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Associate Director of Foundation and Government Relations

Apply now Job no: 497795
Location: Moon Campus

Position Department: University Advancement
Position Type: Staff Full-Time
Directs non-research grant seeking strategies and activities for the university, academic schools, centers, and other RMU initiatives as needed. Develops and implements the strategic plan for university foundation efforts and ultimately prepares proposals and reports for submission. Assists the Chief Development Officer in planning for and implementing government relations. The preferred candidate will have a strong track record of writing successful proposals.
  • Plans grant-seeking strategies for administrative and institutional areas of the University.. Advises the President, Provost, and senior administrators on funding opportunities for programs and projects. Manages the grant-seeking process and establishes quality procedures and standards for prospect research, prospect cultivation, proposal development, reporting, and grant stewardship.
  • Writes non-research grant proposals for submission to foundations and government agencies. Contributes to conceptualizing and designing proposed programs and projects, including budget development. Review final drafts of proposal/report documents serving as the unified voice for the content before sharing with the university leadership.
  • Collaborates with the Vice President Grants, Research, and Global Initiatives and other campus partners on foundation, government, and academic grant funding opportunities.
  • Establishes procedures for grant management, including review and approval of checklists and selected grant progress reports. Writes progress reports for selected grant-funded projects. Advises on University Advancement procedures for grant processing and business office procedures for grant accounting.
  • Assists in government relations activity, including relating University needs and capabilities with potential government funding opportunities at the state, federal, and local levels and preparing materials to promote institutional projects to funding agencies. Works with the Brand Office to adequately publicize grant awards when required by grant agencies.
  • Understands the vision and upcoming strategic plan of the President and University. Ability to connect the University’s priorities to matching grantmaking organizations.
  • Jointly with the Research & Grants Administration Office, develops and conducts workshops and other opportunities for grant-seeking awareness among faculty, administrators, and other University staff.
  • Represents the University in contact with grantmakers and other constituents.
  • Provides support for other University Advancement efforts, as requested by the Chief Development Officer.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Infrequent travel is required.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Three years experience in grant seeking, preferably for higher education organizations.
  • Much of the responsibility and day-to-day work in this position is time-sensitive involving the pressure of frequent deadlines. Therefore, strong professional communication, interpersonal/organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks are essential. Ability to work with confidential information and materials.
  • Must have a valid driver's license or the ability to have reliable transportation to travel on behalf of the university.
Exemption Status: Select
Act 153 Clearance Required: No
Required To Pass a Motor Vehicle Report Check (If driving on behalf of the University): No
Required to Pass a Credit Check: No
Additional Posting Information: None
Special Applicant Instructions: None
Commitment to Diversity:
Robert Morris University is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, RMU complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin.
Reasonable Accommodation Notice:
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please email or call us at (412) 397-6270 if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job.

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