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Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations, Waukesha

Carroll University
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Aug 2, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement
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Full Time
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Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations, Waukesha

General Information
  • Job Title:Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations
  • Location:
    • 100 N East Ave
    • Waukesha, WI, 53186
    • United States
  • Employee Type:Administrative Staff
  • Job Category:Advancement, Staff
  • Minimum Experience:3 Years
  • Required Degree:4 Year Degree
  • Travel:35%
  • Manage Others:Yes

  • Create a vision and strategy for a sophisticated foundation and corporate relations program that will build strong relationships with appropriate constituent groups in order to support University goals and priorities.
  • Maintain a thorough research program to determine the giving patterns of local, regional and national foundations and corporations.
  • Develop an active list of contacts in order to interact with external sources for the procurement of gifts and grants.
  • Coordinate the proposal process to include arrangement of meetings, drafting preliminary inquiries, development of timetables, development and review of proposals and assurance of interdepartmental coordination.
  • Prepare proposals and related materials to potential funders in coordination with individuals from campus as required.
  • Create and maintain an annual operating plan, which includes a calendar and measurable goals.
  • Maintain a central file of proposals, technical and financial records and reports, and a clearinghouse for proposals and application forms.
  • Prepare regular communications to familiarize deans, faculty and others about the trends and interests of foundations and corporations.
  • Keep abreast of federal and state legislation, which would have a direct or indirect bearing on the preparation of proposals.
  • Coordinate, as necessary, with the Director of Grant Programs so as to share pertinent university program information that would be helpful for all University grants and proposals.
  • Assure appropriate follow-up and tracking by monitoring status and outcome of proposals after submission, tracking all details of the proposal process.
  • Assist in the preparation of proposals and other projects to non-foundation or corporation projects as requested.
  • Travel as needed and appropriate to support foundation and corporate relationships.
  • Assist with Development and other Institutional Advancement functions as needed and necessary.
  • Perform other duties as requested, delegated or assigned.


Education and/or Experience:
  • Bachelors degree
  • Minimum of three years of related experience in a similar position that includes a heavy emphasis on relationship building and writing assignments.
  • Outstanding written communication skills, including experience in proposal writing and organization of reports and budgets.
  • Ability to work independently while planning and organizing multiple tasks within a team setting.
  • Familiarity with prospect management systems
  • Knowledge of advancement data systems

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to clearly articulate the mission of Carroll University.
  • Experience in establishing rapport with individuals in the foundation and corporate arena.
  • Ability to generate contacts and meetings while preparing the necessary written proposals and other materials.
  • Must be a people person, with the ability to interact with internal and external audiences.
  • Excellent presentation skills are critical.
  • Diplomacy, tact and courtesy are paramount.
  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and review work in order to meet schedules is essential.
  • Requires the ability to analyze situations and implement appropriate actions and responses.
  • Strong writing skills in order to develop professional reports, strategic plans and correspondence are very important.
  • Should have the ability to take initiative and follow through with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstration of integrity, positive attitude and a sense of humor.
  • Candidates must be willing and able to support and advance the">University mission.

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