Reed College is seeking a proactive and strategic Director of Corporate, Foundation and Government Support reporting to the Senior Director of Major Gifts and Foundation Relations within the development office. The Director will be responsible for cultivating and increasing corporate, foundation and government connections to leverage support for college initiatives. This position has the benefit of working with talented faculty who are leaders in their field, as well as committed staff partners across the college.
The salary for this position is $105,000, annualized. Reed College offers an exceptional benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution (after one year of service), educational assistance for employees and their children, 22 days of paid vacation, 7 paid holidays, half-day Fridays in July and early August, and many campus amenities, such as library borrowing privileges, membership to the campus fitness center, and employee and spouse discounted TriMet bus passes.
Reed is committed to excellence and actively seeks diversity in its educational programs and employment practices. We welcome and encourage applicants from historically underrepresented minority groups to apply.
WHO YOU ARE / WHAT YOU BRING
You are a strategic thinker and are able to connect funders’ interests to institutional priorities
You are a skilled writer with attention to detail and an ability to translate concepts so they resonate with various audiences
You are a relationship builder with the ability to engage grantors and understand how to and with whom to enhance funders’ connections to Reed
You have been successful in building consensus
You are creative, comfortable working with ambiguity, and translating ideas into a clear proposal
You bring an important aspect of diversity to our team
You work well under pressure and with deadlines
You have strong supervisory background
You are able to build a strategic plan, set and meet metrics, and increase the success and growth of the program
You are comfortable working with numbers; you can analyze data to identify trends and apply results to help further your goals
You enjoy working in teams and are also a self-motivated, proactive individual who takes responsibility for their goals
You are a diplomatic and inclusive communicator
People who know you describe you as detail-oriented, empathetic, engaging, and as someone who inspires others to take action
Establish and meet strategic goals through leveraging corporate, foundation and government connections
Partner with faculty to secure grants
Establish new and cultivate existing long-term relationships with government agencies and foundation programs in order to help faculty secure grants for important research
Manage and mentor the Associate Director
Collaborate with other front-line fundraisers
Experience as a supervisor and manager of a program
Experience working with institutional grants
Advanced degree or equivalent experience and a bachelor’s degree
An understanding of the values, academic mission, and culture of small liberal arts colleges is highly preferred, although attendance at a liberal arts college is not required
Campaign experience a plus
Reed College values cultural diversity and intellectual pluralism as critical components of academic excellence. We welcome applications from members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, persons who have served in the military and others who would bring additional dimensions of experience to our community.
About Reed College
Founded in 1908 in southeast Portland, Oregon, Reed College is a coeducational, independent liberal arts and sciences college. Referred to as one of the most intellectual colleges in the country, Reed is known for its high standards of scholarly practice, creative thinking, and engaged citizenship.