DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE AND FOUNDATION RELATIONS
Duties: The School of Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world's leading research universities. We teach students across all 12 Penn schools, and our academic departments span the reach from anthropology and biology to sociology and South Asian studies. http://www.sas.upenn.edu/
Reporting to the Assistant Vice Dean of Advancement, the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations will work with academic leadership and faculty to raise funds from institutional donors to support identified School needs and priority projects. The Director will be responsible for identifying institutional prospects and developing cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for institutional donors. S/he will work with the academic and administrative leadership and faculty to develop the case and budget materials for School-wide initiatives and cross-school multidisciplinary projects as appropriate. S/he will be dedicated to providing quality service both internally and externally to a broad variety of constituencies. The Director will serve as the School's representative on the University's Corporate and Foundation Relations Committee.
* In consultation with the Assistant Vice Dean, create and implement a strategic plan for the School for corporate and foundation gift solicitations. Set and achieve fund-raising objectives.
* Identify, cultivate and solicit major gifts from corporation and foundations. Plan visits with institutional prospects and donors both on and off-campus. As appropriate, provide staff support to Deans and faculty on institutional visits.
* Proactively identify potential sources of institutional support for SAS priorities, including the life sciences; undergraduate programs, graduate education, faculty research, and other major projects as identified.
* Develop and submit proposals independently, drawing on the input and expertise of faculty and development colleagues.
* Increase faculty and staff awareness of grant funding opportunities and assist them in the preparation of proposals and grant applications.
* Work closely with individual major gift officers to identify alumni, parents and friends who could be helpful with institutional fundraising.
* In consultation with the Director of Donor Relations, oversee institutional stewardship program. Ensure accurate recording and maintenance of department's corporate and foundation records; prepare reports as required.
Qualifications: BA/BS required, graduate degree preferred. 7 years to 10 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. A demonstrated track record of fundraising from institutional donors or at least five years of progressively responsible related experience is required. The successful candidate will possess superb writing and organizational skills and be able to work effectively with faculty, development staff, and foundation program officers. Candidate must be self-motivated and attentive to details and deadlines, and exhibit creativity and entrepreneurial energy. An understanding and appreciation of a research university environment and academic mission is essential. Must be able to work independently, but collaboratively, as part of a goal-oriented team. Travel required; valid driver's license is necessary.
Reference Number: 90-28471
Salary Grade: 029
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: School/Center Development
Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Job Family: B-Executive/Managerial Administration