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Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Providence College
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 18, 2022
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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 publications.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations Overview
Develop strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of corporations and foundations to support Providence College. Essential Duties:
  1. 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.
  2. 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 each donor.
  3. 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 proposal submissions.
  4. 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.
  5. Prepare and write appropriate outreach letters and other external/internal correspondence.
  6. Maintain relationships with campus partners to ensure proper grant implementation throughout the cycle of each grant.
Marginal Duties:
  1. 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 multi-task.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
Physical Demands
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 essential functions.
  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
  • 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 keyboard
  • Communication skills using the spoken word
  • Ability to see within normal parameters
  • Ability to hear within normal range
  • Ability to move about
Employee Status Full Time Salary Grade 21 (Min. $70,472/Mid. $91,614/Max. $112,756) Union Status Non-Union Shift: Other If other, please enter regular schedule. EEO Statement
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

Requisition Number AS706P Closing Date Open Until Filled Special Instructions to Applicants Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation

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