Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Aug 18, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

About Pacific

Drawing on its rich legacy as the oldest chartered university in California in 1851, University of the Pacific is a nationally top-ranked, student-focused, comprehensive educational institution widely recognized as one of the most beautiful private university campuses in the West.

Working at Pacific

We value our employees and the inclusive culture at Pacific that inspires innovation, positive intergroup relations, and continued learning. It is the talent of our employees that enables Pacific to provide a superior, student-centered learning experience producing outstanding graduates who are prepared for personal and professional success.

A sample of benefits offered to eligible Pacific employees include:
  • Full Health Benefits - Medical/Dental/Vision

  • Retirement Plans

  • Vacation and Sick Days

  • Paid Seasonal Days Off: Day after Thanksgiving; Christmas Eve through New Year's Day

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Subsidized on and off-campus gym memberships

    Position Description

    Under limited direction, the position is responsible for administering, cultivating, sustaining and stewarding corporate and foundation relationships as he/she determines appropriate in alignment with the University's mission and strategic plan. This position exercises autonomy in proposing collaboration with University Development colleagues as well as non-Development faculty and staff and he/she determining opportunity for cross-disciplinary strategy.


    1. Determines and actively promotes and evaluates corporate and foundation funding opportunities that align with University priorities and initiatives in order to ensure submission of strong applications for funding.

    2. Visits and develops relationships with foundation and corporate directors and personnel on behalf of the University at their location as well as hosts campus visits to build and enhance relationships with potential outside funding partners.

    3. Administers relationships with assigned corporate and foundation prospects across the University's three campuses and using expertise and judgement to strengthen potential funding linkage and engagement.

    4. Identifies creative and strategic ways for stewarding donors and cultivating the donor to align with future funding or giving opportunities.

    5. Provides training and guidance to empower colleagues with the ability to successfully utilize effective grant writing techniques.

    6. Ensures compliance with proposal submission requirements and deadlines, including drafting, editing, and compiling supporting documentation.

    7. Guides three campus integration of best practices, business policies and engagement planning.

    8. Guides review of Development Research Analyst leads to identify and engage potential foundation and corporate funding prospects.

    9. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Three (3) years of successful work experience in a higher education development role or sales/solicitation experience in another industry


    Compensation commensurate with experience, exempt.

    Open Until Filled: Yes

    Posting Number: 201301108P

    AA/EEO Policy

    Pacific is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected category.

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