Director of Development for Corporate and Foundation Relations

Columbia, SC
Sep 09, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Details
Posting Summary

Posting Number STA00281PO17 Classification Title Alumni/Development Manager II Internal Title Director of Development for Corporate and Foundation Relations Campus Columbia 01 College/Division Division of Development Department Development Office Band 7 Advertised Minimum Salary $53,606 Advertised Salary Range $53,606 - $72,275 Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 37.5 Work Schedule

37.50 hours per week. Required to travel by the geographic location of donors/prospects; work evenings and weekends.

Type of Staff Position Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 12 months Job Search Category Alumni Development

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

Under limited supervision, reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Corporate and Foundation Relations, the Director of Development will be responsible for the coordination and management of a comprehensive and ongoing development program for the University of South Carolina with emphasis on corporate and foundation gifts of $100,000 and above. Responsibilities include active engagement internally by working with university colleagues in cultivating Corporate and Foundation Relations prospective donors. Partners with colleagues to identify, cultivate and complete proposals / solicitations from corporations and foundations. Proactively provides follow-up and stewardship on completed gifts. This position also serves as a member on the USC Development Team.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Bachelor's degree and 5 years related experience in an area such as alumni development, fundraising, prospect research, or business development.

Required to travel to the geographic location of donors/prospects; work evenings and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications

Corporate and foundations/major gifts solicitation experience is preferred. Graduate degree preferred.


Appropriate knowledge of principles and methods of planning and conducting a comprehensive corporate and foundation relations program. Track record of visiting and qualifying donors/prospects. Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with faculty, alumni, donors, volunteers, businesses and the general public and cultivate gifts. Demonstrated ability in writing, oral and interpersonal communication and presentation skills. Ability to travel by the geographic location of donors/prospects, work evenings and weekends. Effective computer experience including database operation and work processing. Flexible and adaptable to the changing CFR landscape. Creative in working with both on-campus partners and with funders.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies Desired Start Date 10/16/2017 If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date Job Open Date 09/08/2017 Job Close Date 09/25/2017 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicant Quicklink for Posting EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Non-Essential Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree and 5 years related experience in an area such as alumni development, fundraising, prospect research, or business development?
    • no response
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * If so, please tell us how you qualify?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you willing to travel by the geographic location of donors/prospects; work evenings and weekends?
    • no response
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you willing to accept this position with a salary range from $53,606 to $72,275?
    • no response
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Writing Sample(s)/Sample Publications
  4. List of References and Contact Information
Optional Documents


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