Job ID: 192702

Executive Director of Institutional Relations

Drew University

  • Aug. 23, 2022
  • Open until filled
  • Available Immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Institutional Advancement
    Grant Writer/Technical Writer

Drew University is seeking an Executive Director of Institutional Relations in the Office of University Advancement. Reporting to the Vice President for University Advancement, the Executive Director provides strategic and experienced leadership in foundation, corporate, and government relations.

The role requires a seasoned thought leader who is responsible for researching, identifying, evaluating, cultivating, and soliciting support for institutional priorities and academic program. Focuses primarily on foundation research and grant writing, but oversees government and corporate grants as well. Works closely with faculty and senior University officials to fulfill funding needs; assist faculty and staff in identifying opportunities and preparing requests from inquiry through post-award phases; write project-based concept papers as required; assist in implementing complex grants and programs; and oversee reporting requirements and budget management for current awards.

Serves as front-facing University representative to current and prospective funders on a national basis. This is a full-time remote position, with occasional travel for meetings.


    Drew University Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Statement

    Discrimination and harassment, constitute acts that adversely impact employment or educational opportunity and are based on legally protected classes, such as race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, handicap and/or disability, atypical heredity cellular or blood trait, pregnancy, AIDS or HIV status, genetic information, and veteran status or liability for service in the military. Discrimination against members of identified protected classes is prohibited under state and federal law, as well as under Drew University’s Human Rights Policy. The University Policy embodies Drew’s commitment to creating and maintaining a diverse and open educational community. It is intended to educate the community about discrimination and harassment and to support and protect any member of the community who uses this Policy responsibly to pursue a complaint. Drew will investigate, adjudicate, and remedy reports of violations.

    Drew’s Title IX Policy separately addresses sexual harassment and misconduct, including discrimination based on the protected classes of gender, gender identity and expression, and affectional or sexual orientation.

    Drew University is committed to maintaining and supporting diversity throughout the Drew community.  Discrimination or harassment in education or employment on the basis of protected class status constitutes a violation of this policy.  Offensive or unwelcome conduct or repeated differential treatment, as defined in this policy, is prohibited. Each member of the University community is expressly prohibited from verbal, physical, written, or other technology-based conduct that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or learning environment based on identified protected class characteristics that is sufficiently severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive to unreasonably interfere education or employment.

    For concerns, questions or to report potential violations, you should contact Meredith Palmer, Associate Dean of Administration/EEO Officer at (973) 408-3976 or


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