Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Denver, Colorado
Feb 02, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Metropolitan State University of Denver in the search for an Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations.


The Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations is an essential member of the Division of University Advancement and is responsible for establishing, cultivating, and sustaining relationships with corporate and foundation prospects in an effort to secure funding and support for the University. The Executive Director will manage a portfolio of prospects and work in close partnership with university leadership, academic units, and programs to develop and implement strategies to secure funding in alignment with the University’s strategic plan. The Executive Director participates as an active member of the University Advancement team and serves on the Major Gifts Team. The Executive Director creates and evaluates corporate and foundation strategies as needed and may supervise professional, contract, and student staff.


Metropolitan State University of Denver has enjoyed success in securing funding from local, regional, and national organizations and seeks to significantly elevate the reach of its corporate and foundation efforts both regionally and nationally. As the leader of this effort, the Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations synthesizes ideas from MSU Denver’s creative, fast-paced, and robust intellectual environment to form meaningful and effective requests for funding leveraging existing public-private partnerships.


The Executive Director will play a vital role in helping secure the necessary resources to meet the goals of the planned comprehensive capital campaign. Through the University’s current strategic plan, the University will affirm its place as a diverse talent pipeline for Colorado businesses as well as with national high tech and advanced manufacturing employers. A corporate and foundation leader has the opportunity to create a program from the ground up and could not choose a better time to join this growing urban University poised to make a tremendous impact in the State of Colorado and in the nation.


MSU Denver is a comprehensive, baccalaureate- and master’s-degree granting urban university that offers arts and sciences, professional, and business courses and programs to a diverse student population. MSU Denver has transformed the lives of more than 90,000 people in Denver and Colorado through affordable degree programs, innovative public-private partnerships, and a commitment to diversity. MSU Denver provides a high-quality, accessible, enriching education that prepares students for successful careers, post-graduate education, and lifelong learning in a multicultural, global, and technological society. To fulfill its mission, MSU Denver’s diverse university community engages the community-at-large in scholarly inquiry, creative activity, and the application of knowledge. MSU Denver’s location is in the heart of the state’s largest metropolitan area, and its mission of accessibility, diversity, and academic excellence, embody entrepreneurial and courageous principles in providing a relevant education. Its educational programs are aimed at meeting the needs of the local and state economy, Colorado businesses, and the community organizations that fuel them.


A Bachelor’s degree is required for this position as is a minimum 5 years of experience in securing grants, fundraising for a non-profit or institution of higher education and/ other related business experience. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.


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