Job Details

Director of Corporate, Foundation and Government Support

Reed College, Portland, OR

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 09/27/2019

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.


-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


Click below to apply. You will be directed to Interfolio to create a free account and begin your application. A resume and cover letter are required. You can submit these documents in any format, but pdf works best. In your cover letter please address the following:

-How would this position contribute to the achievement of your long-term professional goals?

As you apply online, you will be asked to provide an answer to the following:

-If you were selected for this position, how would you use your skills and experience to contribute to equity, inclusion and community growth at Reed?
-A writing sample

Applications will be considered as they are submitted so you are encouraged to apply early. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. You are encouraged to apply prior to September 20, when review of applications will begin.

Reed College’s goal is to reply to every candidate. We will confirm that your application is received, and if you are not selected, we will let you know as soon as possible.

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