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Assistant/Associate* (*Depending on experience) Director of Institutional Giving

Reporting to the Director of Institutional Giving, this position will help secure funding from institutional sources, including corporations, foundations, and government for the College’s institutional priorities and needs such as scholarship, academic, co-curricular, capital, and community outreach programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Cultivate and maintain relationships with internal institutional stakeholders such as faculty and staff to identify and develop funding needs for projects and proposal development.
  2. Secure funding from external sources such as foundations, corporations, and government agencies by writing and submitting grant proposals, letters of inquiry, and other time-sensitive materials.
  3. Lead grant compliance efforts by working with project directors to track projects and grant awards for effective reporting, and to ensure fulfillment of grant agreements.
  4. Advanced prospect research to identify potential new institutional donors, provide summary analysis, and make recommendations to Director.
  5. Conduct research for proposal development and cases for support. Respond to internal funding research requests from faculty and staff.
  6. Assist the Director with the development and execution of a comprehensive marketing and fundraising plan for foundation and corporate communities.
  7. Contact existing and prospective donors as required. Participate in donor and prospective donor meetings as assigned.
  8. Ensure Department’s timely submission of grant acknowledgement letters and gift processing.
  9. Coordinate/assist with sponsored research functions especially regarding pre- and post-award activities.
  10. Remain knowledgeable about current events, trends, and news that may impact institutional support in higher education and the nonprofit sector.

Qualifications and Requirements:

A qualified candidate for this position must have advanced knowledge of the following: a) development communications such as grant writing and reporting; b) prospect research and analysis; c) project and proposal development; d) project management; e) the fundraising process that includes strategies to cultivate and solicit donors, especially foundations and corporations; f) familiarity with institutional donors such as their interests, giving trends, and priorities; g) familiarity with government grants and sponsored research functions; h) database management; and i) office technology and equipment, including computers and software applications, particularly the Microsoft Office suite. Broad knowledge of academic programs and learning support systems within higher education as well as knowledge of the Catholic community are strongly desired.

The essential abilities and skills of the position are: a) exceptional communication, both written and verbal; b) superior customer service and interpersonal skills; c) outstanding time-management and organizational skills; d) creativity, critical thinking, analytical, and problem-solving; e) initiative and independent judgment; f) ability to positively represent the College at meetings and events; and g) adaptability to work independently and in a team.

Minimum of five years’ experience in grant writing and institutional fundraising, preferably within higher education.

Experience working effectively with internal and external stakeholders to develop projects, prepare and submit proposals, and manage grant requirements.

Minimum of three years’ experience developing and pursuing corporate partnerships and support, and strongly preferred with government grants.

Bachelor's degree in English, communications, or related field from an accredited college or university is required. Advanced degree is preferred; additional certificates in fundraising or grant writing are also preferred.

Valid and current California driver’s license is required.

Work Location:                   Doheny Campus (Downtown Los Angeles)

Start Date:                         Immediately

Applications Deadline:      Open until filled

Contact Information:         Email cover letter, salary history and resume to:  jniculescu@msmc.la.edu

Mount St. Mary's College is an equal opportunity employer. The College is thoroughly committed both to providing equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees, and to providing a work environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. The College will not assist applicants with any visa matter. A background check will be required.

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