Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

St. Joseph's College NY
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Dec 02, 2020
Dec 31, 2020
Other Fields
Employment Type
Full Time

The Office of Institutional Advancement at St. Joseph’s College New York (SJCNY) seeks an Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. This role serves as one of the primary advancement professionals supporting the strategic growth and securing philanthropic support for the College’s highest priorities. The Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations will work closely with academic and administrative partners equally across two campuses; Patchogue and Brooklyn. This position is a field-facing resource development role; responsibilities include the identification, cultivation and solicitation of regional and national corporate and foundation donors, as well as selected federal and state governmental grant agencies and opportunities.  

St. Joseph’s College, New York

Founded in 1916 by the Sisters of St. Joseph, the mission of St. Joseph's College is to provide a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, rooted in a liberal arts tradition that supports provision for career preparation and enhancement.  Three campuses make up the College; Brooklyn, Patchogue and Online.

The College prepares each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service; a life that is worthy of our motto: Esse non videri — “To be, not to seem.”

Core Responsibilities

Provide overall planning and implementation of the College’s institutional giving program, with special emphasis on long-term corporate and foundation partners and large multi-year commitments.

  • Identify and complete new solicitations in support of the College’s strategic initiatives and overall direction in a timely and thoughtful way.
  • Broaden the prospect base to include a greater number of companies/foundations appropriate to the College’s mission, including local, regional and national foundations.
  • Together with relevant colleagues, support new initiatives for partnerships and program growth.
  • Work collaboratively with faculty and staff colleagues and campus departments across two campuses including on-line component, and provide grant writing assistance to individual faculty, programs and departments.
  • Conduct full range of grant proposal activities including preparation, submission, and internal review/approval.
  • Serve as liaison to grant consultants
  • Ensure detailed attention to Post-award management and stewardship, including reports and communications
  • Work in coordination with other offices across SJC to engage relevant partners in the business community toward corporate philanthropy, grants or sponsorships. 
  • Use Raiser’s Edge database and prospect management system to document activity. Maintain accurate record of grant proposals and submission status; work with advancement services to maintain current records in database.
  • Represent the College at community activities and events; participate in College events as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Development.

 What We Are Looking For

 Bachelor’s degree required. (Advanced degree preferred)

  • Two to four years of progressively responsible experience in higher education development and/or political, non-profit or marketing-related career.
  • A minimum of two years demonstrated success in identifying, cultivating and personally soliciting corporate and foundation prospects in the major gift range or commensurate experience with public funding and federal grants.
  • Strong written communication, research and analytical skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals and strong editing skills.
  • Excellent verbal skills, with the ability to develop and maintain interpersonal relationships.
  • Positive outlook, flexible and a high level of professionalism.
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
  • Strong positive contributor in team environments.
  • Computer literacy is essential, experience in word processing, spreadsheets, Raiser’s Edge as well as using search engines.
  • Superior ability to prioritize work, excellent time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, listening and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and manage many projects simultaneously.
  • Experience in and/or sensitive to the academic/professional
  • Familiar with federal and state electronic grant submission process.
  • Valid driver’s license

Information You Need

Travel within and outside the state of New York.

  • Collaboration, creativity, cooperation and collegiality is a must.
  • This position requires time to be spent on both the Brooklyn and Patchogue campuses.
  • Evening and weekend hours on occasion as needed.


Salary is commensurate with experience


SJCNY offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, and tuition benefits.  SJCNY is a vibrant institution, educating diverse populations for over 100 years.


o Apply:

Please email a cover letter, resume and writing samples to SJCIA@SJCNY.EDU Closing date will be December 31, 2020


The work environment characteristics described here are a representation of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The term “qualified individual with a disability” means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of this position.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office and College, handle various type of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess.   The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.


The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.  Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. St. Joseph’s College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success.

St. Joseph's College is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V/SO.