The Office of Development at Old Dominion University is seeking candidates for the Director of Corporate Relations (full-time, 12 month) position. This position identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards private gifts from corporations in support of university priorities. This position requires close working relationships with colleagues in Development, University Relations, as well as faculty, administrators and university officers; an understanding of the program goals and objectives of Old Dominion University; and an understanding of the funding interests and requirements of the corporate communities.
Required Education: Master’s degree.
Required Qualifications: Several years of experience working as a corporate relations officer or equivalent experience in a related field. Experience in relationship building, cultivation, and securing corporate gifts. Developing and implementing fundraising strategies related to corporate/foundation giving. Successful track record in running a corporate giving program. Organization, communication, and diplomacy skills in working with Board members, volunteers, and corporate entities. Ability to draft high quality solicitation proposals and letters.
Preferred Qualifications: Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification.
Old Dominion University, located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, is a dynamic public research institution that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement.