Clarke University – Corporate/Foundation Grants Officer

posted 9/3/13

At Clarke University, everything we do is focused on making an impact on students so they can positively impact the world. For students, it means a place where more than facts are studied – it means new ways of thinking are explored. For faculty and staff, it means more than just coming to work every day – it means truly collaborating across the university to put student success first. It also means living and working in a thriving city named one of the “most livable” small cities in the country and one of “Best Green Places” in the country.

The university is currently seeking a qualified individual to assume the role of Corporate/Foundation Grants Officer. Under the direction of the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, the Corporate/Foundation Grants Officer is responsible for all grant funding aimed at securing financial support for the operations, programs, facilities and endowment of all areas of the University.

Primary responsibilities include:

Generate all private, corporate and federal foundation support for the University.

Become thoroughly acquainted with the mission and ministry of the institution including long range planning priorities.

Establish both annual and long range goals and objectives for the Grant Proposals office in conjunction with the overall fund-raising goals of the Institutional Advancement Office.

Research grant-making foundations, corporations, and federal grant programs and match university priorities with foundation priorities.

Inform, educate and provide assistance to faculty and staff who develop proposals.

Make personal presentations to foundation/corporation contacts alone or in conjunction with the university President or Vice President for Institutional Advancement.


A baccalaureate degree with a minimum of three to five years of successful grant writing is required. Experience in a private higher education setting preferred. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and be highly organized. A successful candidate will have the demonstrated ability to work in a complex, changing environment with multiple projects and deadlines.

To apply for this position, please upload a resume online at  Resume review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Start date is negotiable.