Division of Alternative Delivery Systems
Hiring a full-time, 12 month academic staff member to coordinate and execute all activities associated with grant research and writing in the Division of Alternative Delivery Systems. The position will work with a variety of individuals in the division to obtain grants which support the work of distance and continuing education. The position is an annual appointment with the period of employment beginning September 15, 2013. The annual salary is $52,000.
- Bachelor's degree.
- Three years' experience as a grant writer or with philanthropic activities.
- Proven track record in successful grant research and writing.
- Experience successfully soliciting local, regional and national corporations/foundations and/or local, state, and federal government entities in obtaining grants.
- Excellent oral and written communications skills, strong organizational skills, project management skills, and strong attention to detail.
- Must have demonstrated experience in writing persuasive, clear, concise and visually attractive proposals.
- Able to meet tight deadlines and simultaneously manage multiple priorities while maintaining a professional work style.
- Demonstrated ability to relate well to and understand the needs and interests of funders in order to develop relationships between them and the university.
- Demonstrated ability to successfully navigate a multi-functional and diverse organization.
- Able to work under pressure of deadlines and funding goals.
- Commitment to or experience with diverse populations.
- Master's degree.
- Understanding of distance and continuing education concepts.
- Experience managing a growing grants schedule.
- Research, identify, engage and cultivate prospective corporate and foundation funding sources using systems including, but not limited to Foundation Search, Federal Registry, LexisNexis, Foundation & Corporate Funding Advantage and other electronic and print sources.
- Write grant proposals and reports to foundations and corporations as determined by the grants calendar and grant reporting requirements.
- Create and manage a comprehensive department wide philanthropic grants calendar.
- Develop and steward relationships with our current and prospective funders to meet mutually beneficial needs and priorities.
- Provide effective coordination of activities for prospective and current funders including campus visits and strategic attendance and university events.
- Work closely with the Office of Sponsored Programs and the division administration to strategize about division needs, which would include determining the specific purpose and amount of grant proposals/applications and specific cultivation, solicitation and stewardship action steps.
- Effectively represent the division and its priorities to corporations and foundations by proactively collaborating with academic and campus partners to understand and articulate.
- Maintain an effective program of stewardship of corporate and foundations partners.
- Collect and summarize funded program/project outcomes and budget expenses and submit timely reports to funders.
- Provide input to support the development team in execution of annual fund and other fundraising related activities as needed.
- Collaborate with Advancement unit colleagues to strategically integrate and leverage alumni relations and communications activities to cultivate additional grant opportunities.
- Other duties as assigned.
Submit a letter of application that addresses each published qualification for employment; a concise separate statement describing the applicant┐s history of working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization; a resume; and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. Materials must be submitted via the online application system.
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To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by August 16, 2013. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville
, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.
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