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Director/AVP, Grant and Foundation Giving
Dean College Franklin, MA (Onsite) Full-Time
*Category:*: Administration/Staff*Subscribe:*: *Department:*: Institutional Advancement*Locations:*: Franklin, MA*Posted:*: Sep 20, 2022*Closes:*: Open Until Filled*Type:*: Full-Time Fiscal Year*Position ID:*: 153475About Dean College:Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the opportunity to discover and exceed their greatest aspirations. A personal and transformative community since 1865, Dean tirelessly inspires our students to unimagined heights through personalized support and integrated delivery of academic, co-curricular and experiential learning. Our graduates are lifelong learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility and demonstrate leadership.Recognized as a Top Regional College by U.S. News & World Report for eleven consecutive years and named a College of Distinction for five consecutive years, Dean serves approximately 1,200 full-time students and 400 part-time students and offers more than 50 combined bachelor's and associate degree programs and specializations, as well as a robust schedule of continuing studies, EMT and certificate programs throughout the year.Dean College is perfectly situated in Franklin, Massachusetts, which is conveniently located between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island and is accessible to Boston by commuter rail. The Dean College/Franklin station is only a five-minute walk from campus. Approximately 87 percent of the College's student population lives on campus.Dean provides a supportive academic environment that thrives on hands-on engagement and exceptional teaching. This community-wide commitment of always going the extra mile for students is known as *The Dean Difference*. Outside of the classroom, students participate in 16 athletic teams and more than 30 on-campus groups and organizations.Ninety-six percent of our bachelor's degree students are employed or enrolled in graduate school within 12 months of graduation. Alumni are hard at work in top-ranked graduate programs and are employed by organizations such as Universal Studios, Dell Technologies, Liberty Mutual, Kraft Sports + Entertainment, the Boston Ballet, and more.*What is The Dean Difference?*The Dean Difference isn't any one thing. It's not a program or a professor. It's not a single class or a club. It's the way our academics support networks and community overlap, interweave and magnify each other. Our difference unites us. It's our secret formula. It's the nucleus around which we orbit. It isn't one thing, it's everything.Job Description:This position is responsible for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of grant and foundation gifts for the College, including all associated meetings, activities, and proposals. This individual will work closely with all elements of the Dean leadership, academic and co-curricular communities to develop individually tailored strategies targeted to each prospect. Prospects will include private foundations and local/state/federal grants.Job Duties:* Works closely, under the supervision of the Vice President and with college leadership, to develop and maintain a comprehensive prospect listing of all potential grant and foundation donors.* Manages communication and outreach strategies to grant and foundation prospects.* Develops individual prospect strategies and solicits grants and foundations.* Works with internal colleagues to create clear and compelling funding proposals. With the VP, writes, prepares and submits grant proposals.* Travels to meet with foundations on behalf of the College.* Enhances strategic relationships with foundations to secure funding in support of College priorities.* Oversees the management and reporting requirements of acquired grants.* Participates in campus-wide committees as required.* Other duties as assigned.Requirements:* A bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline required. * A minimum of five years of grant/foundation gift experience, preference for experience within higher education.* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.* Must have superior writing skills with careful attention to every minor detail in all proposals, correspondence, and communications.* Demonstrates proven ability to achieve strong and trusting relationships with campus colleagues and key fundraising prospects.* Must have outstanding organizational skills and the ability to efficiently utilize time and resources in coordinating prospect visits.* Must ensure ethical and principle-based standards and expectations.* Be proficient with Microsoft Office, and fundraising software, Raisers Edge preferred.* Must participate in the College mission.* COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster required.Additional Information:Dean College is an equal-opportunity, Title IX institution and pledges to recruit, select and promote diversity by providing equality of opportunity in higher education for all persons, including faculty and staff with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion, and applicants for admission, enrolled students and graduates without discrimination or segregation.The College is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students, faculty, and community members. All employment decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis.Dean College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law.This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in College programs, services, and activities. A pre-employment background screen is required for all employees.Application Instructions:Please submit your Resume/CV, Cover Letter, and contact information of three references. (PLEASE NOTE: Applications that are incomplete will not be considered).Note: After submitting your resume/CV, the subsequent page gives you instructions that enable you to upload your Cover Letter and any additional documents.See the [FAQ]([ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Director/AVP, Grant and Foundation Giving for using our online system.Please [contact us]([ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Director/AVP, Grant and Foundation Giving if you need assistance applying through this website.[Returning Applicants - Login]([ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Director/AVP, Grant and Foundation Giving to your Dean College Careers Account to check your completed application or upload additional documents.
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