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Director of Foundation Relations

University of Idaho
Idaho, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 15, 2024

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University of Idaho

Director of Foundation Relations

Location: Moscow

Division/College: University Advancement-MID

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $101,649.60 or higher commensurate with experience

FTE: 1.0

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
The Director of Foundation Relations in University Advancement, closely partnering with the Office of Research and Economic Development, is responsible for engaging and managing the university's top and aspirational private foundations to maximize investment in the University of Idaho's strategic research and academic priorities. Additionally, the director will partner with the Office of the Provost, the UI Foundation as well as colleges and units across the university to develop strong relationships, strategies and compelling proposals that strategically align the University of Idaho's priorities with private foundation program interests. The director will initiate and conduct university leadership and faculty as appropriate. The director will research grand opportunities, work alongside leadership and key faculty to develop proposals, and provide stewardship reports to demonstrate the impact of private grants. The Director of Foundation Relations will report to the Associate Vice President for Development.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Five years experience in grant writing, fundraising, outside sales or constituent-based outreach
  • Planning and implementing projects including managing the development of projects, timelines, assessment and reporting

Preferred Qualifications:
Additional Education:
  • Master’s degree

Experience in:
  • Private grant setting including experience in corporate relation fundraising
  • Extensive major gift fundraising
  • Public relations or marketing
  • Program development and proposal writing

  • Organizational, interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge of development activities, preferably in higher education
  • Demonstrated ability in strategic planning
  • Strong verbal presentation skills
  • Understanding of the corporate contribution process
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and other, such as volunteers, prospective corporate partners and donors
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate multi-faceted conversations among administration and faculty

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Required Licensures, Certifications or other

Posting Number: SP004292P

Posting Date: 02/15/2024

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
To receive first consideration, please submit a letter of qualification and current resume no later than February 29, 2024.

In your letter of qualification, using details and examples, please address all of the required and preferred qualifications for this position and how your experience and skills align. The information provided in your letter of qualification will be used to determine eligibility for an interview and demonstrate your communications skills.

To receive the full job description, please contact Christy Day at

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

To apply, please visit:

EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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