The Senior Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations will build and manage a portfolio that is the result of matches made between academic projects and the funding priorities of local, state, national and international corporations and foundations. She/he will work collaboratively and collegiality across the university to identify and understand priority projects, assess fund-ability of those projects, conduct research to identify new and leverage existing partnerships, develop compelling proposals, and advance projects through the application processes at corporations and foundations. The Senior Associate Director will have the ability to learn quickly across widely varied academic fields and interact effectively and substantively with faculty, university leadership, and corporate and foundation representatives to greatly enhance levels of funding to ECU. Outstanding written and oral communication skills with the ability to translate complex information into laymen terms, effectively tailor communications for diverse audiences, and develop persuasive and competitive proposals. The Senior Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations will have an understanding of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies and techniques necessary to drive corporate and foundation relations success in generating significant funding commitments and demonstrated knowledge of methods, practices, and procedures for obtaining research vital to shaping competitive programmatic project ideas for funding consideration and identifying potential funding sources. The Senior Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations will demonstrate the ability to initiate and build relationships with prospective corporate and foundation donors and interact professionally with institutional representatives using excellent interpersonal and networking skills with a strong commitment to teamwork. This position exhibits strong organizational skills with the self-motivation and discipline to regularly set and achieve work goals in a timely manner and to take primary responsibility for a diverse number of projects with limited supervision. An ability to maintain a high level of poise and professionalism in all circumstances is also required of the position.
A Bachelor's Degree, and minimum of 7 years' work experience in either corporate and foundation fundraising – preferably higher education – OR the communications field (corporate/news media/public relations) at a comparably complex organization.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 002158
Organizational Unit Overview:
The position of Senior Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations is assigned to the Division of University Advancement. The Division supports, encourages, and promotes East Carolina's academic mission and vision by interacting with alumni, friends, and the greater community. The Division's goal is to engage and connect these constituents with the University to garner support and secure resources that will enhance East Carolina's unique place in higher education. University Advancement staff members identify major funding prospects, develop specific cultivation and solicitation strategies in support of University priorities, and implement careful stewardship of gifts and grants. University Advancement also serves as central coordinator for all fund-raising efforts across the campus. We are seeking applicants for the position of Senior Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, which will help to enhance the University's relationships with businesses and charitable foundations. The Senior Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations reports to the Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, who reports to the Vice Chancellor of University Advancement, who reports to the Chancellor of the University.
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