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Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Grants

The Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Grants (CFGG) has primary responsibility for planning, organizing, and implementing programs designed to secure major gifts and grants from private and public sources. The CFGG works on both institutional grants as well as on faculty grants. Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement & University Communications, this position also interacts closely with the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Essential functions include but are not limited to:

  1. Design, implement and manage a comprehensive, proactive development plan focused on expanding corporate, foundation and government relationships and coordinating the activity needed to secure support, including working with volunteers.
  2. Monitor business and philanthropic trends and, in turn, identify corporate, foundation and government prospects that will lead to commitments supporting the mission and strategic plan of the University.
  3. Work closely with faculty and the Vice President for Academic Affairs to identify funders in their areas of interest and assist in the development and presentation of proposals.
  4. Initiate opportunities for faculty and administrators to interact with corporate, foundation and government prospect's interest and funding priorities.
  5. Develop competitive proposals for corporate, foundation, and government prospects to leverage support of University goals including annual grant award targets of $1M+.
  6. Monitor submission deadlines, prepare and edit proposals and supporting budget materials, secure institutional approvals, and manage the final submission to prospects.
  7. Develop and maintain a complete stewardship plan for all funders including reporting to donor organizations as per their requirement, overseeing post-award administration, and communication with campus recipients to ensure all stipulations of award are being met.
  8. Act as the University's authorized organizational representative for submissions of government proposals via and other federal government application sites.
  9. Perform occasional indirect supervision of the Stewardship & Research Officer for grant-relation functions, including grants database and prospect management, grant reporting timetables and reports, and specialized foundation and corporation grant proposals. Proposal work will be undertaken under the supervision of the Director.
  10. Performs such similar, comparable, or related duties as may be required or assigned.

  • Knowledge: Bachelor's degree required.
  • Experience: Minimum 3-5 years experience in grants writing is required, with a successful track record of securing funding at the five- and six-figure level, and occasional awards of $1M+. Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills are essential. Must have experience working with staff, faculty, volunteers, and donors. Past experience in higher education preferred.
  • Skills/Aptitude: Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, is required. Knowledge of Raiser's Edge preferred.
  • Working Conditions: Normal office environment. Some overtime may be required.
All applicants must submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Salary requirements
  • Resume
  • Contact information for 3 professional references

  • Additional Information:

    Notre Dame of Maryland University does not discriminate in offering equal access to its educational programs and activities or with respect to employment terms and conditions on the basis of age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or protected veteran's status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policy: Greg FitzGerald, Chief of Staff, Notre Dame of Maryland University, 4701 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210, 410-532-5109.

    For all other employment inquiries, please contact Human Resources at 410-532-5898 or Notre Dame of Maryland University is an EEO/AA employer.

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