Manages the Universityâ™s process for Limited Opportunity Foundation submissions - approximately 30 annual or biannual submissions to foundations that require the University to conduct an internal competition to select nominees to represent the University.
Coordinates information and meetings with interested faculty, the Provostâ™s office, internal review panels, and the foundation funders for the purpose of developing Limited Opportunity Submissions.
Develops relationships with faculty, administration, and fundraisers in the sciences for the purpose of increasing funding from foundations and corporations.
Maintains a broad understanding of current and emerging science priorities and programs at the University in order to determine alignment with foundation and corporation funding interests.
Works with faculty in the sciences seeking foundation support for projects by identifying foundation prospects and providing guidance on approaches to potential funders.
Identifies foundation and corporate opportunities proactively for science faculty/academic units; cultivates relationships between the science units and the relevant foundation and corporate program officers.
Maintains an extensive understanding of the science foundation and corporate giving landscape to identify current and emerging funding opportunities and to provide insight for University partners.
Researches science foundation priorities, program areas and trends in their philanthropy.
Utilizes strong science understanding to distill complex research projects into short summaries for both academic and non-academic audiences; drafts non-routine correspondence regularly.
Drafts and/or edits proposal narratives, assembles proposal packets, and manages submissions for institutional funding.
Liaises with ARD Communications to disseminate messaging to institutional audiences on University news.
Maintains accurate, up-to-date information on prospects and donors in ARD development system database.
Seeks opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance, including building networks within the University and with colleagues at peer institutions.
Serves as liaison and acts as a resource to student group leaders seeking corporate involvement in projects and conferences. Works with colleagues to develop and implement an annual strategic plan for corporate development. Provides assistance and guidance with special projects.
Works with multiple databases. Uses best practices and a moderate/high level of knowledge of donor programs to create and maintain reports.
Performs other related work as needed.
Undergraduate science degree.
Graduate science degree.
Background in science, nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, sales or similar professional work experience.
Strong verbal and written skills, high attention to detail and follow-up, and excellent organizational skills.
Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, the internal workings of the University as well as the technology tools available to the Office of Alumni Relations and Development, including Griffin (the University's Donor Relationship Management System), Microsoft Windows computer environment, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
Work collegially and collaboratively in a team setting.
Travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business.
Willing and able to work evenings and weekends.
Dress code of business or business casual attire.
Familiarity with the principles and practices of development and alumni relations.
Self-motivated and able to take initiative.
Prioritize multiple projects and independently follow through with detail.
Standard office environment.
Cover letter addressed to Angela Jacobs (preferred)
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