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Director of Foundation, Corporate and Government Relations

Director of Foundation, Corporate and Government Relations

La Roche University invites applications for the full-time position of Director of Foundation, Corporate and Government Relations. This position is a part of the University Advancement team, which is responsible for developing, planning and implementing a comprehensive program of fundraising and constituent relations focused on engagement and financial support.

The Director of Foundation, Corporate and Government Relations is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding support from private foundations, corporations and government agencies for a variety of institutional priorities and faculty initiatives.  The Director also will cultivate a positive working relationship with faculty members and senior administration who seek external funding and grant support. The successful candidate should be a highly organized, collaborative and proactive professional with a proven track record in securing funding from foundations, corporations and government agencies. This position reports to the Vice President for University Advancement and is eligible for full time benefits. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with University leadership, faculty and senior administrators to develop solicitation strategies for foundations, corporations and government agencies.
  • Proactively research and identify new funding opportunities and re-engage past funders.
  • Assist in and oversee all aspects of proposal development, submission and reporting.
  • Write, edit, and present persuasive funding proposals, budgets, letters of inquiry, and concept notes for new and renewed funding opportunities.
  • Maintain a comprehensive proposal pipeline that manages the process of preparing and submitting proposals, budgets, reports and meetings.
  • Perform regular monitoring of programmatic goals and actions to maintain compliance with grant agreements.
  • Develop stewardship and impact reports on funded projects and deliver them in a timely manner.
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with program officers, corporate representatives, and government representatives.
  • Arrange institutional prospect visits on behalf of senior leadership and faculty as appropriate, develop visit briefings, and actively participate in these visits.
  • Actively participate in office culture enhancement activities such as team building exercises and retreats.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum of three years related grants experience, with preference to candidates who have worked in higher education in areas of proposal and application preparation.
  • Working knowledge of developing programmatic budgets. 
  • Familiarity with state, federal private funding sources.
  • Ability to work with campus partners at all levels, while acting independently as part of a larger team, as well as managing multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Exceptional writing skills required, with demonstrated ability in effective grant and proposal writing.
  • Excellent computer skills, with proficiency in using word processing advanced functions, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint, and web resources.
  • Excellent communication, organization, time management, and administrative skills required.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member; takes initiative; prioritizes, problem-solves, analyzes and summarizes information; detail-oriented with the ability to see the larger picture.
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends, as needed.

Qualified applicants can complete an online application by clicking on the following link:


A cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae should accompany a completed application.  Candidates subject to background clearances. Review of application materials will begin immediately; position open until filled.