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Director of Government and Foundation Relations


Professional Staff

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2660 Peck Ave Riverton, Wyoming

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**This position is open until filled, attach a current Resume/CV and a Cover Letter. Resume/CV and Cover Letter can either be attached as a .docx or.pdf or listed in the space provided in the application. If documents are attached, just list "see attachment" in the space provided in the application. For assistance, please email or call 307-855-2112. **


Position Summary

The Government & Foundation Relations position will be responsible for creating, implementing, and managing a comprehensive proactive development plan which focuses on expanding and enhancing corporate, foundation, and governmental funding. This position works closely with partners across the campus to coordinate strategic relationships between the college, the CWC Foundation, and current and potential funders.  This position coordinates fundraising approaches, develops, assists with, and presents highly competitive funding proposals, and helps ensure a high-quality stewardship process.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Designs, implements and manages a comprehensive proactive development plan focused on expanding and enhancing corporate and foundation relationships and government grant opportunities.
  2. Represents the College, the President, and the Foundation in meetings with potential and current funders, partners, collaborators, and other stakeholders.
  3. Identifies, evaluates, cultivates and solicits five to six figure (and larger) grant commitments to support the mission and goals of the college.
  4. Develops, articulates and produces project narratives and funding concepts in collaboration with faculty, staff, and leadership and helps individuals in these roles develop highly competitive grant proposals for submission. 
  5. Provides corporate, foundation and government fundraising advice and counsel to faculty, staff, and leadership, and communicates about and interprets corporate, foundation, and governmental funding interests to the college community.  Advises faculty, staff, and leadership on trends in corporate, foundation and government funding.
  6. Engages in one-on-one meetings, creates compelling presentations, leads on-site visits, and attends event opportunities with funders and possible funders.  
  7. Monitors proposal deadlines; manages proposal submissions; supervises services associated with the administration of grants.  Works with leadership and other key partners to ensure institutional compliance with grant requirements.     
  8. Maintains high-quality stewardship processes for active corporate and foundation prospects and donors, and ensures that stewardship and reporting requirements are met to sustain successful partnerships.
  9. Records and tracks, in the database, all information related to corporate, foundation, and government moves management, and gift and grant proposals submissions, denials and awards. 
  10. Maintains detailed records of proposal and reporting activities as well as standard grant application materials.
  11. Operates within the framework established by CWC’s policies, procedures, and practices, safeguards the confidentiality of donor information at all times, exercises the utmost of discretion, and adheres to the Association of Fundraising Professionals Code of Ethical Principles. 
  12. Supervises the part-time Grants Management position.
  13. Perform other reasonably related duties as directed or assigned.


Position Specifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education
    • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning recognized by the US Department of Education.
    • Advanced degree preferred.
  • Experience
    • Minimum of five years experience in writing proposals and administering grants.
  • Equivalency Statement
    • Equivalent combinations of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Preferred Qualification:  Worked on government grants with agencies such as the Department of Agriculture, Department of Education, and National Endowment for the Humanities, National Science Foundation, etc., with a demonstrated track record of securing six and seven figure grants and multi-year funding.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Must be able to prioritize and manage work independently and perform effectively and with minimal supervision under pressure of multiple deadlines; ability to work on many projects simultaneously.
  2. Must be able to synthesize complex material, to translate it into readable and engaging prose, and to communicate it clearly and succinctly; a history of developing successful proposals is preferred.
  3. High degree of professionalism, creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and an ability to interact with and collaborate with a variety of entities and individuals.
  4. Must be capable of conveying appropriate messages and representing the college to funders as well as representing the functions and services of the Grant Office to internal constituents. 
  5. Ability to take the initiative, build rapport, and skillfully solve problems is required.
  6. The ability to identify, establish, create and maintain strong relationships with corporations and foundations as well as internal constituents; a demonstrated history of relationship/client management is preferred.
  7. Understanding of national and global issues of current focus in the natural sciences, social sciences, undergraduate research and healthcare.
  8. Competency in budget preparation and review.
  9. Ability to use a computer and professional office technology in a variety of applications.


Level of Supervision

This position operates under the supervision of the Executive Director of the CWC Foundation.


Working Environment

Reasonable accommodation will be extended to otherwise qualified individuals with a legally recognized disability.

  • Equipment Used
    • Work is performed using standard office equipment and requires the use of an automobile.
  • Physical Requirements
    • Tasks require variety of physical activities, which do not generally involve muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching and light lifting. Regular talking, hearing and seeing required in the normal course of performing the job. Common eye, hand, finger dexterity required to perform some essential functions. Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and creative problem-solving. Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Environmental Conditions
    • Work is generally performed in the office. Travel, weekend and evening work will be required.


CWC is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.  

If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-855-2112 or email

Salary Range

$51,597.00 - $58,047.00