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The Government & Foundation Relations position will be
responsible for creating, implementing, and managing a
comprehensive proactive development plan which focuses on expanding
and enhancing corporate, foundation, and governmental funding. This
position works closely with partners across the campus to
coordinate strategic relationships between the college, the CWC
Foundation, and current and potential funders. This position
coordinates fundraising approaches, develops, assists with, and
presents highly competitive funding proposals, and helps ensure a
high-quality stewardship process.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Designs, implements and manages a comprehensive proactive
development plan focused on expanding and enhancing corporate and
foundation relationships and government grant opportunities.
- Represents the College, the President, and the Foundation in
meetings with potential and current funders, partners,
collaborators, and other stakeholders.
- Identifies, evaluates, cultivates and solicits five to six
figure (and larger) grant commitments to support the mission and
goals of the college.
- Develops, articulates and produces project narratives and
funding concepts in collaboration with faculty, staff, and
leadership and helps individuals in these roles develop highly
competitive grant proposals for submission.
- Provides corporate, foundation and government fundraising
advice and counsel to faculty, staff, and leadership, and
communicates about and interprets corporate, foundation, and
governmental funding interests to the college community.
Advises faculty, staff, and leadership on trends in corporate,
foundation and government funding.
- Engages in one-on-one meetings, creates compelling
presentations, leads on-site visits, and attends event
opportunities with funders and possible funders.
- Monitors proposal deadlines; manages proposal submissions;
supervises services associated with the administration of
grants. Works with leadership and other key partners to
ensure institutional compliance with grant
- Maintains high-quality stewardship processes for active
corporate and foundation prospects and donors, and ensures that
stewardship and reporting requirements are met to sustain
- Records and tracks, in the database, all information related to
corporate, foundation, and government moves management, and gift
and grant proposals submissions, denials and awards.
- Maintains detailed records of proposal and reporting activities
as well as standard grant application materials.
- Operates within the framework established by CWC’s policies,
procedures, and practices, safeguards the confidentiality of donor
information at all times, exercises the utmost of discretion, and
adheres to the Association of Fundraising Professionals Code of
- Supervises the part-time Grants Management position.
- Perform other reasonably related duties as directed or
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of
higher learning recognized by the US Department of Education.
- Advanced degree preferred.
- Minimum of five years experience in writing proposals and
- Equivalency Statement
- Equivalent combinations of education and experience from which
comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired may be
considered on a case-by-case basis.
Preferred Qualification: Worked on government grants with
agencies such as the Department of Agriculture, Department of
Education, and National Endowment for the Humanities, National
Science Foundation, etc., with a demonstrated track record of
securing six and seven figure grants and multi-year funding.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Must be able to prioritize and manage work independently and
perform effectively and with minimal supervision under pressure of
multiple deadlines; ability to work on many projects
- Must be able to synthesize complex material, to translate it
into readable and engaging prose, and to communicate it clearly and
succinctly; a history of developing successful proposals is
- High degree of professionalism, creativity, entrepreneurial
spirit and an ability to interact with and collaborate with a
variety of entities and individuals.
- Must be capable of conveying appropriate messages and
representing the college to funders as well as representing the
functions and services of the Grant Office to internal
- Ability to take the initiative, build rapport, and skillfully
solve problems is required.
- The ability to identify, establish, create and maintain strong
relationships with corporations and foundations as well as internal
constituents; a demonstrated history of relationship/client
management is preferred.
- Understanding of national and global issues of current focus in
the natural sciences, social sciences, undergraduate research and
- Competency in budget preparation and review.
- Ability to use a computer and professional office technology in
a variety of applications.
Level of Supervision
This position operates under the supervision of the Executive
Director of the CWC Foundation.
Reasonable accommodation will be extended to otherwise qualified
individuals with a legally recognized disability.
- Equipment Used
- Work is performed using standard office equipment and requires
the use of an automobile.
- Physical Requirements
- Tasks require variety of physical activities, which do not
generally involve muscular strain, such as walking, standing,
stooping, sitting, reaching and light lifting. Regular talking,
hearing and seeing required in the normal course of performing the
job. Common eye, hand, finger dexterity required to perform some
essential functions. Mental application utilizes memory for
details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating
thinking and creative problem-solving. Ability to operate a motor
- Environmental Conditions
- Work is generally performed in the office. Travel, weekend and
evening work will be required.
CWC is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are
committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage
applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with
If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation
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