Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations
Saint Mary's College
June 19, 2018
Notre Dame, Indiana
Higher Education Institution
Saint Mary's College seeks a Director of Corporate, Foundation and Government Relations (CFGR) to direct and manage the programs that identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward corporate, foundation and government prospects for gifts and grants in support of College-wide and special project initiatives.
The CFGR program is an integral component of the complete resource development effort for Saint Mary's College. This director will create, implement and evaluate the strategies necessary to enhance the knowledge and positive financial response of foundations, government agencies and corporations as they relate to the College’s strategic plan. The director inspires and facilitates collaboration with Saint Mary’s academic departments, senior administrative officers and prospect research to identify College priorities and devise strategies to secure such funding. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Coordinates grant proposal concept and submission process for faculty and staff.
Establishes and manages a reliable database and library of foundation prospects. Researches independent private, corporate and family foundations to identify their funding goals/interests, matching them with Saint Mary’s priorities.
Maintains systems for tracking grant development, proposal submissions and as necessary, grants management/administration requirements.
Responds proactively to identified priorities of the College for which foundation funds are needed.
Responds reactively to Requests for Proposals; consults with senior officers to match requests with identified College priorities.
Establishes customized “moves” strategies that manage the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship processes by which foundation relationships are enhanced and foundation funds are secured. Works closely with other development directors to cultivate and solicit family foundations.
Provides regular personal contact with Department Chairs as well as training, support materials and other technical support for faculty and administrators to secure foundation funding.
Maintains comprehensive knowledge of corporate philanthropy and foundation grant making issues.
QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s degree in Communications or a related field is required along with a minimum of five (5) years of demonstrated success in grant writing, resource development, or comparable experience. A graduate degree is preferred.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via email to email@example.com or via U.S. Mail to Saint Mary’s College, Office of Human Resources, 104 Facilities Building, Notre Dame, IN 46556.
Saint Mary’s College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In keeping with the College’s mission, Saint Mary’s is committed to increasing racial and ethnic diversity at all levels—students, faculty, and staff—and seeks applications from candidates who share this commitment.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Saint Mary's College
Saint Mary’s College is an all-women’s Catholic institution located just north of South Bend, Indiana, on 100 acres of trees, gardens, and manicured lawns. It is fully accredited through the Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association with more than 30 undergraduate majors, 4 graduate programs, and approximately 1,600 students. The tradition of empowering women through excellent academic programs and spiritual support began with its founding in 1844 by the Sisters of the Holy Cross. Saint Mary’s College has practiced its core values of learning, community, faith/spirituality, and justice for more than 170 years. The College continues to grow and prosper, with approximately 20,000 living alumnae.
Saint Mary’s College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In keeping with the College’s mission, Saint Mary’s is committed to increasing its diversity at all levels—students, faculty, and staff—and seeks applications from candidates who share this commitment.