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Manager of Foundation and Government Grants (51355) at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Job Description:

Job Details

Job Location: Mount St. Joseph University - Cincinnati, OH

Position Type: Full Time

Education Level: 4 Year Degree

Description Purpose:The Manager of Foundation and Government Grants is responsible for planning, implementing, evaluating and championing fundraising efforts which identify, cultivate and solicit corporations and foundations to obtain funds for both ad-hoc projects and ongoing institutional priorities at the Mount St. Joseph University.

  • Develop and expand on current relationships with the colleges corporate and foundation donors and prospects;

  • Broaden the base of corporate, business, and foundation prospects, to reflect corporations/businesses that successfully recruit on campus including corporations with existing relationships to faculty and/or departments, as well as corporations known by volunteer leaders and Board members;

  • Cultivate and solicit corporate and foundation gift prospects through phone calls, technological devices, and/or personal visits utilizing the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the Universitys President, and volunteers, as appropriate;

  • Develop, facilitate, cultivate, and steward foundation relationships to maximize the opportunities for gifts and other resources, including identifying ways to partner with funders and/or other Sisters of Charity Ministries and outside organizations when appropriate to leverage financial resources and/or institutional reputation;

  • Orchestrate meetings between and among the VP for IA, the Universitys President, and members of the Board of Trustees with corporate giving and/or foundation program officers and staff leaders, wherever appropriate;

  • Serve as central clearinghouse to avoid unwanted multiple or simultaneous solicitations to foundations and/or corporations;

  • Recommend opportunities and proactively pursue foundation prospects that match the priorities and interests of the Universitys programs and/or priorities;

  • Assist, as needed, in providing grant-writing services and/or fulfilling foundation application requirements;

  • Develop and implement plans for achieving projected dollar goals for assigned projects each year and for achieving specific campaign goals during any University-wide comprehensive campaigns;

  • Meet regularly with academic and staff partners to promote IAs corporate/foundation support services;

  • Collaborate with Advancement Services staff to build a body of research relevant to business and corporate relationships, primary contacts, top 50 lists, and etc., to enable better communications and outreach to the business community.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Manage grants-related stewardship processes by ensuring reports are completed and submitted in a timely fashion;

  • Facilitate project management of the three-year major grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation.

Primary Contacts:

Alumni, Institutional Advancement Staff, President, Presidents Administrative Assistant, and Board of Trustee members.

Supervision Exercised:


Supervision Received:

Works under general direction toward broadly defined objectives; refer specific problems to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement when clarification or interpretation of organizational policies are involved.



Bachelors degree; Masters preferred


A minimum of 5 years of proven, successful experience, in a similar role

Specialized Training:

Should possess strong verbal and written communication skills and be at ease in interpersonal relationships.

Skills, Attributes

Customer Service:

  • Exhibits a customer first attitude in providing exceptional service in all responsibilities and interactions demonstrating versatility in handling people and situations.

  • Adapts willingly and quickly to changing priorities, responsibilities, and alumni needs and expectations; anticipates and identifies needs.

  • Available for evening and/or weekend work as necessary.


  • Communicates, cooperates, and collaborates with others to achieve common office, division, or College goals.

  • Willingly assists in various responsibilities as appropriate within the Institutional Advancement Division as required during high service demand times


  • develops and nurtures an effective, productive, and respectful rapport in a working relationship with alumni, students, faculty, and co-workers, maintaining an appropriate level of professionalism and confidentiality.

  • possesses strong communication skills and strengths in public speaking.

  • demonstrate strong interpersonal and organizational skills, a sense of humor, flexibility, and creativity

  • demonstrate strong written, telephone, and electronic (email and internet) communication skills and strengths in public speaking

  • communicate information clearly and concisely and listen well to others


  • maintain a high level of accuracy, consistently reviewing work to detect errors, oversights, or omissions

  • ensure accuracy of the information that is provided to others.


  • take immediate and independent action when necessary assuming initiative for creative problem solving

  • accomplish tasks with follow through to completion

  • adapt willingly and quickly to changing priorities, responsibilities, and functions within department and/or position


  • possesses an aptitude for technological development and its implications for appropriate automation of office; proficient in Microsoft Office

Work Environment, Physical Demands:

  • multiple service hours; computer data input; multiple concurrent tasks with service interruptions; extensive customer contact; strict confidentiality; detailed work; occasional travel

To apply, please upload the cover letter, resume, and contact information with three professional references via Paycom.A review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.Please click here to review the University's Non-Discrimination Policy. Mount St. Joseph University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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