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Monday, June 6, 2011

JOB: Director of Foundation Relations @ Westminster College

Job Description: Westminster College seeks a dynamic professional to seek funds from regional and national foundations on behalf of the college. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated individual with proven written and verbal communication skills. The chosen candidate must also have strategic thinking, organizational, and interpersonal skills and the ability to make calls on foundation representatives while also working effectively with Westminster faculty and staff including the president and deans.

Responsibilities Include:
• Developing a thorough understanding of the priorities of the college and writing, or supervising the writing of, thoughtful and compelling proposals.
• Identifying foundations that will fund the college’s priorities and meeting with their representatives to cultivate gifts.
• Raising significant funds from identified foundations by preparing well-organized, compelling and accurate proposals ahead of deadlines.
• Preparing and submitting reports to funders regarding how their funds were spent.

Minimum Qualifications:
A baccalaureate degree and at least four years grant writing experience are required. This individual must possess a demonstrated record of success in grant fundraising. The successful candidate must also demonstrate strategic written and oral communication skills; organizational and interpersonal skills; effective financial and analytical skills; ability to work in a collaborative environment and in partnership with faculty and senior staff. A commitment to the educational benefits of small, private colleges and to the value of the liberal arts is critical.

Preferred Qualifications:
A graduate degree is preferred.

Westminster is a nationally recognized, comprehensive liberal arts college. With a broad array of graduate and undergraduate programs, Westminster is distinguished by its unique environment for learning. Westminster prepares students for success through active and engaged learning, real world experiences and its vibrant campus community. Westminster's unique location, adjacent to the Rocky Mountains and to the dynamic city of Salt Lake, further enrich the college experience. For more information visit www.westminstercollege.edu.

Westminster College is committed to a diversified workforce, equal opportunity, and nondiscrimination. To this end, Westminster prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment based on race or ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, disabilities, genetic information, status as a veteran, or any other category or classification protected by applicable federal, state, or city laws.
How to Apply: Please apply for this position using our online application system at https://jobs.westminstercollege.edu

Website: www.westminstercollege.edu
Contact Name: Safia Keller
Email: skeller@westminstercollege.edu

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