As the producer of Philanthropic Growth, the Manager of
Foundation Relations and Grant Development leads a dynamic charge
to identify, cultivate, solicit, and nurture connections with both
corporate and private foundations. With a strategic vision, this
role pioneers and directs fundraising initiatives, engaging in
personal visits with key foundation contacts while standing side by
side with influential figures like the Sr. Director of Development,
the President, Deans, and faculty members during engagements. In
the spirit of diversity, the manager crafts proposal and grant
applications aligned with donor guidelines and specifications
championing the university fundraising priorities, including those
of the Presidential agenda and the College of Health and Education.
Adding a layer of transparency, this role provides timely reports
and financial tracking of grants from foundations, ensuring the
University's ongoing success in receiving philanthropic gifts.
This key position reports directly to the Sr. Director of
Development for Academic Affairs, contributing to the dynamic
progress of the University's Advancement Office.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Assures long-term financial support for University priorities
by identifying, cultivating, and soliciting corporate and private
- Designs, implements, and manages a comprehensive and proactive
development plan focused on expanding and enhancing corporate and
foundation relationships to obtain monetary support.
- Identifies emerging business leadership and industry trends
with a special emphasis on developing high value-exchange corporate
alliances, and solicits large philanthropic commitments to support
the mission and goals of the University.
- Develops and follows an annual work plan that encompasses major
gift fund-raising, administrative responsibilities, and
- Conducts and assesses various types of research to identify
viable corporate or private foundation funding prospects.
- Develops highly competitive proposals that leverage diverse
corporate and foundation goals and preferences with related
University goals and priorities.
- Maintains and uses a current knowledge of the various
foundation interests to actively seek to match them with University
fundraising goals, needs, and priorities.
- When appropriate, hosts campus visits by foundation
representatives and participates in and/or arranges visits to
foundations by members of the campus leadership team.
- Establish and maintain professional competency and currency in
the field of university development work through reading,
developing professional contacts with colleagues.
- Attending professional development courses, training and/or
courses required by the Sr. Director of Development, and
maintaining appropriate professional memberships in organizations
like the CASE and the AFP.
- Use the contact management tracking system (Raiser’s Edge NXT)
in a timely manner in accordance with the policies and procedures
of the Office of Development
- Assures donor confidentiality and confidentiality regarding
projects undertaken by conducting all personal contacts and
communications in a professional manner.
- Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of,
respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of
other cultures or backgrounds.
OTHER DUTIES AND ASSIGNMENTS
- The scope of the job may occasionally require travel as well as
attendance at evening and/or weekend activities, meetings, events,
seminars, and workshops.
- Performs other work-related duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree and three years of successful professional
- Exceptional interpersonal skills with all age groups.
- Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, establish and
manage multiple priorities, and achieve fundraising goals.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Organizational skills, particularly planning, setting
deadlines, and evaluating progress.
- Computer literacy, particularly in word processing, using
internet resources, and using databases.
- Excellent administrative, decision-making, and organizational
skills, to include proficiency in Microsoft Office.
- Ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to
engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is
- Skilled in higher education fund-raising or in a related career
with a comparable, demonstrated, successful track record.
- Experience in grant administration and grant/proposal writing
or other similar professional writing.
- Experience in or familiarity with graphic design.
- A self-starter committed to follow through.
SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Marymount University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity
employer. Marymount University does not discriminate on the basis
of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion,
sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,
pregnancy, veteran status or any other protected bases under
applicable federal and local laws and regulations in any of its
programs or its activities, including employment and admission. The
university also expressly prohibits any form of sex discrimination
and sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, dating and
domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, sexual exploitation and
stalking in any of its programs or activities, including employment
and admission. For more information, please visit: https://marymount.edu/student-life/health-wellness/title-ix-2