Senior Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations - University Advancement (34821) (EXTENDED ...

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Working Position Title:

Senior Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations - University Advancement (34821) (EXTENDED SEARCH)

Classification Title :

Director

Position Number:

00034821

Full/Part Time:

F

FTE:

1.00

Position Status:

R

Job code:

1330SPS03

Division:

University Advancement

College/Unit:

Gift Planning

Unit/Department:

Gift Planning

Location:

AL 135

Link to Department Website or Custom Search Page:

www.niufoundation.org

Position Summary:

The role of the Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations is to significantly grow philanthropic grant and sponsorship revenue from private foundations as well as corporations and their foundations. The position is responsible for executing a foundation relations, corporate giving and corporate sponsorship strategy designed to build and strengthen partnerships, sponsorships and other forms of support for overall advancement of the university’s mission, outreach and engagement activities. This includes, securing funding for the Office of Outreach, Engagement, and Regional Development (OERD) and the Strategic Development Team (SDT), as well as developing mutually beneficial relationships between the university and the wide range of businesses, industries and corporations in the NIU region. The Senior Director of Corporate and Foundations Relations oversees the Director of Advancement for Institutional and Regional Initiatives and reports to the Executive Director of Advancement. As a member of the NIU Foundation giving team, this individual is charged with setting the direction, implementing and ensuring the success of the corporate and foundation fundraising program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :

The Senior Director will be responsible for development and oversight of a team charged with the identification of work and opportunities that might attract external support, and also for responding to opportunities for external support (through RFPs, foundation guidelines, etc.). Generally, the Senior Director is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of gifts to the NIU Foundation from corporations and foundations. In addition, the Senior Director manages the overall growth of the corporate and foundation program from creating a robust annual donor base to creating strategies for securing major gift commitments. This position works closely with the Office of Outreach, Engagement, and Regional Development, the Strategic Development Team, NIU’s Alumni Association, and key members of the NIU Foundation including Directors of Advancement for the colleges and programs, and the Stewardship team. To be successful, the Senior Director will need to collaborate with administrators, faculty and staff across NIU. The fundraising goal for this position will begin at $2M annually and grow to $5M+ annually.

Additional Requirements (Civil Service):

1. Bachelor’s degree.
2. Seven (7) to ten (10) years of corporate and foundation fundraising experience, or equivalent experience in a grant-making organization.
3. Five (5) years of experience in development and alumni relations fields.
4. Five (5) years of experience working within a matrixed organizational structure where performance responsibilities are evaluated in different divisions.

Preferred Qualifications (Civil Service) :

1. Advanced degree.
2. CFRE.
3. Capital campaign experience in higher education is highly desirable.
4. Program development experience

Physical demands/requirements:

Physical demands/requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Extensive and consistent travel is required for this position. Use of a personal vehicle is required. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand for long periods of time; walk; use fingers and hands to feel, grasp, operate or handle objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. Must be able to lift and carry 20 lbs regularly.

Percent of Staff Year:

1.00

Standard hours:

37.50

Hiring Rate/Range:

$9,166.68/month

Earn Type:

S

Quick Link to Applicant :

https://employment.niu.edu/postings/57321

Is Background Check Required?:

Yes

EEO Statement Summary:

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:


Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Health Services 230
[email protected]
815-753-5560

Visa Policy:

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation:

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form. For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO) at [email protected].

Organization

Northern Illinois University is a comprehensive research university offering programs from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Colleges include business, education, engineering and engineering technology, law, liberal arts and sciences, health and human sciences, and visual and performing arts. On-campus enrollment is approximately 18,000 students. The university also offers more than 200 extension courses each semester to students in communities throughout northern Illinois.

The main campus is located in DeKalb, 65 miles west of Chicago's "Loop" and 40 miles southeast of Rockford. In addition to the main campus, NIU has three education centers in Hoffman Estates, Rockford, and Naperville. DeKalb/Sycamore, with a population of about 50,000, is a modern paradox, a rural/urban community. It is simultaneously recognized for its manufacturing and rich farmlands. The site of the first manufacture of barbed wire and the development of hybrid seed corn are evidence of its diversified history. The blend of industry and agriculture, coupled with the cultural and recreational facilities of the university and supplemented by easy access to Chicago and Rockford, provide an enjoyable environment in which to live.

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Telephone
815-753-1000
Location
1425 Lincoln Hwy
DeKalb
Illinois
60115
US

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