The Coordinator of Corporate and Foundation Relations serves as a member of the Development Office and assists in the stewardship, recognition and solicitation of the University’s various constituencies, especially grant making organizations. The Coordinator will be responsible for the grant request process that involves identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding corporations, corporate foundations, private foundations, government grants and other grant making entities. The Coordinator will also provide some support for major gift work and assist with research and other Advancement Services support as needed.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE:
- Design, implement and manage a proactive plan to expand and enhance corporate and foundation relationships.
- Direct and coordinate activities related to obtaining corporate, foundation and governmental monetary support.
- Work closely with development staff and other departments to create opportunities to build and significantly expand corporate and foundation fundraising relationships.
- Identify key alumni within corporations/foundations and review corporate profiles that suggest potential relationships
- Initiate opportunities for faculty, administrators and deans to interact with corporate and foundation prospects and interpret corporate and foundation interests to University constituencies.
- Develop highly competitive proposals for corporate and foundation prospects, leveraging diverse grant maker goals and preferences with University goals. Monitor deadlines, prepare and/or edit proposals, and manage submissions.
- Maintain a portfolio of contacts with corporate, foundation and governmental representatives, creating moves management plans related to them, giving compelling presentations and making fundraising proposals.
- Maintain stewardship and reporting for active corporate and foundation prospects and donors.
- Work with other development staff to inform and improve the organization’s fundraising strategies.
- Guarantee that detailed records of grant activities are entered into Raiser’s Edge.
SKILLS & COMPETENCIES:
- Bachelor's degree required
- Minimum 3-5 years progressively responsible fundraising, business development and/or sales experience
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Demonstrated organizational and project management skills
- Attention to detail and strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
- Self-motivation and discipline to regularly set and achieve goals; initiative and follow-through
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
- Demonstrated ability in grant and proposal writing for varied proposal development
- Knowledge of methods, practices and procedures for obtaining information about the giving priorities of corporations and foundations
- Experience with Raiser’s Edge fundraising software, other CRM software or relational databases
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and work to deadlines
- Ability to learn quickly and adapt to new situations well
- Ability to work with diverse groups of people
- Represent the University positively to all internal and external constituencies
- Familiarity and agreement with the mission, vision and values of Greenville University
- Flexibility to work long hours including weekends and evenings during busy times
The university is located 50 miles east of St. Louis in an attractive residential community of approximately 7,000 people. Greenville was founded in 1892 and is affiliated with the Free Methodist Church, yet draws students from 40+ denominations. For additional information, please visit our website: www.greenville.edu
It is the policy of Greenville University not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, ethnic or national origin, disability, race, gender or prior military service in its educational programs, admissions or employment policies. Greenville University is committed to an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.