Director of Foundation Relations 5826BR University Advancement Development
Detailed Job Description The Director of Foundation Relations works closely with the university senior administrators, department leadership and faculty to raise the necessary support for identified priorities. Manages a portfolio of approximately 100 prospects, creates proposal submission strategies for all prospects, develops relationships with private and family Foundations, solicits major grants above the $100,000 level, and coordinates effective donor stewardship. Reporting to the Executive Director of Foundation Relations, this individual focuses on face-to-face cultivation of major private foundations. The Director of Foundation Relations works collaboratively with the Institute-wide advancement team on behalf of RIT, and continuously seeks ways to increase effectiveness and efficiency.
Manage a portfolio of approximately 100 prospects.
Develop and cultivate relationships with private and family Foundations.
Work strategically with university senior leaders, faculty and staff to develop proposal submission strategies for those prospects.
Solicit grants in the $100,000 -plus range and coordinate effective stewardship plans and grant reporting requirements.
Represent Foundation Relations at various training opportunities, workshops, and events on- and off-campus.
Department/College Description In the Division of University Advancement at RIT, we are dedicated to advancing RIT's mission by fostering deep and meaningful connections with alumni, parents, friends, and organizations with the goal of increasing the resources available to the university through greater volunteer engagement and increased philanthropic support. As Advancement professionals, we seek support from a variety of investors to ensure a life-transforming RIT education is accessible to the talented students who seek to join us. We collaborate with the RIT community to lead with premier faculty, grow student research opportunities, expand experiential education, build innovative maker and learning facilities and improve the world through research and discovery.
RITs Division of University Advancement (UADV) is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. All members of our division are committed to building and sustaining an equitable and inclusive work environment where diversity is celebrated and valued. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with each other, our constituents and our broader communities. We are dedicated to developing and implementing best practices to promote even greater diversity through our employee retention and hiring, accessibility, marketing materials, constituent engagement and in pursuit of our philanthropic goals.
As a member of the RIT community, you'll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).
Required Minimum Qualifications
Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in a non-profit, government or philanthropic setting with demonstrated knowledge of proposal writing and grants management
Excellent analytical and editorial writing skills
Excellent oral communication skills
Sophisticated interpersonal and project management skills
High degree of computer literacy
Willingness to travel
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Required Application Documents
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Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the Great Colleges to Work For. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and www.rit.edu.
As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employees pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RITs Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at: https://www.rit.edu/fa/humanresources/content/benefits-health-and-wellness
RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov
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