Director of Corporate, Foundation, & Government Grants
The Director of Corporate, Foundation and Government Grants is a
key member of the development team within the Office of College
Advancement. Primary responsibilities include the development and
implementation of strategies to secure leadership support from
corporate, foundations, and government agencies (state and federal)
for top institutional fundraising priorities.
- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
- Work in close collaboration with academic and administrative
leaders to research, develop, submit and shepherd corporate,
foundation and government funding proposals
- Proactively build and maintain strong relationships with
corporate partners, foundation grant officers as well as
legislators and their representatives
- Provide accurate, timely reporting and exceptional stewardship
for corporate, foundation and government funders
- Closely track and monitor developments in federal and state
funding streams to identify potential opportunities that align with
- Partner with major gift officers, gift planning officer, annual
fund staff, and other college colleagues to appropriately leverage
relationships with Marist alumni, parents, and friends to support
funding proposals and grant applications
- Participate as an active member of the Advancement team,
representing the office at special events and activities throughout
The ideal candidate will have seven to ten years of
progressively responsible experience in the development field,
exceptional interpersonal skills and a proven track record of
securing six and seven figure grants from foundations and
government agencies. Position requires outstanding verbal and
written communication skills; ability to manage multiple
priorities; creativity; an entrepreneurial spirit; and strong
analytical and organizational skills.
Required Application Documents:
Resume, Cover Letter, & Contact Information of 3
The position includes a comprehensive benefit package*. Benefits
for this position include but are not limited to the following:
- 3 weeks of paid vacation. 4 weeks of paid vacation beginning in
the 6th year of employment.
- Unlimited paid sick time.
- 14+ paid holidays per year.
- Medical, Dental & Vision insurance programs at a 15%
employee / 85% employer contribution rate. Flexible Spending
Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Care (FSD).
- Life insurance.
- Generous short-term and long-term disability programs and
- 403(b) defined contribution plan:
- First 6 years College contributes 7.5%, Employee contributes a
- College contribution increases to 10.5% in year 7, and 12%
after 15 years.
- Employee contribution decreases to 1% in year 7. Remains 1%
- 403(b) Tax Deferred Annuity – Roth option available. Voluntary,
up to IRS maximum contribution.
- Tuition Benefits:
- Up to 16 undergraduate credits per semester. Up to 18 graduate
credit per academic calendar. Eligibility extends to employee,
spouse, and dependent children under age 26.
- College pays 100% tuition only.
- Eligible dependents may be Reimbursed up to $2,000 per semester
towards tuition at another accredited institution.
*Eligibility requirements including waiting periods and/or
employee probationary periods may apply at the discretion of the
About the Department/School:
The Advancement Office promotes a culture of philanthropy that
attracts vital resources in support of the goals and objectives of
the College’s strategic plan and its core educational mission.
The Advancement team accomplishes this by nurturing life-long
relationships with and among alumni, parents, trustees, friends,
students, faculty, staff and other constituencies; and by
communicating regularly with them through meaningful personal
contacts, targeted print and web-based publications, and
high-impact special events.
About Marist College:
Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its
Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive,
independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission
is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills
required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the
global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates
approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and
1,200 adult and graduate students in 53 undergraduate majors and
numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS,
and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician
Assistant programs. Marist is consistently ranked among the best
colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review
(Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News
& World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s
Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s
study abroad program is ranked #2 in the nation by the U.S. State
Department’s “Open Doors Report” and has also received the Senator
Paul Simon Award for First Year Abroad programs in Italy and
Ireland. Marist’s Joint Study partnership with IBM, which began in
1988, has brought the College the kind of world-class technology
platform typically found at leading research institutions. To learn
more, please visit https://www.marist.edu/about
Equal Employment Statement:
Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on
our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment
opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the
College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of
minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other
protected groups found to be under represented.
Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion
of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability,
religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual
orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide
occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these
protected groups. The College will review its employment policies
and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily
exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College
will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice
is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.
Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only
employment practices but also extends to all services and programs
provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of
College policy for any member of the community to discriminate
against any individual or group with respect to employment or
attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color,
disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin,
sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition
established by law.
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