Director Corporate & Foundation Partnerships/Grant Writer

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Work type: Non-Classified/Professional
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Development

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Job Summary/Basic Function:

The purpose of this position is to raise private funding for Boise State University through corporate and foundation contributions. The position is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospective and current corporate and foundation major gift donors and research sponsors who require complex written submissions as well as the normal relationship building work. This position will be a member of the Corporate and Foundations team in central advancement.

Department Overview:

University Advancement is the primary fundraising arm of Boise State University. We work to build relationships and support for the university by developing and nurturing donor-centered relationships and stewarding gifts made in support of Boise State. University Advancement collaborates with the Boise State University Alumni Association, Boise State University Foundation, and the Bronco Athletic Association.

Advancement Vision

Create the best culture of philanthropy and alumni engagement of any public university in the country.

Advancement Strategic Framework:

• Secure funds for philanthropic priorities
• Ensure mutually beneficial relationships with alumni and friends of Boise State
• Enhance the alumni and donor experience
• Create an integrated, university-wide, advancement system
• Prepare to launch the university’s next comprehensive campaign
• Develop a culture of high performing teams

Advancement Core Values:

We engage all stakeholders to the benefit of the university.

We are clear, concise and consistent in all forms of communication.

We are direct, truthful and follow through on our commitments.

We proactively reach out to and embrace all stakeholders.

We share responsibilities and outcomes.

Continuous Improvement
We never settle and are always looking for ways to improve.

We plan, execute, measure and report.

Level Scope:

Recognized subject matter expert who knows how to apply theory and put it into practice with in-depth understanding of the professional field with limited oversight from managers. Independently performs the full range of responsibilities within the function; requires deep job knowledge of area typically obtained through higher education combined with experience. Manages large projects or processes and problems faced are difficult and often complex; analyzes problems/issues of diverse scope and determines solutions. May manage programs that include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources; functions with a high degree of autonomy. Influences others regarding policies, practices and procedures.

Essential Functions:

60% of Time the Director of Corporate & Foundation Partnerships and Grant Writer

● Manage a portfolio of prospective foundations and companies to fund university and college priorities.
● Plans and implements strategies to reach corporate and foundations largely through written proposals but inclusive of built relationships to acquire pledges, outright gifts, and funding for sponsored research. 
● Analyze company and foundation websites to determine primary focus of philanthropic support to determine the likelihood of a prospect for Boise State.
● Manage a calendar of submission dates for letters of intent/interest, proposals, and reports.
● Conduct proposal writing workshops for development directors, staff, and faculty.
● Work with development directors and faculty to create proposals that match focus areas to university needs for both philanthropic and sponsored projects.
● Monitors and records prospect contacts to ensure positive and purposeful prospect.

35% of the time:

● Maintain the Business and Industry Partnership Hub (Hub) website and produce Hub updates for distribution.
● Assist Advancement and University marketing and communications teams with writing funding success announcements.
● Analyze the monthly Office of Sponsored Programs activity reports.
● Edit proposals written by other development directors or faculty members.
● Conduct proposal writing workshops for development directors, staff, and faculty.

5% Other Duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

● Demonstrated ability to raise major gifts.
● Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written.
● Demonstrated ability to write complex proposals to fund both gifts  and sponsored projects.
● Demonstrated ability to research corporate and foundations beyond information discovered by prospect research to determine viability as a prospect.
● Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
● Demonstrated ability to manage prospects from identification through stewardship.
● Must be willing to travel.
● Must be organized and demonstrate the ability to work under pressure.
● Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information.
● Ability to articulate and meet goals/objectives
● Ability to think through complicated processes and have exceptional problem-solving skills.
● Ability to apply university policies regarding gifts, sponsored projects, and sponsorships.
● Ability to work with faculty and university leadership to develop complex proposals.

Minimum Qualifications:

● Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years’ experience or equivalent

● 2 years' grant writing experience, preferably in a university setting

Preferred Qualifications:

● Experience working in higher education
Salary and Benefits:

Salary range starting at $71,968/yr; commensurate with experience . Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:

Please submit a cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications for the position. Attach a resume that includes employment history (including dates of employment).



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