Associate Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations for the Robert H. Smith School of Business
The Associate Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations (ADCFR) position in the Robert H. Smith School of Business is responsible for assisting in achieving the unit goals for corporate and foundation relations. The ADCFR is responsible for managing and developing funding for many of the events at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. This will entail strengthening relationships with current and prospective corporate donors, soliciting gifts, providing benefits for corporate support, ensuring proper recognition and overseeing participation at the events. In conjunction with the Development Director for Corporate and Foundation Relations, the ADCFR will create strategies to maximize engagement by corporate entities with the college. The ADCFR will also participate in cultivating and soliciting new, multifaceted institutional partnerships at all levels and maximizing the return on investment by our partners. In addition to focusing college-wide, the ADCFR will develop subject matter expertise to support our philanthropic priorities. The position is responsible for soliciting gifts from new corporate, foundation, and institutional donors of $25,000-$500,000. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education (include licenses, certifications, etc.): Bachelor’s degree required. Experience: A minimum of three to five years of successful fundraising, membership development or sales experience required. Demonstrated ability of working with high-level corporate/foundation representatives; building donor/customer and prospect relationships and developing stewardship activities; and soliciting and closing gifts or deals of five figures or more. He or she will have demonstrated success in fundraising and/or sales, as well as proposal writing. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: The candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills. He/she must have the ability to synthesize complex material and have a great attention to detail. He/She must have the ability to manage many projects simultaneously, and a demonstrated record of completing assignments. The candidate must have a strong customer service ethic and experience overseeing successful stewardship events and activities. The candidate must exhibit strong interpersonal skills that will enable him or her to work well with diverse groups of constituents and colleagues. On behalf of corporations, he/she may be responsible for liaising across campus regarding and within different departments at the Smith School. He or she must demonstrate the aptitude to represent the University in a highly professional and effective manner. PREFERENCES: Experience in fundraising and stewardship of corporate and foundation donors preferred. Experience working with senior executives, volunteers, senior administration and faculty is preferred. Understanding of, and commitment to, the values and role of a public, research university is preferred. Experience in working with highly technical information is desired. Experience in higher education and/or industry highly desired. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Physical Demands of the Position: Traditional office environment. Some evening and weekend hours required. Frequent local travel, and occasional national travel, required (up to 50%). For best consideration, please apply by Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Applicants are required to submit two professional writing samples demonstrating the ability to present complex ideas in a written format are required. Examples of documentation used to solicit and/or secure partnerships or funding support are preferred. The salary range for this position is $80,000 to $ 100,000. Benefits offered: The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 22 Days Annual Leave; 15 Days Sick Leave; 3 Days Personal Leave; 15 Paid Holidays; Tuition Remission; Health, Dental, Vision and Prescription coverage. Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position. Documents should be uploaded in PDF format. If you need assistance uploading documents, please contact the University Human Resources eTerp Help Desk at 301-405-5679.