Rochester Institute of Technology - Director of Foundation Relations Email

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Name of Organization: Rochester Institute of Technology
Title of Position: Director of Foundation Relations
Salary Range (low): $60,000
Salary Range (high): $100,000
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Description of Responsibilities:
Director of Foundation Relations
University Advancement
Salary Range: $61,700 - $98,600

Detailed Job Description: The Director of Foundation Relations works closely with the university senior administrators, department leadership and faculty to raise the necessary support for identified priorities. Manages a portfolio of approximately 100 prospects, creates proposal submission strategies for all prospects, develops relationships with private and family Foundations, solicits major grants above the $100,000 level, and coordinates effective donor stewardship. Reporting to the Executive Director of Foundation Relations, this individual focuses on face-to-face cultivation of major private foundations. The Director of Foundation Relations works collaboratively with the Institute-wide advancement team on behalf of RIT, and continuously seeks ways to increase effectiveness and efficiency.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Manage a portfolio of approximately 100 prospects.
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with private and family Foundations.
  • Work strategically with university senior leaders, faculty and staff to develop proposal submission strategies for those prospects.
  • Solicit grants in the $100,000 -plus range and coordinate effective stewardship plans and grant reporting requirements.
  • Represent Foundation Relations at various training opportunities, workshops, and events on- and off-campus.
Required Minimum Qualifications
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in a non-profit, government or philanthropic setting with demonstrated knowledge of proposal writing and grants management
  • Excellent analytical and editorial writing skills
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Sophisticated interpersonal and project management skills
  • High degree of computer literacy
  • Willingness to travel

Employment Category: Fulltime

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Additional Details: Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the world’s leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For.” RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit and

RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov