Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations

Dominican University of California
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Jul 6, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Academic Centers
Employment Type
Full Time

Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations

Job Details
Job Location : Main Campus - SAN RAFAEL, CA
Position Type : Staff - Full Time

Position Summary
The Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations (CFGR) is responsible for securing financial support from corporations, foundations, and government agencies for the annual operating needs, endowment, and capital needs of the University. A primary role of this position is to introduce and represent Dominican to institutional prospective and current donors. This position is responsible for managing the CFGR department's work including, but not limited to, proactively identifying and researching grant opportunities; connecting faculty and leadership with grantors; grant writing and editing; developing and managing grant budgets; preparing thorough grant status log and reports; complying with all grant report requirements; and achieving fundraising goals.

  • Serve as the external face of Dominican to prospective and current CFGR donors and proactively identify, initiate, and participate in introductions with key leaders and stakeholders.
  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit philanthropic support by developing and maintaining relationships with program officers and key decision makers at foundations and corporations.
  • Responsible for coordination, planning and execution of funding procurement from corporations, foundations, and government agencies.
  • Work with faculty and staff on all aspects of CFGR gift and grant seeking including: prospect research, proposal development and writing, grant budget development, and coordinating with the Academic Affairs and Business Services Offices regarding compliance issues related to securing outside support for research projects, academic programmatic support, student scholarships, university initiatives, and capital projects.
  • Conduct internal administrative review of all grant proposals developed with faculty and staff prior to submission to the funding agency.
  • Work with Human Resources and Business Services Departments to ensure that budget and staffing allocations proposed for various grants are congruent with University policies.
  • Provide accurate and complete records of submitted/pending, secured, and to-be-submitted grants for the development of monthly reports.
  • Work with faculty, staff, and Business Services Office to ensure that all fiscal and programmatic grant reports are completed in a timely manner.
  • Define the training needs of faculty and staff and facilitate faculty meetings or workshops on grant writing.
  • Help advance the strategic plan of the overall University.
  • Oversee work of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university
  • Minimum of 5 years of direct fundraising experience in a nonprofit, preferable higher education experience
  • Proven track record of achieving annual revenue targets
  • Proven management and leadership capabilities
  • Experience working with senior level executives
  • Strong verbal communications skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and thorough understanding of strategic development
  • Demonstrated ability to prospect, cultivate, and solicit institutional donors
  • Thorough understanding of best practices within the development field
  • Experience utilizing fundraising data base programs
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree

  • Additional Position Information
  • Priority will be given to applications submitted by June 24, 2022; however additional applications may be considered until the position is filled
  • Must be willing to consent to a background check

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