Holy Names University in Oakland, CA is seeking a Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations.
Working with the VP for University Advancement, this Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations will be responsible for increasing funding from foundations, corporations, and other institutional funders through effective prospect research, persuasive proposals, and compliance/stewardship of existing awards. The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations plays a critical role in HNU's efforts to deepen its philanthropic relationships with institutional funders, including government agencies. In furtherance of the university's integrated strategic plan, the Director both develops and implements the strategy for corporate and foundation engagement. This includes advising senior leadership, collaboration with faculty/staff on proposal development, and maintaining a strong line of communication with institutional funders.
The director shall serve as a key member of the Vice President for University Advancement's management team and as a key conduit to faculty and staff at the university, using discretion, enthusiasm, and sound judgement in the implementation of HNU's corporate and foundation relations program.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF POSITION: Lead all phases of the grant funding cycle – from cultivation and solicitation to compliance and stewardship. Provide work direction to vendors, shared administrative assistant and/or student worker. Meet dollar and activity metrics as set with the VP for University Advancement. Produce well-written, accurate and timely follow-up and related correspondence such as contact reports, cover and thank you letters, e-mails, reports, and briefings in support of cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding institutional funders. Track and record activities as they relate to institutional funders using the CRM database. Regularly attend events in and around the Bay Area, familiarizing oneself with community priorities. Actively participate in community outreach efforts and strategy. Identify and advise the President, Provost, and VP for University Advancement on new program, project, and funding sources. Develop and process all grant and agency contracts, including writing, reviewing, and finalizing proposals. Implement a grant and contract monitoring system to facilitate efficient coordination. In collaboration with the VP for University Advancement, recommend strategies to President and Provost to maximize funding efforts in support of HNU's key initiatives. Arrange meetings for senior leadership with foundation officers. Plan site visits for foundation officers and prepare necessary briefing materials. Using independent decision-making authority, create and manage the grant calendar. Participate as an active member of the Office of University Advancement, sharing information and collaborating with colleagues in a respectful and professional manner. Serve as a member of the Vice President for University Advancement's leadership team. Perform other duties as assigned in support of Holy Names University's mission.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree preferred. Minimum of five years of experience in fundraising/external relations in a non-profit and/or higher education setting. Successful procurement of major institutional funding with a verifiable track record of creating winning proposals required. Familiarity with the Bay Area philanthropic landscape and higher education are essential. An understanding of Federal Grants is strongly preferred. Proficiency in the use of database systems and business software is essential. Familiarity with Blackbaud Raiser's Edge (or the equivalent) is required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong research and analytical skills. Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritizing in order of importance. The ability to maintain and develop institutional relationships. Leadership skills and supervisory experience. Extensive knowledge of Raiser's Edge or a similar constituent database. Willingness to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed. Demonstrate sound judgement in situations requiring independent decision-making and in handling highly confidential and sensitive material. Strong project management, leadership, organizational, and planning skills. The ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment. A proven team player with the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in Advancement and stakeholders (particularly faculty) throughout the university. A strong belief in the mission of HNU. Flexible and available for evening, weekend or early morning events and meetings. The ability to navigate the HNU campus, drive or fly to events is necessary and expected.
TO APPLY: Thereviewofapplicationswillbeginimmediately. For consideration, applicants should submit a Holy Names University staff employment application with a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of professional references to email@example.com.
About Holy Names University (HNU) Oakland's Holy Names University (HNU) was founded in 1868 by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. Rooted in Catholic intellectual and spiritual traditions, the university's mission is to empower and prepare a diverse student body for productive lives of leadership and service in a complex world. HNU offers a liberal arts and professional education through 15 undergraduate majors and seven master's degree programs. HNU's student-centered education, with small class sizes and courses in varied formats and schedules, meets the current needs of adult learners, including first-generation students and working adults. The university's idyllic, 60-acre campus is nestled in the Oakland hills of California and offers panoramic views of San Francisco Bay. To learn more, visit www.hnu.edu.
Holy Names University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome applications from the community, alumni and the general public. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Nestled in the Oakland, CA hills with a panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay, HNU is rooted in Catholic intellectual and spiritual traditions, empowering a diverse student body for leadership and service. Guided by the core values of the Sister of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, HNU is a progressive, inclusive, and rigorous academic community offering a liberal arts and professional education. We prepare students to think critically and imaginatively, to understand and employ the veraious modes of knowledge, to communicate clearly and persuasively, and to promote the common good. Visit our website at www.hnu.edu to learn more about Holy Names University.