Date: August 25, 2023
Title: Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
: The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations leads collegewide research, strategy, and execution of cultivating relationships with foundations, corporations, and other grant making organizations. Working collaboratively with institutional leadership and faculty, they will identify and obtain grants to support priority institutional projects, faculty research, and special programs. The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations serves as a central clearinghouse for all grant requests and as the point of contact for program staff from grant making organizations. The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations is also responsible for grants management and reporting for the institution.
Serving on the Institutional Advancement Leadership Team and reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations will contribute to college advancement strategic planning, goalsetting, and developing key metrics to measure success. As a leader and coach, the Director will also embrace a positive work environment, collaborate with colleagues and institutional leadership, provide counsel to the Vice President, and is intrinsically motivated to contribute to individual, programmatic, and organizational goals.
Remote/hybrid work may be an option with this position.
- The Director is actively engaged in working to establish long-term partnerships and strengthen existing relationships with the corporate and foundation sector that will result in funding for the immediate and long-term goals of the College
- Identify corporate and foundation prospects and develop effective solicitation strategies to secure funding for campus priority initiatives
- Submit proposals including writing the narrative, organizing support documents, distributing draft proposals for review, and preparing grant package for mailing
- Research foundation, corporate and government funding sources and prospects in response to current and future institutional priorities and identify promising opportunities
- Provide faculty and staff with information regarding grant resources and deadlines through a website and grant newsletter
- Plan visits to foundations and corporations for the program and institutional leadership
- Provide thoughtful, consistent and appropriate stewardship through timely submission of reports
- Co-manage development assistant and contract grant writer(s); also manage student interns
- The Director serves as liaison with the Office of Academic Affairs concerning corporate and foundation relations
- Ability to create and maintain positive relationships with all internal and external constituents
- Manage post-award requirements and deadlines for reporting
- Occasional travel and staffing of events (WickWeek, True Blue, Commencement, etc.) during evenings and on weekends
- The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations is expected to comply with all applicable College, Federal, State, local and associational regulations.
- As a representative of the College, the Director of Corporate and Foundation and Relations is expected to comport themselves in a professional manner at all times, both on and off campus.
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned
: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required for the position with at least five years of experience in grant writing or a similar field/position.
- Supervisory experience a plus
- High level of communication skills verbally and written across multiple disciplines
- Knowledge of Microsoft Software (Word, Excel, Access and Outlook)
- Experience working with a CRM and other fundraising tracking software
- Ability to maintain deadlines
- Must be able to use all types of standard office equipment
- Ability to multi-task with strong organizational skills
- Integrity and professionalism
- Knowledge of foundation, corporate and government grant making
- Understanding of budgets and resource allocation
- Ability to develop strategies to achieve fundraising goals, analyze results and adjust plans to reflect those results
- Ability to work independently on complex projects and yet maintain close connection with colleagues from all departments
An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,200 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority, and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce. The College features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to “be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.”
Hartwick operates as a community of learners where there is a very real sense of belonging and connection. By joining Hartwick, you become part of a group of people who work together, share in our successes, and a celebrate our accomplishments. All positions at Hartwick contribute to the education and development of students with the opportunity to see the impact on future leaders—what you do at Hartwick really matters.
Our beautiful 425-acre campus is located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, New York—a charming town near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, flexible scheduling, opportunities to engage in athletic and cultural events (concerts, exhibits, and lectures) and tuition benefits for eligible employees and their dependents.
Hartwick College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression and is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening “the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community.” Women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
Hartwick College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational and employment environment. Employment at Hartwick College is therefore contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.
Hartwick College is committed to a diverse candidate pool, values an inclusive workforce and workplace environment, and wishes to minimize or eliminate the impact of implicit bias during the search and hiring process.
All applicants are asked to submit the following materials with their online applications:
- A cover letter;
- A resume;
- A Diversity Statement that addresses how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement (
- The names and contact information for three references, with annotation regarding how the reference is related to you and your work (at least one of your references must be from a current and/or previous supervisor).
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
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