Posted on February 6, 2013
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
University of Idaho
University of Idaho - Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations is responsible for strategically managing the University’s corporate and foundation fundraising activities to maximize support for capital, academic, and special project priorities. The director coordinates and nurtures long-term partnerships by strengthening the University’s existing corporate and foundation relationships and identifying new relationships and manages a personal portfolio of corporate and foundation prospects. The director will provide leadership and coordination to the statewide campus community in approaching corporations and foundations for major gifts and will, in partnership with campus colleagues, assist in the development of strategies for college-based corporate and foundation fundraising.
- Education: Bachelor's degree
- Experience: 7+ years in fundraising or related work experience; 5+ years supervisory experience with direct reports
- Understanding of: corporate/foundation contribution process
- Demonstrated ability in: program development and proposal writing
- Possess: exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills; strong verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to: motivate volunteers; establish and maintain effective relationships with prospective corporate and foundation donors
- Must: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
- Education: Master's degree
- Experience in a corporate and/or foundation setting
- Extensive major gift fundraising experience
- Record of securing major gifts
- Strong knowledge of development activities, preferably in higher education
- Public relations or marketing experience
- Demonstrated ability in strategic planning
- Strong verbal presentation skills
- Experience with program development and proposal writing
Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho is the state’s flagship higher-education institution and its principal graduate education and research university, bringing insight and innovation to the state, the nation and the world. The only institution in the state earning the prestigious Carnegie Foundation ranking for high research activity, University of Idaho researchers attract more than $100 million in research grants and contracts each year. UI’s student population includes first-generation college students and ethnically diverse scholars. Its high academic performers include 42 National Merit Scholars and a 2006-07 freshmen class with an average high school grade point average of 3.42. Offering more than 150 degree options in 10 colleges, UI combines the strengths of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities.
The City of Moscow is a friendly community of 22,000 located in the beautiful rolling Palouse hills of northern Idaho. Moscow offers clean air and water, low crime and traffic, a moderate cost of living, a relatively mild climate, exceptional public and private schools, and myriad recreational opportunities, as the area is surrounded by magnificent mountains, lakes, rivers, and forests. Residents have ready access to skiing, hiking, hunting, fishing, and boating; Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, and the scenic Snake, Clearwater, Salmon, Lochsa, and Selway Rivers are all within easy driving distance. Moscow is known as the “heart of the arts”, ranked in the top 10 small arts towns in America. Our town is accessible by the nearby Pullman-Moscow and Lewiston airports, and the urban amenities and airport of the Coeur d’Alene/Spokane metropolitan area are less than two hours drive.
To enrich education through diversity, the University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.