Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Location
United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Nov 12, 2020
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Position Number 121081
Department Institutional Advancement
FLSA Status Exempt

Job Description
1.) Assess the corporate and foundation landscape to identify funders whose focus area(s) align synergistically with existing and proposed university initiatives. Working in concert with university stakeholders, ensure the impact of philanthropic investment addresses the funders' charitable intent while affording a transformative impact on the campus and Virgin Islands community.
2.) Cultivate and solicit five- and particularly six-figure philanthropic commitments from private institutional and corporate funding sources that align with the mission and goals of the University. Serve as a primary contact to the corporate and foundation community to inform and educate funders of the benefits and advantages of investing in an American land-grant institution strategically positioned in the Caribbean.
3.) Lead and oversee the development of all philanthropic intended grant proposals in accordance with the funder's guidelines, and, as appropriate, interact with institutional representatives.
4.) Engage various UVI stakeholders (academic, administrative, and service and research units) concerning corporate and foundation philanthropy to encourage and support these synergistic funding opportunities.
5.) Monitor proposal workflow, manage proposal submissions, keep accurate records of the University's relations with corporations and foundations, and maintain a rigorous schedule of contacts with corporate and foundation representatives.
6.) Initiate opportunities for faculty, administrators, and deans to interact with prospective corporate and foundation officers as appropriate.
7.) Other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree and demonstrated successful corporate/foundation and/or fundraising experience, preferably in higher education (or a comparably complex organization).
  • High-level writing experience working with CEOs, corporate partners or granting agencies.
  • Master's degree preferred.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    Required:
  • Demonstrated ability in persuasive and technical/proposal writing, and skill in explaining difficult concepts in straightforward prose for a non-specialist reader.
  • Demonstrated skill in using relevant computer software and database systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of methods, practices, and procedures for obtaining information about the giving programs and/or ability to execute extensive investigative research.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and networking skills with large groups as well as with individuals.
  • Possess an appreciation for higher education, and working in a fast-paced, complex environment.
  • A high degree of professionalism and an ability to interact with a variety of entities and individuals to significantly increase the visibility of the University.
  • Ability to initiate, build and retain relationships with corporate, foundation, and individual funders, and interact with internal constituents using traditional and virtual communication platforms.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of poise and professionalism while addressing a variety of circumstances.
  • Track record of consistently achieving and exceeding goals.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies and techniques, particularly in the area of corporate and foundation fundraising.
  • Demonstrated ability to take primary responsibility for diverse number of projects and to complete them in a timely manner with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated record of success in generating significant commitments from corporations and foundations.
  • Ability to convey appropriate messages and represent the University to the corporate and foundation community to encourage and facilitate interest in and support of the University's mission and goals.
  • Knowledge of the US Virgin Islands and Caribbean region.

    Physical Demands
  • Must be able to travel with advance notice.
  • Must maintain sense of humor and willingness to receive constructive feedback.
  • Be able serve as a institutional ambassador with the ability to complement the members of the Institutional Advancement team.
  • Must be available for occasional weekend and evening work.
  • Must be self-motivated and disciplined.
  • Must have the ability to be composed at all times.
  • Must have to ability to sit for an extended period of time.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds with or without accommodation.
  • Deliver, set up, take down, remove and store presentation equipment at community events.
  • Work environment: The noise level in the work environment will be moderate.

    Posting Number S220
    Location St. Thomas
    Position Type Full Time
    Number of Vacancies- part time 1
    Posted Salary Commensurate with Experience

    Advertised Job Duties
    1.) Assess the corporate and foundation landscape to identify funders whose focus area(s) align synergistically with existing and proposed university initiatives. Working in concert with university stakeholders, ensure the impact of philanthropic investment addresses the funders' charitable intent while affording a transformative impact on the campus and Virgin Islands community.
    2.) Cultivate and solicit five- and particularly six-figure philanthropic commitments from private institutional and corporate funding sources that align with the mission and goals of the University. Serve as a primary contact to the corporate and foundation community to inform and educate funders of the benefits and advantages of investing in an American land-grant institution strategically positioned in the Caribbean.
    3.) Lead and oversee the development of all philanthropic intended grant proposals in accordance with the funder's guidelines, and, as appropriate, interact with institutional representatives.
    4.) Engage various UVI stakeholders (academic, administrative, and service and research units) concerning corporate and foundation philanthropy to encourage and support these synergistic funding opportunities.
    5.) Monitor proposal workflow, manage proposal submissions, keep accurate records of the University's relations with corporations and foundations, and maintain a rigorous schedule of contacts with corporate and foundation representatives.
    6.) Initiate opportunities for faculty, administrators, and deans to interact with prospective corporate and foundation officers as appropriate.
    7.) Other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

    Open Date 11/09/2020

    Close Date 11/30/2020

    Special Instructions to Applicant Email is the preferred method of communicating with applicants at the University of Virgin Islands. You will be required to supply your email address during the application process.

    AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) ACCOMMODATION:
    In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, anyone who needs an ADA accommodation for the purposes of employment should contact the Human Resources Office at (340)693-1410.

    For information about relocating to the US Virgin Islands, please visit the Virgin Islands Moving Center at: http://www.vimovingcenter.com

    Internal or Externally Advertised? External

    For more information and to apply, visit: https://careers.uvi.edu/postings/4071

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