Coordinator of Development Foundations, Stewardship and Scholarships
Mount St. Mary's University - Emmitsburg, MD

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Advance the University’s mission by researching and identifying sources of support; proactively seeking opportunities to generate new proposals through corporations, government agencies and foundations.
  • Submit 4 grants each month (36 annually)
  • Receive $500,000 annually from foundations, government agencies and corporations
  • Monitor grant proposal deadlines, prepare and edit proposals and manage proposal submissions to grant sources.
  • Maintain current and cultivate new communication ties with corporations, foundations, and prospects to ensure that stewardship and reporting requirements are met to sustain funding and successful partnerships.
  • Work directly with campus directors, deans, faculty and staff to develop new approaches and areas of funding for potential grants and funding sources.
  • Develop and organize an annual Grant Writing workshop for University deans, faculty and staff to create opportunities and build awareness of what the Development Office has to offer and also exchange information on new University initiatives and potential funding opportunities.
  • Manage stewards and funding prospects of the Endowed Scholarships and Awards.
  • Assist in the preparation of annual steward reports for current endowed funds. (Including but not limited to the list of current recipients, financial documents and steward letter.)
  • Participate in planning solicitation and cultivation strategies for qualified prospects. Attend and contribute to prospect review meeting on a bi-monthly schedule.
  • Assist in planning scholarship stewardship events for donors and students.
  • Communicate directly with scholarship recipients regarding donor acknowledgement letters.
  • Update scholarship information files and database.
  • Send individualized annual steward/donor reports as required by donor or documents.

    Some travel is required to attend grant and research workshops, conferences and meetings in order to cultivate network relationships, learn of possible additional grant proposals and research strategies/tips to increase the visibility of the University in the area. May also travel to meet with potential funders (foundations, agencies, corporations)


    The Coordinator of Development Foundations, Stewardship and Scholarships reports to the Director of Development and works closely with the Vice President of University Advancement and members of the Advancement Office.


    Bachelor’s degree required. Familiarity with fundraising strategies, operations, and techniques including but not limited to proposal writing, data management and prospect management. Professionalism and the ability to interact with a variety of individuals, corporations and foundations. Strong writing, organizational, computer and teamwork skills are essential and required.

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