Associate Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations

Saint Joseph's University   Philadelphia, PA   Full-time     Management
Posted on April 29, 2022
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Saint Joseph’s University

Associate Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations


Position Summary:

The Associate Director will assist the Director to develop and carry out strategies that match University needs with corporate and foundation interests. The Associate Director will assist with the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of corporate and foundation prospects. This will include managing a grants calendar, developing and submitting letters of inquiry, and writing proposals and reports in partnership with the Director. The candidate will be responsible for overseeing the reporting process for various grant programs, establishing and maintaining internal and donor relationships in partnership with the Director, and conducting database management on behalf of the CFR team. All activities will advance the University’s academic plan and Advancement goals.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Grants Program Management (50%)
  • Work with internal colleagues to gather all necessary data for proposals and reports
  • Manage reporting and solicitation calendars for new and existing donors
  • Ensure that reporting requirements, proposal requirements, and deadlines are met
  • Manage database (Blackbaud) tracking and reporting system for pipeline and open proposals for the CFR team
  • Assist with stewardship events and activities relating to CFR pipeline
  • Fundraising (50%)
  • Assist the Director to secure $1-3 million in new commitments annually
  • Prepare and write proposals for submission – a minimum of 30 C&F proposals per year and a minimum of 10 C&F reports per year in collaboration with the Director
  • Visit with corporate and foundation donors and prospects to communicate the University’s needs, make the case for support, and improve relationship
  • Identify and research new and existing corporate and foundation prospects
  • Steward existing corporate and foundation relationships
  • Collaborate with academic leadership, faculty, and advancement colleagues to identify potential projects for funding
  • Performance evaluation will be based on achieving annually stated team goals, as well as other duties and responsibilities.


Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:

  • Some evening and weekend work is required (averaging 10 – 15 days per year).


Minimum Requirements:

  • An undergraduate college degree from an accredited, four-year institution is required.
  • Three years of experience in a professional field (fundraising, non-profit, sales, project management, etc) or an equivalent combination of education and experience, are required.
  • Demonstrable track record of strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral
  • Well-organized, self-motivated, resourceful and able to work independently.
  • Expertise with computers and software packages, e.g. word processing, spreadsheets and database software


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in writing/research/analysis intensive areas
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with multiple constituencies in an academic setting


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Saint Joseph's University is a private, Catholic, and Jesuit institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and make positive contributions to that mission. Saint Joseph's is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce.