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Dir. Development Corp/Found

  • 08 Apr 2019 3:40 PM
    Message # 7272294
    Maeven Sipes (Administrator)

    Director Development Corp/Found Relations


    Classification Information



    Employee Classification

    AF - Administrative Full Time

    Position Classification Title

    Executive Director

    Position Classification Code


    FLSA Status


    Position Details

    Position Information

    Position Title

    Director Development Corp/Found Relations

    Position Control Title

    Dir Dev Corp/Found Relations

    Position Number




    FLSA Status


    Job Type





    Office of Corporate & Foundation Re

    Position Summary

    In accordance with University fundraising initiatives. The Director of Development for Corporation and Foundation Relations oversees activities pertaining to funding requests, corporation and foundation research, stewardship, and reporting for corporation and foundation donors and prospects. The position reports to the Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement, and works with the entire Advancement staff, deans, faculty, and other University administrators to create robust funding proposals and thorough reports.

    This position will have specific proposal metrics for each fiscal year, including number of visits and corporation/foundation fundraising goats.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

    A bachelor s degree in a related field.

    A minimum of 6 years’ experience working in fundraising.

    Excellent organizational, communication (written and verbal), interpersonal skills and attention to detail.

    Ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in establishing and maintaining good working relationships.

    Ability to demonstrate a commitment to service excellence by embodying Roosevelt's core values, mission. and vision in every aspect of the role working with students, faculty. staff. and visitors.

    A positive and professional demeanor is a must.

    Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, and Outlook. Familiarity with Raiser's Edge donor database software.

    Years of Experience Required


    Required Education

    Bachelor's Degree

    Certification/Licensure Required

    Minimum Qualifications

    Ability to build a broad constituency base in the Chicago metropolitan area, as well as with select prospects in the Schaumburg area.

    Ability to work appropriately with volunteers, administrators, and faculty lo identify, cultivate, and solicit prospects.

    Understanding of confidentiality issues.

    Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).

    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 lo 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.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Master's degree preferred.

    Experience in fundraising for higher education preferred.

    Equipment Operated

    Working Conditions

    Normal climate-controlled office environment is provided. Job is largely sedentary, but there is a need to move about the office and buildings frequently. Occasional bending, stooping, lifting, pushing and/or pulling is required (typically less than 10 pounds of weight or pressure). Regular use of desktop computer is required, calling for frequent hand/wrist movement and repetition. Moderate level of stress. Occasional travel within the local or regional setting may be required.

    Job Duties

    These are the job duties required of the position.

    Duty and Responsibility

    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.

    Identify emerging business leadership and industry trends with a special emphasis on developing corporate engagement.

    Identify, evaluate, cultivate and solicit five- and particularly six figure (and larger) philanthropic commitments to support the mission and goals of the University.

    Percentage Of Time


    Duty  and Responsibility

    Work closely with Advancement staff and other University representatives to create opportunities to build awareness among corporate and foundation constituencies in order to build and significantly expand positive fundraising relationships.

    Review corporation and foundation profiles that suggest potential relationships because of common interests.

    Percentage Of Time


    Duty and Responsibility

    Advise faculty, administrators, and staff about corporate and foundation areas of interest, and about special requirements in the development and presentation of proposals for corporations and foundations.

    Initiate opportunities for faculty, administrators, and deans to interact with corporate and foundation prospects and interpret corporate and foundation interests to University constituencies.

    Work directly with Advancement staff, deans, and faculty to develop new relationships with foundations and corporations and coordinate these contacts to initiate the cultivation/fundraising process.

    Percentage Of Time


    Duty  and Responsibility

    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 compelling presentations and comprehensive fundraising proposals.

    Monitor proposal deadlines, prepare and edit proposals, and manage proposal submissions.

    Percentage Of Time


    Duty and Responsibility

    Maintain a robust stewardship process for active corporation and foundation donors. Ensure that stewardship and reporting requirements are met to sustain successful partnerships by maintaining detailed records of solicitation activities and reporting deadlines

    Percentage Of Time


    Duty and Responsibility

    Other duties, as assigned.

    Percentage Of Time


    Physical Requirements


    Frequently (34%-67%)


    Frequently (34%-67%)


    Frequently (34%-67%)


    Frequently (34%-67%)

    Reaching Above or Below Waist

    Occasionally (1%-33%)

    Lifting/ Carrying

    Occasionally (1%-33%)

    Lifting/Carrying Maximum Weight (Lbs)



    Occasionally (1 % -33 %)

    Pushing /Pulling Maximum Weight    



    Bending /Crouching/Kneeling

    Occasionally (1 %-33%)

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ('}.

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

    1.     Resume

    2.     Cover Letter

    3.     List of References

    Optional Documents


    Position Documents

    No documents have been attached.


    Supervisor Position Description


    Job Title

      Interim Vice President of Institutional Advancement

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