Development – General, Donor Relations/Stewardship, Foundation
4 Year Degree
Develop highly competitive proposals for corporate and foundation prospects and leverage diverse corporate and foundation goals and preferences in conjunction with university goals.
Maintain a rigorous schedule of contacts with corporate and foundation representatives, creating moves management plans related to them, compelling presentations and comprehensive fundraising proposals.
Monitor proposal deadlines, prepare and edit proposals, and manage proposal submissions
Design, implement, and manage a comprehensive proactive development plan focused on expanding and enhancing corporate and foundation relationships by directing and coordinating activities related to obtaining corporate and foundation monetary support for University priorities and initiatives.
Identify emerging business leadership and industry trends with a special emphasis on developing high value-exchange corporate alliances and identify, evaluate, cultivate and solicit five- and particularly six figure (and larger) philanthropic commitments to support the mission and goals of the University.
Work closely with Alumni Engagement Office, Co-op Officers, development directors, and other university representatives to create opportunities to build awareness among corporate and foundation constituencies in order to build and significantly expand positive fund-raising relationships. Identify key alumni within corporations/foundation and review corporate profiles that suggest potential relationships because of common interests.
Advise faculty, administrators, and staff on corporate and foundation areas of interest, cultivation of corporate and foundations special requirements in the development and presentation of proposals.
Initiate opportunities for faculty, administrators, and University Leaders to interact with corporate and foundation prospects and interpret corporate and foundation interests to university constituencies.
Maintain high quality stewardship process for active corporate and foundation prospects and donors. Ensure that stewardship and reporting requirements are met to sustain successful partnerships by maintaining detailed records of solicitation activities.
REQUIREDKNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: •Knowledge of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies and techniques, particularly in the area of corporate and foundation fundraising techniques required.
•Demonstrated ability in grant and proposal writing at appropriate levels for varied proposal development.
•Demonstrated knowledge of methods, practices and procedures for obtaining information about the giving programs of corporations and foundations.
•Self-motivation and discipline to regularly set and achieve work goals.
•Excellent organizational, interpersonal and networking skills with large groups as well as with individuals are essential.
•Ability to maintain a high level of poise and professionalism in all circumstances.
•Ability to initiate and build relationships with prospective corporate and foundation donors, and interact via telephone and in person with institutional representatives.
•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, foundations.
Understanding and commitment to Kettering University Values: a. RESPECT: for teamwork, honesty, encouragement, diversity, partnerships with students. b. INTEGRITY: including accountability, transparency and ethics. c. CREATIVITY: fostering flexibility and innovation. d. COLLABORATION: across disciplines and with all partners. e. EXCELLENCE: in all we do.
REQUIREDEDUCATIONANDEXPERIENCE: •A bachelor’s degree and a minimum 3-5 years demonstrated successful corporate and/or foundation fundraising experience preferably in higher education (or a comparably complex organization).
•Preference will be given to candidates with corporate and/or foundation experience, particularly with a public college or university.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: SP00191
About Kettering University
About Kettering: Kettering University is a national leader in experiential STEM and business education, integrating an intense academic curriculum with applied professional experience. We inspire students to realize their potential and advance their ideas by combining theory and practice better than any institution in the world. Kettering University is dedicated to achieving the extraordinary through technological innovation, leadership, and service, built on values that foster respect, integrity, creativity, collaboration, and excellence in growth, global leadership, community outreach, and an engaged community of stakeholders.
BENEFITS include health, dental and vision coverage; retirement benefits with up to a 9% Kettering matching contribution; life and accident insurance; tuition assistance and waiver programs; vacation and holiday pay; sick and disability pay; home purchase assistance program; recreation center membership; and many other benefits.