Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7145886 (Ref.No. 4198154)
Posted: May 18, 2023
Salary / Pay Rate: $90,000.00 - $100,000.00 Annually
Application Deadline: July 2, 2023

Job Description

Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Salary: $90,000.00 - $100,000.00 Annually

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 2015-1604017

Location: CA 94556, CA

Department: Advancement

Closing: 7/2/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian heritage and Liberal Arts education, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 3,100 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College that they founded.

Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education rooted in inclusive excellence and community. Ranked in the Top 5 Best Colleges: Western Region by U.S. News & World Report, Saint Mary's reputation for exceptional academic quality and unparalleled heart stems from its vibrant heritage as a Lasallian, Catholic, Liberal Arts institution. World-class faculty and exceptional staff join together with students to form a close-knit community that provides innovative education through hands-on, real world experience. The College is also deeply committed to the educational benefits of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, and collaborating with campus partners, the Director serves as the grant writer, project manager, and editor for institutional and faculty proposals; develops proposal budgets; assists in the submission of proposals; creates grant reports for current and prospective partners; tracks relationships in the database; and oversees research related to RFP's and other corporate and foundation funding opportunities. The Director collaborates with Advancement colleagues toward achieving department goals.

a. In collaboration with the Executive Director of CFR, maintain relationships with current foundations
b. Cultivate relationships with prospective foundations
c. Create and manage reporting on grant-funded activities related to foundation portfolio, coordinating with faculty, program directors, and the business office to submit accurate, timely, and complete reports.
d. Track relationship activities in database.
e. Coordinate research and discovery of new foundation partners

a. Serve as the grant writer, project manager, and editor for institutional and faculty proposals.
b. Collaborate with campus partners to develop grant proposals, including narrative writing, budgeting, gathering supporting documentation, internal reviews and approvals, and packaging the proposal for submission.
c. Support budget development. Work with campus partner to develop the proposal budget in coordination with the College's Business Office and according to the foundation's stated guidelines.
d. Obtain appropriate College data, Business Office approval and signatures
e. Submit final proposals on behalf of the College
f. Oversee or assist with electronic submission of proposals

In collaboration with the Executive Director of CFR:
a. Maintain relationships with current corporate partners.
b. Cultivate relationships with prospective corporate partners.
c. Create and manage reporting on grant-funded activities related to portfolio, coordinating with faculty program directors, and the business office to submit accurate, timely, and complete reports.
d. Track relationship activities in database.
e. Coordinate research and discovery of new corporate partners.
f. Develop and maintain collaborative relationships and strategies to increase number and quality of corporate partnerships.?

a. Work with college leadership to identify projects that are aligned with both college priorities and foundation/corporate interests
b. Collaborate with Advancement colleagues, contributing to achievement of department goals and participating in department activities.
c. Cultivate relationships with faculty and program directors to support their engagement of corporate and foundation funders.
d. Contribute to refining grants policies and procedures.

Experience and Qualifications

Education: REQUIRED: Bachelors degree or relevant experience
PREFERRED: Master's degree

Experience: 3-5 years of grants, fundraising or relevant experience

Skills/Abilities: Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Strong MS Office skills ( Excel, Word, Powerpoint); strong persuasive skills.

Supplemental Information
Application Instructions: Please apply online at Your application is
considered complete if you include the following:
1. Resume
2. Cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to
support the Mission of the College
3. The name and contact information for three (3) professional references
4. Consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle
check, and a third-party background check
Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all. College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, and gender identity, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws. Saint Mary's College annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable
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