Assistant/Associate Director of Corporate, Foundation and Government Relations
June 23, 2018
Hamilton, New York
The Assistant/Associate Director works independently and in tandem with the Director and the Grants Assistant to identify, cultivate and solicit foundation and corporate prospects and government agencies. As such, the Assistant/Associate Director should have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. The Assistant/Associate Director will, both independently and collaboratively, write and edit grant proposals, create budgets, reports, briefings, and other collateral materials for communication with corporate, foundation, and government prospects.
Accountable for meeting advancement objectives for government agencies, foundations, and corporations. Accountable for facilitating institutional proposals and sponsored research grant and contract applications by faculty. Demonstrated ability to advise faculty effectively on external funding opportunities in defined fields and on compliance with agency guidelines in order to increase their likelihood of funding success. Accountable for ensuring proposals' compliance with university policies and agency guidelines and regulations.
Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in institutional grant and sponsored research administration. Accountable for coordinating internal approval of proposals, communicating with faculty about internal reviewers' comments and corrections, and submitting proposals as required. Ability to effectively advise and collaborate with other university departments (e.g. Accounting, Risk Management, Dean/Provost) on university policy-making based on evolving state and federal regulations and compliance standards for grants and contracts.
Responsible for creation and submission of effective institutional grant proposals as assigned, and subsequent reporting and stewardship.
Excellent analytical, research, and communication skills
Ability to compose strong, clearly written material, including general correspondence, reports, and proposals that articulate funding priorities
Excellent computer skills, including advanced-level knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, as well as with the internet, and a demonstrated ability to learn and use new applications
Ability to meet multiple simultaneous project deadlines under pressure
Commitment to customer service
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Understanding of higher education institutions, including curriculum, faculty development, student financial aid, and infrastructure
Ability to interact professionally and comfortably with a diverse group of senior administrators, faculty members, and staff members within the university and with external constituents
3-5 years in related fundraising/grant-writing/grant-management work in an academic or not-for-profit organization, with emphasis on writing proposals and on developing and managing complex budgets. Other related experience in grantsmanship, fundraising, communications, and/or project management in an academic setting will be considered
Experience working as a member of a team and interacting with clients
Experience working in a non-profit or higher education strongly preferred
BA/BS required, preferably in the arts, humanities or social sciences
Graduate degree preferred
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