Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs - Framingham State University
Framingham State University
March 20, 2018
Location: Framingham, MA Category: Staff Posted On: Mon Mar 19 2018 Job Description:
Framingham State University (FSU) seeks a full-time Director of Grants & Sponsored Programs responsible for fostering and enhancing the university's governmental, corporate, and private foundation funding opportunities. The Director of Grants & Sponsored Programs is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of philanthropic foundations and federal and state institutions that provide support to FSU. Joined by a full-time Development Officer, a part-time Administrator and a part-time Grant Accounting Coordinator, the director supports a broad variety of campus constituents through pre- and post-award grants processes, and assists in the shepherding and writing of institutional proposals. Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the director oversees the office's success by providing counsel and support to faculty and staff, developing fundraising strategies, and planning and executing stewardship of current and prospective funders. This position monitors all grant-related activities and serves as a resource for employees involved in grant development and management, and coordinates and assists in the development efforts of the institution as they relate to the public, private, and governmental sectors.
The Office of Grants & Sponsored Programs provides prospect research. The group also focuses on grant writing, grant application editing, administrative work, strategic guidance, and proposal facilitation for PIs and PDs regarding the submissions to public agencies and to private foundations. In addition, Grants & Sponsored Programs reviews contracts and has oversight of the Compliance Calendar. Finally, members of the group provide contributions to the functioning of the FSU Institutional Research Board (IRB), our Fulbright Scholars Program, and our status as a Smithsonian Affiliate.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: All professional and support staff in Grants and Sponsored Programs
EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Implementation of a comprehensive, proactive development plan focused on expanding and enhancing government grant opportunities and foundation relationships in support of the university's priorities;
Encouragement of a culture of coordinated grant-seeking activity through active consultation with faculty and staff, including the development and dissemination of information on grant opportunities and coordination with development professionals on fundraising priorities; and, management of staff and coordination with other campus offices in ensuring successful grant implementation, compliance, and post-award reporting;
Facilitate philanthropic relationships between FSU, public agencies, and private foundations to enhance revenue through grants and contracts;
Work to cultivate existing and new foundation relationships with the intent of sustaining and strengthening relationship with foundations;
Achieve goals set by management relating to personal contacts, number of proposals submitted, number of proposals funded, and new prospect identification;
Plan and implement programs that include measurable targets for each fiscal year (e.g., personal visits, stewardship activities, proposals submitted);
Work closely with faculty on researching grant opportunities and assisting with the application process;
Facilitate productive relationships between donors and college administrators, faculty, and staff to ensure effectiveness of programs;
Work to ensure timely, accurate completion of proposals and fund agreements; and,
Document prospect strategies and contact reports, evaluate new prospects and generate stewardship reports and general correspondence to cultivate prospects.
Accountable for ensuring that affirmative action, equal opportunity, and diversity are integrally tied to all actions and decisions in areas of responsibility.
Bachelor's degree required; graduate or professional degree preferred;
Five years of grants, sponsored programs and foundation relations or related development experience or equivalent; preferred experience in a higher education setting; and,
Proven track record of securing private and public grant funding.
Position requires working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel as well as some database management abilities; and,
Access to transportation and the ability to attend off-campus meetings and appointments required.
Excellent organizational and time management skills;
Outstanding analytical, writing, and editing skills;
Excellent verbal skills;
Outstanding attention to detail;
Problem solving skills;
Willingness to be flexible and work well with different teams/people;
Advanced interpersonal and communication skills to cultivate relationships with high-level internal and external constituencies;
Ability to develop compelling gift proposals and prepare grant reports;
Experience planning foundation site visits;
Good organizational skills with an attention to planning;
Ability to develop strategies to achieve fundraising goals;
Successful track record of proactive identification, cultivation and solicitation of outright gifts from foundations (professional, corporate and family), and public agencies; capital campaign experience desirable; and,
Ability to prioritize, make independent decisions, and work well under deadlines, exercising confidentiality, good judgment, diplomacy, integrity and tact.
This is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible position in the APA bargaining unit at the rank of Director. The salary range is $85,000-$95,000.
Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.
Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 95459
About Framingham State University
Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located just 20 miles west of Boston. Framingham State University is committed to Inclusive Excellence through collaborative and sustainable partnerships with faculty, staff, students and the greater community. At FSU, we encourage a supportive, diverse and collaborative environment in which we learn from each other through informed and open communication, institutional practices and community engagement. FSU provides a culturally relevant education that includes a beautiful campus with 53 undergraduate and graduate programs, a highly personalized teaching environment, and unparalleled commitment to excellence in diversity and inclusion.Framingham State University is honored to be recognized for the second year as a recipient of the INSIGHT into Diversity prestigious 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award. The HEED award is the only national recognition honoring colleges and universities that exhibit outstanding efforts and success in the area of diversity and inclusion throughout their campuses.