Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations for the Harte Research Institute

Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations for the Harte Research Institute

Job Title
Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations for the Harte Research Institute

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Institutional Advancement

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Corpus Christi, Texas

Job Type

Job Description
  • Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement in coordination with the leadership of the Harte Research Institute, this position is responsible for enhancing the mission of the Harte Research Institute through major gifts from foundation and corporate donors locally, regionally and nationally, and in some instances internationally.

  • Administer the preparation and submission of foundation and corporate gift proposals for the Harte Research Institute.
  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit corporate partners for support of all strategic priorities of the Harte Research Institute.
  • Direct the identification and cultivation of prospective foundation and corporate fundraising initiatives to support HRI activities.
  • Coordinate stewardship efforts to maintain positive relationships with existing HRI donors.
  • Work with HRI leadership to support the HRI Advisory Board.
  • Meet with HRI leadership on a weekly or more frequent basis, to advance development goals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Five (5) years successful experience in major gift fundraising.
  • Additional education and/or experience may be considered as a substitution for the minimum qualification requirements.
  • Intermediate skills in Blackbaud Raisers Edge software and other fundraising related technology and applications.
  • Demonstrated foundation and corporate grant writing expertise and proficiency
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to maintain positive relationships with donors and prospective donors.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including expertise in formal proposal and grant writing. Relate well to all coworkers, peers and leadership not only at the Harte Research Institute but of the University as a whole.
  • Passionate about the mission of the Harte Research Institute and the well-being and sustainability of the Gulf of Mexico.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in related field and foundation and corporate fundraising experience at a university.
  • Five to seven (5-7) years of experience and proficiency in securing major grants from foundations and corporations.
  • Raiser's Edge experience.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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