Director of Corporate and Foundation Engagement

United States, North America
Jul 17, 2014

Position Information

Department University Development
Compensation Title
Position Number 30017500
Position Status Regular
Work Schedule

8:15 am to 4:30 pm; varies depending on need

Some travel on nights and weekends is required

Purpose of Position

The purpose of this position is to secure corporate and foundation contributions in support of the strategic priorities of the university.

The position engages corporations and foundations with NKU in strategic areas focused on student recruitment, research collaborations, and other key university initiatives that align with the goals of both institutions to build strong partnerships. These partnerships will lead to gifts that will help the university advance its priorities.

Primary Responsibilities

Collaborate with advancement, academic, and administrative leaders to identify, evaluate, cultivate, solicit and steward external association, corporate and foundation prospects in support of the university's strategic plan, Fuel the Flame. Manage a portfolio of 75-100 corporate and foundation organizations.

Build strong relationships with academic and administrative leaders, program directors and staff; develop a deep knowledge of institutional programs and priorities.

Coordinate proposal development; writing and submitting proposals; preparing letters of inquiry, reports, budgets and other materials; planning and managing visits by foundation executives and key supporters.

Meet frequently with the Vice President of University Advancement and participate in regular staff and prospect management meetings.

Record relationship interactions in the university’s information system.

Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum of a Bachelor's degree and five or more years of related experience are required.
Experience with comprehensive fundraising campaign preferred.

A strong track record of previous successful major gift solicitations ($25,000+) in higher education is preferred.

A working knowledge of Microsoft Windows application is required and knowledge of Raiser's Edge is a plus.

Excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently are also required.

All applicants must fill out an application and electronically attach their resume and cover letter.

Applicants may be required to work some nights, weekends and travel occasionally for the position.

Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

It is Northern Kentucky University's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity for all persons and to take the necessary actions needed to recruit, employ, train, promote, and retain qualified faculty and staff, including members of protected groups. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic, or veteran status, is prohibited.

Minimum Education Bachelor's Degree
Preferred Education Master's Degree
Minimum Experience 5 years
Salary Commensurate with experience
Pay Grade S77

Posting Detail Information

Job Open Date 06/13/2014
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
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