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Director of Foundation Relations

The Veritas Forum

The Veritas Forum

Cambridge, UK
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

The Veritas Forum is propelled by an ambitious vision to see universities become places where the big questions asked by students are not the reason they lose their faith but the reason they find it.

We are seeking an experienced foundation relations manager to work closely with our foundation partners and internal program leaders. Foundation grants represent a significant portion of our funding, and this Director position is instrumental to our fundraising success. This professional will join a highly experienced and driven development team to advance Veritas's work. He or she will work closely with leaders across the organization to manage all aspects of each grant, from proposal to reporting and renewal.

Major Responsibilities

  • Oversee the entire grant management function for a growing organization
  • Directly manage Veritas’s relationships with a select group of foundation partners
  • Develop and refine necessary tools and processes for the organization to easily manage our grant commitments and due dates
  • Work closely with the program leads to both set and fulfill grant commitments
  • Monitor program and financial performance against each grant, communicating issues as needed
  • Work closely with Finance to produce required financial reports (budgets, budget narratives, project funding plans, project sustainability plans, organizational financial summaries, etc.)
  • Run grant kickoff calls to equip program teams and Finance to execute new grant commitments well
  • Work with COO to ensure performance management tools meet Development needs
  • Work with Veritas’s Development Writer to assist with grant deliverable writing as needed

Work Experience & Skills

  • Be a mature and growing Christian whose passion for Christ should be grounded in the regular disciplines of Bible study, prayer, and fellowship with other believers in the context of a local church and be evidenced by the fruit of the Spirit in their lives
  • Sincere enthusiasm for the mission of The Veritas Forum
  • Proven success with managing foundation relationships and overseeing a significant grant management function
  • Experience writing complex foundation grant applications and reports or similar for-profit collateral
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines, juggle multiple projects simultaneously, pivot quickly to changing timelines and priorities, and work with minimal oversight
  • Skilled working collaboratively with program teams and operations functions to meet grant commitments
  • Experience using G Suite and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with Salesforce or similar CRM platform
  • Bachelor’s Degree required

Position Overview

Status | Full-time, exempt

Location | United States - Fully remote. Must be willing and able to work from home.

Travel Requirements | 10-15 days each year for Veritas events and training

Benefits & Compensation

The Veritas Forum offers benefits and compensation commensurate with experience and competitive with other nonprofit organizations.

Next Steps

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to jobs@veritas.org with the subject “Director of Foundations”

About Veritas

The Veritas Forum partners with Christian thought leaders, professors, and campus fellowships to support the intellectual credibility of Christianity in the university and the broader public sphere. Veritas is propelled by an ambitious vision to see universities become places where the big questions asked by students are not the reason they lose their faith, but the reason they find it.

Driving this vision are three core pillars of work: campus dialogue, community formation, and content engagement. We come alongside students, faculty, and campus ministers to help create Forums on university campuses around the world that invite intellectually curious students and scholars to explore life’s big ideas. In support of this work, we connect, form, and train networks of students and faculty leaders who carry on the conversations through journals and scholarship, and we extend the conversations to global audiences through digital media.

The first Veritas Forum took place at Harvard in 1992, and today nearly 200 universities across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia host Forums, and have engaged over 800,000 students, faculty, and university community members.

Our Name

"Veritas" is the Latin word for truth—and a word commonly found in university mottos; it refers to our belief that truth can be sought and found. "Forum" refers to our commitment to creating spaces where ideas can be openly shared and discussed.

Our Beliefs

We are grounded and motivated by the historic Christian faith that seeks to love God and neighbor. We affirm the Nicene Creed and are ecumenical and invitational in our approach.