Vice President for College Advancement
Responsible for the acquisition and renewal of corporate and
foundation (CFR) support for the college. Serves as a primary
contact for cultivation and solicitation activities relating to
corporations and foundations as part of the college's overall
development program within the guidelines of federal, state and
local laws and college, office, and division policies and
procedures. Reports to the Vice President for College Advancement
and works with advancement colleagues, faculty, staff, students,
alumnae, donors, local and state business and civic leaders,
foundation and corporation representatives and related contacts,
volunteers, and other relevant constituents.
Essential Job Functions:
Non-Essential Job Functions:
- Build, develop and manage the development program for
foundations and corporations; work with development and advancement
colleagues and the Vice President for College Advancement to
continually identify, explore and cultivate new corporate and
foundation sources and prospects.
- In coordination with the Vice President for College
Advancement, create and execute an annual operating plan with
monthly and quarterly fundraising and activity goals.
- Develop annual CFR assessment plan and impact report.
- Maintain a dynamic portfolio of key corporate and foundation
contacts and secure new levels of institutional support through
grants, partnerships, sponsorships, and other charitable
- Draft high-quality proposals, grant requests, partnership
appeals, letters, emails and related materials to corporations and
foundations for solicitation purposes, and other fundraising
communications to support corporate and foundation engagement best
practices; coordinate with other offices of the college as needed
for proposal development and approvals.
- Meet or exceed confirmed corporate and foundation fundraising
goals and activity metrics, and provides timely progress
- Assure timely and accurate reporting of gift/grant usage and
impact to corporate and foundation investors, and provide updates
on relevant college activities.
- In collaboration with Donor Relations, execute meaningful
recognition and stewardship of new and long-term corporate and
foundation donors and partners.
- Participate consistently in prospect strategy and management
meetings and maintain a proactive partnership with the Research
& Prospect Management Team.
- Collaborate with Advancement Services to acknowledge and
support corporate and foundation matching gifts.
- Serve as primary contact for all corporate and foundation
cultivation and solicitation activities as part of the college's
overall development program.
- Assure that regular meetings with college leadership, faculty
and staff are conducted to identify new opportunities and assure
timely progress on priority projects.
- Serve as the primary CFR liaison for academic
department/program advisory boards/groups.
- Serve as a development liaison to faculty and academic
departments for the purpose of developing content for proposals and
- Work with the president's cabinet including vice president for
academic affairs, vice president for student affairs, vice
president for college advancement, vice president for business and
finance, vice president for equity and inclusion, vice president
for enrollment and others to coordinate all faculty/staff initiated
and/or connected grant proposals for the college.
- Collaborate with college and advancement leadership to build
strong relationships internally and incorporate process
- Assist with other development projects as directed by the Vice
President for College Advancement.
- Assist with development, advancement, and Agnes Scott community
events as requested.
- Attend professional development conferences and trainings.
- Actively review information and publications on the fundraising
profession, philanthropy and advancement best practices.
BA/BS degree in related field of study.
Minimum of five to seven years work experience
with substantive experience in corporate and foundation relations,
fundraising, and/or alumni and volunteer relations management.
Experience in the field of higher education development or related
- Proven track record of grant-writing, soliciting, and closing
corporate and foundation grants, gifts, and sponsorships in the
$25K - $1M+
- Evident ability to work effectively with a team and with many
diverse constituencies in a college
- Highly organized, self-starter with excellent communication and
presentation skills both verbal and written; demonstrated ability
to work independently and to maintain
- Knowledge of and familiarity with corporate and foundation
entities in the Metro Atlanta region
- Familiarity with identifying, cultivating, and soliciting
corporations and foundations for college
- Familiarity with annual, major, and capital giving programs as
well as comprehensive campaign knowledge
- Good working knowledge of Google based productivity
applications as well as MS Office and fundraising database
- Ability to consistently conduct local and regional travel
associated with the execution of the duties described above on a
- Strategic thinking and planning
- Commitment to and advancement of the mission, vision, and short
and long-term goals of Agnes Scott
Irregular and overtime hours are required for special
projects and events.
Intermittent sitting, standing, stooping, crouching, walking, and
occasional moving of light objects. Work is performed in an
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the
general nature and level of work performed by employees within this
classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as
a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and
qualifications required of employees to this job. The omission of
specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the
position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment
to the position.
Please apply online. Position is posted until filled. Due to the
overwhelming response to the college's staff openings we are unable
to respond personally to individual telephone inquiries. No faxed
Agnes Scott College does not discriminate on the basis of, race,
color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age,
veteran status, disability or genetic information, gender identity
and gender expression or any other characteristic protected by law
in its employment. Agnes Scott College has a strong commitment to
diversity and urges members of underrepresented groups to
Health & Safety Measures
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COVID-19 vaccination prior to starting employment unless they have
been granted an exemption based upon a medical or religious