The Director responsible for providing leadership for assigned programs/events/initiatives.
The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of foundations and corporations whose charitable objectives are consistent with those of the teaching, research, and clinical programs of Washington University School of Medicine. The Director also interprets and describes in lay language the medical and scientific research programs of the School for proposals to individual donors and for University Advancement colleagues.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Develop compelling proposals to corporate and foundation donor prospects at the $100,000-level and above, advising and partnering with executive leadership, faculty, and volunteers to craft and execute specific, strategic solicitations. Identify, cultivate, solicit, steward, and manage a portfolio of private foundations and corporations to expand the medical school's base of private support. Proactively match the interests of corporate and foundation donors with faculty research programs, maintaining an active relationship with Medical Public Affairs to stay abreast of faculty activity. Develop and implement innovative plans for enhancing stewardship of foundation and corporate donors.
Establish and maintain strong and effective relationships with the School's major internal constituencies, which include the Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs, Dean of the School of Medicine, and President of the Washington University Medical Center and members of his Executive Staff, department chairs (19) and their division chiefs, section heads, full-time faculty, and members of other key academic, research, clinical, and administrative units.
Conceive, initiate, and manage corporate and foundation gift programs for school-wide, departmental and program priorities, and work cooperatively with other staff, including individual major gift officers, in University Advancement and Medical Advancement.
Work with senior leaders, faculty, and administration on the identification and prioritization of School and departmental funding needs and opportunities, provide consulting services on development issues, and remain abreast of priorities and programs. Serve as a primary resource of information about the School of Medicine and coordinate major interactions and communications between the School's internal constituencies and the University's central development office.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Experience in a medical school or health sciences environment is desirable.
Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
At least seven years of experience in a higher education, science, foundation relations, or biomedical research setting.
Proven record of success in proposal development.
Experience in collaborative project management, setting and reaching goals, gathering and organizing information, and an ability to balance multiple priorities.
Possess creative skills that facilitate success in an environment where critical thinking and teamwork.
Superior organizational skills.
Exceptional persuasive writing and verbal communication skills, especially in the conversion of scientific and academic writing to lay language.
Ability to articulate the needs, interests, and accomplishments of the School of Medicine to a wide range of audiences.
Understand the principles of and current trends in corporate and foundation philanthropy.
Understanding of the complex environment of a distinguished private research university.
Flexible, able to adapt to changing circumstances and take advantage of unique opportunities as they occur.
Possess a genuine commitment to the advancement of science and education and the principles governing the Medical Advancement.
Exhibit personal characteristics enabling effective interaction with important constituencies.
Project a high degree of intelligence, energy and imagination and have an outstanding work ethic and personal enthusiasm for the objectives of Washington University and the School of Medicine.
$75,400.00 - $132,800.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
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