Reports to Director of Grants and Research
Works with and assists Director of Grants & Research by researching, writing and editing grant proposals and reports for institutional and individual donors, conducting donor prospect research and assisting with donor stewardship efforts.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities/Functions
- Works with and assists the Director, Grants & Research to streamline efforts in foundation, corporate and government grantors and individual donors.
- Maintains grants calendar and funding database to track funding requirements and deadlines.
- Writes, edits, gathers and maintains background data, performance metrics, budget information and attachments for grant proposals for general operating support, program development and restricted fund needs and assures accuracy of all information.
- Writes and submits 30 proposals to qualified sources.
- Prepares interim and final reports to foundation, corporate and government grantors and individual donors. Ensures that such follow-up communication is on time, accurate, detailed and metric-driven.
- Ensures that grant files and actions in Raisers Edge database are current and completed per established guidelines
- Assists with developing a target list of new foundation and corporate giving prospects and prepares summary profiles for each utilizing tools such as Grant Watch, FDO and other databases
- Conducts prospect research on campus visitors and potential funders using multiple online sources including Research Point.
- Identifies and researches lapsed foundation and corporate donors, and prepares/updates information for each.
- Participates in creating strategies to engage foundations and grant-making corporations.
- Develops and maintains narratives and internal statistics such as student demographics, PELL eligible student count, etc. for general operating support and special funding projects.
- Produces the Year in Review annual impact document.
- Participates in the Student Scholarship Program by producing materials as needed, such as donor profiles, power point program content, etc.
- Schedules arrangements and accompanies Director, Grants & Research on solicitation visits and funding proposal meetings as requested.
Qualifications (Skills and Abilities Required)
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Two years of fundraising or research experience
- General computer skills, Microsoft Office Suite, Blackbaud/Raisers Edge
- High level of writing ability and research expertise
- Excellent spelling and grammatical skills, letter writing experience
- Exceptional attention to detail
- Ability to cheerfully and effectively manage multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment.
- Experience with communicating effectively and tactfully with a wide variety of internal and external constituents, including donors, partners, program officers, trustees, faculty and senior executives.
- Extensive Computer Work
- Meetings mainly on campus, but some will require local travel.
- Ability to carry 25 pounds.
- Ability to walk up and down stairs.
- Ability to walk around campus to other buildings.
Please send cover letter, resume, Williamson Employment Application, and contact info for at least three references to (email preferred):
Arlene A. Snyder, CFRE
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Williamson College of the Trades
106 South New Middletown Road
Media, PA 19063