Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
- In collaboration with the Director, researches and investigates prospects to profile targeted grantors for suitability for designated University projects, faculty scholarship or new relationship development.
- Leads in grants website maintenance and routine updates to the Grants Opportunities Announcements for faculty scholarship. Works with faculty and others in the Development Office to revise/add/update website material and resources that are most useful and timely to supporting faculty grantsmanship and that support knowledge of and compliance with University policies.
- Maintains a portfolio of grantors that provide recurring resources to the University, including acknowledging and distributing annual opportunities, facilitating the submission of responsive proposals, reporting and closeout for funded projects.
- As requested, may contribute to the development and writing of proposals for corporate and foundation submissions. Works collaboratively with the faculty and other colleagues to ensure submissions are complete and deadlines met.
- Leads in stewardship of active projects and grantors including developing high quality communications and reports for both grantors and internal audiences. Performs research to support briefings on specific grantors as requested by the Director and/or leadership, and in response to requests from grantors about historical performance. Works with Donor Relations to ensure timely reporting on endowments established/supported through Foundations and consistency between CFR and Donor Relations reporting obligations.
- Leads in post-award administration, including assisting faculty with expenditure reconciliation and reporting, and communicating with the Business Office regarding project amendments, problem resolution and closeout.
- Collaborates with the Director on data-tracking and reporting, including ensuring that grants files are updated/maintained in Raiser’s Edge. Prepares and distributes (in varied formats) summaries and analyses of metrics as requested. Suggests metrics that clearly indicate overall grants activity from year-to-year, and aid in the equitable comparison of CFR performance to that of other fundraising efforts within Development.
- Assists the Director with standard grants administrative duties as necessary and requested. In particular, assures that policies related to grants submissions and files are current and deployed as a part of daily operations, informs others regarding necessary compliance to University policies and grantor regulations as appropriate, and suggests edits to current policies, procedures or forms, or new approaches when necessary for compliance or beneficial to optimal grants operations for the University and the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations.
- Additional related duties as requested.
- Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.
- Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
- Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
Pay commensurate with experience.
Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.