Director of Corporate & Foundation Communications

Job description

UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Posting Title:

Director of Corporate & Foundation Communications


UNT-Advancement - Gen-170000

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Salary Information:

$55,700 - $61,000

Department Summary:

The Division of Advancement is dedicated to inspiring the community to become involved with the growth and progress of the University of North Texas. Gifts to UNT are transformative. Every gift – regardless of size or form – makes a difference for our campus, students and programs.

Working in the Division of Advancement aids in the support and execution of these transformative gifts. This division is the connector between the donor and project, and accomplishes their goals of the university by establishing and continuing mutually beneficial relationships that result in donations that support and empower the future leaders of our generations. The Division of Advancement can be extremely rewarding for those who are motivated by making a lasting impact on the campus, students and programs on campus.

Position Overview:

The Division of University Advancement is seeking to hire a Director of Corporate & Foundation Communications to join the Corporate and Foundation Relations Team. Reporting to the Executive Director for Corporate and Foundation Relations, this position requires the ability to manage all phases of the grant cycle. Primary responsibilities are grant writing, proposal development, prospect research, grant reporting and stewardship.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree and four years of related professional experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• General knowledge of philanthropy and fundraising principles or ability quickly assimilate.
• In depth knowledge of principles of assigned area
• Supervisory experience.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective professional relationships with internal and external contacts.
• Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of others.
• Ability to utilize software relevant to the position.

Preferred Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications and qualities:

  • Research and writing background
  • Excellent writing skills, including technical writing, compelling storytelling and outstanding persuasive writing
  • Accuracy and fluency in spelling, grammar and content
  • Professionalism and desire to collaborate with faculty, staff and university leadership
  • Experience working with foundations and understanding relevant content
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility and ability to manage multiple projects at one time

Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm; some evenings and weekends required

Driving University Vehicle:


Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Classification Title:

Director, Development Support

Physical Requirements:

Ability to communicate


Grant writing and proposal development. University-wide coordination of proposals to corporations and foundations.


Facilitates across-campus collaboration. Faculty engagement and education – Assist in preparing the team for grant submission & execution.


Conducts Corporate and Foundation prospect research. Responding to faculty, development officer and staff inquiries.


Preparing briefing materials on corporate and foundation prospects. Planning and execution of campus visits.


Comfortable using Raiser’s Edge (Donor Database Reporting System). Detailed Proofreader of content and correspondence.


Collaborates and coordinates on the preparation of TRIP (Texas Research Incentive Program) submissions to the THECB (Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board).


Represents the CFR Team to external donors as well as internal among individual colleges and research institutes.

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Posted: 5/3/2021
Application Due: 8/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time