The three-person Grants, Foundation and Corporate Relations (GFCR) office works collaboratively with Advancement Operations, Alumni Engagement, Communication & Public Relations, and Development to support Macalester’s mission. The department’s work with faculty, in support of both research and curricular projects, also puts the program and team in close orbit with Academic Affairs. Over the last five years, awards garnered through the GFCR Office have averaged $2.75 million with an average of 76 grant requests submitted annually.
The Assistant Director of Grants, Foundation and Corporate Relations assists Macalester faculty and staff to develop and submit high quality funding proposals and supports post-award administration. In this role, the Assistant Director provides encouragement, strategic guidance and technical assistance. By supplying expertise and knowledge about fund-seeking and post-award management, the Assistant Director enables faculty and staff to focus on project/program development and project implementation. In this role, the Assistant Director of Grants, Foundation and Corporate Relations will have primary responsibility for assisting faculty in the natural sciences and mathematics fields. The Assistant Director collaborates with other Grants, Foundation and Corporate Relations staff in the cultivation of corporate, foundation, and government funders, and in the stewarding of their investments in Macalester and is also involved in reporting and stewardship activities for Macalester’s Davis United World College Scholars Program.
The Assistant Director reports to the Director of GFCR. The Assistant Director is responsible for: (1) identifying and explaining funding opportunities that align with faculty research, professional development, and curricular projects (2) supporting faculty proposal development including reviewing and editing narratives, constructing and refining budgets, and securing timely institutional proposal clearance (3) assisting with post-award administration by initiating award set-up, working with faculty to produce high quality reports of grant activity, developing and editing reports on institutional projects, and facilitating approvals for and notification of changes to award (4) researching appropriate institutional information and data for inclusion in reports and proposals (5) arranging events, in collaboration with the Special Events office, related to effective stewardship and to supporting the office's role in the campus community, and (6) contributing to departmental administration such as maintaining accurate records of grant activity and proposal outcomes, assisting with gift acknowledgments, and keeping up-to-date grant files
The ideal candidate will have: • A minimum of one year of experience with foundation relations and/or academic grant seeking • A bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree preferred. A degree in natural sciences, mathematics, or a related field is preferred • Superior writing/editing skills and strength in developing and writing a logical, compelling case for support • Excellent computational and analytical skills as well as outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills. • Familiarity with software systems used by grantmakers, such as NSF’s Fastlane, a plus. • Occasional night and weekend work should be expected, including modest amounts of travel to attend professional meetings. • Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with faculty, staff, students, and funder representatives from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds
For best consideration, please submit resume and cover letter in one PDF through the Macalester Employment Opportunities webpage no later than December 22, 2017. Review of applications will begin immediately. This posting will close on December 22, 2017.
Since its founding in 1874, Macalester has provided students with the inspiration, insight, and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Macalester enrolls nearly 2,100 students who come from virtually every state and 91 countries. Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college known for its high standards of scholarship and its special emphases on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.
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Applicants must be authorized to work in the US upon employment start date.
Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities and women.
Founded in 1874, Macalester College has had an intense focus on educating students in an international tradition. It inspires ambitious, committed and talented young people who have the potential to change the world and prepares them to do just that. Students come to campus to learn, engage, explore, invent, have fun, make friends, devise, design, discover, speak out, and gain the experience, skills and knowledge needed to fulfill their dreams and their greatest ambitions.