Associate Director of Development for Grants Program Management/Writer - Metropolitan State University of Denver in Denver Colorado

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Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, Colorado 80217

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Associate Director of Development for Grants Program Management/Writer writes, edits and finalizes grant proposals to private and corporate foundations; conducts research on potential funding sources; and supports faculty and administration in developing grants proposals. The Associate Director provides strategic and proactive leadership in support of Metropolitan State University of Denver’s fundraising efforts from private local and national foundations. The position cultivates, solicits and stewards support from private and corporate foundations with the goal of raising maximum support from these sources for institutional priorities and is responsible for the development of mutually beneficial, long-term partnerships which strengthen MSU Denver’s ties to these philanthropic entities. The Associate Director represents the Development Team to campus, as necessary, through participating in individual meetings with faculty, staff and administration and participates on campus-wide committees.

Internal/External Contacts:

Internal contact with campus personnel. External contact with foundation and corporate officials. Membership in various college affiliated organizations and professional fundraising associations.


Plays a central role and carries out the broad functions of private and corporate foundation fundraising including:

Plans and coordinates the development of grant applications including research, data collection, writing, and editing, to ensure that proposals are submitted professionally, complete and in an accurate and timely fashion.

Writes letters of intent, concept papers, follow up letters, and other grant related documents as needed.

Proactively seeks opportunities to generate proposals based on foundation and corporate priorities that result in funding for immediate and long-term goals of the University.

Works closely with faculty and staff in developing and transforming ideas into competitive grant proposals.

Maintain a calendar of grants and reports utilizing Raiser’s Edge to ensure accurate information tracking.

Manages grant steward processes including writing acknowledgement letters, tracking report deadlines, writing and/or editing required project reports, arranging funder site visits and attending funder events. Ability to work in a team environment with demonstrated skill as a team member.

Works in collaboration with the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research on public grants.

Assists with other fundraising projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelors Degree.

Minimum of two years of progressively advancing fundraising experience in the area of corporate and foundation grant writing with substantial demonstrated success.

Proficiency with raiser’s Edge, Word and Excel.

Excellent communication and editing skills.

Ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications

Exceptional analytical and organizational skills with the ability to work collaboratively at all levels; faculty, staff, donors and prospective donors

Excellent time management skills and ability to work under strict deadlines.

Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system.

Keyword Phrases

  • Development Office
  • Diverse institution
  • Urban environment
  • Comprehensive college offering bachelors & masters
  • Sponsored Programs, Grants, and Contracts
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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