Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic
liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic
excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive
Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant
experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education
institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed
to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social,
moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence
College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is
essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives
to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the
global environment in which we live and work.
The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s
capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational
offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally,
Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from
New York City.
For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S.
News & World Report
“Regional Universities – North
Category” and has been commended by several other ranking
Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Develop strategies for the identification, cultivation,
solicitation, and stewardship of corporations and foundations to
support Providence College.
- Lead the Corporate and Foundation Relations Department to
identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects for corporate
and foundation support by developing relationships with corporate
and foundation decision makers. Oversee the implementation and
continued growth of the Corporate Partners Program. Integrate CFR
priorities and opportunities into the overall development plan.
Supervise CFR team members.
- Manage an individual portfolio of corporate and foundation
prospects. Visit, cultivate, and solicit prospective organizations
and corporations. Ensure that corporate and foundation proposals
are researched, written, and submitted on deadline. Prepare
stewardship reports and complete reporting requirements specific to
- Build productive relationships with faculty, administrators and
senior College leaders to increase the level of proposal activity.
Participate actively in the identification of corporate and
foundation funding opportunities and bring key, high priority
initiatives to the attention of faculty, deans, and other
administrative leaders. Collaborate with campus partners on
- Provide leadership to and collaboration with the College’s
Sponsored Projects and Research Compliance office, building a
strategic alignment and identifying opportunities for complementary
projects and enhanced support for identified priorities.
- Prepare and write appropriate outreach letters and other
- Maintain relationships with campus partners to ensure proper
grant implementation throughout the cycle of each grant.
- Perform all other duties as may be required.
Education and Experience Required
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution required.
- Minimum of six to eight years’ relevant experience in
fundraising, predominately in corporate/foundations work or an
equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Significant previous grant writing experience with proven track
record of success.
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
- Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of
- Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
- Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers
rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a
- Communication skills using the spoken word
- Ability to see within normal parameters
- Ability to hear within normal range
- Ability to move about
21 (Min. $70,472/Mid. $91,614/Max. $112,756)
If other, please enter regular schedule.
Providence College does not discriminate against any person because
of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, gender, except
where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification, sexual
orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran
status, or genetic information. The College will develop, and from
time to time update, an affirmative action program and will insist
on a good-faith effort on the part of its employees to comply with
the program. The College will request and expect its agents and
those with whom it conducts its affairs to meet the commitment of
this important program.
Posting Detail Information
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Documents Needed To Apply
- Cover Letter
- Letter of Recommendation