Position Summary: Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward corporate, foundation, and government grant-making entities; manage a portfolio of donors and prospects whose grant-making interests support the fundraising strategy of Bard College.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Maintain a portfolio of corporate, foundation, and government donors and prospects. Portfolio management duties include: Making discovery calls and visits to prospective, current and lapsed donors in the portfolio; Identifying and/or creating on-going cultivation opportunities for current and prospect donors; Preparing, and/or overseeing the preparation of, written funding inquiries, solicitations, and reports, including budgets. Ensuring proper stewardship of gifts including the timely completion and submission of interim and final reports (both narrative and financial) that meet all grant requirements and that help to position the College for continued support
Be responsible for government grant seeking on behalf of the College, including maintaining the SAM portal for federal grant awards.
Research, develop, implement, and manage strategies for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a portfolio of organizational donors and prospects for funding priorities for the College
Supervise the OIS logistical timeline and grant calendar including proposal and report submission process and grants management process.
Connect, arrange, coordinate and attend donor meetings and develop new prospects for corporate, foundation and government relationships with the goal to engage in supporting the College.
Work with constituencies across the College to develop proposals that address College priorities and adhere to funder guidelines and criteria.
Work with key senior leaders and faculty to advance the strategic initiatives of the College while developing and maintaining a strong working knowledge of programs that relate to the College's key priorities and are integral to the College's annual fundraising success (e.g. public programming, curriculum development, scholarship need, civic engagement, etc.)
Actively pursue discovery and cultivation meetings with program officers and other staff at grantmaking organizations and government agencies to engage new prospects
Initiate, develop and present workshops and training opportunities for project directors and faculty.
Assist in the development of and adherence to grant-seeking policies and process to ensure timely applications, reports and stewardship
Participate fully in Office of Development and Alumni/ae Affairs events, as requested.
Perform other related duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to research and gather information through various methods
Excellent verbal and written communication and proofreading skills
Excellent attention to detail and ability to manage multiple deadlines and tasks
Outstanding interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills
Ability to communicate effectively with others, solve problems, and contribute to a team environment
Excellent platform and presentation skills.
Ability to interpret and apply institutional policies and procedures
Minimum 3 -5 years of related fundraising experience, preferably in foundation and corporate relations.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office and database management
Familiarity with donor database computer systems, Banner and grants research tools a plus
Familiarity with the funding community
Knowledge of federal and state grant applications a plus.
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity.
About Bard College
Building on a 150-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College's mission has expanded across the country, around the world, and to meet broader student needs.Now, approximately 2,000 undergraduates study in Annandale and more than 200 graduate students study in Bard programs, plus nearly 1,000 students in our early colleges. Total enrollment for Bard College and its global affiliates is approximately 5,000 students. The undergraduate program at our main campus in the Hudson River Valley of upstate New York retains a reputation for scholarly excellence and civic engagement. We are committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow's thought leaders.