Officer-Corporate & Foundation Advancement

Sep 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Officer-Corporate & Foundation Advancement

Requisition Number: STFR003996

Division/College: University Advancement

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The role of the Officer, Corporate and Foundation Advancement will serve as a link between the university and the corporate and foundation community—establishing and retaining relationships for the University at multiple levels. The Officer achieves this by developing, implementing, and coordinating outreach, communications, and solicitation strategies for the University in its work in select areas.

The primary mission of this role is obtaining financial and other support for the university. The activities required to pursue this goal include:

  • Building bridges and relationships between the University and targeted corporate and foundation funders;
  • Working with faculty and research administration to develop and submit proposals for funding;
  • Developing strategies to advance the University's mission by leveraging funding opportunities; and
  • Stewarding existing grants while also providing faculty with funder-related guidance.

    The Officer works closely with colleges and programs, to be determined by the Associate Vice President, on corporate and foundation outreach. The projects identified for potential funding may include college-specific programs, as well as interdisciplinary initiatives.

    This position requires a balance between strategic, long-term relationship management and the ability to derive ongoing benefit to the university. The role serves as a single point of contact for strategic relationship planning and coordination. Interactions with faculty and other key partners occur almost on a daily basis. The incumbent interfaces with personnel at foundations and corporations. This is accomplished through personal visits, telephone calls, e-mail, and written correspondence.


    • Bachelor’s Degree is required; Master’s or other professional degree preferred
    • 5+ years of front line fund-raising experience or equivalent
    • Expertise in raising funds for higher education
    • Excellent writing skills
    • Ability to communicate and interface effectively with corporate and foundation representatives, as well as with University stakeholders
    • Ability to think and plan strategically
    • Self-motivation
    • A strong interest in being a member of a highly interactive and mutually supportive team
    • Customer-oriented training and focus
    • High follow-up and responsiveness

    Additional Information:

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern

    Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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