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:
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Initiate opportunities for faculty and administrators to
interact with corporate, foundation and government prospect's
interest and funding priorities.
- Develop competitive proposals for corporate, foundation, and
government prospects to leverage support of University goals
including annual grant award targets of $1M+.
- Monitor submission deadlines, prepare and edit proposals and
supporting budget materials, secure institutional approvals, and
manage the final submission to prospects.
- 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.
- Act as the University's authorized organizational
representative for submissions of government proposals via
Grants.gov and other federal government
- 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.
- Performs such similar, comparable, or related duties as may be
required or assigned.
All applicants must submit:
Contact information for 3 professional references
- 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
- Skills/Aptitude: Working knowledge of Microsoft Office,
Grants.gov is required. Knowledge of
Raiser's Edge preferred.
- Working Conditions: Normal office environment. Some
overtime may be required.
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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.
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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.
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