Tenured Professor and Director, Construction Engineering and Management
University of Delaware
Location: Newark, Delaware
Type: Full Time
Academic / College and University
Bat Conservation International
Director of Institutional Engagement
Status: Full Time, Salaried
Reports to: Director of Philanthropy
Key Relationships: Chief Marketing Officer, Development and Communications Department
Salary: Starting at 95,000 annually + benefits
BCIand our Mission
Bat Conservation International (BCI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection of bats and their habitats in the United States and around the world. BCI has grown in its impact and size in recent years, with a growing budget from $4 million to $12 million over the last five years. The Director of Institutional Engagement will join a dynamic organization with an entrepreneurial environment where staff can bring their whole self to work, contribute to positive social and environmental impact, feel empowered to implement changes, and work with a fun team.
BCI is a fully remote organization with staff working across the United States and abroad. BCI has two main offices located in Washington, DC, and Austin, TX. The Director of Institutional Engagement can live anywhere in the United States. BCI's core hours are 10:00am to 3:00pm local time Monday through Friday. However, BCI has a flexible work schedule policy, where staff can adjust their schedules for work demands and personal needs.
Primary Responsibilities and Expectations
Reporting to the Director of Philanthropy, the Director of Institutional Engagement will be an integral member of the Development Team responsible for retaining and growing support from the current corporate, foundation, and government funders as well as developing and executing strategies to grow new institutional relationships aggressively. The Director of Institutional Engagement will be a primary contact in institutional funding relationships that support BCI’s strategic priorities and conservation work. The selected candidate will work proactively with staff across the organization to deeply understand conservation and science projects and program goals. Through the exploration and understanding of institutional funding parameters and priorities and fluency in BCI’s conservation efforts and strategies, the Director of Institutional Engagement will identify and pursue pertinent funding opportunities and shape the relationship strategies and approaches to the grant proposals - providing real-time analysis of funding opportunities, delivering compelling proposals, and leading compliance and reporting processes.
Lead efforts to research, identify, track, cultivate, and manage relationships with potential and existing institutional donors. Develop and implement strategies for their cultivation and solicitation. Keep abreast of funder interests and priorities as well as overall funding trends
Maintain a comprehensive understanding of BCI projects and goals to identify opportunities and strategies for funding, and to communicate effectively with funders and other stakeholders.
Collaborate with program staff and BCI leadership to develop funding ideas, understand funding priorities, and identify and cultivate new sources of institutional support for BCI’s programs.
Manage proposal development processes; including
Working with program staff to identify the projects that have the highest probability for funding from each specific funder
Generating compelling and competitive proposals, case statements, and letters of inquiry
Managing staff review
Effectively track and monitor all active grants and contracts from institutional funders, including
Administering institutional award documents, including applications, proposals, budgets, reports, correspondence, and pledge notices.
Working with the Operations Team to effectively administer the spend out of awards received and continually monitor the reporting process in relation to this activity.
Ensuring proper documentation is provided to donors on a timely basis, including programmatic reports and promotional materials
Collaborating with the Communications Department to ensure stewardship activities and donor recognition are planned and implemented in a timely manner
Monitoring and communicating program and project results/outcomes and fulfillment of grant commitments
Develop meaningful and compelling engagement opportunities for institutional supporters, connecting them to our mission and impact.
Maintain the grants submission and reporting calendar and workflow, monitor deadlines, and acknowledge institutional support, utilizing Raiser’s Edge NXT opportunity and action tracking.
Ascertain the risk and potential reward of grant opportunities to evaluate the likelihood of success against the investment of resources required; advise which opportunities to pursue.
Coordinate and participate in visits (virtual or in person where appropriate) with current and prospective foundation, corporate, and government funders. Conduct appropriate follow-up and determine next steps.
Keep abreast of policies and events that may impact funder priorities; monitor trends in grant-making from foundation and government entities.
Cultivate a culture of philanthropy within the organization to engage supporters, grow brand awareness and increase contributions
Assist in developing the annual operating budget to include projecting funding sources, timelines, funding amounts and funding probabilities for identified BCI programs.
Manage contract grant writer. Define deliverables, strategize on outcome delivery, and oversee progress and budget
Produce progress reports for management and board review.
Support the Chief Marketing Officer in executing deliverables based on the marketing strategic plan and in the preparation of presentations for BCI board meetings.
Assist as necessary with preparations and follow-through for the annual independent audit.
At least 5 years of grant writing experience required
At least 5 years of grants management experience is required.
Experience required in data management, monitoring fundraising metrics, and using data to guide decision-making.
Experience in budget compilation and reporting for complex organizations.
Enjoys team dynamics and demonstrates a participatory work style and superior interpersonal skills.
Discretion and ability to handle confidential information with great sensitivity.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Experience tracking grant proposals with a Customer Relationship Management system such as Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce or Tessitura
Five years of science or conservation-focused writing experience preferred
Demonstrated leadership ability, capable of holding big-picture goals while managing the details required to develop and execute effective funding and policy strategies.
Excellent project coordination and time management skills, including setting and communicating realistic deadlines, overseeing multiple project timelines, and engaging with team members to achieve funder objectives.
The ability to listen and evolve strong collaborative relationships with a wide range of leaders internally and externally is a critical skillset.
Excellent reasoning abilities and sound judgment.
Persuasive writing skills backed by case statements, proposals, and collateral material examples.
High degree of emotional intelligence, with the ability to inspire staff members, donors, and partners toward our mission.
High standards for integrity and quality of work.
Ability to find the shared interests between our donors and our work and to translate these into long-term funding relationships
Exceptional relationship-building skills
Willingness to travel and occasionally on short notice. Travel may include accompanying funders to BCI project sites, annual staff retreats, in-person team meetings, and professional development activities.
If you have 70% or more of the skills needed, we encourage you to apply. Candidates interested in this position should send their resume and attach a document with two to three paragraphs answering the following question:
Based on our job posting, how do you see yourself adding value to this role and our organization?
Please limit your response to no more than twenty sentences. A cover letter is not required.
While this may be subject to change, we anticipate the following process over a #-week period:
A 30-minute screening interview with the hiring manager
A 60-minute team interview
Final interview with Chief Marketing Officer
Calls with references
Offer made to the final candidate
The position will be open until filled. Review of resumes and qualifications will begin immediately.
Compensation and Benefits
Salary range starting at $95,000 annually, based on experience, paid twice a month, electronically or via check.
The compensation package includes generous paid vacation and sick time; 401(k) plan with employer match; Health, dental, and vision insurance plan.
BCI strives to be a positive, fulfilling, and healthy place to work by fostering a culture that encourages staff well-being both inside and outside of work.
Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI)
BCI is deeply committed to JEDI and embeds JEDI-centered practices in the conservation work and organizational culture. BCI is determined to be an employer of choice and believes that the best organizational performance will come from a safe, diverse, and inclusive work environment. Read more about our JEDI statement at www.batcon.org/about-us/justice-equity-diversity-and-inclusion/.
BAT CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL IS AN EQUAL-OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html
Job No: 499274 Work Type: Faculty Location: Newark Categories: Civil & Environmental Engineering, Full Time
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT (CE&M) FACULTY POSITION
DIRECTOR AND EDGAR P. SMALL PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering invites applications for a tenured faculty position in Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) at the Full Professor level starting in Fall 2023. UD's four-year bachelor's program in CEM was launched in Fall, 2017. The program has since graduated two classes and is in the process of seeking ABET Accreditation. The successful candidate will be a key member of the department leadership and will serve as the lead for the CEM programs at the University of Delaware.
The successful applicant will assume the role of the Director of the CEM program at a tenured Full Professor level and will hold the endowed Edgar P. Small Professorship in Construction and Engineering Management. The candidate is expected to develop the short and long-term direction for the CEM programs, lead curricular and accreditation matters (including but not limited to preparing for ABET EAC and ANSAC accreditation reviews), oversee the development of a graduate program in CEM, develop and deliver graduate and undergraduate CEM courses, and recruit graduate and undergraduate students. The candidate will already have an extramural-funded research portfolio and will continue to secure funds to support graduate students and undergraduate researchers. The preferred candidate is expected to have experience participating in collaborative activities across disciplines. The candidate will serve as a liaison with Development and Alumni Relations, industry partners and professionals seeking opportunities for financial support to the CEM program and enhanced educational and networking opportunities for students.
It is desired for the successful candidate to have a demonstrated and distinguished record in teaching, service, and research and be a recognized leader in Construction Engineering and Management. Although the position is being advertised at the Tenured Full Professor level, distinguished applicants at a senior Associate Professor level are also encouraged to apply. Applicants seeking an appointment with Tenure are expected to exceed the criteria for the respective rank at the University of Delaware.
About UD: The CEM program builds on the established strengths of UD's Civil & Environmental Engineering program and has strong industrial support locally and regionally. Numerous opportunities exist to interact with industry professionals throughout the Northeast corridor and the Mid-Atlantic region. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has 30+ faculty members, approximately 400 undergraduate students, and 120 graduate students. The Department has state-of-the-art facilities and instruments for laboratory and field experiments and computing.
The University of Delaware provides an outstanding research base for a variety of research opportunities. The College of Engineering supports five intellectual neighborhoods including one focused on the scholarship of engineering education https://engr.udel.edu/research/intellectual-neighborhoods/scholarship-of-engineering-education/). Within the Department, research programs exist in structural, environmental, coastal, transportation, civil infrastructure, railway, and construction engineering, with a strong focus on sustainability in the built and natural environments. The Delaware Environmental Institute (udel.edu.denin), the Delaware Center for Transportation (udel.edu.dct), the University of Delaware Energy Institute (udel.edu.dei), the Mangone Climate Change Science and Policy Hub, and the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy (udel.edu.ceep) are catalysts for interdisciplinary research in the areas of infrastructure, environment, and energy on campus. The state-of-the-art 194,000-square-foot Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory (udel.edu/iselab) provides a focal point for research and teaching on campus.
One of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States, the University of Delaware (www.udel.edu) today combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. The University of Delaware is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Urban Grant and Space Grant institution with its main campus in Newark, DE, located halfway between Washington, DC and New York City. As a recipient of a NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award, the University of Delaware has a service to assist dual-career couples and supports work-life balance through family-friendly policies.
An earned doctoral degree in civil engineering and related majors with an emphasis on Construction Engineering and/or Management
A demonstrated record of leadership in academia at a program, department, college, or university level
Leadership in scientific/engineering research demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion within the discipline, Department, and University
OSHA Certified Outreach Trainer
ASCE ExCEED Teaching Fellow
LEED AP / PE
Leadership in curriculum development and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses
Assessment and accreditation experience, demonstrated by having led a program through an ABET review.
Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter summarizing the candidate's interest in this tenured full professor/director position, and their relevant experiences, (2) a complete resume or curriculum vitae, (3) a statement describing the candidate's teaching and research philosophy, a list of courses that the candidate is qualified to teach, and the candidate's vision for mentoring a diverse student population in alignment with UD's diversity goals (https://engr.udel.edu/about/diversity-inclusion), (4) a statement identifying areas of service, professional involvement, and administrative responsibilities, and (5) the names and contact information of four references, at least one of whom can attest to the candidate's numerous qualifications. Application review will commence on January 15, 2023 and applicants are encouraged to submit materials before this date to receive full consideration. Applications will continue to be received until the position is filled.
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