Primary duties for the Director of Corporate, Foundation and
Government Relations include: writing successful grant proposals
and requests for financial support for Saint Mary’s College;
researching and building relationships with private foundations,
corporations, and government agencies to secure long term financial
support and active involvement with the College; and working
closely with College administrators and faculty to identify
strategic initiatives that would lend themselves to foundation or
corporate support. Responsibilities include, but are not limited
- Plans and implements a work schedule that includes a division
of labor as follows: 60% private foundations; 30% government
grants; and 10% corporations.
- Private foundation fundraising will focus on two primary areas:
1) national foundations with an interest in one of Saint Mary’s key
program areas such as STEM (women in science), Healthcare
(Nursing, Social Work, Gerontology, Speech Pathology, etc.),
Environmental Studies, and the Center for Spirituality; and 2)
state and regional foundations.
- Corporate fundraising will concentrate on local corporations
- Finally, this position will work closely with College officers,
faculty and administrators to apply for government grants on a case
by case basis with approval from the Vice President for College
- Develops relationships with private foundations, corporations
and government agencies in order to secure long term financial
support and active involvement with the College.
- Works diligently and creatively to find funding sources for
College’s strategic initiatives.
- Staffs a College-wide committee that meets regularly to discuss
strategic initiatives, set priorities for proposal submission, and
discuss funding sources.
- Maintains relationships with representatives in local
government offices to keep apprised of government funding
- Provides grant reporting to various foundations in a timely and
- Exhibits a positive attitude with a strong work ethic – willing
to work extra hours as needed to meet grant deadlines.
- Communicates the mission of the College in a clear, concise,
and compelling manner.
The right candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree; a minimum of
five years of related experience with a minimum of two years of
experience working in the general area of grants or corporate,
foundation and government relations; Excellent research, writing
and editing skills; Strong communication skills, with the ability
to work in partnership with College officers, faculty and
administrators; excellent organization and project management
skill; ability to meet deadlines and coordinate grant application
approval process with College administrators; and strong commitment
to the mission of the College. Higher Education
experience is preferred.
Please apply on line to: https://jobs.saintmarys.edu/postings/1591
Saint Mary’s College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In
keeping with the College’s mission, Saint Mary’s is committed to
increasing racial and ethnic diversity at all levels—students,
faculty, and staff—and seeks applications from candidates who share