Director of Corporate, Foundation and Government Relations
Wabash seeks candidate for its open position of Director of Corporate, Foundation and Government Relations. The Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations provides leadership to the College’s efforts to secure support from private foundations, corporations, and government agencies. Reporting to the Dean for College Advancement, this position oversees all grant-related fundraising, stewardship, and reporting activity for private foundations, government entities, and corporate funders in support of the College’s institutional priorities and faculty sponsored research.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Formulate, implement, and recommend short-term and multi-year fundraising plans for foundation, government, and corporate sources, with institutional priorities and faculty sponsored research in mind.
- Responsible for the development of long-term relationships with grantors and potential grantors.
- Produce compelling top-level funding proposals that link funder priorities with institutional goals and initiatives. Ensure that proposals meet funder criteria, are persuasive, accurate, well-targeted, and meet funder deadlines.
- Direct the preparation of grant budgets and grant justifications, and manage the process to ensure the timely submission of post-award grant reports in close coordination with the Treasurer’s Office.
- Collaborate with the Treasurer’s Office on the preparation, negotiation, and implementation of Facilities and Administrative Cost Rate proposals.
- Ensure institutional compliance with federal, state, agency, and other applicable governing regulations, policies, and procedures concerning sponsored and non-sponsored research.
- Supervise the Corporate and Foundations Relations Officer.
- Track trends and developments within the grant-making community, including government agencies, private and corporate foundations.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree required.
- Experience with successfully securing and stewarding federal government grants.
- Demonstrated success identifying and qualifying new institutional prospects.
- Excellent verbal and written skills, with a demonstrated ability to write compelling and strategic letters of inquiry, funding proposals, and stewardship reports.
- Excellent analytical skills, with a demonstrated ability to create budgets and financial reports.
- Ability to work in partnership with a wide range of constituents, including foundation representatives, government officials, faculty members, senior-level volunteers, colleagues, senior administrators, and students.
- Ability to travel periodically, including accompanying the President, with occasional evening and weekend work required.
Wabash College offers competitive salaries and benefits. To apply for this position, please upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references by choosing the Apply Now option on this page or at www.wabash.edu/employment. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Wabash, a liberal arts college for men, seeks faculty and staff who are committed to providing quality engagement with students, high levels of academic challenge and support, and meaningful experiences that prepare students for life and leadership in a diverse, multicultural world. Wabash is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from persons of all backgrounds.