The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations reports directly to the Assistant Vice President, Corporate and Foundation Relations and is responsible for the development and execution of foundation and corporate fundraising strategies to generate support for assigned school-based and University-wide priorities. This portfolio’s focus will include, but is not limited to the Center for Integrative Health, the College of Osteopathic Medicine and the School of Pharmacy.
The incumbent is responsible for taking a leadership role in working with University constituencies to develop programs, identify, research and suggest appropriate funding sources, draft and submit proposals, coordinate foundation and corporate events, conduct stewardship with donors, keep detailed records of solicitation activities, and maintain an active schedule of contacts with assigned foundation and corporate representatives.
The Director, Foundation Relations works independently and coordinates his/her activities with those of other units within the University, including the Office of Advancement and the Office of Research.
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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Meets regularly with deans, faculty, and development colleagues to elicit major funding priorities and goals and provide timely information on foundation and corporate funding opportunities.
Maintains a schedule of contacts with assigned foundation and corporate representatives, keeps detailed records of solicitation activities, and conveys foundation and corporate interests to University constituencies.
Interacts with offices throughout the University to leverage diverse foundation and corporate connections into coordinated University-wide strategies.
Monitors proposal and reporting deadlines, prepares and edits proposals and reports, and manages proposal and reports submission.
Provides briefings, as needed, to deans and senior University administrators in support of their foundation and corporate outreach activities.
Plans and executes foundation and corporate events for cultivation and stewardship purposes.
Ensures that stewardship and reporting requirements are met to sustain successful foundation and corporate partnerships and develops new relationships with institutional prospects, with an emphasis on developing high value-exchange foundation and corporate alliances.
Provides some supervision to the Foundation Relations Administrative Assistant.
Takes ownership of special projects as needed to advance the mission and effectiveness of the Foundation Relations office.
Demonstrates a working knowledge of Banner (the University's database).
Utilizes computer and applicable software (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Internet Explorer and Firefox), along with standard office equipment (including copiers, facsimiles, phones, scanners, printers, shredders, etc.), while performing essential work functions.
Supports and clearly articulate the University Mission to donors and prospects.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Assistant Vice President.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited institution.
Minimum of 5 years of related experience, preferably at the university level.
Alternately, the successful candidate may possess any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Ability to be a disciplined and focused self-starter who regularly sets and achieves work goals.
Disciplined and focused self-starter who regularly sets and achieves work goals.
Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work independently and with little supervision on projects.
Excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills required.
Excellent computer skills, including Banner, Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and electronic communications tools.
Able to work well in a team environment; handle multiple assignments; and meet ongoing, sometimes simultaneous deadlines.
Willingness to travel and work irregular hours as needed.
Ability and willingness to support and articulate the mission, identity, and strategic goals of Duquesne University.
Willingness to work independently within the boundaries of established University and development protocols and practices.
Entrepreneurial approach to problem solving and demonstrated success in exceeding goals and expectations.
Flexibility and a sense of humor.
Commitment to the University’s values of diversity, equity and inclusion, and recognition of the importance of treating each individual with dignity and respect consistent with the University’s Mission. Demonstrated experience with, and understanding of, the broad diversity of the University community (students, faculty, staff and others).
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University Community.
Ability and willingness to contribute actively to the mission of the University and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.
Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty and staff that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/).
We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting http://www.duq.edu/about/mission-and-identity/mission-statement. Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.
Duquesne University, a private, Catholic institution, prides itself on being mission-centered and mission-driven. Our employees contribute to our culture of academic excellence and our mission of serving God by serving students. In turn, they enjoy a supportive working environment that values individual talents, encourages teamwork and rewards accomplishments.
A nationally ranked top-tier university, Duquesne has established a legacy of excellence in liberal and professional education. Our 14:1 student-faculty ratio allows our students to work closely with expert faculty. Duquesne has also won accolades and recognition among the nation’s top 20 small research schools for our research initiatives and faculty productivity.
Situated on a 50-acre campus within the city, Duquesne provides a small-town feel in an urban setting. The Pittsburgh region offers a variety of cultural, education and professional opportunities, as well as a safe and affordable lifestyle.
We strive to attract, recruit and retain a dynamic, diverse workforce. Our employees benefit from an array of campus resources that provide convenience and cost savings, including a variety of dining options, a full-ser...vice Starbucks, a retail bank and credit union, a fitness center and year-round wellness programs and onsite parking. Employees also may take advantage of the many educational, cultural and sporting events sponsored by the university.