This position functions under the general guidance and direction of the associate vice president for Advancement Marketing and Strategic Partnerships. This position may supervise any internal or outside vendors/contractors, student workers, and volunteers contributing to corporate relations and partnerships efforts.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Corporate Partnership Development Corporate Sponsorship Fulfillment Maintain responsibility for oversight and compliance for assigned prospects under the university's prospect management system. Ensure sponsorship promotion and recognition (as agreed) in University programs and special events through University-wide departmental cooperation and collaboration.
Corporate Sponsorship Fundraising Qualifications: Three to five years' experience in corporate fundraising, sponsorship development and sales, cause marketing, event planning, or relevant experience. Excellent written and oral communication skills required as well as exceptional critical listening and thinking skills. Command of the English language, including AP writing style, and standard grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax, and proofreading skill. Must have the ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with a diverse group of corporate leaders, donors, volunteers, and staff members and maintain an attitude that conveys respect. Demonstrated success and experience in the administration, planning, marketing, and recruitment of corporate sponsors, corporate partnership relationships, corporate fundraising, promotional licensing, or cause-related marketing partnerships either in the for-profit or non-profit sector. Experience with budgetary management and revenue generation. Strong special event planning and execution skills; specifically those tied to fundraising i.e. silent and live auctions, raffles, etc. Demonstrated success exercising leadership and management skills, including the ability to build consensus among varying groups within an organization. Must be able to work independently, taking initiative and be able to ascertain priorities in a dynamic environment of regular interruptions, multiple projects, and deadlines. A commitment to quality, client-oriented service. Ability to develop external sources of support. Ability to define, articulate, and support a campus-wide program for the development of corporate sponsorships. Ability to successfully prioritize multiple demands for successful corporate fundraising. Must be outgoing, friendly, and personable as well as comfortable networking in a variety of situations and meeting with and relating to new people. Must be willing to occasionally work after standard work hours and on weekends.
Special Qualifications of Employment: Must be willing to work evenings and weekends, depending on the nature of the event or activity.
The University of San Diego is committed to academic excellence, Catholic intellectual and social traditions, and providing a top-notch liberal arts education for scholars of all faiths. USD is located on 180 acres overlooking the city of San Diego, Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The campus is renowned for its beauty, and features Spanish Renaissance-inspired architecture.