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Coordinator for the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 119345
Title: Coordinator
Functional Title: Coordinator for the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1
Unit: VPUR-Corporation/Foundation Relations
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) is seeking a Coordinator. Reporting to the Senior Director of Corporate Relations, the Coordinator is responsible for providing grant proposal support, conducting research and outreach on corporations and foundations, maintaining data and preparing materials for special projects and ad hoc requests.

The Coordinator provides comprehensive support for grant proposal submissions ensuring all required components are included, and, in some cases, writing cover letters and sections of proposals. S/he conducts research on corporations and foundations and writes briefings and prepares other materials in preparation for site visits.

The Coordinator maintains CFR databases and ensures that information is consistent across all platforms. S/he updates entity information in the donor database (Advance) including research, meeting summaries, giving information, etc. The Coordinator maintains records and provides regular updates as required by the funder and as stewardship for awards. The position generates daily reports using various software applications including Advance and Kuali Research and correlates data in spreadsheets to show giving history and activity that will inform engagement strategies.

Working with the CFR team, assists in organizing special events and cross-campus Information Sessions including coordinating agendas, making recommendations on relevant topics, inviting participants, scheduling facilities, ordering refreshments, and creating presentation materials, etc.

The Coordinator provides additional administrative support, as needed.

This position may be required to work evenings and weekends for events as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education (include licenses, certifications, etc.):
Bachelor’s degree.

• A minimum of 2 years of writing experience
• Experience organizing and implementing projects and special events

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Strong editing, writing and research skills
• Ability to establish internal and external professional relationships
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasked environment and prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
• High attention to detail
• Ability to think proactively and work independently
• Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and appropriately both verbally and in writing
• Ability use online databases and other resources to conduct research
• Demonstration of tact, discretion, and good judgment in handling sensitive and confidential information


• Understanding of best practices for development and fundraising
• Basic knowledge of best practices in research methodologies
• Experience working in higher education
• Grant writing and proposal experience
• Experience with using and maintaining database information, such as Advance

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Physical Demands of the Position: Traditional office/computer workstation environment. May be required to work evenings and weekends for events as needed.

For best consideration, please apply by Friday, April 6, 2018.

Benefits offered: The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 22 Days Annual Leave; 15 Days Sick Leave; 3 Days Personal Leave; 15 Paid Holidays; Tuition Remission; Health, Dental, Vision and Prescription coverage.

Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.

Posting Date: 03/23/2018
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 04/06/2018
Physical Demands

Traditional office/computer workstation environment. May be required to work evenings and weekends for events as needed.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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