Grant Writer/Corporate and Foundations Gift Manager

Job Summary

The Grant Writer / Corporate and Foundations Gift Manager reports to the Associate Vice President for Development Operations. This individual provides technical fundraising services for faculty, administrators, and Development Officers seeking contributions from foundations, businesses, and individuals. This individual also supports internal and external communications initiatives of the Institutional Advancement Office. Duties include but may not be limited to the following:

Job Duties

Portfolio Management

  • In coordination with the AVP Development Operations, identify and manage a portfolio of corporate and foundation prospects including strategies for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship as part of the College’s comprehensive campaign.
  • Work with the Institutional Advancement staff and faculty to develop funding proposals based on priority needs of the College.
  • Write proposals and manage the review and editing process.
  • Coordinate compilation and submission of proposal packages, maintain relationship with foundation representatives through phone and email, and organize site visits for donors, prospects, and administrators.
  • Maintain a master database and calendar tracking process for proposal and report due dates; ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposals, and reports according to deadlines; prepare monthly status reports for the AVP Development Operations.
  • In coordination with the principal investigator, monitor and implement grant reporting requirements for corporate and foundation donors.

Research

  • Conduct research regularly to identify new opportunities and potential corporate and foundation funders that match institutional needs, priorities and interests with funders’ mission and grant programs.
  • Alert administrators and faculty to opportunities; coordinate review and approval of grant submission.
  • Meet with department heads and faculty to stay informed of current program interests and institutional priorities.

Communications

  • In addition to grant proposals, provide writing support for the President and Vice President for Institutional Advancement (thank you letters and other correspondence, etc.).
  • Assist with other fund raising / stewardship projects as assigned (solicitation letters, donor stories, etc.)

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, communication or a relevant field, or an equivalent mix of education and experience
  • Ability to effectively manage the grant seeking process from identification and proposal submission to reporting.
  • Three to five years’ experience writing grant proposals, preferably in a college or university setting with proven track record of success in achieving six figure or higher grants.
  • Superior oral communication and writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to adhere to deadlines and produce high-quality work.
  • Attention to detail with significant organizational skills.
  • Outstanding listener who can ask questions in order to concisely and compellingly make a case for support.
  • Confident and collaborative team member who can proactively work with a broad range of stakeholders, including faculty, staff, and executive administrators.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools. Ability to quickly learn new technologies and adapt to varying technological environments.

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Manual dexterity needed for keyboarding and other repetitive tasks.
  • Must be able to lift and move up to 15 pounds without assistance.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should email a copy of their resume and a letter of interest to susan.womack@millsaps.edu. No phone calls please.

About Millsaps

Millsaps College is a selective institution of higher education located on 100 beautiful acres in the heart of Jackson, the capital of Mississippi — a progressive southern metropolitan city of nearly half a million. Millsaps is dedicated to academic excellence, open inquiry and free expression, the exploration of faith to inform vocation and the innovative shaping of the social, economic and cultural progress of the region. The college was founded in 1890 by members of the Methodist Church and is consistently ranked as one of the best values in higher education.

Millsaps has an enrollment of approximately 750 students and employs 80 full-time faculty members. The faculty/student ratio at Millsaps is 1:9, and the average class size is 14. Millsaps has graduated 25 Fulbright Award recipients, seven Rhodes Scholars, six Goldwater Scholars and two Truman Scholars. Millsaps is a member of the NCAA Division III and Southern Athletic Association and competes in 18 intercollegiate sports.

EEO Statement

Millsaps College values diversity within our students, faculty and staff, and strives to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people. Millsaps College does not discriminate in employment on the bases of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and/or local laws.

All offers of employment will be contingent on successful completion of a background check and verification of employment. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Millsaps College provides a competitive benefits package.

It is the policy of Millsaps College to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities for employment. If you require any accommodations to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact humanresources@millsaps.edu.

Additional Information

For additional information about Millsaps College please visit Millsaps.edu

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