collaboration and communication skills are required, as this position interacts closely with faculty and staff and with a range of corporate, government and foundation representatives. This is a part time, 25 hours a week position.
- Generate opportunities and secure funding for college departmental programs and campus-wide priorities through foundation, corporate, and governmental resources.
- Research potential funding sources and develop, present and implement strategies to seek funds
- Coordinate cross campus development efforts in grant writing. This includes reviewing, editing and tracking proposals prepared by other college departments.
- Research, write, and submit proposals to foundations, government agencies and corporate giving programs
- Meet with representatives of funding agencies, both off-campus and on-campus.
- Monitor foundations and corporate giving database
- Assist faculty in grant seeking, proposal development and project management
- Generate foundation reports to ensure compliance with internal and external auditing requirements.
- Keep abreast of current trends in fundraising strategies as they apply to grants and research.
- Monitor paperwork and other related documents required for grant submission
- Work effectively with all college employees
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Skills and Abilities
- Excellent project management skills with experience in managing administrative projects in a fast paced academic setting
- Demonstrated proficiency in writing, research, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
- Strong written and verbal communication
- Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
- Experience with basic financial management skills including developing and monitoring foundation budgets and reporting
- Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and produce quality results on time with attention
- Proven research skills, preferably in a fund-raising environment.
- Excellent planning, organizational, administrative, and word processing skills.
- Experience maintaining confidential, sensitive, and proprietary information.
- Proven ability to deal effectively with administrators, faculty, and staff, and to appropriately and professionally represent the college to outside foundations, and prospective donors.
- Ability to work within a team
Education and/or Experience
- Bachelor's degree in appropriate discipline, or equivalent experience from which comparable skills and competencies can be obtained.
- Experience in educational, development, or non-profit organization
- Experience in professional quality writing – preferably grant writing.
- Experience developing collaborative public/private partnerships that leverage resources and build external relationships.
E-mail your cover letter and résumé to CSCjobs@colby-sawyer.edu or stop by the Human Resources office in Colgate Hall room 230 to complete an application.
Colby-Sawyer College is committed to being an inclusive and diverse campus community, which celebrates multiple perspectives. Under institutional policy, as well as under state and federal law (including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Age Discrimination Act), Colby-Sawyer College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices or its admission practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, mental or physical disability, family or marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, or gender identity.