University is pleased to announce a career opportunity for a part
time Fundraising Proposal Writer, Philanthropic Partnerships!
Suffolk University is one of the areas leading universities and the
only one situated in the center of Boston. Founded in 1906, the
University is comprised of three esteemed schoolsthe College of
Arts and Sciences, Suffolk University Law School, and the Sawyer
Business School. Suffolks 86,000 alumni are professionally
successful and civically engaged, and they reside in Massachusetts,
across the United States, and in over 150 countries. Suffolk is
beginning an exciting new era and building a comprehensive
Advancement program to support the University and its plans for the
future under the direction of the Senior Vice President,
Suffolk seeks a
Fundraising Proposal Writer to work as an important member of the
Philanthropic Partnerships program in support of the Office of
Advancements fundraising goals and the Universitys mission. This
position will identify and secure philanthropic support for the
University from corporations, foundations and individuals by
writing detailed, comprehensive and persuasive proposals. For the
successful candidate, the opportunity exists to develop, write, and
implement comprehensive fundraising strategies for donor
engagement, acquisition, stewardship, retention and the upgrading
of donations. The Fundraising Proposal Writer will work in concert
with the Senior Director of Philanthropic Partnerships, Advancement
and University colleagues, faculty, and other stakeholders to
increase financial support to Suffolk University from grant-making
institutions and individual principal and major gift prospects. The
position is part-time with the possibility of being expanded to
proposals and philanthropic grant applications to raise
philanthropic gifts for the University.
Write a minimum
of new and renewing grant proposals each year for principal gifts
in the seven to eight figure range and major gifts in a range of
Advancement colleagues, faculty, volunteers, deans, administrators
and other key stakeholders to identify new corporate and foundation
fundraising opportunities and new funding sources to increase
corporate, foundation and individual support in the following
areas: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Financial Aid; Career
Services; Faculty Development/ Recruitment/Endowed
Professorships/Chairs; Experiential Learning;Athletics; Disability
Services; Dual Enrollment/Steps to Success; Suffolk CARES and
Student Emergency Assistance; other initiatives in support of the
Suffolk Strategic Plan 2025; and emerging needs.
with the Senior Vice President, Advancement, Senior Director,
Philanthropic Partnerships, Senior Leadership, and other
colleagues, develop transformational, principal gift-level cases
fundraising colleagues with creating and finalizing individual
principal and major gift proposals.
Management and Stewardship
fundraising proposal and philanthropic grants submission, reporting
and stewardship processes to facilitate and increase corporate,
foundation, and individual giving to the University.
Maintain a high
level of attention to detail as it relates to managing
philanthropic grants and proposals. Activities include managing
deadlines and timelines as well as the collection of supporting
materials and documentation, sharing information with volunteers
including written solicitation strategies, accomplishing projects
and tasks in the prescribed timeframe, and keeping colleagues
informed as needed concerning program strategies and progress.
program and donor stewardship, planning and coordination of site
visits, and the production and delivery of progress reports.
Serve as an
engaged and active member of the Advancement team, attending
academic presentations and student life activities, and
participating in University events and special programs.
or equivalent preferred.
experience writing successful fundraising proposals required, as
well as excellent written and oral communications skills.
experience of at least five years working in Advancement or an
corporate and foundation fundraising resources preferred.
experience working with diverse populations and a strong commitment
to help developing and implementing the Universitys Diversity,
Equity and Inclusion policies and goals
ability to collaborate with and advise staff and work independently
and as part of a team to reach Advancement fundraising goals.
ability to work independently with a variety of prospects, donors,
the Universitys senior leadership, faculty and program
detail-oriented organizational skills.
Ability to work
weekends and evenings, as assigned.
Blackbaud Raisers Edge or a similar constituent database
duties as assigned.