Director of Development for Corporate and Foundation Relations - l

Clemson, Pickens County
Mar 25, 2014

Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular



The Director of Development for Corporate and Foundation Relations, reporting to the Senior Director of Development for Corporate and Foundation Relations, is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding corporations and foundations for support of institutional priorities, academic programs, athletics, faculty research and economic development.  The incumbent will establish long-term partnerships and strengthen existing relationships with the corporate and foundation sector, with campus concentration areas set by the Senior Director. This person will work with the Corporate and Foundation Relations team in the Office of Development to manage strategic partnerships with corporations,  corporate foundations, and foundations to submit proposals, maintain proper stewardship, and ensure a coordinated and strategic approach to corporations and foundations from Clemson University.  


With very little direction or supervision, work with Corporate and Foundation Relations team members, development colleagues, faculty, Deans, unit directors, volunteers, administration and staff to identify sources of support, proactively seek opportunities to initiate contact and maintain strong communication with corporations and foundation personnel.  Generate new proposals that result in grants and major investments in Clemson University.  Work closely with corporation and foundation personnel to determine best ways of strategic engagement, including gifts, sponsored research and/or athletic partnerships that lead to increased philanthropic support for Clemson University.

Work closely with the Corporate and Foundation Relations team to encourage and facilitate faculty participation in the development process.  Discuss institutional priorities and faculty interests and research with relevant staff and faculty to identify possible grant proposals.  Cooperate with faculty and staff to meet grant funding goals by identifying project personnel; conducting planning sessions; creating schedules; monitoring progress; editing or writing proposals; coordinating reviews, changes and approvals; submitting proposals; and following up once submitted to funding organization. 

Maintain an in-depth knowledge of all University priorities and inspire the respect and confidence of the executive, academic, administrative and volunteer leadership of the University.  Participate in structured sessions with colleagues to coordinate prospect identification activity and strategy to solicit and close major gift proposals. Research funding sources and prospects in response to current and future institutional priorities and needs.  Identify promising opportunities and submit proposals.

Represent the University on state, national, and international basis to foster a positive public image of the University and to promote support of its programs and initiatives.  Responsible for visiting corporate and foundation prospects and arranging campus visits.  Attend regional and national conferences for networking and bench marking best practices for corporate and foundation relations with peer institutions. 

Work closely with Clemson University volunteers to increase corporate and foundation partners and gifts.  

Provide thoughtful, consistent, and appropriate corporate and foundation stewardship, including impact reports and other measures of accountability. 

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Monitor and enter all activity and contacts in the Raisers Edge tracking system in an accurate and timely manner.

A bachelor's degree and a minimum of six years of demonstrated successful corporate and/or foundation fundraising experience.  A masters degree, fundraising certification, and higher education fundraising experience are preferred.  Demonstrated ability in grant and foundation proposal writing is also preferred.  A combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been acquired may be substituted.

Standard Hrs: 37.5;  Salary commensurate with experience

110 DANIEL DRIVE- Clemson Main Campus

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